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ABOUT TOWN: Go Italiano for Garibaldi Days

This is the first annual Garibaldi Day in Squamish and many celebrations are planned beginning with a special public presentation at the Squamish Public Library of historic artifacts pertaining to the life of Giuseppe Garibaldi.

This is the first annual Garibaldi Day in Squamish and many celebrations are planned beginning with a special public presentation at the Squamish Public Library of historic artifacts pertaining to the life of Giuseppe Garibaldi. It is sponsored by the District of Squamish and will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (July 3).

Everyone is invited to Watts Point (three miles south of Squamish) for the formal re-dedication of the Garibaldi Monument at 12 noon on Sunday (July 4). Following this ceremony, the Garibaldi Day picnic at Stan Clarke Park (across from the Chamber of Commerce building on Cleveland Avenue) will be ongoing from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be performing artists on the main stage and the Canadian Tire Bocce tournament from 2:30 to 4 p.m.



Britannia Beach is celebrating 100 years of mining and Reunion 2004 promises to be a wonderful experience with events planned on Saturday and Sunday (July 3 and 4). Registration and meet-and-greet takes place tonight (July 2) from 7 to 10 p.m. Many former residents will have many memories brought back when they tour the B.C. Museum of Mining. When living in Furry Creek from 1959 to 1962, George and I often shopped at the little grocery store and loved the friendly atmosphere and tasty food served up at the Chatterbox Café.



Howe Sound Women's Centre is looking for volunteers to help out at Pearl's 2nds during the summer months. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and training will be provided for anyone interested. This is a great way for students to learn retail skills. Anna at 604-892-5748 looks forward to hearing from you.



The Thursday Walking Club schedule for July and August is posted at www.members.shaw.ca/royjshep/walks.htm.



Summer holidays have begun for students and teachers and the Brennan Park Recreation Centre staff has many programs lined up for July and August. New this year is the music camp for ages six to nine years and it runs July 12 to 16 and Aug. 23 to 27 each day Monday to Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. Each week there are adventure outings for six to 12-year-olds. Each week includes lots of wilderness adventures and games with swimming to cool off with. Leaping Lakes is from July 5 to 9 and Oceans Galore runs from July 12 to 16. The last camp will be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 3. There are also gymnastics and tennis camp dates for ages seven to 13 years. For more information, please call 604-898-3604 or register at BPRC.



Rev. Brenda Faust has been the minister at Squamish United Church since August 1999. On Sunday, June 2, the outdoor service was also Rev. Faust's farewell service as she will be moving to Port Coquitlam to continue her ministry at Trinity United Church. All good wishes and blessing go with Brenda in her new church. On Aug. 1, Squamish United will welcome supply minister Rev. Dr. Douglas Lobb to the congregation.



A last call for teens ages 13 years and up to join the Teen Book Club discussion next Tuesday (July 6) at 5:30 p.m. at the Squamish public Library. That evening the book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon will be discussed. Remember, pizza and pop is provided. For more information, call Alison at 604-892-3110. On Wednesday (July 7), a reading by children's author Victoria Miles will be held from 2 to 3 p.m.



The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at Tim Hortons at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 9 for a trail walk. If you wish more information please call Julie Miles at 604-898-4316.



Capilano College is hosting 39 students from Japan who will be in Squamish from July 25 to Aug. 3. The college is looking for caring families who will welcome the students into their homes. Host families are asked to provide a room and three meals each day and to provide a criminal record check. If you wish more information, please call the Squamish campus at 604-892-5322 or email bcooper@capcollege.bc.ca.



Tickets for the sixth annual Squamish Garden Tour are available at the Squamish Public Library, Billie's Bouquet and Anna's Attic at $10 each. The date is Sunday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



The Squamish Stream-keepers will hold a meeting in the Squamish Public Library on Tuesday (July 6) at 7 p.m. Matt Foy of the DFO will give a presentation on estuary restoration. For more info, call Caroline Melville at 604-898-1318.