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collapse Monday, June 17, 2019
PR - PRISMA 2019
Location:Powell River
Cost:various
Tickets:details at orchestra-academy.ca
June 17-29. The Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) presents five concerts and daily masterclasses in its two week program that prepares music students and young professionals for careers in classical music performance prismafestival.com

collapse Thursday, June 20, 2019
PR - PRDFS Gala Screening
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Patricia Theatre, Townsite
Cost:donations appreciated
Reception 6-7pm; Screening 7-9pm of works from Powell River Digital Film School

Jazz Week: Anagram + Hordes of Ords
Time:7:00 PM
Location:The 101 Brewhouse Distillery, 1009 Hwy 101, Gibsons
Cost:donation
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
Anna Lumiere, keys, Graham Ord, sax/flute with John Rule, Sacha Fassaert of 'Anagram' are joined by their sons, Bela, sax/piano and Noah, violin/trumpet/flugelhorn for 'Hordes of Ords', at this new Jazz Week venue. fb:The101Gibsons : anagramjazz.ca

collapse Friday, June 21, 2019
Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
June 21-23. Friday 12-5pm; Sat 10-5 & Sun 10-3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated

24th Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Location:Gibsons Landing
Cost:tba
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
June 21 - 23 2019. A weekend full of live Jazz music and so much more. 2 outdoor festivals, concerts, dances and community fun.

Shíshálh to host ‘Culture Crawl’ for Indigenous Peoples Day
Location:tems swiya museum, Ted Dixon Park and more
Cost:na
Jne 21-23, part of National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations on the Sunshine Coast. include a summer solstice moonlight paddle, arts and crafts fair, cultural workshop series, Indigenous storytelling, a First Nations film festival, poetry reading, an Indigenous burlesque show, outdoor movie at Ted Dixon Park, siyaya Reconciliation Pole community carving and tours of tems swiya Museum.

Indigenous Peoples' Day Potluck Feast
Time:5:30 PM
Location:shíshálh Longhouse, Sechelt
Cost:tba
We will celebrate our weavers and carvers, report back on our first year of activities, and enjoy the food, fellowship and dancing of the tl’ikwem Dance Group. Please bring your own dishes, utensils and cup and something to share.

Multicultural Family Evening
Time:5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Rec Centre
Cost:Bring a dish to share
Phone:604.885.1108
Evening of crafts, entertainment and fun for the whole family

'Kestra' with Rene Worst
Time:7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:St Bart's Church, 659 North Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Cost:$20
Tickets:share-there.com, Laedeli Gifts, MELOmania, Strait Music, at the door
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://coastjazz.com
doors 7:00pm. Opening night of the Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival, featuring original tunes with Steve Giltrow, guitar, Ken Grunenberg, sax / flute, Regan Haydu on drums and special guest on bass, Rene Worst.

Dance Party
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$5 members, $10 guests
Solstice Summer Celebration, Free entry for ladies.

PR - Summer Solstice Get Down
Time:9:00 PM
Location:McKinney's Pub 6251 Yew St, PR
Cost:$1-$10 at the door
Thechad - Bringing the Funk, Latin, Cumbia and afrobeat. Papa D, Purveyor of the finest Reggae and Dancehall jams.

Summer Solstice Moonlight Paddle
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Lighthouse Pub Ramp, Sechelt
Cost:Seagoing Canoes, Dragon Boats, Kayakers, Paddle Boarders.
contact Jody Lund 604.740.5600 ext 298 or jlund@secheltnation.net to register your canoe or save a seat in a canoe. Drumming, singing, laughter and storytelling. Arrive at 9, departure 10.

collapse Saturday, June 22, 2019
Karaoke with DJ BJ
Location:Sechelt Legion
Cost:na

2nd Annual 'Ride The Coast' Show/Shine/Poker Run
Time:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:watch for details

Repair Cafe
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt
Cost:na
Bring items in need of repair.

9 Open Art Studios
Time:11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Landing
Cost:na
Email:paula@paulaobrien.com
June 22-23. Nine painters open their studios during Jazz Festival Weekend. All within easy walking distance. Christy Sverre; Anna Green; Judi Scott-Wood; Coralie Swaney; Jennifer Love; Paula O'Brien; Liz Christian; Ginny Vail; David E Hall.

Kwantlen author Joseph Dandurand share poetry and story
Time:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:In the tipi outside the Sechelt Nation Community Hall, 5432 Xenichen Ave., Sechelt
Presented By:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:aroutley@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:For more information on the Sechelt Nation Cultural Crawl, visit their website.
Joseph A. Dandurand is the author of thirteen books of poetry, and has just completed his residency as Storyteller in Residence at the Vancouver Public Library. An accomplished poet, playwright, researcher, archaeologist and proud father of three children, he will be sharing poetry and story as part of the Sechelt Nation Cultural Crawl.

G Town Flea Summer Solstice Market
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:101 Brewhouse, 1009 Gibsons Way
Cost:na
A curated collective of local artisans, desiners, vintage, and food.

Gibsons Landing Jazz Street Festival
Time:12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Gower Point Road in the Landing above Winegarden Park
Cost:$20 in advance; $25 at the gate
Tickets:share-there.com, Laedeli Gifts, MELOmania, Strait Music, at the gate
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://coastjazz.com
Includes 5 great bands; Katherine Penfold Band; Daniel Bruebeck/Miles Black Trio; Dawn Pemberton/Sharon Minamoto Quartet; Zapato Negro; the SD46 Jazz Band plus vendors, kids area, beer garden and more. www.coastjazz.com

Sea Cavalcade Society Beer Garden Fundraiser
Time:12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Gower Point Rd during Jazz Festival
Cost:festival entry $25, beer garden free
Enjoy music at the Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival and sample local craft beers and tacos.

Dance Works Academy Primary Recitals, Cinderella
Time:12:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:$16 Adults, $12 Children
Tickets:Peggy Sues & Giggle n Bloom
June 22-23. Showtime 12:30 and 4:30pm

Live Music: Bonar Harris
Time:2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:na
Guitar, vocals

Romancing The Grape
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Madeira Park Community Hall
Cost:$75
Tickets:Rotary Club Members, Madeira Park Veterinary Hospital
Presented by PH Rotary. Award winning wines from Europe's 'Romantic' countries. Catering by Emelle's.

Dance Time with Jim Taylor
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Activity Centre, 5604 Trail Ave
Cost:members $10, non-members $15
Hits from the 50's, 60's and 70's

Deanna Knight & Hot Club of Mars Dance/Concert
Time:7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:High Beam Dreams, 350 Glassford Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$20 (plus $5 at the door for Swing dance lessons, optional)
Tickets:share-there.com, Laedeli Gifts, MELOmania, Strait Music, at the door
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://coastjazz.com
7:00pm doors; 7:30 Swing dance lessons with Luci Falkner; 8:30 dance/concert. From the early acoustic swing era of gypsy-jazz. Sassy & sultry vocals by Deanna Knight with musicians Don Kellett - lead and rhythm guitar/mandolin, Steve Szabo - lead and rhythm guitar, Joe Bourchier - bass, Mark Dowding - sax/flute/harmonica. www.coastjazz.com

Sunshine Coast Pride 2019
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:$20 at the door or selected locations
With DJ Buzy B. Dance with your community & celebrate your LGBTQ2 Pride! Celebrate You, those around you, those that came before you, and the many that will follow! 19+ event.

Monty Montego and the Rocksteady Crew
Time:8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek
Cost:tba
Jamaican dance music from the late 1960’s to life on stage, along with genre-loyal originals.

Jazz Fest: Dawn Pemberton Band
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:$10 members, $20 guests
Tickets:share-there.com or at the Legion
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
Vancouver soul dynamo with a deep musical foundation rooted in tradition of funk and soul. She has shared the stage with the likes of Maceo Parker, Linda Tillery, John Lee Sanders, The Sojourners, John Boutté and Dutch Robinson www.coastjazz.com

PR - Tyler Bartfai EP Release Tour
Time:8:00 PM
Location:McKinney's Pub, Townsite
Cost:tba
with Austin Parise

Baby Harry Kings of Soul
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Lighthouse Pub, Sechelt
Cost:tba

'Fir' with guests
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba
Local rockers.

collapse Sunday, June 23, 2019
Howe Sound History and Sightseeing Tours
Time:10:00 AM
Location:rendezvous at 09:50 am in front of harbormasters office on Gibsons wharf
Cost:$40/$75 for two
Tickets:One Flower One Leaf 436 Marine (cash or debit only)
with Dale Peterson. Travelling by Sunshine Coast water taxi. Tour last @one hour Further info call Dale at 604.886.1424

Jazz Fest Brunch with Devon Hanley & Walter Martella
Time:11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Leo's Tapa's, Gibsons Landing
Cost:na
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
Enjoy delicious brunch to the vocals and piano tunes from Devon Hanley. http://www.coastjazz.com

Sunday in the Park with Pride and The Little Pride Parade
Time:12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Mission Point Park and Davis Bay Pier
Presented By:Sunday in the Park with Pride Society
Cost:Free
Contact:Laurie
Phone:604.989.9841
Polish up your rainbow best! All communities are invited to the LGBTQ2-youth-oriented all-ages Sunday in the Park with Pride picnic in Mission Point Park. This year, focus on Harm Reduction and Health: “We’re Saving Lives”. Queer arts, crafts, history, bubble station, Pet Parade, Indigenous Meeting Place, Project Brick:Transformation, dancing, hoola hoops and more. Dust off your party piece for Theatre Gay Mashup: Broadway Karaoke and Open Mic. Parade starts at noon from Davis Bay Pier. prideguide.ca/event/707/?instance_id=585

PR - Sait Jean Baptiste Celebration
Time:12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:French Club
Cost:na
Games for all ages,Story time, Face painting, Treasure Hunt and a Barbecue ($10 / $ 5 to 12yrs / free under 5 yrs)

Jazz Fest Sunday Outdoor Concerts
Time:1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:Winegarden Park, Gibsons Landing
Cost:free
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Presenting the Creek Big Band; Sh-Boom and friends and the Burying Ground. Bring the family and friends for an afternoon of fabulous live music.

Music Recital
Time:2:00 PM
Location:St Bart's Church
Presented By:Luci
Cost:Donation
Year-end Piano Recital featuring Luci's Star Students. Everyone Welcome!

Spring Serenade
Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:St Hilda's Church, 5838 Barnacle, Sechelt
Cost:donation
An afternoon of classical music with Simon Gidora, violin and Patricia Greenfield, piano.

Jazz Fest after Party
Time:5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:The 101 Brewhouse, Gibsons Way
Cost:donations
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
Celebration the end of another Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival with Graham Ord, sax/flute/percussion, Boyd Norman, bass, John Rule, drums and many suprises. www.coastjazz.com

PR - Brian Robertson Trio
Time:7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:Cranberry Hall, 6828 Cranberry St
Cost:tba
Vancouver based folk musician joined by fiddler Michael Burnyeat and multi-instrumentalist Victor Smith.

Comedy Night
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Tapworks, 537 Cruice Lane, Gibsons
Cost:$25
Tickets:gibsontapworks.com/ComedyNight
Featuring: Sam Tonning & Steve Mcgowan

collapse Monday, June 24, 2019
Wildfire at Your Doorstep
Time:6:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:na
Presented with SC ElderCollege & SC Community Forest. Moderated by Dave Lasser, Operations Manager of the Community Forest with your local fire chief in attendance, this event centres on a recent video featuring four speakers’ expert insights into risks and remedies specific to the lower Sunshine Coast.

collapse Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Vent Event! aka "Don't Want To See This, Hear this, Read This!"
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Janice Williams
Cost:by donation to the gallery
Tickets:n/a
Contact:Janice Williams
Phone:604.885.8041
Email:juncojan@eastlink.ca
Folks share for five minutes their feelings about stuff they have feelings about; or share their views on freedom of expression and the rights of others to feel what they feel and to express those feelings in spoken and written word, music, art, political views, lifestyles...! A 'hot' topic! By donation to the gallery.

collapse Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Muse: Open Mic @ the Gibsons Public Library
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons & District Public Library
Cost:FREE
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:aroutley@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:For a complete list of upcoming library events, visit the library calendar online.
This month's theme: Pride! Share 5 minutes of poetry, prose or song celebrating LGBTQ2 stories, arts and culture. To present, call the library to sign up in advance, or sign up at the event.

collapse Thursday, June 27, 2019
Spin In
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, 12887 SC Hwy
Cost:na
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://www.fibreworksgallery.com
Last Thursday of the month. FibreWorks Studio & Gallery is home to the Sunshine Coast Spinners & Weaver's Guild northern spin-ins. Bring your wheel and something for the potluck table to share for lunch.

Karen's Paint Day / Night - Hummingbird Mixed Medium
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Suncoast Phoenix Solos Concert
Time:7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:St. Hilda’s Anglican Church
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir
Cost:By donation
Contact:Sheila Tyner
Phone:604.740.1610
Email:edalamram@dccnet.com
Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir presents an evening of music featuring solos, duets and small ensembles performed by current and former members of the choir. Join us for a fun evening of music.

collapse Friday, June 28, 2019
Night Market at Gibsons Public Market
Time:4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:na
Web Link:http://gibsonspublicmarket.com
Family friendly and all ages event with lots of food, vendors, music and community connections. Night markets also held on Aug 2nd and Aug 30th.

"Stonewall Uprising" Queer Projections film screening
Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Rhizome Up! Media Society
Cost:Free
Tickets:N/A
Contact:Billie Carroll
Phone:604.989.2655
Email:contactus@outonthecoast.ca
Web Link:Queer Projections website
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion, which is generally considered the beginning of gay rights activism. Queer Projections presents this free community screening of a documentary about the homophobic times and this historical event.

Mississippi Live & the Dirty Dirty
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba
Southern Rock Band... Southern like The Bottle Rockets. These guys know the value of a riff and they can drill it into your brain

Zonolite
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Lighthouse Pub, Sechelt
Cost:na
4 piece party band guaranteed to rock the house.

collapse Saturday, June 29, 2019
Open Gallery - Gigi Hoeller
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:8000 Birch Way, (turn north on Leaning Tree, left on Birch) Halfmoon Bay
Cost:na
Email:gigi@gigibutterfly.com
Web Link:http://www.gigibutterfly.com
Sat-Sun-Mon - a “Letting Go” of sorts... old pieces that I’ve been hanging onto for 'years' are being let go and YOU could be the lucky recipient. Almost like an Art Garage Sale.

Repair Cafe
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Library
Cost:na
Last Saturday each month. While you wait, repair to domestic, carried in, appliances. Quality coffee, cookies, fruit too. Come chat, help, watch and enjoy the fixing atmosphere, from toaster crumbs to broken circuits or diy advice.

Opening Reception for "Conversations in White"
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks Studio, 12887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:free
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information about our exhibits this season
Please join us in celebrating the opening of "Conversations in White" by the Sunshine Coast Surface Design Group Alabaster, cream, eggshell, ivory, vanilla, fog, parchment, cloud, bone. . . Anyone confronted with choosing a white paint knows that white is rarely a pure thing. It is almost always imbued with colour of some kind. For artists, exploring the wide range of white while incorporating texture and pattern opens up a world of possibilities. In this exhibition of textile and fibre based art, members of the Sunshine Coast Surface Design Group embrace the fullness of WHITE in unique and surprising ways.

10th Birthday Party
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:SC Botanical Garden, 5941 Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:na
We're celebrating ten years of ownership of our Mason Road property, and we want you to join the party! Free entrance to the Garden, cake and lemonade, giant gift boxes to decorate, biodiversity scavenger hunt, games in the picnic area, and much more. Everyone welcome.

Concert & Dance w/Ryan McNally & the Messarounders + Blue Moon Marquee
Time:6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:High Beam Dreams
Presented By:Devora Laye
Cost:$25 pre-sale//$30 at the door
Tickets:Share-there.com, Laedeli Gifts, MELOmania, Strait Music
Contact:Devora Laye
Concert & Dance Double Bill- featuring Ryan McNally & The MessaRounders (Whitehorse), Blue Moon Marquee (Vancouver Island)+ Pre-Show swing dance lesson taught by Lucy Falkner(Rhythm City Productions) Swing, Blues, Stomp, Ragtime, Jazz, Old time, Folk.. www.ryanmcnally.ca // www.bluemoonmarquee.com Contact dev.eyal@gmail.com for more info or to inquire about limited discounted rate

The Dissociates
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, 662 North Rd
Cost:$20
Tickets:share-there.com
Contact:Billie Carroll
Phone:604.989.2655
Email:billiecarroll@gmail.com
Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:00pm. This Pride presentation is a staged reading of a play by Dorothy Dittrich. A darkly comic look at life and death, memory and healing. It is the story of Alex, a 50ish lesbian who finds herself dealing with the aftermath of a recent crisis. Working to repair her garden she tries to assess and reassess, often with broad strokes of gallows humour, how she got where she is.

Dally Mon with DJ Dez
Time:8:00 PM
Location:101 Brewhouse, 1009 Hwy 101, Gibsons
Cost:tba
unique blend of Hip Hop Reggae Beach Groove.

collapse Sunday, June 30, 2019
Historical Walking Tour of Gibsons Landing
Time:10:00 AM
Location:meet at Pioneer Park next to the Gibsons Visitors Centre
Cost:by donation
Tickets:just show up
Phone:604.886.1424 for more info
Also Sat July 6, 13, 27. Local historian Dale Peterson will lead a walking tour (rain or shine) of Gibson's Landing that explore the fascinating history of the ocean-side village. Tour last approx. 90 minutes.

School's Out For Summer Rock Concert
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:101 Brewhouse, 1009 Gibsons Way
Cost:na
Musician Steve Weave brings some of his students from the Soundspace to the 101 for an all ages afternoon rock show!

Slow Sundays in the Creek: Bigger Bits of String
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Gazebo
Cost:na
with Kia, Mark, Ken and Graham planying great folk-jazz-roots music.

My Big Gay Prom
Time:6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Davis Bay Hall, 5123 Davis Bay Rd, Sechelt
Cost:free but need to register at http://www.prideguide.ca/gay-prom/
for LGBTQ2 & Allies youth from 11 - 24ish.

Michael Friedman & Brett Hinders Garden Concert
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Secret Beach Garden Stage, 995 Grandview Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$20 donation
Tickets:must rsvp in advance Dthesinger@gmail.com / 604.362.1280
Doors 7, concert 7:30. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. An evening of songs and stories from 2 talented coastal artists. Street parking.

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Canada Day Bag-of-Books Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$10 per bag
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Fill a re-usable bag with with summer reading for $10.

CanaDOG Day
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:SC Botanical Gardens, 5941 Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:donation
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Dress Fido and Fifi in their finest patriotic wear and come out to the Garden for a stroll. Stop by the Pavilion for a doggie snack and pose for a picture. Dogs, please keep your owners on leash and clean up after them.

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COAST CULTURAL ALLIANCE (CCA) AGM
Time:5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:Linwood House, 3144 Linwood Rd, Roberts Creek
Presented By:CCA
Cost:na
Email:artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web Link:http://www.suncoastarts.com
Join us to celebrate the new Purple Banner Guide and share your ideas for this year’s Sunshine Coast Art Crawl. Enjoy some food, drink some tea, and meet others who love the arts.

collapse Thursday, July 04, 2019
BC Bike Race - Sunshine Coast Stages 4,5,6
Time:8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Powell River July 9; Earls Cove - Sechelt July 10; Sechelt - Langdale Ferry July 11
Cost:na
July 4-13. 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. www.bcbikerace.com

collapse Friday, July 05, 2019
Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
July 5-7. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated.

collapse Saturday, July 06, 2019
Daniel Kingsbury Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Time:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Community School
Cost:na
Phone:More info Vicki at 604.740.7061
A fundraiser for The Jellyfish Project. Adult and youth players 13 and up at all skill levels welcome. Reg. deadline June 22nd. If you don't play basketball, don't worry - there will be good eats, good tunes, and good company.

An Evening with The Oscar Lopez Trio
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:The Rockwood Festival Pavillion
Presented By:Oscar Lopez and Orchard Productions
Cost:$35
Tickets:Festival of the Written Arts office, MooreStock (Sechelt), MELOmania (RC), The Blackberry Shop (Gibsons), Earth Fair Stores (Madeira)
Contact:Peter Lietz
Phone:604.740.6378
Email:pblietz@gmail.com
Multiple JUNO winner and nominated latin guitar. http://oscarlopez.com

Coco Love Alcorn
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Secret Beach Garden Stage, 995 Grandview Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$25 donation
Tickets:reserve in advance at dthesinger@gmail.com or 604.362.1280
Enjoy an evening of songs and stories that will lift your heart and fill you with joy. Coco will be joined by host Deanna Knight for a few collaborations and lots of fun. Limited seating.

Jan Seides - Austin Texas - Interantional Singer / Songwriter
Time:8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek
Cost:$10 to $20
Tickets:At door
Contact:Victoria Frodsham
Phone:778.858.2010
Doors 7:30pm. One night only! Original, lyrics-driven, award-winning songs from 6 CDs combining uptown sophistication & down-home truth. www.jansedies.com  FBjanseidesmusic

PR - bLUES bUSTERS at McKinney's
Time:9:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Location:McKInney's Pub, Rodmay Hotel, Powell River
Presented By:McKinney's Pub
Cost:$15
Tickets:Door
Contact:Ron Campbell
Phone:604.485.4481
Email:ronc@ronc.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/roncampbellmusic
After a long absence, Powell River's premier Blues band returns to McKinney's for a night of dancing pleasure. Ron Campbell, Walter Martella, Dennis Fox and Neko will play Blues, Jazz and Swing classics and originals for all our Townsite and Northside friends and fans. Don't miss this rare event!

collapse Sunday, July 07, 2019
Dr. Brian Goldman in conversation with Vicki Gabereau
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Festival Pavilion, Rockwood Centre, 5511 Shorncliffe Ave, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Festival of the Written Arts and Sechelt Hospital Foundation
Cost:$20
Tickets:To be confirmed
Contact:Jane Davidson
Phone:604.885.9631
Email:jane@writersfestival.ca
Web Link:https://writersfestival.ca
Dr. Brian Goldman will discuss his latest book, The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life. Tickets will go on sale in May 2019 (exact date to be announced).

5th Annual Chefs in the Woods Culinary Event
Time:5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Ruby Lake Resort Amphitheatre
Cost:tba
Tickets:advance only Ruby Lake Resort 604 883 2269
Phone:604.883.2269 for info
Food beverage tastings, grazing stations, outdoor cook off, eleven world renown chefs, music & art. www.rubylakeresort.com

Halfmoon Bay Country Fair Dinner-Dance with Playback
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Coopers Green Hall
Cost:$35 includes dinner
Tickets:HMB General Store, Welcme Woods Market, Pastimes
Phone:604.885.5034
6pm sockeye salmon; 7:30 music begins

collapse Friday, July 12, 2019
PR Logger Sports
Location:
Cost:tba

Opening Reception: Caroline Weaver 'Neon Brown'
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:The Kube #104, 875 Gibsons Way, Gibsons
Presented By:The Kube
Cost:free
Contact:Jill Pilon
Phone:778.462.2055
Email:info@thekube.ca
Web Link:More info here
An evening with Sunshine Coast based Caroline Weaver and her latest exhibit/experience. New works, sculptures and companion pieces to Heavy Metal Cadmium Red.

The life and Work of the Impractical Cabinetmaker
Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Grove Front Gallery, 5455 Inlet Ave, Sechelt
Presented By:Inside Passage School/Grove Front Gallery
Cost:Admission by donation
Tickets:Grove Front Gallery
Contact:Sabrina Wang
Phone:778.988.9608
Email:info@grovefront.com
Web Link:http://grovefront.com
An evening of conversation with Robert Van Norman, the founder and resident craftsman & teacher of Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking, and Marion Couvreur, one of his students when they discuss craft, the school, James Krenov and the common thread woven between them. A slideshow of work will be presenting James Krenov’s work, Robert's work and the work of his students. Refreshments will be served.

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53rd Annual Halfmoon Bay Country Fair
Location:Coopers Green Park, Halfmoon Bay
Cost:na
July 13-14. Watch for details

PR - 24th Powell River Logger Sports
Location:Loggers Memorial Bowl at Willingdon Beach
Cost:$5, $10 family; under 12 yrs $3
Phone:604.483.6834
July 13-14. Sat & Sun 10am. World and Canadian Championships. A showcase for sustainable, 21st century logging practices and value-added industries.

Repair Cafe
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
Cost:na
Bring Items in need of repair

Persephone Live Music : Charlotte Wrinch
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:1053 Stewart Road Gibsons BC
Presented By:Persephone Brewing Company
Cost:no cover charge
Phone:(77.462.3007‬
Web Link:http://www.persephonebrewing.com/news-and-events/
Charlotte Wrinch plays the Persephone. Come on down for a fun and informal sunny afternoon. Charlotte plays a mixture of covers and originals while you sip Persephone's finest creations.

Opening Reception: 'A Tangled Web'
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
new acrylics by Sandy Kay. Exhibitions ends August 11.

The Burying Ground and Mama's Broke
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Cost:tba
Mama’s Broke is a powerful folk duo with two strong voices that blend to create haunting harmonies, while they artfully juggle fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin, and incorporate traditional dance and foot percussion into their performance. The Burying Ground is an upbeat blues string band that brings the fire of punk to the technical prowess and distinct sound of such early blues, country and jazz masters.

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Aloha Mai with Kumu Puna
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:The Atrium, Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Presented By:Keia Papa Kaua
Cost:$20
Tickets:Share-there.com or at the door
Contact:Dhyana
Phone:604.886.9737
An evening of Hawaiian hula, chant, song, talk story and aloha with visiting Hawaiian recording artist and hula master Puna Kalama Dawson. innermoves.com/hula

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PR - qathet ArtRaven Adventure Camp
Time:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Outdoor Learning Centre at Haywire Bay Regional Park
Presented By:The Art Centre and Outdoor Learning Centre
Cost:$575+gst
Tickets:The Art Centre
Contact:Lorelei Roberts
Phone:604.485.4278 : 694.414.7020
Email:theartcentrepr@gmail.com
Web Link:https://www.powellriverartscouncil.ca/qathet-artraven
July 15-19. Week long summer art camp for children ages 8-12. This is an immersive outdoor and art based overnight camp in a stunning lake side venue with fresh healthy meals and professional staff. ​

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Library
Cost:na
July 19-21. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Donations of up to two boxes of gently used books are appreciated.

The Fugitives
Time:7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:High Beam Dreams, 350 Glassford Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$15 students, $25 regular, $30 at the door
Tickets:Laedeli, Blackberry Shop, Nmaste Art, MELOmania, Strait Music, share-there.com
doors 7, showtime 7:30. Award winning Folk and Roots from Vancouver, all acoustic line-up.

Fin de Fiesta Flamenco presents “Sempiterno”
Time:8:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Location:The Heritage Playhouse 662 N Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$22 advance/ $25 door
Tickets:900 Gibsons Way #45 in Sunnycrest Mall www.eventbrite.ca/e/fin-de-fiesta-flamenco-presents-sempiterno-in-gibsons-tickets-62165488650
Direct from Spain - International flamenco music and dance ensemble. They come together every year in Spain and creates inspired new work to tour in North America and Europe. They create the vibrant and impassioned music and dance that dazzles audiences. “Sempiterno” tells the story of the pull of the flamenco art form, a pull that has members away from the countries where they were born, and to Spain, the cradle of flamenco. findefiestaflamenco.com

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'A Tangled Web' Painting Demo with Sandy Kay
Time:12:00 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
Sandy Kay presents a demo of the painting process from start to finish for 'A Tangled Web', followed by a Q&A period. Information on materials and methods. Bring your notepads!

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19th Annual Savary Island Family Friendly Triathlon
Time:9:00 AM
Location:
Cost:tba
Tickets:savarytri@hotmail.com
We invite families and friends of all fitness levels to challenge themselves to meet their personal bests. You can enter as a Team or an Individual, either in the Recreational or Competitive division -whatever it takes to get you to the finish line!

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Gala Garden Party Fundraiser
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Botanical Gardens, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$130 each until June 30; $150 from July 1
Tickets:Call 604.740.3969 for tickets
Gourmet dinner service by chef Lars Jorgensen, live music by Apasionado, a live auction with auctioneer extraordinaire Ed Hill, and some wonderful raffle prizes. The evening will be expertly emceed by Vicki Gabereau.

Spoken Word Performance
Time:6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:Jillian Christmas
Cost:Free
Tickets:n/a
Contact:Danielle Arsenault
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:gdplinfo@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:Gibsons Public Library Summer Programs
Recommended for ages 10+. Jillian will perform along with interested members of her workshop!

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PR - Texada Island BLues and Roots Festival
Location:Gillies Bay
Presented By:Texada Island Blues & Roots
Cost:tba
Contact:Gerald Childress
Phone:250.334.7049
July 27-28. This Texada music festival is for everyone. There will be a farmers market, food and craft vendors, a kids’ zone for the young ones to play, and a place to quench the adults’ thirst.Hope to see you there! texadabluesfestival.com/ .

Summer Craft Fair
Location:Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
Cost:na
Watch for details

Rock painting workshop by Rockin'deed
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
Presented By:Nurit, Rockin'deed
Cost:by donation
Email:nurit_weiss@hotmail.com
Web Link:Visit our group here
Fun activity for everyone! Stay as long as you like and hear my rock painting guide + tips. Materials included but you're encouraged to bring a rock if you can.

Gibsons Repair Café
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Library
Presented By:Library
Cost:Free
Contact:Wayne Harjula
Web Link:Facebook repair café
Last Saturday each month. While you wait, repair to domestic, carried in, appliances. Quality coffee, cookies, fruit too. Come chat, help, watch and enjoy the fixing atmosphere, from toaster crumbs to broken circuits or diy advice.

Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking Graduation Exhibition
Time:4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Grove Front Gallery, 5455 Inlet Ave, Sechelt
Presented By:Grove Front Gallery
Cost:by donation
Contact:Sabrina Wang
Phone:778.988.9608
Email:info@grovefront.com
Web Link:http://grovefront.com
Join us for the opening reception for our second graduation celebration at The Grove Front Gallery. We will be presenting the work of three of our most recent graduates of the Impractical cabinet Maker Program. Travis Gran of Missoula Montana, Ted Boey of Vancouver British Columbia and Benjamin Miscavage of Portland Oregon will be sharing their work with the public for the first time. Refreshments will be served.

Michael Occhipinti with Lester McLean
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:tba
A Special performance from Occhipinti and McLean with a long time presence on the scene in Toronto who sings, plays guitar, sax, and percussion with incredible spirit. ..."Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, and Bob Marley meet The Beatles, Bruce Cockburn, and Neil Young, all with a jazz musician’s intelligence."

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Teddy Bear Sleepover & Book-Making
Time:10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Contact:Danielle Arsenault
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:gdplinfo@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:Gibsons Public Library Summer Programs Registration
Participants will bring their teddy bear for a sleepover, see the pictures of their stuffy getting into mischief the night before, and create their very own book about their stuffy's sleepover! Two-day workshop. Ages 4-8. Space is limited - register early!

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Aug 2-4. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated.

Pender Harbour Days
Time:5:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:Madeira Park Wharf
Presented By:Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society, Pender Harbour & District Chamber of Commerce, RCM-SAR Station 61 Pender Harbour
Cost:Free for Spectators
Contact:Len Lee
Aug 2-4. Annual celebration of our heritage featuring historical boats, heritage and cultural displays, sailing competitions combined with arts, music, kids activities, and entertainment. Friday evening, boat parade around Pender Harbour (All boats are invited to join!) Saturday is full of fun, free family activities -mini boatbuilding, heritage displays, music, community groups, vendors, demos and more. Sunday is a Heritage Talk, with stories from locals ​and experts about our history. Also we are raffling off a handmade cedar-strip canoe on Sunday afternoon! penderharbourdays.ca

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PR - Texada's Sandcastle & 10th Skim Jam Weekend
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Shelter Point Park, Gillies Bay, Texada
Cost:na
Sat-Sun. More info https://www.facebook.com/events/1675911269157165/

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Garlic Festival
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Persephone Brewing, 1053 Stewart Rd, Gibsons
Cost:na
presented by Farmers 4 Farmers.

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Sleepy Hollow Rod Run, Show & Shine
Location:Halfmoon Bay, Downtown Sechelt, Garden Bay
Presented By:Coasters Car Club
Cost:varies
Aug 9-10-11 gathering and showcase of vintage vehicles including the 23rd Annual Sleepy Hollow Rod Run on Friday evening Hackett Park/Halfmoon Bay. Show 'n' Shine in downtown Sechelt on Saturday from 10am-4pm. Sunday, a second and smaller Rod Run and Show 'n' Shine at Pender Harbour Legion and drag races at the Sechelt airport. www.coasterscarclub.ca/sleepy-hollow/

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41st Annual Creek Daze 2019
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Roberts Creek Pier
Presented By:Roberts Creek Community Association
Cost:Free Event during the day
Higgeldy Piggeldy Parade 11am (meet at 10:30 to join in) followed on noon at the Mandala by the Pier by local music, vendors, food, kids area at the Pier. Watch for details http://robertscreekcommunity.ca

Repair Cafe
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
Cost:na
Bring Items in need of repair

'A Tangled Web' Artist Talk with Sandy Kay
Time:12:00 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
Sandy Kay - a talk about the purpose of 'A Tangled Web' exhibition and a message for finding our own light and purpose in our lives. This talk is meant for everyone, however I will especially talk to young girls and women about finding their way through their own Tangled Webs.

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Sea Cavalcade Thank You Party
Location:Winegarden Park, Gibsons
Cost:tba
With music by Nearly Neil plus Half Cut and The Slackers plus numerous children's activities and a tribute to the many past volunteers. More details to come.

Annual Texada Fly-in 2019
Time:9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Gillies Bay Airfield, Texada Island
Cost:na
Web Link:http://texada.org
Enjoy a pancake breakfast then watch as airplanes fly in, explore aircraft displays, take part in contests and listen to aviation speakers and a barbecue lunch keeps everybody happy. For more information go to texada.org

Ken Dunn
Time:12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:Persephone Brewing, Gibsons
Cost:na
an afternoon of original, folk-inspired songs for your enjoyment!

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36th 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 15, 16, 17, 18. 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

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15th Annual Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival Committee
Cost:tba
Tickets:phone and website
Contact:Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Phone:604.989.3995
Web Link:http://penderharbourmusic.ca
Aug 16-18. Five concerts over four days featuring outstanding musicians playing the best of the chamber music repertoire. Check website for details. www.penderharbourmusic.ca

Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Library
Cost:na
Aug 16-18. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated.

'The Mix' Art Show
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Aug 16-18. Featuring Charly Mithrush, Lore Schmidts, Donna Stewart and guest artist Francine Desjardins.

The Mix Art Show
Location:Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo St, Sechelt
Cost:na
Fri. 5-9pm; Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Featuring work from Lore Schmidts, Donna Stewart & Charly Mithrush with guest artist Francine Desjardins. Industrial, modern and contemporary. !0% of all sales donated to Sechelt Hospital Foundation.

PR - 26th Annual Blackberry Festival Street Party & Festival of Lights
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Marine Ave, Powell River
Cost:na
Street Fest 6-10pm; Festival of Lights 10:10pm Willingdon Beach. Guaranteed to delight, with blackberry everything - from blackberry attire to blackberry zingers and everything in between.

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Arts Alive in the Park
Location:
Cost:tba

PR -18th Arts Alive in the Park
Location:Willingdon Beach, Powell River
Cost:na
Local artists display and sell their work, wares, and wears. Musicians and performers from the qathet region, delicious food and local vendors.

Hackett Park Arts & Crafts Fair
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Hackett Park, Trail Ave. between Dolphin & Medusa, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Arts Council
Cost:$3 - adults $2- Sr & St Children under 12 free with adult
Tickets:Hackett Park
Phone:604.885.5412
Web Link:http://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Aug 17-18. 32nd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair - features 90 venders, live entertainment and lots of great food! Face painting and soap making for the kids.

Tough Kegger 6 - a Team Adventure Race
Time:12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:through Mount Elphinstone & Persephone Brewing Co. Gibsons
Presented By:Persephone Brewing Co.
Cost:afterparty 4pm $15; register a team go to www.universe.com/events/tough-kegger-2019-tickets-gibsons-2GRQ7N
Tickets:persephonebrewing.com
Phone:778.462.3007
Tough Kegger is the world’s first adventure race with beer. Passing through rainforest trails on BC's Sunshine Coast, teams of four race on foot over a 7km course through rugged terrain - and here's the catch: teams have to complete the course carrying a full, 20L keg! Proceeds to SC Assoc. for Community Living.

Opening Reception for "Exchanged"
Time:2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks 12887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:free
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information about our exhibits this season
Please join us in celebrating the opening of "Exchanged" by the Digital Textile Study Group This group came together to share ideas, imagination and skills related to digital textile work. While encouraging each other through support and inspiration, they push the boundaries of their own practice through experimentation. For this exhibition, each artist chose a personal photograph, “EXCHANGED” it with the group members and twenty-five inspired artworks resulted in five distinct interpretations of each photo. This exhibit showcases these pieces as well as selected works from the ongoing photographic explorations of the artists.

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Rogue Arts Festival
Time:5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Tyson Road at Hwy 101, Sechelt
Presented By:Coast Rogue Arts Society
Cost:see website
Tickets:https://roguefest.tickit.ca/events/5375-rogue-arts-festival-2019
Email:contact@roguefest.ca
Web Link:Click here for more info!
Aug 23-25. An outdoor festival where you can immerse yourself in non-stop, genre-crossing music, art, and more. Discover your new favourite band, find inspiration in the Rogue Art Gallery, learn cool new things at rural-living focused workshops, all while checking out funky vendors, interactive installations, our super one-of-a-kind Human Foosball (we know, right?!?!), creative demonstrations, and delicious food and libations on the idyllic, family-run Clarke Farm.

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PR - Powell River Studio Tour 2019
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Lund to Lang Bay
Presented By:Powell River Studio Tour
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.powellriverartists.com/
Aug 24-25. Featuring artists from Lund to Lang Bay. https://www.facebook.com/powellriverstudiotour/

15th Annual Astronomy in the Park
Time:1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location:Porpoise Bay Provincial Park, Sechelt
Cost:Free
View solar flares and sunspots and enjoy special activities for children. A presentation at the amphitheatre with guest speaker Bill Burnyeat, followed by night viewing of planets and other celestial objects. The first “star” of the day will be the sun, and with the club’s safe solar telescopes, participants will be able to look for fiery prominences and sun-spots. Remember to bring a flashlight with a red light to preserve night vision. The Festival is a free, family event open to the public, organized by volunteers, and made possible by Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. Please respect all park rules. Weather permitting. Also check our Facebook page Sunshine-Coast-Astronomy-Club (see link in the left sidebar of this site) .

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9th Annual Run the Rock Marathon and a Half
Location:Texada
Cost:tba
Full, Half Marathon, and 8k Full with over 100 entries.

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PR - 38th Annual Sunshine Music Festival
Location:Palm Beach, Powell River
Cost:various-see website
Tickets:brownpapertickets.com
Sept 1-2. A celebration of music from across Canada. Expect to see world class performances in a picturesque setting on the waterfront. Craft market, food vendors. http://sunshinemusicfest.com

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Sesame Street turns 50! and so do I
Time:1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:dee crossing the art farm, 1747 Stovold Rd, Gibsons
Cost:na
Join Sandy Buck and come as your fav character or sing a song and be silly, totally kid friendly and open to all!

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Daniel Champagne (Australia)
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek
Cost:suggested $15-$20 donation
Young Australian born, Nashville based virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of this generation' has been selling out shows around the world and now brings his tour back to Canada playing an intimate show.

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Sept 6-8. Fri 12-5pm; Sat 10-5 & Sun 10-3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated

Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp
Location:Camp Sunrise, Langdale
Presented By:SC Spinners & Weavers Guild
Cost:tba
Sept 6-8. Spinning, weaving, kitting, socials, show & tell, vendors market, discussion. Presented by the Sunshine Coast Spinners & Weavers Guild scswg.org or fibrecamp.ca

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PR - Texada Paint Out 2019
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Erickson Beach, Van Anda
Cost:Info www.texada.org/events/ or 250.720.3857
Email:mud_otter@hotmail.com
Web Link:http://texada.org/events
Join other artists who love to paint, sketch, and draw at this small regional park. On this date, artists world wide schedule Paint Outs under the umbrella of the international Plein Air Painters (PAP). Public invited to see the artists at work. Evening gathering at Legion in Van Anda to view art and share a meal.

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Wood Expo 2019
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Coast Community Forest
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.7809
Celebrating our natural resource. Featuring wood products created, manufactured or utilized by local artisans and tradespeople.

Persephone Live Music: Charlotte Wrinch
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:1053 Stewart Road Gibsons
Presented By:Persephone Brewing Company
Cost:no cover charge
Phone:‭778.462.3007
Web Link:http://www.persephonebrewing.com/news-and-events/
Charlotte Wrinch plays the Persephone. Come on down for a fun and informal sunny afternoon. Charlotte plays a mixture of covers and originals while you sip Persephone's finest creations.

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Crystal Journey
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:216 Camp Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$30
Tickets:reservation from 514.963.4553
Presented by Courtney Wing, Paiste Planet Gongs, Persian Santoors, Quartz Crystal Bowls, Harmonica. Nothing amplified or prerecorded. Bring yoga mats or blankets to lie on.

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2019 Gala Fundraiser & Tribute
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:tba
Save the date, watch for details. Presented by the Gibsons Community Building Society.

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Opening Reception for "bro•ken"
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks 12887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:free
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information about our exhibits this season
by Catherine Nicholls & Elizabeth Harris bro·ken . . . damaged or altered, disrupted by change. Imagine a work that lasts for centuries: it ages, it cracks, it may be broken and repaired but the makers vision remains. Imagine what we create now being used, breaking, being mended and repaired, lost and then returned as treasures found. Elizabeth Harris and Catherine Nicholls explore the process of deconstruction in a form of “time travel” with our newly made relics and discover the beauty in the bro·ken. As makers we would be content to see our work live on, in whole or in pieces.

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Oct 4-6. Fri 12-5pm; Sat 10-5 & Sun 10-3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated.

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19th Annual Gibsons Fall Fair
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Quality Garden & Pet, 325 Pratt Rd, Gibsons
Cost:Free Admission
Contact:Darren
Phone:604.989.0947
Oct 12-13. 30+ Vendors jewelry - cards - books, soap - preserves - teas - spices - food fibre arts - garden art - produce - crafts, painting, aromatherapy - baking, chocolate - honey - clothing … and so much more! Hospital auxiliary bake sale & raffles Largest Pumpkin Contest Kids Contest : Best Dressed Vegetable Kids Craft Corner Lions club concession booth All Proceeds donated to local charities gibsonsfallfair.org Spaces still available.

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SUNSHINE COAST ART CRAWL 2019
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast, Langdale to Earl's Cove
Presented By:Coast Cultural Alliance
Cost:Free
Email:artcrawl@eastlink.ca
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.com
October 18-20, 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 Earl's Cove. 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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Charlotte Wrinch plays
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market
Presented By:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:no cover
Contact:Nicole
Phone:‭604. 886.8814‬
Web Link:http://gibsonspublicmarket.com/happenings/
Charlotte plays covers and originals in the atrium at the Gibsons Public Market. While you listen, enjoy house made soups, rustic sandwiches, comfort classics & appies paired with local libations by Emelle's (licensed) Bistro. Check out this wonderful community hub!

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