Mario Glumpak


Where were you born (city)? Pirmasens, Germany

Best Memory About Child Hood? The freedom of summertime: riding my bike with friends to play tennis, endless street hockey until dark – always feeling safe, carefree and that amazing sense of youthful adventure.

Best friend in grade school? Honestly, seems like I had many best friends, we moved many times during my grade school years.

Favourite band in the 1970’s, 1980’s,  90’s, 2000’s? So many great bands, this is a tough one: Led Zepplin, New Order, AC/DC, U2 and yes even crushed a little over Madonna

Favourite/Greatest movie of all time? Has to be the first movie I ever saw in a theatre – Star Wars the original one.

Best vacation ever? Going back to Europe/Croatia for the Worlds skating competition with the family, my daughter representing Canada. It was surreal.

Favourite pastime/hobby? Started out to be motorcycles, then golf, then real estate investing, but now escaping to the cottage is my favorite pastime.

Favourite Restaurant? – The Keg for family birthdays (yes, even since I became a vegetarian!!)

Favourite Food and Why? Japanese/Thai food due to the variety of flavours and vegetarian options

Scariest thing that ever happened to you? Guess I have been quite fortunate (knock on wood) but nothing super scary. But one incident does stand out, it was being in a Shoppers Drugmart while the pharmacy was being robbed at gunpoint.

Are you superstitious? Yes, you might have guessed based on the “knock on wood” comment above. The rules of 3, lucky seven, doing things in a certain order – you know – all that stuff.

Favourite song? Tie between Forever Young and Stairway to Heaven.

Next place you want to visit and why? Costa Rica to see what all the buzz is about regarding retirement properties and vacation rentals.

The principles you live by? Gandi said it best – “Be the Change you want to see in the World”

What you want to be remembered for? Being the best person I can be for my family, friends and those I get the privilege to impact their lives for the positive. Leaving the world a better place

Favourite Pet? Goldfish and geckos due to dander allergies.