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Pottery and Cooking Kid’s Camp

to July 26. For the month of July, ceramicist Clare Wilkening and chef/restaurateur Cheryl Chang are teaming up to bring something special to the Coast. We want to showcase arts and creativity in all its forms— all around the idea of sharing a meal together. What and how we eat are powerful ways that we interact with each other, our own creativity, and with the ecosystems that we are part of.

Kids camps: In one week together, we will learn to make bowls, plates and other various gardening and food ceramic vessels. We will be sharing tips and tricks on foraging, gardening, making meals, facilitating the connections around the table and exploring other art forms- like painting, weaving, fabric dyeing.
We’ll close out the week with a feast bringing together everything we’ve created and learned. Ca

90th Anniversary Photo at the Roberts Creek Hall!

Join us for the 90TH ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY PHOTO at the Roberts Creek Community Hall!

Save the date: Sunday, May 26th, 2024
Time: Gather at 11:30; photo at noon

We’re celebrating a momentous occasion: the 90th Anniversary of our beloved Hall!

Gather with your neighbours, family, and friends to capture this historic moment and become a part of Creek history. This iconic community photo happens only every five or ten years and is a truly fun opportunity to be part of something special. Let’s come together to create memories and celebrate the place we call home.

Mapping Swiya Dialogues

Mapping Swiya is a gathering that considers the role of stories in shaping our understanding of Sechelt through Indigenous ways of knowing. Mapping Swiya troubles colonial devices of maps and timelines, and considers ways to disrupt and transform mapping as a critical tool for decolonial futures. Working with artistic practice as a space for transformation, Mapping Swiya brings together artists, curators and knowledge-holders to share consider strategies for shifting understandings and reimagining relationships to the lands, air and waters that we call home.

This is a free event, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

Mapping Swiya Klaath Site Visit

Mapping Swiya is a gathering that considers the role of stories in shaping our understanding of Sechelt through Indigenous ways of knowing. Mapping Swiya troubles colonial devices of maps and timelines, and considers ways to disrupt and transform mapping as a critical tool for decolonial futures. Working with artistic practice as a space for transformation, Mapping Swiya brings together artists, curators and knowledge-holders to share consider strategies for shifting understandings and reimagining relationships to the lands, air and waters that we call home.

Mother’s Day & Spring Pop-Up!

Mother’s Day and Spring Pop-Up on May 12th. Noon to 4 pm… Featuring:

CIDER MIMOSAS Sunday House Pet Nat  + Fresh organic OJ  These are next level mimosas. Super refreshing and bright. Think fancy creamsicle notes.
VINTAGE POP-UP  Cassidy from Roberts Creek Well Being will be set up with vintage clothing and unique handmade items.
FRESH CUT FLOWER BOUQUETS  A few dozen beauty bouquets blending cultivated and foraged blooms, only $25 each while they last. FRESH BAKED GOODIES  fresh sourdough breads, sesame balls, and coconut pandan from The Good Loaf
FOOD TRUCK -> Smitty’s “Mitt Mobile” serving the goods noon to 4 pm.
ICE CREAM -> discover some unreal new flavors from Little Spoon Ice Cream.
NUTS 🙂 Handmade, sugar covered nuts and other delicious treats by Sweet Alna.

Brickers: The Beatles Bingo Night

Travel back in musical time for this super duper event run by Faye & Scotty: the legends at @coastal.hosts. All ages show and NO COVER charge. We will supply sheets, dabbers and an incredible amount of prizes from Brickers and from The Beatles!
Sit back and enjoy the Fab Four’s music and win prizes!
This is going to sell out so get in early and reserve a table by emailing us at

Roberts Creek Pier: Earth Day 2024

Come join us to celebrate Earth Day down at the Roberts Creek Pier Sunday, April 21st from noon-5pm!

Booksale at the Library in the Heart of the Creek from noon-3pm
Clothing swap by Wolfpup Studios – 1 bag maximum – email for early drop off.

List of booths:
RCCA booth;
Information booths;
Conscious vendors;
Kidz Zone.
Food from:
All Thaied Up;
Semir’s Hot Dog Cart;
Mamma Musey’s Pierogies;
Sushma’s Samosas;
Kitchen Classics;
Little Spoon Ice Cream;
Izzy’s Cotton Candy;
Bite Me Mini-donuts;
On Stage!
Control Group;
Mr. Doug;
Dally Mon;
Bae Baracus;
Sam Pulpo;
Water Talks from:
Stream Keepers;
Sunshine Coast Conservation Assoc;
Area Director Justine Gabias;
TraC Bike Valet and Tune-Up station!
It’s only with the help of volunteers that these events happen!
Volunteers sign up

Sunday Film Series: Introduction to the End of an Argument

Sunday Apr 7 @ 2:30PM | Doors @ 2:00PM
Entrance by donation, limited seating (30)

Introduction to the End of an Argument
Director: Jayce Salloum and Elia Suleiman, 1990, 41mins
Post-screening discussion: Jayce Salloum + M. Simon Levin

Replicating the tone of a dizzying and oversaturated news cycle, the filmmakers deconstruct how dominant narratives influence and hold power. Through archival footage and reenactments, the film shows how cultural representation dehumanizes a people through a perpetually colonial gaze, and critiques the pervasive racism in the media’s portrayal of Arabs. Created in the ’90s, reflecting the politics of the ’80s, the film is as relevant as ever in these times.

Celebration of Nature – Sizdah Be-Dar

This event is part of the Persian New Year Noruz Festival in the Creek. On the 13th and final day of the Persian New Year (commeorating the. coming of Spring) we have Sizdah Be-Dar. This is a day when families and friends gather and picnic in a park near a body of flowing water. The tradition is to tie a knot in the sabzeh (sprouted wheatgrass that is grown for the new year), make a wish, and toss your sabzeh in the river. This symbolizes letting go of the old, and welcoming in the new. I’m encouraging people to try growing their own wheatgrass, but there’s no problem if you don’t. We will try to have extra sabzeh for guests to partake. Everyone is welcome to pack a lunch if they would like to picnic and to join for this ancient practice.

Lit Brunch with Writer’s Radio

The Child I was: WOULD SHE KNOW ME NOW? Lit Brunch with Writer’s Radio is a live literary conversation exploring a theme in the company of writers, creatives & readers. The May 4th event discusses the above theme around a light brunch at the Writers Radio Studios in Halfmoon Bay. Readings and animated discussion with audience participation will be recorded for live broadcast. The event features two writers with 3 different books: Liz Long, author of NAVIGATING SHITSTORMS: How to find your true path when life gets rough (memoir/self help) and Caitlin Hicks author of 2 coming-of-age historical fiction titles: A THEORY OF EXPANDED LOVE and KENNEDY GIRL. Readings & discussion moderated by Gord Halloran; piano by Gary Sill. Brunch hosted by Carole Harmon & Ingrid Rose

Documentary Film Screening: “The Voice of Dust and Ash”

In collaboration with ‘Nights2Decolonize’ we are happy to share the screening of The Voice of Dust and Ash. This is the first event of the ‘Persian New Year Noruz Festival in the Creek!’

This film highlights the incredible life of Mohammad Reza Shajarian, one of Iran’s most recognized maestros. It’s a wonderful film and perfect for anyone that is interested to learn a little bit about Persian poetry, this classic style of music, and the plight of the Iranian people since the islamic revolution of 1979.

Please RSVP with for location and further details. We’re asking for guests to contribute a small donation towards the tea, Persian sweets, and snacks that will be offered.

Fire Jumping Ceremony – Chaharshanbe Suri

The event is called Chaharshanbe Suri and translates to “Scarlet Wednesday” in Farsi. This ancient Persian practice that takes place on the last Tuesday night (eve of the Wednesday) before the spring equinox. This year, it falls on March 12.
One major part of the Chaharshanbe Suri celebration is to jump over fire. Historically, Persians have recognized fire as a sacred element, one that represents light, wisdom and truth. This cleansing practice of jumping over the fire is meant to bring good luck and good fortune as we prepare to enter a new year.
We will be serving hot tea and sweets and will have a mini exhibition set up to provide some context around this and other Noruz practices. This event is open to all ages and is FREE.

Neighbourhood Small Grants information Session

Learn about the Neighbourhood Small Grants program and how to apply for this grant that provides up to $500 to individuals for projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other.
Anyone on the Sunshine Coast can apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant. Find out what kinds of projects you can receive a grant for.

Heritage Playhouse: Sadhana: An Evening of Bharatanatyam

This is a rare opportunity to experience the beauty and depth of one of India’s most profound dance forms – Bharatanatyam – presented by one of BC’s leading practitioners of the art, Sujit Vaidya. The performance will be enhanced by the presence of a live ensemble of musicians, featuring Ramya Kapadia (vocal), Raman Kalyan (flute), Curtis Andrews (mridangam) and special guest from India, Vaidya’s guru/teacher A. Lakshmanaswamy performing the role of the nattuvanar (conductor of the ensemble and recitation of rhythmic dance compositions). This eagerly anticipated event promises to transport audiences to the heart of India’s rich artistic heritage through the captivating art form of Bharatanatyam.

Yoga by the Sea: Spring Equinox Sound Journey

Reconnect with your natural state of being.
Experience a moment away from the external stimulus of the day.

Relax and dive deep into the soothing sounds of deep didgeridoos, quartz crystal singing bowls, drums, vocals, guitar and more!

We are grateful to have special guest Laura Walker joining us with her harp, gong and other instruments.

This is an event to cozy up comfortably on a mat with a pillow and a warm blanket and relax into the sound frequencies.

Duration is approximately 90 min.

Space is limited, please secure your spot in advance by completing this form –
or email

Opportunity: Call to Artists | Exhibit at GPAG in 2025

Deadline March 31, 2024.

We are now accepting applications for the Main Gallery and the Eve Smart Gallery. We accept submissions from both emerging and established artists working in all mediums and styles.

On our website under ‘Submissions’ you can find our exhibition policy, submission guidelines and entry form, and a sample artist-gallery contract; or you may stop by GPAG to pick up a paper copy. Before submitting your proposal please check the submission guidelines and requirements carefully. We accept digital submissions made via Google Drive, DropBox, or USB thumb drive. Please note that we do not accept submissions via email. We look forward to seeing your proposals!

Sunday Film Series: Going to Mars the Nikki Giovanni Project

Sunday Feb 4th @ 2:30PM | Doors @ 2:00PM
Entrance by donation, limited seating

Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project
Directors: Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, 2023, 1h 42m
Post-screening discussion with Vimalasara and Terra Long (Editor)

The Sunday Film Series returns this Spring. Each screening is followed by a facilitated discussion with a special guest speaker. The film series is carefully curated to provide selections that challenge our audiences and stimulate discussion about important topics in the arts. An impressive line-up of films, guest speakers and sponsors make this series convivial, mind-expanding and enjoyable.

IN PERSON Art Talks: Colonial Symptoms + Decolonizing Practices with Sadira Rodrigues

Sundays – Feb 4; Mar 3; Apr 7.
In-person at the Arts Centre | Pre-registration required | Max. 15 participants | Suggested donation: $30-$50 (for all three sessions)

Museums and galleries have played an important role in how cultures and peoples from across the globe have been framed and represented in Western society. Many of the stereotypes that we retain today about other cultures have found their roots in the art and exhibitions of museums and their colonial histories. This three-part discussion will introduce how museums and galleries, and their exhibitions and collections practices are part of the complex framing of other cultures.

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