Robert Wenner: Playing Sports in Kitsilano

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Summer scene at Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver B.C.
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Interviewee: 
Wenner, Robert
Location: 
Vancouver, BC
Interviewer: 
Plottel, Charna
Date: 
Monday, April 2, 2001
ID: 
Digital audio recording #: 20.01-31
 
 
 
 
 
 
CP:         Now what activities did you participate in as a child?
 
RW:       Well, I liked swimming, I liked riding my bike. When it came to sports at Kitsilano High I was in the semi-finals in the running broad jump, in four different items, so very active physically.
 
CP:         Yes, I can see that.
 
RW:       Certainly when it came to university because we lived on Cornwall Street near the pool and didn’t have a, I didn’t have a car, in order to get to university I had to hike from the beach right up to Broadway everyday and back again.
 
CP:         That’s a hike up that hill [laughs].
 
RW:       A lot of physical activity there, I can tell you.
 
CP:         Absolutely.
 
RW:       And later on I joined a carpool and it was better.
 
CP:         Well, you’ve answered several of the questions I was going to ask you.
 
RW:       As far as Jewish items are concerned I was active in Young Judaea at the time. I think I was president at the time. And participated in a lot of activities. Oh, I used to like tennis particularly. I played a lot of tennis in Kitsilano beach…
 
CP:         Yes, of course.
 
RW:       And at English Bay too.

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