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Coast events December 29 – January 7

December 29 A walk and talk about birds in winter, with Alexis Harrington and Harry Hill, SC Botanical Garden, 10am, by donation December 29-30 Winter lights, SC Botanical Garden, West Sechelt, 5-8pm, by donation December 31 Three-course dinner with sparkling wine, Shift Kitchen and Tapas, 5760 Teredo St., Sechelt, sittings at 5pm, 7pm, 9pm, $49, ... Read More »

Some ice is nice

For the fourth time in eight years, Roberts Creek artist Tyler Gentry created an ice sculpture in the heart of the Creek, combining lights, baubles and freezing water. He describes it as a “flash mob-style art installation” that depends, of course, on the weather. Freezing temperatures helped him create this scene on Dec. 16, temporarily. ... Read More »

Tailwind’s Bev has some gift ideas

“A town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.” So writes Neil Gaiman in his novel American Gods. One wonders if he’s ever been to Sechelt, fortunate enough to be home to Talewind Books, practically an institution ... Read More »

Banner winners

A group of 15 young artists – wearing reproductions of their work on tee shirts – pose at an award ceremony Dec. 17. The Sunshine Coast Art Council’s annual banner project produced 289 entries from 10 schools on the theme “my cultural heritage”; 20 were chosen to be reproduced as full-size banners and will be ... Read More »

Coast events – December 24 – January 7

December 24 Christmas Eve sing-along and social, Sarah Wray Hall, Pender Harbour, 5:30-6:30pm, rsvp at 604-883-0681 December 25 Annual potluck Christmas dinner, Roberts Creek Hall, 4-9pm, bring food to share December 28-30 Winter lights, SC Botanical Garden, West Sechelt, 5-8pm, by donation December 29 A walk and talk about birds in winter, with Alexis Harrington ... Read More »

Painting donated to District

A recent donation to the District of Sechelt’s Public Art Collection is now on display in the Sechelt Public Library. “Night Forest”, 1962 by the late Don Jarvis was generously gifted to the District of Sechelt this year by local arts supporters and philanthropists Bill and Heather Beamish. “The District of Sechelt is pleased to ... Read More »

Young artists celebrated

As the Sunshine Coast Art Council’s 50th Anniversary year comes to a close, it’s fitting that it does so with an event that looks toward the future and celebrates young artists. December 17 will mark the recognition of some very talented youth in our community. “We believe that it is our mandate to support the ... Read More »

Coast events December 15 – January 7

December 15 A Dickens Christmas, including a reading by local actor Richard Austin of “A Christmas Carol”, Sechelt Library, 3-5pm, free with a food item for the food bank December 15 Junco Jan’s Brave Mike 5, five minutes to read or rant, top floor of Gibsons Cinema, 7-9pm December 16 Sechelt Activity Centre annual Christmas ... Read More »

It’s ‘Nutcracker’ season again

A lavish production of The Nutcracker will once again be presented –for the fifth year — at the Raven’s Cry Theatre in Sechelt, opening Sat. Dec. 17. Joining our own talented local dancers and actors are six professional, international guest artists. We are thrilled to welcome back Miguel Nguyen for his fifth season as our ... Read More »

‘Deck the Hulls’ at Gibsons harbour

Gibsons Marina – sporting over 30,000 lights on its flagpole and chandlery – would like to invite all boat owners in the harbour to ‘Deck the Hulls’ in honour of the season. “Decorating the boats for the season, and turning our flagpole into the tallest Christmas tree on the Coast, is part of an exciting ... Read More »

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