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This evening, Good Friday, the choral work The Seven Last Words from the Passion of Christ will be performed at St. John's Anglican Church (behind the Sea to Sky Hotel) at 7:30 p.m.

This evening, Good Friday, the choral work The Seven Last Words from the Passion of Christ will be performed at St. John's Anglican Church (behind the Sea to Sky Hotel) at 7:30 p.m. Music Director Tracy Stuchbery has held rehearsals for several weeks and the voices representing churches in our community are ready to perform this wonderful ecumenical offering tonight. During the evening, the St. John's Children's Choir will also participate. The free will offering taken will support the churches involved. Please plan on staying for the reception following the performance.

On Easter Sunday morning (April 16) most churches in our community will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, with special music, singing and sermons. The church directory in The Chief has the phone numbers of the churches and a call to the church of your choosing will inform you of the time of services.

Easter egg hunts are part of Easter too and the Squamish Fire Rescue is inviting children up to 10 years of age to participate in the annual hunt at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre Fields. There will be three age categories and parents can check out the category their child is eligible to enter. Waiting to greet the children on Easter morning at 11 a.m. will be the popular Easter Bunny.

The sixth annual Easter Scavenger Hunt will be held at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park on Sunday (April 16) from noon to 3 p.m. The youngsters will have a fun time finding those delicious Easter goodies! Go out with the family and explore Western Canada's largest collection of heritage railway equipment dating back to 1890. The mini-rail ride is $2.50 per person and it is a great ride around the park. On that day, admission is by donation. The WCRHP is located at 39645 Government Road.

When the Squamish Gardeners hold their meeting at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park on Monday (April 17) a perennial plant exchange will begin at 6:30 p.m. The monthly meeting in the station hall will follow the exchange. Guest speaker Greg Porter, owner of Garibaldi Nurseries, will share his expertise on orchids. A $5 admission for non-members gives you a chance to win the door prize.

The Sea to Sky Hotel is selling beds (mattresses and box springs) in the ballroom Friday (April 14) from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Howe Sound Women's Centre.

Anyone interested in playing bridge in a relaxed atmosphere is asked to be at the Canadian Legion Branch #277 on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. for a social evening. The group will be playing Rubber Bridge and if you don't have a partner, don't worry as there is crib and euchre happening if you don't have a partner. For more information, please phone Norm at 604-898-3464.

Hilltop House birthdays this month will be celebrated on Wednesday (April 19) at 2 p.m. Those to be honoured are Bern Salmon, Austin Griffiths and Denis DeBeck.

The Squamish Elks Spring Fair is up and running and the West Coast Amusements promise many new rides and games to please all members of the family. The location is the former Interfor site (off Highway 99 near the Shell Gas Station). Today (April 14) the Fair is open from 3 to 10:30 p.m. and on Saturday from noon to 10:30 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

There is holiday skating at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre this weekend with the hours today (April 14) from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Easter Monday (April 17) at the same time.

When the North Shore and Coquitlam Celtic Ensemble come to Squamish on Saturday, April 22, one of the members will be 11-year-old virtuoso on the fiddle, Jocelyn Pettit of Squamish. There will be a concert at the Brackendale Art Gallery at 7:30 p.m. and tickets at $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 years are available at the BAG, Mostly Books and Billie's Bouquet. The Ensemble will also entertain for a short time at The Adventure Centre and at Gelato Carina on that Saturday afternoon. This group of talented fiddlers ages 11 to 18 years will be competing in a festival in Aberdeen, Scotland in August. CD's at $15 each will also be available.

The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at the Tantalus Seniors' Centre on Friday, April 21 at 9:30 a.m. For more information, give me a call at 604-815-0152.

A Community Garage Sale and Pancake Breakfast is planned for Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Squamish International Hostel, Inn on the Water off Highway 99. It is sponsored by the Squamish Lions Club and, of course, the members are famous for their fabulous breakfasts! After feeling full and content check out the great bargains at the garage sale. Table rentals are available and for more details, please call 604-892-9240.

On Friday, April 21, the annual Maple Syrup Festival will be held at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ecole les Aiglons invites you to come celebrate Spring with dancing, maple syrup on the snow, face painting, games, a cakewalk and more.

The art display at the Brackendale Art Gallery this month is a showing off Japanese collages by Roxsanne Tiernan (a.k.a. former resident Joanne Dheilly).

Women on Wheels is for seniors 50 plus and this seniors ladies bike club is all set for anew season and the ride on Monday, April 24 will be an easy ride. New members welcome and please meet at Canadian Tire at 10 a.m. For more information please phone Shirley at 604-898-5715.

There are two more sessions in the Family Caregiver Series sponsored by the Alzheimer Society. The location is the Eagle Grove Seniors Complex at 1203 Pemberton Avenue and the dates are Mondays, April 24 and May 1 from 1 to 4 p.m.

For a registration form please call Nadine at 604-892-2293.

The Squamish and District Labour Committee traditionally holds its Day of Mourning ceremony on the Sunday nearest the 28th. So this year the ceremony is on Sunday, April 30 at 10:45 a.m. at the workers Memorial Monument in Pavilion Park.

For information, please call 604-815-0811.

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