Arnold Finkelstein was born in Calgary and met and married his wife there. After graduation, joined the Bank of Canada and moved to Ottawa where they have lived for the past 51 years and raised their family. Arnold retired twice from careers in computing related fields. After his last retirement in 2003 he became involved with AJA50+ (Active Jewish Adults 50+) as chair of the computer awareness program, responsible for the acquisition of the equipment, preparation of the course material and delivery of the classes. Arnold is Past President of AJA50+ and is currently on the Board of Directors. In addition to his involvement with AJA50+ Arnold is the Elections Canada Returning Officer for Ottawa West Nepean, responsible for the conduct of the last two federal elections in his riding.