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Get ready for Squamish Days Logger Sports

The 52nd Annual Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival is coming up next weekend starting with the Squamish Station World Championship Chair Carving, which takes place on Friday (July 31) from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

The 52nd Annual Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival is coming up next weekend starting with the Squamish Station World Championship Chair Carving, which takes place on Friday (July 31) from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Following the Chair Carve, head to Cleveland Avenue for music and entertainment from the rooftops featuring musical performers include The Overcomers, Radio Karma, The Three Sopranos - Kelly Coubrough, Veronica McPhee, and Melissa Braun with Eric Mousseau,Jane Gillie and Friends, and Rita Kyle with Rick Morgan and Cam Salay. The Bed Races, which always attract a big crowd along Cleveland Avenue start Friday at 7 p.m.

And calling all kids - get ready for the Children's Sports on Saturday, Aug. 1 when Ronald McDonald comes to town. Figure out this week how you are going to decorate your bikes, wheelchairs and strollers. All the fun including the races gets underway at 9:30 a.m. at Stan Clarke Park on Cleveland Avenue.

Then head down to the Al McIntosh Loggers Sports Grounds on Loggers Lane for the thrilling Novice and Intermediate Loggers Sports starting at 1:30 p.m. and grab a Rotary barbecued beef on a bun while they last.

The Squamish Days 10K Race takes off at 8:30 a.m. Sunday Aug. 2 at Howe Sound Secondary School. Then take in the Squamish Days festival parade on Cleveland Avenue at 11 a.m.

Events wrap up with the highlight of the weekend, the World-Class Open Loggers Sports Show starting Sunday Aug. 2 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets for the finale are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children.

Hey kids! Just a reminder that the Summer Reading Club holds weekly draws with amazing prizes, so don't forget to drop into the Squamish Public Library and update your reading record! Also, there is fun weekly programs at the library and for more information, check out the library's website at

Are you looking for great books to read this summer? The Summer Reading Club is offering special Tween programs on Fridays from 2 to 3 p.m. During these programs you will be introduced to some great books and have a chance to meet lots of kids your age. It requires weekly sign up and you are asked to call the Squamish Library for more information at 604-892-3110.

The WOW Riders will meet at Canadian Tire at 9 a.m. on Monday (July 27) for a ride through the golf course, Swan trails and Nexen Lands. For more information, please call Shirley at 604-898-5715.

On Wednesday (July 29) the Easy Riders will meet at 9 a.m. for a ride through the golf course and Loggers' Lane trails. For more info, please call Shirley at 604-898-5715.

There will be a Personal Mobility Product demonstration and seminar in the lounge of the Squamish Manor, 38209 Third Avenue on Tuesday (July 28) from 1:30 to 4 p.m. A brief seminar and demonstration by Invacare of their latest mobility products (canes, walkers, scooters) will be given. Also, a selection of daily living aids (bathroom safety and compression therapy products) will be displayed. Complimentary coffee, tea and snacks will be provided courtesy of Personal Mobility. All seniors in the community are invited to attend.

The Over the Hill Hikers are asked to meet at the corner of Government and Ross Roads on Tuesday (July 28) at 9 a.m. for a High Falls (steep) hike. For more information, please call Heather at 604-892-9003.

The Squamish Nation 6th Annual Art Sale will be held in the Totem Hall at 1380 Stawamus Road tomorrow (July 25). The sale will continue at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre at 100 Capilano Road, North Vancouver on Sunday (July 26).

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 4925 is moving their meetings from the Tantalus Seniors' Centre to the Alanon Club on July 30. The address is 37978 Third Avenue and meetings are held each Thursday at 9:15 a.m. New members are welcome.

The 22nd annual BC Rail Pioneers picnic held at the Easter Seal Camp on Thursday, July 16 was another great success with over 90 in attendance. The grand prize winner in the raffle was Richard Gray of Squamish ($500), Lorraine Hurren of Squamish ($300) and winning $100 each were Dave Thathi and Paul Gratton of Squamish and Eugene Flack of Williams Lake.

The Mountain FM Concert 4 A Cure at the Eagle Eye Theatre on Thursday (July 31) is a benefit concert to raise funds for HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa. There is a great line-up of bands and vocalists and tickets are available ($25 each) at the Adventure Centre or go to

A favourite walk for the Hearts in Motion Walking Club is the waterfront and members are asked to meet at the Nexen Lands entrance on Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m. For more info, call Darleen at 604-892-2092 or myself at 604-815-0152.

Want an update on the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games? Then plan on attending a one-hour presentation at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre on Tuesday (July 28) at 7 p.m. This will be followed by open house displays until 9 p.m.

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