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Chapman Hatchery’s Salmon Release Festival

A Family & Community Day & Salmon Release Day
FREE Admission FREE Parking
Schedule for the Day
Opening Ceremony
Shíshálh Nation will be opening the festival and providing a blessing to the salmon

Release of young Salmon –
Children and adults will assist and release young Coho and Chinook Salmon into Chapman Creek

Other Activities
• Arts and Crafts
• Archery Demonstration
• Scavenger Hunt
• Fly Tying Demonstration by the Masters, Sean, John and Jim
• Food concession
• And much more……

Also Attending:
SC Arts Council, SC Community Forest, Butterfly Rangers, Rotary Club, Conservation Officers, Bear Alliance, Roberts Creek Firefighters, BC Wildfire Service and more

Demo& Dine: Everything Mango with Chef Shehnaaz from House of Mistry

Embark on a tantalizing culinary journey through India with the versatile and beloved mango as your guide.

Your evening will start in the north with a refreshing Mango Lassi. Travel further south to indulge in a traditional Mango Pickle. Then, you will explore the sweetshops of Mumbai through the creamy and decadent Mango Barfi—finally, journey to the south for savoury Mango Curry.

With each dish, you’ll experience the richness and diversity of Indian cuisine, all united by the luscious taste of mango.

Digital Resources Workshop

Did you know you can get thousands of downloadable or streaming books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, movies, language lessons, and more — all for FREE, with your Gibsons & District Public Library card?
Get more out of your devices, new or old. Bring your device to this hands-on workshop, and come learn how!
Free but space is limited; registration is required. Please register below or contact the library.

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.

ONLINE Art Talks: Colonial Symptoms + Decolonizing Practices

Online via ZOOM | Pre-registration required | Max. 15 participants | Suggested donation: $30-$50 (for all three sessions) Wednesdays, Feb 7; Mar 6; Apr 10.

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.

English Language Learners’ Conversation Circle

to Oct 9. Are you learning to speak English? Would you like to practice expressing yourself in conversations about common topics, in a small, friendly group? Join our ELL Conversation Circles on the second Wednesday of the month, in person only. Parents are welcome to bring children. Children may participate in our conversation or play with Lego. Free! Drop in, no registration.

How to Stay Safe Online: A TELUS Wise® Workshop for Seniors

Get the most out of participating in our growing digital society, safely. Learn how to keep your online information secure and avoid scams.
TELUS WISE® Seniors is an Internet safety program meant for seniors who are already using the Internet (e.g. email, surfing the Internet). Through this interactive, conversational program, our goal is to help you keep yourself, your family and your community safer online.
Presenter: Manjit Kang, TELUS Community Ambassador.
FREE but space is limited (in person only). Registration is required; register online or call the Library at 604-886-2130.

Sunshine Coast ElderCollege Spring Course Registration

Sunshine Coast ElderCollege Spring course line-up looks great! Registration opens on Monday, Dec 11 at 8AM. From the old but ever-popular courses like “Capture Memories With Your iPhone” to the brand-new options like “Are We Alone? Does Extraterrestrial Life Exist?” there is something for everyone in the line-up of Spring courses for 2024 from Sunshine Coast ElderCollege. See the complete list and descriptions on our website https://sunshinecoasteldercollege.ca/

Medtalks- Sweet Things: Holiday Strategies for Type 2 Diabetics that Work for Everyone

This ongoing speaker’s series covers some of the latest hot health topics, direct from our local practicing medical health professionals. This month’s topic: Type 2 diabetes and what everyone can do to better manage their diet and health over the holidays.

Come hear Dr. Sara Wage and Dr. Jesse Morantz from Internal Medicine at Sechelt Hospital talk about blood sugar and your health, and weigh the pros and cons of multiple treatment options for type 2 diabetes including the new popular drug Ozempic/Wegovy/Semaglutide.

Lauren Kapphahn, a registered dietitian at Sechelt Hospital will also talk about how to make healthier holiday meals, smart food swaps, and tips and tricks that anyone can apply.

What Can I See Up There? Night Skies from the Sunshine Coast

RASC National Past President Charles Ennis shows you what you can see in the sky from our Sunshine Coast, what stands in the way of that observing (and how to fix it), and where to go to get started. Learn how best to view the exciting Geminid meteor shower in mid-December! If weather permits, Charles and his fellow astronomers will set up their telescopes on the Library’s deck for everyone to try.
Presented in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).
FREE but space is limited; registration is recommended. Register online or contact the Library.
Did you know…you can borrow the Library’s Telescope?

Indigenous Law and Conversations Across Generations

Sunshine Coast ElderCollege will have its annual ALL AGES event, the Clifford Smith Memorial Lecture, on Sat, Oct 28, 2PM, Chatelech High School. The keynote speaker, Dr. Val Napoleon (UVic), will offer remarks on Indigenous Law and Conversations Across Generations. The event is FREE, but registration is required as seats are limited. Sponsored by Sunshine Coast Credit Union and School District 46 – Sunshine Coast.

Art Talks: Colonial Symptoms + Decolonizing Practices

Sundays, 10AM – 12PM
October 8, November 12, December 3
Art Talks: Colonial Symptoms + Decolonizing Practices
with Sadira Rodrigues

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.

Salsa ¡Fiesta! at Tapworks

Grab your partner for a sensual evening of salsa, bachata, merengue and more at Gibson’s best view taproom, Tapworks, this Tuesday, August 29th. Your intro to salsa lesson begins at 7 PM and Latin beats by DJ ITAL’NA will be pumping from 7:45 until closing. Our friends will be showing up at 6 PM to enjoy Tapworks’ signature brew and delicious food fare! Please come join us! Tickets are by donation online or cash at the door. Online Registration required.

Salsa at Persephone

Grab your partner for a sensual evening of salsa, bachata, merengue and more at Gibson’s quintessential beer farm, Persephone Brewing, this Tuesday, September 5th. Dance lesson begins at 6PM and music will be played from 6:45. Doors open at 5 pm and close at 8 pm. Come early to enjoy Persephone’s signature brew and delicious food fare! Tickets by donation, online registration required.

Funky Swing Foodbank Fundraiser

Join us for Sun Coast Swing’s Funky Swing Foodbank Fundraiser every Thursday this August at Sechelt’s Seaside Centre! Get acquainted with the smooth and silky dance patterns of west coast swing blues at your beginner dance lessons on August 10th, 17th, and 24th from 6:00-7:30 pm so you can enjoy your dance party on Thursday, August 31st from 6:00-9:00 pm. Registration is required in advance and 100% of your proceeds will go to Sunshine Coast Community Services Society food bank. CASH ONLY at the door.

NSMEC Summer Seine Series sponsored by Sunshine Coast Credit Union

Join the Marine Education Centre team for our Summer Community Seine Net events! Kindly sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.
Every Wednesday during the Summer the team will be at Armours Beach from 10am-11am for some intertidal exploration and seine netting fun!
See what amazing creatures we will discover in the shallow waters around our Coast.
These events are free (donations welcome) and open to everyone.
We cannot wait to see you all there for community fun and learning.

syiyaya Days

June 21 – July 1 in ch’atlich (Sechelt) celebrating Indigenous culture, histories, and ways of knowing. Hosted in partnership with the shíshálh Nation, syiyaya Reconciliation and the District of Sechelt.

See the complete list of schedule of events on their facebook page here.

Online NEMO Talk: Tracking Dungeness Crab across the Salish Sea

Our World Oceans Day festival is back for 2023!

Join us for our fourth NEMO Talk of the week: Tracking Dungeness Crab across the Salish Sea

Driven by communities and led by the Hakai Institute, Sentinels of Change is a decade-long project that uses light traps to investigate the ecology and dynamics of a critically important species in our inland sea: Dungeness crab. Throughout the spring and summer, groups of dedicated volunteers check the traps regularly and watch the crabs (and other species) come and go.

Our online NEMO talks run daily throughout the festival from 12pm-1pm. Make sure you register at the link to get the zoom details!

Be sure to follow us on social media for more event details!

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