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ABOUT TOWN: Kindergarten Health Fair tomorrow

Putting Children First is the theme of the annual Kindergarten Health and Childcare Fair at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre arena Saturday (June 12) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Putting Children First is the theme of the annual Kindergarten Health and Childcare Fair at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre arena Saturday (June 12) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Included in the fair will be RCMP Operation Identification, kindergarten booster immunization, vision information, bike safety, nutrition, Little Sneakers gym play area, public health nurses and kindergarten teachers in attendance and more. This event is sponsored by Vancouver Coastal Health, Sea to Sky Community Services and Brennan Park Recreation Services. Please take along a non-perishable donation for the Squamish Food Bank.

The Howe Sound Dance Academy is pleased to present its sixth annual dance recital at the Eagle Eye Theatre. There are 215 dancers ranging in ages from three to 18 years divided into two casts presenting its own wonderful adaptation of Cinderella. Cast A will perform tonight (June 11) at 7:30 p.m., Saturday (June 12) at 2 p.m. and next Saturday (June 19) at 7:30 p.m. Cast B will be on stage Saturday (June 12) at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. next Saturday (June 19). There are no tickets available for tonight but there are several available for the matinees on both Saturdays and the other nights. The tickets at $15 each are available at Billie's Bouquet, Dansez la Vie and Eagle Run Coffee Co.

The monthly bird count sponsored by the Squamish Estuary Conservation Society will be held on Sunday (June 13). All birders are asked to meet at the Howe Sound Inn at 7 a.m. for a half-day of birding followed by lunch.

The 2277 6 Field Engineers Squadron Army Cadet Corps of Squamish will hold its annual Ceremonial Review on Monday (June 14) at 7 p.m. at Don Ross Secondary School. An invitation is extended to the community to attend.

The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet on Friday, June 18 at my place (#18 - 1201 Pemberton Ave.) at 9:30 a.m. for a walk in the estuary. On June 25 participants are asked to meet at the same time at the main door at Brennan Park Recreation Centre. If you wish more information, please call Julie Miles at 604-898-4316 or myself at 604-815-0152.

How exciting to know that the Black Tusk Caledonia Pipe Band is planning a trip to the 2005 World Pipe Championships in Scotland. Much fundraising is planned with the band hosting a burger and beer night Saturday (June 12) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Grizzly Bar and Grrrill. There will also be a silent auction, door prizes and raffle prizes. The fundraising co-ordinator is Shanda Dosanjh and if you would like to support the band please give her a call at 604-815-0876.

The next meeting in preparation for the Multicultural Day hosted by the Squamish Nation on July 1 is set for Tuesday (June 15) at 6 p.m. at the Squamish Nation's Social Development office at 100 Billy Rd. near the waterfront on the Stawamus Reserve. Those interested in representing their culture are asked to attend. For more information, please call Penny at 604-892-5975 or Donna Billy at 604-892-5166 before 4:30 p.m.

The Creative Connections for Seniors forum held at the Sea to Sky Hotel on June 3 had some 80 senior citizens in attendance. Hilary King is the co-ordinator of community consultation and partnerships for Vancouver Coastal Health and for the forum. She was ably assisted by many facilitators in the areas of nutrition, safety, transportation, shopping, knowledge of services, support services and seniors' centre development. The four-hour session generated a wealth of information and ideas. Valuable input at the workshops will hopefully help seniors living in Squamish with some of that information being put into action quite quickly. Thirty-five people signed up to be involved in smaller groups that will meet in late August or early September to pursue further action. There was a strong voice for developing a seniors' centre.

Hilltop House will honour two of its residents, Jim Lehman and Peggy Barnfield, at the monthly birthday party on Wednesday (June 16) at 2 p.m.

Welcome to all our visitors who will be at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park to see and ride Thomas the Tank Engine this weekend.