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The legendary North Shore will host stage 1 of the 2014, BC Bike Race

North Vancouver BC – The BC Bike Race is excited to announce that North Vancouver, home of the infamous North Shore trails, will host the opening stage for 2014. Going into year eight BC Bike Race the “Ultimate Singletrack Experience” will make a slight change to its route by hosting stage one in North Vancouver. ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast Events: June 26

June 25 Open House: mem7iman Child Development Centre at SIB Education Department, 5496 swiwelat Ave., Sechelt, noon to 7pm. For information please call 604-885- 5044 July 1 Canada Day Festivities: details TBA in The Local Weekly. July 2 – 27: Journey Through Dreamtime. Works by Elaine Hunter (photographer) and Kevin McEvoy (painter) at Sunshine Coast ... Read More »

Upcoming deadlines set for arts and culture grants

Arts and culture organizations can now apply for funding in three project assistance program areas delivered through the BC Arts Council. The Innovations program supports extraordinary commissioning, research, creation, development and/or production costs incurred for projects that demonstrate innovation, experimentation and risk taking. Funding will be provided towards new works by organizations with a demonstrated ... Read More »

Audition Notice: “Marion Bridge”

Driftwood Players is preparing a production of Daniel MacIvor’s “Marion Bridge” to be performed at Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons form November 13 to 23, 2014. Our Director will be Lori Pepper who prepared the very successful “Bedfull of Foreigners” for Peninsula Players in 2011. Lori will be assisted by dramaturge, Bob Hunt. Daniel MacIvor is ... Read More »

Poet shares intimate feelings and culture at GPAG

When someone gets intimate with language, it shows in their work and in their world view. Philip Kevin Paul is one such poet, and his quiet style and bold honesty was a treat for those attending his reading at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery last Saturday evening. A Vancouver Island resident from the Wsanec nation ... Read More »

Lettuce Gives Thanks

Round Table Farms is a new, 58 acre organic farm located on the Port Mellon Hwy. Adhering to tried and true permaculture techniques (which combines the best of natural and edible landscaping elements), the farm grows most mainstream vegetables available in our climate. Gourmet lettuces, onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, various squash, kale, peas, broccoli, tomatoes ... Read More »

Vegan burgers will be the belle of the ball

Barbeque season can get meat eaters all fired up, but in my experience, unless I bring something substantial to eat and share, as a vegan I will be picking at the carrot sticks until the sun goes down. This year I am coming prepared with fabulous bean burgers. On a bun and dressed with condiments ... Read More »

Stress in dogs can lead to serious and expensive health problems

Dogs can feel stressed by a variety of things: threats from other dogs or from people, violent or aggressive behavior, inconsistent expectations, use of punishing equipment like prong or choke collars, play periods that are too long and overwhelming, pain or illness, hunger or thirst, too much activity day after day without enough time to ... Read More »

Garden matchmakers can hook you up

Got a garden or a pair of strong hands and some enthusiasm — you’re in. Thanks to a project by the One Straw Society’s Hands on the Land project, you could be snacking fresh veggies and playing in the dirt, depending on what you are able to do or have for resources. That’s the beauty ... Read More »

Backyard soirees are a staple of summer for many families

Whether hosting a family reunion, a gathering of friends or a mix of both, such gatherings can be a great time to reconnect with your loved ones in a relaxing and natural setting. Hosting such gatherings might not require as much work as organizing a more formal get-together, but that doesn’t mean summer soirees don’t ... Read More »

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