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Sunshine Coast Circular Economy Lunch n’ Learn

Join the Synergy Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization (SCREDO) for a virtual lunch n’ learn on December 10, from 12:00-1:00pm to explore a vision of a thriving circular economy on the Sunshine Coast and the role that entrepreneurs, businesses and consumers can play.

Ocean Optimism Speaker Series: Establishing Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region

The Ocean Optimism Speaker Series aims to provide hope in these challenging times by educating the community on exciting ocean initiatives.

Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region is officially Canada’s 19th biosphere region. To receive such a designation, an area must possess features of unique global significance. Ruth Simons, Lead of the Howe Sound Biosphere Region, will join us to speak to the special biological features of Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound.

A warm thank you to our presenting sponsor, the Sunshine Coast Foundation, for making the Ocean Optimism Series possible!

Digital painting on iPad through Eldercollege

Participants will:
Be introduced to the creation of digital art on iPads and mobile devices
-Learn the basic features of commonly used digital art programs/applications
-View the main steps, tools and effects used to create digital art
-Be encouraged to create sampler pages of all the exciting brushes and tools available
-Watch a step-by-step digital art creation process with live demo
Paula O’Brien has been exploring digital painting and drawing since 2010 informed by her long experience as an oil painter.

PR – Salmon Education Expo

Oct 19 – 23. The 19th -21st will be when school classes visit, and the 22nd-23rd will run as an open house. It will all be happening at the Alex Dobler Salmon Centre at Lang Creek.

This year we have expanded our educational offerings to include dissections, ecology, and a more in depth look at everything micro and macro about Pacific Salmon. This builds upon our long standing history of showing classes the identifying features of each species of salmon and their sex, as well as the intricacies of egg takes and salmon enhancement.

Beachcombers Advanced Toastmasters

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.

Shrink Your Carbon Footprint: A free webinar

Offered up by the 2 Degree Institute, this free and timely webinar will measure your carbon footprint and will provide tips to reduce it. Presentation by Norman Gleadow, resident of Robert’s Creek who along with his wife Julie, reduced their carbon dioxide footprint by 7 metric tonnes per year by making lifestyle changes. Dr. Chris Jones, UC Berkeley will conduct an interactive presentation using the Berkeley carbon calculator and walk us through how to calculate our own carbon footprints. Bring your questions for the 30 min Q & A moderated by Lee-Ann Ennis.

The Serendipitous Bundle: Eco Printed Scarves with Trisha Joel

This experimental journey begins with looking at which botanical materials print well in close contact with silk and merino wool… and what effect different natural dyes offer. There will be the choice of creating a unique silk scarf or a merino shawl.

Part of this exploration will look also at the occasional beautiful marks left on the paper used in the process after the fun of unrolling our bundles.

The further step of over-dyeing with indigo will be demonstrated.

All materials are provided for this beginner friendly class.

PR – YRC Pride “Explore Your Drag” for youth 13-19.

From 10.30am to 5pm queer youth, friends and allies can enjoy this free workshop in Powell River to learn improv skills, discover their authentic selves, develop a drag persona and get made up in boy or girl drag for a final walk down the red carpet. A safe space workshop offered by Powell River Child Youth and Family Services in partnership with qathet Pride. Our host for the day Mz Conni Smudge, Vancouver 25 year veteran drag queen. To register email by noon Friday Aug 13.

Stitch and Resist with Catherine Nicholls

In this workshop we will be exploring shibori, folded and katazome resist techniques to create unique multi layered patterns on fabrics. There will be an indigo vat brewing as well as Procion dyes on hand for layering of colour. Students are welcome to approach this course as a series of samples and explorations, or work with intention towards a goal. As always design will form a big part of our study and samples often have a way of coming together to create a unique textile masterpiece.

The Contemplative Stitch: Boro with Wendy Drummond

Slowing down the production, reconnecting the creative.

The Contemplative Stitch – Boro class introduces participants to a Japanese form of stitching and textiles that traditionally was referred to as “mended or patched cloth”, a skill that was necessary in keeping clothing functional and warm. Today, however, Boro has been elevated to an art form that can be functional, decorative and story-filled. You will enjoy the journey through the history and practice of Boro and its application of stitch.

Perfect for beginners or seasoned sewers, no sewing machines or technology required, just a curi

Kids Summer Camp: The Magic of Weaving with Jess Silvey

Join artist Jessica Silvey for an introduction to weaving with various materials including cedar. You will have a chance to weave a bracelet and a mat, and to learn how materials are harvested and prepared. Jess is a self-taught weaver of Coast Salish and Portugese descent, of the Silvey Family of Egmont, BC. Many of her childhood hours were spent with her paternal Grandmother in the forest. It is her favourite place to be, surrounded by cedar trees and silence. She has learned traditional techniques from research as well as trial and error. She harvests and prepares many of her own materials.

Embellishing with free style Machine Embroidery with Nell Burns

July 3-4. This 2-day workshop will expose many secrets of machine embroidery and allow you to fully understand just what your machine can do.
This is a sample based class where we will explore the possibilities of embellishing a variety of surfaces with free motion embroidery using different fabrics, yarns and threads. The techniques taught can be applied to any stitchable surface to further define shapes, create textures and dimension and create an embossed effect. By experimenting with these techniques, you will discover the possibilities and options are endless.

You will produce a range of samples i

FELT à la main with LOVE (Scarf) with Chantal Cardinal

This workshop will introduce you to Nuno felting by creating a one-of-a-kind lightweight scarf. Nuno felting is the process of binding wool fibres to another fabric (in this case a cotton cheesecloth) with the fibres migrating through creating a new & unique material. Cotton cheesecloth is a loose weave fabric—a good initiation to Nuno felting as it is foolproof and guarantees a successful first project.

It helps to have tried wet felting or have a basic knowledge of felting… but all experience levels are welcome

Felting tools will be standing by for you to use (bubble wrap, mesh, plastic, t

SCCA World Oceans Day Film Fesitival 2021: DIVE IN – EXPLORE – CONNECT.

June 4 – 8. In celebration of the United Nation’s World Oceans Day, the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association, in collaboration with the Green Film Series, is launching a free virtual film festival.
Feature Films | Lots of short films | Webinars
All events are free. Visit the Festival website for details about all the events.
Register for this event to receive links to watch the films and to access the webinars.

YMind Teen Mindfulness Group

to May 18. 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 7 weeks on Tuesdays. Please contact me, or Adriana here if you have any questions at all or would like to know how to sign up.

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