While the members and associates of
the Okanagan Chapter of RTAM have
been suffering, like everyone else, from
isolation due to the ravages of COVID-19, we have
some individual news to share.
In Oliver, Margaret Ingebrigtson was gifted a
piano by a friend who knew she could no longer
play at the three3 senior centres. “I think he thought
I might get rusty (He was right)!”
Ken and Gene Ferg in Penticton were proud from
afar as their grandson, Denin Koch, obtained his
masters in jazz performance and was accepted at
the University of Northern Colorado for a Doctorate
degree. "He also just released his first album."
Gary and Gerry Little, in Salmon Arm, added a
seven year old Labradoodle, from Winnipeg, to their
family. “She has enriched our lives in a month.”
“With all activities cancelled, there was a lot of
time for working in the yard and the rewards that
brings!” Lorne and Sue Lisik in West Kelowna
Poet, Fern G. Z. Carr, (website: www.ferngzcarr.
com), developed a YouTube channel curating
videos including practical educational guides and
beautifully illustrated poetry readings.
Glenda Waugh added a beautiful smoky gray
kitten named Daisy to their family, painted
her bathroom and added new paintings to her
collection. “Sounds trivial but that’s what going on.”
Nancy Kostiuk learned “to make hooch” and grow
her own tomatoes from seed.
Roy and Betty Lycar have moved to a smaller two
bedroom condo near Gyro Beach in Kelowna.
Doris Habermann and Lorna Rothwell took
advantage of phase three opening in BC to travel by
car from Kelowna to Nanaimo and Qualicum Beach
to visit friends.
Pete and Carol Rykszynski have been taking
numerous day trips to a variety of provincial parks
in the Okanagan valley.
Alex Carr was awarded a Simple Generosity
Volunteer Award for his work with Project Literacy
Central Okanagan Society, tutoring English, Math
and Physics and serving on the Board.
Leon and Doris Tonn have been serving other
seniors, including celebrating Herb, who turned
103 years old, and Betty who turned 95, as they
were slowly driven by in the church parking lot.
“Next week we will have another highlight because
Harold (brother of Herb) will turn 100.”
RTAM.MB.CA n 25