One of the best parts of working in recreation is meeting the amazing people that make up our unique community. Since the Eagle Pool & Ice Rink opened 16 years ago there have been many regulars, but Geoffrey Dalbow stands out because of his genuine personality and dedication to living his version of healthy & happy.
Geoff is the spitting image of the saying ‘we are creatures of habit’. For as long as we can remember, he has been actively using our facilities, playing ice hockey in the winters and swimming year-round. He swims two miles at least five days a week followed up by a 27 mile bike ride up Sylvan Lake in the summers. All of us watch in awe as he powers through his routine in all types of weather; we envy his ‘spunk’ at the young age of 58.
While raising his three children in Eagle, Geoff and his wife, Cathy have helped shape our youth by volunteering to coach their children’s youth sports teams with Mountain Rec. Coaching hockey and soccer kept Geoff and his wife active while instilling values like teamwork, dedication and hard work in the kids they coached.
Geoff is a perfect example of the community that’s created when we stay active and healthy together. While you might be able to reach your goals alone, it’s always more fun to reach them with your friends.
There have been opportunities for them to move away, but they have yet to find a place with the recreational facilities and staff that Mountain Rec has, so they are staying put to continue living an active lifestyle with the Mountain Rec Community.
“I know I would miss all the staff at Mountain Rec if we ever decided to leave, they are just so welcoming and supportive,” said Geoff.
Our staff feel the same way about Geoff. When he walks through the doors, we immediately smile and welcome his positive attitude and our shared passion for recreation.
Now it’s your turn, what can you do to start living your version of healthy and happy?
Sheryl Staten is the Eagle Facility Supervisor for Mountain Rec. In her free time, you’ll find her hanging with her family, taking photos or riding around on her new motorcycle.