This Sunday (June 21) is Father's Day and the B.C. Museum of Mining at Britannia Beach is offering dads a free mine tour and a gift for each dad. The Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and it is also a fun family place to visit.
Fathers will receive complimentary admission to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park on Sunday (June 21). Take the family along and enjoy exploring the park and riding on the mini-rail train.
The District of Squamish is hosting a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday (June 23) at 7 p.m. in the Eagle Eye Theatre. This is your chance to ask questions of concern in the municipality to either Mayor Greg Gardner or any of the council members.
The Adult Evening Book Club at the Squamish Library will meet on Thursday (June 25) from 7 to 8 p.m. when the book Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell will be reviewed. If you have read the book, you are welcome to attend.
The Adult Evening Book Club at the Squamish Library will meet on Thursday (June 25) from 7 to 8 p.m. when the book The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai will be discussed. All are welcome who have read the book.
On Monday (June 22) the WOW Riders will meet at 10 a.m. at Canadian Tire for a ride to Alice Lake. If the weather is good (no rain) please pack a lunch for this outing. If you wish more information, please call Shirley at 604-898-5715.
Members of the Easy Riders are asked to meet at Canadian Tire at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (June 24) for a trail ride. For more information, call Shirley at 604-898-5715.
Instead of going for Soup and Sandwich day at the Tantalus Seniors' Centre on Thursday (June 25) at 11:30 a.m., seniors are asked to meet at the Squamish Pavilion Park in downtown Squamish (weather permitting) for the annual picnic. Hot dogs and corn will be provided but donations of salads, veggie plates, fruit or dessert would be appreciated. Please take along a lawn chair but remember if it rains, just head for the Tantalus Centre.
There is an interesting photography and glass art exhibit at the B.C. Museum of Mining until August 31. Plan a visit to view "Transforming Natural Capital" a summerlong photography series by Lions Bay photographer Lawrence Hislop, documenting the B.C. Mining Industry. His work is complemented by "Submerged" a series of sculptural art forms created from glass and iron, by Jiena Morosoff. Please note that visitors need to pay admission to get on site in order to see the exhibit.
The Hotspot is in the process of creating a Squamish multicultural calendar and are looking for photos and artwork submissions from the community. The calendar will feature the dates and a brief explanation of major cultural and spiritual observances for 2010 to educate and inform everyone on the diversity existing of the community. For more information, email or phone Taylor at the Hotspot at www.sea-to-sky.net/svc or 604-815-4142.
The Over the Hill Hikers are an ambitious and in great shape hikers but you don't have to be over the hill to join, just be off on Tuesdays and be ready to hike farther and longer. The group will meet on Tuesday (June 23 at 9 a.m. at the end of Perth Drive for a Mashiter, Tracks from Hell, Mike's Loop and Jack's trail hike. For more information, please call Heather at 604-892-9003.
The Sikh Community of Squamish will celebrate the anniversary of the Fifth Guru Arjun Dev Ji on Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will include a street parade through downtown Squamish, short readings/verbal presentations and a Guru Ka Langar (free food for everyone). The location following the parade is at the Squamish Pavilion Park and Stan Clarke Park. It is hoped many in our community will gather with our Sikh neighbours on this special occasion.
Pearl's 2nds on Cleveland Avenue is having a fundraising garage sale on Saturday, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with all funds raised going to the Howe Sound Women's Centre's programs as well as International Women's projects. Donations to the garage sale would be much appreciated. The event also includes a hot dog sale and prize draws.
The monthly draw for the Rotary 200 Club was held at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company on June 4. The winners were: Owen Carney ($100), Brent and Brenda Bloxham ($120), Janice Houston ($130) and Dr. Lavern Kindree ($150).
Children are invited to "Follow the Reader" this summer at the Squamish Public Library. Children can participate in this free program by signing up for the 2009 Summer Reading Club starting on July 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. More information next week!
A beautiful hanging basket is being raffled with all proceeds going to future programs at the new Squamish Seniors' Centre. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and will be available at the Squamish Farmers Market on Cleveland Avenue on Saturday, June 27. The draw will be held at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre on June 29.
The Hearts in Motion Walking Club is going to Bowen Island on Wednesday (June 24) and members are asked to meet at the Tantalus Seniors' Centre at 8:30 a.m. for carpooling. On Friday, June 26, the group will meet at the Nexen Lands entrance for a waterfront walk at 10 a.m. For more info, call Darleen at 604-892-2092 or myself at 604-815-0152.