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Who's Who in Benicia: Rene Canham

Benicia volunteer is setting sail for retirement.

How long have you lived in Benicia? For 11 years

Where did you grow up? In Los Altos

How did you end up in Benicia? I was on a sailing trip and stopped at the marina in Benicia because a friend had told me Benicia was a nice place. It was the night before Peddlers Faire and folks were dancing in the street. I fell in love with the place.

What do you do for a living? I just retired. I guess I will be a real estate investor in the future.

What do you do for fun? Sailing, traveling, painting, hiking, cooking, listening to blues.

Do you participate in any community activities or groups? Not lately, I had been working too much. Right now it's and Single Sailors Association.

What groups have you participate with in the past? I am former president of , former treasurer of Single Sailors, former treasurer of TILT (Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools), and Mardi Gras Benicia — I miss that.

Do you have favorite places in Benicia? The state park, the marina, , , the and my garden.

What do you love about your town? The friendly people, the views and the combination of art and sailing.

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