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The power of individual choices

Editor's note: The following essay is the winning entry in a contest sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of the Sunshine Coast, Sechelt and Gibsons.

CFUW presents fashion fundraiser

Since its inception, the University Women's Club on the Coast has worked to raise funds in order to award bursaries to mature women returning to post-secondary studies.

Scholarships available to local students

The British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspapers Association (BCYCNA) will award some of the largest scholarships in British Columbia and Yukon again this year. Every high school graduating student in B.C.

Help out Nanna Lou and friends

The second annual Nanna Lou and friends charity hockey challenge is fast approaching. This event is being held in honour of Marylou Lymer, a three-time survivor of breast cancer, who continues to battle cancer on an ongoing basis.

Get your lanterns ready

Earth Hour 2010 is Saturday, March 27, and once again it is time to turn out your lights for the Earth.

Have your antiques appraised

What's in your trunk or attic? Do you have a family treasure or unusual collectible that you would like more information on or know the value of? If so, then mark March 20 on your calendar for the ninth annual Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives Antiq

Gibsons Scouts share in Olympic spirit

Twenty-nine First Gibsons Scouts and leaders celebrated the Olympics with a visit to Whistler on the Feb. 20/21 weekend. Without the Scouting program, many of the 11 to 14 year olds would not have been able to participate in the Olympic festivities.

Celebrate International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated March 8 every year and is globally recognized as a day of celebration of women's achievements politically, economically and socially. It is an official holiday in some countries, but not in Canada.

Seedy Saturday in Roberts Creek

One Straw Society volunteers will be busy on Saturday in Roberts Creek for the Seedy Saturday event.

Season comes to a close with Birkebeiner race

It is only 9:45 on a Sunday morning, but the Dakota Ridge parking lot is already bustling. Youngsters spill out of mini-vans and SUVs as their parents fumble with skis, poles and backpacks stuffed with gear.