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Telethon helps families in need

The Christmas spirit is in overdrive at the Sunshine Coast Elves Club. This is their 40th year as a charitable society, and they are in the throes of organizing their annual telethon, on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2 p.m.

Prize-winning poet reads Saturday

Prize-winning poet and novelist Alison Pick, much-praised author of Far to Go, long-listed for the prestigious Man Booker Prize, reads at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt, this Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m.

Big and small lights up Botanical Garden

You are invited to the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden for a Woodland Christmas, this Sunday, Dec. 2, from 3 to 6 p.m.

CWY cancels Coast contingent

Canada World Youth (CWY) won't be coming to the Coast this year; instead, they're headed to Vancouver Island, after some problems came up in South Africa. "The group is already in South Africa.

SPCA in need of foster homes

The BC SPCA's Sunshine Coast shelter is in need of foster homes for animals in their care, including cats, dogs, puppies, kittens and small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs or rats.

Eldercollege hosts course preview

The Sunshine Coast community is invited to join Sunshine Coast Eldercollege for its spring courses preview on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Sechelt campus of Capilano University.

Kettle campaign kicks off

Volunteers will be out spreading some Christmas cheer and seeking donations up and down the Coast during the next few weeks in support of the Salvation Army. The annual kettle campaign was officially launched last Thursday (Nov.

Hospice offers time of reflection

It is time again for the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society's Lights of Life program. This year will be the 22nd year of this annual event.

Program study set for launch

As community developer for the United Way's Better at Home program, April Struthers has the task of estimating how many Sunshine Coast seniors are isolated and/or vulnerable.

Elections set for community plan committee

The newly adopted Roberts Creek official community plan (OCP) is a document to be proud of.
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