Catching up

Liz Twan and Don Alder had time for a short visit after the official unveiling ceremony of the Rick Hansen/Man in Motion monument.

Classmates and school chums from back in their high school days at Columneetza (Class of ’74) Liz Twan and Don Alder had time for a short visit after the official unveiling ceremony of the Rick Hansen/Man in Motion monument, held at the Tourism Discovery Center on Monday morning.

Alder, a long-time friend of Hansen who accompanied him on the original Man in Motion world-tour, was back in his hometown for the 25th Anniversary celebrations. Alder has, in the intervening years, attained world-wide recognition and fame for his skill and talent on the acoustic guitar, a virtuoso who has “picked his way” to three world titles. The lakecity stop of the 25th Anniversary Relay for the Man-in-Motion tour was a homecoming for not one, but two now world-famous Columneetza grads.

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