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ABOUT TOWN: Get signed up for fall at Community Registration Day

Community Registration Day takes place at Brennan Park Recreation Centre tomorrow (Sept. 11) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Community Registration Day takes place at Brennan Park Recreation Centre tomorrow (Sept. 11) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Now that school is back in, many community sports and service organizations will be on hand to take registrations, display information on the various activities and groups available and answer any questions you may have.

The Squamish Girl Guides will have a table for registration of Sparks (five- and six-year-olds), Brownies (seven and eight-year-olds), Guides (nine- to 12-year-olds), Pathfinders (12-15 years) and Rangers and Junior Leaders (15-18 years) at Community Registration Day. If you are unable to register at that time, please call Monique Laskovic at 604-898-5019.

There is much anticipation of the second annual Squamish LanternArt Walk on Saturday, Sept. 25. Lantern-making workshops will be held on the next two Saturdays (Sept. 11 and 18) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Hot Spot (Squamish Volunteer Centre) at 38027 Cleveland Ave. and on Sunday (Sept. 12) at the Squamish Public Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshops are for all ages and assistance will be available to help you create just the right lantern.

Volunteers at the workshops would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to help out, please call the Volunteer Centre at 604-815-4124 or email

Also on Saturday (Sept. 11) the Squamish Public Library will host the second annual Scrabble for Literacy tournament starting at 10 a.m. The registration fee is $20 per person for adults, with a junior section for those 12 and under. The fee for teams of four is $30. The proceeds of the tournament go to the library and Capilano College literacy projects. Last year, the Squamish Public Library was able to purchase a teaching kit in Early Literacy to help develop skills in young children.

Between Shifts Theatre is planning to present the pantomime Dracula in January. Adult auditions will be held next Sunday (Sept. 19) at 12 noon at the Sea to Sky Community Services Society offices on Second Avenue. Please call Kathy at 604-892-5078 to book an audition time. Auditions for children will be held at a later date.

When the Terry Fox Run is held next Sunday (Sept. 19) you can walk, run or bike as the more participants there are, the more funds will be raised for the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research. Pick up a pledge sheet at one of the many participating local businesses in our community and ask your friends and neighbours to support you. This annual run is sponsored by Squamish Fire Rescue.

To make the event a success, volunteers are needed. If you can help out, please call Fire Rescue at 604-898-9666 or Jordan at 604-898-9408.

Hilltop House will celebrate this month's birthday recipients on Wednesday (Sept. 15) at 2 p.m. The residents to be honoured are Leona Roberts, Howard Brown, Michael Nagy-Deak, Dorothy Zimmerman, Edith Penn and Worden Ofstie.

A production crew, including carpenters, painters, costume and set designers and anyone else wishing to lend a hand for the upcoming musical The Sound of Music are required. Please give Adriane Polo a call at 604-898-5930 if you are interested.

The Sea to Sky Singers have been entertaining audiences in Squamish for many years. The choir is ready to begin a new season and for those wishing to join, please call directory Veronica McPhee at 604-892-7819 for a voice placement appointment. The first rehearsal is Tuesday (Sept. 14) at 7 p.m. at the Squamish Baptist Church on Read Crescent.

Participants in the Hearts in Motion Walking Club are asked to meet at #18 - 4201 Pemberton Ave. for an estuary walk at 9:30 a.m. next Friday (Sept. 17). For more information, please call Julie Miles at 604-898-4316 or myself at 604-815-0152.

The ninth annual Sea to Sky Film Festival will be held in the Eagle Eye Community Theatre on Friday, Sept. 24. The deadline has passed to enter a film, but more information is available by calling Adriane Polo at 604-898-5930.

In June, a "Creative Connections for Seniors" forum was held in Squamish. From that meeting several seniors volunteered to be involved in developing ideas that came from the discussion groups. The next meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 20 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the banquet room at the Howe Sound Inn. Any senior is invited to attend - please phone Sue King at the Coast Garibaldi Health Unit at 604-892-2293 to confirm your attendance.

We know that Wal-Mart is proposing to build a store in the Squamish Business Park. For anyone interested, there is a public hearing for rezoning to allow this development and it will be held at Brennan Park Recreation Centre on Tuesday (Sept. 14) at 7 p.m.

The adult book discussion group will meet at the Squamish Public Library on Wednesday (Sept. 15) from 12 to 1 p.m. The group will be discussing The Photograph by Penelope Lively. New members are welcome. You are also welcome to attend the next meeting of the Friends of the Library on Thursday (Sept. 16) from 12 to 3 p.m.

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first reading of the Guru Granth Sahib, the scripture of the Sikh religion. The Sikh community in Squamish will celebrate this anniversary Sunday (Sept. 12) with a street parade through downtown Squamish with associated short readings and verbal presentations at the Squamish Pavilion.

The parade will start at the Sikh Temple at the end of Fifth Avenue and go up Victoria Street to Third Avenue, along Third to Main Street, up to Cleveland Avenue, back to Winnipeg Street (with a brief stop at the Pavilion) and down to Fourth Avenue, back to Victoria Street and back to the temple.

The Howe Sound Women's Centre Society is holding its annual general meeting Wednesday (Sept. 15) at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall. The gathering starts at 5 p.m. with a potluck dinner, with the AGM to follow at 6:30 p.m. From 8 to 9 p.m. there will be guest speakers, including District of Squamish Coun. Sonja Lebans, Economic Development Officer Lee Malleau and Theodora Carroll on the subject of "Squamish women and the 2010 Olympics: What are our real opportunities?" All women are welcome.

The Knights of Columbus are having a prayer service tonight (Sept. 10) at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on the Boulevard. This special service is to honour the men and women who protect our community. Members of the RCMP, Squamish Nation Peace Keepers, firefighters, emergency response, Search and Rescue and ambulance attendants are invited along with the whole community. Refreshments will follow the service.