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This is Pitch In Week and this weekend, Saturday and Sunday (April 25 and 26) there is Free Dump Days from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This is Pitch In Week and this weekend, Saturday and Sunday (April 25 and 26) there is Free Dump Days from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Squamish and District Labour Committee invites residents to attend the Workers Memorial Monument in Pavilion Park on Cleveland Avenue in downtown Squamish on Sunday (April 26) at 10:45 a.m. to observe the National Day of Mourning for workers injured or killed on the job. For those wishing more information, call 604-898-3575.

For anyone experiencing loss through death, the Bereavement Support Drop-In Group may be of help to you at this time. It is sponsored by the Squamish Hospice Society and the facilitated group meets each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. until Tuesday May 26 in the Squamish Arts Council Building on Cleveland Avenue (the former Chamber of Commerce building in Pavilion Park). If you wish more information, please contact Wendy at 604-892-1552 or email: couragetogrieve@shaw.ca.

This weekend, the Sea to Sky Singers will be performing two concerts, with the first at the Brackendale Art Gallery tomorrow evening (April 25) at 7:30 p.m. and also on Sunday (April 26) at 3 p.m. in the Squamish United Church on Fourth Avenue. The theme, "Singin' in the Rain' will bring back wonderful memories to many. Tickets are available at Billie's Bouquet, Highland Video and at the door at $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.

The Evening Book Club at the Squamish Public Library will be reading Canadian Steven Galloway's book The Cellist of Sarajevo on Thursday (April 30) from 7 to 8 p.m. You are invited to join the group.

The Over the Hill Hikers are asked to meet at the Adventure Centre on Tuesday (April 28) at 9 a.m. for carpooling to the NorVan Falls. For more information, please call Heather at 604-892-9003.

A forum on What Makes a Welcoming Community is being held at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company, Garibaldi Room on Tuesday (April 28) from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Are you a newcomer to the area? A long-time resident? A member of the Squamish Nation? All are welcome to share thoughts and ideas. Lunch will be served and childcare is available on request.

Another set of Storytime has wrapped up at the Squamish Public Library Please register for the next session on Monday (April 27) starting at noon. This session will begin the week of May 4 and run until June 20. Free weekly programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families will be offered. For more information on these programs, please contact the library at 604-892-3110 or visit squamish.bclibrary.ca.

In celebration of New Westminster's 150th birthday and the 100th anniversary of Interurban rail service in the area, special Royal Hudson Steam Train Excursions between New Westminster and Cloverdale and return will take place on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3. These special train excursions are sponsored by the West Coast Railway Association, Fraser River Discovery Centre and SRY Rail Link. The train will leave the New West Minster Quay at 8:30 a.m. each day and arrive at Cloberdale at 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and be back at NW at 3 p.m. Train fares are $99 plus GST and one way trips if available will be $75. Tickets are available by calling 604-524-1011 or toll free 1-800-722-1233 or tours@wcra.org.

Soup and Sandwich Day for seniors will be held at the Tantalus Seniors' Centre on Thursday (April 30) starting at 11:30 a.m.

The fifth annual Garage Sale and Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Squamish Lions Club will be held at the Squamish Inn on the Water on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Table rentals are available at $20 each by calling 604-892-9240. The day will also include RCMP Child Identification program, Phil's Honey and lots and lots of bargains.

The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at the Dog Pound on Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m. for a walk on the dyke towards the golf course. For more info, call Darleen at 604-892-2092 or myself at 604-815-0152.

On Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, the Women's Auxiliary to Squamish General Hospital will be selling tickets on their Mother's Day raffle to be drawn on May 8. The prizes are $250, $175 and $100 cash. The gift shop at SGH has beautiful serving trays for sale as well as smock dresses for the two to sic year olds and fleece-lined raincoats for the same age group.

VISUALS, the Squamish Valley Artists Society and Kay Austen present Down and Dirty: a Potter at Work. Master potter Kay will demonstrate clay-forming and finishing techniques on and off the potter's wheel at Glacier Gallery Pottery, 1071 Glacier View Drive, Garibaldi Highlands. The dates are Saturday, May 2 and Sunday May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. One day is $30, both days $50 and drop-in up to an hour, $10. To reserve your spot, please call 604-898-9775 or email: kay@austeneverest.com. All proceeds will go to VISUALS.

A Spring Fair is being held in the Squamish Arts Council building (former chamber of Commerce building) on Saturday, May 9 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Artists, vendors, craft people who would like to participate are asked to contact sunny71@telus.net.

On May 12 British Columbians will again have the option to vote yes in favour of changing the voting system to singe transferable vote (STV) as recommended by the B.C. Citizen's Assembly for Electoral Reform. At a meeting I attended recently, the presenter, Chris Joseph, said this new voting system will make B.C. politics more fair and will give us better local representation, and we will have more choices at the ballot box. I am still a bit confused! If you would like more information, check out www.stv.ca.

The Kids' Toy, Clothing and Sports Sale is set for the Brennan Park Recreation Centre tomorrow (April 25) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Squamish Hospice Society and the Squamish Fire Rescue are co-sponsoring the second annual Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the location is the entrance to the Nexen Lands. Pledge forms are available at Garibaldi Graphics, Squamish General Hospital and the Diamond Head Medical Clinic.

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