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February 2020

PR – 76th Annual Festival of the Performing Arts

February 28 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until March 6, 2020

Feb 22 - Mar 6. Amateur performers in piano, voice, strings, wind and brass instruments, speech arts, amateur choirs, bands, string and jazz ensembles, and dance are invited to perform in the Powell River Festival of the Performing Arts. Held in various locations. Grand Concert Friday, March 6, 7pm, Evergreen Theatre. For complete details click here.

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Youth Outreadh Pop Up Party

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Gibsons Building Supplies Parking Lot, Gibsons

Come hang out this Friday. Free food, fire pit and more. Bring your friends and spend a fun Friday evening with us! Hope to see you there! :) #yopopup #transcareBC

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Business Excellence Awards

February 28 @ 5:45 pm - 10:00 pm | Blue Ocean Golf & Country Club, Sechelt
$90 – $110

Presented by Gibsons, Sechelt & Pender Harbour Chambers of Commerce. Gala Dinner, piano and vocals by the Musical Duo, Shine.

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Swing Dancing

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, repeating until March 27, 2020

| Davis Bay Hall, Sechelt

2nd and 4th Friday. Feb 28, Mar 13, 27. East Coast Swing Dancing is energetic and gleefull. The first half hour is dedicated to instruction of the 'steps' then there is social dancing until 9:30 pm to practice or just dance as you wish.

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February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
$10 – $15

This month featuring Bradley Wells, instrumental acoustic guitar followed by 'Bits of String' with the family of Kaia Nielsen, vocals / acoustic bass; Mari Nielsen, vocals / violin and Mark Lebbell, vocals / guitar. After the break, poet Shelley Harrison Rae will read followed by Sh-Boom with Mike Weber, Colin Mailey, Boyd Norman and introducing their newest singer, Ron Leclerc joined by Sacha Fassaert, guitar and Barry Taylor, drums and special guest Maddy Weber. Slide show of past performers and…

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Bird House Contest Deadline

February 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Create your own bird house! Use foraged materials, used materials, new materials let your creativity lead the way. The bird houses will be in a silent auction. On February 29th to drop off please comment and the organizer will give you the address. Drop off time is between 12-4pm.  More info and contact through Silent auction dates in March will be announced a.s.a.p.

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Tapworks Turns Three

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm | Tapworks Brewing Co., Gibsons

You're invited to our third birthday! It'll be an all day taco and beer party with live music throughout the day!! Salt & Swine - all day Grant Olsen - 2:30 Sam Pulpo (Cronneloctopus) - 9pm - close $1 off all 16 oz drinks

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Repair Cafe

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons

Bring your items in need of repair.

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Stand Up for Mental Health

February 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Gibsons Public Market, Gibsons

Mental Health Public Awareness and Fundraising event featuring the award winning comedy group 'Stand Up For Mental Health'. Reception and silent auction  followed by the stand-up comedy show which looks at the lighter side of mental health and uses comedy to help reduce stigma. Their show is hilarious and informative. Held in Coastal Room, upstairs, by donation. Comedy show at 2:15.

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Saturday Live Music

February 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2020

| Gibsons Public Market, Gibsons

Join us every Saturday in The Atrium from 2:30 -4:30 pm for live music.

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March 2020

Dance Temple

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

| Roberts Creek Community Hall, Roberts Creek

Sundays: Mar 1 Waui; Mar 8 - Aerion; Mar 15, 29.

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Meet & Eat

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Village Restaurant, Sechelt

Voice Lab Social. Each month the Voice Social will have a different topic for discussion, with the hour and a half event structured with prepared questions for each table to explore and chat about in between orders of food and drinks. The topic for March 1st is Community, with questions such as: 1. Do you feel engaged in the community, activities, events, action? 2. What brought you here today? 3. What is it about community that brought you here today?…

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A Céilí 5 Rhythms Dance (Moving Meditation)

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Chaster House, Gibsons
$15 – $20

Join us after our John O'Donahue poetry reading (starts at 3 pm) and share, for a potluck and 5 Rhythms Movement Class. No experience necessary! Only a willingness to explore moving your body the way it feels like moving in the moment. Great Music, experience the work of Gabrielle Roth, and celebrate in community.

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Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers

March 2 @ 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until May 4, 2020

| St John’s United Church, Sechelt

1st Monday each month. Doors at 11:30, library open until 12:25. Different program each month. Meetings end at around 3:00; bring your lunch, and something to knit.

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Courage Under Fire: Women and Girls in Afghanistan

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt

Dr. Lauryn Oates, executive director of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, will describe the current status of women and girls in Afghanistan, sharing updates from the education, health, government, economy, media and other sectors, as well as how Afghan women are responding to the prospect of "peace talks" with the Taliban. She will also describe the work of CW4WAfghan, a registered charity that runs education programs throughout Afghanistan, and that has worked in support of Afghan women and girls…

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Monday Night Trivia

March 2 @ 7:00 pm
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Weekly on Monday
| Tapworks Brewing Co., Gibsons

Fun-filled, whacky trivia hosted by amazing hosts! One part skill-testing and 2 parts goofy.

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Opportunity: Call for LGBTQ2+ Artists

March 2 @ 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until March 9, 2020

| The Art Centre, Powell River

Deadline March 9, 2020. For June 20 - July 26 2020  'What the Plus (+) Show - Exploding the Gradients of Gender + Sexuality through the Arts on the BC Coast. Featuring emerging and established artists who identify or are allies across the gender/sexual spectrum from within 50 miles of Powell River (qathet Regional District, and lower Sunshine Coast. Opening in Powell River at the Art Centre, June 20, 2020.

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March 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 2, 2020

| Calvary Baptist Church, Gibsons, Gibsons

Tuesdays to June 2, 2020. We offer an immersive, holistic and fun program that is based on the leading edge science of neuroplasticity and the brain’s ability to reorganize and change itself! By stimulating alternative brain pathways singing and music fortify both the singing and speaking voice. SongShine engages participants in a music therapy-based singing intervention that can significantly improve voice, respiratory control, and swallowing, while enhancing the quality of life for people that struggle with vocal atrophy due to…

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PR – HELIT TŦE SȽOṈ, ET (Let the Herring Live) – Talk

March 3 @ 7:00 pm | Max Cameron Theatre, Powell River

Join Eric Pelkey (Hereditary Chief of Tsawout of the W̱SÁNEĆ) and Briony Penn (writer, naturalist, educator) to discuss the restoration of the Salish Sea's distinct herring populations in order to bring vitality back to communities for whom herring was a foundational species.

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PR – Memoir Writing for Seniors

March 4 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
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Wed Feb 5 - Mar 25
| Powell River Library, Powell River

Wednesdays, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm. Feb 5 - Mar 25. Free. No writing or computer experience necessary. Contact Sandra to register: or 604.485.4796

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Farm Gate Market

March 4 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

| Masonic Hall, Roberts Creek

Wednesdays year round presented by The Sunshine Coast Ecological Farmers Market Society. Selling local, organic, home made, best quality products to our community. Masonic Hall and parking lot.

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Livability by Design: Medellin’s Miraculous Transformation

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Gibsons Public Library, Gibsons

While in Medellin, Colombia, Nick Smith, a director with Transportation Choices Sunshine Coast (TraC), rode buses, subways, gondolas, free bicycles, and experienced the many pedestrian thoroughfares that have become commonplace there. Join us at this interactive presentation to get informed and inspired to imagine sustainable transportation possibilities on the Sunshine Coast! TraC is a local community group that promotes alternatives to private vehicles, including walking, cycling and public transit, in order to improve inclusiveness and livability.

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Climate Action Speaker Series: Jay Ritchlin

March 4 @ 6:30 pm | Gibsons Public Market, Gibsons

The NSMEC team will be hosting public talks featuring environmental leaders sharing their insights on climate action in this time of crisis.  Jay Ritchlin, Director General, BC and Western Region, David Suzuki Foundation

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Odonata SongRise

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every 1st Wednesday of the month
| Living Faith Lutheran Church, Sechelt

Every 1st Wednesday of the month. A joyful participatory singing time for all ages. No experience required. All songs and parts are taught by the oral method of 'call and response'. Bring an open mind and heart. Be prepared to make lovely sounds, share laughter and make friends. Neuroscience has shown that singing in community improves mood, and creates connections between people. And it is fun! We sing songs from around the world and from song circle across North America.…

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