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Kelowna woman, 93, goes parasailing over Okanagan Lake

93 years old and parasailing

A Kelowna woman is flying high at the age of 93, and she's taking her friends with her.

Lee Prunkl took things to the extreme recently when she and other residents of the Dorchester Retirement Home went parasailing in Kelowna.

Her daughter Arlene tells Castanet her mom was the oldest to take to the sky.

"My mom had never been parasailing before and once her white-knuckling was over, she thoroughly enjoyed herself. She would do it again in a heartbeat," she explained.

"Thank you [Dorchester Retirement Home] for making this outing happen and giving my mom a thrill of a lifetime!"

Alan Doan, who captained the boat for Okanagan Parasailing, says everyone had a blast on the water.

"They were doing it because they were checking something off their bucket list, and I was lucky enough to be a part of it. They were super excited to be parasailing in October, and it put a smile on their faces," said Doan.

"I honestly think she would do it again. Obviously, everyone made sure she was alright getting on and off the boat, but she was doing everything on her own. The whole group had a blast."

Prunkl moved to Kelowna with her family from Yugoslavia in 1938, and fondly remembers her childhood throughout the 1940's, says her daughter.

Prunkl raised a family in Vancouver before moving back to Kelowna in 2013.

Her day overtop Okanagan Lake is an example of how you're never too old to try something new.



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