Shawnessy Member of the Month

Shawnessy YMCA Member of the Month – Gerry Rafferty

Member of the Month - August

Gerry has been a Member of the YMCA since 2003.  He is also a valued volunteer at Member Services.  Gerry is very active and while he spends the summer months in the great outdoors, the winter months see Gerry in the Y approx 3 times per week.  You can often find Gerry biking and running along the pathways in Fish Creek Provincial Park.

While cycling in summer 2008, Gerry was hit by a car.  He sustained serious injuries and recuperated over several months.  This accident only seemed to fuel the energy within Gerry and in 2011 he was a finisher at Ironman Canada.  What is Ironman Canada?  Well, it is triathlon race where you swim 3.8KM, Bike 180KM, and run 42.2KM – in one day.  

Way to go Iron Gerry!