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Experiential education enthuses students

Madeira Park Elementary school may be experiencing declining enrollments, but its students enjoy a high-quality interactive education that could be the envy of many schools in more populous areas, even Vancouver’s west side. Enriching field trips and activities “have students diving into the curriculum a little deeper,” says Principal Barry Krangle. Each class spent a ... Read More »

Laureen Harper weighs in for National Health and Fitness Day

Laureen Harper recently added her support for National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD), to highlight the initiative in partnership with the Trans Canada Trail. At an event in Ottawa attended by Senator Nancy Greene Raine and MP John Weston (West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country), Mrs. Harper highlighted the importance of ... Read More »

Events on the Sunshine Coast

  Now through May 25: Materialize. Fibre art works by members of the Sunshine Coast Surface Design Association, at Fibre Works Studio and Gallery, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Madeira Park. fibreworksgallery.com Now through June 1 Young People’s Show at Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Trail & Medusa, Sechelt. Scartscouncil.com May 16 Gibsons Farmers Market Grand Opening at Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower ... Read More »

Music, art, food and film at RC Arts Festival

Park the car and take a free shuttle to the eight venues participating in this year’s Roberts Creek Arts Festival, May 16 to 18. Each venue offers a unique experience of art, music, food and more, celebrating the highest calibre arts in dream-come-true collaborative locations. Daytime venues are open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ... Read More »

Go North for May Day fun

Pender Harbour’s 69th Annual May Day – one of Canada’s longest-running long weekend celebrations – offers a full day of family fun, starting with the traditional Lions’ Pancake Breakfast and winding up with an evening adults-only dance to the band Playback at the Community Hall in Madeira Park on Saturday, May 17. Early risers will ... Read More »

Mourners have the right to grieve

Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses you may receive from some people.  You are the one who is grieving, and as such, you have certain “rights” no one should try to take away from you. You have ... Read More »

Turn to the Sun this Saturday

Last week in Vancouver, the annual Turn to the Sun Sunflower Seedling Fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation sold out their stock of over 1200 sunflowers in two hours! Luckily, for Sunshine Coast residents there is the opportunity to take part in both supporting the work of grassroots HIV-AIDS programs in Africa and beautifying your ... Read More »

Back to the Beachcombers

What’s in the box? Constable Constable (Bill Forst), Nick (Brian Harbison), Molly (Dianna Barton) and Relic (Herb Donaldson) reveal secrets, plot twists, and the hidden connection with Medicine Hat in Driftwood’s dinner theatre production of Murder at the Reach. Heather Jeal photo Dine and detect with The Driftwood Players They’re back. Nick, Jesse, Relic, Molly ... Read More »

Celebrate Victoria Day with a memorable BBQ

To many Canadians, the Victoria Day long weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, synonymous with backyard barbecues, and picnics, and opening the cabin for the season. Backyard barbecues, in particular, have become a staple of Victoria Day weekend and the focus of many people’s festivities. This year, consider the following tips to make your ... Read More »

Horoscope: Check your stars for the week May 16

Tip of the Week: As Taurus yields to Gemini this week, in the wake of the Scorpio Full Moon, this time merits some extra attention. The Solar Eclipse in late April planted some potent seeds. Not everyone has the soil destined to produce the abundance it implies, yet everyone is feeling the impact. The steadily ... Read More »

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