Opening night a tribute to Betty Jenkins
Thursday, January 31, is the opening night for Kingbaby Theatre’s latest production, Underneath The Lintel, and it will be presented as a tribute to our dearly departed friend Betty Jenkins and as a fundraiser for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Canada. Admission is by donation.
The following is from Betty’s husband Earl: Betty Jenkins and her husband Earl came to Bowen Island from Kingston, Ontario in the summer of 2009. Betty had taken early retirement from her career as a teacher of special needs kids, and was full of plans to help out, get involved in the arts, and make even more of a difference in people's lives. By January, 2010, she began to show the first symptoms of ALS, the disease that took her life, one bit at a time, over the next three years. By July, she could barely walk, and by Christmas, she could barely talk. And on November 20, 2012, she could no longer breathe. If Betty was alive today and could speak to you, she would thank you with all of her heart. If she was alive but could not speak, she would be smiling and crying at the same time. Since she is no longer with us, we can only thank you on her behalf. Thank you for your donations, for helping to ease the burden of those with ALS, and for helping to find a cure for this disease that took Betty's life.
For more information on ALS, please visit: www.als.ca.
Underneath the Lintel will run from January 31 to February 9 at the Tir-na-nOg Theatre with David Cameron as the librarian, directed by Jackie Minns.
Tickets for the performances from February 1 on are on sale online at www.kingbaby.com or in person at Phoenix on Bowen.
Jackie Minns and David Cameron