It seems as though there are more and more people walking around the streets of Gibsons now that the weather has allowed for it. Restaurants and cafes are filling up as more visitors are arriving. Gibsons, for those of you coming over on the ferry, is best known across Canada as the setting of the long running CBC Television series The Beachcombers. In February 2005, Gibsons won ‘The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Contest’ and in October 2009, the town was declared the ‘Most Liveable Community in the World’ at the international Livcom Awards,
which are endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme. Further in 2009, Gibsons also won an ‘Energy and Climate Action Award for Community Planning and Development’, awarded by the Community Energy Association. A major factor in this award was a new housing development, which will be heated by the first publicly owned geoexchange system in Canada. Bravo Gibsons!
Recently, we have seen the plans released for the proposed George Hotel and Conference Centre. Keep watching for more information on that in the following weeks.
On April 29, the Green Film series presents it’s final movie of the season, A Fierce Green Fire, at 7:30pm at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse. The School District Number 46 announced their groundbreaking ceremony for the new Gibsons Elementary School. It will take place on Friday May 3, at 1:30pm and this celebratory event will include remarks by all of the community partners.This event is open to the public and the new school plans will be on display.
The Sunshine Coast Quilters’ Guild is the umbrella organization for eight local community quilt groups from Pender Harbour to Gibsons. They will be hosting ‘The Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild Festival’ that will take place at the Gibsons Community Centre between May 10 to 12. The show promises to be inspiring and will feature workshops by Hilary Rice and Sharon Pederson. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with these two wonderful teachers!
Finally, The 18th Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival is coming up in mid-June and promises to be one of the best ever. Stay tuned to http://www.coastjazz.com for updates and schedule of performances.