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Coast events Sept 19 – 26

Thursday, September 19 SC Film Society presents “Capernaum” (Chaos), Cannes prize winner in which a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life, Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt, 2pm, members $5, others $9 Try skating for free, presented by SC Skating Club, Gibsons Ice Arena, 4:45-5:45pm, skate and helmet rentals available Info ... Read More »

Simon Paradis, an all-star band and their new CD

On Saturday Sept. 28, Simon Paradis and his band Farm Team will launch their new CD “Grooves and Ruts” at the Roberts Creek Legion. It should be a fantastic evening of music. For me, this is personal. It started when a friend recommended Kara Stanley’s book, “Fallen: A Trauma, a Marriage, and the Transformative Power ... Read More »

It will be a “Crystal Journey”

David Hickey might be the only musician who is happy if his audience is sleeping. “Crystal Journey” is a performance best experienced lying down, and although chairs are provided, people are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, blanket, or cushion for the evening of soothing, meditative and healing music. David’s usual set-up includes six quartz ... Read More »

Haida film tells a story of exile

Arriving more than a century after British Columbia’s first-ever feature film, “In the Land of the Head Hunters” – Edward S. Curtis’ controversial but undeniably fascinating portrait of the Kwakwaka’wakw people of northern Vancouver Island – “Edge of the Knife” is the first feature to tell a story about the Kwakwaka’wakw’s neighbours, the Haida.  “Edge ... Read More »

The “Chaos” of life in the slums of Beirut

Recipient of a 10-minute standing ovation at Cannes, Nadine Labaki’s searing, unforgettable film “Capernaum” (Chaos) borrows its name from an ancient city condemned to hell; it has since become a synonym for “chaos”. And chaos indeed is the world of Zain, an unregistered 12-year-old urchin living by his wits amidst the poverty and struggle of ... Read More »

“Lesser Demons” on stage

Off The Page returns Sept. 22 and opens season three with “Lesser Demons”, another play by the award-winning Dorothy Dittrich. When Hannah agrees to a little weekend getaway to one of the Gulf Islands with her husband David, she has no idea what lies in wait. From past lives to deals with the devil, “Lesser ... Read More »

Coast events Sept 12 – 22

Thursday, September 12 Open houses to provide the District of Sechelt with feedback on future improvements, Rockwood Lodge, Seaside Centre and Mission Point House, noon-3pm, Ladies Red Serge Gala, fundraiser for Cops for Cancer, Holy Family Catholic Church, West Sechelt, three-course dinner with wine, doors at 5:30pm, dinner at 7pm, $75 Friday, September 13 Colleen ... Read More »

Expo showcases the versatility of wood

The fifth annual Wood Expo takes place Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt. The Wood Expo is intended to showcase wood – its multitude of uses and the diversity of wares being produced by local woodworkers. The Expo has seen a 140 per cent increase in the number of visitors since its ... Read More »

Drag races will feature burnout contest

Spectators and racers are invited on Saturday, Sept. 7 to the rescheduled 20th Anniversary Drag Race at the Sechelt Airport as the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association (SCDRA) celebrates two decades of burn’n it up at the strip. After a successful trial at the spring race the burnout competition is back. Nick Chabot will defend ... Read More »

Coast events Sept 05 – 19

Thursday, September 5 SC Film Society membership pickup or cash payment, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons, 10am-2pm Birder Bodhi Drope shares photographic encounters with birds and advice, Gibsons Public Market, 3:30pm, by donation Musicians open mic, Tapworks, Gibsons, 7:30pm Topher Trick with an evening of stories and songs, Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek, 7:30pm, $4-$14, depending on a ... Read More »

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