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Home-grown fun at Brackendale Fall Fair

Brackendale Fall Fair organizer Thor Froslev is ready to welcome the community to the 17th annual Fall Fair tomorrow (Sept. 10) with gates open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brackendale Fall Fair organizer Thor Froslev is ready to welcome the community to the 17th annual Fall Fair tomorrow (Sept. 10) with gates open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Councillor Patricia Heintzman and the Black Tusk Caledonia Pipe Band will take part in the official opening at noon. Be sure to visit the exhibitors' tents and check out the talent of our friends and neighbours. As there will be a variety of farm animals in pens, please leave your dogs at home.

The Scotiabank/B.C. SPCA Paws for a Cause happens on Sunday (Sept. 11) starting at 11 a.m. at the SPCA shelter at 39901 Government Rd. The day includes a dog agility demonstration, games and prizes and also a barbecue. If you wish more information or to sign up, visit

Squamish United Church is hosting a Homecoming Celebration tomorrow (Sept. 10) and Sunday (Sept. 11). There will be a meet-and-greet and reminiscing time at the church starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday followed by a no-host dinner at the Living Room at the Garibaldi Springs Golf Resort later in the evening. On Sunday, a joyful church service with lots of music is planned starting at 10 a.m. This will be followed by a barbecue and games at noon. All are welcome. This is a chance to connect or reconnect with the congregation.

The Caregivers Support Group will meet at the Squamish Seniors Centre on Wednesday (Sept. 14) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Donna Howard or Nadine Goodgrove at (604) 892-6400.

The annual general meeting of the Squamish Seniors Centre Society will be held at the centre, 1201 Village Green Way, on Wednesday (Sept. 14) at 1 p.m. To date, there are 353 members and it is hoped when elections are held for a new board of directors that some younger members will consider standing for election. Any Squamish resident 50 years or older is eligible to join the Seniors Centre and attend the meeting on Sept. 14.

The Afternoon Adult Reading Club at the Squamish Public Library will meet on Tuesday (Sept. 13) from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss the novel The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Storytimes begin the week of Sunday (Sept. 11) and will run until Friday (Oct. 28).

On Monday (Sept. 19) the Squamish Food Bank will hold its annual general meeting at 7 p.m. at The Keep, 38100 Sixth Ave. Volunteers are needed for the food drive to be held on Saturday (Sept. 17). Please call Susan at (604) 848-4316 if you can spare an hour or two.

To date, there are 10 confirmed entries in the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes set for Saturday (Sept. 17). This event is sponsored by the Howe Sound Women's Centre and is a fundraiser to show support for the prevention of violence against women. Hey fellows, check out the large, bright red high heels waiting for you to try on. It is suggested each man or team make a minimum $40 pledge. The walk will start at 11 a.m. from the Women's Centre, over to Cleveland Avenue and back to the centre.

The Squamish Trails Society will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday (Sept. 15) at 7 p.m. in the Squamish Arts Council building on Cleveland. For more information, please call Heather at (604) 898-3872.

The Squamish Environmental Society has its monthly bird count on Sunday (Sept. 11) at 7 a.m. when everyone meets at the Howe Sound Inn and Brew Pub. The group will be looking for a variety of migrating ducks. For more information, call Judith at (604) 892-3340.

A new Lunch and Learn series for seniors begins on Wednesday (Sept. 14) at the Renaissance Residence at 38255 Third Ave. The subject will be hearing aids and hearing tests, and the event is co-sponsored by London Drugs Pharmacy. Lunch is served from noon to 1 p.m. followed by the presentation. Please call Tanis at (604) 848-2000 ext. 5002 to reserve for lunch and the speaker.

The first annual multi-faith celebration entitled Unity in Diversity will be held at St. John's Anglican Church on Saturday (Sept. 24) with dinner provided starting at 6 p.m. The guest speaker, Robert Worcester, will speak on the environment and caring for the Earth. Call any of the following to reserve a space: Rev. Karen Millard at (604) 892-7555, Rev. Wendy Eyre-Gray at (604) 898-5100, Mohammad Afsar at (604) 815-4344 or Avtar Gidda at (604) 898-3467.

Seniors interested in going on the bus trip to the Edgewater Casino/shopping on Wednesday (Sept. 28) is asked to call Elaine at (604) 898-5463.

For those of you not aware, there is a Volunteer Cancer Driver program for the Squamish area. The program provides free transportation to and from primary cancer facilities for cancer patients. Please call (604) 898-3043 to schedule a ride.

The WOW riders will meet at the Adventure Centre at 9 a.m. on Monday (Sept. 12) to carpool and have one last ride through Stanley Park to Granville Island. This trip of course is weather permitting. Some members will leave today on the Galloping Goose ride. Call Shirley at (604) 898-5715 for more information.

The Over the Hill Hikers will meet at Ross and Government roads on Tuesday (Sept. 13) at 8 a.m. for a Madeley/Hanging/Rainbow hike and cars are needed at both ends. Call Heather at (604) 892-9003 for more information.

Members of the Tantalus Walking Club will meet at Stump Lake parking lot for a walk around Stump Lake and Alice Lake on Thursday (Sept. 15) at 10 a.m. For more information, call Joyce at (604) 898-5594.

The Hearts in Motion Walking Club will meet at the Dog Pound at 10 a.m. on Friday (Sept. 16) for a trail walk. For more info, call Darleen at (604) 892-2092 or myself at (604) 815-0152.

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