Under the Bea: birthday

Bea Johannssen's 100th birthday is on April 22, and her bingo friends showered her with early birthday gifts last week.

Eileen Laramee (left) gives Bea Johannssen a birthday hug as Verlene Clegg looks on at the Chilliwack Senior Veterans Society on Wednesday.

Above, Eileen Laramee (left) gives Bea Johannssen a birthday hug as Verlene Clegg looks on at the Chilliwack Senior Veterans Society on Wednesday.

Bea’s 100th birthday is on April 22, and her friends at the veterans society with whom she plays bingo, decided to shower her with gifts, a cake and an enormous birthday card.

Bea has been playing bingo every Wednesday at the veterans society for nearly 20 years.