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April Fool’s Run set for April 8

The 41st annual BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool’s Run, presented by Coast Cable, will see up to 700 participants running and walking from Gibsons to Sechelt on Sunday, April 8. At the finish, 50 children age 7 and under will be racing around Mission Point Park in the Sunshine Care Network Kids’ Jester Dash presented ... Read More »

SAR prepares for season

From Gibsons to Pender Harbour, four distinct Search and Rescue units comprised of 120 active crew members and over 50 supporting volunteers stand guard over the trails and shoreline, ocean and inlets of the Sunshine Coast. Well trained, and well prepared for a wide range of emergency situations, these volunteer crews act as an outdoor ... Read More »

Orca swim team does ‘incredible job’

On Sunday, Feb. 18, 11 members of the Orca swim team travelled to UBC’s updated aquatic facility for the first swim meet of 2018.   With 13 teams from across the Lower Mainland as far away as Mission, Squamish and Chilliwack, all did a wondrous and incredible job truly performing at their utmost best. The ... Read More »

Special O athletes and coaches jumping into new year

Well, it’s a new year and that means new happenings in the Special O universe. The winter sport athletes on the Coast are practicing as if they had never taken a break. Coach Cathy reports: the ‘meet & greet’ swim camp, Jan. 5-7, for the national swim team even included a little swimming. The camp ... Read More »

Wind knocks down trees, kicks up surf

The wind storm that blew across the Sunshine Coast Sunday morning, Jan.21, brought down a tree that totalled a pickup truck belonging to Coast Line Power Sports. The 2008 Ford F150 had been stored at the home of an employee in Wilson Creek, and was not licenced at the time. Fortunately, the shop sells chain ... Read More »

Terrific holiday season for Special O

Happy 2018 everyone. Special Olympics had a terrific holiday season made even better with donations coming in from our gracious community. First, the Sechelt “H2O deep water running class” donated $260 to our local. Head swimming coach Cathy Verge commented that the class donated to the Sunshine Coast Special Olympics as a thank you for ... Read More »

Oswald: ‘Special O’ report

Happy holidays readers. It was so nice to read that the Douglas College Women’s Basketball Team mentioned our Bball skills camp in their newsletter, The Royal Reader. They spoke about how much they enjoy “giving back” to the community and “getting to know” our local ballers. On Nov. 16 the local RCMP once again shot ... Read More »

Mike’s Special O report

Hellooo sports faaans. October was the month for our fall/winter season sports to really get underway. For the third year, Douglas College women’s basketball team held a skills camp for our SOSC teams. On Sat. Oct. 21 at Elphinstone Secondary, 18 athletes participated in warm-ups, drills and skills finishing off with an ‘Athletes vs. Coaches’ ... Read More »

SAR recruitment drive a success

The Sunshine Coast’s Land and Marine SAR units recently completed their recruitment drives. Applicants are being vetted and will be commencing months of ongoing training in preparation for the 2018 season. Land SAR received 39 applicants leading to 14 new recruits. The recruits will join in the regular Land SAR members who have been practicing ... Read More »

‘Special O’ fall/winter season set

Happy October readers. Our fall/winter season takes off right after Thanksgiving. Our many athletes are excited to swim, shoot hoops, twirl ribbons, sweep the ice and play floor hockey. Registration on Sept. 14 was both efficient and pleasant. Forty-three athletes, including two newcomers, were able to go through the process quickly and have plenty of ... Read More »

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