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Some lost everything in condo fire A serious fire at a Gibsons condo complex on August 30 destroyed eight units and has

Emergency Social Services Director Marilyn Pederson, left, and Ikeoluwa Oni, who lost everything in the condo fire and is not covered by insurance. DONNA MCMAHON PHOTO

left the residents homeless for months to come. Gibsons Fire Chief Rob Michael received the call at 5:12 pm, and due to the extreme fire hazard, responded with everything at the department's disposal. "We were not even on scene before we called for a mutual aid response from Roberts Creek," said Michael. As luck would have it, Wednesday was firefighter practice night, so all the members were available. A total of 39 firefighters attended the blaze at the 48-unit Park Rise condo complex, 689 Park Rd. The building's residents were evacuated safely and, despite leaping flames and bone- dry conditions, the fire was contained. 28-year old Ikeoluwa Oni, who has lived in Gibsons since last November, was on her way home from work when she saw smoke billow-

ing out of the building. "I saw the apartment on fire and the fire fighters were trying to stop it," said Oni. "The fire was successfully put out in the end, however, following this incident I am traumatized and still in shock as I have lost all my personal belongings." Oni received another nasty surprise when she discovered that her roommate's homeowner insurance did not cover Oni because she was renting a room. Firefighters later recovered a drenched suitcase containing Oni's passport and other crucial documents, but she has lost everything else. "Right now I have nothing to myself, no shelter nor belongings and I don't know what else to do and how to move forward," said Oni. Sunshine Coast Emergency Social Services Director, Marilyn Pederson, was also leav-

Eight units at the Park Rise condo complex were destroyed by fire on Aug. 30. ing her office on Gibsons Way when she saw the smoke. So she actually arrived before the fire department. Before she left the scene that evening she was able to talk to all the residents. "I made sure everyone had some place to go with somebody," said Pederson.

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Pederson has received a flood of calls from people offering temporary places to stay and donations. London Drugs supplied the fire victims with essential sundries. And the Gibsons Legion stepped forward to organize a fundraising dinner on September 2. "The community has been amazing," said Pederson. With people dropping off donations in the days after the fire – and the Saturday night beer and burger fundrasiser with live music – the Gibsons Legion collected almost $8,700. Clothing donations were sent to Christian Life Assembly for distribution. The provincial Emergency Management program provides food, shelter and clothing for up to 72 hours for people who have no insurance and would otherwise be left with nothing, but after the 72 hours they are on their own. Most of the Park Rise

residents had insurance and will have their possessions replaced, but Oni and a young couple with a baby have lost everything. People who wish to help the fire victims should phone the legion at 604-886-2411, and cheques should be made out to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #109; they are only accepting money. Ikeoluwa Oni has no place to live as of October 14, and is asking anyone who can help to contact her at The fire was caused by a propane barbeque on a balcony, and Fire Chief Michael reminds residents to make sure that barbeques are kept clean, are not operated close to combustibles, and are supervised at all times. He said the incident sparked discussion among the fire crews, most of whom have home barbeques themselves. "We realized we need to lead by example." Donna McMahon

Late on August 29, a resident in the 200 block of Ryan Road, Gibsons, reported an aggressive bear had ripped the storm doors off his back door and that the resident had to set off a firecracker in order to scare the bear away. The bear has reportedly been aggressive at other residences in the neighbourhood. The Conservation Officer Service has been advised. ••• Early on September 1, a resident in the 200 block of Ryan Road, Gibsons, report-

ed a bear attempting to break into the house. The same bear is believed to have broken the door to get into the residence on a previous occasion. Police attended and located the bear on the side of the house going through some garbage and managed to scare it away. The residents, who had quite a job cleaning up the mess, were reminded of the need to remove attractants, especially now that the bear has learned the house is a food source and is likely to return. Submitted by RCMP

Back-to-school time is also an eventful time for Open Door Group’s Jobs in Demand program. On Sunday, Sept. 10, the program is hosting a funfilled event for people who are in need of business casual office clothing. The “Dress Smart Event” is an opportunity for people to pick out some work-appropriate clothing for free so that they can look fabulous at work or at a job interview. The event runs 11am-2pm at 5648 Dolphin Street in downtown Sechelt. A wide variety of men’s and women’s clothing will be available on a first come,

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Three rescued “screaming for help” On Monday night, Sept. 4, cated on the shoreline. Fortu- vestigate the circumstances three adults were rescued nately the remaining passen- of this incident and wish to from the waters in Sechelt gers were also subsequently remind boaters of the imInlet after their cries for help found safe and uninjured at portance of having all safety were heard by multiple resi- their residence at approxi- equipment on board for evmately 11:30pm. ery trip on the water. dents. Police are continuing to inSubmitted by RCMP At approximately 8:45pm calls began to flood 911 reporting male and female voices screaming for help from the middle of the Sechelt Inlet between West Sechelt and Sandyhook. Sunshine Coast RCMP, Search and Rescue and a local resident assisted in the search for three adults who were in the water. A West Sechelt resident offered his boat to assist police and they were able to rescue one of the women, while Search and Rescue rescued the other two. One of the rescued women told police that there had been two women, two A Labrador rescue helicopter landed on Roberts Creek beach, men and a one-year-old child near Stephens Creek, Aug. 27 following a rescue. A man in in the boat when the boat his 60s and his niece were in a canoe that overturned; the had broken down. One of woman swam to shore but the man was in distress. His niece the women had jumped into ran down the beach and encountered a woman who lives on the water and then the other the beach, her daughter and a visiting couple. While the resiwomen jumped in to try and dent went out in a row boat, her daughter phoned 911 and bring her back to the boat. the visitors put on life jackets and swam out. They were able As the boat began to drift to get a life jacket on the man and, with the row boat, “pulled away, a male passenger also and pushed” him to shore. That’s when the helicopter arrived jumped into the water to try – and landed, to make sure everyone was okay – followed by and help get the two women two search and rescue boats from different directions. The back to the boat. Somehow woman in the rowboat said she would definitely have needthe boat with the child and if it had 1, not2018 been for the couple visiting her – it turns September 5, 2017 January her father drifted away, leav- ed-help ing the three in the water out he is a former coast guard officer and she works as a water safety officer on film sets. The woman said she does not calling for help. Search and Rescue heli- want attention for her actions, but does want people to think copter and police continued about how easily it could have ended in tragedy: neither of to search the Inlet for the the people in the canoe had a life jacket. MORGAN DAVIES PHOTO boat which was ultimately lo-

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Editorial Opinion Caregivers in distress Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie has released an update report confirming that caregiver distress is rising in BC while supports and services are not keeping pace with growing need. “We looked at data two years ago showing that BC has one of the highest rates of caregiver distress in Canada,” said Isobel Mackenzie, BC’s Seniors Advocate. “We were hoping when we looked at the data in this area this year that we would see improvements, but unfortunately, this is not the case.” The report, “Caregivers in Distress: A Growing Problem”, is an update to a 2015 report that indicated 29 per cent of unpaid caregivers are experiencing symptoms of distress such as anger, depression or feelings of not being able to continue with their caregiving duties. Data highlighted in the current report indicate rates of distress have increased to 31 per cent. “This is a disturbing trend on its own when we think of the daily reality for all the sons, daughters, spouses, neighbours and friends who are dedicating hundreds of hours caring for loved ones,” said Mackenzie. “The frailty and complexity of those we are caring for at home is actually increasing, and the supports and services that can make an immense difference to the lives of caregivers are not keeping pace.” The report focuses on the caregivers of individuals receiving publicly subsidized home support in the province, as this is the only sub-set of the caregiving community where measurable data using detailed health care assessments are available. This report also relies on data that tracks key support services such as Adult Day Programs, which provide regular programming and relief to caregivers, respite in residential care facilities, and additional home support services, that also help provide a reprieve from caregiving duties. “Having a break for even a few hours can make a huge difference in the lives of caregivers who are feeling exhausted and overwhelmed,” said Mackenzie. The number of home support clients accessing Adult Day Programs decreased by five per cent and the number of days delivered to these clients decreased by two per cent, while the average hours of home support per day per client over 65 decreased by five per cent, signaling less intensive service “Unpaid caregivers are a vital, often unrecognized yet critical piece in ensuring the stability of our health care system,” said Mackenzie, adding there are approximately one million unpaid caregivers in the province whose paid value is estimated to be $3.5 billion. “The importance of maximizing supports can’t be underestimated when we consider costly alternatives such as residential care or hospital stays.” Submitted



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A call for help I am writing this on behalf of my husband Neil. My husband has had MS since 1998. Seven years ago, he contracted H1N1 and it turned the MS into progressive. The last two years have been the most progressive. We have recently purchased two leg braces, as the muscles atrophy in his legs and has made his legs very weak. He tries to use his walker as much as possible during the day, however due to fatigue he sometimes resorts to using a small mobility scooter. I have recently learned of a new drug for MS patients (Fampridine), used to improve walking and walking related difficulties in MS patients. It helps improve the messages through the damaged nerves. Unfortunately, this drug is not approved by Pharmacare, nor is it approved by my private Blue Cross extended health. After much research on this drug by ourselves, we know that we at least need to try this drug while Neil is still able to stand and walk. I work full time as a licenced practical nurse at Sechelt Hospital and even still cannot raise the required $2,000 to do the six-week trial of this much-needed drug. I have set up a Go Fund Me page in hopes of trying to raise enough money for the six-week trial. If we raise more than the required amount it simply means we will be able to keep Neil on the medication longer in hopes he can keep

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his independence and mobility for as long as he can. We as family are grateful for anything the community can help with. Any donations can be made through the Go Fund Me page at Merideth Frost, Pender Harbour I would like to extend a special thank you to all those who came out on the historical walks of Gibsons this summer, both in numbers and enthusiasm. To show my appreciation I will raffle off for free a hard copy of my dad's book "The Gibsons Landing Story". To qualify, just show up five minutes early so I can get everyone's name and complete the walk. The last walk for this summer will be Saturday, September 9 at Pioneer Park by the George Gibson statue, starting at 10am, and is by donation There is a possibility of one or two other bonus surprises as well. I look forward to seeing you on the ninth. Dale Peterson, Gibsons

of our local newspapers – sometimes we even throw our hat into the ring and run against the mayor in the next election. It is our right and our duty, as citizens and taxpayers, to do this. For the sake of brevity, I will limit my remarks to the Trellis proposal. Are you aware that the proposed Trellis Facility will be a “for profit” enterprise, and profits will be gleaned from an operational budget that VCH assures us will not change? Is it fair to expect residents and staff to accept cuts in wages, services and amenities, so that Trellis can make money? Are you aware that there is a covenant on the proposed site, stipulating that the land not be used for profit by a private entity? Are you aware that this proposed facility will increase present capacity by (at most) 20 beds? Hardly a guarantee that there will be beds available when needed, considering the bed crisis at the existing facilities, and at Sechelt Hospital. A better solution is needed and we will continue to seek it. Marilynn Green, Gibsons

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There are indeed citizens who act as watchdogs – in every community. We vote to elect responsible government, after diligent research of the candidates. We keep abreast of local issues by attending public meetings, including those of Town Council. We avail ourselves of information pertaining to proposed developments, via the internet and the Freedom of Information Act. We network, we exchange information. And when something doesn’t smell right, as so often it doesn’t, we react. We form committees, we stage protests, we write letters to the editors

(re “Plaza needed”, letters, the Local, Aug. 17”) I agree with Ken Dibnah's letter in which he suggests a town plaza for Sechelt. Town squares have been a part of western society going back to ancient Greece in 500 BC. Properly planned, modern day public spaces serve the common good, providing a community locale for markets, entertainment, culture, art, dialogue, gardens, monuments, and civic engagement. Why shouldn't Sechelt have one? Ken, it seems unfortunate that there was not a flood of printed follow-up letters supporting your idea. But,

despair not. After all, many of your Coast neighbours, old and new, are busy working on other, grander, plans to create a better community. For example, there is the two-billion-dollar bridge from the mainland that will bring you so many wonderful new neighbours, and make us all closer to somewhere else. And ongoing proposals for ever more high-rise waterfront developments. Let’s not forget about all the neighbourhood-forming Airbnb activity. And the regular community plan bonfires. Or the newcomers who are pushing for more local big box stores to bring prices down to match Chemainus. Just imagine, if the plaza already existed, people could have gathered there to intelligently debate the merits of their ideas. Alan Donenfeld, Gibsons

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Coast girl’s summer in politics

Roberts Creek teen Clio Hofler, left, spent the summer as an intern for MP Pamela GoldsmithJones. PHOTO SUBMITTED

For Clio Hofler from Roberts Creek, the summer of 2017 has been an extraordinary experience. For 17 weeks, from May 1 to August 25, Hofler was a summer intern with Sunshine Coast Sea-to-Sky Member of Parliament Pamela GoldsmithJones – a position that gave her an extraordinary opportunity to meet people from across Canada and gain hands-on skills. When asked how she got her internship position, Hofler laughs. "It was a fluke. It was late at night and I was browsing Twitter and I just happened to follow Justin Trudeau and he tweeted about this program," she said. On the spur of the moment, she applied. Hofler, who is 19, grew up in Roberts Creek, graduated from Elphinstone Secondary in 2016, and is currently a

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student at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. She beat out thousands of other applicants to get a spot in the program. "It's a pretty competitive opportunity," said GoldsmithJones. "The Prime Minister's idea is the more young people engaged in Ottawa and public policy and their community, the better for Canada." Goldsmith-Jones said her only reservation in hiring Hofler was her age. The program accepted applicants up to 30, and Goldsmith-Jones was worried that the job might be too much. "It's intense and a heavy workload. I wouldn't want her to be overwhelmed." But Hofler thrived in the role. "I would hire her tomorrow full time," said Goldsmith-Jones. For the first two months, Hofler worked at the MP's constituency office in Ottawa, where she helped the legislative assistants with day to day work such as filing and drafting letters. But she also was able to accompany Goldsmith-Jones to official events, taking photos and meeting people. "I tried to make it as interesting as possible," said Goldsmith-Jones. A highlight for Hofler, was a dinner for Harvard business women at the Chateau Laurier Hotel. Goldsmith-Jones

was invited as parliamentary secretary for international trade, but could only stay for the reception, so Hofler took her place at the table where she enjoyed stimulating dinner conversation among a group of highly educated, well-travelled women. When the House of Commons rose, Hofler returned to the coast and worked from the MP's office in Horseshoe Bay. She helped organize the food policy forums in this riding, and drafted a report from the community that will be submitted to the minister of agriculture. Hofler admits that it was a challenging job. It was also a "growing experience" to come from a relatively isolated community like the Sunshine Coast and meet people from all over the country with different values and opinions. "It really opened my eyes," said Hofler, noting that she gained skills in "how to critically think and assess things." Hofler admits that she is considering government as an option in her future, after she finishes her commerce degree. She has a new appreciation of the role of legislation and public policy, and she gained hands on experience with media relations and public service. "It's been a ride," said Hofler. "You can't gain this education in school." Donna McMahon

Delays in processing paperwork through Canada Immigration mean that the Syrian refugees sponsored by the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre will not arrive in Sechelt until the end of this year, but in the meantime the seniors are ramping up their fundraising activities with a series of events this fall. The first event, coming up on Saturday, Sept. 23, is a murder mystery dinner theatre entitled "Set Sail for Disaster." (No, it's not about BC Ferries. The play is set on a luxury sailboat full of colourful—and suspicious—characters.) The play is being staged by the Funtastics and members of the defunct Peninsula Players, who are being resurrected (and presumably murdered) for the occasion. It is produced by Colleen Anderson and directed by Llewellyn Keats, with a dinner buffet provided by Richolan Chef Services. The next fundraiser, on Nov. 4, is "Coats of Paint", a fashion show and auction of wearable art. Joanne Rykers, president of the activity centre, reports that her group has so far raised almost two-thirds of the $36,000 they need to cover the refugee family's expenses in their first year in Canada. "We've been disappointed

by the delays in the arrival. We were hoping they would be here this summer," said Rykers. "Last year after all priority refugees came by March 31, the government slowed down its rate of processing people, so now they're saying the average time it's taking is 19 months," said Rykers. "We're in contact with the family regularly and we try to keep their spirits up because obviously they're very disappointed at the delays." The Syrian family, a couple with three sons, fled from Syria four years ago and are living in the Satari refugee camp outside of Oman, Jordan. Rykers said that the Sechelt volunteers have collected almost a household full of furnishings and equipment, but they still need a few items such as a new queen sized mattress and new pillows. And of course, cash donations are always welcome. Tickets for Set Sail for Disaster are $75, which includes dinner, theatre performance and door prizes. Participants are being seated at tables of eight, and any group purchasing eight tickets will be recognized as a sponsor. Tickets are on sale now at the Seniors Activity Centre, Strait Coffee in Wilson Creek and SWISH in Gibsons. Donna McMahon

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Notes from the Upper Mainland Nicholas Simons MLA, Powell River and Sunshine Coast

It’s been a busy summer, and as usual, it has gone by far too quickly. With the election in May, it took a long time to begin the transition of power; first there were the discussions between the NDP and the Green Party which concluded in an agreement to govern, then there was the mini-Session that predictably saw the government defeated, then there was the drama over whether or not the Lieutenant Governor would dissolve the House or give us a try; then there was the swearing-in. Finally, BC had a new government after 16 years. When the Session begins on September 8, the new government will continue on the roll it’s on. Wildfires have hit BC harder than ever before. The disruption and the stress has resulted in a predictable response from British Columbians, with people opening their homes, hearts, and pockets to help with generosity and compassion. We feel for those affected, and value all who have had a hand in helping on or near the front

BOOK YOUR SPACE NOW FOR OUR FALL 2017 EDITION! lines, and thank those from the Sunshine Coast who have been called into service. The Red Cross continues to accept donations, and the Province has extended the State of Emergency. By the time the Session begins on Friday the 8th (check local listings), our government will already have implemented a series of policy changes that we promised during the campaign. Government increased the amount people receive on assistance by $100, the first increase in a decade. It banned the trophy hunting of grizzly bears, announced an increase in the minimum wage, initiated a review of Site C, started our efforts against pipeline expansion, waived post-secondary tuition for youth who had been in care, eliminated tolls on two bridges, and created a Ministry for Mental Health and Addictions. I’m looking forward to the ferry promises being put into effect. I have been appointed the Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth, and look forward to the responsibilities that come with the role. While it is already one of the most active committees, Premier John Horgan has committed

to using the mandate and resources of Legislative Committees to their fullest. The Committee fosters a better understanding of our Province’s child-serving system among legislators and the general public. Two issues that deserve careful investigation include the on-going discriminatory funding system for child welfare services for First Nations, and the challenges to youth “agingout” of the system. I have spoken with Minister Trevena (Transportation) about the need for improved highway infrastructure on the Sunshine Coast. I have also spoken to Minister Robinson (Housing) who reminded me that because our housing plan will take time to roll-out, we have to find temporary solutions – like the proposed shelter in Sechelt. I have spoken to Minister Dix (Health) about our need for more long-term care beds, and the issues surrounding the Trellis application. Minister Conroy (Child and Families) has heard from me on a few files. Please contact Kim or Maggie at either one of my offices –and please visit the Legislature if you happen to be in Victoria this fall.

quire to purchase the Irvines Landing property which will eventually house the PODS. Visit the PODS headquarters and find out more about the momentum around this exciting project. While you’re at the PODS headquarters, you can also find out about the new signs they have received and will be posting at all Sunshine Coast boat launches aimed at educating fisher-people of where the Rockfish Conservation Areas are located. The Rockfish Conservation Areas were established about 20 years ago so that the public can learn about where these rockfish live. Fisher-people need to leave these areas alone as Rockfish can live up

to 100 years and once they have been caught, they cannot survive being put back in the water. Visit the Ruby Lake Lagoon Society’s website at to gain more information about the society and to learn about these and more educational projects. Shout out to Sunshine Coast Air who donated the transportation of the rockfish conservation signs. • A correction to the Pender Harbour Town Hall Meeting, PHAC AGM and Volunteer Awards Ceremony. The meeting will start at 1pm on Sunday Sept. 10 at the Pender Harbour Community Hall, not 2pm as previously reported.

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Check out the new PODS headquarters open now in Madeira Park right next to the Earth Fair Store. Ruby Lake Lagoon Society directors and staff will be available at the headquarters to deliver information on the PODS project and to educate the community and public as to what the PODS are is and where the Lagoon Society is in terms of the project. The Lagoon Society continues to receive financial commitments and are now within $295,000 of what they re-


Leanne Ennis from the Ruby Lake Lagoon Society shows off one of the new signs warning fishers to avoid Rockfish Conservation Areas. PATTI SOOS PHOTO



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Marine centre’s phased opening more scheduled to be filled as they arrive and the collection team locates and gathers sea life. The tanks will feature indigenous sea life found in the region from Howe Sound to Sechelt Inlet, with informational signage. At present the tanks' occupants include sea stars, sea cucumbers, pipefish, sculpins, anemones, flat fish, crabs, and local varieties of sea weed. Creatures collected and displayed will be returned to the wild after a year on display. Public Market president

There was a strong turnout at the Gibsons Public Market on Saturday, Sept. 2 for an open house showcasing the new Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre. It was a little-advertised four-hour beginning to the centre’s “phased opening.” Coordinator of the Marine Centre, Graham Starsage, said the centre will start opening on the weekend this fall, but does not plan to be fully operational until after Christmas. At the moment 16 tanks are up and running with

Pam Robertson says the marine centre is a good fit with the public market's mandate to support local food. "We want to show the connections to food in terms of sustainability." The marine centre, which was scheduled to open in June, will now have a grand public opening in early 2018. The Public Market is seeking for donors and volunteers to participate in the Marine Centre. For details call 604886-8814 or Donna McMahon

A pair of pint-sized fish fans get a peek at the aquariums in the Gibsons Public Market marine centre Sept. 2. The centre will have a grand public opening in the new year. DONNA MCMAHON PHOTO

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Hello again readers. The summer is winding down but August was packed with activities. Bruce Stuart and track & field head coach Tania Finnigan once again met the challenge on August 13 in the 4 Lakes Run. Tania commented, “It was a beautiful day for a run. We even got rained on, which was very refreshing. It was a small group this year. We didn't beat our time but we are going to set that goal for next year.” Congratulations to Genny Verge on her successful performance at the Canada Games in Winnipeg that took place August 5 – 13. Genny said, “It was such an amazing honour to be able to go and represent my province. I will always remember these games for the rest of my life. Loved the vibe and team spirit.” As part of the SOBC swim team that included Jesse Shade, Cameron Chambers and Mikyla Carlow, Genny contributed a trinity of medals to the dozen that the team brought home. She won gold, silver and bronze for 100-metre backstroke, 100-metre freestyle and 50-metre freestyle respectively. A memorial picnic was held on August 19 for Annette Bertrand at Porpoise Bay Park. There was much fun and laughter during three-legged races, sack races and a soccer game played with a beach ball and no goalies. Kids of all ages (adults included) played games, visited with friends and family, soaked up the sun and munched on fries, burgers and hot dogs prepared by the Lions Club. The Taoist Tai Chi Group of which Chuck

Bertrand is a member, demonstrated part of the form that they practice and then led the group in a short lesson. There were also times of tears and reminiscence as well as a moment of silence. A surprising turn of events occurred when Chuck, in his graciousness, made a donation to the Lions Club and member extraordinaire Dave Kimpinsky in turn passed it on to Pat Stuart, local coordinator for Sunshine Coast Special Olympics. Chuck was also gifted with a painted garden stone (done by Peggy Faulkner) from SOSC executive member Allyson Pearson and athlete Lindsay Pearson.

Finally, it is time once again for another year of Special Olympics. The upcoming fall/ winter season sports will launch in October with swimming, curling, floor hockey, rhythmic gymnastics and basketball. Registration will take place Thursday Sept. 14 from 5-6pm at the Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living building on Mermaid Street in Sechelt. Coaches and executive meetings will follow. For more information please call SOSC executive member Allyson Pearson at 604-740-1754. Hold on to your hats, it’s going to be a whirlwind.

A garden stone memorializing Annette Bertrand was presented to his widower, Chuck Bertrand. ALLYSON PEARSON PHOTO

Chuck Bertrand, centre, poses with Dave Kimpinsky left and Pat Stuart at the memorial picnic for Chuck’s late wife, Annette Bertrand. HELEN HALET PHOTO



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A lesson on school lunches School lunch may seem like a relatively easy concept for parents to master. However, day in and day out, enterprising moms and dads grow anxious over what to put into kids' lunch boxes or bags. Parents have foods they want their kids to eat, and then there are foods their grade-schoolers will actually consider. Schools may also place limitations on what kids can bring to school due to allergies or school rules on sweets versus healthy foods. Then there's the packaging itself. Parents may weigh the benefits of everything from clever accessories to ecofriendly materials. Removing school lunch stress is easy. Once these steps are conquered, sending children off to school with acceptable meals becomes that much easier. Foods Keep a running list of must-have foods to stock the pantry. This will make it easier when it's time to go shopping. Picky eaters may return again and again to familiar comfort foods. As long as the child is getting enough vitamins and growing, there should be little issue in letting him and her eat the same foods day in and day out. Because parents cannot

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Fighting fires in the Williams Lake Matt Gilroy, a 13-year veteran of the Sechelt Volunteer Fire Department, was among the third crew of fire-fighters from Sechelt to go to Williams Lake from July 20 to July 26; Sechelt Fire Department was there from July 11 until August 9. He was stationed at Williams Lake fair grounds and was mostly tasked up Soda Creek Road to the north west of Williams

Lake. He said the mills were a high priority to save people’s jobs. He had many tasks while there, one of them was “fire-smarting”. Gilroy, who is employed by the Sechelt department as the fire prevention officer, said fire-smarting includes, “knocking on doors seeing if people were inside, clearing stuff away from houses, like propane tanks and other

Sechelt’s fire prevention officer Matt Gilroy was among the Coast firefighters to help with the wildfires in the Interior. PHOTO SUBMITTED

combustibles, going house to house through the neighbourhoods,” he explained. He also assisted on smaller fires, shuttling water to other fire fighters in portable tanks and extinguishing smoldering ground fires around houses. He did run into people who chose to stay at their property despite the evacuation order. He says there was one resident in Williams Lake, who informed the task force that he was staying, and had months of food stored. Gilroy describes his daily routine, which started when they got up at the Sandman Inn: get to the fairgrounds by 9am; 10am, sign in, breakfast and pack a lunch, daily safety briefing and task force briefing, then get deployed for the day. The fire truck, known as a tender, hauls water into the fire area. He explains that Sechelt’s tender would usually be called “Tanker 1”, but at the fire site a “tanker” refers to a water bomber. You had to be careful not to call for a tanker when what you wanted was a tender, or you would get a water bomber. The fire truck from Sechelt was driven to the Cariboo by the first crew and remained there until the last crew drove it back over the Coquihalla. The fire truck required a lot of cleaning to get all the bugs off it. Matt described the town

A view of the charred forest along Soda Creek Road, near Williams Lake, taken from the Sechelt fire truck. MATT GILROY PHOTO as “eerie” with no one there, except military and police at the intersections and fire engines driving around. He described the air quality as, “not too bad compared how it was two weeks prior”. Matt worked with crews from all over BC, Alberta and Ontario and says they were, “Great people from all over the place.” He was, “Glad to do our part to help. I wish everyone the best. I want to give my condolences to those who lost their homes.” He feels that, generally, “Williams Lake will be okay, it was mostly the outskirts that were affected by the fire.” Gilroy warns people, “the more rural you are the more important it is to be firesmart.” He has a few booklets on being fire-smart available at the Sechelt Volunteer Fire Department. Submitted by Cathalynn Cindy Labonte-Smith, from her blog,

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Shade was at a premium on a hot, sunny Labour Day in Dougall Park in Gibsons. This was the annual Labour Day picnic sponsored by the SC Labour Council. DONNA MCMAHON PHOTO

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September 8 Charlotte Wrinch plays while you dine, Roberts Creek Legion, 6-7:30pm, tips for the musician, followed by trivia night, no cover September 8 Book launch of “Euclid’s Orchard and Other Essays” by Theresa Kishkan, Sechelt Library, 7-9pm September 8 School of Music coffee house with Bellows and Strings (Anna Lumiere and Noah Ord) and Simon Paradis, School of Music, Madeira Park, 7:30-9:30pm, suggested $10 donation September 8 Sunshine Coast Astronomy Club speaker, Christa Van Laehoven, on the solar system, Arts Centre, Sechelt,7:309pm, by donation September 8 Sky Parallel, with Sarah Noni and Sarah Fitzpatrick, Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, 7:30-9:30pm, advance $10, at the door $15 September 9 Historical walking tour of Lower Gibsons with Dale Peterson, Pioneer Park, 10am, by donation September 9 Start-up tournament for Coast Dart League, Gibsons Legion Hall, 10:30am6:30pm, $5 for non-members, September 9 Lehigh open house with tours, food and bouncy castle, 5784 Sechelt Inlet Rd., 11am4pm, free September 9 Reception for opening of members exhibit, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 2-4pm September 9 SC Film Society presents “Once”, Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt, 2pm, members $5, others $9 September 9 Reading by Terry Milos, author of “North of Familiar: A Woman's Story of Homesteading and Adventure in the Canadian Wilderness”, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 4:30-6pm September 9 Half Cut & the Slackers, Gibsons Legion, 8pm, members $5, guests $10 September 10 PaceSetter 5-dollar 5k run/ walk, Persephone Brewery, Gibsons, 10am September 10 Auditions for “The Nutcracker”, Coast Academy of Dance, Sechelt, 10am-6pm, 604-9896050 September 10 Paws for a Cause walk, fundraiser for SPCA, Hackett Park, Sechelt, 11am registration, adults $20, youth $10 September 10 Dress Smart event, free new and gently-used office attire, by Open Door Group, 5648 Dolphin St., 11am-2pm, rsvp to 604-360-3549

September 10 Pender Harbour Advisory Council town hall meeting, Madeira Park Community Hall,1-4pm September 10 Habitat for Humanity public information session, Sechelt Band Hall, 2pm September 10 Slow Sundays in the Creek features Crook Trio, jazz with Ken & George Grunenberg and Rob Milstead 2-3:30pm, behind the library, Roberts Creek, open mic at noon, including Jon Van Arsdel and Michael Maser at 1:30pm September 11 SC Film Society presents “Once”, Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, 2pm, members $5, others $9 September 12 Rehearsals begin for 45th season of Pender Harbour’s Choir, School of Music, Madeira Park, 7pm, info at 604883-0681 September 14 Ladies Red Serge Gala with three-course dinner and wine, fundraiser for Cops for Cancer, Holy Family Catholic Church, 700 Nickerson Rd., Sechelt, doors at 5:30pm, $75 September 15-17 Lonesome Sinners, Garden Bay Pub, Fri. & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2-6pm September 16 Wood Expo, presented by Sunshine Coast Community Forest, Seaside Centre, Sechelt, 10am-5pm, free September 16 Writing workshop with Danika Dinsmore, Gibsons Library, 10:30am-12:30pm, free, register at 604-8862130 September 16 Off the Page live play reading hosted by David King, “How Things Have Changed”, Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, 1-3pm, by donation September 16 Green Film Series presents “This Living Salish Sea” by local filmmaker Sarama, Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt, 2pm, by donation September 16 Gibsons Seniors open house, Harmony Hall, 686 Harmony Lane, Gibsons, 2-4pm, free September 16 Ken Dunn house concert to release cd “Wonderous Beauty”, Ocean Beach Esplanade, Gibsons, 4-6pm, free - bring an appy and libation, call 604-219-6774 for address and rsvp September 16 Jim Foster, the Old Boot Eatery, Sechelt, 6pm September 16 Wild Coast Communal underground supper, three-course long-table meal outside, 944 Chaster Rd., Gibsons, 6-9pm, $55, events/wild-coast-communal-underground-supper1-tickets-vancouver-5SR9K3

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It’s a busy time for Kara Stanley. The local author has several appearances and a book tour coming up, including a performance at the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society fundraiser on September 16 at Rockwood Pavilion. Her book, Fallen: A Trauma, A Marriage, And The Transformative Power of Music, is the powerful story of how life took “a sharp left-hand turn” when her husband, Simon Paradis, fell from scaffolding leaving him a paraplegic with brain injuries. Stanley wrote Fallen as a way of coping. “That was my main tool for navigating that crisis,” she says. “In hindsight I see that it was a way to deal with grief. [The grief and loss] was undeniable and it was not something you could quiet or hide.” For Paradis, an accomplished musician, music was a critical component of his recovery. The bulk of songs from Paradis’ solo debut CD, Mouth Full of Stars, are collaborations between the couple. “Song writing gave us a project to focus on,” says

Stanley. “And share our parallel but uniquely different experiences of his accident.” Stanley was in the middle of editing a novel manuscript that she’d started while earning her creative writing Master’s degree at UBC when Paradis’ accident happened. Though written almost a decade earlier than Fallen, in Ghost Warning, Stanley is again dealing with themes of grief and loss as the young protagonist, Louise, must cope with the sudden death of her father. Returning to the manuscript after a 10-year break, Stanley came to it with fresh eyes. “It became clear to me what the novel was originally dealing with was this process of grief,” says Stanley. The novel is set in the Parkdale area of Toronto in the late 1980s, in a neighbourhood filled with vulnerable populations: the poor, people with mental health issues, the homeless. There is also a serial rapist on the loose. “The story evolved out of how you absorb those news stories,” says Stanley. “They deeply impact you but it’s hard to know where to put that impact. We are horrified and we grieve and we’re angry, but we also have to keep on going with our day to day stuff.” Keeping on while cop-

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Writer Kara Stanley will be performing with her husband Simon Paradis at the Rockwood Pavilion Sept. 16, and launching a new book at the Arts Centre Sept. 30. PHOTO SUBMITTED ing with loss and grief is something Stanley knows intimately, which is why taking part in the hospice fundraiser is important to her and Paradis. “We are thrilled to be a part of it. Those kind of community supports were critically important to us at a difficult time,” says Stanley. She and Paradis will open the fundraiser with an interactive reading of Fallen. Stanley’s attention then turns to promoting Ghost Warning with two book signing events at Talewind Books in Sechelt on September 29 and 30 from 11am to 1pm. Local publisher Caitlin Press hopes robust sales from those signings will put the book on the BC Bestsell-

ers list. The official book launch is on September 30 at 6:30pm at the Arts Centre, with a reading followed by a celebration and music by Gut Bucket Thunder. “I’m excited to publish it,” says Stanley of her debut novel. “I’m excited for these characters to make their way out in the world.” Tickets for the hospice fundraiser are $30 and available at Sechelt Visitor Centre, MELOmania and Laedeli Gifts, with Stanley and Paradis opening for Shane Koyczan. More info at The Ghost Warning launch party is free. All welcome. More info at

Leiren-Young reading Mark Leiren-Young is a journalist, filmmaker, and author of numerous books. His book, “Never Shoot a Stampede Queen”, won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, and his latest book about the orca Moby Doll, “The Killer Whale Who Changed the World”, published by Greystone Books in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation, was nominated for The BC Hubert Evans Prize for NonFiction. An article for the “Walrus” about Moby Doll was a finalist for the National Magazine Award, and he won the Jack Webster award for his CBC Idea’s radio documentary on the whale. As a

journalist Mark has written for TIME, Maclean’s, The Hollywood Reporter, The Walrus and most of Canada’s daily newspapers. If you missed his captivating presentation at The Sunshine Coast Festival of Written Arts this is your chance. If you were there, you’ll know he left us wanting to hear more. Leiren-Young appears Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Arts Centre in Sechelt, with doors at 7:30pm. Admission by donation. Submitted

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Seeking nominations for arts awards The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is looking for nominations for their three arts awards. Nominations must be received by October 1. All of the nominees must be Sunshine Coast residents and may be self-nominated or nominated by others. “The Anne & Philip Klein Visual Arts Award” was created in 2000 in the memory of Roberts Creek residents,

spinner and weaver Anne, and sculptor Philip Klein. Applicants must be over 65 years of age. Preference will be given to those candidates pursuing an artistic passion developed late in life. The award is for $300. “The Gillian Lowndes Award” was created in 1981 to honour the life and talent of Gillian Lowndes, a promising young Sunshine Coast dancer and vice-president of


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the Arts Council. Applicants may be active in any arts discipline and must demonstrate long-standing achievement, innovation and recent growth in their field. The award is for $1,500. “The Louise Baril Memorial Award” honours the memory of Louise Baril, a member of the Arts Council Board and Program Director of Countryside Concerts (1990 – 1994).

Applicants must be a music student undertaking advanced studies. The award is for $300. For further information please contact the Sunshine Coast Arts Council at 604.8855412. Full guidelines are available on the Sunshine Coast Arts Council Website: http:// sunshinecoastartscouncil. com/events/awards/. Submitted

The Sunshine Coast Astronomy Club Centre welcomes Christa Van Laerhoven, whose topic will be “Major Migrations: Rearranging the Solar System”, Sept. 8 at 7:30pm at the Arts Centre in Sechelt. Van Laerhoven is a postdoctoral fellow at UBC. She gained her PhD from the Department of Planetary Sciences at the University

of Arizona in May 2014. Christa has a B.Sc. from UBC in Physics and Astronomy (Honours) and am an expresident of the UBC Physics Society. Admission is free. donations gratefully accepted at the door. Check out the Sunshine Coast RASC site at: http:// Submitted




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The Local Weekly September 7, 2017  

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