Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY


The joys of getting lost

April 07th, 2016

Billed as a light and entertaining read filled with Lucille Ball moments, Travelling Grannies Without GPS (Travelling Grannies $20.99) by Arlene Buick (right) and Suzanne Delisle (left) recalls the adventures of two Baby Boomers as they attempt a low budget trip to France and Italy. After 20 hours of air travel, it takes them another four hours to find their hotel—hence the title. With no GPS in their rental car, exhausted, they ask a stranger to drive them to their hotel, only to end up on a dark road in front of a cemetery. They did not have enough energy left to be afraid. Luckily, Frank was a kind and caring Frenchman just trying to help. Further driving incidents occurred—such as being stuck in the wrong toll line reserved for locals with special transit cards with one of them flying over multiple toll lanes, waving 50 Euros, trying to obtain assistance. An extensive section of various Travel Hints is included. Suzanne Delisle (Watts) of Kelowna was born in 1954 and raised in Saskatchewan. Arlene Buick (Huxtable)—yes, it’s a pseudonym—is a retired schoolteacher in Kelowna. 9780994852700 / 2016

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