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Canadian country icon plays Halfmoon Bay

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Russell deCarle is a native of Powell River but is best known as the front man and bassist for the iconic Canadian band Prairie Oyster, based in Toronto. He is currently touring as a solo act, and will appear next week in Halfmoon Bay. Reviewers have described deCarle’s country-roots-rock music as reminiscent of Willie Nelson ... Read More »

Cost events April 27 – May 4

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April 27 All-candidates meeting, hosted by SC Alternative School, Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre, 10:30am April 27 Girls Night Out with auctions and prizes, fundraiser for Gibsons branch of SC Healthcare Auxiliary, Gibsons Legion Hall, 7pm, $25 April 27 Spoken poetry event with poets John Pass and Philip Jagger, Sechelt Library, 7-8:30pm April 28 SC Labour ... Read More »

FunkTete to jazz up the Legion


FunkTete plays the Gibsons Legion, Saturday, April 29. You’re forgiven if you don’t know that local luminaries Karen Graves (sax, flute, vocals), Budge Schachte (guitar, bass), Anna Lumiere (keyboards, vocals) and Regan Haydu (drums) are the Coast’s newest jazzy funk quartet (hence the name FunkTete). Their gig at the Legion is only their second. “FunkTete ... Read More »

Mortifee to headline benefit concert at Raven’s Cry

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Better At Home is a social service program that helps older adults live independently at home by providing non-medical supports like friendly visiting, housekeeping, transportation, minor home repairs and light yard work. The program is funded by the province and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland in partnership with Sunshine Coast Community ... Read More »

Library stocked with new films

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The Sunshine Coast Film Society donates movies that it is finished with to the Gibsons Public Library, where they are available for one-week loans free of charge. Earlier this year, Chief Librarian Tracey Therrien accepted several dozen DVDs and Blu-ray movies from film society chair Doug Dyment. They are titles the film society had shown ... Read More »

Coast events April 20 – 27

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April 20 Creative in the Creek, hosted by David Roche and Siobhan Brown, with poetry by Richard Borthwick Austin and Mike Oswald, earth-based music with Natalia Wilhelm, singer-guitarist Bobby Roadhouse and “Captain Ampersand”, Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek, 7:30pm by donation April 21 All candidates provincial election “green forum”, presented by SC Conservation Assoc. and Alliance4Democracy, ... Read More »

Driftwood tries on ‘The Glass Slipper’

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More than 30 talented young actors (8 to 18 years) with the Driftwood Theatre School are bringing another classic fairy tale to the stage. The Glass Slipper is a magical, musical re-telling of the Cinderella story with a talented all-youth cast of local thespians. “Anyone who enjoyed our Alice in Wonderland in 2015 is going ... Read More »

Coast events April 13 – 23


April 13 Trans mentorship support network drop-in, Rockwood Lodge, Sechelt, 6-8:30pm, April 13 Musician Steve Weave plays a solo show, Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek, 8-10:30pm, $15-$20 April 14 Dinner music by Charlotte Wrinch, Roberts Creek Legion, 6-7:30pm, tips for the musician April 14 Spring dance with Bobby Bruce aka Nearly Neil, Gambier Community Hall, ... Read More »

‘National Canadian Film Day’ on April 19


As Canada celebrates 150 years of confederation, April 19 has been appointed National Canadian Film Day. Presented by Canada on Screen and Reel Canada, National Canadian Film Day has been dubbed “The world’s largest film festival. Ever.” They’ve compiled a list of 150 films and have invited everyone to participate with over 1,700 screenings of ... Read More »

Arts orgs get fund infusion

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Two Sunshine Coast arts organizations have received operating grants from the BC Arts Council, which has recently awarded $7.5 million in grants across the province. The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts received $31,500, and the Sunshine Coast Arts Council received $7,743. Community arts councils, galleries, museums and individual artists are among the many ... Read More »

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