Gordon Mouland: Walking into 97

Gordon Mouland

Since the Saint John Regional Y opened in 2015 Gordon Mouland has been walking the track to stay healthy and active. “I feel pretty good for 97,” says Gordon.

Before retirement Gordon worked at Port Saint John for 24 years as the General Manager. Giving back to the Saint John community has always been something Gordon has valued.

“The Y is a great place to be. I think it’s extremely important to keep active and get daily exercise, the Y is also a place I like to give back to,” says Gordon.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the closure of the Regional Y and walking track Gordon has taken to walking the perimeter of the parking lot to keep up with his physical activity.

Now that our facility is open Gordon is still walking the parking lot in record time. “I do seven laps with each lap taking about six minutes.”

He feels this is a safe space to walk, with no traffic to worry about and he still gets to drive into the Y like normal. As he walks his laps, he’s able to smile and wave to members and children in the daycare rooms. These interactions are why Gordon loves being a member of the Y.

Gordon gave some advice to people who haven’t heard of the YMCA of Greater Saint John before stating, “don’t hesitate on joining! It’s a great place to stay healthy and a great charity to donate to if you are able.” Gordon is a firm believer in giving back to his community and is a proud annual donor to the Y.

Gordon is 97 years old but doesn’t ever miss a beat when it comes to walking his laps at the Saint John Regional Y.