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Gibsons Public Art Gallery launches Asbestos awareness event

The Sunshine Coast has one of the highest rates of Mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer, in Canada. “Abandon hope all ye who enter here” reads the sign over the entrance to the Rock Reject area of the asbestos mine where Jim Williams’ character, Peter, shovels spilt rock and dust in a northern BC asbestos mine. Williams, who ... Read More »

Children’s forest play amazes audience

The grade 1 children of the Sun Haven Waldorf School dressed up in costume and gave an wonderful performance of the Brothers Grimm fairytale, The Queen Bee. The whole play was memorized by the young students and involved the playing of flutes along with some very entertaining acting.  It had been planned to take place ... Read More »

Hugh Fraser blows into town

By popular demand…  Hugh Fraser is bringing his quintet back to the Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival.  Joining Canadian jazz legend and multiple Juno Award winning pianist/trombonist/composer Hugh Fraser, the powerful quintet includes jazz icons Campbell Ryga on sax, Bill Coon on guitar, Dave Robbins on drums and Miles Hill on bass. The quintet, which last performed here in ... Read More »

Great food… Good Times… Roberts Creek Style

The Heart Market, every Sunday in the heart of the Creek. Photo submitted Roberts Creek has always been the Coast’s ‘green hub,’ with an emphasis on growing and securing our own local food supply.  The late Robin Wheeler, founder of One Straw Society, was a strong, early advocate for local farmers and their value to ... Read More »

Grames brothers come home to Jazz Week

Jazz Week celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year. In 2003, Festival organizers decided to include a week of live music in local restaurants during the week leading up to Festival Weekend. This provided an opportunity for our many talented musicians to perform, for more local restaurants and venues to get involved and for the audience ... Read More »

Free theme song for worthy cause

One lucky non-profit organization will have the opportunity to work with singer-songwriter Lowry Olafson to create a catchy theme song that they can use to raise awareness for their worthy cause. A theme song is a very effective marketing tool. The non-profit and service organizations that Lowry has worked with in the past have used ... Read More »

Founders’ Tree sculpture unveiled

Photo caption: Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden founding members and donors unveil the Founders’ Tree  at the Garden. L-R: Lynne Bogardus, Glenn Lewis, Shelley McDade and Paddy Wales proudly show off the wall sculpture.   Photo submitted On Sunday, May 26 the founding donors of the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden were honoured with the unveiling of ... Read More »

Motoko opens gallery June 1

Internationally-renowned artist Motoko opens her Garden Bay gallery for the season on Saturday, June 1. Located at 4590 Sinclair Bay Road overlooking Farrington Cove, the tranquil studio with its adjacent garden and natural amphitheatre is a destination for collectors of her bold, minimalist abstracts. Airy and welcoming, this cultural and spiritual ‘oasis’ offers hospitality in ... Read More »

Kathy Para gets Lucky with her debut novel

Gibsons resident Kathy Para of Gibsons, BC and her debut novel Lucky recently won  the annual ‘Search for the Great BC Novel Contest’ sponsored by Mother Tongue Publishing of Salt Spring Island, BC. After choosing Para’s work from five short-listed novels, judge Caroline Adderson stated, “Lucky is a beautiful, harsh, tension-filled novel. Its language is ... Read More »

Verchomin returns home with his art

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