Methuselah & Her Motorcycle Gang

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Date(s) - Saturday, September 6, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre


This exhibition is a collection of art from a varied group of artists, with work ranging from paintings to fibre art. All were friends who became part of “The Grannies”, a book written by Sybil Rampen. This book is about old ladies in a retirement home who become a motorcycle gang.

The book was featured in Chapters’ book store as well as on radio stations and the Mike Bullard show. It reminds us that there are no limitations, that we can continue to pursue our passion and follow our dreams, no matter our age.

“The Grannies” book starts out “Once there was a bunch of old women who lived in a Home and got fed up with being leftovers. Over a cup of tea, they discussed the problem and decided they just had to do something. Methusela said “After all, we aren’t dead yet”. And they all agreed”.

Thirteen years later, Betty Neil, who is Methuselah in the book, sadly passed away on July 9, 2014. In 2012, Betts Engall, who is half of the twins “Double Trouble”, also passed away. Sybil, Founder of Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, and a dear friend of Betty and Betts, wanted to pay tribute with an exhibition of all of the Hell’s Grannies’ works of art as all the “Grannies” were artists. This exhibition is dedicated to Betty Neil’s memory, she was 96.

Opening Tea Party
Sunday September 14th, 2 pm – 5 pm