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2nd Annual Rockfish Art Festival and Auction

All 100 Rockfish Canvases have been sold and decorated. Join us August 19 to 30th to bid on your favorite fish. Bidding opens Aug 20th and closes with gathering at Gibsons Public Market, August 30th.  A fundraiser for the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre.

Brain Freeze Trivia – It’s Back Baby

It’s a fundraiser for our precious Little Legion, which needs our help right now.
We will be socially distanced, outside where the Legion has been operating for the last few weeks. We even have tents and cover, so we’re good to go rain or shine.
So please come out for some dinner and some most excellent trivia.

Virtual ART ROAD TRIP with Marlene Lowden

We invite friends, colleagues or family members to join us for this three part video series. Use a long weekend road trip with your BFF as a metaphor for this online art adventure. There are 3 parts, each part invites companions to work together and support each other to create art studies. The exercises will push everyone a little out of their comfort zones and if they are practicing artists, out of their normal mediums. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner, this is for your too! We suggest that you and your art buddy do the exercises over the course of 3 days.

SC Hospice Online Community Auction Fundraiser

to July 26th, 9:30pm. Support our online Hike for Hospice campaign by bidding in our online community auction. All funds raised from this event will be put towards the charity’s Hike for Hospice, in support of compassionate end-of-life and bereavement care for residents on our Coast.

We have over 100 items from our generous community supporters, ranging from home improvement services, to outdoor activities, as well as an impressive array of pieces from local artists and galleries.

To schedule a private appointment to view the artwork and pottery at Hospice House in Davis Bay, please contact Katie Clogg at katie.clogg@coasthospice.com.

View the Auction and make a bid here. 

Opportunity: Fundraiser – Decorate a Rockfish Canvas

As part of the Rockfish Art Festival we are selling unfinished, wooden rockfish forms. Pre-purchased Rockfish will be available for pick-up at the Gibsons Public Market Telus Reception Desk (2nd floor, main entrance) July 10th – 12th between 10 AM – 4 PM at a cost of $17.86 each.

Once decorated, return your masterpiece to the Market between July 24th – 26th to ensure that it is included in our community Rockfish Art Show and Auction. Encourage your family and friends to bid on your creation and help raise funds for the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre. The Auction runs from Aug 20th – 30th.

Thrift Store Parking Lot Seasonal Sale

July 3 & 4, 11-3 (weather permitting) (Christmas & Halloween)

Cash & Credit cards accepted (Due to social distancing the number of customers shopping will be limited) Our regular annual Christmas Sale will not be held due to Covid19.

Grande Re-Opening

Live music and bar service on the front lawn from noon – 8pm. Bottle drive in the parking lot from 10am-4pm.

Opportunity: Fundraiser – Decorate a Rockfish Canvas

As part of the Rockfish Art Festival we are selling unfinished, wooden rockfish forms. Pre-purchased Rockfish will be available for pick-up at the Gibsons Public Market Telus Reception Desk (2nd floor, main entrance) July 3rd – 5th and July 10th – 12th between 10 AM – 4 PM at a cost of $17.86 each.

Once decorated, return your masterpiece to the Market between July 24th – 26th to ensure that it is included in our community Rockfish Art Show and Auction. Encourage your family and friends to bid on your creation and help raise funds for the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre. The Auction runs from Aug 20th – 30th.

2020 Hike for Hospice

June 10 – 26.

This year, we will host our Hike for Hospice event online, and welcome individuals to run, walk or hike for Hospice on their own! Participants can raise funds online and share photos with the hashtag, #hikeforcoasthospice. You can choose your own time, location, and frequency of hikes, and they will all culminate on the weekend of July 25-26, 2020.

Click here for details or to sign up.

 

PR – 2nd Food Bank Fundraiser: Art by Meghan Hildebrand

The last fundraiser sold out in 12 minutes and raised $1750 for the food bank. Tues June 16 (10am), the 2nd food bank fundraiser will open. I’ve got a new series of fun-sized watercolours for you with full proceeds going to the food bank or non-profit of your choice.

Thanks to all the artists out there that have inspired me to figure out a way to use my art to support communities in need. This is open to Canadian and American audiences.

The link will open tomorrow (Tuesday June 16) at 10 am (Pacific Daylight Time) http://meghanhildebrand.com/foodbank-fundraiser-2020-no2/.

My apologies to those of you that tried to purchase and missed out. Please try your luck again!

Opportunity: Sunshine Coast Community Foundation Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund

In response to community needs created by the Covid-19 health pandemic, Sunshine Coast Community Foundation has established the Sunshine Coast Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund. This fund, seeded by resources from the Community Foundation, and to which individuals and businesses may contribute, is intended to provide emergency relief to charities or other qualified donees whose operations, programs, or services are negatively impacted by the restrictions or other factors related to the current situation.

Brickhouse Dance – CANCELLED

The Pender Harbour Blues Society is excited to present Vancouver’s best party band. This is a fundraiser for the 17th Annual Pender Harbour Blues Festival.
Buy tickets on our website www.phblues.ca
Earthfair Bookstore – Madeira Park & Strait Music – Sechelt

Art Auction and Reception of hand-painted Children’s Chairs – POSTPONED

A fundraiser for Sunshine Coast Grandmothers and Grandothers for the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African Grandmothers raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS.

Local artists have painted a variety of childrens sized chairs as works of art (that can be sat upon) to be auctioned by Ed Hill. Also to be auctioned: Framed print by Motoko; SC Experience Pkg ($1000); Seymour Mountain Snow Fun poackages ($1200).

Live jazz, wine and appetizers.

Chairs will be on exhibition during ‘Shout Out!’ 2020 Youth Art Exhibition Mar 12-Apr 3 at Gibsons Public Art Gallery.

‘Tracing Footsteps’ – CANCELLED

A Sunday Afternoon of Art & Music From WWII. A CFUW-SC Bursary Fundraiser. View a collection of WWII inspired paintings by local artist Lynda Manson, recently shown at the Artifact Gallery in New York City. Music by Bill Ward.

Friday Night Live for Sunshine Coast Food Banks

This FB Live event will bring people together, separately, for a great cause–raising money for Sunshine Coast Foodbanks. As we navigate this difficult time, there is an even greater need to ensure that everyone has food on their table–the best way to do this is to give the food banks money so that they have more buying power to get much-needed items for those in need.

As we are instructed to self-isolate/social distance, or even quarantine, Sunshine Coast talent will Go Live on Friday, Mar. 27 from 7 pm to help raise money for this very important cause! Click attending and tune in on Friday

https://www.facebook.com/donate/2906630369360279/
or donate directly to Sunshine Coast Community Services at :
http://www.sccss.ca/get-involved/donate

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