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Rockin’ In The New World

Live music is gradually emerging into the new, COVID world. Georgia Fats brought their rocking blues to the front lawn of the Roberts Creek Legion on Friday, July 17. Tables were socially-distanced, food service was an outdoor barbeque and patrons followed one-way aisles to buy drinks – one at a time – at the bar. ... Read More »

Online Music

Coast musicians, like those around the world, have been making much of their music online for the past few months. Simon Paradis has been performing short sets on Facebook on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm, including – seen here on the small screen – his 50th birthday on June 17. John Gibbs photo Read More »

Books & Beyond

Re-opening the Library on July 6 was a joyful experience after weeks of safety planning and preparation. We continue to quarantine all returned items for 72 hours, and have a maximum limit of 20 patrons in the building at this time. Our first week open went very smoothly with people finally being able to access ... Read More »

Slow Sundays

Tthe informal summer concert series behind the Roberts Creek Library, resumed July 12, with Bonar Harris on stage. But it was a COVID version: the area was taped off with an entrance and those attending were asked to sign in with their name and phone number. Organizers are planning to hold the event for “at ... Read More »

Opening a restaurant in the time of COVID

Just over two years after friends Scarlet Osborne and Heidi Murphy decided to team up to create a unique food and drink venue, they are preparing to open their doors. Most restaurants face a variety of challenges in starting up; these partners had obstacles created by the COVID-19 situation added to their plates, as they ... Read More »

FWA and Jazz Festivals Impacted by COVID-19

The 2020 Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts (FWA) is cancelled due to the continuation of social distancing measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next and thirty-eighth rendition of this event is now slated for August 12 to 15, 2021. The FWA was scheduled to take place this year from August 13-16. Established ... Read More »

Musicians are performing live on Facebook

With the cancellation of public events, many Coast musicians are performing live on Facebook.  Here, Joe Stanton performs from his home. Stanton is playing regular sets every Thursday evenings at 6 and 7pm, replicating his previous weekly gig at the Old Boot Eatery in Sechelt. Fridays at 7pm on Facebook, a “Friday Night Live” fundraiser ... Read More »

Online concert

Anna Lumiere was one of more than a dozen Coast musicians who performed live from their homes March 27 in an online Facebook concert that apparently raised about $9,000 for food banks through the SC Community Services Society. The show had some technical difficulties, but the concerts will be a regular Friday night event at ... Read More »

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