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BluesFest set to draw record crowds

With tickets for half its scheduled events sold out and the rest evaporating from vendors and online sales, the Pender Harbour Blues Festival expects record attendance at its tenth annual event, June 7 to 9. Indoor seating at the Garden Bay Pub, the festival’s main performance venue, is sold out for Steve Kozak’s Friday night ... Read More »

Art – doorway to healthier life

Roberts Creek hosted its second annual Arts Festival last weekend and it was truly incredible. Ten local galleries and studios showcased the specialties of more than 150 artists, including glass blowers, painters, puppeteers, musicians, filmmakers and photographers. An estimated 2000 people attended the events, coming from the Sunshine Coast, across the lower mainland and even ... Read More »

Quilt Show stitches up crowds

The Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild Bi-Annual Show drew crowds to the Gibsons Arena over the Mother’s Day weekend, with its largest-ever display of quilts, fibre and wearable art. Over 400 pieces draped the arena walls and display racks in vibrant colour and texture, with the public invited to vote for their favourites. The visual feast ... Read More »

Benefit for Ruby Slipper Fund

Two upcoming concerts will help raise funds for the Ruby Slipper Fund, which provides support to residents of the Sunshine Coast who are experiencing, or who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. The concerts, called Sérénade, will feature original and familiar tunes exploring the diverse aspects of love. Vocalist Jena Wren will be accompanied by composer/lyricist ... Read More »

Gibsons Jazz Festival countdown is on

It’s that time of year again. Time to lay back and enjoy some of the finest live musical talent in restaurants and other local venues during Jazz Week, and right through to Sunday afternoon of the 18th Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival, on June 14 to 16 on the Sunshine Coast. This year organizers are ... Read More »

Coast residents hungry for dinner theatre

Tickets for Driftwood Players’ latest venture, No Ordinary Séance, are the season’s hottest item as dinner theatre returns to the Coast – and it’s a moveable feast. Now halfway through its run, the comedy-mystery plays at Pebbles Restaurant in Sechelt May 17 and 18, moving to the Garden Bay Pub and Restaurant May 24 and ... Read More »

Powerful documentary captures animals’ personalities

Filmmaker Liz Marshall will screen her film The Ghosts in our Machine at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse on Saturday, May 18 at 7pm (doors open at 6.30). Marshall will be in attendance. A question and answer period will follow the screening hosted by Coast TV’s Tamar Kozlov and acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Bonnie Klein. Award-winning photographer ... Read More »

Guzek’s Tide Line exhibition dazzles

Tide Line, a display of recent work by Greta Guzek, opened at Westwind Gallery in Gibsons on Saturday, May 11 and runs through to May 25. As is usual with Westwind’s openings, the tiny gallery hosted an overflow crowd that spilled out to the terrace overlooking Gibsons harbor. The show dazzles. Guzek’s brilliant use of ... Read More »

All-star Cloud Atlas lets imagination soar

After viewing a film there is almost always a visceral, simple response to it such as “I liked it, loved it, hated it” or even “well, it was all right.” Watch Cloud Atlas and the answer will be more like “I think I liked it, but don’t know why, better see it again.” Of course ... Read More »

Roberts Creek Arts Fest new additions

Now in its second year, the Roberts Creek Arts Festival (RCAF) has grown to include a wider range of venues spread throughout Roberts Creek. Each stop on the festival celebrates the highest calibre of art and design in incredible ‘dream-come-true’ locations like Robert Studer’s This is It Studio. In the theme of all things Roberts ... Read More »

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