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‘Dickens-style’ Christmas fair at GPM

The Gibsons Public Market Holiday Faire has been decked out as a “Dickens style” Victorian village and includes make-it-and-take-it workshops. It is open 10am-6pm until Dec. 17.  Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Hear Arbutus Sounds this weekend

The Arbutus Sounds Chorus is performing two concerts this weekend as an imaginary walk through an old-fashioned Christmas village, with four-part a cappella carolling at each stop. The chorus performs at 2pm Sat. Dec.16 at Calvary Baptist Church in Gibsons, and 2pm Sun. Dec. 17 at the SC Botanical Garden in West Sechelt. Admission by ... Read More »

Coast events December 14 – 23

December 14 Preview of ElderCollege spring courses, Capilano University, Sechelt, 10-11:30am, free December 14 Community Futures festive open house, 5500 Wharf St., Sechelt, 3:30pm December 14 Paint night, Ty’s Fine Foods, Sechelt, 6-8pm, $40 includes first drink and supplies December 15 Salvation Army choir, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons, 1-3pm December 15 Pender Harbour Christmas boat parade, ... Read More »

Harpist Nadeau to play solstice concert

Harpist and vocalist Janelle Nadeau plays a solstice concert at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre Dec. 21. The Vancouver-based Nadeau grew up in Fannystelle, Manitoba, a town of 90 people an hour southwest of Winnipeg. “My parents are music lovers and when I was a child they brought me to a symphony orchestra and a ... Read More »

Banner project open for submissions

Submissions for the 2018 Banner Project and the 2017 Young Artist Awards are on display at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre (corner or Trail & Medusa) until Dec. 16. Ten elementary schools are participating in this year’s Banner Project: Cedar Grove, Davis Bay/The Nest, The Spider Program, Gibsons, Kinikinnick, Langdale, L’Ecole du Pacifique, Madeira Park, ... Read More »

Christmas Memories voiced at the Bot

The Pender Harbour Community Choir gave a spirited “Christmas Memories” concert at the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden on Dec. 8 that included seasonal favourites and original compositions by choir director Kenneth Norman Johnson.   Anna Nobile photo Read More »

Coast events December 7 – 16

December 7 Harbourside Friendships Christmas Music, Pender Harbour Community Hall, Madeira Park, concert 10:30am, free to attend, noon lunch $10 December 8 Aquarium pj party for kids aged 5-8 with games and magic show, Gibsons Public Market, 6-8pm, $10, 604-886-8814 December 8 Bonar Harris, Mad Park Bistro, Madeira Park, 6:30pm December 8 Pender Habour Choir ... Read More »

Art can make for one-of-a-kind gift

With Christmas fast approaching, folks are making their lists and checking them twice, all the while wondering what to get for that special someone or the person who has everything. Original artworks can often be purchased at prices similar to those of mass market prints in home décor stores, but original pieces have lasting value. ... Read More »

Paradis sings for the Elves

Singer Simon Paradis was among the entertainers who appeared on the Elves Club telethon, broadcast from the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons Dec. 2. Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Daniel Kingsbury award nominations open

Sunshine Coast Community Services and Coast Cultural Alliance are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for this year’s Daniel Kingsbury Music for Youth Endowment Grant. Applicants may request funding assistance for opportunities such as music lessons, musical instruments, software, and/or electronic production. We will be able to offer several grants up to ... Read More »

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