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Healthy, local food is for everyone

Many low-income families and seniors on the Sunshine Coast will receive extra help getting fresh, local food on the table this summer, thanks to a new provincial coupon program announced on July 4 by Health Minister Mike de Jong.

A silver anniversary for Golden Girls

When the Gibsons Heritage Society names the 2012 Golden Girl honouring a senior woman from the area later this month at Sea Cavalcade, she will be part of a fine company of stellar women.

Journey sets a new standard

What an honour and privilege! The 2012 Pulling Together journey took almost 40 people from the Sechelt and Gibsons area to the beautiful territory of the Sliammon people near Powell River on the Upper Sunshine Coast recently.

Coast teams make some waves

Four dragon boat teams from the Sunshine Coast left their mark at the 10th annual Regatta July 7 and 8. Sea Gals, a women's team in its third year, enjoyed the fastest race and placed first in the Jade B division.

Award-winning author returns

Renowned author Tim Bowling, who made Gibsons his home for several years, returns to the Sunshine Coast to give a reading at the Gibsons Public Library on Wednesday, July 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Surprise shows a family affair

The Sunshine Coast will be treated to two surprise shows this weekend by an internationally acclaimed jazz artist who wants to come here because he just loves the Sunshine Coast and its people.

B.C. books rock, so let's talk

This summer, take a B.C. book out of the library. Let's talk about it. Come share your thoughts at the B.C. Books Rock discussion at the library on Wednesday, July 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. Award winning B.C.

Page books a new role with B.C. Toastmasters

Local coach and trainer Margaret Page has a busy year coming up. As of July 1, Page became the District 21 governor of Toastmasters International. Her territory covers the entire province of B.C. and includes 285 clubs and almost 5,000 members.

Sacred drum workshop returns

Back by popular demand, the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives in Gibsons presents another sacred drum workshop next Saturday. Tsawaysia Spukwus will lead the workshop on Saturday, July 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the museum.

A lifetime of playing and giving back

Alvie Thompson is a remarkable man with remarkable stories and a lifetime spent playing, teaching and giving back to the sport he loves - golf.
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