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May 2021

Sunshine Coast Elder College Spring Course Offerings: Festival of the Written Arts Preview, PM Session

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Online
$35

5 Thursdays to June 3. We invite former and new participants to join us for the 19th year of this interactive course, in which members of the group are encouraged to express their observations in open and friendly conversation — much like a book club setting. We’ll read and discuss a book by each of five Canadian authors appearing at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. The chosen authors and books titles will be provided well in advance.…

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SCCA 2021 Virtual AGM

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Zoom

You are invited to join the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association's 2021 Virtual AGM where we celebrate our achievements throughout the past year and look forward to what's to come! Join us on Zoom here.

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SC Natural History Zoom Speaker: John Saremba presents ‘Bats’

May 7 @ 7:30 pm | Zoom
Free

Discover the enormous value of bats in providing natural pest control and other benefits to our environment. This presentation will provide insights into the unique characteristics and features of bats, as well as their habitat requirements. John will also describe key components of a comprehensive bat stewardship and community volunteer program in the Tri-Cities region. Registration details will be sent to members or contact by email here.

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Sechelt Farmers’ Market

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 25, 2021

| End of Cowrie Street, Sechelt
Free

to Sept 25. Currently limited to food onlyvendors from all over the Sechelt Peninsula sell the finest merchandise the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Physical distancing and sanitizing practices in effect. ⁣ Come out and support your local makers, bakers and growers!

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Mom and Me Storywalk

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 8, 2021

Celebrate Mother’s Day early with a family Storywalk outside through the gardens at Rockwood Centre at 5511 Shorncliffe Avenue. Book provided by the Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition. More info 604.885.3260

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Mothers Day Bake & Chocolate Sale

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 8, 2021

| Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons

May 7 & 8. Bart's Bakers are busy ... joined by Hooray Truffles with organic, vegan chocolates. A fundraiser for St Bartholomew's Anglican Church fundraiser.

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Repair Cafe

May 8 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm | Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt

Free, while you wait, repair to domestic devices from around the home by some neat people. For more info call the library at 604.885.3260 or email here.

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SC Streamkeepers Chapman Creek Invasive Plant Removal

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

We are adding a new location to begin removing invasive plants - Chapman Creek! We will continue to host this event at this location on the second Saturday of the month, May 8th. JOIN US! We ask that everyone that attends wear a mask and be mindful of physical distancing throughout the event. Thank you! DIRECTIONS: You will find us at Brookman Park at the Chapman Creek Road bridge on Hwy 101. There is a parking lot on the northern…

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May Bird Migration Webinar with Alexis Harrington

May 9 @ 3:00 pm | Zoom
$15

This workshop will go through what birds we can expect to see during May on the Sunshine Coast. We'll run through who's migrating, how to identify the key birds, and where you can expect to see them. This workshop is also interactive. After the initial walk through, participants have the option to be camera on/unmuted to share their current birding journey. You can share where you have been birding and ask questions of the entire group. It is also completely…

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PR – Walk, Run & Hike for Hospice

May 9 @ 8:29 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:29 pm, repeating until May 9, 2021

May 2-9. We've gone virtual! Participate from anywhere, anytime! Join as a team for your family, workplace, or social group, or join as an individual and raise money to help support Powell River Hospice Society's fundraising efforts! This is a fun activity for adults and children alike! To learn more, check out our fundraising page, and sign up or make a donation today! PRHS provides service to Powell River and the qathet Regional District, including Tla'amin First Nation and Texada…

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Beachcombers Advanced Toastmasters

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 13, 2021

| Zoom meeting

Join us on the second Monday of each month to improve your speaking and leadership skills. Meet in a supportive environment where we are all learning to hone our skills.

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Monday Night Trivia – Virtual

May 10 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 31, 2021

| Tapworks Brewing Co., Gibsons

A weekly live and interactive trivia show broadcasted. This virtual version brings all the fun of pub quizzes right to your living room! 4 categories of 9 questions, for a total of 36 mind testing trivial queries! Using ZOOM, you and your most knowledgeable friends, can form a team of up to 6 players. You'll be able to have your very own private team room to discuss your answers. Zoom link: here. More info tapworkstrivia@gmail.com.

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Sustainable Sunshine Coast

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
free

Please join us for an engaging one-hour session on how sustainability measures can save you money, support your business practices and provide more positive customer experiences. Sustainable Sunshine Coast is a project of the Sunshine Coast Destination Development Council, which is led by Johan Stroman of Heartwood Solutions, Susan Rybar of Vardo Creative and Sunshine Coast Tourism, Executive Director, Paul Kamon. Click here to register

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YMind Teen Mindfulness Group

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 18, 2021

Free

Our Youth Mindfulness program YMind, is starting up again soon, on April 6th! This is a free program funded by the YMCA and the SCCSS. We have all felt the stress of the times we are living in, and our youth are no exception. We have run two successful programs now, offering youth a chance to learn about the benefits of mindfulness for mental health and wellbeing. This interactive program for teens aged 12-18 will meet online on Zoom for…

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Farm Gate Market

May 12 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 30, 2021

| Masonic Hall, Roberts Creek
Free

Wednesdays 1:30 - 5:30pm. Year round presented by The Sunshine Coast Ecological Farmers Market Society. Selling local, organic, home made, best quality products to our community. Inside Masonic Hall and parking lot.

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Roberts Creek Community Farm Market

May 12 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 30, 2021

| Roberts Creek Community Hall, Roberts Creek

COVID protocols in place! Masks mandatory. You can also pre-order products from 'The Farm' by Monday night to www.myfarmer.ca

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Sunshine Coast Elder College Spring Course Offerings: Spring Birding on the Sunshine Coast

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Zoom
$35

3 Wednesdays to May 26. Participate in a wonder of Nature: Spring bird migration in peak season.  Identify birds in different habitats: We will virtually visit, “The Marsh” in Sechelt, Sargeant Bay Park in Halfmoon Bay and the Mahon Trail in Gibsons. We will discuss identifying birds, selection of field guides, and optical and electronic equipment. Presenters & Leaders: Tony Greenfield, John Hodges & Rand Rudland.

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Butterflies of the Sunshine Coast

May 12 @ 7:00 pm | Online
Free

Join Tony Greenfield and Rand Rudland as they review some of the 40 species of butterflies known to occur on the Sunshine Coast. More info and registration here.

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PR – Drawn Together

May 13 @ 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

| Online

Kids 8-12, join visual artist Luke Ramsey on Thursdays after school for 45 minutes of drawing together online. Virtual sessions will be interactive with prompts and exercises and plenty of space to share your ideas and creations. For more information or to register, contact Children’s Services Coordinator, Sonia Zagwyn 604.485.4796. A weblink will be emailed to participants.

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Taste of Sechelt

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 16, 2021

May 14 - 16. Visit Downtown Sechelt to experience fabulous eats and treats from local eateries, pubs and cafes. Participating businesses will offer a $6 menu item or special, for DINE IN, PATIO DINING or TAKE OUT. Look for the TASTE OF SECHELT poster in participating shop windows or FOLLOW us on Instagram and Facebook for more information @secheltdowntown

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Botanical Gardens Open

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2021

| Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens, Sechelt

Summer hours Fri-Tues, 11am-4pm. Covid-19 safety protocols in place. Check website for any changes. Admission is free for members; suggested $5 donation for non-members. Paths are for human walkers! Neither bicycles nor dogs are allowed. Service animals are always welcome

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Genealogy Tutoring with Teresa

May 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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weekly on Friday
| Sechelt Public Library, Sechelt

Appointments available on Mondays, 12:30-1:30 and Fridays, 1:30-2:30. Are you interested in starting your family tree? Want to know more about using Ancestry Library Edition? Or need help with your on-going genealogy research? Call the library to book a one-on-one session with Teresa, our genealogy tutor. Mask wearing and social distancing observed.

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SC Astronomy Speaker Series: Ray Kostaschuk

May 14 @ 7:00 pm | Zoom

a geoscientist specializing in sedimentary processes in rivers, lakes and estuaries. He was a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Guelph for 25 years. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environmental Science at SFU where he works with Professor Jeremy Venditti and graduate students on sedimentation in the Fraser River. His topic will be: Rivers of the Solar System Use this link to join our Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83892103732?pwd=R1RpVkRTLzB3eDFZcWs0enFhczkwdz09  

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Opportunity: Call for Submissions: Q(uee)R Zine

May 14 @ 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until June 15, 2021

Free

Deadline June 15. Powell River's What the Plus (+) LGBTQ2S+ Fest (theme: Creative Self Portrait) (Exhibition July 22- Aug 7 at The Art Centre qathet Public Gallery in Powell River, BC) has a ZINE component this year : it's called QR Zine and we want you to submit content to us - your original comics, illustrations, photos, writing, ideas, sketches, with optional QR code linked online content, on the 'creative self LGBTQ2S+ portrait'. See link for details here.    

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