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and Geoscience Month by demonstrating in a very accessible and hands-on way how interesting and challenging this field can be. Similar competitions are being held across BC, and the Sunshine Coast traditionally fields one of the largest and most diverse batch of entries. Organizers from the Sea to Sky Branch of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEG) note that building a bridge out of popsicle sticks and glue (an improved version is supplied with this year’s kits) that can support a weight of over 225 pounds is impressive – but more so when the designers are in third grade. This year offers a series of on-site Mini Chal-

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A heavy turnout of 315 voters select a new Chief and Council for the Sechelt Indian Band (shíshálh Nation) on Saturday, February 22. With 115 votes, former Chief J. Calvin Craigon recaptured the chair, narrowly edging out H. Henry Paull (with 108) and Kevin August (78). Easily topping the slate of 14 candidates for Councillor, former Chief Garry Feschuk garnered 155 votes, followed by

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for enhancing the business climate in the Pender Harbour area. All area business owners and self-employed are encouraged to meet with the representatives (contact Elaine Park at ev to arrange a time) and also to participate in an online survey, located at: forms/d/18m4geWIP g s g t 2 L j f o h X M RQ X

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returning Councillors Christopher L. August (135) and Benedict F. Pierre (108). New Councillor Randy Joe (113 votes) joins them at the table. Social media and word of mouth prompted intense interest in the election, particularly for those living off reserve. The newly elected Council will be sworn in April 1, for a term ending March 31, 2017.

Coast Car Co-op launches March 1 Sunshine Coast-based couver-based Modo The Coast Car Co-op (CCC) Car Co-op and another will officially launch with 50 vehicles in Victoria, a free public celebration at Nanaimo, Kelowna and the Gibsons Public Mar- the Kootenays. Sunnycrest ket (former Yacht Club) Mall A short ceremony, folon Saturday, March at 1208 lowed by light snacks Dog’s1,Ear 11 a.m. Co-op members and displays will provide will be able to access two members and interested vehicles – a 2013 Toyota public with more inforPrius C (hybrid car) and mation and ways to share a new Dodge Grand their own thoughts on loCaravan (family van) – cal transportation. on the Coast. Roaming For more information, agreements allow mem- please visit the Coast bers to access more than Car Co-op website www. 300 vehicles in the Lower or call Feb. 27, 2014 Mainland through Van- 778-374-3092.

Annual Financial Report captures national recognition For the tenth consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting, acknowledging its 2012 Annual Financial Report surpasses the requirements of generally accepted accounting principles and demonstrates a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” designed to clearly communicate the SCRD’s financial information and to motivate potential users and user groups to read the report. “This award is a result of a great team effort by several departments, especially the Finance department, and emphasizes the professionalism and dedication of staff,” said Garry Nohr, SCRD Board Chair. The SCRD’s 2012 Financial Report can be found at www.

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Editorial Opinion Saints preserve us In a front-page story in last week’s Coast Reporter, Christine Wood quoted Chief Garry Feschuk as saying that the shíshálh First Nation (or Sechelt Indian Band – the terms seem to be used interchangeably) is in negotiations to rid themselves of the last residential school memory in Sechelt – St. Mary’s Hospital, which is built on land donated by the Band. “We’re in the process of having the hospital recognize Sechelt for the donation of that land and we’re in the midst of a name change because St. Mary’s is actually also the name of the residential school,” Feschuk said. “It’s going to be called shíshálh Hospital.” The statement is as full of hubris as it is of factual errors. Most importantly, the name change is by no means the ‘done deal’ Chief Feschuk implies. The process to consider a name change for the hospital has not even started. Vancouver Coastal Health, which operates the facility, will consult with the whole community and collect submissions through a series of public meetings (dates to be announced.) Once this process is complete, all submissions will be delivered to the BC cabinet for review and consideration; the cabinet then makes the final decision. It’s also important to note that the hospital has indeed recognized and honoured the shíshálh Nation for the donation of the land from the time of construction in 1964. A plaque in the hospital lobby commemorated the sale of the land for a dollar, which effectively transferred the property to St. Mary’s and put it, as SCRD Chair Gary Nohr noted, “into the Halfmoon Bay Regional District.” At the recent dedication ceremonies for the new wing, every single speaker acknowledged, thanked, and offered respect to the shíshálh Nation and the forward-thinking elders who offered the property, originally the residential school’s farmland (school residences and classrooms were across the street on the site of the Raven’s Cry complex). The new hospital lobby is graced with a cedar mural, totems are being carved for installation in the entry plaza, and the design incorporates shíshálh imagery. Apparently this is not sufficient for Chief Feschuk – the name must go. But let’s not pretend it’s because “St. Mary’s is actually also the name of the residential school.” Archival records show the school was first built in 1912 with $11,000 raised by the shíshálh band for that purpose (and they were reportedly proud to have built a school where their children could be educated while the parents were fishing or logging down the Coast). Called St. Augustine’s Indian Residential School, it was operated by the Roman Catholic church under license from the federal government until it was closed in 1975. The original building was destroyed by fire; it would be rebuilt and reburned twice more. St. Mary’s Hospital was established in Garden Bay by the Anglican Church in 1930. Residents raised the funds and raised the walls (which still stand, transformed into the Sundowner Hotel). It is a legacy of Rev. John Antle and the Columbia Coast Mission, and served generations of Coast residents – regardless of race or religion. To change the name without acknowledging the contribution of these pioneers is disrespectful to their memory. Renaming the hospital is by no means the ‘done deal’ which Chief Feschuk implies. It is the community’s hospital, operated by Vancouver Coastal Health. Until the community and VCH weigh in to the debate, the hospital which continues to serve the whole Sunshine Coast will continue to be known as St. Mary’s. Heather Jeal, Editor Letters to the Editor and Submissions are welcome on any topic of local or general interest. Opinions expressed are those of the writers and do not reflect opinions of The Local publication. Generally letters should not exceed more than 300 words. Letters will be edited in the interests of style, clarity, legality, brevity and taste, as necessary. The Local reserves the right to refuse publication of any submission. All letters must be signed and include place of residence and telephone number; names may be withheld from publication for valid reason by approval of the editor. E-mail letters to: Deadline for letters and submissions is Monday at 3pm.

Letters to the Editor – Opinions LNG a dubious savior After seeing Gasland 2 at the Heritage Theatre, we wanted to comment about BC’s singular push to promote LNG as the savior of our economy. The first requirements for life are clean air, water and safe food. With these we survive and thrive. They are the most basic human rights. Good governance means ensuring that these are protected. With conventional sources of gas mostly gone, ‘fracking’ is happening around the world, in many places, a violation of human rights. Fracking laces fresh water with toxic chemicals and blasts it into shale layers to release the methane. Families and whole communities in the U.S. have been forced to move as their water is poisoned, their animals dead and their homes unsellable. Methane and other chemicals in the air near fracking sites have been found to be so high as to cause neurological damage. Fracking is, in a word, insanity. BC should avoid this race to the bottom; rushing to sell LNG to Asia. This market may soon dry up since a) the U.S. and Australia already have operating LNG plants selling to those markets and b) China is quickly moving toward energy self-sufficiency. Methane is many times more potent a greenhouse gas than CO2 and along with flare-offs, leakages and explosions, causes greater climate change than even oil. The way forward is clear; use as little ‘natural’ gas and other fossil fuels as possible and push government leaders into supporting alternate energies and proper governance of our human rights. Ron & Gayle Neilson, Gibsons

water treatment plant is on budget, why do we have to borrow 7.4 million dollars? This wastewater treatment plant was described on several earlier occasions as fully funded by reserves and external grants. Then in mid2013 a Council motion approved a loan for 2.5 million dollars for this plant. Now in February 2014 we are being asked to vote on a referendum to approve a loan for 7.4 million dollars for this same plant. It is time for this bleeding to stop. It is time to hold the Council to its word, and defeat this referendum. Interest free or not, all loans have to be repaid. Payments for this large loan  will be about $70,000 per month for the next ten years. This loan will handcuff the next Mayor and Council. If necessary the next administration can apply for a ‘Green’ loan and grant, in line with new priorities. Finally, the District of Sechelt has repeatedly said that it does not need this funding. Then there is no reason for the loan, and a sound reason to say NO! Barry Pruden and George Goudie, Sechelt

sayers couldn’t find fault with the proposal! Regardless, let’s all get out and vote YES either at the Advance voting polls on February 26 or March 5 or on Voting Day, March 8. It’s good for Sechelt. Geoff White, Sechelt

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project. As I have expressed in this paper previously, I am supportive of The George. I appreciate there are good people in the community who disagree with me. However I am not planning to go to their home or business and tell them they are wrong. If there is an opportunity to discuss The George project I will be the first to engage and listen to their opinion, and express mine. Presumably we can do this as fellow citizens who are concerned about the future of Gibsons, respect our differences, and most importantly, recognize that there is a process being followed by the Gibsons Town Council to arrive at a well informed decision. I ask that we all respect this process and the outcome. Nicholas Sonntag, Gibsons

It is with some considerable concern for the future of our community that I write this letter. While shopping last Saturday, I was informed that there are individuals from this community who are going out of their way to confront store owners in Gibsons who have expressed support for the The George Hotel. This is intimidation and is unacceptable. The George has become a development which has generated a lot of See more letters at emotion for and against the




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I’d like to congratulate Mayor, Council and the Staff of District Hall for pursuing new and better financial opportunities for the Wastewater Treatment Facility. The extra grant, lower interest rate and a longer amortization period are greatly beneficial to the financial wellbeing of our community. And we still have a state of the art, worldclass facility underway. I see no negatives in voting YES on the upcoming referendum unless one has an irrational opposition to absolutely everything that the Just say ‘no’ Mayor and Council try to acIf the District of Sechelt’s complish. In a rare move ALL financial house is in such Councillors voted YES to the good order, and our waste- initiative so even the two nay-

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SD46 aims to ERASE bullying Education Matters Betty Baxter

Chair, School District #46 School Board

In late February of each year our schools are suddenly full of pink shirts as everyone from students to principals, teachers, Special Education teaching assistants and even parents and trustees don pink to support an end to bullying behaviour in our schools. All parents want their children to feel safe and welcomed at school. A great program or happy class can quickly become uncomfortable if anyone uses cruel language or targets another for physical or verbal intimidation. Our teachers and administrators are trained in the provincial program ERASE! Bullying and encourage students to report to the website anonymously if they experience bullying. Our own student trustee, Maya Treuheit, has just been named to the student advisory group for the provincial program. The program tracks the statistics and our district can access information. What more can we do?


“Everyone has a role to

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play in promoting positive mental health and wellness, supporting students, positive social behaviour and preventing incidents like bullying. There needs to be an integrated approach to prevent, address and reduce bullying, by developing the right partnerships with schools, parents, community and police. “Students who feel safe and are free to develop in healthy ways are far less likely to be involved in inappropriate activities. Students who are learning and thriving take pride in themselves, their school, their accomplishments and the accomplishments of those they connect to.” The ERASE site goes on to say that connection with others, a sense of belonging, and communication are key to helping students feel safe. As adults in every walk of life, we have the potential to

be tremendous role models throughout our community here on the Sunshine Coast. Observing the behavior of adults is a powerful learning method for children. We can once again be leaders as a community. Let’s be visible as respectful, positive role models for students, not just on pink shirt day, but everyday. Let’s communicate to students that they are welcomed and belong to our community, whatever their age or whatever their passion or their struggle or level of achievement. Let’s encourage them to be respectful of others by showing them our own actions via respect and support for others in all we do. We all belong here and it is only grown-ups who can truly stop bullying. In the words of one student: “We can start by ending every interaction with kindness.” Sounds like a good idea!

Local elections reform to include four-year terms The BC government will introduce legislation during the current legislative session to change local elections from a three-year to a fouryear cycle beginning with the 2014 elections, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes announced this week. Subject to legislative approval, the next BC local elections after November 2014 will be in October 2018. Four-year terms will give local governments more time to consult, plan and achieve community goals – and also help to manage election costs. All other Canadian provinces hold local government elections every four years. Extending the term of office will apply to BC’s mayors and all elected officials serving municipalities, regional districts, parks boards, school boards and the Islands Trust. Moving to four-year terms was recommended by the Local Government Elections Task Force. Last year, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) passed a resolution supporting extension of the term of office for elected local government officials from three to four years. The BC School Trustees Association


SD46 Board and staff send a message on Pink Shirt Day.

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Save the ‘Reed Rd Forest Reserve’ Tucked away at the end of Reed Rd, in Gibsons, is a wonderful forestFools settingRun of towering DouglasApril #2_1208 firs, which has been under a special ‘Watershed Reserve’ status since the early pioneer days. Reserve status was originally enacted to protect water flows coming off this forest slope to nearby farms dependant on well water. This forest is currently surveyed out by BC Timber Sales for future clearcut logging. In principle, this forest should remain in Reserve status, with no trespassing by logging interests. Feb. 27, 2013 Site conditions suggest this could be a remnant of a disappearing Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem (CDF), with associated plant communities of salal, and Oregon grape.

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to join Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) for a guided walk into the ‘Reed Rd Forest Reserve’. Meet at the Gibsons Park Plaza (by the old McDonald’s) at 1pm and car pool to the trailhead. Round trip: 3 hours. ELF has sketched out a trail loop that takes us into the heart of the forest.

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ders. But Otto and fellow researcher Jasper Smits of the Anxiety Research and Treatment Program at Southern Methodist University studied the effects that regular workouts might have on people prone to anxiety. In studying 60 participants with heightened sensitivity to anxiety, Otto and Smits found that the subjects who participated in a twoweek exercise program exhibited marked improvements in anxiety sensitivity compared to those participants who did not take part in the exercise program. Otto and Smith concluded that this improvement was a result of the exercise group participants learning to associate the symptoms common to both fear and exercise, such as sweating and an elevated heart rate, with something positive (exercise) instead of something negative (anxiety). More information on the link between exercise and improved mental health is available at www. Metro

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604-740-5813 Ken GrunenberG, Owner/Pharmacist

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themselves with to be betOpen-angle glaucomaocter equipped to recognize curs when the optic nerve its symptoms and seek treat- is gradually damaged. Eyement, which is highly effec- sight will be slowly lost, and tive, as soon as possible. one eye may be more affectThe Glaucoma Research ed than the other. Foundation notes that glauWhen a person has coma is a leading cause of closed-angle glaucoma, blindness, and roughly 10 which is somewhat rare, the per cent of people who re- iris and the lens block the ceive proper treatment will movement of fluid between still experience loss of vision. the chambers of the eye, Glaucoma is not a single causing pressure to build disease but the name used to up as the iris presses on refer to a group of eye dis- the eye’s drainage system. eases that damage the optic Closed-angle glaucoma may nerve. Located in the back cause mild symptoms or no of the eye, the optic nerve symptoms at all is responsible for carrying Congenital glaucoma is information from the eye rare and most often affects to the brain. Damage to the infants at birth. Symptoms optic nerve can eventually may include watery eyes, lead to loss of vision. Shoppe sensitivity to light, an eye Medicine 1208 Loss of peripheral vision or eyes that appear cloudy - an early warning sign - and eyes that appear larger motivates many people to than normal because the visit their eye doctor, who eyeballs have enlarged due will then develop a course of to pressure. If a child is treatment to restore vision. rubbing his eyes, squinting Without treatment overall or keeping his or her eyes vision will worsen, and total closed much of the time, blindness can result. he should be checked for Glaucoma is a Feb. group of 20, 2013glaucoma during his regueye diseases, and not all alr annual eye exam. glaucomas are the same. More information on There are three types of glaucoma is available at glaucomas, and each has its Metro own set of symptoms.

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women in focus International Women’s Day

In honour of the upcoming International Women’s Day on Saturday March 8, the local is honoured to highlight women of the Sunshine Coast.

This year’s theme is INSPIRING CHANGE Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action. Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for our internationalwom global hub and encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change. The vast array of communication channels, supportive spokespeople, equality research, campaigns and corporate responsibility initiatives means everyone can be

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consider myself lucky to be living and working in a beautful place such as the Sunshine Coast. What a great place to raise a child, enjoy gardening, walk the beaches and rainforests, and participate in great community activities. Add family, friends and a great work environment in to complete my very own picture of paradise. Working for Harbour Air has given me the ability to balance my life with flexibility and understanding. We are very much a family here in Sechelt creating a fun and inviting work environment. We have exciting things happening in the company. We have introduced our new division Tantalus Air. Tantalus Air is a charter division and operates a Pilatus PC 12NG aircraft with a standard seating arrangement of up to 8 passengers. Tantalus Air is fully capable of landing at the Sechelt airport and has a great crew that includes one of our female pilots Stephanie McDougall. Our regular seaplane schedules operate 10 scheduled flights a day to the Island and lower mainland. Some of our best perks include: No cancellation fees, No change fees, No excess baggage fees (excess baggage can also be sent early at no cost) and of course our free cookies, muffins and coffee!


Corin Mullins,

Manager Commercial Lending, Sunshine Coast Credit Union

1 - 5764 Wharf Street Sechelt 604-885-8770




Erin McGregor

Sechelt Base Manager Harbour Air Seaplanes


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Leah MacNeil

an advocate inspiring change for women’s advancement. Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day. Some groups select their own International Women’s Day theme, specific to their local context. For example, the European Parliament’s 2013 theme was, “Women’s response to the crisis” and their 2012 theme “Equal pay for work of equal value.”

CEO Holy Crap Cereal

604 989-1552


ith a career built in financial services and specifically Feb.commercial 27, 2014 lending, Erin joined Sunshine Coast Credit Union in 2012 when she and her family relocated from the Lower Mainland. “I have a strong belief and commitment to the credit union system in addition to a passion for seeing local businesses succeed. To me, enriching members’ lives means that every interaction a member has with us helps put them in a better place. Sometimes this means sharing expertise and advice but it also means getting out from behind the desk and on-site to truly understand the nuances of a business and its challenges and opportunities. This personalized approach is what being locally owned and operated is all about.” Erin obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2011 and was designated an Accredited Business Lender by the Credit Union Institute of Canada in 2012.



orin Mullins started Holy Crap cereal in 2009 selling it at the Sechelt Farmer’s Market. Corin has been honFeb. 27, 2014 ored with eight major awards for female entrepreneurs over the past three years; most recently Ernst & Young awarded her Winning Entrepreneurial Women 2013. The health-packed cereal is incredibly delicious. In fact, one of their very first customers said, “Holy Crap… this is amazing!”That’s where the name “Holy Crap” comes from. “It’s the humorous name that draws people in – and it is the amazing health benefits that keep them eating the cereal,” says Corin, “Like us, people are searching for locally produced food that’s pure and unprocessed. It’s better for our health and the planet.” Holy Crap cereal products are favorites of athletes, diabetics, celiacs, dieters and even astronauts, who brought the cereal with them to the International Space Station. The handmade, certified organic, non-genetically modified, allergen-free cereals are shipped to over 40 countries and carried in over 2,500 stores across North America. Located in Gibsons, BC, Holy Crap employs 20 British Columbians and purchases supplies and services from over 100 local businesses.



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Campo champions community enterprise

Inspiring Change

Aboriginal Interpretive Centre will draw visitors

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Chelsea Minatsis Owner/Operator Giggle ‘n Bloom

#119 - 1100 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Gibsons


helsea was born on the Coast and returned 20 years later to raise her two girls in a town she loved. But, life changed dramatically when Chelsea’s husband died in 2009. She felt the need to grow something new where she could work with her girls around her – something that had a positive feel – and so, Giggle ’n Bloom was born. Chelsea opened the doors to Giggle ’n Bloom in the summer of 2010. Chelsea’s previous work experience in a range of fields, paired with a love of connecting with other people – in particular women, and other moms – and a drive to create a new life for herself and her girls – has helped Giggle ‘n Bloom to blossom. Chelsea started a new chapter for Giggle ‘n Bloom last summer, by moving to a bigger and better location! Giggle ‘n Bloom carries a mix of great products – from shoes to cloth diapers, nursing and maternity wear to car seats and baby carriers – and of course LOTS of TOYS! (and now Lego too!) Creativity, imagination, open-ended play, protecting our environment and social responsibility are all important to Chelsea, and you will find these elements in all the products available at Giggle ’n Bloom!

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At a recent event ex- original Tourism BC notploring Aboriginal Tour- ed, “we must help people ism opportunities on the understand that when travSunshine Coast, organizer elling in BC, the trip is not Candace Campo under- complete unless you and in lined the need for inter- an aboriginal tourism comcommunity cooperation to ponent.” Currently, she is Giggle ndriver. Bloom working WIF 1209 grow this economic with the Sechelt The conference drew to- Visitor Information Centre gether representatives from to help develop a site withlocal government as well as in it offering a welcome delegates from the neigh- and booking opportunity bouring Squamish and for tours, performances Sliammon nations, speak- and other aboriginal expeers from Sunshine Coast riences as a preliminary to Tourism, fellow tour op- the envisioned interpretive erators (“we are such small centre. When fully realized, Feb. 27, 2014 operators, we have to work the centre will allow visitors together”), Capilano Uni- to book tours, learn about versity, Coast Gravity Park, opportunities online before and a variety of sponsors they arrive, and get a bit from the shíshálh Nation. of background on the area Meeting in the warmth of and its cultural heritage. the shíshálh Longhouse, Opportunities for tourdelegates provided updates ism, exploration and expeon their various compo- riences will include Powell nents of the tourism indus- River, which offers tours try and showcased aborigi- for grizzly bear viewing nal tourism with humour, through I’Hos Cultural song and dance. Tours. This is part of CamCampo’s vision, shared po’s co-operative vision; by many of the tour opera- she recognizes the Upper tors present, is for an inter- Coast is struggling even pretive centre that show- harder as the ferries make cases aboriginal tourism it difficult to do business opportunities available to in Powell River. visitors (and residents). As Working in partnership a representative from Ab- with her friend and colleague


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wen McVicker is the Founder and President of Linwood House Ministries, a not-for-profit humanitarian organization based on the Sunshine Coast. She has made it her life’s purpose to share her awareness of the issues facing the world’s women. Since 2000, she and her team have travelled to 17 countries where she has been confronted with the realities of abuse, alcoholism, domestic violence and the trafficking of women. Gwen recognized these issues were also present in her own country. In 2003, she began working with women in Vancouver’s downtown Eastside. This work continues today and has seeded similar work in other cities across Canada. She continues to teach, support and practically engage communities in becoming part of the solution. Gwen and her husband Ron operate Linwood House, where they invite women to a safe and inclusive space to pause, reflect and receive tools for positive change. You are welcome to attend Linwood’s International Women’s Day celebration on Friday, March 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please phone 604740-3757 for tickets.

Dr. Shannon MacLean

Mortgage Consultant

Mortgage Alliance

Owner/Operator The Hearing House

Councillor - District of Sechelt Director - SCRD Board

3144 Linwood Road Roberts Creek, 604-740-3757


eing of service is a way of life that was ingrained early on in Darnelda. She was a Director on her Feb.and, 27, 2014 first Board at 12 years of age wherever her life journey took her, she stepped up to do her part in making her part of the world just a little bit better for everyone. Whether being a softball coach, Director for Minor Hockey, or a PAC member, choir director, teacher, or Community Association President, to her roles now as a Mortgage Consultant and community leader, her great joy is connecting with and listening to others and, together, facilitating results. With tireless energy, focus and drive, she enjoys crafting the vision and then collaborating on how to get there. Her many mortgage clients appreciate her caring approach and straight communication. Even a, “No, not now,” comes with a plan to get to, “Yes!” Given her many hats, Darnelda is clear that she couldn’t do all she does without the assistance of another great woman, her licensed assistant, Sandy Palm. Together they provide “Mortgages That Fit Your Life.”

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Darnelda Siegers

Founder and President Linwood House Ministries

cultural awareness. The BC Chamber of Commerce is on board, as are the area Visitor Info Centres, and a launch of a pilot program is scheduled for May. Heather Jeal

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Gwen McVicker


Audrey Walker, Campo is developing Talaysay Tours as a social enterprise that will put profits back into the community, to support cultural and economic growth. The focus, Campo says, will be on cultural training and


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Candace Campo (above left), operator of Talaysay Tours and organizer of the Aboriginal Tourism Forum, hopes a Cultural Tourism Interpretive Centre will encourage visitors to explore the rich cultural traditions of Coast Salish communities. demonstrated by local dancers and singers.



fter graduating from Dalhousie University with her Masters in Communication Sciences in 1998, ShanFeb. 27, 2014 non worked first as clinical audiologist at the Chalmers Hospital in Fredricton New Brunwick before accepting a private practice position in 1999 with Island Hearing Services head office in Victoria, BC. In 2000 she accepted a management position at their Sechelt branch. After six years of practice, Shannon left the clinic to pursue her doctorate in neuroscience at the University of British Columbia. After graduating in May 2011, Dr. MacLean opened her private practice at her home in Wilson Creek, aptly named The Hearing House. The Hearing House is unique among private practices as it is both a hearing aid dispensary and a hospitalgrade hearing clinic offering comprehensive care and complete diagnostic assessment of the entire auditory system. The Hearing House is an independent private practice with no financial ties to any particular hearing aid manufacturer. Dr. MacLean maintains a research associate position at the UBC psychology department. She also volunteers on the board of directors as treasurer for the Sunshine Coast Skating Club.



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Michelle Jakszruk Elphinstone Secondary alum Michelle Jakszruk was recently named the prized recruit for UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball team. Head coach Steve Manuel notes the firstyear Jakszruk’s big hops, demanding court presence and ability to come off the bench when the Heat needed a spark were all major reasons that got her named to the Canada West All-Rookie team this season. “Good things always seem to happen when Michelle is on the floor,” Manuel notes. “She has the ability to make an impact whenever she enters the game.” Her experience playing for the Canada Selects Team in 2011 and in the Canada Beach Nationals in 2012 has certainly aided Michelle – she has looked like anything but a rookie over the course of the 2013-2014 season. She has a level of maturity unlike many first-year players, and the sky is truly the limit for this talented outside hitter. “We expect big things from Michelle,” adds Manuel, “we would not hesitate to put her into any game situation, she is fearless that way, and with her size, reach and athleticism I’m always surprised at what she can do on the floor at any given moment.” Manuel was not reluctant to give the rookie playing time this season, especially against the conference’s top teams, and Jakzsuk certainly rose to the challenge. Her season-high four kills came against the eventual second-ranked team in the na-

Inspiring Change

Deadline nears for Women of Distinction nominations YWCA Metro Vancouver is inviting the community to nominate exceptional women throughout the Metro Vancouver region (including Hope, Pemberton, Sunshine Coast and the United States border) for the 31st annual YMCA Women of Distinction Awards. Recognized nationally as one of the most prestigious awards for women, the distinction honours women whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of the greater community. In addition to recognizing women across Metro Vancouver, there is an award category honouring businesses and organizations that support the diverse needs of their employees. Since 1984 the Awards have paid tribute to more than 1,475 Nominees and more than 280 Award Recipients. Individual nominees must live and work in Metro Vancouver and businesses and organizations must operate within the Metro Vancouver region including Hope, Pemberton, Sunshine Coast and the United States border. Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 7 at 12:00 p.m. The online nomination form and information can be obtained at: or by calling 604-895-5768. The Awards Dinner will take place on Tuesday, June 3rd at the Westin Bayshore. Tickets go on sale April 1st at or by calling 604-895-5825. YWCA Metro Vancouver notes that without the generous support of its presenting sponsor, Scotiabank, and the gold level sponsors, BC Housing, BC Hydro, Clio, CN, Goldcorp Inc. Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc, Port Metro Vancouver and TD Bank Group this event would not be possible. Submitted

tion, Brandon, on November 8, and in two games versus the then second-ranked Trinity Western Spartans, Michelle’s stat line would finish with six kills, one service ace, seven digs, and two block assists in six sets versus a vaunted Spartan team. Michelle joins a growing group of Heat women’s volleyball players and staff who have won Canada West hardware, and she becomes the first player in team history to be named to the Canada West All-Rookie team. She joins Katy Klomps, who was named to the Canada West All-Star (Second Team) this season, Emily Oxland, who earned Canada West All-Star and CIS All-Rookie team nods in 20122013, Steve Manuel, who was named Canada West Coach of the Year and CIS Coach of the Year in 2012-2013, and Nate Speijer of the men’s volleyball team, who was named to the Canada West All-Star (Second Team) in 2011/2012. Submitted

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Krista Dempster

KD on the Coast Sutton West Coast Gibsons 655 School Road, Gibsons 604-740-2050 • cell: 604-418-2695


orn and raised on the Coast, Krista Martin-Dempster is a fabulous resource for local information. Her years of experience at the post office means she knows what’s going on in the community. Now a licensed Realtor affiliated with the Sutton West Coast Gibsons office, Krista is half of the KD on the Coast team (with partner Tony Browton). Krista’s great eye for appraisal and friendly personality makes her a pleasure to deal with no matter if you are buying or selling. With national sales and presenting experience, the KD on the Coast team have deep roots in the Sunshine Coast community and live the ‘get by give’ philosophy. They are involved in a variety of volunteer activities that contribute to an improved quality of life for Coast residents. Krista and Tony believe family comes first. They understand the needs of first-time home-buyers and those looking to upsize for their growing family, and empty-nesters ready to downsize. Never afraid to step out of the box, they make the process of buying and selling real estate a creative experience. Krista is a new member of thePowHERhouse team and is looking forward to promoting leadership with women on the Sunshine Coast.

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Nikki Lloyd


ikki Lloyd is owner and stylist at Electric Hair studio in Gibsons, which opened nearly two years ago. She has always had a creative appreciation of shape, form, texture and fashion. This led to her apprenticing at a top London (UK) salon at age 16, where she learnt from skilled professionals, catering to musicians, models and celebrities. She quickly became a top stylist and took part in education and stage demonstrations at hairshows in Europe and North America, editorial photoshoots and music videos. Among her well known clients were Annie Lennox, Boy George and Billy Connelly. Having moved to the Coast 15 years ago to raise her two sons. She decided to create a workspace that represented her style and ethics. Electric Hair is modern and edgy, but also has a relaxed attitude. Nikki is inspired by her clients and ever-changing trends and techniques. Where possible, cruelty-free, plant based products, and offers two professional colour lines, one of which is ammonia-free. Nikki knows the importance of fashion and is always ready to identify new trends, updates her skills frequently. She prides herself on high quality. precision cuts, but always the freedom to interpret the individual client.



Victoria Goodier

Electric Hair 1209 309 - 287 Gower Point, Gibsons

#1 - 626 Shaw Road Gibsons 604-886-8646


hat does it mean to celebrate Women? Every woman is unique and special in her own way and deserves to be honFeb. 27, 2014 oured and celebrated every day of the year. People come in to Swish to meet with friends, take in the scenery of the harbour, relax and socialize while also having fun looking for that perfect something. It’s not about size, not colour, not even fashion. It’s about feeling good about yourself and celebrating who you are. THAT is what it’s all about. Looking forward to seeing you soon.


Lynn • 604-886-9404


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Swish Ladies Wear

Owner & Stylist Electric Hair •

Owner/Operator The Bakery

5500 Wharf Street, Sechelt 604-885-9729


aving owned and operated a café on the Coast for over 5 years, changing its name to “The Bakery” this past summer, Victoria has an ongoing appreciation of the support given by the community. With a background in hospitality management, Victoria has always enjoyed working with staff and customers at all levels of business. The Bakery is proud to be part of our local community and we enjoy sponsoring events that can help foster and support the community. Walking into The Bakery is a sensory experience full of mouthwatering delectables, friendly and knowledgable staff and a comfortable cozy atmosphere. Nestled in downtown Sechelt, in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, The Bakery is dedicated to providing fresh, quality ingredients in all our homemade treats. Come and meet our friendly staff and to try our freshly baked bread, free trade organic coffee and tempting sweet and savory treats. Ask us about our delicious gluten free items. Enjoy a nice hot Latte, a hearty lunch or a yummy treat with friends inside the cafe or out on our patio.



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Premier’s Women’s Economic Council

Inspiring Change

International Women’s Day

Tapping into new opportunities

Premier Christy Clark recently announced formation of the Premier’s Women’s Economic Council to offer advice on how to expand women’s business opportunities in key sectors. “I want women to have every opportunity to thrive as entrepreneurs and business leaders in BC,” said Premier Clark. “That’s why I’ve asked some extraordinary women to bring fresh ideas on ways to grow and develop economic opportunities that will benefit the whole province.” PWEC will offer advice to the Premier, the Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, and the Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business on issues, strategies, policy changes and potential actions to tap into economic opportunities for women that will help strengthen BC’s economy. “From mining to forestry to digital media, the

women on this council all bring a unique perspective on a wide variety of key sectors in our economy,” said Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Shirley Bond. “By finding ways to break down barriers and create new opportunities for women in business, we’ll ultimately create more jobs and a stronger economy for everyone.” The PWEC and its chair, appointed by the Premier, consists of 11 members from various regions and industries, including business leaders representing the key sectors identified in the BC Jobs Plan. Appointees are: Dr. ‘Lyn Anglin, Anglin & Associations; Shauna Harper, Live Work Communications; Shannon Janzen, Western Forest Products; Margo Middleton, Middleton Petroleum Services; Lois Nahirney, TeeKay Corporation; Sheila Orr, entrepreneur; Tracy Redies,

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Premier Christy Clark.


Council will certainly play an important role in finding ways to ensure women are a part of the thriving small business sector in our province.” The initial intake of council members will consist of two and three year appointments


Dawn Miller


Owner/Operator H&R Block

Owner/Operator Studio 2545 Salon & Spa


Feb.and 27, trained 2014 as a hairaualye apprenticed stylist and colour technician in downtown Vancouver, beginning her career in the hair industry at the age of 14. In her twenties, having the opportunity to leave the hustle and bustle of the bug city, she relocated to Pender Harbour, where she started her 850 sq. ft salon in Maderia Park in 1996. A true entrepreneur, she also started, owned and operated five other businesses while she was in Madeira. After eleven years of learning business through the best and worst economic times, she relocated her salon to Sechelt. Lauralye now owns and styles hair at her 3,300 sq. ft. salon & spa. Having always believed in using the very best quality products, the salon has become an exclusive AVEDA salon, using their plant based hair care, skincare and unique hair colour system. AVEDA products are produced using naturally derived pure flower and plant essences.



and will meet quarterly with the minister of jobs, tourism and skills training and the minister of state for tourism and small business, with the Premier attending at least one of the meetings annually. Submitted

Celebrating International Women’s Day Studio 2545 WIF 1209

5654 Cowrie St., Sechelt 604-885-4010 #2 - 819 Gibsons Way, Gibsons 778-462-3080

Suite 118 - 5530 Wharf Road Sechelt

harlene SanJenko is a vibrant entrepreneur who embodies lifestyle with leadership. SanJenko’s ultimate mission is delivering positive messages via her most recent endeavour, PowHERhouse, with live events, retreats and online. Charlene also operates VIBE Personal Vibrancy Lifestyle Management, a boutique training studio which she owns with her husband and business partner, Ben Smith, in Gibsons Landing. An accomplished natural physique competitor and coach, Charlene has helped transform the bodies and lives of hundreds of clients since her company began in 2000. Charlene is currently enrolled in the SFU Community Economic Development Program and Minerva’s Women Leading the Way leadership program, which compliments her position as Councillor for the Town of Gibsons. Interviewing over 50 high-impact women this past year, Charlene is leveraging this wealth of collective wisdom via her lifestyle + leadership motivational system PowHERful Living Explored – a 90-Day Transformation (online at The stronger we are, the stronger we are is a fundamental value throughout Charlene’s community work, with her fitness and lifestyle clients and in her personal life. •

Columbia have a strong entrepreneurial spirit,” said Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business Naomi Yamamoto. “As we work towards the goal of making BC the most small business friendly jurisdiction in Canada, this

Celebrating International Women’s Day PowHerHouse Charlene WIF 1209

Founder powHERhouse


Coast Capital Savings; Eva Sun, The Rice People (Libra National Inc.); Renee Wasylyk, Troika Development; Jennifer Williamson, LIFESUPPORT Patient Transport; and Kirsten Wilson, Jack Cewe Ltd. “Women in British

Charlene SanJenko


Clockwise from top left: Lois Nahirney, TeeKay Corporation; Dr. Lyn Anglin, Anglin & Associations; Shauna Harper, Live Work; Tracy Redies, Coast Capital Savings; Renee Wasylyk, Troika Development; Shannon Janzen, Western Forest Products Communications;

A passionate believer in, and supporter of, entrepreneurship ever since sheFeb. established 27, 2014her first business as a software training provider for companies and organizations in North Central BC, Dawn Miller enjoys mentoring others on their way to growth and success. Dawn is especially passionate about helping women entrepreneurs and was tapped to be on the steering committee for the BC Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC), serving as its first Board Chair. The WEC has provided millions of dollars in loans to women entrepreneurs in all areas of the province.  “Inspired change for women entrepreneurs happens when they find ways to overcome the obstacles to their success,” Dawn says. “It’s vital that we provide opportunities for them to do that.” Since coming to the Sunshine Coast 10 years ago, Dawn and her husband, Bob, continue to provide business support services and tax advice through their H&R Block offices in Sechelt and Gibsons. Dawn is Board Chair for Community Futures Development Corporation of the Sunshine Coast which provides loans and business support from Port Mellon to Egmont. 



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A great place to grow careers

Inspiring Change

International Women’s Day With International Women’s Day looming, Sunshine Coast Credit Union(SCCU) CEO Shelly McDade realized that among her staff, a remarkable number of remarkable women had risen to key positions – all while raising families and working to build their community through volunteering. “We have really, really good women here,” McDade noted recently, pointing out that 12 members of the executive team or team leaders in the SCCU’s three branches happen to be female. “We always choose the best person for the job; however, we have primarily a female work base, and it has always made sense to nurture our staff.” The SCCU focuses on promoting from within, providing encouragement for staff to stay on the Coast

Sunshine Coast Credit Union

and raise their families here. Because personally investing in the community through volunteering is a Credit Union job requirement, “we have local people making decisions based on what they see on the Coast” rather than decision-making happening off-Coast where community needs may be less well understood. McDade is proof that the sky’s the limit at SCCU. Starting as a level-entry collections officer 30 years ago, she rose through the ranks. “I’ve been able to grow my career within a 200-mile radius” of the Sunshine Coast, she smiled. Others have risen from part-time teller to Assistant Branch Manager; from teller to Chief Financial Officer; or from loans officer to Branch Manager. McDade is particularly proud of the

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company’s focus on learning and personal development. “The Credit Union educates its leaders, invests in its leaders so they can go into the community and help build it,” McDade noted, adding that this is all part of creating a healthy community. “A healthy community means a healthy economy, and a healthy economy means a healthy Credit Union.” Part of that healthy community, Jodi Fichtner illustrates the truth that native-born Coasters who leave for education want to return here to raise their families. Although she left to pursue her studies in Vancouver, her goal – now realized with the help of her SCCU career - was to return here with her commuter husband and raise her family. “This is exactly where we want to be,” she said. Heather Jeal

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ichelle Humen is the owner/creator of Lily Peace Massage & Day Spa on Dolphin St. in the Village of Sechelt. She began her career in Vancouver, BC as a BCRPA Registered Personal Fitness Trainer which lends knowledge of postural assessment, anatomy & physiology to massage. She has also earned a Diploma in counseling skills with Vancouver Community College. Thirteen years ago, her dream of moving to the beautiful Sunshine Coast became a reality and it is here that she evolved from being a personal trainer to becoming a massage and spa practitioner and esthetician. She has been trained and certified in art of Thai Yoga Massage, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Hot & Cold Stone Massage. Her new passion is the study of Usui Reiki & Core Shamanism! “I love making people feel relaxed and peaceful! I enjoy pampering people and getting to know them. It gives me a sense well-being! I wanted the spa to feel very welcoming, cozy, peaceful and tranquil.” Lily Peace is a home-based spa, which gives you a sense of privacy as well the experience of being a real ‘local’. • 604-741-4289


Gigi Hoeller WIF 1209

Katie Angermeyer

Gigi Hoeller

Owner/Operator Lily Peace Massage & Day Spa


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Michelle Humen


Eight of the Credit Union’s 12 executive and senior team leaders gathered outside the Gibsons branch recently. Back row, left: Dawn Bezaire, Chief Financial Officer;
Sarah Duro, Branch Manager - Gibsons; Kelsey Dunn, Assistant Branch Manager – Gibsons; September Dixon, Manager – Human Resources; Kathy Gallagher, Assistant Manager – Lending Services. Front row, left: Jodi Fichtner, Manager- Marketing; Cathy Elson, Manager- Administration; Shelley McDade, Chief Executive Officer. Photo Heather Jeal

Owner/Operator, M.Sc., R.P.T

Artist Gigi Hoeller Gallery

Dolphin Physio & Fitness Clinic

800 Birch Way Halfmoon Bay


need to paint like I need to breathe,” says Halfmoon Bay artist Gigi Hoeller.Feb. “My27, landscapes 2014 and flowers are painted in bright, happy colours that scream ‘See me and be happy.’ My goal is to make people FEEL something when they see my work.” Her series of sumptuous florals, tempting veggies, haunting totems, and lush landscapes, always present the viewer with a new perspective. During a daily beach walk with her two rescue St. Bernards and a mutt known as The Boob, Gigi wondered “Why am I walking down the beach, bending down to pick up pretty shells and driftwood, but I’m not making the effort to pick up all the little pieces of plastic and trash? I’m bending over anyway.” The result: a series of collages called What’s on the Beach? (displayed on her Facebook page at showing trash in a new light. Gigi will be one of the Four Seasons Hotel’s 2014 Artists in Residence, March 7 – 13 and July 4 – 18, embracing her media and captivating visitors. Watch for new works inspired by Gigi’s recent photo safari in Africa on display in her gallery at her Halfmoon Bay studio. Please call for an appointment.

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Improving attic ventilation for energy efficiency Homeowners are often interested in projects to improve the curb appeal of their properties. But some projects, such as improving attic ventilation, can provide economic benefits for the home even when they aren’t especially eye-catching. Attic venting – a system of air intake and exhaust that creates a flow of air through the attic – preserves the life of a roof while improving the energy efficiency of a home. Although it may seem counterproductive to let air into the attic when you are sealing drafts elsewhere in the home, there is rhyme and reason to venting an attic throughout the year. In the summertime, air flowing through the attic will cool temperatures within the attic, preventing damage to the underside of roofing shingles and preventing ambient heat from traveling inside of a home. In the winter, air flow helps to keep the attic cool and dry, preventing moisture that can lead to mold from building up inside of the attic. Attic ventilation also prevents warm indoor temperatures and rising heat from warming up roofs during the winter, creating

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Horoscope February 28 to March 6 Horoscope Michael O’Connor Astrologer

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) Where you have been quite assertive of late, you will now feel or be moved by circumstances to yield or slow down. This is a time to communicate better, to assert less and to listen more. Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21) Be aware of tendencies to be too critical of yourself and others. Take deeper breaths and acknowledge yourself for achievements to date. As well, enjoy more quality time with friends for a while. Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21) This is a good time for a review. What have you done, what has worked and what has not been so satisfying? Then affirm that there is only now and next. Reach out to new cultural activities or go on an adventure. Increase your receptivity to others and allow for fresh inspirations. Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Sometimes we feel the need for added support, perhaps even to lean on others a little more than usual. This is likely to be one of those

time periods. Turn within for a while; allow or ask others to take the reins. Perhaps tending to hobbies or home projects will do. A meditative cycle or spiritual retreat might be in order. Either way, make room to be cozy, caressed and comforted. Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23) This Mars Retrograde cycle is a call for you to become more sensitive in your approach to others. This includes your attitude and style of communications as well. How can you give more with less, as in less is more? Becoming more patient with yourself, others and circumstances is highlighted. Take and give more breathing room on all fronts. Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) A period of adding to, renovating and or rebuilding existing foundations is a feature for you. Expect to be busy, intend to be steady and avoid comparisons. This will prove to be a very creative cycle. There is even a strong streak of inventiveness indicated. While not exactly whistling while you work, productivity is likely. Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22) Mars is retrograde in your sign along with the Lunar North Node. Together, they are influencing you to be

more assertive than usual. Though you may yearn for support, it may not be so available. This could lead you to overcompensate, to even become aggressive. Make extra efforts to trust in and go with the flow. Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) Expect to be digging deeper than usual to clear the past. Hidden anger, resentment, negative memories and other such complexes need to be identified and healed. They block fulfillment in your most intimate relationships and it is time for them to go. Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21) The time has come to dream a few new dreams, stimulated by way of communications and exchanges with others. Do not be swayed by impulse or the determinations of others, at least not yet. Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19) Expect to be making key decisions that may significantly affect your future. While you may feel frustrated that others are holding you back, look closer and you may discover that it is actually you. Aim to close the gaps from the past so you can advance with confidence. Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19) Freedom! The cry for it will get louder over the coming

weeks. Look for opportunities to get away from it all, to travel or retreat. If a getaway is not available, send out a message that you will not tolerate being told or pushed. Yet curiosity will lead you into new experiences. Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) Will you aspire to realize your higher ideals or waste this cycle of opportunity on worry and nervous tension? This is a call to gain a new measure of mastery over your desires and appetites. Fears of loss, could block and distract you. Determine your higher ideals and make achieving them a central goal.

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CSO proves love not just for Valentine’s Day “If Music Be the Food of Love,” then the Coast Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is definitely going to “play on” and give the audience much to love with two concerts of light classics: at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse on March 1 at 7 p.m. and at Sechelt Indian Band Hall on March 2 at 2:30 p.m. Inspired by love in its many forms, CSO Artistic Director Edette Gagné has woven a fascinating program incorporating themes of Temptation, Courtship, Danger and Tragedy – after all, love isn’t always roses and chocolates! Each section of music will be introduced by a poem – the winners

of the Symphony’s 2014 competition for local Sunshine Coast poets. From over 20 submitted poems, Gagné will choose the four that best capture the unusual themes of love for this concert. Featuring music by Mendelssohn, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Bizet and more – the concert will have something for everyone. Edette will be presenting her pre-concert chat 30 minutes prior to each show, so plan to come early. Tickets: $15 and $10 (Children ages 5 to 12) available at: Laedeli in Sunnycrest Mall; Gaia’s Fair Trade in Gibsons Landing; Strait Music in Sechelt; and Earth Fair Store in Madeira Park.

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Sechelt musician/filmmaker duo receives $7,500 TELUS grant Public Records’ grants announced

Sechelt musician Louise Burns and filmmaker Anthem Jackson are among dozens of musicians and filmmakers from across BC and Alberta receiving grants from TELUS’ Public Records Music Video Fund to create cool music videos this winter. The Public Records initiative provides Canadian artists with the opportunity to showcase their final creative on TELUS Optik Local. Prem Gill, TELUS director of Content, Original Production and Programming notes “These grants enable each artist to unleash their creativity and promote their work.”

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Events on the Sunshine Coast Feb. 27 “Enhancing Experiences in Sechelt” and “Sechelt Innovations: Growing Community” presentations at Sechelt Downtown Business Association AGM, Seaside Centre, 5:30 – 8pm. Call 604-8859611 to reserve tickets. Feb. 28 Tribute to Mandela in celebration of Black History Month, Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, 8pm Mar. 1 Coast Car Co-op launch, Gibsons Public Market, 11am Mar. 1 “If Music be the Food of Love,” SC Community Orchestra Spring Concert, Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, 7pm Mar. 2 Tribute to Mandela in celebration of Black History Month, Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, 2pm Mar. 4 211 Helpline Launch, Seaside Centre, Sechelt, 4 – 6pm

Mar. 4 Live music and theatre presented by Rising Tide Theatre West, Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, 7pm Mar. 8 Friends of the Sechelt Library Book Faire, Community Room, 10am – 3pm. Mar. 8 “Herstory,” A celebration of stories and achievements of everyday heroines in honour of International Women’s Day. Bring a bag lunch, come and share a story or just listen. St. John’s United Church, Davis Bay, Sechelt, 11:30am Mar. 8 SC Labour Council International Women’s Day Potluck Supper, Roberts Creek Hall. Doors: 5pm Mar. 9 Celebration of Coast Composers at Highland Centre, 657 Highland Road at Highway 101, Roberts Creek, 7pm Mar. 10 – 11 Gibsons OCP Community Meetings, Gibsons and Area Community Centre, 6:30 – 8:30pm

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