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collapse Friday, January 30, 2015
Movies @ St Hilda's - Of Gods and Men
Location:St Hilda's in Sechelt
Presented By:St Hilda's Church
Cost:free
with Lambert Wilson and Michael Lonsdale. Popcorn will be served.

Friday Night Dinner with Live Music by Grant Olsen
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:na

PR - Theatre Now! - Panto at the OK Corral
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Evergreen Theatre End of Complex Way Powell River
Cost:By Donation
Panto at the OK Corral by Jim Spernick: "In which Clint Westwood rides into Deadwood Gulch to seek revenge on Sheriff Small Holding for earlier misdeeds. More Info: http://www.theatrenowpowellriver.ca/

'Oh What Love' Watoto African Childrens Choir Live Tour 2015
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Christian Life Assembly Church, Gibsons
Cost:free but must rsvp
For your free ticket go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/oh-what-love-watoto-african-childrens-choir-live-tour-2015-tickets-14464187775?aff=Rachellelink

Artesia Coffeehouse
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Coast Cultural Alliance
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door
Contact:Linda
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web Link:http://www.suncoastarts.com
Doors 7pm. This month we bring out the grand piano and feature Brison Geue, young pianist/composer; David Taylor, singer/songwriter on guitar and piano and 'Sostenuto' duo of Anna Lumiere, piano/accordion and Serena Eades, violin. Come early for a good seat, view the new gallery exhibition, a slide show of musicians and enjoy treats by Trish.

collapse Saturday, January 31, 2015
1st Annual Sunshine Coast Loppet - Moved to March 7th
Location:Dakota Ridge, top of Field Rd in Wilson Creek
Cost:tba
Phone:race info 604.740.0857, registration info 604.740.1822
All ages, Classic, Freestyle, Fun!! Call for info, sunshinecoastloppet@gmail.com or www.tetoutdoor.ca

PR - Willie Trasher & Linda Saddleback with Kevin Howes
Time:7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location:TBA Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Cousin Awd
Phone:604.485.0088
Save the Date! Stay tuned to CJMP and 42 Fish for more informationMore Info: www.cjmp.ca

PR - Offenbach’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary, 5400 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:Adult: $25 Senior: $22 Youth: $15
Tickets:Academy of Music Box Office at 7280 Kemano, Breakwater Books or online
Contact:Jacquie Dawson
Phone:604.483.3900
Email:Jacquie.Dawson@sd47.bc.ca
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines for the first six performances, with Audrey Luna, Susanna Phillips, and Elena Maximova stepping in later in the run. Thomas Hampson sings the Four Villains, and James Levine and Yves Abel conduct Offenbach’s sparkling score.

Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival - SOLD OUT
Time:4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:$35, $25 CAMRA members,
12 BC breweries/distillery will be in town. More info and tickets http://sunshinecoastcraftbeerfest.eventbrite.ca/

Dance Time with Jim Taylor
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Activity Centre, 5604 Trail Ave
Cost:$10 members, $15 non members
Tickets:at the Centre
Phone:604.885.3513

Baffle of the Bands
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:$15
Tickets:MELOmania
Come together for a fundraiser to put up baffles to make the hall sound spectacular. Music include, Bits of String, The Country Boys, The Midds, FatFish Creek, Bold Kelly, Muffdusters.

Dustin Bentall and Carleton Stone - 'Sold Out'
Time:8:00 PM
Location:House Concert - Wildwood Concert Stage
Cost:$20-$25
Repeat performance by Dustin who now has 4 albums to his name and Carleton with a lot of airplay on CBC just received 2 Nova Scotia Music Awards. Email for direction details jlussier@sd-46.bc.ca

Northern Convergence
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek
Presented By:Lot Five Sound, Laboratorio & SC Jazz & Entertainment Society
Cost:sliding scale $10-$20
Tickets:at the door
Norwegian Sissel Vera Pettersen(voice) meets some of Western Canada's finest improvisors: Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (viola & laptop) and Giorgio Magnanensi (piano and laptop). Fresh from their performance at the PuSH International Performing Arts Festival, don't miss this unforgettable evening of sublime vocals, wild electronics, improvistions, songs and surprises.

Ken McBride
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Cost:$20
Tickets:Laedeli Gifts and Cards • Sunny Crest Mall, Gibsons Black Berry Shop * #303 - 287 Gower Pt. Rd. Gibsons MELOmania • Roberts Creek Strait Music • 5647 Cowrie St. Sechelt 420 Hemp Shop • 5670 Cowrie St. Sechelt Connected Electronics • Trail Bay Mall, S
Contact:Ken McBride
Phone:604.885.5873
Email:guitardoctor@gmail.com
The CD, “Tone”, conveys Ken’s deep relationship with our beautiful home, Earth. His songs are inspirational, and uplifting. The lyrics seem to stay in your head, and you might find yourself spontaneously humming the tunes from “Tone”. www.facebook.com/events/628023743976002/?pnref=story

Playback @ Gibsons Legion
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion 109, 747 Gibsons Way
Cost:$5 Members $10 Guests
Come on out and Dance to the Hits of the 60's and 70's with Playback at Gibsons Legion 109. $5 Members $10 Guests.

Railroad Sound System with The Funkdealer
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:at the door
live dub reggae, dancehall, afro, latin, trap, hip hop

collapse Sunday, February 01, 2015
Turn Down The Heat 2015
Location:Sechelt
Presented By:Sechelt Downtown Business Association
Cost:No Cost
Contact:Kerry Jenkins
Phone:604.885.9611
Email:sdba@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.bia.bc.ca
Feb 1-7. We Need Your Sweaters! The Sechelt Downtown Business Association is participating in the “Turn Down the Heat Week” from Feb. 1 - 7, 2015. We encourage everyone to turn down their heat at home and at work, to wear a sweater, and to donate sweaters and other warm clothing articles for people in need. The Sechelt Downtown Business Association will be collecting your donated items, and will forward them to The Salvation Army – Sunshine Coast Ministries, to be distributed as needed throughout the Coast. Go to the SDBA’s website at www.secheltdowntown.com to find the depot nearest you or check out our ad in the Coast Reporter Newspaper.

John Reischman & The Jaybirds
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Heritage Playhouse Productions
Cost:$20 advance $25 at the door
Tickets:Sechelt Visitor Centre and Laedeli Gifts & Cards
Contact:Zeta Gaudet
Phone:604.886.8998
A top-flight band delivering a truly fresh blend of original songs and instrumentals, old-time heritage, and bluegrass power. Composer John has been described as “one of the world’s undisputed masters” of the mandolin. visit www.heritageplayhouse.com for info.

Joe Stanton
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

Dada Plan Tour - Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback, Colin Cowan
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek
Cost:at the door
dadaplan.ca

collapse Monday, February 02, 2015
Green Film Series - Return of the River
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Rhizome Up! Media
Cost:By donation / season passes available
Tickets:Reservations online at: www.greenfilms.ca
Contact:Beverly Saunders
Phone:604.740.6324
Web Link:http://www.greenfilms.ca
Monday at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse. Thursday at SC Arts Centre - Sechelt Doors open 7 pm - film starts 7:30 pm With stunning photography and historical background, this film follows a community effort to bring down the dams on the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The river is the ancestral home of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, who witnessed firsthand the impact of two dams on the river and its legendary fish runs. The tribe led the campaign to take the dams down and a century later they are watching their dream come true.

collapse Tuesday, February 03, 2015
A Taste of Sunshine: Olive Oil 101
Time:2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library (Community Meeting Room)
Presented By:Fiona Pinnell - Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co.
Cost:free
Tickets:Sechelt Public Library
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:info@sechelt.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Events
The ancients described olive oil as liquid gold. Come enjoy a guided extra virgin olive oil tasting in the European tradition, and learn about the amazing health benefits and uses of this miraculous superfood. Complimentary balsamic beverages will be supplied courtesy of Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Space limited so registration recommended.

collapse Wednesday, February 04, 2015
PR - 60th Anniversary Inclusion Festival
Location:inclusion Powell River 201-4675 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:tba
Tickets:inclusion Powell River Office Breakwater Books Capones Liquor Store
Contact:Yvonne Russell
Phone:604.485.6411 x229
Feb 4-9. inclusion Powell River's 60th Anniversary inclusion Festival. More info www.inclusionpr.ca Email: yrussell@pracl.ca More Info: inclusionpr.ca

PR - Inclusion Festival Opening Night Ceremonies
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary 5400 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:tba
Tickets:Inclusion Powell River Office, Breakwater Books & Capones
Contact:Yvonne Russell
Phone:604.485.6411 x229
Opening Ceremonies Featuring: Desi Dancers & Christien Kaaij Theatre Terrific "Stuffed" and "Egni's Eye: Mutti Hat Nichts Gesagt" More Info: www.inclusionpr.ca

collapse Thursday, February 05, 2015
PR - inclusion Powell River: A Night of Comedy
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary 5400 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:tba
Tickets:inclusion Powell River Office Breakwater Books Capones Liquor Store
Contact:Yvonne Russell
Phone:604.485.6411 x229
Improv by Defrosted Flakes "Love At Second Sight" by David Roche & Marlena Blavin More Info: http://www.inclusionpr.ca

Green Film Series - Return of the River
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Rhizome Up! Media
Cost:by donation / season passes available
Tickets:Reservations online at: www.greenfilms.ca
Contact:Beverly Saunders
Phone:604.740.6324
Web Link:http://www.greenfilms.ca
With stunning photography and historical background, this film follows a community effort to bring down the dams on the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The river is the ancestral home of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, who witnessed firsthand the impact of two dams on the river and its legendary fish runs. The tribe led the campaign to take the dams down and a century later they are watching their dream come true. The Wood Duck Bus is scheduled to bring Pender Harbour residents to the screening in Sechelt.

collapse Friday, February 06, 2015
PR - Tannis Slimmon House Concert
Location:TBA
Cost:$20 per person (100% of proceeds go to the performers)
Contact:Pat Buckna
Phone:604.485.5198
Only 35 tickets avail. Can pre-purchase tickets for all 6 shows - we will reserve your seats in advance. Guests are invited to bring along their own beverages and an appetizer or dessert for the table for intermission. Coffee and tea will be provided. Smoke and scent-free events Email: pbuckna@shaw.ca

PR - inclusion Powell River Family Dance
Time:6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Carlson Club 4463 Joyce Ave Powell River
Cost:Tickets: $8 each
Contact:Yvonne Russell
Phone:604.485.6411 x229
Family Dance with Inclusion Band from Campbell River Followed by DJ Email: yrussell@pracl.ca More Info: http://www.inclusionpr.ca

Movies @ St Hilda's - Goodnight Mr. Tom
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St Hilda's Parish, Sechelt
Presented By:St Hilda's
Cost:Free
Based on the award winning children's novel. Popcorn will be served.

Queer Projections film - Love is Strange
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, 662 North Road Gibsons, BC
Presented By:Rhizome Up! Media
Cost:Tickets: $10 at the door, $8.50 online
Contact:Billie Carroll
Phone:604.989.2655
Web Link:Queer Projections website. outonthecoast.ca
… the cycles of love and how we survive each other. It’s a movie about friendship and, being a quintessential New York story, a movie about real estate. With a stunning soundtrack, this moving film is part romantic comedy, part aging drama, part family portrait, part ode to a beloved city.

collapse Saturday, February 07, 2015
Cultural Snow Show Tour
Time:12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Dakota Ridge, Wilson Creek
Cost:tba
Phone:604.885.6012
Web Link:click here for facebook
Contact Tems Swiya Museum. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tems-Swiya-Museum/150466738482195?fref=nf

PR - inclusion Powell River Video Shorts
Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Community Living Place (CLP) 6831 Artaban St Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Yvonne Russell
Phone:604.485.6411 x229
Video Shorts "Everyone Belongs" video contest entries and other great video shorts. Register at http://www.eventbrite.ca Email: yrussell@pracl.ca

Heritage Tea
Time:1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:The Old Catholic Church Building, 5699 Cowrie Street, Sechelt
Presented By:Sechelt Downtown Business Association
Cost:No Charge
Contact:Kerry Jenkins
Phone:604.885.9611
Email:sdba@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.secheltdowntown.com
Join us to help celebrate BC's Heritage Week 2015 with a Heritage Tea at The Old Catholic Church. Children are welcome. Tea , Music, Heritage Displays, Heritage Readings Event will kick off Heritage Week 2015, February 16-22. Visit www.heritagebc.ca for more information.

Opening Reception - False Perspectives & Still Life
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:free
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Opening reception: Still Life and False Perspectives

PR - Impressions of Love
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Recreation Complex - Elm Room End of Complex Way Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Mark
Phone:604.485.8664
Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with Impressions of Love-- Print Making Workshop with Ursula Medley. mmerlino@powellriverlibrary.ca or call

PR - Horizon Business Awards, Auction and Dinner
Time:6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Dwight Hall 6274 Walnut St Powell River
Cost:na
Contact:Kim Miller
Phone:604.485.4051
The 20th Annual Horizon Business Awards, Auction and Dinner recognizes the accomplishments of the local business community in 14 categories. Email: office@powellriverchamber.com

PR - Wine and Cheese Gala at the French Club
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Club Bon Accueil / French Club 5110 Manson Ave. Powell River
Cost:tba
Phone:604.483.3966
Chic atmosphere, great cheese paired with good wine. Call us at to reserve your spot.

Adam Thomas, Bill Coon and Steve Giltrow
Time:7:00 PM
Location:House Concert in Roberts Creek
Cost:$20
Tickets:Call to reserve and for location
Contact:Frank Henning
Phone:604.740.0963
Adam Thomas (vocals and bass), Bill Coon (guitar) and Steve Giltrow (guitar) present an evening of vocal jazz standards. Outstanding musicians, engaging music, an intimate setting, shared goodies and an opportunity to mingle with Adam, Bill and Steve following the concert.

PR - Inclusion Powell River Film Night
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary 5400 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Yvonne Russell
Phone:604.485.6411 x229
Film Night "Everyone Belongs" Video Contest Winners Feature Film: Fly Away Email: yrussell@pracl.ca More Info: http://www.inclusionpr.ca

Five Alarm Funk Frenzied Dance Party
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Jazz & Entertainment Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:Laedeli, MELOmania, Straight Music, online from website
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
Doors open 9pm. Get ready to party with this full-on 9 piece funk band from Vancouver. It has always sold out early so don't wait to get your tickets. Annual Fund-raiser for the Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival.

Bob Marley Birthday Bash with the Hoolicans
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:at the door

collapse Sunday, February 08, 2015
Steve Hinton Band
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

2015 Winter Exhibition of Dance
Time:5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Coast Academy of Dance
Cost:$15, $12 student/child
Tickets:Coast Academy of Dance, Starbucks, Sechelt
Phone:604.885.2263
Featuring our Pre-Professional Program Dancers, guest performances by teachers, senior classes & past pre-professional dancers. All proceeds go towards bursaries for graduating dancers.

collapse Monday, February 09, 2015
PR - Free Family Day Pancake Breakfast
Time:9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Community Living Place (CLP) 6831 Artaban St Powell River
Cost:Free
Contact:Yvonne Russell
Phone:604.485.6411 x229
Fun event with crafts, face painting and baby play area Children must be accompanied by an adult Email: yrussell@pracl.ca More Info: inclusionpr.ca

collapse Tuesday, February 10, 2015
PR - LGBT2Q Drop-in Social
Time:7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:Cranberry Community Hall 6826 Cranberry St. Powell River
Cost:By Donation
Contact:Kevin Wilson
Phone:604.483.9052
Drop-in social evening for LGBT2Q people of all stripes and kinds! Music for dancing (but quiet enough to talk as well), bring your favorite board game, bring snacks. Coffee, tea, juice supplied. Sponsored by Alfie and Kevin - co-organizers welcome. Email: kevin.wilson100@shaw.ca

collapse Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Opening Reception - Places & Spaces and Oil Spiel
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:none
Contact:Sheenah Main
Phone:604.885.5412
Web Link:http://scartscouncil.com
Cindy Riach (Places & Spaces) and George Connell (Oil Spiel) joint exhibit. Show runs to March 15.

collapse Thursday, February 12, 2015
PR - 25th anual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Time:5:00 PM
Location:Brooks Secondary School Production at the Max Cameron Theatre
Cost:$20 per person + ticket price.Tickets $10 at
Tickets:Breakwater Books, Brooks Office & VIU
Contact:Jacquie Dawson
Email:Jacquie.Dawson@sd47.bc.ca
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
Show time 7 PM Mature subject material (13+) Enjoy a Valentine’s dinner & show. Mature subject material (13+) Dinner tickets at VIU only. Hosted by Brooks/VIU Culinary Program. Doors open at 5, dinner at 5:30.

collapse Friday, February 13, 2015
From Canada with Love
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:DS Dance
Cost:$20, $15 Child
Tickets:Laedeli Gifts, Peggy Sue's, Gibsons
Phone:604.886.0020
Feb 13 - 8pm, Sat 14, 2pm. Second half pays tribute to all Canadians who proudly fought for our freedom. Presented by DS Danse Youth Dance Company.

Charlotte Wrinch plays live - Valentines Friday
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Chaster's Restaurant, 1532 Ocean Beach Esplanade Gibsons
Presented By:Mark and Lina
Cost:by donation
Contact:Lina or Mark
Phone:604.886.8956
Web Link:http://www.bonniebrook.com
Charlotte Wrinch performs at Chaster's Restaurant in beautiful Bonniebrook Lodge, 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Take your sweetheart out for an elegant and romantic Friday evening of solo live music and first class cuisine. Reservations are recommended.

School of Music Coffee house
Time:7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$10 suggested donation
Tickets:Door
Contact:Joanne Mauro
Phone:604.883.9749
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourmusic.ca
Feb. 13- Featuring Sunshine Coast talents: Back Porch Reunion, Halfmoon Bay Performing Arts, Nikki Weber's Stars (Cam + Chris Peters, Kaya + Faye Duffy, Renee Harper). Presented cabaret-style in our waterfront theatre. Refreshments available, to benefit Pender Harbour Choir

Dust to Dust: The Life Cycle of Stars by Dr. Kristen Larson
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa St, Sechelt.
Presented By:Dr. Kristen Larson WWU
Cost:by donation
Contact:Charles Ennis
Phone:778.458.2666
Email:info@coastastronomy.ca
Web Link:Sunshine Coast Centre RASC web site
Understanding the dust in the interstellar medium, the stuff between the stars, is key to understanding how stars form and what happens when stars die. This talk will illustrate some of the properties of interstellar dust and how local dust changes our view of the distant universe. Progress on current research to map the location of dust clouds in our own Milky Way Galaxy will be presented.

collapse Saturday, February 14, 2015
Valentine's Day Dinner
Location:Pender Harbour Legion
Cost:$30.00
Tickets:the Legion and Harbour Insurance
Buffet dinner and dance to Randy Rayment and Lori Carmichael. Open to the public. Non-members welcome.

Met Opera: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta & Bartók’s Duke Bluebeard's Castle
Time:9:30 AM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:$24 and $20 (65 yrs +)
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:info@ravenscrytheatre.com.
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
Mariusz Trelinski, artistic director of Warsaw’s Polish National Opera, makes his Met debut with a double bill of two rarely performed one-act works: Tchaikovsky’s romantic fairy tale Iolanta, about the psychological awakening of a blind princess, and Bartók’s harrowing Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, in which newlywed Judith must open seven locked doors to discover the full depths of her husband’s dark secrets. Run Time: 3:39 hours approximately Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack.

Arbutus Sounds Chorus - Singing Valentines
Time:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location:Langdale to Halfmoon Bay
Presented By:Arbutus Sounds Chorus
Cost:$35
Contact:Susan
Phone:604.885.9459
On Saturday, February 14th, Arbutus Sounds is once again offering Singing Valentines, a unique gift for your sweetheart. $35 includes 2 songs and a card. Book online at arbutussounds.org, or call 604.885.9459

Have a Heart for the Homeless - Valentine's Cabaret
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre
Cost:$15
Tickets:Strait Music, Sechelt Activity Centre and Swish
A fundraiser for the Cold Weather Shelter. Featuring Berni G, Gary McGuire, Barbara Lee Fraser, Michelle Bruce, Ian McLatchie, Boyd Norman and more.

Valentines Day Family Dance
Time:4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:$20 per family
4pm-5pm geared toward children 4 and under. Formal dress, Music by DJ little D. Organic meals and snacks by Tawha. All profit donated to Sunhaven Waldorf School to send children to the Iris Griffith Nature School.

PR - Valentine's Dinner & Show
Time:5:30 PM
Location:Brooks High School, Powell River
Presented By:VIU Culinary Arts Program
Cost:$30 per person buffet dinner (8 seats per table)
Tickets:VIU head office on Nootka St, call for info
Phone:604.483.7967
In partnership with the Brooks High School Production, the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Affairs of the Heart
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club, Roberts Creek
Cost:$40
Tickets:Visitors Centre, Sechelt, Golf Club or Performers
Doors 5:30, Dinner 6:30, Show 7:30. Featuring Performances by Definitely Diva, Graham Ord, Anna Lumiere, Reg and Lynne Dickson. With Boyd Norman and John Rule.

Shades of Red
Time:6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Holy Family Church Hall, 5700 Nickerson Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$25
Tickets:Call for tickets
Phone:Adji 604.740.1892 & Isabelle 604.989.4289
A Valentine's Dinner and Dance presented by the Filipin-Canadian Assoc. with Zono Lite band & DJ. Dinner, & door prizes provided. Attire: Semi-Formal.

Texada - Valentines Cafe on Texada
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Texada Is. TACT Centre, VanAnda
Cost:$5.00 per person at the door
Contact:Marilyn
Phone:604.486.6907
TACT is sponsoring this fun evening of song, coffee and sweets featuring original contemporary folk songs by Yeo West with Jo.

Nearly Neil
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Legion
Cost:$20
Tickets:at the Sechelt Legion

Robotic Horse Mechanical Sun & guests
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:Members $6, guests with members $12
'Smells Like Creek Spirit. A night of great music.

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Presentation by Egan Davis
Time:1:00 PM
Location:SC Botanical Gardens, Sparling Pavilion, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$15 members, $20 non-members
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Guaranteed to enlighten, educate and entertain, Egan Davis (Chief Educator at UBC’s Horticulture Training Program) returns with a new presentation. www.coastbotanicalgarden.org

François Houle & Jane Hayes in concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Cost:$25
Tickets:Harbour Insurance, John Henry's, Sechelt VIC, Gaia's Fair Trade
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society
François Houle, clarinet & Jane Hayes, piano, have been collaborating for several years to bring fascinating and unusual programs to new audiences across Canada. They continue to explore clarinet and piano repertoire to uncover rarely heard gems, regardless of era, genre, and style. Their unique repertoire ranges from the classics of the clarinet literature to newly commissioned works.

SCFS Screening of "Finding Vivian Maier"
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 1:30)
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, the mysterious Maier would have remained anonymous but for a chance discovery at an auction by John Maloof, amateur historian. What he found changed his life, and took the international photo art world by storm.

Simon Paradis and Gut Bucket Thunder
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

The Con Man - Craig McKee
Time:2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre
Presented By:Raven's Cry and SC Lions Club
Cost:$15 (General) $10 (Child)
Tickets:Gaias Fait Trade in Gibsons, Sears Canada and Ravens Cry Theatre in Sechelt
Contact:Deb Proby
Phone:604.885.4597 Theatre
Email:ravenscrytheatre@eastlink.ca
Web Link:http://www.ravenscrytheatre.com
Con men – sly, devious, with a silver tongue and honest face, they strip you of money and valuables, occasionally they steal your identity and memories. Craig McKee is the Con man you want around – with a hilarious, interactive show showing you swindles to avoid, classic cons in action, and the behind the scenes of some of the greatest scams to be pulled! Don’t miss this entertaining show! Fun for everyone - ages 6 years and up. It’s a fundraiser for the Sunshine Coast Lions Club

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SCFS Screening of "Like Father, Like Son"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
A thoughtful exploration of the meaning of familial bonds and paternal intimacy played out in a classic babies-switched-at-birth plot between two very different families, each of which must make the same life-changing decision, but one that brings about a redemptive transformation. A masterful combination of both humour and grief, with charismatic, innocent children pulling us through an emotional journey from start to finish.

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PR - Darrelle London & Kevin Fox (Double Bill)
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary 5400 Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:Adults $24 / Seniors $20 / Youth $12
Tickets:Buy Online
Contact:Jacquie Dawson
Phone:604.483.3900
Web Link:http://www.maxcamerontheatre.ca
Live on stage

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PR - Powell River Film Festival
Location:Patricia Theatre, the Hub, Powell River
Cost:check the website
Contact:Michelle Hignell
Phone:604.414.9758
Feb 18 - 22 - Community film festival featuring docs, dramas, shorts, student and local films, details at www.prfilmfestival.ca

PR - Genealogy 101
Time:3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Powell River Public Library 4411 Michigan Ave
Cost:free
Tickets:Call to register
Contact:Sandra Tonn
Phone:604.485.4796.
Get started on your pedigree chart, family group sheet, and find out the important and intitial steps to researching and digging up your past. Space is limited. Register by calling the Library More Info: http://www.powellriverlibrary.ca/content/roads-your-roots

Signs of Spring, Headline Speaker Egan Davis; Master Gardener
Time:5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse Theatre
Presented By:Gibsons Garden Club
Cost:$15.00
Tickets:to reserve seating please call 604.886.9896
Contact:Judith Hewitt
Phone:604 886-9896 to Reserve Seating
Rock the Garden with "Rock'n" Egan Davis, Master Gardener Excellent. Educational, Humorous, Entertaining Evening!!!! Gibsons Garden Club; Premiere Event!! Doors Open at 5:30 for a Silent Auction and Concession. Guest Speaker starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp.

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Zocalo Winter Studio - finale Reception
Time:2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Zocalo (retail space) 441 Marine Drive Gibsons Landing
Presented By:Poynter Studio
Cost:Free
Contact:Jan Poynter
Phone:604.886.8918
Email:poynterjan@gmail.com
Web Link:Zocalo Winter studio - online Calendar
Zocalo Winter Studio-with Jan Poynter/Christy Sverre/Jen Drysdale Come and celebrate our creative efforts, enjoy bubbly & nibblys, mingle with the artists and get a special preview of Jan Poynter’s new series with a unique offering of small works. Visa & MC accepted Thursday Feb 19 2-6pm ZOCALO (retail space) 441 Marine Drive

PR - Ensemble Vivant
Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:James Hall - Powell River Academy of Music 7280 Kemano St
Cost:tba
Catherine Wilson (piano and artistic director), Stephen Sitarski (violin), Norman Hathaway (viola, violin), Sybil Shanahan (cello), Don Thompson (vibes and bass) “Canada’s chamber music treasure”– John Terauds, Toronto Star

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Caws & Effect - Shadow theatre by Mind of a Snail
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:$12 children, $15 adults
Tickets:http://caws.brownpapertickets.com/
Fri-Sat 7:30, Sun 2:00pm. Crows are re-dreaming the world. Is the future all it's cracked up to be? Mind of a Snail's large scale shadow theatre production is an exploration of survival and extinction from a bird's eye view. Funny, beautiful and unique, with handmade layered projections, puppetry, masks, and an original musical score. The story can be seen as a modern fable, a tongue-in-cheek nature documentary, or the animated dream of a sleeping bird. In 2014

Movies @ St Hilda's - 'Z'
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St Hilda's Church, Sechelt
Cost:Free
"The last word in thrillers. Terrific". Popcorn will be served.

The Northern Pikes’ Jay Semko Live
Time:7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion #219 3064 Lower Rd
Cost:$10 for members, $20 for guests
Contact:604.886.9813
The Northern Pikes' Jay Semko Live with special guest, the Sunshine Coast’s own David J. Taylor. Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm.

Astro Cafe
Time:8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Pier 17, Davis Bay Seawall
Presented By:Royal Astronomical Society - Sunshine Coast Centre
Cost:Free
Contact:James MacWilliam
Phone:604.740.7935
Email:info@coastastronomy.ca
Web Link:http://coastastronomy.ca
Telescope chat and viewing also the 3rd Friday every month. Meet 8:30 Pier 17 market for coffee with telescopes set up on the sea wall 9pm. All are welcome to attend.

PR - Petunia and The Vipers
Time:9:00 PM
Location:McKinney's Pub & Eatery Ltd, Powell River
Cost:$15
Tickets:at the door
Modern day country music troubadour, Petunia is coming back to Powell River, but in a whole new way. This time he is bringing a band that is truly a cut above... The Vipers, some of Canada's best musicians, playing a highly original brand of roots music that defies description.

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PR - 71st Powell River Festival of the Performing Arts 2015
Location:Evergreen Theatre, Powell River
Presented By:Rotary Club of Powell River
Cost:tba
Feb 21 - Mar 7. Amateur performers in piano, voice, strings, wind and brass instruments, speech arts, and amateur choirs, bands, string and jazz ensembles, and dance are invited to perform. Syllabus from http://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000000757/en-ca/files/sitepage/powell-river-festival-of-performing-arts/2015-syllabus/2015%20SYLLABUS.pdf

Startup 101
Time:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Sechelt (tbc)
Cost:$20
Tickets:register @ www.picatic.com/event14182532371965178
For founders and CEO’s of early-­‐stage ventures (or those who want to be) who need straight-­‐shooting insight on what’s required to turn Ideas into companies. Start-­‐Up 101 is a one-­‐day seminar that provides best practices and valuable resources that you can use immediately! More info sctechhub.ca

Sechelt Public Library Assoc. AGM
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Sechelt Public Library, 5797 Cowrie St
Cost:na
Email:info@sechelt.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bclibrary.ca

Texada - Jazz Matinee
Time:1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Texada Royal Canadian Legion
Cost:$15
Tickets:Texada Credit Union, Rockit Music, PR, Studio on Dogwood, Texada
Phone:604.486.0334
Bringing a unique musical experience to jazz lovers featuring Walter Martella Trio (Walter Martella with Doug Saunder and Rob Reed) and special guests.

Steven Osborne, piano
Time:2:30 PM
Location:The Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:The Coast Recital Society
Cost:$25 adult; $10 student
Contact:Koree Rogers
Phone:604.885.0991
Email:coastrecital@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://coastrecitalsociety.ca
Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s most highly regarded pianists. His awards and prizes have included a Gramophone Award in 2009 (he was also a finalist in the BBC Music Magazine Awards in the same year), the German Schallplattenpreis (three times), and first prize at both the Naumburg International Competition in New York and the Clara Haskil Competition. Called a "poet of the piano", Steven Osborne is renowned for his idiomatic approach to repertoire ranging from Mozart, Beethoven and Brahm to the rarified worlds of Messian, Tipett and Britten.

PR - Light Verse and Heavy Guns
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Powell River Public Library 4411 Michigan Ave
Cost:tba
Contact:Mark
Phone:604.485.8664.
Reading by local author Dr. David Kellum On his book My Very Bestiary.

Presentation by Mark Winston
Time:7:00 PM
Location:SC Botanical Gardens, Sparling Pavilion, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$15 members, $20 non-members
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
One of the leading experts on bees and pollination, Mark will introduce us to his latest book, Bee Time, presenting reflections on three decades spent studying these creatures. Co-sponsored with the SC Beekeepers. www.coastbotanicalgarden.org

A Century of Jazz
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Hall, behind McDonalds
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Music Society
Cost:$15, students $5
Tickets:Laedeli, Sunnycrest Mall; Strait Music, Sechelt
Music by The Jazz Group of Seven with special guest Karen Graves. From Dixie to Swing to Bebop and beyond ...

Neon Nights - Pre-Teen Dance Party
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arena, Sechelt
Cost:$7.00
Tickets:Sechelt Aquatic Centre, Gibsons & Area Community Centre.
Phone:604.885.7529
Dance is supervised by SC Regional District and Sechelt Community School staff

Sechelt 2nd Annual Oscar Eve Party
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt
Cost:$30
Tickets:Sechelt Rotary members, Visitors Cntr, Wilson Creek Shell, SC Olive Oil Co., Laedeli, SC Hospice Society
Presented by Rotary Club of Sechelt. Dress to Impress, movie theme star & cast group, Oscar ballot buzz, Live music by Allan James Review, caviar, BC Wines, Savoury, appies, swag bags, raffle and more

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Treasure Island: London Theatre
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:$15 ($10 for 17 yrs and under)
Tickets:Available at the theatre.
Phone:604.885.4597
Email:raven@ravenscrytheatre.com
Web Link:http://www,ravenscrytheatre.com
This winter, Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life on the Olivier stage in a thrilling new adaptation by Bryony Lavery. Suitable for 10yrs+

Peter Van B3
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub
Cost:na

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PR - Growing Sub -Tropical Plants in Powell River
Time:7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Powell River Public Library 4411 Michigan Ave
Cost:tba
Tickets:register by phone or mmerlino@powellriverlibrary.ca
Contact:Mark
Phone:604.485.8644
Discover what warm-weather plants can be grown in Powell River with botanist Ionatan Waisgluss.

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Artesia Coffeehouse
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Trail and Medusa, Sechelt
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door
Email:artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web Link:http://www.suncoastarts.com
Watch for details each month ... always a good show complimented by the SC Arts Council gallery show, good friends and yummy kitchen treats. www.suncoastarts.com

Friday Night Dinner Show
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Royal Canadian Legion Branch 219 (Robert's Creek)
Presented By:Royal Canadian Legion Branch 219
Cost:By Donation
Contact:Diane McIntosh
Phone:604.886.9813
Email:charlottewrinch@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.charlottewrinch.com
Charlotte Wrinch performs originals and covers at the Little Legion in beautiful Robert's Creek, 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Come out for a family evening of live music and home-style cuisine.

PR - Urban Homesteading School "Sampler evening"
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Community Hall, 6826 Cranberry St. Powell River
Cost:By donation.
Contact:Kevin Wilson
Phone:604.483.9052
Short presentations and hands-on activities for you to try out the Urban Homesteading School, with a focus on planning for the year ahead: planning for gardens, small livestock, seed saving, infrastructure improvements, and more. There will be door prizes, coffee and snacks.

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Forum on Public Health Care
Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Hall, behind McDonalds
Cost:na
featuring speakers Collan Fuller, health policy analyst and Dr. Michael Klein. Presented by the Sunshine Coast Senior Citizens branch of COSCO-BC

Literary Reading - Nancy Lee
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery in the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts
Cost:donations gratefully appreciated
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
Nancy Lee has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, where she now teaches. Her first collection of stories, Dead Girls, ( with an allusion to the disappearance and death of Vancouver’s “disposable” women) appeared in 2002 to rave reviews describing it as a “finely crafted,” “intensely moving,” “powerful,” “disturbing, threatening, and ultimately thrilling” debut and its author as a “bold and audacious new voice.” It was short-listed for the Ethel Wilson and Danuta Gleed awards. Lee’s first novel, The Age, has also been praised as a daring, ambitious, and original novel creating what Anabel Lyon calls “ a world of gorgeous horrors and eerie loves.

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Shall We Dance
Time:2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Coast Symphony Orchestra
Cost:adults $15 children under 12 $5
Contact:Gord Beynon
Phone:604.886.8398
Coast Symphony presents :Strauss, Shubert, Dvorak, Brahms. Famous dance music that will make you want to waltz in the aisles. Conductor Edette Gagne

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SC Film Society AGM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca
directly following the screening of 'Finding Vivian Maler'.

SCFS Screening of "Finding Vivian Maier"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, the mysterious Maier would have remained anonymous but for a chance discovery at an auction by John Maloof, amateur historian. What he found changed his life, and took the international photo art world by storm.

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Movies @ St Hilda's - The Lives of Others
Location:St Hilda's Church, Sechelt
Presented By:St Hilda's Church
Cost:Free
"Perfect ... A stunning spellbinder ... a masterpiede". Popcorn will be served.

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The Stockers - Modern Terror
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$5 members $10 members with guests

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PR - 71st Powell River Festival of the Performing Arts Grand Concert
Location:Evergreen Theatre, Powell River
Cost:tba

André Laplante, piano
Time:2:30 PM
Location:The Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:The Coast Recital Society
Cost:$25 adult; $10 student
Contact:Koree Rogers
Phone:604.885.0991
Email:coastrecital@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://coastrecitalsociety.ca
CRS favorite André Laplante returns to the Raven's Cry Theatre. "To describe André Laplante at the piano requires as many words for the sounds of hammers striking strings as the Inuit people have for different types of snowflakes", said a Toronto Star music critic. Now in the fourth decade of a distinguished career, Laplante's popularity and acclaim endures as he continues to expand his horizons.

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Gibsons & District Public Library Assoc. AGM
Time:10:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library, 470 S. Fletcher Rd
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.2130
Web Link:http://gibsons.bc.libraries.coop

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SCFS Screening of "Mommy"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
Winner at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Mommy is a powerful and heartfelt film about a recently widowed mother trying to cope with a meagre job and a deeply troubled teenage son. After he is expelled from an institution for an act of arson she has no choice but to bring him home. Struggling to deal with his combustible mix of childlike vulnerability and hormone-raging sexuality and aggression, she finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

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Artist Reception - Suzy Naylor, A fool's Journey
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, SC Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:sc_artcrawl@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.scartscouncil.com
3 months walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. A collection of paintings by Suzy and stories by Cecelia Pineda reflecting both the external and internal landscapes through which they walked. Show runs to April 19th

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Bob Evans in concert
Time:7:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:Harbour Insurance, John Henry's, Sechelt Visitor Centre, Gaia's Fair Trade
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society
Bob Evans is an award winning, Canadian finger-style guitarist. He combines an eclectic mix of contemporary finger-style guitar and traditional roots music with a warm vocal style, tilted sense of humour and down to earth stage presence to provide a refreshing performance experience for music lovers in general. Definitely not just for “guitar geeks.” Sponsored in part by Jennifer Love & David Pritchard

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SCFS Screening of "Tracks"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
The amazing true story of a young woman who tries to leave everything behind to trek 2700km across the stunning deserts of Western Australia accompanied only by her dog, four capricious camels, and, briefly, an aboriginal elder. At times she meets up with a photographer for National Geographic, who, like others, both admires and is perplexed by her uncompromising pursuit of personal freedom and self discovery.

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38th BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run
Time:9:15 AM
Location:Gibsons Community Centre to Mission Point Park
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Athletics
Cost:prices on website
Tickets:http://www.foolsrun.com
Contact:Teresa Nightingale
Phone:604.885.8849
Join 600+ runners and walkers on our point-to-point, net downhill course from Gibsons to Sechelt, with low entry fee, friendly volunteers, unique shirt design, finisher's medals and hot soup at the finish. Free shuttles back to Gibsons. Relay and Club/Team divisions. Free kids run hosted by SC Network. "It's the little half that rules—you just gotta run the Fool's!" A local tradition since 1978. www.foolsrun.com

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42nd Festival of Performing Arts 2015
Location:various locations
Cost:by donation
Email:info1@coastfestival.com
Web Link:http://www.coastfestival.com/
April 13 to May 3rd with highlight concert May 3. More info from website. Schedule avail http://www.coastfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/SCFPA-Schedule-2015.pdf

SCFS Screening of "Ida"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
In 1960s Poland, Anna, a young noviate nun on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of Nazi occupation. Forced to embark on a journey of discovery that threatens to change the course of her life, Anna meets her only living relative, her aunt — a hard-bitten stranger.

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Mountain Grind
Location:Lions Park - Pender Harbour
Cost:$69 incl buffet dinner t-shirt and race medal
Tickets:register online @ mountaingrind.ca
Contact:Silke & Amanda, race orgaizers
Apr 25-26. 9k Cross country obstable race on the scenic Suncoaster Trail. A fun, challenging race for all fitness and age levels. Buffet dinner Apr 25, race 26th. Music, kids games, pancake breakfast, vendors, beer garden.

14th Annual April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Madeira Park Gov. Dock
Presented By:Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society
Cost:Entry fee $160 (Early Bird $140 if before April 1) for 4-person team
Tickets:NA
Contact:Jackie Ordronneau or Richard Haschke
Phone:604.883.0539
Teams of up to 4 people build a boat from materials provided and race around the harbour for cash prizes. Youth races and mini boat building for the kids as well. Entry fee $160 (Early Bird $140 if before April 1). Entry form downloadable from www.apriltools.ca.

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21th Annual Marathon Shuffle
Time:7:30 AM
Location:meet at Shingle Mill parking lot for Sunshine Coast Trail, Powell River
Cost:na
Contact:Eagle Walz
Phone:604.483.9565
8:00am leave for the start at Malaspina Rd. 8:30am start of Shuffle - runners first, then shufflers. For map www.sunshinecoast-trail.com

Earth Day in Roberts Creek
Time:12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Pier
Cost:n/a
Local musicians! Great food! Environmental information! Ride your bike and receive a free bike tune-up. Take the SCRD's ego-groovy Musical Bus. www.robertscreekearthday.com

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SCFS Screening of "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared"
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Film Society
Cost:members $5; others $9
Tickets:at the door (doors at 7)
Web Link:http://www.scfs.ca/
Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it’s not too late to start over. For most people it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but Allan Karlsson's unexpected journey is not his first. For a century he’s made the world uncertain, and now he is on the loose again.

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Festival of Performing Arts Highlights Concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Web Link:http://coastfestival.com
Performances from participants of festival

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Paul Marleyn & Mauro Bertoli in concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:Harbour Insurance, John Henry's, Gaia's Fair Trade, Sechelt Visitor Centre
Web Link:Pender Harbour Music Society
A cellist with a broad and eclectic repertoire that ranges from the Baroque period to the twenty-first century, Paul Marleyn tours regularly across Canada and frequently performs in the United States, Europe and Asia. A PHMS favourite, Marleyn has recently begun performing with pianist, Mauro Bertoli. Bertoli, born in Brescia, Italy, and resident in Ottawa, Canada, has established himself on the international stage and has been praised by the press for his formidable technique and exceptional sensitivity. A dynamic duo not to be missed. Sponsored in part by Gwen & Ed Hawkins

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Attack of Danger Bay 13
Location:Madeira Park, and various locations in Pender Harbour
Cost:various
May 15-17. Limited Parking !!! Saturday Slide Competition, Longboard Parade, Longboard Hockey Game, Strikers Cash. Sunday: Race Day, evening awards ceremony at Madeira community hall. More info http://www.coastlongboarding.com/dangerbay.cfm

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Spring Sing
Time:7:30 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River Academy of Music
Cost:$18
Academy Chamber Choir, Chor Musica Mens Choir & Powell River Youth Choir

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PR - 8th Annual Lund Shellfish Festival
Location:various locations in Lund
Cost:na
May 22 - 24. Daily activities along including Friday night’s Chowder Challenge, shellfish food vendors, activities, music, and specials offered by the local restaurants. More info www.lundbc.ca

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PR - Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival
Location:Powell River
Cost:tba
26 to 30, 2015. www.bcprovincials.com/events.aspx for info

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12th Annual Pender Harbour Blues Festival
Time:8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Garden Bay Pub, PH School of Music, Painted Boat, PH Hall, John Henry`s, Crossroads Grill
Presented By:Pender Harbour Blues Society
Cost:$15 - $25 per Show
Tickets:Pender Harbour Blues Festival Website, Strait Music, Village Vintner
Contact:Marilyn MacLeod
Phone:604.741.1186
Email:info@penderharbourbluesfestival.com
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourbluesfestival.com
3 Day Blues Festival featuring many of the best Blues Musicians on the West Coast, also featuring our own very talented Local Musicians. All venues accessible by boat around the scenic Pender Harbour. Ticketed & free Concerts. Check website for details

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PR - 5th Annual Spot Prawn Festival
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Westview Wharf, Powell River
Cost:free
Fun for the whole family. Come and Get Trapped ! www.prspotprawnfest.com

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20th Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Location:Gibsons Landing - various locations
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Jazz & Entertainment Society
Cost:various
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
Live music in restaurants on the streets and in outdoor parks in the Landing.

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BC Bike Race - Sunshine Coast Stage 2, 3, 4
Time:8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Powell River June 29; Earls Cove - Sechelt June 30; Sechelt - Langdale Ferry July 1
Cost:na
BC Bike Race is much more than the challenge of the ride...it's about everything experienced along the way - spectacular scenery, fascinating culture, interesting people, and tantalizing tastes. The stages of BC Bike Race wind through nine beautiful west coast communities, each showcasing unique qualities and elements that make British Columbia a world-class destination for athletes, adventurers and tourists alike. http://www.bcbikerace.com

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15th Annual Coast School of Celtic Music
Time:9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Community School
Presented By:The Coast Celtic Music Society
Cost:Please see web-site
Tickets:Please see web-site
Contact:John and Ann Law
Phone:604.886.4768
Email:coastschoolofcelticmusic@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.coastcelticmusic.com
July 6 - 10. Group instruction with a particular emphasis on learning in the traditional way...by ear. Instructions for Youth and Adults at all levels. No auditions required. Registration will open mid-February.

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PR - Powell River Sea Fair
Time:8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location:Willingdon Beach Park Marine Ave Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Darlene Rekve
Phone:604.414.7178
July 24-26. Come out and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sea Fair. Don't miss the great entertainment, awesome fireworks, carnival midway, food, fun and sun! More info http://powellriverseafair.ca/

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Sea Cavalcade - 47th Anniversary
Location:various locations in Gibsons
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.3059
July 25-26, "Fiesta by the Sea" many events, parade, food, fun, fireworks, games and more. more info www.seacavalcade.ca

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33rd Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Location:Festival Pavilion, Rockwood Gardents, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Cost:tba
Tickets:Festival office, 5511 Shorncliffe Ave, Sechelt
Contact:Jane Davidson
Phone:604.885.9631
Email:info@writersfestival.ca
Web Link:http://www.writersfestival.ca
Aug 13, 14, 15, 16. Canadian literary festival featuring writers of a wide range of genres; events take place in the 500-seat open air Festival Pavilion in the Rockwood Gardens

collapse Friday, August 21, 2015
5th Annual Synchronicity Coast Arts Festival
Location:Shirley Macey Park
Presented By:deer crossing the art farm
Cost:entry $10 adults, srs/stnds $8; + Circus $10 adults, $8 srs/stnds
Web Link:http://www.synchronicityfestival.ca
A 3 day outdoor Coast Arts Fest featuring Music, The Rainforest Circus and Workshops. Fri 5-11pm; Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-5pm.

collapse Friday, September 18, 2015
19th Annual Pender Harbour Jazz Festival
Location:Madeira Park to Garden Bay
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:3 events $25 to $32 but most events free
Tickets:www.phjazz.ca
Contact:Carole Rubin
Phone:604.741.5272
Email:jazzgirl@xplornet.com
Web Link:click on 'Jazz'
3 days of Jazz of every style at 8 intimate venues around the Harbour, only 3 ticketed events. Check website for details.

collapse Friday, October 16, 2015
Sunshine Coast ART CRAWL
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast, Langdale to Lund, Lund to Langdale
Presented By:Coast Cultural Alliance
Cost:Free
Email:artcrawl@eastlink.ca
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.com
Oct 16 - 18, 10am-5pm each day with Special Openings happening on Fri from 7 to 9pm. The Art Crawl offers Crawler along the Sunshine Coast Hwy visiting galleries and art studios, from Langdale to Lund. Experience the vibrant arts and culture community of the Sunshine Coast -- and maybe even take a little something special home with you. www.facebook.com/SunshineCoastArtCrawl

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