Some folks were headed for a relaxing stay at the hot spring last week, when the motor home they were traveling in developed an obvious problem with the rear axle, bringing the motorized part of their journey to an end.
Kimberly Von Brandt is a Vancouver comedienne who has enjoyed the hot spring for years, and had brought along her long time friend...some Gerald fellow. The little cabin was available this weekend so I fired them in there while they arranged a ride back out with campers and a recovery vehicleIf I had a TV around here, I would have known without having to be told that it was Gerald Auger, actor, writer, and producer, and award collector it seems. He has appeared in numerous films including Luna, Spirit Of The Whale, Gunslingers Revenge, and the six part Steven Spielberg mini series Into The West. In '96 and '97 he won the National Native Role Model Award presented by the Gov. General Of Canada, and travelled to over 30 communities giving motivational talks to first nation youth. In 2012 he produced and directed The Ancients for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, and has been starring as Pawnee Killer on the AMC channel series, Hell On Wheels. Gerald is Woodland Cree decent from northern Alberta, Wabasca Lake actually, in an out of the way part of the country where I worked one Winter years ago. He really got a kick out of the lodge and got some building ideas for his cabin back home.