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January 2020

Opportunity: Apply Now for Investment Readiness Program Funding

January 18 @ 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 pm, repeating until February 10, 2020

Applications are open for the Investment Readiness Program (IRP). Deadline to apply is February 10, 2020. The IRP offers funding of up to $100,000 to support social purpose organizations, which includes non-profits, charities, co-ops, and for-profit social enterprises, to advance towards or become ready for social finance investment. The funding can also be used to access outside expert advice or services, or create dedicated staff capacity to achieve business or mission growth strategy goals. For more information, including program guidelines…

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Opportunity: Call for LGBTQ2+ Artists

January 18 @ 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 pm, repeating until March 9, 2020

| The Art Centre, Powell River
Free

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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Odonata SongRise-Community Song Circle

January 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | St John’s United Church, Sechelt
$2.00

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. And we sing for the child…

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SongShine

January 21 @ 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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Climate Action Speaker Series

January 21 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 18, 2020

| Gibsons Public Market, Gibsons
Free

The NSMEC team will be hosting public talks featuring an all-star lineup of environmental leaders sharing their insights on climate action in this time of crisis. Jan 15 - Jay Ritchlin, Director General, BC and Western Region, David Suzuki Foundation Feb 18 - Jimena Eyzaguirre, International Team Director and Climate Change Adaptation Lead, ESSA Technologies Ltd

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Songs, Poems, and Tales With Happy Endings!

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons
by donation

Discouraged or even burnt-out by recent bad-news events and coming catastrophes? Here's a way to lighten your mood and everyone else's! Five-minute mic, 7 to 9, at the incomparable Gibsons Public Art Gallery! All ages and levels of performance welcome! Sign up at juncojan@eastlink.ca! "Say it in five while you're still alive!" By donation to this lovely gallery!

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Pender Harbour Wildlife Society present Rainforest Limit of Splendour film

January 21 @ 7:00 pm | Pender Harbour Seconday School, Madeira Park
Free

This film is an evocative journey, contrasting forestry as practised for ten thousand years by First Nations people with modern logging. Refreshments and meeting to follow.

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Farm Gate Market

January 22 @ 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
Free

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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Clothing Swap

January 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons
Free

Bring your clean clothes and accessories to the library for someone else to love — and take home something new-to-you! (Please only bring items in good condition!)

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“Ocean of Mystery / Ocean of Change”

January 22 @ 7:00 pm | Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre, Gibsons

Laugh a little? Learn a little? Maybe a lot? A presentation that truly is aimed at inspiration and action. The Marine Detective, Jackie Hildering of the Marine Education & Research Society is back. The emphasis will be on how little we know about the life-sustaining force on our planet; and thereby the great need for education, precaution, connection and humility. Jackie has been referenced as the stand-up comedian of conservation whereby the presentation promises to be as entertaining as is…

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Locals Day

January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

| Tapworks Brewing Co., Gibsons
Free

Thursdays - hosting the best food trucks on the coast, have live music and feature our core beers (just $4 for a 12oz!).

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Come Skate with Us – Free

January 23 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Come give CanSkate a try! We're offering a Try-it-Free session for children 12 and under includes a lesson from Professional Skating Coaches! Skate and Helmet rentals available. Gibsons Ice Arena For more info: registrar@sunshinecoastskatingclub.ca

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Crafty Grieving Support Group

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 30, 2020

| Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
$25

Thursdays to Jan 30. we will explore different art mediums and we'll be able to share our story, listen to others and support each other through rough times. 10 spaces available, please pre-register. Hosted by Nurit of Rockin'deed

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Driftwood Players AGM

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons

Robbie Burns Night

January 24 @ 6:00 pm | Gibsons Legion Hall, Gibsons
$50

3 course traditional Scottish meal, Scotch Tasting, Pipers, Highland Fiddlers & more. Formal Dress, Kilts, Evening Wear. In support of our veteran's programme.

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Robby Burns Nite Gibsons Legion

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm | Gibsons Legion, Gibsons
$50

West coast fiddlers. Bag pipes, haggis, good friends, good music, tickets $50.00, Buy at Gibsons Legion, Wakefield Jewellers or your friendly Free Mason. Formal attire. Hosted by Mount Elphinstone Lodge 130 Masonic Society

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Introduction to Project Drawdown

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Free

The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. Learn about the ideas presented in Paul Hawken's bestselling book and how you can get involved. Join us for a stimulating and thought-provoking evening!

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Invasive Plant Removal at Malcolm Creek by SC Streamkeepers

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until January 26, 2020

Free

Our monthly invasive plant removal event is happening the last Saturday each month, so please put on your calendars! We also have some ferns to plant in place of the ivy, holly and laurel! Please bring work gloves, eye protection, sturdy boots and small clippers if you have them. DIRECTIONS: We will be at the bottom of Metcalfe Road (follow 'Beach Access' sign off Lower Road). We will meet on the bridge over Malcolm Creek .

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Repair Cafe

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons

Bring items in need of repair.

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MUSE: Open Mic at the Library

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons

It's a new year...so anything goes! Share 5 minutes of poetry, prose or song on whatever moves you! Sign up in advance by calling the library at 604.886.2130 or sign up at the event.

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February 2020

Pruning Tips

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens, Sechelt

Cheryl Topping will lead an informative discussion on the hows, whys, and whens to prune your trees and shrubs. No pre-registration required, admission by donation ($10 suggested).

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Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers

February 3 @ 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 March 2, 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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Seed-Saving Basics, with Leonie Croy

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons
Free

Love growing vegetables, yet puzzled by saving seeds? Learn the basics of growing good quality seed at the easy level, and explore planning an appropriate spot for your seed plants. You will go home with a free handout, a packet of seeds, and a clear understanding of how the Gibsons Seed-Sharing Library works. Start saving your own seeds this year and save money! Call 604.886.2130 to register. With Leonie Croy of the Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective

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Odonata SongRise

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every 1st Wednesday of the month
| Living Faith Lutheran Church, Sechelt
$2.00

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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