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In the Community

Garden open to summer visitors

The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden is now open for visitors two days each week all summer. On Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., the garden, located at 5941 Mason Rd.

Gibsons grad gives gift of hair

While Gibsons' Alex Cloherty was busy writing Grade 12 exams this week, she was also wondering if people would treat her differently when she's bald. "I'm not really worried about not having hair, but it will be interesting to see how people react.

Volunteers honoured

When it comes to helping animals, there is nothing Karen and Derek Holland won't do. For more than 20 years, the Hollands have opened their hearts and their home to distressed animals in need of a safe space.

A community invitation to celebrate

St. John's United Church is throwing a community celebration this Sunday and everyone is invited. A 3 p.m. on June 26, the church will mark the realization of St. John's becoming officially a fully inclusive faith community.

Sechelt to celebrate with free concert

A free outdoor concert event will be hosted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the incorporation of the District of Sechelt on Thursday, June 30. The concert will be held at Civic Square (behind the Seaside Centre) starting at 7 p.m.

Turtle nesting season has arrived

For local residents, the next few weeks offer the chance to witness something truly amazing - turtles laying their eggs.

Savour each word

Encourage kids to gobble up some great reading this summer. Children will Savour Each Word when they join the 2011 Summer Reading Club for free at the Sechelt Public Library.

Newspaper archives to go digital

The Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives is one of 21 successful recipients of the 2011 B.C. History Digitization Program (BCHDP) funding awards. The digitization program, an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, was launched in 2006.

Carnival coming June 22

Race your friends down the giant inflatable super slide, try your luck in the three lane bungee run, or tackle the survivor obstacle course at this year's West Sechelt Elementary School (WSES) Carnival.

75 years celebrating faith, diversity and community

St. Hilda's Anglican Church has been an integral part of the Sechelt community for 75 years, and they're celebrating that legacy throughout 2011.