Punctuating his talk with photos, Scott Vance outlined his life in Dundas since 1968. His first photo was of his parents’ wedding day. Scott’s father was in law enforcement and grew up in North Hamilton. His mother was born in Scotland. 
As a young boy, Scott played hockey but around 13 years old his father dared him to try figure skating after a remark Scott made about how easy his sister’s figure skating looked. Scott found out not only that it was athletically challenging but that he loved it and was very good at it. From 13 to 25 years old, Scott devoted his energies and talent to it, managing a gruelling schedule of school and on and off ice training. Ultimately, Scott participated at the highest levels, eventually coming in 5th in the Canadian championships in pairs skating.  He competed at the time of the emerging pairs powerhouse of Lloyd Eisler and Isabelle Brasseur.
Then Scott worked for Litzen’s Sports for 10 years in their Mississauga office. That led to other opportunities to where he is now in optical sales. His current territory is huge but the potential market is large too, with an ever increasing aging population needing glasses.
Figure skating is still in Scott’s life with his daughters skating and his leadership in the Dundas Figure Skating Club.
Bill Armstrong, Scott’s sponsor to the club, thanked Scott for his presentation and his contributions to Rotary, reminding us that even Scott’s connection to Rotary comes through figure skating with the DFSC  involvement at the Rotary rink in the Driving Park.