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Harding selected for Team Canada

Top-ranked marksman headed for XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Gibsons resident Allan Harding has been selected to compete at the 2014 XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland this summer. This will be the first Commonwealth Games event and the first time to the UK for the marksman, who has been climbing the ranks in pistol ... Read More »

Host families sought for Elphinstone area

Home-stay host families are urgently needed for high school students from Kyoritsu, Japan who will be studying English at Elphinstone Secondary from July 25 to August 11. Families are compensated. If interested, contact Cheryl Wilson at 604- 988-9477. Read More »

Gibsons resident seeks federal Liberal nod

Gibsons resident Robert Cannon-Brown will butt heads with former West Vancouver mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones as he challenges her for the Federal Liberal nomination in West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country. Sunshine Coast residents who have been members of the Federal Liberal party prior to May 26, 2014, will meet to select ... Read More »

Audiences give Quest standing ovations

World premiere for The Quest in Pender Harbour as full-length musical debuts The Quest, a full-length musical by composer/ lyricist, producer/director, and performer Kenneth Norman Johnson received emotional and prolonged standing ovations from audiences at its world premiere performances June 5 and 6 in the Pender Harbour School of Music. Fourteen exceptional singers from up ... Read More »

Brothers in Farms follow Passion with Patience in new CD

Nearly one year after releasing their debut album, Book I: Passion, the collective of musicians that comprise ‘Brothers in Farms’ are more than ready to put out something new. “We had a great break over the winter and all spent some valuable time evolving as musicians,” says singer Chris Hergesheimer. “The process – the writing ... Read More »

Sechelt Library salutes Seaweeds in June

Say the word ‘seaweed’ and either sushi or green beach debris comes to mind. But when artist Lorena Pelly walks the beach, she sees the beauty of nature in a rainbow of colours unnoticed by the casual passerby. Lorena carefully collects, washes, dries and presses the seaweed and then arranges the pieces into lyrical and ... Read More »

Events on the Sunshine Coast

Now through June 30 Hiroshi Shimazaki – Around the World in Watercolour, Gibsons Public Art Gallery Now through July 13 Thr3fold unfinished business. Works by Laura and Linda Kemshall and Catherine Nicholls at Fibre Works Studio & Gallery, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy., Madeira Park. June 11 Russell deCarlo in Concert at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, ... Read More »

Tickets still available for International Choral Fest

Powell River’s internationally renowned Kathaumixw Choral Festival will present 19 concerts (including the gala opening concert) during the fiveday event to be held July 1 – 5. Groups from Russia, Slovenia, Kenya, Taiwan, Uganda and the Czech Republic will travel to the Upper Sunshine Coast community, where they will be joined by choirs from Canada, ... Read More »

Start planning for Sandcastle Competition

Organizers of the annual Davis Bay Sandcastle Competition expect hot and heavy action at this year’s event, scheduled for Saturday, July 12. Teams and individuals should start planning their entry now and practicing on the beach – constructing a successful sand sculpture is more complicated than it looks, and entrants have just three hours to ... Read More »

Get fresh with a farmer at local markets

In partnership with the Get Local BC initiative (, farmers markets and farmgate operations are promoting the benefits of eating locally. The website offers a guide to seasonal produce and links to markets that provide it, plus a wealth of information on ‘getting local.’ The campaign, called ‘Prepare to Meet Your Maker,’ is drawing interest ... Read More »

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