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Hospice marks the new year with remembrance

For the 17th consecutive year, Sunshine Coast Hospice Society held its annual Lighting the Memories event on New Year's Day, Jan. 1 at Snickett Park in Sechelt.

Recreating nature's beauty

Everyone who dreams of a naturally handsome garden is invited to hear Bill Terry's talk, Letting Nature Take Her Course, on Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Sparling Pavilion of the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, 5941 Mason Rd. in West Sechelt.

A meeting with a mermaid

Editor's note: Jessica Monk is a student in the professional scuba dive instructor program at Capilano University on the Sunshine Coast. Below is her account of the program and why she loves diving so much.

A visit to East Africa

The Jan. 4 meeting of the Sunshine Coast Natural History Society (SCNHS) will feature a presentation by Rand Rudland on a visit to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro in East Africa.

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.
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