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Medtalks- Sweet Things: Holiday Strategies for Type 2 Diabetics that Work for Everyone

This ongoing speaker’s series covers some of the latest hot health topics, direct from our local practicing medical health professionals. This month’s topic: Type 2 diabetes and what everyone can do to better manage their diet and health over the holidays.

Come hear Dr. Sara Wage and Dr. Jesse Morantz from Internal Medicine at Sechelt Hospital talk about blood sugar and your health, and weigh the pros and cons of multiple treatment options for type 2 diabetes including the new popular drug Ozempic/Wegovy/Semaglutide.

Lauren Kapphahn, a registered dietitian at Sechelt Hospital will also talk about how to make healthier holiday meals, smart food swaps, and tips and tricks that anyone can apply.

Training: Responding to an Overdose with Naloxone

Over 2,200 people in BC lost their lives last year to toxic illicit drugs. If you found someone experiencing an overdose, would you know what to do? Come get free training from Vancouver Coastal Health’s Sunshine Coast Harm Reduction Program. Learn to recognize the common signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, and how to use an intra-muscular Naloxone kit to save a life.
Free but space is limited; register below. In person only.

Yoga by the Sea: Winter Solstice Sound Journey

Reconnect with your natural state of being.
Experience a moment away from the external stimulus of the day.

Relax and dive deep into the soothing sounds of deep didgeridoos, quartz crystal singing bowls, drums, vocals, guitar and more!

This is an event to lie down comfortably on a mat with a warm blanket and relax into the sound frequencies.

Bring your own mat and blanket or whatever you like to be comfortable.

Duration is approximately 90 min.

Cost by pay what you can. (recommended $20- $35 dollars)

Space is limited, please secure your spot in advance by emailing and sending an email transfer to

Drop ins are welcome provided there is space available.

Hatha Yoga in Pender Harbour

This slow-paced Yoga class guides students through a variety of Hatha Yoga postures. We stretch, strengthen and relax our bodies for an hour and end class feeling peaceful in mind, body, and spirit. This is a great class for beginners and can also be challenging for the experienced yogi as many modifications are provided. Try your first class for free!

MedTalks: Lung Power & Airway Health

Join us for MedTalks: Lung Power & Airway Health featuring Dr. Chris Carlsten, Respiratory Division Head, UBC; Dr. Pat Camp, Associate Professor, UBC Department of Physical Therapy; Darren Molder, Senior Environmental Health Officer & Drinking Water Officer and the Respiratory Therapy Team of Sechelt Hospital Rehabilitation Department.

Please RSVP here.

604-885-8637 or


Salsa ¡Fiesta! at Tapworks

Grab your partner for a sensual evening of salsa, bachata, merengue and more at Gibson’s best view taproom, Tapworks, this Tuesday, August 29th. Your intro to salsa lesson begins at 7 PM and Latin beats by DJ ITAL’NA will be pumping from 7:45 until closing. Our friends will be showing up at 6 PM to enjoy Tapworks’ signature brew and delicious food fare! Please come join us! Tickets are by donation online or cash at the door. Online Registration required.

Salsa at Persephone

Grab your partner for a sensual evening of salsa, bachata, merengue and more at Gibson’s quintessential beer farm, Persephone Brewing, this Tuesday, September 5th. Dance lesson begins at 6PM and music will be played from 6:45. Doors open at 5 pm and close at 8 pm. Come early to enjoy Persephone’s signature brew and delicious food fare! Tickets by donation, online registration required.

Funky Swing Foodbank Fundraiser

Join us for Sun Coast Swing’s Funky Swing Foodbank Fundraiser every Thursday this August at Sechelt’s Seaside Centre! Get acquainted with the smooth and silky dance patterns of west coast swing blues at your beginner dance lessons on August 10th, 17th, and 24th from 6:00-7:30 pm so you can enjoy your dance party on Thursday, August 31st from 6:00-9:00 pm. Registration is required in advance and 100% of your proceeds will go to Sunshine Coast Community Services Society food bank. CASH ONLY at the door.

September Weekend Women’s Forest Bathing Retreat: Come Home To Your Heart

Sept 15-17. This blissful weekend retreat includes a 1.5 hour social with an informative presentation on the Friday night followed by a group meditation in the Dharma Room. Saturday includes a 6 hour guided deep forest bathing experience plus lunch, a personal forest sound bath and a gift. Saturday night includes a group meditation in the Dharma Room. Sunday includes a 3 hour guided forest bathing experience, followed by a a silent lunch, and ending with a refreshing swim or dip in Trout Lake. All meals from Friday’s dinner through to Sunday’s lunch will be plant based and included along with two nights shared accommodation at the Self-Realization Sevalight Centre (a coffee, alcohol and drug free space). Private accommodation available at an extra cost.
Limited to 5 female participants

Wine & Cheese Salsa Party

Join us for the premier salsa event of the summer! Lose yourself to Cuban Latin rhythms as we dance into the sunset at Sechelt’s Seaside Centre.
Your beginner salsa lesson at 6 PM will get you moving to DJ ITAL’NA’s salsa, bachata, and reggaeton beats until 10 PM. Wine and cheese by Plethora Fine Foods is included with your purchase of ticket.
Early bird tickets are $26 until July 29th and $36 at the door; FREE for Sun Coast Swing Club Members.
Get your early bird tickets here:

PR – 21st Annual Savary Fun Triathlon

Supporting the Savary Island Volunteer Fire Department.

Visit the event website here for more details and to sign up for the newsletter.

Team and individual options available, and options for modifications such as wading instead of swimming and a shorter race course for kids. This is a “fun” triathlon – we are all about accessibility and inclusivity!!

Sechelt Library: Herbal First Aid Workshop with Philippa Joly

Join educator and clinical herbalist Philippa Joly, the author of A Kid’s Guide to Plants of the Pacific Northwest, for a session of herbal first aid education for adults. We will explore what an herbal first aid kit might contain and discuss which local plants can be safely used to treat ailments. Limited space. Registration required. FREE.

Saturday July 22, 2023, 1:00-3:00pm on the Library Lawn or in the Community Room.

Getting to Know Dementia

Learn how dementia affects an individual’s brain and behaviour, its impact on family members, and how it differs from normal aging. Find out about the different resources that are available at any stage of the disease.
Presenter: Amelia Gillies, Alzheimer Society of BC
FREE but in-person space is limited. Registration is recommended; contact the Library at 604-886-2130 or register online. Also accessible live on Zoom.

Hike for Hospice Community Celebration

You are invited to join us at Mission Point Park for our annual fundraiser wrap-up. This celebration features live music, food, raffles and a group walk starting at Mission Point Park in Davis Bay at 12:30 p.m.

If you haven’t donated yet, it’s easy click here.

Hatha Yoga in the Iyengar Style with Andrea

This class offers is a slow paced exploration into the workings strength, mobility and flexibility. Props are used to assist the exploration of the yoga poses, but also allow for each body type and its abilities access to the opening and movements. Each week builds and focuses on understanding a few areas of the body and how this relates to the whole. The focus work assists and teaches concentration stills leading to an awareness of how the mind, breath, and body are intimately connected.

Instructor: Andrea Fulkerson, Dip DH, BHSc, DHP(c), Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Email for more info and register here.

Walk with your Doc

Come join us at Mission Point Park in Davis Bay – Walk starts at 5:30pm.

No need to register, simply meet us at the park and dress for the weather.

Presented by 2023 Sunshine Coast Division of Family Practice in collaboration with Doctors of BC

Naloxone Training

Vancouver Coastal Health presents a public event on how to use Naloxone Kits for emergency treatment of drug overdoses. Free naloxone kits will be provided to anyone who wants one. More than 11,000 British Columbians have died due to toxic drugs. Every British Columbian should know how to use naloxone. Naloxone saves lives!!


Pelvic Floor Health Awareness

Interactive discussion with 4 panel members: Dr. Rayna Sivakova, Amanda Reid, Midwife, Maryla Podgajny, Pelvic Physio, and Melanie Graversen, Fitness Coach. Moderated by Johanna Rzepa, co-sponsored by Gibsons and District Public Library and Women’s Health Action Network Team (WHANT).

Also available on zoom here.

Register here.

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