Kids book will benefits bears

Elaine Tanner’s book started as a present for her grandchildren.

A Canadian Olympian will be helping out orphaned bear cubs with the proceeds from a new children’s book.

Elaine “Mighty Mouse” Tanner won two individual silver medals and a bronze in relay in the pool at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Now the former swimmer is publishing a children’s book that began as a Christmas present for her grandkids.

“It’s really a book based on the magic and wisdom of unconditional love and friendship,” said Tanner.

Monkey Guy and the Cosmic Fairy was created about a year and a half ago, Tanner said.

Elaine TannerThe story has its roots in a stuffed monkey her husband John Watt bought for her some years ago.

Tanner self-published the book and is selling copies in person and through email.

She is coming to Langley, where she lived for a time, because she wants to use her book to help out the Critter Care Wildlife Refuge.

Tanner read about the huge number of bear cubs that arrived at the shelter this year, when Critter Care put out a plea for donations to help feed the growing orphaned cubs.

Both she and Watt have long been interested in animal welfare, she said.

She had already wanted to give something from the book back to the community, and was donating to homelessness and animal rescue charities.

Tanner said $1 from the sale of every book during her signing at Critter Care will go to help the organization.

She will be at Critter Care on Friday, Dec. 18 from noon to 2 p.m. In addition to signing, she will be taking the opportunity to see some of the orphaned cubs, Tanner said.

The same day she will have a signing at the Pacific Inn in White Rock from 5 to 7 p.m.

To get a copy of the book, email Tanner at mightymouse@elainetanner.ca.

 

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: G-Men seek revenge Saturday night in rematch at Langley Events Centre

Portland’s Winterhawks downed the Vancouver Giants 5-3 during a road trip down south.

UPDATE: Abbotsford murder victim was brother of slain gang leader

Mandeep Grewal gunned down Thursday, brother Gavin killed in North Van in 2017

LETTER: Retired firefighter defends union’s election involvement

In rebuttal to another letter writer’s stance on firefighter involvement in municipal politics.

Painful Truth: Homelessness is the only issue on Langley ballots

Reporter Matthew Claxton said reducing homelessness should be a focus for those elected.

Langley Advance What’s On: Oct. 18, 2018 edition

Submit Langley events: LangleyAdvance.com/add-event or news@langleyadvance.com (subject: What’s On).

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

3 in serious condition after altercation on Granville strip: police

Patrol officers came upon the fight just after 3 a.m. on Granville Street near Helmcken Street

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Pedestrian rushed to Lower Mainland hospital after being hit by car

Friday night crash is latest in rash of collisions involving pedestrians in Surrey

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Telus launches charitable foundation to help vulnerable youth

The Telus Friendly Future Foundation complements other social initiatives by the company, including Mobility for Good

Police say suspicious death of B.C. artist ruled a homicide

Patrick Zube Aylward’s body was found in a residence on a rural road outside of Seton Portage, west of Lillooet, B.C.

Temporary roads being built in areas affected by landslide in northern B.C.

Emergency Management BC news release says Disaster Financial Assistance is available to eligible residents of the Peace River Regional District who may have been affected by the landslides

Most Read