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The Forest and the Trees

Gibsons’ animator Choom Lam is having her animated short film “The Forest and the Trees” debut at the 15th Annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival this holiday season. The film presents the story of a determined mushroom conquering tumultuous emotions while on a challenging journey. Lam is an animator, illustrator and graphic designer whose ... Read More »

Candy Canes

A boy looking at candy canes in a store window on a promotional Christmas card from the early 1900s. The origins of the candy cane are believed to be German. Around 1670, it is said that the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral handed out sugar sticks to keep the children in the choir quiet during ... Read More »

Cathedrals of the mind

Caitlin Moran said that “a library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life-raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination.” During these many challenging months of the pandemic, library life continued to adapt and thrive, as ... Read More »

Charity Chairs

The Grandmother’s Charity Chair Auction has moved online this year due to COVID-19. Sixteen local artists have generously taken a children’s wooden chair and lovingly turned it into a work of art. Starting on Friday, Dec. 4, you can bid on your favourite chair. Just keep checking in as the bids increase. At the end ... Read More »

Family movie night inspiration this holiday season

Movie nights make for the best evenings, especially with family. But as the weather cools down and movie nights tend to get more frequent, keep things fun and fresh by upping your game and create memorable experiences. Here are a few ideas: Movie marathon This year it’s more important than ever to start new family ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast Arts Council Awards

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is looking for nominations for their 2020 Annual Awards. Their annual awards recognize outstanding individuals in the following categories: • The Frances Wasserlein Community Leadership in Arts & Culture Award, for an individual who has made significant leadership contributions as a volunteer in the arts and/or cultural events on the ... Read More »

The benefits of crossword puzzles

Crossword puzzles are one of the most popular pastimes in the world. Crosswords are square grids made up of white- and black-shaded squares. The goal is to fill in all of the letters to form words and phrases that work both vertically and horizontally. The grid varies based on the country of origin. Certain grids ... Read More »

Coast Photo Call

Calling on Coast photographers! The District of Sechelt is inviting artists residing on the Lower Sunshine Coast to submit a photo of Sechelt for consideration as a new photomural inside municipal hall. The photo must reflect Sechelt’s heritage, culture, and/or natural environment. The selected photograph will be made into a large-scale vinyl appliqué and will ... Read More »

Gibsons wins this year’s Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts

Margaret Grenier of Gibsons has won this year’s Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts. The $50,000 prize, administered and presented by the Canada Council for the Arts, recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievement by a Canadian professional artist in music, theatre or dance. Grenier is of Gitxsan ... Read More »

What’s Happening November 19-22

Thursday, November 19 Serendipity Christmas Craft Fair, featuring local artisans and crafters, (online to Dec. 13), SEWN’S Holiday Gift Guide: a virtual shop local event, 6-7:30pm, for info and registration go to One Straw Society AGM (online): updates and elections, 6:30pm, attend on Zoom at (Meeting ID: 852 6706 0346 / Password: straw) ... Read More »

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