A grandpa cycles 700 km to see his grandson — now that’s dedication!
By David F. Rooney
As a community newspaper, The Current prints all kinds of little stories and photos. A few are dramatic, but most aren’t. But that doesn’t mean they meaningless. Far from it!
If anything, these little vignettes of life in our little mountain city speak volumes about who we are and what’s important to as individuals, families and as a community.
In keeping with that, Giles Shearing sent me the following e-mail and photos:
“Sure, lots of parents will travel to Revelstoke this summer to visit their grown children who have come to Revelstoke to play,” he wrote. “Most will drive, but not my father. On Monday we welcomed Dad / Grandpa / Norm Shearing to Revelstoke after he took 4.5 days to cycle here from Vancouver… on his bicycle… to visit his mountain family.
“Attached are some photos of his arrival. The total trip was over 700 km… the long way through Manning Park, Summerland, Kelowna and Vernon. And with no big panniers, just one change of cloths and a credit card for motel stays.”