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Robbie Burns Night to be celebrated at Legion

On Jan. 20, join your friends and neighbours at the Madeira Park Legion for the 41st annual Robbie Burns Night.  This popular event sells out fast so get your tickets now by calling 604-883-2235.  The event will include poet’s hour at 6pm followed by a delicious dinner of roast beef and haggis plus all the ... Read More »

Interpretive sign installed on Trout Lake trail

A view of the Loco-Motive trail near Trout Lake: it’s called that because it follows a century-old logging railroad track. The bars of snow across the trail show where the railway ties were – the decomposing ties provide just enough insulation to slow the melting of snow. (Logging crews took the metal rails with them ... Read More »

Auxiliary gets new appliance for Totem Lodge

A pizza comes out of the oven at Totem Lodge in Sechelt, a new combination convection/warming oven, replacing the 15-year-old stove. It was paid for by the Roberts Creek, Gibsons and Halfmoon Bay branches of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary. Pictured, left to right, Richard Nelles, of Sunshine Coast Appliance and Mattress, in Sechelt – ... Read More »

Sechelt library cuts back hours

The Sechelt Library has announced that the library will be reducing hours open to the public by three hours per week by opening Wednesdays at 1pm instead of 10am. The change in hours begins on Wed. Jan. 24. “Staff will be at the library catching up on work that they are struggling to complete during ... Read More »

Essential items for winter adventures

As the new year begins and resolutions are tested, here are 10 essential Items (from North Shore Rescue) for ensuring your safety during winter adventures and outdoor treks. Always tell a reliable person where you are going and when you expect to be back, leave a detailed trip itinerary and make sure you know your ... Read More »

Crokinole fans gather at pub

The Christmas holidays were a time that many families gathered over games, and one classic favourite is Crokinole, a genuine home-grown Canadian invention. According to the organizers of the World Crokinole Championship (held annually in Tavistock, Ont.) the earliest known Crokinole board was built by Eckhardt Wettlaufer, a woodworker, in Sebastopol, Ont., around 1876. Curiously, ... Read More »

Singing for seniors

A squad of RCMP officers – some in red serge – went to Shornecliffe and Totem Lodge care homes on Dec. 17 to sing Christmas carols with the residents. And they took along their spouses and their children to help out. The presence of police families “made it feel like a family event”, said Shornecliffe ... Read More »

Library donates proceeds to shelter

Nick Gaskin, manager of the homeless shelter, centre, acknowledges receipt of just over $230 from Sechelt Chief Librarian Margaret Hodgins, right. At left is actor Richard Austin, in costume for reading “A Christmas Carol.” The money for the homeless shelter – along with money and food for the food bank – was raised during the ... Read More »

It’s polar swim time again

The Sunshine Coast Lions Club will once again be hosting the annual Polar Bear Swim at Davis Bay on Jan. 1. Registration opens at 11am, with the swim starting at noon. There are five groups: youth, up to and including age 12; teens, ages 13 – 18; family; adult, ages 19-54; and master, over age ... Read More »

2017 an historic year at Museum

As we approach the final days of 2017, it is a great time to look back and take stock of the year that was. This past year presented plenty of milestones for us at the Sunshine Coast Museum. It was our first full year of operation after 2016 renovations to make our building more accessible ... Read More »

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