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Surprise violin concert benefits botanical garden

Recently Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society supporters Brenda Chris-tensen and Tom Barry hosted an unforgettable fundraising event in their home.

Changling Rinpoche visits the Coast

Lotus Speech Buddhist Society Canada announces that Changling Rinpoche will once again visit the Sunshine Coast this weekend as part of his 2010 North American Teaching Tour. Rinpoche will offer a public teaching tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m. at St.

Be yourself and have some fun

The Sunshine Coast Pride committee is proud to present the fourth annual Pride Dance with DJ Delia on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 8 p.m. to 1 .m. at the Roberts Creek Community Hall.

Julie Skippon is a true Golden Girl

Julie Skippon, Gibsons latest Golden Girl, is a testament to what effect an exemplary person can have on a community. In the 25 years that Skippon has lived on the Coast, she has been involved in many organizations.

13th mandala a 'prayer for the ocean'

Under a welcoming July sun and next to a calm, shimmering strait, community members, artists and travellers from around the world have been turning out to leave their mark on the 13th Roberts Creek community mandala.

New training program for Pender

Pender Harbour finally has the Sprockids mountain bike training program. This winter the Rotary Club of Pender Harbour, introduced Doug Detwiller, creator of Sprockids, to the parents of Madeira Park Elementary School.

Young people seek host families

From Aug. 23 to Nov. 15, the Sunshine Coast will be hosting a group of 18 Canada World Youth (CWY) volunteers from South Africa and Canada. The youth volunteers' three-month stay in the community will be the first stage of a CWY educational program.

Coaster joins super team for fundraiser

Editor's note: Gibsons resident and volunteer firefighter James Ingram is actively fundraising and raising awareness for the Whistler Granfondo bicycle race on Sept. 11 in support of the B.C. Lung Association.

Japanese students to learn English, Canadian culture

Twenty teenaged girls from Japan will be arriving next Friday (July 23) for two weeks of English classes and Canadian culture.

Coast rallies for Kenyan ambulance project

A group of Coast medical professionals has launched fundraising efforts to buy an ambulance for a rural community in Kenya. Gibsons' Dr.