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Fools Run attracting record number of registrants

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The 40th annual BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool’s Run, presented by Coast Cable, will see more than 600 participants running, walking and relaying from Gibsons to Sechelt on Sunday, April 2. Runners can save $5 if they register online by March 29. Title sponsor BMO Bank of Montreal is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, ... Read More »

Elvis rocked the building

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Figure skater Elvis Stojko shows his stuff at the Gibsons community  centre March 11.  An Olympic silver medalist for Canada and former world champion, Stojko was the main attraction at a fundraiser for the SC Skating Club. You can see it on Coast Cable, channel 10, at 9am and 10pm March 16 and 18, and ... Read More »

Homegrown champ drops by

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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champ Julia Budd, of Roberts Creek, centre, visited the SC Boxing Club in Gibsons March 11. A week earlier, on March 3, Budd had won a big match in Oklahoma, becoming the first Bellator Women’s featherweight champion.  Posing with her is local MMA instructor Dave Hollet, left, and boxer Angela Cantarutti, ... Read More »

SAR sees busy month

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Sunshine Coast Search and Rescue volunteers actively ‘stand on guard for thee’. The month of February saw crew members snowshoeing, practicing rope rescue techniques, swimming, testing gear, heaving throw lines, refreshing First Aid skills and learning how to respond to potential overdose situations. Ground and marine crews met in both indoor and outdoor classrooms to ... Read More »

Special O swim team visits Richmond

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On Sunday, Jan. 22, the Sunshine Coast Special Olympic swim team attended a meet in Richmond. The newly dubbed Orcas – Amber Fenton, Stephie Malcom, Theresa Bystead, Summer Labecki, Stephanie Rogers, Paul Davis, Lindsay Pearson, Genny Verge and Micheal Oswald – found it to be THE most organized and fun pre-provincial swim meet they have ... Read More »

‘Explore the Wild’ camps for March break

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The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society is offering kid’s camps March 13-17. “Explore the Wild” camps provide opportunities for kids, ages 7 to 11, to develop wilderness skills and enjoy outdoor exploration.  Spring break camps will see kids tying flies, fishing in Chapman Creek, hiking, setting wildlife camera traps, and more.   Visit scsalmon.org or ... Read More »

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 »

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