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Gun Club to host Family Day

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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 »

Drag racing Sunday

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The Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association (SCDRA) hosts the “August Assault” at the Sechelt Airport on August 13, the final day of the “Festival of the Rolling Arts”. There’s a motorcycle class. And for enthusiasts who may just want to race their daily driver, Street Machine and Super Street are the perfect race class. For ... Read More »

Guides gather in Smithers

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A group of 14 Girl Guides and three leaders from the Sunshine Coast attended SOAR – Spirit of Adventure Rendezvous 2017 – in Smithers during the last week in July. The “back to basics” outdoor camp was sponsored by the BC Council of Girl Guides of Canada and was attended by more than 2,300 guides ... Read More »

Dragon boaters gave it their all

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The local breast cancer team, Sunshine Dragons Abreast, recently competed in Nanaimo’s Dragon Boat Festival, missing a third-place finish by just 0.6 seconds. The team is raising money to attend a festival in Florence, Italy next summer and the next fundraiser will be a fashion show on Oct. 6. The team is part of the ... Read More »

From the wharf, for the wharf

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The annual Granthams Landing Jump was held this year on July 15, organized by the Granthams Landing Wharf Association. The community group raises money to maintain the wharf, and each summer they gather for a meeting, a potluck and the Jump.  Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Special O team sweeps up 26 medals

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It’s a Special Olympics team photo – the team that covers Vancouver to Whistler and the Sunshine Coast – at the provincial games in Kamloops July 6-8. And it includes 16 athletes from the Coast who won at total 26 medals, 13 gold, seven silver and six bronze. In the crowd are athletes Darlene Nelson, ... Read More »

Play some golf, help some folks in need

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Fifteen years ago, Sunshine Coast social worker Lynda Kearns founded a home in Tanzania for children in dangerous circumstances. The project, Vijaliwa Vingi (VVS), has always been funded by donations from Coast residents, through the Canadian registered charity, CanaDares Society. CanaDares’ major fundraiser each year is the John Nicholls Memorial Golf Tournament and celebratory dinner, ... Read More »

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 »

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