All is in readiness for the annual Remembrance Day service at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre on Sunday (Nov. 11). The Legion Colour Party, Sgt-At-Arms Ryan Pedersen and the Black Tusk Caledonia Pipe Band will lead the parade into the auditorium for the 11 a.m. start of the service. Members of the RCMP, Air and Sea Cadets, Scout and Guide groups, and firefighter, ambulance, coast guard and Conservation Officer Service personnel will also participate.
Taking part in the ceremony will be Legion President Ed Robertson, his son Warrant Officer Russell Robertson, Mayor Rob Kirkham, Rev. William Roberts, Rev. Karen Millard, the Squamish United Church Choir and pianist Linda Halvorson. Please be seated no later than 10:45 a.m. After the service, Legion members lay wreaths at the cenotaph in downtown Squamish.
The Squamish Public Library and Quest University will welcome Dr. Andre Lambelet to the library on Thursday (Nov. 15) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. when his subject will be Comic Books, Colonialism and The Congo. All are welcome.
The second event in the St. Johns Anglican Churchs community debates series is planned on Saturday (Nov. 10) at 7:30 p.m. at the church. The debate topic is Be it resolved that religious leaders have caused more wars than political leaders. Arguing the pro side will be Quest University third-year student Weiyi Zhou and St. Johns Priest-in-Charge William Roberts, while Graham Fuller author of several books including A World Without Islam and Quest political science student Ashley Pearson will argue the con side. Guest moderator will be Chris Gailus, Global B.C. TV news anchor. Admission is a $5 donation at the door.
Also, on Remembrance Day (Sunday, Nov. 11) at 3 p.m., the church is hosting Interfaith Songs for Peace and Prayers for Veterans from Afghanistan. The service will include music from Kayla Matzen, the new music director at St. Johns, and pianist Linda Halvorson, as well as prayers of remembrance. All are welcome.
November is National Novel Writing Month and the Squamish Library is taking part in the NaNoWriMo Challenge. Local and aspiring writers are invited to drop by the library on Saturday (Nov. 10) and Sunday (Nov. 18) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Margreet Dietz is a local author of four non-fiction books and she looks forward to meeting other local writers.
The Squamish Environmental Society will gather at the Howe Sound Inn and Brew Pub on Sunday (Nov. 11) at 8 a.m. for the monthly bird count. This month, members will be looking for the return of bald eagles. For more information, please call Judith at (604) 892-3340.
The Caregivers Support Group will meet at the Senior Centre on Wednesday (Nov. 14) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, please call Nadine Goodgrove or Carla Fuhre at (604) 892-6400.
The Whistler Olympic Park Volunteer Ambassador Program is planning an orientation day on Saturday (Nov. 17) for Nordic ski patrol, school program, sport operations and sports and recreation service. For more information, please phone toll free to 1 (877) 764-2455.
The Squamish Trails Society has its monthly meeting in the Squamish Arts Council building on Cleveland Avenue on Thursday (Nov. 15) at 7 p.m. For more information, please call Penny Wilmot at (604) 898-5385 or Heather Evans at (604) 898-3872.
Seniors who have bus passes on Squamish Transit are requested to introduce their friends and family to ride the buses. The Seniors 2 for 1 Transit Tuesdays continue on Tuesdays, Nov. 13, 20 and 27.
There is still time to get your flu shot as clinics will be held at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre on Tuesdays, Nov. 14, 21 and 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. Remember to wear short sleeves and bring your B.C. Care Card. If you wish ore information, please call (604) 892-2293.
A Charcoal and Pastel drawing workshop will be held at the Seniors Centre with Mike Sherlaw as the facilitator. No matter what your skill level in drawing may be, this will be a chance to explore and have fun. Supplies will be discussed at the first class and some will be available to try out. The dates are Sundays, Nov. 18 and 25, and Dec. 9 and 16 from 9 a.m. to noon, and the cost is $20. For seniors interested in doing a wide variety of crafts in a social setting, pan on being at a start-up meeting on Wednesday (Nov. 14) at 1 p.m.
Tickets for the Christmas Banquet at the Seniors Centre on Dec. 7 are going fast and if interested, please check with the Centre or call (604) 848-6896.
The Over the Hill Hikers will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 13) at Canadian Tire for The Rip/Cookhouse/STP hike. For more information, call Heather at (604) 892-9003.
The Tantalus Walking Club will meet on Thursday (Nov. 15) at 10 a.m. at the end of Westway (Cherry Drive) for a Doris Trail walk. For more information, call Joyce at (604) 898-5594.
The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 9) at 10 a.m. at Ross and Government roads for a trail walk. For more information, call Darleen at (604) 892-2092 or myself at (604) 815-0152.