While Sechelt is a great place to live or visit at any time of the year, there’s no doubt that the summer is especially spectacular. With the flowers in bloom and the bright blue skies, Sechelt is a fun place to enjoy a wide variety of activities.
For example, I encourage everyone to visit the Davis Bay Wharf this summer to see the many improvements that have been made recently. (And, if you’re reading this early enough, join us at 3:30 on July 17 for the official re-opening!)
Something people often forget is the spectacular Sechelt Inlet – an amazing waterway with opportunities to enjoy sailing, fishing, kayaking and swimming.
Downtown, on Saturdays, the Sechelt Farmers and Artisans Market runs from 9 am to 2:30pm, in the 5800 block of Cowrie Street. Sechelt has added to the fun of the market with a Summer Music Series on the lawn of District Office (adjacent to the Market location). The series features performances by local and visiting artists at 12:30pm and 7pm. Bring your lawn chairs or beach blankets and enjoy!
You are also in the commercial core of our community with a wide variety of retailers, restaurants, and tourism services to enjoy. Need help finding something? Head to the Sechelt Visitors Information Centre, which is located in the Seaside Centre (5790 Teredo Street) just across the parking lot for the Summer Music Series venue!
Up for a game of golf? The Sechelt Golf & Country Club have made significant upgrades to the golf course – it’s never looked better! The restaurant is open and the views remain breathtaking.
August brings two big events that Sechelt has become famous for. The Coasters Car Club 19th Annual Sleep Hollow Run and Show ‘n’ Shine are on August 8 and 9. And the world famous 32nd Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts follows from August 14 to 17.
From arts and culture, to sports and tourist activities, you will find it all in Sechelt this summer!
Also, a big thanks to Johanna and Aldo Tacchi and their team of volunteers for stepping up to organize last weekend’s sandcastle competition. It was the biggest and most successful event, by far – with well over 1,000 people attending and admiring the work of almost 40 teams of sandcastle creators!
John Henderson Mayor, District of Sechelt