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Coast events Feb 20 – 29

Thursday, February 20 Beer and burger fundraiser for Chatelech 2020 graduation, Lighthouse Pub, Sechelt, 5:30-9pm Magician Justin Gilbert addresses Sechelt Downtown Business Assoc. AGM, LL Meats, 5:30-7:30pm, rsvp to Dr. Ron Band, 101 Brewhouse, Gibsons, 8pm Friday, February 21 LIFT speaker series on the subject of community service and leadership, hosted by Loretta Macklam, ... Read More »

Paying homage to Canada’s women artists

Painter Marlene Lowden is exhibiting her Blind Contour Homage Series at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery until March 8. The Langdale-based artist grew up on the Sunshine Coast and traces her lineage back to the Armours family of Armours Beach fame. Lowden spent many hours as a teen painting with her father watching the Bob ... Read More »

“The Guilty”: 85 minutes of tension

As Denmark’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2018, “The Guilty” is one of the more ingenious minimalist thrillers to hit the big screen in a long time and a huge achievement for director Gustav Möller in his debut feature.  Demoted to emergency dispatch duties while awaiting a disciplinary hearing, a Danish ... Read More »

The MOTET project 10 years later

On Feb. 22, 2010 the four founding members of MOTET launched an ambitious project: to share the vast treasures of church music across the Lower Mainland. They lamented that such music was sadly absent from many concerts and – more surprisingly – most churches in the area. Seeking a renewal of the sacred, their inaugural ... Read More »

Coast events Feb 13 – 22

Thursday, February 13 SC Film Society presents “Boy Erased”, based on the true story of a boy who is forced into conversion therapy when he is outed as gay, Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt, 2pm Friday, February 14 Pro D day collage workshop for ages 8-13, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 9:30am-3:30pm, register at All ages board ... Read More »

Celebrate Black History Month at the Gibsons Public Market

February is Black History Month, a time to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians to the growth and development of Canada. The 2020 theme for Black History Month is: “Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the past,” inspired by the theme of the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African ... Read More »

The Indigenous perspective

Candace Campo will share her work as an Indigenous tour guide, cultural ambassador and educator with the Pender Harbour Wildlife Society on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7pm at Pender Harbour Secondary. The presentation will explore Indigenous world view and perspectives on the land, animals, plants and our intricate relationship. The presentation will include Indigenous stories, ... Read More »

Photo: Patricia Burnett opens Artesia coffee house

Patricia Burnett opened the Artesia coffee house at the Arts Centre in Sechelt Jan. 31 with a grand piano tribute to Carole King, playing her music and describing her career. Burnett is a veteran performer who moved to the Coast a couple of years ago. The Artesia coffee house is held the last Friday of ... Read More »

Cherry blossoms explained

Spring is coming, with the assistance of the Gibsons Garden Club. On Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30pm at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons, Douglas Justice, of UBC, will discuss the vast variety of ornamental cherries in Vancouver, in time for the Ornamental Cherry Blossom Festival this spring. Douglas Justice is an indispensable guide to ornamental ... Read More »

Coast events Feb 06 – 19

Thursday, February 6  First of three Thursday Simon Levin workshops to help artists document their 2D work with photography, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 4-7pm, register at Female leaders speak about leadership, Sechelt Mayor Darnelda Siegers, RCMP detachment commander Poppy Hallam and Festival of the Written Arts president Jean Bennett, Capliano University, 5-7pm, sponsored by Canadian ... Read More »

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