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July – August 2014

Journey Through Dreamtime @ Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
July 2, 2014 – July 27, 2014 all-day
Journey Through Dreamtime @ Sunshine Coast Arts Centre | Sechelt | British Columbia | Canada
Presenting works by Photographer, Elaine Hunter and painter, Kevin McEvoy. Opening reception Sunday, July 6th 2-4pm.
July 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – July 13, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Halfmoon Bay Country Fair - 48th Annual
48th Halfmoon Bay Fair Events July 11/12/13 Friday July 11 th ** New Event** 7:00 pm Bocce by the Bay (Coopers Green Park) – Open Tournament Open to all ages; make up a team with[...]
July 12, 2014 – July 13, 2014 all-day
Arches - Gateways to Time @ Landing Gallery
Poetry Reading with Jacqueline Hoekstra – Heights of Machu Picchu plus talk by Catherine Evans on Archaeology in the New World
July 12, 2014 all-day
Davis Bay Sand Castle Competition 2014 @ Davis Bay Beach | British Columbia | Canada
Juried sandcastle competition at low tide in Davis Bay. 10am to 5:30pm at Davis Bay Beach. Register at 10am, judging starts at 1:30pm. Music and booths at Mission Point Park from 2:30 to 5pm.
Sechelt Farmers and Artisans Market @ top of Cowrie Street, Sechelt
July 12, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sechelt Farmers and Artisans Market @ top of Cowrie Street, Sechelt
We Make it, Bake it, Grow it – always local – always fresh. Garden-fresh produce, unique art objects, First Nations art items, jewelry, fresh seafood, clothing, photography, stained glass, pottery, baked goods, plants, toys, herbals, self-published authors,[...]
Gambier Island March Hare Concert @ Gambier Island Community Hall
July 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gambier Island March Hare Concert @ Gambier Island Community Hall
March Hare is back! You don’t want to miss this concert – Vancouver’s top dance party band – fun for all ages. Doors open at noon, music starts at 1. Food and drinks available for[...]
Traditional Celtic Big Band @ Winegarden Park Gibsons
July 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Traditional Celtic Big Band @ Winegarden Park Gibsons
From the 2014 Sunshine Coast School of Celtic Music. Traditional Celtic Music melded with Contemporary. Lead by Iain Fraser from Scotland, James Law, GrMcGillivray and Emily Wood from Roberts Creek and youth musicians from across[...]
Shari Ulrich with Julia Graff @ Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
July 12, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Shari Ulrich with Julia Graff @ Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
A two time Juno Award winner, and member the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, Shari was first known for her multi-instrumentalist skills with the Pied Pumkin and on as the voice of the Hometown Band.[...]
July 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sundays at Seven with Mark Lemon @ SC Arts Centre
For 20 years Reverend Mark Lemon has conducted personal transformation retreats, conferences, and one-on-one healing sessions. He is a gifted practitioner of rebirthing and Holotropic breath work, a powerful tool of deep integration and wholeness. A co-director for[...]
July 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Town of Gibsons Council Meeting
The Town of Gibsons holds regular Council meetings on the first and third Tuesday of the month and its Committee of the Whole meetings every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.(excluding August and statutory holidays).  Meetings are[...]
Farm Gate Market in the Creek @ Roberts Creek Hall
July 16, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – July 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Farm Gate Market in the Creek @ Roberts Creek Hall
Come out and support our local Sunshine Coast farmers and artisans at the mid-week Coast farm market at the Roberts Creek Hall parking lot. Organic veggies, fruit, flours, bread, cider and more. Musicians play most[...]
Community Song Circle @ Drop-in alternating locations
July 16, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Song Circle @ Drop-in alternating locations
Drop in circle, led by Karen Stein at Chaster House in Gibsons and on alternating weeks by Vicki Beeman at her home in Wilson Creek. Learn songs from all over the world by ear –[...]
District of Sechelt Regular Council Meeting @ District of Sechelt Community Meeting Room
July 16, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
District of Sechelt Regular Council Meeting @ District of Sechelt Community Meeting Room | Sechelt | British Columbia | Canada
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month Mayor and Council meet for a Regular Council Meeting at 7 pm with a closed meeting held before at 4:00 pm.   The agenda for this meeting will be[...]
July 17, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Roberts Creek Hoop Group: hoopmajic @ Roberts Creek Hall
Begin with a hoola hoop, add music, creative expression, and a whole lot of fun… that’s hoopdancing, also known as “hooping”. It’s beautiful to watch, and great exercise that’s suitable for any body, any fitness[...]
Gibsons Sunday Farmers Market @ Holland Park, across from Winegarden Park
July 18, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Gibsons Sunday Farmers Market @ Holland Park, across from Winegarden Park
Shop local. Eat Local. Spend Local. Enjoy Local. It takes you to start the trend. Support the local businesses who support the area where you live, work and play.
Gibsons Farmers Market Weekly @ Gibsons Public Market
July 18, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gibsons Farmers Market Weekly @ Gibsons Public Market | Gibsons | British Columbia | Canada
After customer feedback, we are excited to announce we will stay open until 6pm this week so that those of you with full daytime schedules can also enjoy our Farmers’ Market experience. This is your[...]
Astro Cafe Davis Bay (weather permitting) @ Davis Bay across from Pier 17
July 18, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Astro Cafe Davis Bay (weather permitting) @ Davis Bay across from Pier 17
Telescopes will be set up on the sea wall after dark weather permitting. 3rd Friday of each month.
Sechelt Farmers and Artisans Market @ top of Cowrie Street, Sechelt
July 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sechelt Farmers and Artisans Market @ top of Cowrie Street, Sechelt
We Make it, Bake it, Grow it – always local – always fresh. Garden-fresh produce, unique art objects, First Nations art items, jewelry, fresh seafood, clothing, photography, stained glass, pottery, baked goods, plants, toys, herbals, self-published authors,[...]
July 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – July 19, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Stephen Murphy will photograph you or your family with an antique polaroid camera. Register $25 in advance.
July 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sundays at Seven with Mark Lemon @ SC Arts Centre
For 20 years Reverend Mark Lemon has conducted personal transformation retreats, conferences, and one-on-one healing sessions. He is a gifted practitioner of rebirthing and Holotropic breath work, a powerful tool of deep integration and wholeness. A co-director for[...]
Farm Gate Market in the Creek @ Roberts Creek Hall
July 23, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – July 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Farm Gate Market in the Creek @ Roberts Creek Hall
Come out and support our local Sunshine Coast farmers and artisans at the mid-week Coast farm market at the Roberts Creek Hall parking lot. Organic veggies, fruit, flours, bread, cider and more. Musicians play most[...]
Community Song Circle @ Drop-in alternating locations
July 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Song Circle @ Drop-in alternating locations
Drop in circle, led by Karen Stein at Chaster House in Gibsons and on alternating weeks by Vicki Beeman at her home in Wilson Creek. Learn songs from all over the world by ear –[...]
Spin-in at FibreWorks @ FibreWorks Gallery - in the Yurts!
July 24, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Spin-in at FibreWorks @ FibreWorks Gallery - in the Yurts! | Madeira Park | British Columbia | Canada
SC Spinners & Weavers Guild gather in the studio to spin and share information, non-Guild members welcome. The Northern Spin-in happens on the last Thursday of the month at Yvonne’s beautiful yurt studio, FibreWorks (12887-12889[...]
July 24, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Roberts Creek Hoop Group: hoopmajic @ Roberts Creek Hall
Begin with a hoola hoop, add music, creative expression, and a whole lot of fun… that’s hoopdancing, also known as “hooping”. It’s beautiful to watch, and great exercise that’s suitable for any body, any fitness[...]
Green Drinks: Sustainability Movement @ Gumboot Cafe Roberts Creek
July 24, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Green Drinks: Sustainability Movement @ Gumboot Cafe Roberts Creek
An off-line pit-stop for anyone passionate about building a better future for generations to come We meet the last Thursday of each month at the Gumboot Cafe in Roberts Creek. Come out to hear great[...]
Gibsons Sunday Farmers Market @ Holland Park, across from Winegarden Park
July 25, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Gibsons Sunday Farmers Market @ Holland Park, across from Winegarden Park
Shop local. Eat Local. Spend Local. Enjoy Local. It takes you to start the trend. Support the local businesses who support the area where you live, work and play.
Gibsons Farmers Market Weekly @ Gibsons Public Market
July 25, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gibsons Farmers Market Weekly @ Gibsons Public Market | Gibsons | British Columbia | Canada
After customer feedback, we are excited to announce we will stay open until 6pm this week so that those of you with full daytime schedules can also enjoy our Farmers’ Market experience. This is your[...]
Sechelt Farmers and Artisans Market @ top of Cowrie Street, Sechelt
July 26, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sechelt Farmers and Artisans Market @ top of Cowrie Street, Sechelt
We Make it, Bake it, Grow it – always local – always fresh. Garden-fresh produce, unique art objects, First Nations art items, jewelry, fresh seafood, clothing, photography, stained glass, pottery, baked goods, plants, toys, herbals, self-published authors,[...]
July 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Heritage and Handcrafted Small Wooden Boat Festival @ Holland Park, Gibsons
A wonderful display of historic and crafted canoes, kayaks, dinghies, rowboats and much more. If you’ve ever wondered about building your own small boat, this is a chance to explore it with other builders. A[...]
Native Drumming Circle @ St. Hilda's Anglican Church Sechelt
July 27, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – July 27, 2014 @ 5:15 pm
Native Drumming Circle @ St. Hilda's Anglican Church Sechelt
4th Sunday of each month. Led by Terry Aleck the beloved Coyote. Bring your drum, shaker and songs.
July 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sundays at Seven with Mark Lemon @ SC Arts Centre
For 20 years Reverend Mark Lemon has conducted personal transformation retreats, conferences, and one-on-one healing sessions. He is a gifted practitioner of rebirthing and Holotropic breath work, a powerful tool of deep integration and wholeness. A co-director for[...]
Farm Gate Market in the Creek @ Roberts Creek Hall
July 30, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – July 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Farm Gate Market in the Creek @ Roberts Creek Hall
Come out and support our local Sunshine Coast farmers and artisans at the mid-week Coast farm market at the Roberts Creek Hall parking lot. Organic veggies, fruit, flours, bread, cider and more. Musicians play most[...]
Community Song Circle @ Drop-in alternating locations
July 30, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Song Circle @ Drop-in alternating locations
Drop in circle, led by Karen Stein at Chaster House in Gibsons and on alternating weeks by Vicki Beeman at her home in Wilson Creek. Learn songs from all over the world by ear –[...]
July 31, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Roberts Creek Hoop Group: hoopmajic @ Roberts Creek Hall
Begin with a hoola hoop, add music, creative expression, and a whole lot of fun… that’s hoopdancing, also known as “hooping”. It’s beautiful to watch, and great exercise that’s suitable for any body, any fitness[...]
Gibsons Sunday Farmers Market @ Holland Park, across from Winegarden Park
August 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Gibsons Sunday Farmers Market @ Holland Park, across from Winegarden Park
Shop local. Eat Local. Spend Local. Enjoy Local. It takes you to start the trend. Support the local businesses who support the area where you live, work and play.
Gibsons Farmers Market Weekly @ Gibsons Public Market
August 1, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gibsons Farmers Market Weekly @ Gibsons Public Market | Gibsons | British Columbia | Canada
After customer feedback, we are excited to announce we will stay open until 6pm this week so that those of you with full daytime schedules can also enjoy our Farmers’ Market experience. This is your[...]
Sechelt Farmers and Artisans Market @ top of Cowrie Street, Sechelt
August 2, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sechelt Farmers and Artisans Market @ top of Cowrie Street, Sechelt
We Make it, Bake it, Grow it – always local – always fresh. Garden-fresh produce, unique art objects, First Nations art items, jewelry, fresh seafood, clothing, photography, stained glass, pottery, baked goods, plants, toys, herbals, self-published authors,[...]
District of Sechelt Regular Council Meeting @ District of Sechelt Community Meeting Room
August 3, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
District of Sechelt Regular Council Meeting @ District of Sechelt Community Meeting Room | Sechelt | British Columbia | Canada
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month Mayor and Council meet for a Regular Council Meeting at 7 pm with a closed meeting held before at 4:00 pm.   The agenda for this meeting will be[...]
August 3, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sundays at Seven with Mark Lemon @ SC Arts Centre
For 20 years Reverend Mark Lemon has conducted personal transformation retreats, conferences, and one-on-one healing sessions. He is a gifted practitioner of rebirthing and Holotropic breath work, a powerful tool of deep integration and wholeness. A co-director for[...]
August 5, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Town of Gibsons Council Meeting
The Town of Gibsons holds regular Council meetings on the first and third Tuesday of the month and its Committee of the Whole meetings every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.(excluding August and statutory holidays).  Meetings are[...]
Farm Gate Market in the Creek @ Roberts Creek Hall
August 6, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – August 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Farm Gate Market in the Creek @ Roberts Creek Hall
Come out and support our local Sunshine Coast farmers and artisans at the mid-week Coast farm market at the Roberts Creek Hall parking lot. Organic veggies, fruit, flours, bread, cider and more. Musicians play most[...]
Community Song Circle @ Drop-in alternating locations
August 6, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Song Circle @ Drop-in alternating locations
Drop in circle, led by Karen Stein at Chaster House in Gibsons and on alternating weeks by Vicki Beeman at her home in Wilson Creek. Learn songs from all over the world by ear –[...]
August 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Roberts Creek Hoop Group: hoopmajic @ Roberts Creek Hall
Begin with a hoola hoop, add music, creative expression, and a whole lot of fun… that’s hoopdancing, also known as “hooping”. It’s beautiful to watch, and great exercise that’s suitable for any body, any fitness[...]
Gibsons Sunday Farmers Market @ Holland Park, across from Winegarden Park
August 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Gibsons Sunday Farmers Market @ Holland Park, across from Winegarden Park
Shop local. Eat Local. Spend Local. Enjoy Local. It takes you to start the trend. Support the local businesses who support the area where you live, work and play.
Gibsons Farmers Market Weekly @ Gibsons Public Market
August 8, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gibsons Farmers Market Weekly @ Gibsons Public Market | Gibsons | British Columbia | Canada
After customer feedback, we are excited to announce we will stay open until 6pm this week so that those of you with full daytime schedules can also enjoy our Farmers’ Market experience. This is your[...]
Pender School of Music Coffee House @ Pender Harbour School of Music
August 8, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Pender School of Music Coffee House @ Pender Harbour School of Music
May: Definitely Diva- Blues, Jazz, R&B Back Porch Reunion- Cajun + blues group Patti Soos + Robin Townsend- vocals+ piano, guitar
Sechelt Farmers and Artisans Market @ top of Cowrie Street, Sechelt
August 9, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sechelt Farmers and Artisans Market @ top of Cowrie Street, Sechelt
We Make it, Bake it, Grow it – always local – always fresh. Garden-fresh produce, unique art objects, First Nations art items, jewelry, fresh seafood, clothing, photography, stained glass, pottery, baked goods, plants, toys, herbals, self-published authors,[...]
August 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sundays at Seven with Mark Lemon @ SC Arts Centre
For 20 years Reverend Mark Lemon has conducted personal transformation retreats, conferences, and one-on-one healing sessions. He is a gifted practitioner of rebirthing and Holotropic breath work, a powerful tool of deep integration and wholeness. A co-director for[...]
Farm Gate Market in the Creek @ Roberts Creek Hall
August 13, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – August 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Farm Gate Market in the Creek @ Roberts Creek Hall
Come out and support our local Sunshine Coast farmers and artisans at the mid-week Coast farm market at the Roberts Creek Hall parking lot. Organic veggies, fruit, flours, bread, cider and more. Musicians play most[...]
Community Song Circle @ Drop-in alternating locations
August 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Song Circle @ Drop-in alternating locations
Drop in circle, led by Karen Stein at Chaster House in Gibsons and on alternating weeks by Vicki Beeman at her home in Wilson Creek. Learn songs from all over the world by ear –[...]
August 14, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Roberts Creek Hoop Group: hoopmajic @ Roberts Creek Hall
Begin with a hoola hoop, add music, creative expression, and a whole lot of fun… that’s hoopdancing, also known as “hooping”. It’s beautiful to watch, and great exercise that’s suitable for any body, any fitness[...]
Gibsons Sunday Farmers Market @ Holland Park, across from Winegarden Park
August 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Gibsons Sunday Farmers Market @ Holland Park, across from Winegarden Park
Shop local. Eat Local. Spend Local. Enjoy Local. It takes you to start the trend. Support the local businesses who support the area where you live, work and play.
Gibsons Farmers Market Weekly @ Gibsons Public Market
August 15, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gibsons Farmers Market Weekly @ Gibsons Public Market | Gibsons | British Columbia | Canada
After customer feedback, we are excited to announce we will stay open until 6pm this week so that those of you with full daytime schedules can also enjoy our Farmers’ Market experience. This is your[...]
August 15, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – August 15, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
3rd Annual Power of Paint art exhibition (opening reception) @ Seaside Centre | Sechelt | British Columbia | Canada
Eleven Equal Artists are hosting their third annual exhibition, the Power of Paint. This captivating event will showcase creations by Morley Baker, Josefa Fritz Barham, Todd Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Greta Grunow Guzek, Carol La Fave,[...]
Astro Cafe Davis Bay (weather permitting) @ Davis Bay across from Pier 17
August 15, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Astro Cafe Davis Bay (weather permitting) @ Davis Bay across from Pier 17
Telescopes will be set up on the sea wall after dark weather permitting. 3rd Friday of each month.
August 16, 2014 all-day
3rd Annual Power of Paint art exhibition @ Seaside Centre | Sechelt | British Columbia | Canada
Eleven Equal Artists are hosting their third annual exhibition, the Power of Paint. This captivating event will showcase creations by Morley Baker, Josefa Fritz Barham, Todd Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Greta Grunow Guzek, Carol La Fave,[...]
Sechelt Farmers and Artisans Market @ top of Cowrie Street, Sechelt
August 16, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sechelt Farmers and Artisans Market @ top of Cowrie Street, Sechelt
We Make it, Bake it, Grow it – always local – always fresh. Garden-fresh produce, unique art objects, First Nations art items, jewelry, fresh seafood, clothing, photography, stained glass, pottery, baked goods, plants, toys, herbals, self-published authors,[...]
August 17, 2014 all-day
3rd Annual Power of Paint art exhibition @ Seaside Centre | Sechelt | British Columbia | Canada
Eleven Equal Artists are hosting their third annual exhibition, the Power of Paint. This captivating event will showcase creations by Morley Baker, Josefa Fritz Barham, Todd Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Greta Grunow Guzek, Carol La Fave,[...]
August 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sundays at Seven with Mark Lemon @ SC Arts Centre
For 20 years Reverend Mark Lemon has conducted personal transformation retreats, conferences, and one-on-one healing sessions. He is a gifted practitioner of rebirthing and Holotropic breath work, a powerful tool of deep integration and wholeness. A co-director for[...]
August 18, 2014 all-day
3rd Annual Power of Paint art exhibition @ Seaside Centre | Sechelt | British Columbia | Canada
Eleven Equal Artists are hosting their third annual exhibition, the Power of Paint. This captivating event will showcase creations by Morley Baker, Josefa Fritz Barham, Todd Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Greta Grunow Guzek, Carol La Fave,[...]
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