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WCFNEWS Britannia Mine Museum Launches New Mill Show Launching this summer, a new and exciting show will be coming to the Britannia Mine Museum, adding a new feature to this must-stop spot located along the Sea To Sky Highway in Squamish (the halfway point between Vancouver and Whistler). BOOM!, a theatrical mill show, is a live-action, multi-sensory special effects show that brings the historic 96-year-old Mill No. 3 building back to life. The theatrical spectacle will transport visitors back in time to the 1920s, when the Mine was booming as one of the largest copper producers in the British Commonwealth. The show shares the magical story of the awe-inspiring 20-storey architectural marvel as one of North America’s last gravity-fed concentrator mills, as it processed precious minerals from the ore extracted from the mine. The show, as well as the additional rehabilitation of the museum’s infrastructure were made possible by a $1.4 million funding contribution made by the Government of Canada under its New Building Canada Fund, alongside another $2.8 million the Museum has fundraised from a supportive BC mining industry. www.britanniaminemuseum.ca

Sunshine Foundation Dream Experiences Coming To BC For over 30 years, the Sunshine Foundation of Canada has been fulfilling the dreams of children who are living with severe physical disabilities or suffering from life-threatening illnesses, with over 8,500 wishes granted to date. This year, there are 15 children from BC who will experience having their own dreams come true, with the organization granting wishes such as a family vacation to Hawaii, or a chance to play hockey with Sydney Crosby, or the opportunity to watch a rocket launch from NASA Space Centre. On December 12, the Sunshine DreamLife program will also take flight - a one-day whirlwind adventure from Vancouver International Airport to Disneyland and back. Children participating on this DreamLift are referred to this program by medical professionals and health care workers from Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, and BC Children’s Hospital, providing a way for the children and their families to enjoy a day away from medical appointments and enjoy a fun day focused on building independence and confidence in the participating kids. www.sunshine.ca

Live 5-2-1-0 Playboxes Help Encourage Healthy Habits The Live 5-2-1-0 message is a simplified process for ensuring that children receive the recommended amount of physical activity and maintain healthy eating habits, shared through the promotion of four easy-to-follow guidelines. The message focuses on this formula: FIVE fruits & vegetables to be consumed per day, no more than TWO hours of screen time per day, at least ONE hour of active play per day, and ZERO sugary drinks. The recommendations in the Live 5-2-1-0 message are evidence-based, originating from the Childhood Obesity: Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Expert Committee, and endorsed by the Canadian Paediatric Society. Through the support of SCOPE, and the City of Abbotsford’s Parks and Recreation Department, Live 5-2-1-0 Playboxes have been installed in communities across the province, filled with play equipment such as balls, nets, hula hoops and frisbees, and information and ideas for fun active games to play. Families can access the boxes at any time for free by signing up to receive the access code to unlock the boxes through the Healthy Abbotsford website. www.live5210.ca

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