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Fundraising pays off for pipers


On Aug. 9 the Black Tusk Caledonia Pipe and Drum Society Band will leave for Scotland on a two-week trip. It will be highlighted on Aug. 21 in Edinburgh when it is hoped some 20,000 kilts from all over the world will march in a fundraiser for the Marie Curie Cancer Foundation in Scotland. It will also set a record for mass pipes and drums on parade. Members of the local band under Pipe Major Luc Leblanc have been fund-raising for many months and they have almost reached their goal. A tag day for the pipe band will be held Saturday (July 16) in the downtown area including the Chieftain Mall and at Extra Foods. Your support would be much appreciated.

Many people have been wondering how the lady who is a friend of many is doing. Kay Wirachowsky has been in Lions Gate Hospital for the past two weeks and is receiving great care. Kay always enjoys hearing from friends and if you would like to send a card or little note to her, she is in room 622 at LGH, North Vancouver, B.C., V7L 2L7.

The next ride for the Women on Wheels will take place in Whistler. Members are asked to meet at Canadian Tire at 9 a.m. on Monday (July 18) where transportation will be arranged. Should you wish more information, please call Shirley at 604-898-5715.

Our town is gearing up for the annual Squamish Days Loggers Sports. The two new events this year are the Women and Song and Squamish Idol. Women and Song will take place at the Eagle Eye Theatre on Thursday, July 28 at 8 p.m. The women singer/songwriters include Shari Ulrich and Linda Kidder and the special talents of Squamish residents Leanne Lamour, Carolyn Grass and Kori Rowe. Shari Ulrich will also perform with her daughter. Tickets at $18 each are available at Mostly Books, Billie's Bouquet and Kaos Kids.

Squamish Idol will be a take off of American Idol and Canadian Idol and will be held at the Squamish Pavilion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 29. Those interested in entering this contest can contact: [email protected].

Prior to the Squamish Idol contest, the Mid Summer Jamboree will be held in the Pavilion from 1:30 - 6 p.m. on July 29 and will include many performers including top children's entertainer, Norm Foote.

Participants in the Tantalus Walking Cub will enjoy a swan walk on Thursday (July 21) at 10 a.m. Please meet at the Fisherman's entrance at access to Spit Dyke on Government Road - south of the Railway Museum.

The residents of Hilltop House will celebrate this month's birthdays on Wednesday (July 20) at 2 p.m. when Dennis Everett, Ernie Weiss, Erika Rogall, Helen Kirby and Stephen Rizun will be honoured.

Acting camp for ages six to nine years will be held at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre form Monday, July 25 to 29 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and for those ages 10 to 15 years the acting camp is the same week but from 1 to 4 p.m. The instructor for these camps will be Adriane Polo. For more information please call Brennan Park at 604-898-3604. Also check out the summer brochure as there are many wonderful programs planned for all ages.

The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at the Squamish Elementary School on Friday July 22 at 9:30 a.m. for a trail walk. Anyone wishing more information is asked to call Stephanie at 604-898-1268 or myself at 604-815-0152.

The Squamish Health Care Foundation Society will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday (July 19) at 7 p.m. in the Squamish General Hospital cafeteria. This meeting is open to the public and new members are welcome.

All levels of runners are welcome to participate in the Squamish Days 10k Run on Sunday, July 31. Race & Company sponsors the event and online registrations are taken at www. Local drop-off forms prior to July 27 are accepted at Garibaldi Graphics or the Squamish Days Souvenir booth (open July 25).

Elaine Ramsay has a trip planned for seniors on Aug. 2 to the new Langley Cascade Casino. Please call her at 604-898-5463. Elaine and Marion Mills have just returned from a two-week train trip to Halifax. They flew home.

There is an Estuary Walk on Sunday (July 17) at 1 p.m. Meet at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company for an easy 2 - 3 hour walk to see what plants, birds and other creatures can be seen this month. All ages welcome. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. This event is sponsored by the Squamish Environmental Conservation Society.

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