Sackville octogenarian crosses another adventure off bucket list

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Eighty-year-old Nita Conrad, accompanied by her 13-year-old granddaughter Macy, enjoys a tour of the Canadian Rockies on a dog sled.

SACKVILLE, N.B. – She may be 80 but she’s not ready to let that slow her down.

Nita Conrad continues to take on new adventures even in her ‘golden years,’ including her most recent escapade – a snowy trek through the Canadian Rockies on a dog sled.

“It was an experience of a lifetime,” said Conrad of the two-hour tour provided by Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours.

The Sackville woman said going on a sled dog ride is something she’s wanted to cross off her bucket list for a while  – she visits her son every couple of years in Alberta and had heard about the tours during her stays.

“He kept saying, ‘mom you should it,’ and at first I wasn’t sure, I thought maybe I’m too old for that. But it was really something I wanted to do . . . so then I thought, by God, I’m going to do it.”

She didn’t regret that decision.

“It was unbelievable . . . and the mountains, they were just beautiful. It was just out of this world.”

And even better, she got to share her latest adventure with her 13-year-old granddaughter Macy from Cole Harbour, N.S, who had travelled with her for her visit to Alberta.



Organizations: Canadian Rockies

Geographic location: Alberta

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