Discover where ex-pilots spend their spare time; travel the Gulf Islands on a budget with a local senior travel writer; join the campaign to support African grandmothers caring for AIDs-orphaned grandchildren and meet a woman whose passion for puppies led to her breading of the Coton De Tulear. (Episode Thirteen)
Segment 1: Saving the Coton De Tulear
After experiencing a tragic accident horse riding, Diane Benaroch decided it was time to pursue a new passion. She began breeding Coton De Tulear puppies, only to discover a tragic genetic mutation in the breed that can result in a neurological disorder causing puppies to be born that are never able to walk. Taking a controversial risk Diane brought this disease to light and as a result has become the west coast representative for the Canadian Coton De Tulear club.
Segment 2: Life in Flight
The BC Aviation Museum is dedicated to preserving aircraft and artifacts of importance to Canadian and British Columbian aviation history. Operated by a group of dedicated volunteers, many of whom are seniors, the museum collects, restores and displays aviation artifacts and is a known tourist destination for aviation buffs coming to the island.
Segment 3: A Life of Travel
Jane Cassie, travel writer for Senior Living Magazine and contributor to a number of other publications, ventured with the Senior Living On Location production crew to scenic Salt Spring Island. The trip revealed a little insight into what life as a senior travel writer encapsulates, while showcasing the wide variety of travel options available to seniors.
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Segment 4: Grandmothers for Africa
The Victoria Grandmothers for Africa are a local group of 150+ grandmothers and “grand-others”, that work to raise funds and awareness for the Stephen Lewis Foundation and it’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. This campaign supports African grandmothers who care for their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. Since the groups inception in 2006 they have raised over $470,000 for the Foundation.