Fred Green has lived in the Shuswap for twenty-five years. He is a business owner of Fabricland which he co-manages with his wife and he is also one of the friendly Salmon Arm bus drivers.
Fred loves to go up to the Larch Hills in the winter when the valley is fogged in order to enjoy the sunshine and clear skies. Fred’s children took part in the Jackrabbit program, which he describes as great family fun, and now when his daughters return home at Christmas they all head up to the Larch Hills for a ski. Fred says of the Larch Hills, â€œWe have a special ski area and a great community of people I am more than happy to support.â€
Live performance is old hat for Fred as he is involved in the Northern Lights Chamber Choir and has acted in numerous dramas and musicals at Shuswap Theatre. Recently, he performed in the Canada 150 Coast to Coast to Coast with Jake Jacobson and Friends. Committing to be a contestant in the Dancing with the Shuswap Stars chalet expansion fund raiser just seemed to be par for the course. He hopes that he has picked up some dance steps along the way so that he is not starting from scratch. His approach to the Dancing with the Shuswap Stars challenge is, â€œYou face your fear, learn about yourself and have fun doing it.â€ Fred knows the rudiments of the Country Two Step but has his eye on learning something more exotic like the Tango. Well Fred, we hope that you will enjoy learning the Cha Cha with our expert Latin dance instructor, Ingalise.
Fred has enjoyed travel to Germany to visit his daughter and his favourite place to vacation is Victoria, B.C. When Fred has some spare time, he likes to read biographies or books about history. Fred has always â€œpitched inâ€ and he is very pleased to be able to pitch in and help the Larch Hills Nordic Society in this fund raising effort.