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Conversion therapy – the movie

Based on Garrard Conley’s best-selling memoir of the same name, “Boy Erased” tells the story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor, who is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe). Deeply upset, they force him to attend a conversion therapy program or be permanently shunned by the family, his ... Read More »

Photo: Juno Award-winner plays St. Bart’s

Juno Award-winning singer songwriter Lynn Miles played to a full house at St. Bart’s Anglican Church in Gibsons Jan. 31.  She played guitar, harmonica and piano. The show opened with a set from Deanna Knight and Anna Lumiere.  John Roper photo Read More »

Intergenerational relationships

Off the Page playreading presents “Lowest Common Denominator”, Feb. 9, 1pm, at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons. By donation. Harmony is trying to get back on her feet post-divorce, and ends up on a blissful, booze-filled date with Peter, an insurance salesman. But when she walks in on her 17-year-old son Trevor kissing him it ... Read More »

Pro-D Day workshop

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is now offering a youth art workshop on Pro-D Days throughout the school year. These programs are a great opportunity to use the day off from school to be immersed in art and learn new techniques from a senior artist. These programs run 9:30am-3:30pm, and include a supervised lunch, one-on-one ... Read More »

Funny, filthy, feminist

Performers with the “Dirty Betty Show” out of Vancouver, play the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons Feb. 15, 7:30pm. The show is described as “funny, filthy, feminist”, aimed at those on a 19+ girl’s night out. Tickets are $30 through Photo submitted Read More »

Coast events Jan 30 – Feb 09

Thursday, January 30 SC Film Society presents “Cold War”, a bittersweet Polish love story set in Europe of the ‘50s and ‘60s, Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt, 2pm Information session for those interested in obtaining an “accounting assistant certificate”, Capilano University, Sechelt, 5:30pm Crafty grieving support group, exploring different mediums, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons, 5:30-7:30pm, Songs ... Read More »

Inside the Soweto Uprising

Internationally acclaimed author Arushi Raina will be at the Gibsons Public Library for a workshop and reading event on Saturday, Feb. 1. Raina’s debut novel, When Morning Comes, centres around the Soweto Youth Uprising and won a Children’s Africana Book Award in 2018 and was shortlisted for a Neev Children’s Book Award. Raina specifically wrote ... Read More »

Artesia returns

The Artesia coffee house, presented by Coast Cultural Alliance, is starting off its 18th season at the Arts Centre in Sechelt on Friday, Jan. 31. This season we are starting the performance earlier – at 7:30pm – with doors at 6:45pm, which works much better for those using transit.  We welcome two new performers to ... Read More »

Youth music grants

Sunshine Coast Community Services and Coast Cultural Alliance are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for this year’s Daniel Kingsbury Music for Youth Endowment Grant (DKMFY). Applicants may request funding assistance for opportunities such as music lessons, musical instruments, software, and/or electronic production, e.g. studio time or studio mentoring. The endowment is ... Read More »

Photographing your art

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is offering artists a workshop on documenting their 2D work with photography. There are three opportunities to take the workshop at the Arts Centre in Sechelt: 4-7 pm on Feb. 6, Feb. 13 or Feb. 20. The instructor is Simon Levin.   Register online at The cost is $40 ... Read More »

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