The Cariboo Regional District Library is pleased to announce that Betty Frank and Sage Birchwater will be on hand at the library Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. to launch their new book, The Legendary Betty Frank: The Cariboo’s Alpine Queen.
Betty Frank grew up playing on log booms and living in float houses, and at nine years old she learned to shoot a rifle and hunt game.
Strong-willed and independent, Frank always had a difficult time following the rules laid down by others.
In spite of her distaste for sitting still, she soon realized that becoming a teacher would take her to the wilderness where the guiding opportunities lay, so she finished school and got her teaching certificate.
But the school room was neither adequate nor exciting enough to contain her imagination.
Three years into her new career Frank met game guide Alfred Bowe, and from that day forward she followed her dream, embarking on a long and colourful career that spanned five decades.
Frank grew up in Coastal British Columbia in the logging and fishing community of Owen Bay just off Sonora Island.
After an exciting career in the Cariboo, Frank relocated to Quadra Island, but she still takes care of the lodge and cabin on Quesnel Lake where she once guided, trapped and cut shakes years ago.
The free event will include a visual presentation, as well as conversation, and book signing.