Gordon Head Recreation Centre member George Spence celebrated international Move For Health Day and his 100th birthday at the centre on April 30. A native of Ireland who emigrated to Canada in the 1950s

Gordon Head Recreation Centre member George Spence celebrated international Move For Health Day and his 100th birthday at the centre on April 30. A native of Ireland who emigrated to Canada in the 1950s

Going strong after a century

Saanich centenarian George Spence belongs to a group of seniors who regularly work out at Gordon Head Recreation Centre.

Saanich centenarian George Spence belongs to a group of seniors who regularly work out at Gordon Head Recreation Centre.

On April 30, Spence’s 100th birthday, the centre celebrated its “Super Seniors,” gym pass holders who are over 90-years-old. Chris Filler, programmer for the recreation centre, commended Spence, on his lifelong ability to keep healthy and active.

“He’s an inspiration to all of us,” Filler said. “This is something really special … It might inspire some younger individuals to keep hitting the gym.”

Anyone 90 years or older in Saanich is eligible for a complimentary year’s pass at any of the recreation centres.

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