A generous heart

Revelstoke's seniors traditionally hold a mass birthday party every month and April was no exception, but it did have a very, very nice wrinkle. As birthday seniors Heinz Pirnke, Alice Strong and Niko and Kunio Hashimoto listen, Seniors' Centre Executive Director Ruth Boettger introduces Amelia Brown and her mother, Otti. Every year since she was three, the 10-year-old has asked guests at her own birthday to donate money instead of gifts. Amelia chooses a different charity every year for those donations and this year the shy young girl selected the Seniors Centre. How much did she donate? $121. Amelia obviously has a very generous heart. David F. Rooney photo