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Healthcare Auxiliary distributes grants

The Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary has established a granting program that will provide a percentage of their yearly fundraising to healthcare related community programs. This year, five programs will share $24,000. Bellies and Babies (Sunshine Coast Community Services Society) provides pre and post-natal nutritional counselling and support and will now be able to add a ... Read More »

Distraction-free environment best for training

To help your dog focus, teach new skills in an area that is free of distractions. Increase the difficulty of the training exercise by increasing criteria in one area at a time. For example, if we are introducing increasing the distance from the trainer at which the dog will sit on cue, avoid increasing the ... Read More »

What’s in the sky

Mercury is not observable this month. Venus can be seen very low in the E in the morning twilight. Mars will be very low in the W in the evening twilight, but will be lost after mid-month. Jupiter is in the SW after dark and sets in the W near 2am. Saturn rises in the ... Read More »

50 years of gardening in Sechelt

It is the 50th Anniversary of the Sechelt Garden Club, and we are holding an open house on June 17, 11am-2pm at the Seaside Centre.  A sourwood tree, renowned for its colourful blossom and foliage, has already been planted in the grounds of the Seaside Centre where a plaque has been inscribed to commemorate the ... Read More »

Exploring dementia

The community is invited to a series of community information sessions to learn about “Raising the Curtain”, a two year research project that explores the question: “What is the lived experience of dementia?” through the ideas, creativity and perspectives of those living it.  Through this outreach program, the project team are hoping to recruit research ... Read More »

Spring into the garden at Gibsons library

After a very wet start, Spring is upon us, and gardeners are enjoying the satisfaction that comes from planning and planting. Whether you are a novice or an experienced green thumb, the library has a diverse selection of gardening resources to assist you. In addition to our many resources, there are some exciting gardening workshops ... Read More »

Homeopathy an effective pregnancy and birth support

Pregnancy, childbirth and caring for one’s own new born child can be one of the most empowering and emotional times for a woman. As a homeopath, and a mother, I can say without a doubt that homeopathy is one of the most effective supports women can have during this sensitive and dynamic time. A trained ... Read More »

Dragons Abreast plant sale helps fund trip

Members of the Sunshine Dragons Abreast paddling team raised $1,016 at a plant sale in Roberts Creek May 7, in preparation for a trip to an international paddling festival next year in Florence, Italy.  Members will pay their own fares, but the team must also raise a hefty entry fee. Pictured from the left, at ... Read More »

Not hard to tell it’s gardening season

A patron and her pooch examine the offerings at the Gibsons Gardening Club’s annual plant sale April 29 at the Gibsons Community Centre. With the gardening season now in full swing, nurseries and plant sales are popular destinations. There are plant sales this weekend at the SC Botanical Garden and at St. Hilda’s Anglican Church ... Read More »

Mental Health week at the Sechelt Library

Darkness. Confusion. Helplessness. Self-loathing. Just a few words that describe what it feels like to have a mental illness. Join us, at the Sechelt Library, during Mental Health Week, May 1-7 and learn more about mental health, resources in our community, and tools to help yourself or loved ones, cope. Mental Health Week at the ... Read More »

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