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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 »

Blue skies for ‘All About Flight’ day

Members of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, 858 Skookumchuk Squadron (Sunshine Coast) pose at their 2nd annual “All About Flight” open house at Sechelt Airport on Saturday, Sept. 23. They showcased their skills in shelter and fire building, first aid and compassing. There were draws for a donated remote-control plane and a helicopter flight. BCIT ... Read More »

A lens on the wild Sept. 30

Local wildlife photographer, Dr. Rand Rudland, MD, has visited some of the world’s remotest areas and captured a spectacular array of species with his “lens on the wild.” Rudland’s exquisite images of rare and elusive creatures like the Bengal tiger, the superb pitta and other wonders of nature will be accompanied by personal observations and ... Read More »

Busy August for Special O

Hello again readers. The summer is winding down but August was packed with activities. Bruce Stuart and track & field head coach Tania Finnigan once again met the challenge on August 13 in the 4 Lakes Run. Tania commented, “It was a beautiful day for a run. We even got rained on, which was very ... Read More »

Get ready for Fox run

Participating in the Terry Fox Run September 17 is a tradition for many Sunshine Coasters, Canadians and many in countries around the world.  This event is a celebration of determination and courage that characterized one of Canada’s best-known heroes, Terry Fox.  This young man is an enduring  model of strength and positive thinking for the ... Read More »

Kegger race at Persephone

A team runs through the hops at the Persephone “beer farm” Aug. 20 near the end of the “tough kegger” race. The team is representing the Hangar Climbing Lounge in Sechelt and consists of the owner Lukas Stuebi, left front, and three members of the gym: Will Baturin, right front, Adrian Boehm, left rear, and ... Read More »

Gun Club to host Family Day

The Sunshine Coast Rod and Gun Club is hosting its 1st Annual Family Fun Day on August 26, 10am-2pm, at 4384 Parkway Dr., off Field Rd. in Wilson Creek. Everyone is welcome to join the free, family-friendly activities and displays for all ages. Kids under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. ... Read More »

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