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A celebration of diversity

Pride - an affirmation of oneself and the community as a whole. Pride is alive and well on the Sunshine Coast. The celebration of pride and diversity began with rainbow flags, balloons and streamers at a fun-filled Pride dance Saturday night (Aug.

Program forges friendships between students, Coast

Two weeks of English language classes and Canadian culture proved too short for many of the 20 young Japanese women who participated in the program and the host families who welcomed them to the Coast.

On the road in Aberdeen

Editor's note: The Coast String Fiddlers are in Aberdeen, Scotland for the Aberdeen International Youth Festival and parent chaperone Kathy Wood and some of the participants will be updating Coast Reporter readers in the next few weeks of their trip.

Transplant project set for Halfmoon Bay

Eelgrass plays a vital ecological role for birds, fish, humans and the health of the near shore.

Facelift for meditative labyrinth

With the paint only recently dry on this year's stunning Roberts Creek mandala, Sunshine Coast painters have also just finished revitalizing a second giant circular painted work: the labyrinth at St. Hilda's by the Sea Anglican Church in Sechelt.

A happy hoedown for Habitat

The toe-tapping tunes of the Billy Hillpickers and an abundant southwestern barbecue served up by chef Spencer Watts drew a colourful and enthusiastic crowd to the Gibsons' bluff last Saturday night (July 31).

Surprise violin concert benefits botanical garden

Recently Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society supporters Brenda Chris-tensen and Tom Barry hosted an unforgettable fundraising event in their home.

Changling Rinpoche visits the Coast

Lotus Speech Buddhist Society Canada announces that Changling Rinpoche will once again visit the Sunshine Coast this weekend as part of his 2010 North American Teaching Tour. Rinpoche will offer a public teaching tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m. at St.

Be yourself and have some fun

The Sunshine Coast Pride committee is proud to present the fourth annual Pride Dance with DJ Delia on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 8 p.m. to 1 .m. at the Roberts Creek Community Hall.

Julie Skippon is a true Golden Girl

Julie Skippon, Gibsons latest Golden Girl, is a testament to what effect an exemplary person can have on a community. In the 25 years that Skippon has lived on the Coast, she has been involved in many organizations.
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