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collapse Thursday, May 18, 2017
Attack of Danger Bay 16
Location:Madeira Park, and various locations in Pender Harbour
Cost:various
May 18-24. Thurs - Egmont Grind Push Race; Fri - set up camp, bands, bonfire; Sat - Parade, Hockey, registration and more; Sun - race day; Mon-Wed more riding and road rash rumble. Limited Parking !!! More info http://www.coastlongboarding.com/dangerbay.cfm

collapse Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Haida Bolton - Forest Therapy Invite
Time:10:00 AM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Cost:na
1st B.C. Certifited Forest Therapist invites you to experience the forest with a variety of sensory invitations. Learn more, everyone welcome.

PR - Spring Sing
Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell River Academy of Music
Cost:$18 / Students 18 and under free with student voucher
Academy Chamber Choir, Chor Musica Men's Choir & Academy Youth Choir Walter Martella, conductor Paul Cummings, conductor “…sing a broad spectrum of music from composers throughout the ages…” powellriveracademy.org

collapse Wednesday, May 24, 2017
PR - Tarot Readings with Teresa
Time:6:00 PM
Location:The Vault Venue 4871 Joyce Ave #105
Presented By:The Vault Venue
Cost:$10
Contact:Amy Sharp
Phone:604.414.4168
Tarot Readings Get a 15 min Tarot reading for only $10 ($ to Teresa please) when you order $15 of food or drinks... questions about your life, career, love or luck?

SCRD Area F Community Dialogues
Time:7:00 PM
Location:(West Howe Sound) Eric Cardinall Hall
Cost:na
This is an opportunity for one on one conversation with the SCRD Board and staff, in a casual, family friendly, drop-in style setting.

collapse Thursday, May 25, 2017
Ladies Lunches with More
Location:Leo's Tapas & Grill Greek Cuisine
Cost:$59 reception, photo Fun, lunch
Tickets:share-there.com
Take a mid week break and embrace and reconnect friendships old and new. parlour games, fashion fun, prizes & surprizes. More info funpass.ca

Speakeasy Night
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:na
Totally improvised night of musical mayhem and bodacious fun! Come to listen or perform (poetry, music, rap, drums... add your talent here).

Book Launch & Author Reading - Doug Smith "Prairie Spirit"
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:Free - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
Join Doug Smith with the launch of his book "Prairie Spirit". Imagine... a typical boy, growing up in an ordinary prairie town, but when he spends summers on his Uncle's farm, strange things begin to happen - and no one will talk about then!

SCRD Gibsons Community Dialogues
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons & Area Community Centre
Cost:na
This is an opportunity for one on one conversation with the SCRD Board and staff, in a casual, family friendly, drop-in style setting.

PR - Live Art Demo
Time:7:00 PM
Location:The Vault Venue 4871 Joyce Ave #105
Presented By:The Vault Venue
Cost:na
Contact:Amy Sharp
Phone:604.414.4168
Chris Brown, artist, live demonstration of different painting techniques. No cover facebook.com/pg/vaultvenue/events/

Book Launch - Douglas Smith
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library
Presented By:Douglas Smith
Cost:Free
Contact:Douglas Smith
Phone:604.740.5979
I am launching my recently published book, "Prairie Spirit". It is a memoir involving my connection with a spiritual figure on the prairies. It vividly describes the culture of growing up on the prairies in the late 40's and early 50's. A warm hearted story!

PR - Blues Review
Time:8:00 PM
Location:McKinney's Pub, 6251 Yew St, Powell River
Cost:no cover
Every 2nd Thursday. Featuring Sam Hurrie, his band and guests

collapse Friday, May 26, 2017
PR - 10th Annual Lund Shellfish Festival
Location:various locations in Lund
Cost:free Sat & Sunday; Friday evening $18
May 26 - 28. Daily activities along including Friday night’s Chowder Challenge & Silent Auction, At the outdoor weekend event, vendors will offer fresh-cooked seafood, local musicians will entertain, boat tour operators will offer short trips to the nearby marine parks, free cooking demonstrations will be held every few hours, live shellfish will be available for sale, talented craft vendors will have their creations on display, and there will be special menu items at the restaurants More info www.lundbc.ca

Kyprios
Location:Lighthouse Pub, Sechelt
Cost:tba

PR - Corwin Fox and PK Tessman at the Cranberry Hall
Time:7:30 AM
Location:Cranberry Hall 6828 Cranberry Street Powell Riverr
Cost:$15 advance; $20 at door
Tickets:River City Coffee
Web Link:http://cranhall.org
Corwin Fox, Canadian songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. PK Tessman, singer songwriter, roots/folk.

PR - Ages and Stages Fair
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Powell River Rec Complex, 5001 Joyce Ave. Powell River
Presented By:School District 47
Cost:n/a
A fun, family friendly event that provides parents opportunities to speak with local professionals about child health and development. Hands-on activities for ages 2-5 yrs. facebook.com ages-stages

PR - Kiwanis Club Soap Box Derby
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Texada Island
Cost:na

Driftwood Players present "Office Hours"
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Leo's Tapas and Grill, Gibsons
Cost:$40
Tickets:Blackberry Shop, Laedeli Gifts; Sechelt Visitor Centre; Bluewater Books, Madeira; share-there.com
Web Link:http://www.driftwoodplayers.ca
A Norm Fosters comedy

Hawaiian-themed dinner
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Seniors Harmony Hall, 686 Harmony Lane
Cost:$25
Tickets:Call 604.886.7902
Doors 5:30. Wear your leis, muumuus, flowerd shirts ... enjoy entertainment by Keia Papa Kuau dancers.

Office Hours
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Leo's Tapas and Grill, Gibsons
Presented By:Driftwood Players
Cost:$40
Tickets:Online at share-there.com, Blackberry Shop or Laedeli Gift’s in Gibsons, Sechelt Visitor Centre, Bluewater Books in Madeira Park
Web Link:For more info,
Driftwood Players is pleased to present “Office Hours," served with a delicious meal by Leo's Tapas and Grill. Enjoy six funny and poignant stories that meet in a wild ride!

"O Canada" 150 Years to Sing About
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St. John's United Church, Davis Bay
Presented By:A Cappella Strait and Choralations children's Choir
Cost:Adults: $15 Students/Seniors: $12 Children under 12 Free
Tickets:Sechelt Visitor’s Centre & Laedeli Gifts & Cards ~ Gibsons
Contact:Terence Budgell
Phone:604.886.3877
Choral music selections reflecting Canada's rich cultural tapestry, drawing on folk songs and choral works by Canadian Composers, under the direction of Janice Brunson. www.choralations.ca

Artesia Coffeehouse
Time:8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Trail and Medusa, Sechelt
Presented By:Coast Cultural Alliance
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door
Email:artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web Link:http://www.suncoastarts.com
The month featuring Cam Peters, vocals/guitar; Citizen Jane with Lea Kirstein, violin/vocals & Reenie perkovic, guitar/vocals/mandolin; poet Brian Palmu and Susan Ssun singer/songwriter with Gordon Cole, guitar/vocals, Pamela Mesner and Karen Davis, vocals. Slide show of past performers and and yummy kitchen treats.

PR - Jessica Rabbit Sings
Time:8:00 PM
Location:The Vault Venue, Powell River
Presented By:The Vault Venue
Cost:na
Contact:Amy Sharp
Phone:604.414.4168
Jessica Rabbit Sings: fresh new singers singing vintage lounge songs. Movie on projector, Eddie Valiant as MC.Free drink for all those in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' attire. Tipping to singers encouraged https://www.facebook.com/events/1752263998433428/

PR - Sex Mad with Tremblers of Sevens, Royal Jelly and Strohmobile
Time:9:00 PM
Location:McKinney'sPub, 6251 Yew St, Powell River
Cost:$10 at the door
NoMeansNo Tribute Band.

collapse Saturday, May 27, 2017
Laugh Again
Time:8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:730 School Road, Gibsons
Cost:$10
Tickets:Laedeli, Sunnycrest Mall
A Man-Size breakfast hosted by Calvary Baptist Church. "Learning to Laugh when Life Stinks' with Phil Callaway.

Artist Show and Sale
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Shirley Masey Park
Cost:na
Works by Mary Burgess, Rita Crossley, Janic Edmonds, Marie Sharpe, Julie Skippon and Leo White. Everyone welcome

PR - Do your Thing! A DAnce Extravaganza
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Evergreen Theatre, Powell River
Cost:$17 adults, $15 youth, grandparents
Tickets:Sheridan DAnce Academy
Year end performance.

PR -3rd Annual A Taste of Art
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Beach Gardens Resort, Powell River
Presented By:The Rotary Club of Powell River
Cost:tba
Tickets:Pebble Beach Design, Crazy Quilt Cottage, on-line at www.aTasteofArt.ca
Contact:Jill Ehgoetz
Phone:604.485.5332
Art auction and wine tasting. All original art pieces from local artists. Silent and live auction. Live music and culinary delights. A 'dress for success' event. www.aTasteofArt.ca

Cloverpoint Drifters - Bluegrass Music at Its Best - rescheduled from October 2016
Time:7:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:www.penderharbourmusic.ca; Harbour Insurance, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitor Centre
Web Link:Information re: programs and concerts offered by the Pender Harbour Music Society
This concert, originally scheduled for October 2016, was postponed due to bad weather. Tickets purchased for that concert will be honoured on Saturday May 27. Pls. note that this is an evening concert beginning at 7 PM.

Shades of Summer Light
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:TBD
Tickets:TBD
Contact:Megan Stuart-Stubbs
Phone:778.230.8472
Email:mstuartstubbs@gmail.com
Web Link:Pender Harbour School of Music - Choir
This spring, the Pender Harbour Choir celebrates the 150th birthday of our country with their concert "Shades of Summer Light", A Canadian Tribute. The program, conducted by Kenneth Norman Johnson and accompanied by David Poon, features a variety of Canadian music, including well-known folk songs, songs written and made popular by Canadian artists, and a selection of beautiful new works by Canadian composers. An evening not to be missed, featuring a welcome reception followed by the concert program.

Jason Scotts Diamond Forever
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Legion
Cost:$20
A Celebration of Neil Diamond

"O Canada" 150 Years to Sing About
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St. Bartholomews, Gibsons
Presented By:A Cappella Strait and Choralations Children's Choir
Cost:Adults: $15 Students/Seniors: $12 Children under 12 Free
Tickets:Sechelt Visitor’s Centre & Laedeli Gifts & Cards ~ Gibsons
Contact:Terence Budgell
Phone:604.886.3877
Choral music selections reflecting Canada's rich cultural tapestry, drawing on folk songs and choral works by Canadian Composers, under the direction of Janice Brunson. www.choralations.ca

Music Makers Year End Celebration
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St John's United Church, Davis Bay
Cost:$15
Tickets:Laedeli, Seaside Centre, Music Makers members

Dance Time
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Activity Centre
Cost:$10 members, $15 non-members
Tickets:Sechelt Activity Centre or at the door
doors open 7:00pm, dancing with Jim Taylor 7:30pm

Les Petits du Pacifique's 3rd Annual Trivia Night
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$15 per person - teams of 6
Tickets:share-there.com, 604.,741.4016
Fundraiser for French Childcare Centre - English event. Doors 7pm, music, cash bar, games, snacks and more

PR - World music dance with the Wild Woods Social Club band and comedy improv opener with Improv Now
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Lund Gazebo, Finn Bay Road, Lund
Presented By:The Wild Woods Social Club and Improv Now
Cost:$15.00 / kids free
Tickets:At the door
Contact:Cris Greenwell
Phone:604.485.0445
Come and dance to The Wild Woods Social Club-an 8 piece world music band playing gypsy, reggae, Latin, Middle Eastern, ska, African and funk music. Comedy improv will open the show!

PR - Joël Fafard: on hold
Time:8:00 PM
Location:The Vault Venue
Presented By:That Sugar Vault, Powell River
Cost:$15 suggested donation
Contact:Amy Sharp
Phone:604.414.4168
Back from a tour in Germany, Joël brings his Southern roots and Blues classics with the soul of a purist and the showmanship of a seasoned entertainer. https://www.facebook.com/events/1752263998433428/

Monty Montego and the Rocksteady Crew
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:$5 members, $10 guests
Special Guest Matt Diamond.

Nice it Up! Spring Ting! Vol 3
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$8 members $15 guests of members
This time with Hol/\gram, Bridge, Vinz Clortho, & MC Sugah Candiah (Railtown Soundsystem) bringing you the past, present & future of all things reggae!

PR - Somewhere to Go: Punk Victoria-Powell River Screening
Time:9:30 PM
Location:Patricia Theatre 5848 Ash Street Powell River
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door
Phone:604.483.9345
Web Link:http://patriciatheatre.com
Featuring over 30 interviews from bands such as Nomeansno, Dayglo Abortions, Neos and many more. A gritty, raw documentary featuring Victoria bands aims to explore themes of rebellion and integral role of music to culture, community and identity.

collapse Sunday, May 28, 2017
PR - Soap Box Derby
Location:Sunset Park in Wildwood
Cost:na
Phone:604.578.8465
Ages 7 - Adult. Inspections, test runs & races all on Sunday. Racing manuals avail www.gokit.com. Proceeds to Kiwanis Club of Powell River

Drag Race
Time:9:00 AM
Location:Sechelt Airport, top of Field Rd, Wilson Creek
Cost:$10 for Sunday Public Race
Phone:604.230.5067
Sunday public race. Bring chairs and sunscreen.

3rd Annual Sunshine Coast Mini Maker Faire
Time:11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Dougall Park, Gibsons
Cost:na
... and repair café ... celebrate the collaborations and creations of over 65 CoastMakers members and their business and non-profit organization partners.

Introducing Med-Talks - "Mind Matters"
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Rockwood Pavilion, Sechelt
Presented By:Sechelt Hospital Foundation
Cost:by donation
Phone:604.885.8637
Web Link:http://www.sechelthospitalfoundation.org
Speaker series focused on mental, physical and emotional well-being. Learn, laugh and listen to internationally recognized speakers; Victoria Maxwell, 'Funny, "You Don't Look Crazy"; Vanessa White "Why Mental Health First Aid?"; Susann Richter "Mental Health & Addictions Resources on the Coast:.

Laugh Again
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Highland Centre, 647 Highland Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$10
Tickets:Laedeli in Sunnycrest Mall
Couples Afternoon Out, 'Three C's to a fabulous Marriage'. With the clean, inspiring comedy of best-selling author & radio show host Phil Callaway.

MedTalks
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Rockwood Centre Pavilion
Presented By:Sechelt Hospital Foundation
Cost:By Donation
Tickets:at Door
Contact:Sechelt Hospital Foundation
Phone:604.885.8637
Email:jane.macdonald@vch.ca
Web Link:RSVP via email: sh.foundation@vch.ca
Please join us for a new and informative speaker series focused on mental, physical and emotional well-being. Come learn, laugh and listen to our internationally recognized speakers’ experiences and discover local resources available on the Sunshine Coast. Inaugural Session: “Mind Matters” Victoria Maxwell "Funny, You Don't Look Crazy.” A lively presentation on living with bipolar disorder. Vanessa White “Why Mental Health First Aid?” An overview of the course and why it can benefit all of us. Susann Richter "Mental Health & Addictions Resources on the Coast”. And a special appearance by “Heavy Mellow”, original music with gospel harmony. Please register via email:sh.foundation@vch.ca

Shades of Summer Light
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:TBD
Tickets:TBD
Contact:Megan Stuart-Stubbs
Phone:778.230.8472
Email:mstuartstubbs@gmail.com
Web Link:Pender Harbour School of Music - Choir
This spring, the Pender Harbour Choir celebrates the 150th birthday of our country with their concert "Shades of Summer Light", A Canadian Tribute. The program, conducted by Kenneth Norman Johnson and accompanied by David Poon, features a variety of Canadian music, including well-known folk songs, songs written and made popular by Canadian artists, and a selection of beautiful new works by Canadian composers. An evening not to be missed, featuring a welcome reception followed by the concert program.

collapse Monday, May 29, 2017
Sunshine Coast Bike to Work & School Week
Time:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:All Sunshine Coast
Presented By:TraC (Transportation Choices)
Cost:Free
Tickets:None
Contact:Martin Prestage
Phone:604.837.5943
Email:martin@lifecycle.ca
Web Link:Bike To Work & School Week
May 30-June 5. Bike to Work & School Week is an annual event run Province wide to encourage workers and students within the communities to ride their bike to work or school. There are events all week long, lots of free prizes, free food, free drink, and an amazing party at Persephone Brewery in the planning. Sign up for free at www.biketowork.ca/sunshine-coast

Sechelt Garden Club - Joanne van Ginkel
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:guests $5
Garden Design 101

collapse Tuesday, May 30, 2017
COAST CULTURAL ALLIANCE AGM
Time:5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:The Clubhouse at Port Stalashen, 1585 Field Rd, Wilson Creek
Presented By:Coast Cultural Alliance
Cost:na
Email:artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web Link:http://www.suncoastarts.com
Join us to vote on the changes to the new Constitution and Bylaws, to celebrate the new Purple Banner Guide and to share your ideas for this October's Sunshine Coast Art Crawl. Enjoy some food, drink some tea, and meet others who love the arts.

collapse Thursday, June 01, 2017
Artists-in-residence: Penny Stewart, Barby Paulus & Yvonne Stowell
Location:FibreWorks Gallery, 12887 SC Hwy (in the Yurts)
Cost:na
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com
dyeing residency- come and chat and see what these artists are creating.

Sunshine Coast Conservation Association AGM
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:please bring a potluck snack to share
Bring the whole family

collapse Friday, June 02, 2017
DJ Snickers
Location:Lighthouse Pub, Sechelt
Cost:na
All requests all night long.

14th Annual Pender Harbour Blues Festival
Time:4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location:Pender Harbour Community Hall, School of Music, RC Legion, Painted Boat Restaurant, Harbour Spirit Centre, John Henry's Cafe, Upper Deck Cafe
Presented By:Pender Harbour Blues Society
Cost:$20 - $30, some free shows
Tickets:www.phblues.ca Java Docks, RC Legion- Madeira Park, Strait Music-Sechelt
Contact:Marilyn MacLeod
Phone:604.741.1186
Email:info@penderharbourbluesfestival.com
Web Link:http://www.phblues.ca
June 2-3-4. 3 days of fabulous music at unique venues around scenic Pender Harbour. Performances by Brickhouse, Steve Kozak, David Vest, Diane Lines, Dawn Pemberton, Arsen Shomakhov, Joe Stanton, Simon Paradis, Jim Foster, Blues Line Trio, The Grand Koolios, Poppa Greg & the Chillin' Dylans, Steve Hinton and more

Charlotte Wrinch / Brain Freeze Trivia night
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Robert’s Creek Legion, 3064 Lower Rd, Robert’s Creek
Presented By:Royal Canadian Legion Branch 219
Cost:by donation
Contact:Gail or Diane
Phone:604.886.9813
Web Link:http://www.robertscreeklegion.ca/events
Wanna have a great evening out at the "Little" Legion? Starting with dinner and a live show, Charlotte Wrinch serenades you with her originals and covers, straight from the heart, from 6 - 7:30 pm. Then stick around after the music for Brain Freeze Trivia night for lots of fun and laughs. See you there.

PR - Art of Listening with Hildegard Westercamp/artist talk
Time:7:00 PM
Location:The Art Centre Powell River Public Art Gallery
Presented By:MAS/PRCAC
Cost:by donation
Contact:Megan Dulcie Dill
Phone:604.414.7020
Email:theartcentrepr@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.projectart.zone
Join international sound artist and acoustic ecologist Hildegard Westercamp at the new art centre in Powell River. This artist talk will include a few of Hildegard's compositional excerpts. This is part of an artist in residence series suppported by MAS and the PRCAC. powellriverartscouncil.ca

"Messiah" Part 3 & Vivaldi's "Gloria" - choir and chamber orchestra
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:St. John's United Church, 5085 Davis Bay Rd., Davis Bay BC
Presented By:Messiah Choir with Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra
Cost:$25.
Tickets:Sechelt Visitor Centre, Laedeli Gifts in Driftwood Mall in Gibsons
Contact:Joy McLeod
Phone:604.883.9248
Messiah Choir will perform Part 3 of Handel's "Messiah", accompanied by string quartet and harpsichord, conducted by Joy McLeod. Vivaldi's "Gloria" will be conducted by Sarah Poon and accompanied by special guests, the Coast Chamber Orchestra. Bach's Concerto in D Minor will be performed on harpsichord with orchestra. A glorious evening of baroque masterpieces.

collapse Saturday, June 03, 2017
Huckleberry Yard Sale Fundraiser
Time:9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:na
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.artsbuilding.org
If you have items to donate call: 604.886.9730.

Halfmoon Bay Community Garage Sale
Time:9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Halfmoon Bay School
Cost:na

Egmont Day
Time:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Egmont Field
Cost:na
We have a big day planned for Egmont's 100 year celebration. Under 12 fishing derby with great prizes followed by a parade, hot lunch, field races,free pony rides and petting zoo, free zodiac tours all topped off with a Coast wide chowder cookoff!

Big Book Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Davis Bay Hall
Cost:na

St John's United Artists Art Show and Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:St John's United Church, Davis Bay
Cost:na

Ron Campbell at Persephone Brewing
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Persephone Brewing
Presented By:Persephone Brewing
Cost:By Donation
Contact:Nicole Wenn
Phone:778.462.3007
All the way from Powell River, bluesman Ron Campbell sings songs from his new album, "The Main Event". Come sip a fine craft brew and listen to "Canada's best-kept blues secret". persephonebrewing.com

Opening Reception: 'Things We Found at the Lake' and 'Jervis Inlet'
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:admission by donation
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
'Things We Found at the Lake' by Cath Hughes and 'Jervis Inlet' by Mavis Assad. Exhibition ends Sunday June 25.

A Birds Tale - Waldorf Ballet
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Chatelech Secondary Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:$15 adults; $10 Sr/Child 12 and under
Tickets:Peggy Sue's, Gibsons; McLash Law, 5725 Teredo St, Sechelt
Sat 6pm; Sun 2pm; An Original 2 act story ballet.

SC Roller Derby - June Boom
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Arena, 5982 Shoal Way
Cost:Adult $10, Senior/Child $5
Doors 5. Red Tide Warning vs Doomsday Bunnies. Family friendly event.

Wood-n-Soo - DJ Night
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$10 members, $15 guests with members
Jason Whyte & Cody Won Konobi

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"Messiah", Part 3 and Vivaldi's "Gloria", choir and chamber orchestra
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:St.John's United Church, 5085 Davis Bay Road, Davis Bay
Presented By:Messiah Choir with special guests Coast Chamber Orchestra
Cost:$25.
Tickets:Sechelt Visitor Centre, Laedeli Gifts in Driftwood Mall in Gibsons
Contact:Joy McLeod
Phone:604.883.9248
Handel's "Messiah", Part 3 will be performed by Messiah Choir, accompanied by string quartet and harpsichord, directed by Joy McLeod. The choir will be accompanied by special guests, Coast Chamber Orchestra and conductor Sarah Poon for Vivaldi's "Gloria". Bach's Concerto in D Minor will also be performed on harpsichord with the orchestra. A glorious afternoon of baroque masterpieces.

Artist Talk by Cath Hughes
Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:admission by donation
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca

collapse Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Women's Connection Spring Buffet Luncheon
Location:Painted Boat, Pender Harbour
Cost:$30 members, $35 non-members
with piano stylings by Ken Johnson.

Advance Care Planning Part 2
Time:1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:Free with registration - call 604 885 3260
Contact:Sechelt Public Library
Phone:604 885 3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
You've attended Advance Care Planning Part 1. You have started the conversation about your future health. NOW the work begins. Put your plan in writing. With guidance from Sunshine Coast Hospice volunteers.

collapse Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Connecting The Lines
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, SC Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Web Link:http://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Featured artists are Trisha Joel (fabric/inks), Cindy Riach (oils), troch (photography) and Kim Oka (mixed media).

Opening Reception - Connecting The Lines
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, SC Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Web Link:http://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Featured artists are Trisha Joel (fabric/inks), Cindy Riach (oils), troch (photography) and Kim Oka (mixed media).

collapse Thursday, June 08, 2017
Ron James Pedal to the Metal
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Rockwood Pavilion, Sechelt
Cost:$55
Tickets:ronjames.ca, GBS, Shell Station Wilson Creek, SC Olive Oil Co., Gibsons
A Fundraising event for Sunshine Coast Sockeye Water Polo. "devastating funny ... genius" Globe and Mail.

Comedy Night with Sunee Dhaliwal
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Grasshopper Pub, Pender Harbour
Cost:$40
Tickets:Grasshopper Pub
Doors 6pm. Also Featuring The extremely funny Andrew Crone and Kate Belton .

collapse Friday, June 09, 2017
Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
June 9-11. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Inaugural run of 'Puddle Jumper Classic'
Time:7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Cliff Gilker Park, 3110 SC Hwy, Roberts Creek
Cost:registration 25k $45; 50k $70.
Tickets:check ultrasignup.com for details
"The Puddle Jumper Classic" it's all about sharing our love for the Lower Sunshine Coast trails with our trail family. A max of 250 entries will be accepted. check ultrasignup.com for details

8th Annual Home & Garden Expo
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Community Centre
Cost:na
Phone:64.885.7989
Life Re-Imagined, Coastal Style.

Artworks Gallery REOPENING
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:New Location - 5697 Cowrie St.
Presented By:Artworks Gallery & Framing
Cost:free
Contact:Cindy Buis
Phone:604.740.2660
Email:artworkstours@telus.net
Come in to help us Celebrate - Meet local Artists and see our new expanded facilities. We will be featuring Donna Swain, Brian Romer, Melissa Tulloch, Lori Morris, Sheila Page, Doug Jinkerson & others. Also, in conjunction with our full line of Picture Framing, Art Cards & Reproductions we will now be selling Art Supplies. Enter to Win Door Prizes.

World Wide Knit in Public Day
Time:10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Unwind Knit and Fibre, Molly's Seaside Market
Presented By:Unwind Knit and Fibre
Cost:none
Contact:Kim Fenton
Phone:604.741.5953
Email:kim@unwindknitandfibre.ca
Just imagine the fun of it!! All kinds of people, all kinds of knitting, all over the world, and right here at home! Bring some knitting, crochet, felting, spinning, a chair, something to drink, and a sun hat if it's sunny, . We'll be knitting outside in the lane, with a view of the beautiful Gibsons Harbour.

Paint The Beach Sign - We will show you how.
Time:12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion Hall, 747 Gibsons Way
Cost:$25
Tickets:eventbrite.ca
Paint Star Party will show you step by step how to create this gorgeous painting! No Artistic Experience Required. paintstarparty@gmail.com

Sechelt Oceans Day Celebration
Time:12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Friendship Park & Trail Bay Waterfront, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.1986
Presented by DOS and SC Conservation Assoc. Enjoy an afternoon of FREE family fun featuring ocean-themed activities and games at Friendship Park and the downtown Trail Bay waterfront. Pick up your Oceans Day Passport at our info booth, and gain stamps at each activity for your chance to win prizes!

Dance on the High Seas
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:Coast Academy of Dance
Cost:Adults $25; Students/Srs $20
Tickets:Lucky Smokehouse, Pretty Natty Duds and at the Door
June 10, 11 at 2pm and 7pm. Coast Academy of Dance celebration 25 years.

Friends of Dinah: An LGBTQ2 All-Ages Golf Scramble & Dinner
Time:3:00 PM
Location:Blue Ocean Golf Club, 6155 Ripple Way, Sechelt
Presented By:Blue Ocean Golf Club & Sunday in the Park with Pride Society
Cost:$10, $30, $60
Tickets:www.blueoceangolf.ca/lgbtqjune10/
Contact:Sue Inglis
Phone:604.886.1950
Put on your best Pride golf garb and tee up for a breezy nine holes in panoramic splendour. Followed by the Burger Buffet (meat/vegetarian) and a fabulous social evening at the Blue Ocean Grill. Youth discount available. For more, call Sue Inglis at 604.886.1950 A fundraiser for Sunday in the Park with Pride Society.

PR - World Oceans Week
Time:5:00 PM
Location:Dwight Hall, Powell River
Cost:$40/person or $35/person (tables of 8)
Tickets:Hindle's Gifts, Taws Cycle & Sports
5-7pm cocktail party with pianist Devon Hanley; 7pm Dave & LOaughing Oyster Dinner Buffet; 8:45pm Silent Auction ends & short live auction, trivia game and more. Proceeds to WOWs ongoing programs & monitoring stations

Spring Concert 'The Play's the Thing'
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:St. Hilda's Anglican Church, 5838 Barnacle St, Sechelt
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir
Cost:By donation
Contact:Rebecca Allain
Phone:694.365.9473
Come join us in a celebration of song with our fifty plus voices mixed choir. There will also be small ensemble performances as well as poetry readings and our traditional singalong. Directed by Sara Douglas and accompanied by Paula Seward. Admission by donation. suncoastphoenixchoir.ca

A Taste of Two Worlds
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Madeira Park Community Hall
Presented By:PH Rotary Club
Cost:$75
Tickets:Rotary Club members, Madeira Park Veterinary Hospital
Sample wines from Europe plus Oregon, California, Chile and New Zealand. Catered by Emelle's. Help support Rotary Youth & Projects in our community.

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Spring Concert - 'The Play's the Thing'
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Calvary Baptist Church, 711 Park Road, Gibsons
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir
Cost:By donation
Contact:Rebecca Allain
Phone:604.365.9473
Web Link:Community choir info with upcoming performances and events
Come join us in a celebration of song with our fifty plus mixed voices including poetry readings, small ensemble performances as well as our traditional singalong. Directed by Sara Douglas and accompanied by Paula Seward.

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PR - PRISMA 2017
Location:Powell River
Cost:various
Tickets:details at orchestra-academy.ca
June 12-24. 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

PR - Academy Children's Choirs
Time:7:00 PM
Location:James Hall 7280 Kemano St, Powell River
Cost:$10; students $5
Tickets:7280 Kemano Street or at door
Phone:604.485.9633
Academy Apprentice Choir ~ Powell River Girls Choir ~ Powell River Boys Choir ~ Academy Singers Conducted by Joanne Hanson & Walter Martella “…the award-winning Academy Choirs present an entertaining evening of songs & movement…”

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Knitting a Community Open House
Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:na
Come in and have a look at what the group is all about

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A Night at the Longhouse
Time:5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Shishalh Nation Traditional Longhouse (5488 Monkey Tree Lane, Sechelt).
Presented By:Talaysay Tours, Candace and Larry Campo of the Shishalh & Squamish Nation
Cost:$48 includes Salmon and Wild Game dinner
Tickets:https://www.aboriginalecotours.com/news-events-blogs/a-night-at-the-longhouse-coast-salish-shishalh-performance-drumming-singing-and-dancing
Contact:Candace Campo
Coast Salish – Shíshálh Performance, Drumming, Singing and Dancing We invite our sunshine coast friends and visitors to join us for our annual well-awaited cultural celebration and performance with an evening of traditional coast salish – shíshálh drumming, singing and dancing. Included will be traditional storytelling and a catered dinner.

You Don't Have to Be Queer to Read Queer Lit
Time:6:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Contact:Heather Evans-Cullen
Phone:604.886.2130
Read a five-minute excerpt from your favourite LGBTQ2-authored book at this open mic. All ages, free, and everyone welcome. Need ideas? LGBTQ2-authored books are on display at both Sechelt and Gibsons libraries throughout June. prideguide.ca/calendar/

Jazz Week - Party Dance
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Leo's Tapas & Grill
Presented By:Gibsons Jazz Festival
Cost:No Cover charge
Contact:Michele
Phone:604.886.9414
Join LUCI & Friends (Scott Jacks, Jamie Bowers, Doug Howden) & Special Guests for a FUN Night of ouzo & dancing celebrating Gibsons Jazz Festival!

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22nd Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Gower Point Road next to the village above Winegarden Park
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Jazz & Entertainment Society
Cost:$20
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
June 16-18. Street Festival June 17th. Watch for band details including Street Performers, Vendors, Tents and seating, kids area, beer garden, food & fun for the whole family

Multicultural Festival
Time:4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Web Link:http://sechelt.bc.libraries.coop/
Outdoor stage at the Sechelt Library. Food, music, dance, crafts and more. Presented by the SC Literacy Coalition, Welcoming Communities and Sechelt Library

Gibsons Jazz Fest - Keith Bennett Trio
Time:8:00 PM
Location:St Bart's Church, Gibsons
Cost:$20
Tickets:share-there.com, MELOmania, WOW Gallery, Strait Music
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://coastjazz.com
Kick off the weekend with Keith Bennett, master of the harmonica is joined by Jodi Proznick on bass and Michael Creber on piano.

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Family Art Time!
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$20 ($15 for GPAG members)
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Join art instructor Miyuki Shinkai for some creative family time on Father's Day weekend. Try out stations for painting, origami, sewing or mixed media.

Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild Quilt Show: Quilts in Our Community
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Hall 5532 SC Hwy
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Quilters guild
Cost:$8 (includes refreshments)
Tickets:5532 Sunshine Coast Hwy (behind McDonalds)
Contact:Karen Biddlecombe
Phone:604.313.1820
June 17-18. Show Challenge, Raffle Quilt, Silent Auction, Community Quilts, Merchants www.scquiltersguild.com

Habitat "Fore" Humanity Father's Day Golf Tournament
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Blue Ocean Golf Course, Sechelt
Cost:$149.95 includes greens fees, power cart, lunch, dinner, beverage tickets & silent auction.
Tickets:Register by phone 604.885.6737 or blueoceangolf.ca/habitatforhumanity

GL Jazz Fest - Street Festival
Time:12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Gower Pt Road above Winegarden Park
Presented By:Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Cost:$20 in advance, $25 at the gate
Tickets:share-there.com, WOW Gallery, MELOmania, Strait Music
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
Daniel Brubeck Quartet, Katherine Penfold Quartet, Deanna Knight and Hot Club of Jazz, Blaine Dunaway Quartet, Elphi/Chat Jazz Band, vendors, street performers, beer garden, food and more

Opening Reception: Jackie Abrams & Friends
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy (in the yurts),
Cost:na
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com

Read Out Loud: A Queer Literary Salon
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa Street, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunday in the Park with Pride Society
Cost:Suggested donation $5
Contact:Andrea Routley
An evening of queer literature, with readings from both emerging and critically acclaimed writers, including Daniel Heath Justice, Michelle Sylliboy and Laurie McConnell. prideguide.ca/calendar/

GL Jazz Fest Dance - Hot Club of Mars
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion,
Presented By:Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Cost:$10 members, $20 guests
Tickets:share-there.com and the Gibsons Legion
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars is back for a night of music, merriment and lots of dance to 50 shades of swing from traditional to the unusual.

Baby Harry Kings of Soul
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$8 members; $16 guests
Super Funky Duo Act

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GL Jazz - Sunday Brunch
Time:11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Leo's Tapas and Grill, Gibsons
Presented By:Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Cost:free with brunch
Tickets:reserve at 604.886.6682
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
Music by Tom Arntzen, multi-talented singer, pianist, actor, a sophisticated, swinging jazz singer/pianist... not to mention the delicious brunch.

Sunday in the Park with Pride & The Little Pride Parade
Time:12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Mission Point Park, Davis Bay
Presented By:Sunday in the Park with Pride Society
Cost:Free
Contact:Laurie Lesk
Phone:604.740.8110
An afternoon picnic with food, games, rainbow crafts, sing-along, pet parade, prizes for Best-Dressed Pet and Best-Behaved Owner, and the “We Are Here for You(th)” allies tent. Discover and connect with our incredible community. Free. All ages. Meet at Davis Bay Pier at noon for the Little Pride Parade!

GL Jazz - Free Outdoor Festival
Time:1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Winegarden Park, Gibsons
Presented By:Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Cost:FREE
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
Featureing the Creek Big Band with vocalist Crystal Spence; multi-instrumentalist Celso Machado and our very own Rakish Angles with Sara Fitzpatrick, violin/vocals; Simon Hocking, mandolin/vocals; Boyd Norman, bass/vocals and Dan Richter, guitar/vocals.

GL Jazz - Jazz Vespers
Time:5:30 PM
Location:St Bart's Church, North Rd & Hwy 101
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
Featuring vocalists Jacquie Allan and Karin Plato with Ron Thompson, guitar and Ken Dalgleish, piano.

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Gibsons School of the Arts Summer Art Workshops 2017
Location:464 South Fletcher Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Gibsons School of the Arts
Cost:$550 (5 day classes) $440 (4 day classes) check website
Tickets:gibsonsartschool.net/register.html
Phone:604 886-9349 or 604 885-2220
Email:contact@gibsonsartschool.net
Web Link:http://http://gibsonsartschool.net
June 19-23, Justin Oglivie, painting the figure/portrait; July 10-14, Lori Sokoluk, watercolour & mixed media; July 17-21 Dominik Modlinski, application of colour contrast; Aug 2-5 Brent Laycock, expressive watercolour; Aug 9-12 Jerry Markham, creating dynamic studio paintings; Aug 14-17 Deborah Tilby, making a good painting.

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Childhood Memories Project Update
Time:10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:free
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
Find out how the Childhood Memories project is going. Launch of the CMP website. Viewing of the Coast Cable DVD produced in November 2016 with people sharing their childhood memories play stories.

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Connecting The Lines - Pride Reception
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:Free
Contact:Anna Nobile
Email:artshowmanager@gmail.com
Web Link:https://www.facebook.com/connectingthelines2017
Pride Reception for second annual queer art show featuring the works of Trisha Joel (fabrics/pen and ink), Cindy Riach (oils), Kim Oka (mixed media), and troch (photography). All welcome.

Cultural Connections: What can we learn from each other about death & dying?
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Chatelech Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Hospice Society
Cost:$15
Tickets:Sechelt Visitors' Centre, MELOmania, Laedeli, Share-There
Contact:Donna Shugar
Phone:604.740.0475
Email:info@coasthospice.com
The SC Hospice Society joins with members of the Sechelt First Nation to explore how we can better understand death and prepare for dying. Coast Salish Elder, Mr. Gene Harry, and Dr. Doris Barwich, Executive Director of the B.C. Centre for Palliative Care, will share the practices of their respective cultures and participate in discussion during this thought provoking evening event. www.coasthospice.com

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
June 23-25. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

Paint & Plait: Bias Plaited Baskets with Jackie Abrams
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy (in the yurts), just north of Madeira Park
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$395 plus $19.8 gst
Contact:Yvonne Stowell
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com
June 23-25. Paint & create your own basket materials using acrylic paint on heavy cotton paper, a very user-friendly material. Learn about surface design techniques and tools, while applying colours and creating textures. Then investigate the possibilities of bias plaiting, a wonderfully versatile technique. Weave baskets that are symmetrical or sculptural, with graceful curves or angular shoulders, with corners, feet, double walls or covers.

Georgia Fats
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gumboot Restaurant, Roberts Creek
Cost:$15 suggested donation at the door.
The Georgia Fats - gritty diesel soaked blues and groove kicked straight from the dark red edge of dawn. Barry Taylor - Drums / Boyd Norman - Bass / Joël Fafard - Slide Guitar and Voice

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Roberts Creek Reconciliation Circle and Blanket Exercise
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek School Gym
Cost:Free but must register by phone or text 604.740.6400
The morning will take the form of The KAIROS Blanket Exercise led by experienced local Facilitators with a Circle Dialogue debrief to follow. The event will be witnessed by Elders of this place. Then a meal will be shared. Information on the nature of the activity can be found here www.kairosblanketexercise.org. The opportunity is open to all Sunshine Coasters, and acknowledges the location of Roberts Creek on both shishálh and Skwxwú7mesh territory.

6th Annual Gibsons Grind Gran Fondo
Time:10:15 AM
Location:start at Langdale Ferry
Cost:sold out
50km, 70km routes for riders of all levels. Info www.gibsonsgrindgranfondo.com/

Sunshine Coast Pride Dance
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:$20 or sliding scale at the door
Tickets:Laedeli Gifts, Strait Coffee, Sechelt Hemp Shop, Laverne's Grill, MELOmania
Dance, DJs, drinks and the Kissing Booth! It’s good old-fashioned fun, folks!

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WordPlay in the Park - Children and Youth Festival
Location:Rockwood, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Festival of Written Arts
Cost:Free
Web Link:http://www.writersfestival.ca
Celebrating the Sunshine Coast Writers Festival 35th Anniversary. Featuring Haida storyteller Kung Jaadee, songs and storytelling with Rick Scott and spoken word with Jillian Christmas and Ronnie Dean Harris (aka Ostwelve). More details to come. Adults are welcome too.

Festival of the Written Arts - Free Family Event
Time:11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Festival Pavilion, Rockwood Centre
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Cost:FREE
Tickets:n/a
Contact:Jane Davidson
Phone:604.885.9631
Email:jane@writersfestival.ca
Web Link:http://writersfestival.ca
The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts is planning a free family event for Sunday, June 25 at the Rockwood Centre in Sechelt. This is our 35th Anniversary gift to the community. Programming will include events for children and youth. More details to come!

Music Recital
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
Cost:Donation
Year-end Recital featuring the Music Students of Luci Herder. Everyone Welcome! Admission by donation.

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Lund Co-op Farmers Market
Time:1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Water Taxi Lawn, Lund
Cost:na

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Sechelt's Got Talent Show
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre
Cost:na

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
July 7-9. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

BC Bike Race
Location:Powell River to Langdale
Cost:na
July 7 - 9 on the Sunshine Coast. Watch for details bcbikerace.com

Pender Harbour Days
Time:5:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Millenium Park, Pender Harbour
Presented By:Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society, Pender Harbour & District Chamber of Commerce
Cost:Free
Contact:Mike Price
Email:phdays@penderharbour.ca
July 7-9. An annual celebration of our marine heritage with historical boats, land-based heritage displays, sailing competitions, combined with an arts fair and entertainment. Lots of great family fun! Full Schedule on website including a heritage boat parade around Pender Harbour on the Friday evening, and tons of fun activities Saturday and Sunday. penderharbourdays.ca

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51st Annual Halfmoon Bay Country Fair
Location:Coopers Green Park, Halfmoon Bay
Cost:na
July 8 - 9. Theme this year is Super Heroes. Watch for details

SCRD Gambier Community Dialogues
Time:10:30 AM
Location:Gambier Island Community Hall
Cost:na
This is an opportunity for one on one conversation with the SCRD Board and staff, in a casual, family friendly, drop-in style setting.

The SC Community Services Beach Family Picnick
Time:11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Mission Point Park, Davis Bay
Cost:na
Bring a blanket and a picnic. Everyone is Welcome!

SCRD Keats Island Community Dialogues
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Keats Camp Pilot House
Cost:na
This is an opportunity for one on one conversation with the SCRD Board and staff, in a casual, family friendly, drop-in style setting.

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Grohovac-Ibison Classical Guitar Duo
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Living Faith Lutheran Church, Sechelt
Presented By:Coast Guitar Group
Cost:$20
Tickets:At the door
Contact:John Farmer
Phone:604.886.0031
The Grohovac-Ibison Duo, Janet Grohovac and Chad Ibison, will be returning to the Coast for another guitar performance. The Austin, Texas based duo will be playing duets and solo classical guitar music. The Grohovac-Ibison duo performs exclusively on Blackwell Guitars made here on the Sunshine Coast.

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PR - 22nd Powell River Logger Sports
Location:Loggers Memorial Bow at Willingdon Beach
Cost:$5, $10 family; under 12 yrs $3
July 14-16. Fri 3pm; Sat & Sun 10am. World and Canadian Championships

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Annual Texada Fly-in 2017
Time:9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Gillies Bay Airfield, Texada Island
Cost:na
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 www.texada.org

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
July 21-23. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Sea Cavalcade - 49th Anniversary
Location:various locations in Gibsons
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.3059
July 29-30, "Circus by the Sea" many events, parade, food, fun, fireworks, games and more. more info www.seacavalcade.ca

Texada Island Blues and Roots Festival 2017
Location:Gillies Bay Ball Park, Texada Island
Cost:tba
Contact:Gerald Childress
Phone:250.334.7049
July 29, 12 noon - 9pm; July 30, 11am-6pm. celebrating music and our region. Most of our performers are local – from within 100 km of Gillies Bay. We have a diverse group of performers for your enjoyment while showcasing Texada Island, the largest island in the Gulf Island chain. More info texadabluesfestival.cam

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Aug 4-6. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Garlic Festival
Location:Persephone Brewing Co
Cost:Free
the best garlic and produce avaqilable - farm fresh produce, garlic tasting, food vendors, farm games, log sawing competition, garlic toss plus.

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Creek Daze 2017
Location:Roberts Creek
Presented By:Roberts Creek Community Association
Cost:Free Event during the day
Higgeldy Piggeldy Parade followed at noon by local music, vendors, food, kids area at the Pier. Watch for details http://robertscreekcommunity.ca

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Sunshine Coast Fiddleworks Camp
Location:YMCA Camp Elp0hinstone, Gibsons
Cost:info fiddleworks.ca/sunshine-coast-camp.html
Aug 13-17. The camp will start with the Instructor's Showcase concert on Sunday evening (August 13), with classes running Monday to Thursday, and a final Student Gala Concert on Thursday (August 17) evening. More info fiddleworks.ca/sunshine-coast-camp.html

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35th 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 17, 18, 19, 20. 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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13th 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 18-20. 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 Public Library
Cost:na
Aug 18-20. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Texada Rock in Pride 2016
Location:Shelter Point Park, Texada Island Gillies Bay Rd
Cost:tba
Aug 19. All welcome.

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3rd Annual Sechelt Paddling Festival
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:6583 Sechelt Inlet Rd (just past Porpoise Bay Provincial Park)
Cost:na
Enjoy the traditional Welcome Ashore Ceremony, the Dog Dock Diving Contest, vendors and more.

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Rogue Arts Festival
Location:Clarke Farms, 1802 Tyson Road, Sechelt, BC, V0N 1A0
Presented By:Rogue Arts Festival
Cost:roguefest.ca
Contact:Janet Rowell
Web Link:http://roguefest.ca
Aug 25-27. Rogue Fest is a 3-day, outdoor, arts festival featuring over 70 musicians as part of the MainStage Series (including our Collective Sets featuring musicians playing together for the first time!), Human Foosball, the Rogue Art Gallery, the Workshop Series, the Creation Station, local food, an on-site Sing-Along, the Libation Station featuring micro-brews, and and AND….. the Rogue Arts Festival has a bit of something for everyone! More festival info at roguefest.ca

7th Annual Run the Rock Marathon 2017
Time:7:00 AM
Location:Starts Shelter Point Regional Park, Texada Island
Cost:fees on website
Contact:Rob McWilliam
Phone:604.486.0377
also Half & 8K. more info runtexada.ca

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Powell River Studio Tour 2017
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Powell River
Presented By:Powell River Studio Tour
Cost:na
Contact:Brenda Neall
Phone:604.487.0960
Email:brenda_neall@telus.net
Web Link:http://powellriverartists.com
Aug 26-27 This free, self-guided tour, gives participants the opportunity to experience the diverse talents of Powell River’s vibrant artistic community and meet many of the artists in their working environments. Participating artist bios and maps can be found online at www.powellriverartists.com. You can also follow the tour on Facebook at www.facebook.com/powellriverstudiotour

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Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp
Location:Camp Sunrise, Langdale
Presented By:SC Spinners & Weavers Guild
Cost:tba
Sept 8-10. Spinning, weaving, kitting, socials, show & tell, vendors market, discussion. Presented by the Sunshine Coast Spinners & Weavers Guild scswg.org

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Obsession-Theatre from London via satellite
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt,
Cost:$15; $10 under 18
Tickets:at the theatre
Phone:604.885.4597
Web Link:http://ravenscrytheatre.com
Starring Jude Law. Stage adaptation of Visconti's film. Chilling tale of passion and destruction. Live broadcast from London via satellite.

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Sept 1-3. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Wood Expo 2017
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.

Shane Koyczan: Gala fundraiser for the SC Hospice Society
Time:6:30 PM
Location:Rockwood Pavilion, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Hospice Society
Cost:$30
Tickets:Sechelt Visitors' Centre, MELOmania, Laedeli, Share-There.com
Contact:Donna Shugar
Phone:604.740.0475
6:30pm wine reception (no host bar) with Jazz artist Ken Dalgleish & friends. Main concert 8pm. SC Hospice celebrates its 30th anniversary with a gala fundraising concert featuring spoken word artist Shane Koyczan. The show will be opened by singer/songwriter Simon Paradis and Kara Stanley, author of the acclaimed memoir, Fallen. www.coasthospice.com

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Sechelt Arts Festival 2017
Location:various locations in Sechelt
Cost:tba
Email:diana@secheltartsfestival.com
Web Link:http://secheltartsfestival.com
Oct 12-22, 2017. coast artists of aboriginal & non-aboriginal heritage in a multi-media cross-cultural collaboration to create new works & stories Art Exhibition

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Library
Cost:na
Oct 13-15. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

9th Annual Mushroom Festival
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Rbts Creek Hall, Madeira Park Community Hall
Cost:Fri. $10; Sat. $3/hall entrance; Sun foray/cook-up $30
Web Link:http://www.scshroom.org
Oct 13-15. Details to come

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Wear From Here
Time:6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, 3206 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Presented By:Fibre Friends
Cost:TBA
Tickets:TBA
Contact:Verna Chan
Phone:604.886.3114
Email:vernachan@telus.net
Experience the artistry of clothing and fibre artists on this very special night of fabulous food and wearables from The Sunshine Coasts own designers, jewellery, fibre artists and more! The show will feature many categories of locally designed clothing and accessories. From a 'slow clothes' approach--garments/accessories made from locally-sourced/hand-spun/hand-woven and hand-painted fabrics--to recycled or commercially-available materials; entries may be hand-knitted, crocheted, felted, sewn or otherwise crafted. Accessories: Hats, jewellery, handbags, shawls, etc. will also be featured. It is our wish to give designers on the Sunshine Coast, and the fabulous things that are made here, an opportunity to be showcased in the best possible light, and to give a good representation of what is available to those who seek locally designed and created clothing and accessories!

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SUNSHINE COAST ART CRAWL 2017
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 20-22, 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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Pender Harbour Choir Winter Concert
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden
Cost:$20
Email:mstuartstubbs@gmail.com

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Pender Harbour Choir Winter Concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour School of Music
Cost:$20

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