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Coast events March 14 – 23

March 14 Lantern festival with food, games and music, school fundraiser, Cedar Grove Elementary, Gibsons, 5-8pm March 14 Puppy tales open mic, five minutes for a story or song about a beloved dog, hosted by Janice Williams, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 7-9pm March 14 Dion Whyte and Matt Thomson of SC Affordable Housing discuss options ... Read More »

Two versions of raising a child genius

A multi-award winner, “Gifted” (2017) might not initially seem very blockbuster.  It isn’t shocking, dynamic, or life-changing.   It is a gentle, emotional, sometimes funny, sometimes romantic, simultaneously anxious and hopeful, ultimately rewarding, human experience. “Gifted” is a custody battle story, a story about a math genius and a family’s desires.  The genius is a ... Read More »

An evening with author Joe Denham

The next author in the reading series offered by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council will be local poet and novelist Joe Denham, whose work has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies.  Joe Denham’s poetry collection “Regeneration Machine” won the Canadian Authors Association’s Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for English-language ... Read More »

Coast events March 07 – 14

March 7 Dr. Jack Newman answers questions on breastfeeding, Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt, 9:30am-2:30pm March 7 Telus workshop for seniors on online safety, Gibsons Public Library, 10:30am March 7 Mary Burns workshop on researching and writing an historical novel, Gibsons Public Library, 1:30pm March 7 Burger and beer fundraiser for Roberts Creek Guides and Pathfinders, ... Read More »

Harmonica virtuoso at Heritage Playhouse

Harmonica virtuoso Carlos del Junco appears at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons with his band, the Blues Mongrels, on Sunday, March 10, 2-4pm. The appearance is hosted by the SC Jazz and Entertainment Society: “Carlos and band deliver a seamless fusion of everything from swing to Latin, second line New Orleans grooves to swampy folk ... Read More »

Escape the busyness with sacred music

The West Coast of BC is graced with a plethora of high-quality choirs, and the Sunshine Coast is no exception. Many church, school, and community choirs have been thriving for years up and down the lower Coast, with new ones starting up every few years to fill various niches. Recently, there has been a surge ... Read More »

Time to plan your 2020 exhibit

Are you an artist with a body of work to exhibit? Or do you have a vision for a compelling community group installation, and have the time and skill set required to put it all together and turn the idea into reality? Here’s an opportunity to make it all happen. Share your creativity with the ... Read More »

The possible future is here: wear a mask

Gibsons Public Art Gallery announces a pop-up exhibit for one evening only, Monday, March 11, 6:30-9:30, entitled “The Smoking Room” by artist Gordon Halloran. The interactive temporary, immersive installation can be experienced during a three-hour window. Admission is free. This will be a site-specific, immersive installation made up of a self-contained room filled with an ... Read More »

Native activism: a musical

In partnership with Vancity, School District 46 and shíshálh Nation, the syiyaya Reconciliation Movement will be holding a public screening of the musical documentary, “The Road Forward”, at 7pm, Friday March 1 at the shíshálh Nation Hall.  No tickets are necessary, but donations are warmly appreciated. The film will be followed by a discussion with ... Read More »

Coast events February 28 – March 09

February 28 Ted Topping addresses Sechelt Downtown Business Association AGM on how to make your business stand out, Trail Bay Mall common area, 6-8pm, members $15, others $20 February 28-March 2 SD46 Musical Theatre Ensemble presents “Fiddler on the Roof”, Chatelech Secondary, Sechelt, 7-9pm, $10 March 1 Forum on organization and fundraising for arts groups, ... Read More »

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