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Valley people: Tony Balding

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Tony Balding
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Name: Tony Balding

Occupation: working retired (sawfiler)

Age: 72

Hometown: Winchester UK

If you get a chance go see: Doc Martin

Right now I am reading: Wilbur Smith, Monsoon

I’m listening to: the sounds of silence

At least once everyone should: visit the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre

Most people don’t know I: am learning to play the shaikahachi flute

Proudest or happiest moment: launching my boat

Biggest fear: snakes

If I was appointed king of the valley I would: protect Cobble Hill’s water supply

Before I die: I want to win a lottery and give some of it away

Words I live by: breathe in and breathe out

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