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Whistler celebrates readers and writers

A comfy bed and a good book sound like the perfect antidote to the onset of fall, but organizers of the Whistler Readers and Writers Festival have something less solitary in mind. From Oct.

Protect your mental health

Beyond The Blues is an annual event sponsored by BC Mental Health and Addiction Services and hosted here on the Sunshine Coast by the BC Schizophrenia Society, Sunshine Coast Branch.

Makossos reunited after 11 years

Gibsons author and stage performer Jean-Pierre Makosso was so glad to see his wife Yvette after 11 years apart that he ran to her - on his knees. It happened at Vancouver International Airport on Sept.

October meeting features Uganda

Jan Kotaska will give an illustrated presentation about mountain gorillas and other wildlife of Uganda at the Oct. 5 meeting of the Sunshine Coast Natural History Society.

Intuition: a fact with a future

Spiritual consultant, Kelly Oswald, author of Buddha Nature: Awaken to Your Life and co-author of Be the Change Cards, will present an intuition workshop at The Oracle at Sechelt.

Coast mothers to take challenge

On Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. mothers and children at sites across Canada, the U.S. and other countries around the world will compete to set the record for the most children breastfeeding at one time.

Kidsport supports program

Sunshine Coast Kid Sport applied for NHL equipment from the NHLPA Goals and Dreams Fund and received three sets of hockey gear last week.

Clubhouse seeks support to expand service

Mental illness doesn't stop on Mondays and that's why Arrowhead is asking the public for support to keep their clubhouse open every weekday. Currently the clubhouse for people with mental illness is only open Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Race gives back to community

The 2012 version of the Brat Ride (formerly the Brat Race) took place last Sunday with more than 55 participants. Gary Jackson and Lydia Watson from Off the Edge Adventure Sports in Sechelt hosted the fourth annual ride.

Entertainment options abound next month

The Sechelt Arts Festival, from Oct. 11 to 21, in partnership with the District of Sechelt, is offering a smorgasbord of free family entertainment and art and music workshops for all ages. On Sunday, Oct.