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“The Eleventh Hour” youth show at The Kube

Teenage artists Béla Ord, left, and Zachary Harding pose with their work at the opening reception of an exhibition at The Kube gallery in Gibsons on Jan. 10. Their work will be displayed until Feb. 2.  Andrea Coates photo Read More »

Sing with the choir, get together “in song and friendship”

With the new year comes a new choir term as we say goodbye to the plethora of Christmas music December brought and move towards spring and Easter. Now is a perfect time to join one of these loving communities of like-minded people, united in song and friendship. And here on the Coast, there are more ... Read More »

Playreading group presents a comedy

Off the Page playreading presents its first show of 2020, “Red Birds”, on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 1pm in the Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons. Admission by donation. “Red Birds”, by Aaron Bushkowsky, is a comedy about finding out your true identity and mistakenly falling in love. After struggling for years as a bird photographer, Carol realizes ... Read More »

Dance to Soulstream

Vancouver’s 10-piece party band Soulstream is playing a dance Jan. 18 at the Roberts Creek Hall as a fundraiser for the 25th annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival (which runs June 19-21). The band includes Coast sax player Karen Graves, third from the left. Photo submitted Read More »

Weekly blues jam

The Pender Harbour Golf Course clubhouse was rocking Sunday, Jan. 5 with the weekly blues jam.  From the left, host Simon Paradis, drummer Tim Rannard, bass Boyd Norman, and special guest Jim Foster on guitar, harmonica and vocals. The Peter Van Trio hosts the jam on Jan. 19.  John Gibbs photo Read More »

Modern logging vs. ancient forestry

The Pender Harbour Wildlife Society is showing the movie “Rainforest – The Limit of Splendour”, on Jan. 21 at 7pm at the PH Secondary School on HWY 101.  Inspired by his relationship with a Kwaxkwaka’wakw elder, the filmmaker, Richard Boyce, embarks upon a cinematic journey to a remote corner of Vancouver Island. Massive trees thrive ... Read More »

Go see “The Grizzlies”

A still from “The Grizzlies”, a Hollywood production based on the true story of a lacrosse team in a small Arctic town beset by suicides.  The SC Film Society is showing the movie Jan. 18 at the Raven’s Cry Theatre in Sechelt, and Jan. 20 and 21 at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons. Photo courtesy ... Read More »

A lineup for Leonard

A lineup of Leonard Cohen fans at the Raven’s Cry Theatre in Sechelt on Jan. 4 are being told they probably won’t get in to see “Marianne and Leonard”.   It was the first of three sold-out showings of the documentary, and the SC Film Society added a fourth screening on Jan. 11. Now the ... Read More »

Coast events Jan 09 – 19

Thursday, January 9 Watercolour art lesson with Carol-Anne Almquist, Sechelt, 10am-1pm, 778-808-5666 Friday, January 10 Dr. Deborah MacNamara presentation on helping young children flourish, sponsored by SC Community Services, Seaside Centre, Sechelt, 6-8pm, register at 604-885-5657 Opening reception for an exhibition by Zachary Harding and Béla Ord, live music with Anagram, the Kube, Gibsons, 6-9pm ... Read More »

Lacrosse vs suicide: an inspiring movie

Receiving at least three standing ovations on the festival circuit in 2018, “The Grizzlies” is the amazing true story of how the sport of lacrosse inspired change for Inuit students and for their community, Kugluktuk.  This remote Arctic town had the dubious distinction of having the highest suicide rate in North America. It was also ... Read More »

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