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Get the kids out for an Easter egg hunt

Easter is a special time for families and friends to get together, to have an Easter egg hunt for the kids and for many attending church on this special day (April 4) is a must. Most churches in our community have special services planned.

Easter is a special time for families and friends to get together, to have an Easter egg hunt for the kids and for many attending church on this special day (April 4) is a must. Most churches in our community have special services planned.

The Squamish Firefighters Association members along with the Easter Bunny will be ready to welcome all children to the Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday (April 4) at Brennan Park behind the pool in the trees for the annual hunt from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. It should be a lot of fun and this event will be followed by an Easter Skate in the arena from 12 until 1 p.m. Along with the skate will be games and prizes.

The annual Easter Scavenger Hunt at the WEst Coast Railway Heritage Park on April 4 will be ongoing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each child who completes the scavenger hunt will get a special treat. Weather permitting, the mini-rail will also be running.

On Thursday (April 8) the Squamish Public Library and Quest University Canada series continues at the library from 7 to 8 p.m. Professor Ryan Derby-Talbot's topic will be The Shape of the Universe? No mathematics is needed as a pre-requisite to the talk, only a keen sense of imagination. Storytime at the library is cancelled on Easter Monday but will resume on Tuesday (April 6).

The Over the Hill Hikers will meet at Ross and Government Roads at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (April 6) for a Starvation Lake hike. Please call Heather at 604-892-9003 if you wish more information.

The Squamish Historical Society will hold its annual general meeting in the Roundhouse at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park on Thursday (April 8) at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Mayor Greg Gardner will share the role and exchange ideas on how the District of Squamish will become involved in arts and culture in our community. New members are welcome to attend and 2010 membership includes four Squamish Historian newsletters and a free DVD copy of "Squamish Valley Lore". Refreshments will follow in the Squamihs Lions Club Railway Car. For more information, please call Bianca Peters at 604-898-8454 or email

The Tantalus Walking Club members are asked to meet at the Church of Latter Day Saints at 10 a.m. on Thursday (April 8) for a Rusty Bucket trail walk. Anyone wishing more information is asked to call Joyce at 604-898-5594.

The HOwe Sound Secondary Parent Advisory Council is hosting a workshop for parents of teens and new young drivers entitled In the Driver's Seat. It is a BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation Young Drivers presentation and it will be held in the Eagle Eye Theatre at HOwe Sound Secondary on Tuesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. There is no charge, but please register with Pam at 604-896-2434 or by email at

Get ready for a special evening when you attend the GrassRoots Jam at the Brackendale Art Gallery on Sunday (April 4) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Rita Kyle encourages musicians to join the regulars as well as those who just want to sit back and listen to the musicians and singers.

A Caregivers Support Group is available for those people caring for an aging loved one as they undergo physical, emotional and mental changes due to a variety of illnesses. The next Caregivers meeting will be held on Wednesday (April 7) from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Squamish Seniors Centre. If you wish more information, please call Donna at 604-892-6400, local 226.

The Squamish Food Bank will open its doors on Wednesday (April 7) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alano Club on Third Avenue.

The Squamish Valley Quilters Guild will meet at the Mountain Retreat Hotel upstairs in the Conference Room from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday (April 7). For more information, please phone 604-898-9240.

Independence, the play, presented by Between Shifts Theatre has two more performances at the Eagle Eye Theatre and they are tonight (April 2) and Saturday (April 3) at 8 p.m. Get tickets at Billie's Bouquet or the Adventure Centre at $15 each.

On Thursday (April 8) at 9:30 a.m., the Hilltop House Support Society will meet in the old activity wing. There is always room for new members to attend.

The introductory four week course to Buddhist Meditation begins on Tuesday (April 6) to April 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. each evening in the Cedar Valley Waldorf School at 38265 Westway Avenue in Valleycliffe. There will be guided short sessions of sitting and walking meditation and discussion. The course will be led by Lisa Elander and she has practiced since 1971 in both the Tibetan and Theravada tradition. To enrol or for more information, please call Lisa at 604-898-5521 or email

On Friday, April 9, the Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at Shoppers Drug Mart at 10 a.m. for an estuary walk. For more information, call Darleen at 604-892-2092 or myself at 604-815-0152.

Got stuff you don't want? Recycle it with the Developmental Disabilities Association by placing clothing items in bins or calling at 604-273-4DDA to arrange a pick up of dishes, toys and books or visit

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