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Rock the rockfish

Every year on June 8, people around our planet celebrate and honor the ocean. This May and June, the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre, in partnership with Gibsons Public Market, is excited to bring you the inaugural World Oceans Day Festival community art event. This is a fresh new take on the historic and much-loved ... Read More »

Coast events April 11 – 20

April 11 Spring clothing swap, The Kube, Gibsons, 6-9pm April 12 Opening reception for exhibition by Béla Ord, with music by Hordes of Ords, Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek, 7-9pm April 12 PH coffee house with women’s vocal ensemble “Reflections”, singer-songwriter Matt Richards, jazz vocal trio “J-Tones” and pianist Matthew Douglas, School of Music, Madeira Park, ... Read More »

Photo: Spring Break art class joy

A light-hearted moment during a children’s drawing class over spring break at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery.  Roberts Creek artist Bruce Edwards taught four-day-a-week classes for kids aged 5 to 12, with sponsorship from the Sunshine Coast Credit Union. Paul Clancy photo Read More »

Steven Heighton: A writer of many genres

Multi award-winning writer Steven Heighton reads at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre on April 6. The gifted author has written 14 books in various genres, including poetry, short fiction and novels. He began his creative life writing songs in high school. “Really bad prog rock songs,” recalls Heighton. “I was under the influence of Deep ... Read More »

Grants enable youth bands to record

Members of the band Spouse share a pizza lunch with mentors at the “The Farm Studio” where they and a second band, Sudo Sol, were able to record original music. The bands were both funded by grants from the Daniel Kingsbury Music for Youth Endowment, held by the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation. In the photo, ... Read More »

Coast events April 04 – 13

April 4 First of four Thursday sessions on “the freshwater crisis in the 21st Century” with Ray Kosatachuk, Capilano University, Sechelt, 10am-noon, $36.75 April 4 Pharmacist Jennifer May presentation on the new Canada food guide, Howe Sound Pharmacy, Gibsons Park Plaza, 3pm, bring a non-perishable item for foodbank April 5 Spring job fair, sponsored by ... Read More »

Husband and wife duo return to play Madeira Park School of Music

Get ready for a great weekend of classical music when talented violinist Kai Gleusteen and pianist Catherine Ordronneau return to the School of Music in Madeira Park on March 30 and 31. Gleusteen, originally from Calgary, began playing violin when he was just five years old. “My mother was a pianist,” says Gleusteen. “She knew ... Read More »

The perfect marriage that isn’t

The intricacies of being the wife of a famous author are revealed to be even more complicated than imagined, in Swedish director Björn Runge’s “The Wife”, showing April 8 & 9 at the Heritage Playhouse. Glenn Close plays the title role in one of her most powerful yet understated performances, for which she received a ... Read More »

Literary adventure

Internationally acclaimed and Governor General’s Award-winning author Steven Heighton will cap the Sunshine Coast Literary Readings’ 2018-2019 season with an evening of “adventure in literary form”, to be held April 6 at the Arts Centre in Sechelt. A superb stylist, Heighton is the author of numerous books in half a dozen genres, including novels, essay ... Read More »

Coast Events March 28 – April 06

March 28 Beer and burger fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity and Sechelt Rotary, Lighthouse Pub, Sechelt, 5-9pm, $25 March 28 Tetrahedron Outdoor Club “TET talk” on hiking in the park, Trail Bay Source for Sports, Sechelt, doors 6pm, talk at 7pm, $5 donation March 28 Brewery speaker series presents Annette Clarke on growing exotic fruits ... Read More »

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