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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 »

Special friend to Special O passes away

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To all those who follow Special Olympics here on the Sunshine Coast, our Special O community has suffered a great loss. This month’s article is dedicated to the memory of kindhearted Annette Bertrand. She shone a ray of hope everywhere she went especially here on the Coast and was beloved by all. Annette volunteered as ... Read More »

Loppet & Snowshoe Challenge

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The Tetrahedron Outdoor Club invites you to the 2nd Annual Sunshine Coast Loppet & Snowshoe Challenge Saturday, Feb. 4 at Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area. A loppet means challenge, adventure and fun on skis. A loppet is a mass start event designed to provide a good workout while building camaraderie. It is a Scandinavian tradition ... Read More »

Picture perfect on Dakota Ridge

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A picture-perfect view of winter on Dakota Ridge, in what has been an excellent season for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. This photo was a taken just before the return this week of warmer temperatures and rain that made snow at sea level just a memory on the Sunshine Coast. The change in weather also meant ... Read More »

Sailing instructor says thanks


As many sailing enthusiasts know, 2016 has marked the conclusion of my 32 year career as a sailing instructor and the sale of our 37-foot cutter “Mistress”. It was not an easy decision to end an activity that has brought so much pleasure and satisfaction. Starting at The Jib Set Sailing School in Vancouver when ... Read More »

Special O update


Hey, hey, hey, everybody. Here it is 2017 and we at Special Olympics SC just keep rockin’ on. Our annual Christmas banquet was a hit this year with yummy food, a $500 donation to SOSC from the Sechelt Legion and DJ Mike Brooks orchestrating the tunes for the dance. Some couldn’t make it because of ... Read More »

New rules for campsite reservations


With the 2017 camping season just around the corner, those looking to experience BC Parks are reminded to become familiar with new changes to the Discover Camping Reservation Service. The Province announced significant changes to the Discover Camping Reservation Service in November 2016, to enhance fair access for everyone looking to book a campsite in ... Read More »

Snowy season


A snowy scene near sea level in Gibsons on Dec. 18 during the “great snowfall of 2016”.  Within hours, rain was falling and the snow was melting.  Donna McMahon photo     Meanwhile, the Dakota Ridge recreation area opened Dec.16, and among the first visitors were Stuart and Erica Malcolm, of Sechelt, and their kids ... Read More »

Special Olympics Christmas banquet

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Hey readers. Hope your December will be jolly. In Special Olympics we are celebrating the holiday season and everything special about our volunteers, coaches and athletes at the annual Christmas banquet at the Sechelt Legion on Dec. 10. Of course there will be the usual fanfare, in anticipation of the arrival of The Man in ... Read More »

Release the hounds!


The Sunshine Coast Equestrian Club and the Fraser Valley Hunt Club held their annual “fox hunt” Nov. 5, hosted at the Roberts Creek home of Kenan and Lynne MacKenzie.  In the moments before the hunt, the hounds appear to be hoping for a treat, while the formally-clad riders enjoy a sherry on horseback. The event ... Read More »

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