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Coast events April 12 – 22

April 12 Beer and burger fundraiser for Jack & Jill Preschool, 101 Brewhouse, Gibsons, 6-8pm, $25 April 12 “Death cafe”, for respectful conversation about death, Sechelt Library, 10:30am-noon (and again on April 19) April 13 Lounge night with Ken Johnson & Nancy Pincombe, Mad Park Bistro, Madeira Park, 5:30-8pm April 13 Author Pat Ardley reads ... Read More »

‘Swim and Remembrance’ and more in PH

The Pender Harbour Aquatic and Fitness Centre is having a “Bob Adkin Swim and Remembrance” on Sunday April 29, 1:30-3:30pm.  Bob died in December and this is a chance to celebrate all that Bob was at the pool.  The Centre invites people to come share stories and to participate in an 80-lap swim.  It was ... Read More »

Disappointed

(Re “Editorial Opinion”, the Local, Dec. 21) I was disappointed in “The nature-lovers gift list”.  Five of the seven suggestions were items to be ordered from either amazon.com or amazon.ca.  It seems to me that if we were truly nature lovers we would want to reduce our carbon footprint and buy something locally.  This would ... 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 »

Giving Parkinson’s a kick

Sechelt resident Sue Jackel never imagined that at age 75 she would take up the sport of kickboxing. “My kids are hooting,” said Jackel, grinning. “I’ve never been particularly athletic.” But Jackel, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease six years ago, read an article about a program called Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s patients, and ... Read More »

Weekly cartoon – August 24

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Weekly cartoon – August 3

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Coaches sing praises of Provincial Games athletes

The past few months have gone by like a whirlwind: a wonderful walkathon raised nearly $20,000 for uniforms, equipment and travel; and then training for Provincial Games, travelling to Kamloops and the games themselves. Cathy Verge, our head swim coach had this to say about her Orcas: “Going to the Provincials with six athletes from ... Read More »

Off to Kamloops for Provincial Games

By the time you read this, 22 athletes and coaches will be on our way to the Provincial Games in Kamloops, but for the past month we have continued to train. On June 12, our local RCMP, officers Kevin Sheppard, Ed Harrison, Kyle Hrguyk, Sherry Robinson and Greg Horning took to the Chatelech soccer field ... Read More »

Our student trustee: ‘I have had a wonderful time’

Student trustee. Two seven letter words on the surface but when viewed further, has much more depth that what meets the eye.  The definition being: “Student trustees serve an important role for a school board.  They represent the voice of students in decisions about education in each district and they help keep students informed about ... Read More »

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