Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Old man saves bridge and sturgeons

Most 86 year olds are happy with their feet up and their brains in wind-down mode. But this 86 year old fellow, Orville Middleton, goes around with a picture of a bridge in his wallet. Orville bought the Borden Bridge in Saskatchewan in Canada to save it from demolition. He plans to turn his bridge into a dance hall! Now he is campaigning to build a fish hatchery to save the sturgeons of the Saskatchewan River and and repopulate the river with them.

Orville Middleton is a longtime entrepreneur. He has put his skills and talents to opening a roller-skating rink, moving trees, hauling gravel, running the area's first coin-op carwash, building trailer lots, recycling used engine oil, and growing wild rice.

We salute Orville for his big vision and boldness and for the imagination to go from saving fish to protecting and giving new life to old bridges. And most of all that at 86 he is still going strong and bursting with passion and ideas!

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