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Credit union sponsors Oscars Eve event

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Sunshine Coast Credit Union Sechelt senior branch manager Vic Etcheverry turns over a cheque to Jena Eros, in her “Marilyn Monroe” Oscars Eve emcee costume.  The credit union is sponsoring the Sechelt Rotary Club’s fourth annual Oscar’s Eve event Feb. 28 at the Trail Bay Mall in Sechelt, with all proceeds going to the Arrowhead ... Read More »

Ukuleles popular on the Coast

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With their high pitched twang and diminutive size, ukuleles may seem like the pekingese of musical instruments. But in recent years they’ve enjoyed a revival in popularity right across North America. And Roberts Creek musician Graham Walker has discovered that they are the gateway drug to stringed instruments. Walker has been a professional musician for ... Read More »

High Bar Gang at Raven’s Cry

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The High Bar Gang comes to Raven’s Cry Theatre Saturday, Feb. 25. This seven-piece bluegrass band features a bevy of talented musicians including Dave Barber (banjo, mandolin and guitar, vocals), Kirby Barber (vocals, guitar and bass), Rob Becker (bass), Barney Bentall (vocals and guitar), Wendy Bird (vocals, guitar), Colin Nairne (guitar, mandolin and vocals) and ... Read More »

Coast events February 17 – 25

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February 17 Lunchtime inspirational speeches, Arts Building, Lower Gibsons, 12:15-1:15pm, free, artsbuilding.org February 17 Beachcombers advanced Toastmasters dinner meeting open house, Sita’s Spag and Suds, Gibsons, 6-8pm February 17 Tube Radio, country, folk and soul, Coopers Green Hall, Halfmoon Bay, 7:30pm, $20 (Rescheduled due to snow) February 18 Cedar weaving workshop, SC Museum, Gibsons, 11am-1:30pm, ... Read More »

Out of control vehicle splinters Arts Centre wall

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It was a shock around noon on Feb. 2 when a car drove into the Doris Crowston Gallery at the Arts Centre in Sechelt, destroying one of the unique log building’s walls. Staff said there were no patrons in the gallery at that moment, although 10 minutes earlier people had been standing in the crash ... Read More »

Squamish Nation show a collaboration with Museum

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The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives exhibit, Our Stories Woven Through Time, is the third collaboration between the Museum and the Squamish Nation. Matthew Lovegrove, curator at the Museum, worked with Alison Pascal, curator at the Lil’wat Cultural Centre, to highlight the importance of weaving in Squamish culture. “I really wanted to continue the tradition ... Read More »

Gilbert & Sullivan dinner

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Gilbert & Sullivan enthusiasts have a rare treat in store this month, as the Driftwood Players and the Sunshine Coast Film Society collaborate on a never-before-attempted special event: A Gilbert & Sullivan Trivia Dinner. Costumed members of the Driftwood Players will serenade diners with songs and challenge them with trivia questions at a dinner to ... Read More »

Coast events February 10 – 18

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February 10 Family Day weekend movie, Disney’s “Moana”, Gibsons Elementary, 7pm, free February 10 Coffee house with Bonar Harris and singer-songwriter Tamara Goble, School of Music, Madeira Park, 7:30-9:30pm, $10 donation February 10 SFU physicist Howard Trottier speaks to astronomy society, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 7:30pm February 10 Dustin Bentall with Kendal Carson, Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, ... Read More »

Jazzy job opening

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The Pender Harbour Music Society is looking for a new Artistic Director/Coordinator for the Pender Harbour Jazz festival. Persons interested need not reside in the Harbour. Please contact: Marg Penney, PHMS, Box 95, Madeira Park BC V0N 2H0 mpenney28@gmail.com   Read More »

‘Welcome party’ at unique Gibsons arts institution

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Tucked behind some trees on South Fletcher Road in Gibsons stands The Arts Building. It opened in 2009 as a place where people of all ages could gather and create. Local artist Sandy Buck, who sits on The Arts Building Society board as an advisor, first became involved by facilitating puppetry workshops. “My kids have ... Read More »

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