I Am Ray
Ray likes to put his good arm to good use.
He puts it up to do what he can at the Raymond Terrace Men’s Shed, where he volunteers, works to re-learn old woodworking skills and hangs out. He also volunteers for the HMRI’s ground-breaking Stroke and Brain Injury Research programmes. He is up for pretty much anything that keeps him active and engaged.
Ray’s a ‘use it or lose it’ guy. He enjoys walking, riding his recumbent bike, reading, researching stuff on the net, and visiting art galleries. He’s a bit of a movie buff, too, with tastes that run to most genres
He’s proud of his teenage son’s basketball and guitar playing skills. But, like countless other parents, Ray still hasn’t figured out how to get him to spend a little less time on video games.
An expat Canadian, Ray’s first sporting love is ice hockey, his favourite team the Vancouver Canucks. He supports our Newcastle North Stars too, and likes to time his stays at I Am Here so that he can catch a home game at Hunter Ice Skating Stadium.
Thanks to his Darwin-born wife and her family, he’s also an AFL fan, diplomatically supporting both Collingwood and Carlton to keep most extended relatives happy.
Ray’s life goals are to keep improving in everything he does, to travel more, and to be more physically involved in family activities. He wants to eventually return to his other loves, kayaking and jogging.