The opening game of the Pacific Coast Midget Hockey Scholarship Tournament will be held in Squamish on Sunday (Jan. 10) at 4:30 p.m. Players are selected for their academic and playing ability. Three Grade 12 Howe Sound Secondary students, Bryce Hurlbert, Jarred Wilhelm and Corey Koop will be in action. This game is sponsored by the Squamish Minor Hockey Association along with eight other associations.
Have you purchased the first annual draw calendar sponsored by the Howe Sound Women's Centre? I have and it is a great calendar and along with the photos for each month is some wonderful information about women in our community. There is even a photo of one of our seniors keep well exercise classes and it looks pretty good gals! Calendars are $25 each and during the years there are 24 draws for great cash prizes. The calendars are available at the Women's Centre on Third Avenue, Pearl's 2nds, Billie's Bouquet, The Bookshelf and the Squamish Public Library.
A new program has started at the Howe Sound Women's Centre - each Friday, women and children are invited to partake in the free hot lunch program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 38021 Third Avenue. This is a chance to meet new friends while enjoying a delicious lunch.
The Squamish Environmental Society will hold its first bird count of 2010 on Sunday (Jan. 10) with participants asked to meet at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company at 8 a.m. Members will be looking for trumpeter swans and eagles. For more information, please call Judith at 604-892-3340.
The Sea to Sky Singers have started rehearsals for their spring concert and there is always room for more singers to join the choir. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in St. John's Anglican Church. For more information or for voice placement, please call Director Veronica McPhee at 604-892-7819. The accompanist for the choir is Colleen Koop.
On Tuesday (Jan. 12) the Over the Hill Hikers will meet at 10 a.m. at Ross and Government Road for a Four Lakes Loop to Credit Line. For more information, please call Heather at 604-892-9003.
The Squamish Historical Society will hold its membership meeting at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park on Thursday (Jan. 14) at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Trevor Dunn from the Squamish Ocean Front Development Corporation will give a presentation on the SODC plan. New members are always welcome to attend.
Members of the Tantalus Walking Club are asked to meet at Pat Goode Park on Cheakamus Way at 10 a.m. on Thursday (Jan. 14) for a hilly climb along the Coho Trail. If you wish more information, please call Joyce at 604-898-5594.
The annual general meeting of the Squamish Emergency Program Society will be held in the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company on Tuesday (Jan. 12) at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to members and anyone in the community. For more information, please call 604-898-9457.
The Squamish Public Library's Teen Advisory Committee has room for more members. Plan on attending the next meeting on Tuesday (Jan. 12) at 4:30 p.m. This is your chance to plan teen events, help run the teen book club and help maintain the teen area of the library. If you wish more information, ask Kate at the library or check out the webpage at http://squamish.bclibrary.ca.
After the Christmas luncheon at the Squamish Senior Centre on Dec. 17, we seniors thoroughly enjoyed the Variety concert presented by students from Howe Sound Secondary School. The vice principal Ms. Cho introduced each performer or group of musicians, singers and dancers. Many of these talented students will be performing in the musical production All Shook Up at the end of April. After the concert, seniors were invited to partake of delicious Christmas baking brought by the students.
Storytime at the Squamish Public Library begins Jan. 11 through Feb. 7. There will be no storytime during the Olympics.
The adult guardianship presentation "It's not all in your will" will take place at the Squamish Seniors Centre at 1201 Village Green Way on Tuesday, Jan 19 at 2:30 p.m. Presenter Kim Sayer has been a social worker for 20 years specializing in health care and working with seniors. She is currently employed by Vancouver Coastal Health as a social worker at Hilltop House. Anyone wishing more information is asked to call 604-815-6855.
Yoga classes begin at 9:15 a.m. each Thursday at the Howe Sound Women's Centre until 10:15 a.m. for all skill levels. This program is by donation and if childcare is needed, please call ahead at 604-892-5748 as only four spots are available.
The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at the Squamish Senior Centre on Friday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. for a trail walk. New members are always welcome and for more information, call Darleen at 604-892-2092 or myself at 604-815-0152.
The Squamish Bereavement Program is for those experiencing loss through death. The program will run each Tuesday from Jan. 19 to Feb. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. The free sessions will be held at the Sea to Sky Community Services at 38142 Second Avenue. To register or for more information, please call Wendy at 604-892-1552.
New to Squamish, the Sound Youth Chorus is already in high demand for performing in the area. Rehearsals will resume on Sundays beginning Jan. 10 at 6 to 8 p.m. at the Squamish Arts Council Building (in Pavilion Park). New members are welcome as they begin a new semester. This choir is open to girls aged 13 to 18 and is directed by Naomi Lang and Kelly Coubrough. For more information, please contact Kelly at 604-849-0708.