Cam Aitken, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK
Chatham-Kent sends athletes across Ontario, Canada, and the globe each year to compete athletically.
Sponsored by baCK to Chatham-Kent, we’ll be featuring local athletes who have left Chatham-Kent, and are now baCK, living, working, and staying connected to our own vibrant sports community in CK.
This week, we feature Blenheim’s Cam Aitken. Coming from a long line of local hockey players. He moved away from home to study at Niagara College, and played Junior B hockey for the Welland Canadians while there.
He’s now baCK living and working in Chatham-Kent.
Here are Cam’s responses to our baCK to Chatham-Kent athletes interview:
1. Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Blenheim.
2. What is your favourite Chatham-Kent pastime?
I’m always fishing when I get the chance.
3. What did you do after high school?
I attended Niagara College for electrical technician while playing Junior B for the Welland Canadians.
4. What are you doing now?
Working for the municipality here in Chatham-Kent.
5. When you think about Chatham-Kent, what do you think of?
My favourite memory of Chatham is my grandfather George Aitken. What he did for our hockey community and the stories and respect that people say and talk about, he was a fantastic man who taught me everything I know to this day about the game. He was like my Bobby Orr for hockey!
6. What has made you happiest, or been the best surprise about moving baCK to Chatham-Kent?
The best thing about moving back is the family and friends and always happy to go back to the arena I grew up in. Those memories never fade!
7. What would you tell someone who is considering living in Chatham-Kent?
If someone was to move here I would tell them it’s a great small community that has nothing but opportunities.
8. Why did you choose to move baCK to Chatham-Kent?
I moved back here because this has always been my home. The community and support and being able to help and give back to it for what it has done for me is the least I can do.
9. Describe your current sports involvement?
My current sports situation is still playing 3 times a week. Began coaching and hope to continue. Love hockey and will always be involved in the game as I grow.