Fort McMurray resident Shawn Chaulk, known as the Wayne Gretzky of Wayne Gretzky collectors, had an enormous collection of hockey memorabilia which included jerseys, gloves, helmets, 100 Gretsky sticks, and so on, worth thousands.
When he was faced with the need to evacuate as the fire was approaching his home, he decided to pack up as much of his collection as possible.
He has now realized that there are more important things in life. He explained, “I’m not sure if I’m in the same frame of mind. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe I’m just emotional. I don’t know if I need to even focus on that anymore. […] Every hour that I put into collecting I take away from my family.”
What would you take if your home was on fire? Would you bring a part of your hobby?