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Sunny Fondo draws hundreds of riders

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Some of the 275 riders in the Sunshine Coast Gran Fondo enter Lower Gibsons on June 24. They were near the beginning a route that would take them to Halfmoon Bay, and then back to Gibsons to finish at Persephone’s brewery. Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Ahoy, Voyageurs!

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A group of nine canoes land in Gibsons harbour on June 17, and are greeted by Mayor Wayne Rowe, lower left. The 90 paddlers – a quarter of them from the Sunshine Coast – were celebrating Canada 150 with a six-day journey from Egmont to West Vancouver. The journey was organized by the Gibsons Paddle ... Read More »

7 rescued off Keats Island by SAR

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When a 40-foot powerboat began sinking on June 4, a sunny Sunday afternoon, seven people were rescued off the North side of Keats Island, Howe Sound.  RCMSAR Stations Gibsons and West Vancouver, along with a Canadian Coast Guard vessel and crew from Kitsilano Base, were tasked by Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria. With the ... Read More »

Going for it

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Al Karapita (foreground) and Allan Bowman won the 3.0 men’s doubles at the Arena Bowl Pickleball Challenge at the Gibsons Community Centre June 3 and 4. Ingeborg Hardman photo Read More »

Pride BBQ draws more than 100

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About 130 people turned out for a Sunshine Coast Pride BBQ and fundraiser on June 3 at Pratt Farm in Gibsons.  SC Pride is organizing events throughout June including a golf tournament, art show, dance, and a community picnic on June 18 at Mission Point Park.  Donna McMahon photo Read More »

New cidery opens in West Sechelt

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The Sunshine Coast’s first cidery, the Bricker Cider Company, opens its tasting room June 3, 11am-7pm, at 6642 Norwest Rd. in West Sechelt. It’s a partnership between Nick Farrer, left, his brothers-in-law Bronson and Russell Moore, and two other family members. Their five-acre plot has 700 apple trees they expect will produce next year. In ... Read More »

Pickleball tournament at GCC


The 4th annual “Arena Bowl Pickleball Challenge” is set to go on the nine courts at the Gibsons Community Centre on June 3 and 4.  Sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Pickleball Association, this event is now one of the largest pickleball tournaments in the province, attracting many local and off coast participants. This year more ... Read More »

Ready, set for Provincial Games in Kamloops

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With one month left to go until the Provincial Games, the buzz is HUGE for 22 athletes, coaches and countless family and friends travelling to the competitions in Kamloops. Gus Vaughn has been golfing for eight years, truly seeing it as his passion. He will be competing in nine-hole and is getting lots of extra ... Read More »

SAR: Boat spring tuneup could save a life


It is May 2017. Spring is upon us.  For many of us, thoughts now turn to the upcoming boating season.  This means cleanup of the boat, de-grunge the slippery decks, air out the inside, change the engine oil and filters, and general maintenance of the boat and equipment.  Next, maybe, a haul-out to clean and ... Read More »

Special O Walkathon Fundraiser ‘a rousing success’

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Last Sunday (April 30) our Walkathon Fundraiser was a rousing success. Over 100 people came to Porpoise Bay Park to walk in the spring sunshine, socialize and eat good food cooked by the Sechelt Rotary Club.  By the end of the afternoon we had raised approximately $20,000. Special thanks go to all the amazing citizens ... Read More »

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