Hats off to volunteers

While nursing sore muscles after the second Annual Bluebird Banked Slalom event I started to think about the huge number of volunteers who donate their valuable time to make daily life in Sun Peaks a better experience for everyone who lives and visits here. And, I thought it was time for a good ol’ shout out. Firstly the Bluebird Society who not only spend countless hours on the Banked Slalom charity event … [Read more...]

Council to hold public meetings this spring

The Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality will be holding four public information sessions in March and April. Topics covered will include short term nightly rentals, the Sun Peaks Health Centre (SPHC), snow removal and the five year financial plan. The short term nightly rentals information session will be held on March 2 in the Hearthstone Lodge from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The SPHC and snow removal information … [Read more...]

Spread the love by helping Free the Children

Free the Children_BW

The Sun Peaks students who participated in this year’s We Day event are supporting their global We Day initiative by selling “love” buttons to raise funds for education in villages in Kenya and Haiti. We Are Love is raising funds for the Adopt a Village initiative which identifies five pillars that need to be addressed to develop a village: education, water, health-care, hunger and poverty. The Sun Peaks students … [Read more...]

Local students make winter a bit warmer for many

Ski school group

As one of their We Day commitments for 2013, the students at Sun Peaks’ Discovery Centre for Balanced Education pledged to make winter a little warmer for children and adults less fortunate than themselves. They launched their Coats for Kids campaign, setting up drop boxes in the Sun Peaks village for people to donate their old and under-used outerwear. “Another successful We Day campaign is complete,” reports the … [Read more...]

Patrol fundraiser for defibrillator a success

Shred Kelly from press kit

Around 150 people turned The Club into a sea of red and white in support of Sun Peaks’ ski patrol on February 11. The drawcard was the banjo-laden tunes of up-and-coming Fernie, B.C. indie folksters Shred Kelly. Organizer Ryan Vrooman confirmed that the night was a success and that “somewhere between $500 and $1,000,” was raised. The proceeds will to go towards purchasing a new defibrillator (AED) for the … [Read more...]