The second annual Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life in Squamish will take place at Brennan Park tonight, June 23, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday (June 24). Teams have been fundraising for several weeks and are now ready to take the challenge. The survivors' lap along with their caregivers will take to the track first at 7 p.m. Whether you are on a team or not, please plan to attend for the opening ceremonies and to enjoy the variety of entertainers who are giving of their time and talent. Also, please consider giving a donation to this worthy cause. Kudos, too, to those who are volunteering to help make this Relay for Life a successful one.
The 8th annual Squamish Garden Tour sponsored by the Squamish Gardeners will be held on Sunday (June 25) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ten gardens are on this year's tour including three in the Upper Squamish, Hospital Hill, Valleycliffe Plateau, Garibaldi Estates and Highlands and Brackendale. Tickets at $10 each are available at the Adventure Centre, Billie's Bouquet, Garibaldi Nursery Land, Garden Centre, Anna's Attic and the Squamish Public Library. Proceeds of the tickets and raffle will go to the Friends of the Library. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served at the Pause Café in the Adventure Centre.
This is the last weekend to take in Howe Sound Dance Academy's presentation of the Wizard of Oz. Who hasn't seen the oldie goldie movie? Now is your chance to see this performance on stage featuring over 100 dancers in colourful costumes. Backstage is probably a hub of activity as parents and other help each performer get ready before hitting the stage. Tonight and Saturday (June 23 and 24) the doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 performances and on Saturday there is a matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Billie's Bouquet at $15 each.
Skitz to the Hitz presents Sword Fights by creator Travis Woods and accompanied by an all-male cast. This comedy and satire will be on stage at the Eagle Eye Theatre on June 29, 30 and July 1 and the weekend of July 6, 7 and 8. It will also feature the band Black Swade and singer/guitarist Jennifer Boyd. The show begins each night at 8 p.m. Tickets at $12 each are available at Style Zone and at the door.
The Beginners Bird Walk group will next meet tomorrow (June 24) at 9:30 a.m. for approximately two hours. Participants are asked to meet past the Squamish Golf Course at the entrance to the dyke. This month, the group will be looking for baby ducks. Please do not take your dogs along on this walk. For more information please call Marcia at 604-898-9420.
Do remember to cast your vote tomorrow (June 24) in the municipal election to elect one councilor for a term ending Dec. 2008. Polls will be open at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre auditorium from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Teen Book Club will be meeting at the Squamish Public Library on Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews. Pick up a copy now or for more information check with Hilary at the library or email .
The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at the Tantalus Seniors' Centre on Friday, June 30 at 9:30 a.m. for a walk to the Adventure Centre and beyond. For more information, give me a call at 604-815-0152.
The Vancouver Coastal Health will be holding a training session for peer support workers and training will start in Squamish in September with a practicum to follow. To apply, please send your resume, two letters of reference and a cover letter written by yourself, stating why you would like to take Peer Support Worker training. Please send your application by July 4 to Peer Support Worker Co-ordinator, 1350 St. Andrew's Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 3L4. For more information, call 604-815-8030, fax 604-983-6020
There is an open house and barbecue at the opening of the new Sea to Sky Mental Health & Addiction office on Monday, June 26 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to meet the mental health staff and learn more about the services and programs of our local mental health office. The location is 38075 Second Ave.
Canada Day celebrations are just one week away, on Saturday, July 1. The Royal Canadian Legion Colour Party and the Black Tusk Caledonia Pipe and Drum Band will march from the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company to the Cenotaph (across from the Squamish Pavilion) for the 11 a.m. Raising the Flag ceremony.
The film Twill be shown at the Brackendale Art Gallery on Sunday (June 25) at 8 p.m.
Storytime at the Squamish Public Library wraps up next week (June 26 and 28). Registration for the summer session will commence on July 4 at 1 p.m. Programs will resume on Mondays starting July 17.