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Coast events September 18-24

September 18 Divas: Vegas meets Vaudeville, Sechelt Legion, 8pm, $22 September 18-24 Pender Harbour Jazz Festival, ticketed and free events, see September 19 Golf tournament and dinner, fundraiser for the Halfmoon Bay Child Care Centre, Blue Ocean Golf Course, Sechelt, $150, 604-885-3739 September 19 Electric vehicle festival, exhibits and games, SSC Properties, 6583 Sechelt ... Read More »

Learning opportunities at the Botanical Garden

This month the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden offers three events – Tree Walk and Talk with Douglas Justice, Plan your Resilient Garden course, and Soup Making demonstration.  Learn about tree identification, gardening in a changing climate, and how to make a harvest soup. Sunday, September 20, 1:30pm, Douglas Justice, a UBC botany professor and one ... Read More »

‘The Yes Men Are Revolting’ kicks off Green Film Series

The Green Film Series starts the fall series with the hilarious hoaxers the Yes Men revealing their latest pranks to expose the climate change crisis in the film The Yes Men Are Revolting. This new film, a follow-up to The Yes Men and The Yes Men Fix the World will screen on Monday, September 21 ... Read More »

Writer about ‘loveable losers’ reads at Arts Centre

Grant Buday will be the next reader in the fall feading series presented by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council.  Buday writes about the people who live in Vancouver’s east end, on the streets, in the bars and in the rooming houses. His characters seem lost and hopeless, but you gradually begin to like these “lovable ... Read More »

Local young dancer a medal winner

Seven-year-old Johnathan Holliday, of Gibsons, shows off some of his winnings at the Highland Dance competition at the Saanich Fair on Vancouver Island, Saturday September 5th. Although he has been dancing for only a year, Johnathan won two first-place medals, a second-place medal, and the overall Aggregate Trophy award for age group 9 years and ... Read More »

Coast events September 11-16

September 11 Dr. Sara Ellison of the University of Victoria discusses “galaxy mergers in the nearby universe”, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 7:30pm, donations appreciated September 11 Cabaret-style coffee house with various musicians, School of Music, Madeira Park, 7:30-9:30pm, $10 suggested donation September 11 Presentation on bald eagle and osprey nesting, St. John’s United Church, Davis Bay, ... Read More »

Pender Harbour Jazz Festival this weekend

The Pender Harbour Jazz Festival comes to the Sunshine Coast September 18 to 20 with an impressive lineup of musical talents from near and far. Carole Rubin, the Festival’s Artistic Director, likens the process of putting together the program to that of creating a fine meal. “A little bit of this and a little bit ... Read More »

David j Taylor at the Little Legion

The Sunshine Coast’s own multi-talented David j Taylor is returning to the Little Legion in Robert’s Creek September 25, along with local songwriter extraordinaire Robin Atchison. Tickets at the door: members $6; guests with members $12 . Doors at 7:30pm; showtime 8:30 pm. After a successful performance opening up for Northern Pikes founder Jay Semko ... Read More »

Art Review

On Sunday, September 6 the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden hosts its annual Harvest Festival, a day of games, music, crafts, garden tours, workshops and more. The Garden opened to the public in 2009, and since then, it has seen phenomenal growth in attendance and memberships. Mary Blockberger, the Garden’s manager, attributes the increasing numbers to ... Read More »

Literary reading

The author readings series at the Arts Centre will begin its fall program on September 9 with award-winning novelist Joan Thomas. A Winnipeg journalist and teacher before she began writing fiction in 2000, she has quickly become a major Canadian writer, her three novels all being met with immediate and enthusiastic acclaim. Joan Thomas will ... Read More »

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