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What’s Happening (with COVID-19)

What’s Happening (with COVID-19)

Healthcare visits
Vancouver Coastal Health is restricting visitors to essential visits only (including compassionate care) at all of our facilities, hospitals, community, long-term care, assisted living sites, community health centres and clinics.
Seniors’ shopping
Your Independent Grocer in Sechelt has an hour set aside for seniors (7am-8am) seven days a week; Clayton’s in Sechelt is open for seniors 8am-9am on Tuesdays and Thursdays; the IGA stores in Wilson Creek and Gibsons are open for seniors 7am-8am Wednesdays and Fridays; London Drugs is open for seniors and people with disabilities 8am-9am Monday to Friday.
Workers’ support
Beachcomber Coffee has started a gofundme page to assist Coast workers who have been laid off: www.gofundme.com/support-coastal. Applications for help should be sent to go@supportcoastal.com
Merchant support
The Sechelt Downtown Business Association says “you can support local businesses who have had to close their doors to help keep our community safe, by purchasing their products online or by phone or purchase gift cards to use in the future”.
Online concert
A Facebook concert, to raise money for the food banks, will be held Friday, including Simon Paradis, Michael Lacoste, Deanna Knight, Anna Lumiere, Sarah and David Poon, Graham Walker, poet Brian Palmu and more. The concert will be 7pm March 27 at https://www.facebook.com/events/2604322296363092/ or at https://www.facebook.com/Music.Landing/ The idea is that musicians will stream live or stream videos from their homes.
Tax preps
The regular community Volunteer Income Tax Program on the Sunshine Coast was recently suspended, and a temporary program will operate by telephone interview. Documents will be exchanged by encrypted email or via post office mail.
Until April 30 you can call 604 886-1995 or 604 229-2337. A safe and secure drop-off clinic will continue in Madeira Park – phone 604-741-5132. For more information contact Louis Legal at 604 886-1995.
Arts Centre
The Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt has been closed until further notice.
Aquarium
The Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre at the Gibsons Public Market is closed until further notice, but the merchants remain open.
Botanical Garden
The SC Botanical Garden in West Sechelt is closed until further notice.
Film Society
The SC Film Society has cancelled the remainder of the spring season, but may try to show one or two films later in April.
Bus service
Passengers must board by the back door, unless they need the front door ramp. No fares are being collected.
RCMP
The Gibsons community office is closed and the reception counter at the Sechelt detachment is closed; please use the non-emergency number 604-885-2266.

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