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When we spoke with Robert Chapdelaine, he had just come back from his daughter’s home where he had repaired her sofa. Oh, did we forgot to mention that Mr. Chapdelaine is 93?
“I have no problem bending down, it’s getting back up that’s hard,” he laughs.
Robert Chapdelaine has always had a passion for woodworking. Throughout his life, he has cobbled together tables and chairs, chests, violins, clocks, even a cottage. But ever since moving into a condo in Montréal, he hasn’t had a workshop. So, he is constantly on the lookout for things to repair.
“When I lived in the Gatineau area, the City provided us with a workshop with all the necessary tools,” explains the nonagenarian. I was happy because it allowed me to satisfy my passion and, at the same time, meet very important social needs. I’d love to find something similar in Montréal.”
In addition to woodworking, Mr. Chapdelaine trains at the gym on Mondays and Wednesdays. Tuesdays, he takes Spanish classes! On Friday mornings, he volunteers at CANA, an immigrant aid service in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough. Clearly, keeping busy is good for you!