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Each year a National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job is commemorated. This Sunday (April 25) the community of Squamish is invited to attend this special service at 10:45 a.m.

Each year a National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job is commemorated. This Sunday (April 25) the community of Squamish is invited to attend this special service at 10:45 a.m. at the Pavilion Park at the site of the Memorial Dogwood Tree and Workers Memorial Monument.

Later this year, the B.C. Museum of Mining at Britannia Beach is planning a 100th reunion honouring those who lived, worked and died at Britannia. At the Day of Mourning ceremony on Sunday, special acknowledgement will be given to workers killed during the mines operation. The ceremony on Sunday is sponsored by the Squamish and District Labour Committee. If you wish more information, please call 604-815-0811.

The finale for the Howe Sound Music Festival will be the Awards Gala Saturday (April 24) at 6:30 p.m. in the Squamish Baptist Church. This event will feature performances from choral, band, piano and vocal medal winners and scholarship and provincial nominees. There will be a $2 admission fee. The festival is under the sponsorship of the Howe Sound Arts Association.

July 1 is the next Multicultural Day hosted by the Squamish Nation. Individuals interested in representing their culture are invited to attend a startup meeting on Tuesday, (April 27) at 6 p.m. at the Squamish Nation's Social Development office at 100 Billy Road. It is the bottom road (left hand turn after railway tracks) near the waterfront on the Stawamus Reserve. For more information, please contact Penny McPherson at 604-892-5975 or Donna Billy at 604-892-5166 before 4:30 p.m.

The seventh annual Brohm Lake Clean-up is this Sunday (April 25) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many volunteers are needed to help out the Ezee Breathers Scuba Club Divers on this annual Earth Day event.

The plays and musicals presented by the Howe Sound Secondary School over the years have always been great, and I'm sure many of us are anxious to see their next production of the musical 42nd Street. It hits the stage at Eagle Eye Theatre April 28, 29, 30 and May 1, and the next week from May 5 to 8 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are available at Stylezone and at the school.

St. John's Anglican Church (behind the Sea to Sky Hotel) is holding a garage sale Saturday (April 24) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. It will also include white elephant, books and a new table of clothing, etc. Refreshments will be available.

Another Knack to Knit session will be held at the Squamish Public Library on Sunday (April 25) from 1 to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is requested if you need supplies, the usual cost being between $15 to $18.

The Squamish Valley Quilters' Guild is having a quilters display weekend at the Squamish Public Library on May 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and an open invitation is extended to the community to view the work of their members.

The SPCA is holding a garage sale on Saturday, May 8, and donations of items and plants would be much appreciated. Please phone the SPCA at 604-898-9890 or call Sandra at 604-898-3389 if you wish to donate goods.

The concluding interview with George Behrner will be seen on Not Just For Seniors on Community 10 on Tuesday (April 27) at 7 and 10 p.m. and on Wednesday (April 28) at 10 a.m., 7 and 10 p.m.

There is a bottle drive Saturday (April 24) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by the Squamish Pirates Swim Club. Next week summer registration begins for the swim club on Tuesday (April 27) and Thursday (April 29) and during the first week in May from 5 to 7 p.m. at the pool. The cost is $290 for first child and $250 for second child in a family. For more information, please phone Mary at 604-898-3823.

The May Fair sponsored by the Waldorf Cedar Valley School last year was a big hit. There is another one planned this year for May 8.

The Screening Mammography Unit will be at the Squamish General Hospital from May 11 to 20. To make your appointment, you are asked to call toll free to 1-800-663-9203. There are 253 appointments available.

Would just like to let our editor and publisher Tim Shoults know we are thinking about him and wishing him well following a recent car accident.

The Heart in Motion Walking Club have changed their day from Monday to Friday. Starting April 30, we will meet at the Eagle's Coffee Grounds (across from the Easter Seal Camp) at 9:30 a.m. and at the same time on May 7. Walkers are asked to meet at my place at #18, 1201 Pemberton Avenue. For more information, please call Elaine Kotyk at 604-898-9498 or Julie Miles at 604-898-4316.

Remember, this is Pitch In Week. There will be no charge for local residents who take household waste to the landfills this weekend (April 24 and 25).

The spring concert for the Sea to Sky Singers on Sunday, May 2, at 2 p.m. in the Squamish Baptist Church will centre on A Tribute to Mothers. Tickets are available at Billie's Bouquet, Highland Video, Mostly Books and at the door - $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and free to children under five with a ticket holder.

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