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Bursaries for women on the Sunshine Coast

In difficult economic times, many women try to improve their lives by returning to school to upgrade their employment prospects. However secondary education is often too costly for many.

Clean air group hosts AGM

The Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society (SCCAS) will conduct its annual general meeting this Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at the Stalashen Clubhouse (1585 Field Road in Wilson Creek). Reports on programs and initiatives are on the agenda.

Lecture series continues

The Capilano Universe lecture series continues on Saturday, May 4 with a back by popular demand presentation by Vineet Johnson.

Habitat elects new board

Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast held its 2013 annual general meeting April 16 at the Living Faith Lutheran Church in Davis Bay.

Get set to raise the woof

The team who organizes the popular 'trivia nights in support of animal welfare on the Sunshine Coast have registered as a charity (A Helping Paw Animal Welfare Fund) and are working on something new.

GRD sells bears for Gibsons Wildlife

Bears are coming out at Gibsons Recycling Depot (GRD), but not to worry, these are recycled plywood cut outs that can be painted and decorated. This fun art event is a fundraising event for Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

Donna Joe receives Frances Fleming Award

This year's recipient of the Frances Fleming Award for Inspirational Achieve-ment, Donna Joe is most worthy of this educational accolade. She is the first of the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation to receive a teaching degree and master of education.

Time to start planting

It's the time people have been waiting for - spring. New shoots are coming up and activities such as turning over the soil, spreading compost, lime, steer manure (or whatever takes our fancy) and sowing seeds takes up a good part of our time.

Annual fundraiser set for May 5

Next Sunday, May 5, walkers of all ages on the Sunshine Coast will be joining thousands of Canadians across the country in the national annual Hike for Hospice.

Looking inward looking outward

On Wednesday, April 3, I attended the opening of an art show presented by the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre called Looking Inward Looking Outward.