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Former Gibsons teacher gives back

Friends and family of Pearl MacKenzie and YMCA Camp Elphinstone gathered on Sept. 17 to celebrate the camp's newly named recreation centre, MacKenzie Hall.

Praise for the trail builders

It is a crisp, clear Sep-tember morning and I am riding my bike on one of my favourite trails in West Sechelt: Parbac. The freshly fallen leaves crackle under my tires as I twist and turn through beautiful single-track.

Conference brings together affected, academics and advocates

Community members affected by mental illness, their families, advocates and academics came together at a conference in Sechelt last Saturday to share experiences and learn from each other.

In-school mentors wanted

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver is looking for 25 people in the Sunshine Coast area to volunteer one hour each week on school grounds with a boy or girl.

DOXA heads for the Coast

DOXA, a documentary film society that presents independent and innovative documentaries, is heading out of its usual Vancouver base for the first everDOXA Festival on the Sunshine Coast, Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, at the Raven's Cry Theatre in Sechelt.

Celebrating women's month in South Africa

Sixteen young women from Canada and South Africa are halfway to completing their three-month stay as Youth Leaders in Action.

Sechelt Elder Theresa Jeffries is 2011 Eldercollege speaker

At 80, Sechelt Indian Band Elder Theresa Jeffries (Sxixaxay, her Sechelt name) is a very important part of the cultural and educational work of the Band, which makes her a perfect choice for speaker at this year's Clifford Smith Memorial Lecture on S

Goals reached at pub fundraiser

More than $3,000 was raised at the Aug. 28 fundraiser for the Thomas Bennett memorial scholarship, bringing the total fund to more than $12,000.

Sign up for photography classes

Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden is offering a two-day photography workshop called Cameras in the Garden. On Sunday, Sept. 25, starting at 9 a.m. and Wednesday Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., bring your camera to the gardens and learn how to take better photos.

Help clean up the ocean on Sept. 24

Every year thousands of divers and non-divers come together with one common goal: to clean up the world's oceans and waterways.
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