Name: Dale Hardy
Years living in Grenfell: 37
What is the last random act of kindness you did?
I dropped a load of cans off at someone's house, who I knew could use the deposit money. I often do that.
Which do you prefer, beach holiday or exploring holiday?
That's a good one. Beach holiday. Yep, I love the beach. I went to Jeremy Dobra's wedding in the Domincan, and I've been to Florida. Stayed on the beach there. San Diego. Those were football trips.
If you could trade places for the day with one person, who would it be?
Very simple. Reid Piller. He's got the most exciting life in the world (I ask what he does.... Dale replies "Not much") So that's my answer and I'm sticking to it.
If you had one year to live, how would you live it?
I have to find the right words. It depends how your finances are I guess. But I'd find a way to give it all away, to be honest. I would serve the public. I would live it as a volunteer. I'd live it as positively as possible, and would be very active in the community.
Do you consider yourself a person of faith?
Yes....boy, I've never had to elaborate on this before. I don't want to sound like I'm preaching, that's the thing. The easiest answer is, well, my parents took me to church growing up and it seemed like the right thing to do. But I believe more now. I am more faith filled now than I was as a kid, cause I didn't pay attention in church then, and I didn't pay attention in school. That's just the kind of person I am. I couldn't sit still. Ya, I'm a spiritual person for sure. I think with age, you think about that stuff more.
What is your favorite time of year?
Without a doubt, springtime. Seeding, without a doubt. It's the beginning of the best part of the year. You're the furthest away from the middle of January. Basically spring, for weather reasons. Pyschologically, it's the best time of the year, I think. Everything is fresh. Everything is at it's beginning.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Definitely here. Exactly the same as I am right now to be honest. Farming and living in Grenfell. I should throw a wrench and say married with children (laughter). I know that's a boring answer, but it's true. I will never leave. I'll be farming in some capacity and I'll be doing everything like I am today.
If you could re-live a time in your life, when would that be?
We all wish we were back in high school with no responsibilities I think. Everybody thinks that once in a while. I never liked myself as a teenager, but I still loved the surroundings. The town was so great. I had a great group of friends. I still have the best group of friends now. I think about the past a lot of the time.... but ya, teenage years. Not neccesarily for all the good reasons, but there would be things I'd like to change about it. If I was reliving it, I would do a lot of things differently. But, having said that, I still liked the teenage years. The 90s.
What is on your bucket list?
Chicken. Ya, I think I should go with that! What's on my bucket list? I've got a lot on there. It all involves winning the lottery and building all new facilities in Grenfell. That's my dream in life. Boy....I'm such a non-outgoing guy sometimes. I'm kind of boring, so to have a bucket list of something exciting is unlikely, but there's got to be something.... Well, the Spits have won the championship now, so that's crossed off. How about I go with the Grenfell Spitfires winning the provincial championship.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
Honestly, I'd want to go to Hawaii. If I could go on a trip tomorrow, Hawaii is the place that I would pick. I've never been there. I know there are lots of great destinations, and like everyone, I'd love to go tour Europe and all that stuff, someday. But the simple answer is Hawaii. That's what I'd say.