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Wish-list cheque present by Auxiliary

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A big cheque with a really big number. Each year, the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary responds to the “wish list” presented by Vancouver Coastal Health to support healthcare in our community. This year the request for a total of $273,000 will fund equipment for acute care at Sechelt Hospital, mental health and addictions, home care, ... Read More »

Forum on dying featured at Chatelech

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The Sunshine Coast Hospice Society is hosting a cross-cultural discussion around dying, at Chatelech Secondary in Sechelt on June 22 at 7pm. This is a collaboration between the society and members of the shíshálh Nation as part of our community engagement program and our 30th anniversary celebrations. One of our mandates is to help people ... Read More »

Don’t let the heat get to you


Summer is approaching and for those who are prone to heat exhaustion or heatstroke, summer can have a whole other meaning. Heat stroke can be serious and come on suddenly. It most frequently affects older people, young children and people who exercise in the heat. The skin becomes hot and red, perspiration may be absent ... Read More »

Healthcare Auxiliary distributes grants

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The Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary has established a granting program that will provide a percentage of their yearly fundraising to healthcare related community programs. This year, five programs will share $24,000. Bellies and Babies (Sunshine Coast Community Services Society) provides pre and post-natal nutritional counselling and support and will now be able to add a ... Read More »

Exploring dementia

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The community is invited to a series of community information sessions to learn about “Raising the Curtain”, a two year research project that explores the question: “What is the lived experience of dementia?” through the ideas, creativity and perspectives of those living it.  Through this outreach program, the project team are hoping to recruit research ... Read More »

Homeopathy an effective pregnancy and birth support


Pregnancy, childbirth and caring for one’s own new born child can be one of the most empowering and emotional times for a woman. As a homeopath, and a mother, I can say without a doubt that homeopathy is one of the most effective supports women can have during this sensitive and dynamic time. A trained ... Read More »

Dragons Abreast plant sale helps fund trip

Members of the Sunshine Dragons Abreast paddling team raised $1,016 at a plant sale in Roberts Creek May 7, in preparation for a trip to an international paddling festival next year in Florence, Italy.  Members will pay their own fares, but the team must also raise a hefty entry fee. Pictured from the left, at ... Read More »

Mental Health week at the Sechelt Library


Darkness. Confusion. Helplessness. Self-loathing. Just a few words that describe what it feels like to have a mental illness. Join us, at the Sechelt Library, during Mental Health Week, May 1-7 and learn more about mental health, resources in our community, and tools to help yourself or loved ones, cope. Mental Health Week at the ... Read More »

Homeopathy founder remembered this month


April is World Homeopathy Awareness Month, the month the founder of homeopathy was born, Samual Hahnemann, born April 10, 1755 in Meissen, Germany.  After more than 200 years homeopathy is still practiced and used worldwide and continues to grow globally as an effective form of treatment for first-aid/trauma conditions, acutes, childbirth and pregnancy, chronic and ... Read More »

Sunshine Dragons Abreast raising funds

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Christine Klingenberg, left, and Sheila Weber show off the breast cancer display table at a pub night held recently by their team, Sunshine Dragons Abreast. The team was kicking off their fund-raising events to reach their goal of participating in the 2018 International Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Festival in Florence Italy. Paddling practice will start ... Read More »

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