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Coast events March 23 – April 2


March 23 Faces of the Coast diversity film festival, Chaster House, Gibsons, 7-9pm, free March 23-25 “Life Skills (Advanced)”, a comedy by David King, Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, 7:30pm, $20 March 24 Dinner music by Charlotte Wrinch, Roberts Creek Legion, 6-7:30pm, tips for the musician March 25-26 Family fun weekend with face-painting and music, Gibsons Public ... Read More »

Bill Gaston reads at Arts Centre


Author Bill Gaston’s career spans almost three decades. In that time his fiction has earned numerous award nominations, including a Giller for the story collection Mount Appetite (2002) and a couple of Governor General’s nominations for two other story collections, Gargoyles (2006) and Juliet Was A Surprise (2014). It was his novel, The World, however, ... Read More »

A trio of poets


Sunshine Coast poets Susan Telfer and Joe Denham join visiting Halifax poet Michelle Elrick, who is launching her new collection “then/again” with Gibsons-based Nightwood Editions on Wednesday April 5 at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery at 7pm. Michelle Elrick’s “then/again” is a poetic account of finding home, and the meanings and moments that the concept ... Read More »

New York music


Always a favourite on the Sunshine Coast, Canadian pianist Robert Kortgaard returns with a sparkling cabaret-style show on March 26 at the School of Music in Madeira Park. It is sure to please those who love Broadway musicals and hits from New York’s glittering show lounges. Joining Robert will be Brett Polegato, an internationally renowned ... Read More »

Mini Maker Faire theme: ‘RE’

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The kids are all right. Coast secondary school students responded enthusiastically for a call for submissions to illustrate this year’s Mini Maker Faire theme, “RE” (as in: re-use, re-pair, re-make, re-cycle…) The 3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire, set for 11am to 4pm. on May 29 at Gibsons’ Dougall Park, will celebrate the collaborations and creations ... Read More »

OutRAGEous women read aloud

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International Women’s Day, March 8, on the Sunshine Coast included an event called “OutRAGEous women”, featuring readings by four writers at the Gumboot Cafe in Roberts Creek. From the left, Janice Williams, Danika Dinsmore, Caitlin Hicks and Linda Nardelli. Paul Clancy photo Read More »

‘Life Skills’ play gets an update

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When Life Skills had its first run in 1986, Nicola Cavendish won a Jessie for Outstanding Performance by an Actress and playwright David King won Outstanding Original Play for his funny, insightful script. Thirty one years later, King has updated his play with 50 per cent new material. Like the original, Life Skills (Advanced) centres ... Read More »

Get poetic about this country


The Sechelt Library is having a poetry contest to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. You may not get published, but every poem will be publicly displayed at the end of April, poetry month. The theme is “What living in Canada means to you”, and you can use photos or drawings as part of your submission. ... Read More »

Coast events March 16 – April 1


March 16 Beer and burger fundraiser for the Mountain Grind obstacle course race, Lighthouse Pub, Sechelt, 7-9pm, $25 March 16 Author of  “Walking to Japan”, Carolyn Affleck Youngs, talks about her late husband’s walks for peace, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 7:30pm March 16-25 “Life Skills (Advanced)”, a comedy by David King, Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, Thur., Fri. ... Read More »

Young people’s art show opens

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Patrons view the young people’s art show at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery during the opening party March 11.  The works will be on display until April 2. Donna McMahon photo Read More »

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