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My name is Laurie McConnell, and I’m Your 1st-Person Guide to the Sunshine Coast, for over 15 years! Join me as I explore the Sunshine Coast, Powell River and surrounding islands and waterways in. From a full business directory, to blog (here), to video channel, to curated & trending social media page, to mobile app, […]

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Sunshine Coast Museum & Archive Welcomes New Curatorial Assistant

Sunshine Coast Museum & Archive Welcomes New Curatorial Assistant

By on September 25, 2014 in FEATURED with No Comments

For Immediate Release: Meet Kendra Fehr… Fresh off the ferry and excited about her move to Gibsons, Kendra Fehr is our new Curatorial Assistant. Kendra has just finished her Masters in Museum Education at the University of British Columbia. Previously, she was a visual arts teacher for nine years in Beijing, China. A fun fact […]

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Get your butt in a boat for the Food Bank – Keats Island Paddlers Challenge

Get your butt in a boat for the Food Bank – Keats Island Paddlers Challenge

By on September 23, 2014 in COMMUNITY, FEATURED, PLAY with No Comments

This Saturday, September 27, between 25-50 participants are joining together to circumnavigate Keats Island by kayak, canoe, paddleboard or outrigger canoe to benefit Sunshine Coast Food Banks. By registering with Sunshine Kayaking and paying the per-person $15 Registration fee, paddlers can select the food bank location they would like their fee to support and ALL […]

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Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival 2014 – do the Happy Rain Dance

Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival 2014 – do the Happy Rain Dance

By on September 19, 2014 in FEATURED, PLAY with 2 Comments

Even though the lower light levels make for a bit of a gloomy comparison to the outrageous sunshine we have enjoyed around the Coast this summer, I am delighted at the rain beginning to fall, for it means Sunshine Coast mushrooming time! I spent my honeymoon the first week of September in Haida Gwaii, and even […]

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Early Bird Pricing ends September 5 – take your business to the next level

Early Bird Pricing ends September 5 – take your business to the next level

By on August 28, 2014 in BUSINESS with No Comments

Have you ever wondered if you could be working your business differently, so it served you instead of the other way around? Ever wanted to network with other Sunshine Coast and off-Coast business owners who are serious about growing their businesses and not just talking the talk? This September do yourself – and your business […]

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Change Your Shoes + You Will Change Your Results… Soul & Strategy Series

Change Your Shoes + You Will Change Your Results… Soul & Strategy Series

By on August 18, 2014 in BUSINESS, FEATURED

…yes, that’s what it says! The 2014 Soul + Strategy Online Series + Live Retreat launch is just around the corner. Last year, the #1 most valued take away from the feedback I received was about a very powerful principle and if you embrace it, you will dramatically change the results you achieve in your […]

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Super Sunday Coming up at Festival of the Written Arts

Super Sunday Coming up at Festival of the Written Arts

By on August 11, 2014 in FEATURED with No Comments

I am stoked about this weekend’s return of the Festival of the Written Arts. This is one of the festivals I love best on the Sunshine Coast. As a writer and a reader, the chance to sit down with hundreds of other Coasties and visitors interested in all things literary and hear writers and poets […]

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On being a small v vegan

On being a small v vegan

By on August 11, 2014 in FEATURED, LIVE with No Comments

First, you will hear me refer to myself as eating a mostly VAYgan diet. We fly to Vegas to gamble, not to Veegas. Second, I have really grown to love this way of eating. I accomplished what I set out to do – to get rid of my sugar addiction and learn to rely on […]

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Pender Harbour goes on universal water metering

Pender Harbour goes on universal water metering

By on July 31, 2014 in FEATURED, LIVE with No Comments

New Sunshine Coast Water Treatment Plant to Serve South Pender Harbour Area By Sunshine Coast Regional District SECHELT – The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is celebrating the commissioning of the South Pender Harbour Water Treatment Plant that is now delivering improved drinking water to taps in the South Pender Harbour Water Service Area. Residents […]

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Suncoast Sailcruise: Keats Island Swim & Save Our Sound updates

Suncoast Sailcruise: Keats Island Swim & Save Our Sound updates

By on July 29, 2014 in COMMUNITY, FEATURED, PLAY with No Comments

It was a gorgeous sunny day when we departed Gibsons Marina at 9am for our volunteer duty as one of six safety vessels for the Keats Island swim event. After seeing the 50 swimmers and their escorts safely complete the 1 ½ kilometre swim, we headed north 16 kilometres up Thornborough Channel to the northernmost tip of […]

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On Going Vegan: I have become that which I mocked

On Going Vegan: I have become that which I mocked

By on July 28, 2014 in FEATURED, LIVE with 12 Comments

Nutritional yeast. Bragg’s seasoning. Tofu. Soya cheese and sour cream. Vegetable wraps. Food processor. Blender. Walking on past convenience stores and cafes. This is the reality of my new life. I am beginning to enjoy it – and just in time, it seems. Today was my annual eye checkup with Dr. Grant Wood at FYI […]

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Giving it a huck off the new Davis Bay pier

Giving it a huck off the new Davis Bay pier

By on July 20, 2014 in FEATURED, LIVE with No Comments

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Sunshine Coast 30 Day Health Challenge – Week Three

Sunshine Coast 30 Day Health Challenge – Week Three

By on July 20, 2014 in FEATURED, LIVE with 2 Comments

This vegan ride is an interesting journey, I’ll give it that. I’ve just finished up week two and it was a week of contrasts. Mental clarity, a growing sense of stillness within, a feeling of having taken Robert Frost’s famous road through the yellow woods while most of the people in my little world rolled on into […]

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Davis Bay Wharf Restoration’s Big Reveal July 17

Davis Bay Wharf Restoration’s Big Reveal July 17

By on July 16, 2014 in COMMUNITY, FEATURED with No Comments

First, a great big hurrah to the Davis Bay Wharf Rats, made up of the Davis Bay – Wilson Creek – Selma Park Community Association, Davis Bay Parkway Society (gorgeous signs, people!), and the District of Sechelt, and to everyone who donated a wharf plank during the fundraising for the new pier. July 17th marks the […]

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Sunshine Coast 30 Day Health Challenge: All Gassed Up and Ready to Go

Sunshine Coast 30 Day Health Challenge: All Gassed Up and Ready to Go

By on July 14, 2014 in FEATURED with No Comments

I need another garden. Or, at the very least, a series of greens pimps to keep me supplied. I’m going through ten times the kale, chard, and beet tops I’ve ever eaten prior to this experiment. Pals are now hoarding greens for me and I’ve started stealing kale away from chickens in Halfmoon Bay. I haven’t […]

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Halfmoon Bay Country Fair 2014 Show

Halfmoon Bay Country Fair 2014 Show

By on July 14, 2014 in COMMUNITY, FEATURED with No Comments

This year marked the 48th ANNUAL Halfmoon Bay Country Fair, and it was a stellar success. From the Halfmoon Bay Firefighters Memorial Challenge to the Festival in the Park at Coopers Green, it offered a unique glimpse into the community of Halfmoon Bay, which stretches from just outside West Sechelt all the way to Secret […]

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