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WordPlay in the Park comes to Rockwood

WordPlay in the Park, a free family-friendly festival of music and stories, takes place on Sunday, June 25 at the Rockwood Pavilion in Sechelt. WordPlay is the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts’ 35th Anniversary gift to the community and features a stellar line up of musicians and storytellers. Vancouver-based slam poet Jillian Christmas ... Read More »

CD release party for Butler In The Hey!

The ska/funk/rock band Butler In The Hey! ( is proud to announce the pre-release of it’s new seven song EP “Greetings Earthling” on June 24.  There will be a concert and celebration at the Roberts Creek Legion, featuring the performance of the entire disc as one of their sets. The band will give away hard ... Read More »

‘Creature’ created from the deep

Artist Sandy Buck poses with “Dredge – the creature from the deep” at the Oceans Day celebration in Sechelt June 10. Most of the materials used – the shopping basket, the tires – were recovered the day before by divers cleaning up under the Porpoise Bay government dock. Another clean-up along the Trail Bay beach ... Read More »

Tall ship show tickets on sale this weekend

Tickets for the theatre production, “Nomadic Tempest” on the tall ship, Amara Zee in Gibsons Harbour for the dates of July 26, 27, 28 and 29th will be available this weekend (June 17-18). Showtime is 9:30pm. Tickets are $25/bleachers, $15/deck and will be available at WOW Gallery in Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons; MELOmania, Roberts Creek, Sechelt ... Read More »

‘Plein air’ painting for kids

An example of plein air painting, or painting outdoors. The Gibsons Public Art Gallery is offering a four-day series of childrens’ classes, plein air painting with Bruce Edwards, July 24 to 27.  The classes are $40, $35 for members. Call 604-885-0531 for registration. Photo submitted Read More »

Coast Events June 15 – 22

June 15 A Night at the Longhouse, annual cultural celebration with salmon and wild game dinner, Monkey Tree Lane, Sechelt, 5-8pm, $48 June 15 Carnival, West Sechelt Elementary, 5-8pm June 15 Open mike, five minutes to read queer literature, Gibsons Public Library, 6-7:30pm June 15 Jazz week party with Luci & Friends, Leo’s Tapas & ... Read More »

‘Imagine otherwise’ is this local author’s motto

Author, scholar, teacher, queer, member of the Cherokee Nation. These are just some of the things that help define who Daniel Heath Justice is. He’s also a resident of Halfmoon Bay where he and his husband have settled after four years of living in Vancouver. “We wanted a slower pace where we could know our ... Read More »

‘Closet Monster’ at Heritage Playhouse

“Closet Monster”, a unique coming-of-age drama is the feature film being presented by Queer Projections during Sunshine Coast Pride celebrations. The film will be shown at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse at 7:30pm on Friday, June 23. Admission is by donation at the door. This first feature film by a young Canadian filmmaker has been highly acclaimed, ... Read More »

Coast events June 8 – 15

June 8 Comedian Ron James, fundraiser for SC Sockeye Water Polo, Rockwood Pavilion, Sechelt, 7:30pm, $55 June 8 Comedy night with Sunee Dhaliwal, Grasshopper Pub, Pender Harbour, 8pm, $40 June 9 Coffee house with Back Porch Reunion Cajun band, Allan Neinhuis on guitar and vocals, vocal duo Colin and Gracelynne Maily, and singer guitarist Cam ... Read More »

Penfold featured at Gibsons jazz fest

The 22nd Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival features scheduled jazz concerts beginning June 10 with Festival weekend running June 16-18. The Katherine Penfold Quartet, with Miles Black on keyboard, Jodi Proznick on bass and Joel Fountain on drums, will take the Main Stage on Saturday, June 17. At only 30 years of age, Penfold has ... Read More »

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