About Bill Kehn

About Bill Kehn


Thank you for taking the time to check out my about page! And yes, you guessed it ... my secret super power is my beautiful wife, business partner, and best friend of over 30 years, Tilda.

I'll tell you, she keeps me in check, and as you'll see in the pictures and story below (the Ironman) ... she may have even saved my life!

Born in Windsor, we love our waterfront lifestyle here in the Essex County. It truly is a great place to live with so many opportunities and things to do year-round.

The climate is fantastic - in fact - most people don’t know that we are actually the most southern point in all of Canada, and loving the outdoors and all things sports, we make the most of it whenever we can!

Below, you'll find a little bit more about us, what we love and are passionate about, and why we do what we do! We hope you enjoy!

Bill & Tilda

Things We Love & Are Passionate About...

In memory of our parents, whom we have lost to cancer, Tilda and I have found solace and purpose in participating and donating to the Terry Fox Foundation run in Tecumseh, Ontario. Together, we join forces with Team Alliwonga, dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. It's a cause close to our hearts, motivating us to contribute and honor the memory of our loved ones while supporting those still fighting the battle against this devastating disease.

My Journey to The Ironman

For many years I had a job and lifestyle that was leading to me to getting a little 'thick' around the middle. This is about the time that I met Tilda. Anyone who knows Tilda, knows how important life fitness is to her! She inspired me to start 'doing something'!

You know what they say ... most people spend the first half of their lives sacrificing their health to get money, and then, during the second half of their life, they spend all their money to get their health back. I was getting too close to that halfway marker, and so I started running. It felt awesome and I was ready for the next challenge. Tilda had just recently competed in a triathlon, and so long story short ... I decided to embark on that journey. If you've ever done a triathlon, the word 'journey' probably resonates. We started small with shorter races, all the way up to 1/2 ironman. We were doing races all over the country for about ten years, in fact, we figure we did about a hundred of them!

A few years later, I decided to do Ironman Canada. At the time the only way to register was to be there on race day and sign up for next year's race the following morning ... and from what we had heard, there would be a long line up to do so - and they sold out fast! So, I went over at about 8 PM the night before - the line was already 1000 deep - I went back to my hotel, got a pillow, a blanket, and my credit card, and slept under a tree all night ... and successfully registered in the morning.

I wish it was a 'Done Deal' at that point but ... the journey had really just begun.

I had a year to get ready and I was really excited! I started running and working out with weights to get in shape to start training. I started the actual race prep six months before the race. The plan was to do 3 shorter races to build up to the big one. I was struggling with some if the longer training rides and found them hard to complete because my energy seemed low.

While I was competing in a half ironman before my big race I had the first asthma attack of my life ... in the middle of the swim. It made for a very long day. Once we got the medical okay to continue it was back to work.

My goal was to finish, and my second goal was to do it under 13 hours. And ... as you can see in the picture below ... Mission accomplished! Plus, I finished right in the middle if my age group. It was one of the most challenging things I've ever done in my life but also one of the most rewarding. I do believe I had tears of joy running down my cheeks as I crossed the finish line ... and the burger, beer, and fries that evening were the best I've ever had!

PS: I've since done the Ironman 2 more times ... and I really believe that it has not only made me stronger - physically and mentally - it has taught me that ... with discipline, the right attitude, and an unwavering resolve to never give up ... you can accomplish (almost) anything!

My 'Reset' Button

Fishing grabbed me when I was a kid, thanks to my dad's passion for the outdoors. He was always game to go snowmobiling, boating - or fishing - and I guess I caught the bug from him. There's something about being out there on the water, soaking up the sun ... that really gets me. It's like hitting the reset button on all the craziness of life.

In fact, I told my wife that when I retire ... if that ever happens ... fishing would be the thing to occupy a good portion of my time. Right now, I don't get out there as much as I'd like, but one day, mark my words, I'll be spending way more time on the water with a fishing rod in my hand, chasing after that next big catch.

And who knows ... I might even talk Tilda into joining me ... and perhaps you'll join us, too? After all, life's too short!

That was the nicest grouper we ever caught in my boat!!

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