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Sandcastles: Plan your build


Get your teams and ideas ready for this year’s Sandcastle Competition in Davis Bay July 23; start planning and exploring what your team of friends or family can build on the large sand bar. The Sunshine Coast Lions Club is presenting the event and members will be cooking up tasty burgers and fries for your ... Read More »

Coast’s Gnarliest Tree photo contest


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 June 29 – July 9


June 29 Sunshine Coast Pavilion opens, Gibsons Public art Gallery, 11am-4pm, free June 30 Jim Foster, Mad Park Bistro, Madeira Park, 6-8:30pm, $5 June 30 Singer-songwriter Skye Wallace, Backeddy Pub, Egmont, 7-10pm July 1 Historical walking tour of Lower Gibsons with Dale Peterson, Pioneer Park, 10am, by donation July 1 Bag of books sale, Gibsons ... Read More »

Lots of arts-learning for kids this summer

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The creative arts are often seen as a way for people to express themselves, but few think of the lasting life skills that the arts offer. Those in the arts learn to describe, analyze and interpret, often without words and learn to work with others while collaborating on projects. For parents looking to give their ... Read More »

A festival of garlics


Did you know that there are many types or cultivars of garlic grown that you likely won’t  find in a grocery store? The main reason you don’t see most types is because the type of garlic you find in the grocery store is a “softneck” garlic which is mechanically planted and harvested.  That attribute, plus ... Read More »

It took a village to make Salish Sea film

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The June 26 premiere of the film “This Living Salish Sea” represents the culmination of four and a half years of work on the part of Gibsons artist and filmmaker, Sarama, and extraordinary support from residents of the Sunshine Coast. “This is very much a Sunshine Coast supported project. The community really came together to ... Read More »

A Canada 150 pavilion at GPAG

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From June 29 to July 30, the Gibsons Public Art Gallery will be hosting “The Sunshine Coast Pavilion” an expo-inspired Canada 150 pavilion about the Sunshine Coast. In a world exposition, it’s the host country that invites other countries, companies, organizations, and the general public to participate. Here the expo will be local, with the ... Read More »

Coast events June 22 – July 3

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June 22 Summer solstice open house with Billy Hill Picker band, market and beer garden, Brookbank Farm, 679 Henry Rd., Gibsons, 3-6pm June 22 Knotweed expert Jennifer Grenz on how to fight this invasive species, Sechelt band Hall, 5-7pm June 22 Meet the artists reception at the Connecting the Lines exhibit, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 7-9pm ... Read More »

WordPlay in the Park comes to Rockwood

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WordPlay in the Park, a free family-friendly festival of music and stories, takes place on Sunday, June 25 at the Rockwood Pavilion in Sechelt. WordPlay is the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts’ 35th Anniversary gift to the community and features a stellar line up of musicians and storytellers. Vancouver-based slam poet Jillian Christmas ... Read More »

CD release party for Butler In The Hey!


The ska/funk/rock band Butler In The Hey! ( is proud to announce the pre-release of it’s new seven song EP “Greetings Earthling” on June 24.  There will be a concert and celebration at the Roberts Creek Legion, featuring the performance of the entire disc as one of their sets. The band will give away hard ... Read More »

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