Randy and Kim Longmuir are resigning as recreation co-ordinators for the Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association. (PQB file photo)

Randy and Kim Longmuir are resigning as recreation co-ordinators for the Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association. (PQB file photo)

Longmuirs retiring from Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association

Couple ready to embark on new adventures

Kim and Randy Longmuir are retiring from their co-ordinator positions with the Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association at the end of the year.

The couple have been the driving force behind the success of the ACRA programs and events in Electoral Area F (Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Meadowood). Kim, who is turning 65 years old in October, has been with the ACRA for nearly 10 years while Randy, 66, came on board five years ago.

Kim said they both want to try some new adventures while they still can.

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“Although (we are) both super healthy right now, we do know that life changes in a heartbeat, so time for us to keep going strong while we can,” Kim said in her message to the ACRA, a non-profit organization. “Randy would like to get better at playing the piano and I would like to be able to volunteer at Hospice and perhaps the Tutoring Centre.” The pair are also engaged in coaching in athletics and have helped a number of runners in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area and beyond.

They plan to continue coaching and also consider teaching coaches down the road.

“We will never be idle,” said Kim. “I have enjoyed nine wonderful years working in Arrowsmith and having Randy come on board five years ago was a gift for us to be able to enjoy the job together.”

Kristine Stephenson, who has worked as a part-time ACRA recreation co-ordinator, will be increasing her hours to take over the Longmuirs’ responsibility. The ACRA plans to hire a second part-time co-ordinator.

Michael.Briones@pqbnews.com

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