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ABOUT TOWN: Climbing documentary's Squamish premiere tonight

Many hearts are aching following the horrendous accident last Saturday morning that took the lives of seven Squamish residents. Five of those were members of the Sikh community and, as well, father and son Al and Ian Barbour.

Many hearts are aching following the horrendous accident last Saturday morning that took the lives of seven Squamish residents. Five of those were members of the Sikh community and, as well, father and son Al and Ian Barbour. Words seem so shallow, but please know many care and are keeping you in our hearts and prayers.

The monthly bird count will take place on Sunday (Feb. 8) and all participants are asked to meet at the Howe Sound Inn and Brew pub at 8 a.m. All birders are welcome to join in with members of the Squamish Estuary Conservation Society.

The Howe Sound Secondary School Grad Class of 2004 is holding a bottle drive Saturday (Feb. 7) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you won't be home and would like to donate, please call Lynn at 604-898-9517.

Tonight (Feb. 6) is the Squamish premiere of the movie In the Shadow of The Chief: The Baldwin and Cooper Story. It is a part of our history and will also feature some Squamish residents. It will be shown at The Eagle Eye Theatre with shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 each at Valhalla Pure Outfitters. Perhaps there will be tickets available at the theatre tonight.

The next distribution day for the Squamish Food Bank will be Wednesday (Feb. 11) from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Elks' Hall on Second Avenue. Cash donations are always welcome and can be mailed to the SFB, PO Box 207, Garibaldi Highlands, BC, V0N 1T0.

Not Just for Seniors will be on Community 10 next week on Tuesday (Feb. 10) at 7 and 10 p.m. and Wednesday (Feb. 11) at 10 a.m., 7 and 10 p.m. It will feature long time resident Dennis Debeck.

There is a Loonie Carnival Skate at Brennan Park Recreation Centre on Friday, Feb. 13th from 1 to 3 p.m. On Valentine's Day, Saturday, Feb. 14 take in the Valentine two for one Sweetheart Skate from 12:40 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.

As it is a Pro D day on Friday, Feb. 13,the Recreation Centre invites kids seven to 12 years to spend their day off school playing games, making crafts and more with qualified recreation leaders. The cost is $30 and pre-registration is required. If you wish more information, please phone 604-898-3604.

On Saturday, Feb. 14, St. John's Anglican Church Women are holding a Valentine lunch and bake sale from noon to 2 p.m.

February is traditionally Heart Month for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and the Yukon. The coordinator for the Dress Red program in Squamish is Karen Vanzella and she has been busy visiting many businesses in the community including the banks, Credit Union, School Board office, Squamish Hospital, Post Office, Interfor and more requesting they participate. Dress Red will be held on Friday, Feb. 13 and participants are asked to "Dress Red" and purchase a button for $5. This program raises vital funds needed for health promotion and cardiovascular and stroke research.

As there is no door-to-door campaign for funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Squamish this year, your donations by mail will be gratefully received.

Interested in horseback riding? A riding instructor is accepting new students for lessons for all ages and levels. Weekend winter Riding Camp starts Feb. 14 to 28 for beginner riders aged six to eight. Spaces are limited and for more information please contact Denise at 604-898-3135.

Squamish Public Library is holding a used equipment sale by silent auction at the library Saturday (Feb. 7) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bids will be accepted tomorrow only with bids closing at 3 p.m.

The Cedar Valley School is having a Valentine's Day Dance on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Totem Hall. Tickets at $25 each are available at the Eagle Run Coffee Restaurant and Nothing Finer.

There is a Blue Grass Wing Ding dinner dance at the Brackendale Art gallery tomorrow night (Feb. 7) starting at 7 p.m.

Comedian and entertainer Al Simmons will be at the Eagle Eye Theatre on Friday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at $20 adults and $15seniors and students are available at Mostly Books, Billie's Bouquet and Highland Video. The Howe Sound Arts Association is pleased to be bringing Mr. Simmons to our town.

Multilingual storytelling is planned for the Squamish Public Library on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. preschool stories in Punjabi, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Italian will be introduced.

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