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Coast events August 17 – 26

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August 17 RCMP community appreciation BBQ, with public safety groups, kids crafts, hot dogs and refreshments, behind the detachment, Sechelt, noon-3pm, presentation by Bill Good and RCMP at 2pm, free August 17 Fiddleworks Camp gala concert, Roberts Creek Hall, 7pm, $5 or $15 per family August 17-20 35th Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written ... Read More »

Writers Fest runs this weekend

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The Festival of the Written Arts opens its 35th anniversary year this weekend, running at the Rockwood Centre in Sechelt August 17-20. The ever popular festival has already sold out of passes and a few events, but there is still plenty on offer for those looking to discover new writing. Halfmoon Bay’s Robert Moor will ... Read More »

An embrace of tango and blues

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Hailing from the colorful and gritty La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Blue Tango Project is a ground-breaking exploration of the emotional and musical crossroads where tango and the blues embrace. It is a collaboration between Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté and California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer. This globe-trotting duo celebrates the deep ... Read More »

‘This Living Salish Sea’ showings scheduled

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“This Living Salish Sea”, a new film by Coast filmmaker, artist and diver, Sarama will be shown on Sat., August 26 at the PH Music School in Madeira Park. Two screenings are scheduled at 3pm and 7pm. The screening is sponsored by the Lagoon Society and Sustainable Coast BC magazine. The varied and rich diversity ... Read More »

Coast’s Gnarliest Tree photo contest

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The Local Weekly and Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) have partnered for an exciting photo contest. With our unique hiking trails, you or your family have a chance to win by submitting your photo of the ‘Gnarliest Tree’ you can find on the Sunshine Coast! The Sunshine Coast is blessed with a unique forest ecosystem with ... Read More »

Coast events August 10 – 18

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August 10 Writer Jane Urquhart reads from “A Number of Things” about 50 Canadian items that have special significance, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 8-10pm, $20, share-there.com August 11 Well and groundwater workshop, by Islands Trust and others, Gambier Island Community Centre, 9:30am-noon August 11 Sleepy Hollow Rod Run, Hwy. 101, vintage cars departing Hackett Park, Sechelt ... Read More »

Rose-Ellen Nichols returns to the Coast

Rose-Ellen Nichols has gone from small town girl to globe-trotting diva. The Pender Harbour High School alumna will be returning to the Coast as part of the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival, August 18-20. Nichols, a mezzo soprano of Coast Salish heritage, made a name for herself when she premiered in the title role of ... Read More »

A few good books…

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We are looking for a few good books to share with our community. Do you have a good book you’ve written and want to share? In the libraries? With book clubs? With readers? It could be recently published in any form or about to be published, or self-published, or published a few years ago, or ... Read More »

‘Little Legion’ celebrating its survival

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Four years after a financial crisis nearly closed its doors, Roberts Creek’s “Little Legion” is celebrating that it’s still here. The branch is holding a 70th Anniversary Party on August 12, in conjunction with Creek Daze, with an invitation to the community that helped to save it. From noon to 6pm festivities include a cake-cutting ... Read More »

Hackett Park Arts & Crafts Fair this weekend

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This year’s Hackett Park Arts & Crafts Fair is on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10am-5pm and again on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 10am– 4pm. The event coincides with the Festival of the Written Arts and the Power of Paint, giving visitors to Sechelt a taste of the breadth and depth of the Sunshine Coast’s artistic ... Read More »

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