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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 »

Cadets go to Victoria

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The 2963 Seaforth Highlanders Army Cadets, based in Sechelt, are seen last month on the floor of the BC Legislature, with MLA Nicholas Simons at the rear right. The National Office of the Army Cadet League of Canada chose the 2963 Seaforth Highlanders as one of four corps this year to receive a special $3,000 ... Read More »

Happy 100th, Bertie!

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Bertie (Bertha) Hull is seen at her 100th birthday celebration earlier this month at Totem Lodge in Sechelt. She was born May 13, 1917. The party was thrown by the Halfmoon Bay branch of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary, and included congratulations from the Queen and the Prime Minister.  Photo submitted Read More »

50 years of gardening in Sechelt

June 26, 1968 -- "Sechelt Garden Club president Mr. Frank Read and Retired Garden Man, Mr. Tom Barber admire the beautiful flame roses and white spirea table decoration which won the Garden Club's special prize in the Spring Show. Mr. Barber who is now 74 years old, wrote a 600 word column for the Vancouver Sun. Now retired he has spent the last nine years testing seeds for All America Selections, doing all the work himself. "

It is the 50th Anniversary of the Sechelt Garden Club, and we are holding an open house on June 17, 11am-2pm at the Seaside Centre.  A sourwood tree, renowned for its colourful blossom and foliage, has already been planted in the grounds of the Seaside Centre where a plaque has been inscribed to commemorate the ... 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 »

Uke aren’t kidding

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The Beachcomber Ukelele Group had a rapt audience at Mission Point Park in Davis Bay May 7, where it provided entertainment at the Hike for Hospice. About 130 people turned out to hike, raising an impressive $57,000 for the SC Hospice Society. The society provides support for people at the end of their lives, and ... Read More »

Saturday is George & Charlotte Gibson Day

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The Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives annual “George & Charlotte Gibson Day” celebrates coastal heritage on Saturday, May 20, noon-3pm at the Museum in Gibsons. The event is also a chance to take part in BC Museum Week, a province-wide celebration of all things history in British Columbia. This year’s celebration will feature the first ... Read More »

Emergency Social Services: there to help when needed

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One of the most critical volunteer programs on the Sunshine Coast is the one that steps in to help people in the worst moments of their lives—when they are left homeless by fire, flood or disaster. And yet most people don’t know about it. For 13 years Marilyn Pederson has been the Emergency Social Services ... Read More »

Pender Harbour May Day #72!

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Pender Harbour’s 72nd annual May Day celebration is happening Saturday, May 20 in Madeira Park. The annual Parade starts at 11am with the “Canadian Proud” theme to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, but remember that Madeira Park Road closes at 10:30am so don’t be late. Live music on the field features Poppa Greg & the Chillin’ ... 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 »

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