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Welcome mat out for Labour Day picnic

Once again the welcome mat is out to all Sunshine Coasters to attend the fun-for-all annual Labour Day picnic, from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, at Dougall Park in Lower Gibsons.

Creating awareness about mental illness

The Sunshine Coast branch of the B.C.

Library gets serious about fungi

Gibsons and District Public Library is inviting the community to the library on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. for a presentation on mushrooms and fungi. Presenter Duane Sept is a biologist, freelance nature photographer and writer.

Gourmet garlic growers gather

From Sorrento to Salt Spring Island, garlic farmers from all over B.C. gravitated to Lions Park near Pender Harbour last weekend to enjoy music, crafts and gourmet events in honour of the so-called stinking rose, garlic.

A celebration of J.S. Woodsworth

The old-age pension and unemployment insurance are two cornerstones of Canadian society that many have taken for granted.

Breaking the chains of substance abuse

Our group of 18 young women volunteers from South Africa and Canada will be arriving on the Sunshine Coast for a three-month cultural exchange this fall.

Society needs your vote

The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society (SCSES) needs your help.

Eldercollege offers course preview

On Thursday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sechelt Campus of Capilano University, the Continuing Education Department Eldercollege is offering a preview of 15 fall courses aimed at folks 55 and over.

Harvest Festival provides loads of fun

The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society invites the whole community to its third annual Harvest Festival on Aug. 27. The event, slated for next Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. features loads of family fun, great food, and toe-tapping music.

Garlic fun this weekend

The Pender Harbour Lions Club invites the community to celebrate all things garlic at its second annual Garlic Festival this weekend. The festival runs on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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