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SCRD FREE Family Day activities

These activities are first come, first served as capacities allow.
FREE SKATE (includes free skate rentals)
Sunshine Coast Arena
Saturday, Feb 17
11:00am – 12:30pm
FREE SWIM & GYM
Pender Harbour Aquatic & Fitness Centre
Sunday, Feb 18
1:00pm – 4:00pm
FREE SWIM
Gibsons & District Aquatic Facility
Sunday, Feb 18
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Made possible thanks to the support of the B.C. government.

St John’s United Church: The Pirates of Penzance

Mar 1, 2, 6 and 9 at 7pm. Mar 3 and 10 at 2pm. A comic operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. Director: Sara Douglas, Music Director: Tom Kellough, Choreographer: Sylvain Brochu. Presented by Coast Music Theatre Company & St John’s United Church.

Opportunity: Call to Youth Artists | SHOUT OUT 2024

Deadline to submit your artwork is March 10th at 4pm. Submissions forms and artwork can be dropped off at GPAG from 11am – 4pm on March 7th – March 10th. Please do not drop artwork off before March 7th.

Participate in Shout Out, our annual youth art exhibition featuring the work of artists aged 2 – 18. Artists can submit up to two pieces of artwork each, in any style, size, or medium, to be exhibited at GPAG from March 14th – March 31st.

Check out our website for more information, including submission guidelines and entry forms!

Downtown Sechelt: Chocolate Festival

Feb 7 – 14th. Taste your way through Downtown Sechelt. Enter to WIN A PRIZE BASKET by posting a photo/video with #SecheltChocolateFestival and tag the participating shop where you purchased and enjoyed the chocolate experience.

The more shops you visit the more chances to win!

Sechelt Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

Mar 30 – Oct 12. Enjoy a stroll through the Sunshine Coast’s biggest and longest running market. Every Saturday from Easter to Thanksgiving, 9 am to 2:30 pm. You’ll find a colourful selection of local, curated items from seasonal produce, gift-worthy arts and crafts, to artesian foods and drinks and hot foods. Leashed-pet friendly, accessible, family fun. See you there! Rain or shine!

RC Hall: Delhi 2 Dublin – Friday and Saturday Shows – BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT

The vibrant sounds of Delhi 2 Dublin with a fusion of Bhangra, Celtic, Dub, Reggae, and Electronica, featuring the Coast’s very own Serena Eades!
Friday night will be an all-ages show for the whole family! Doors at 6:30 pm, Show at 7 pm.
Saturday night, 19+ only. Doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm.
Both shows will have alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverage options, along with snacks and treats. The Roberts Creek Hall is a fully accessible venue. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for all.
Tickets: here.

Dine Out Sechelt

Jan 20 to Feb 3rd. Sechelt eateries will be offering three-or more course menu specials or in-house deals. SHOP & STAY. Enjoy sidewalk sales in Downtown Sechelt & discounted rates on select accommodation.
Visit secheltdowntown.com for details. Book today

Rock & Roll Skate

with added live entertainment! The local band METALLICATS will be performing a HARD ROCK Tribute in the Community Room at the Sunshine Coast Arena!

Skate 7-8:15pm. Live music 8-9:30pm.

For skating: pay regular admissions or use your Mypass at the Skate shop
To attend the Live Music Entertainment with the Metallicats:
Purchase admission online 👉 bit.ly/3RNuuVM
Purchase admission by phone 📞 604-885-6801
Purchase admission in person 😎 at the Gibsons & Area Community Centre or the Sechelt Aquatic Centre
Admissions to the Metallicats bought before January 26th include a soft drink and a piece of pizza!
Reserve your admissions soon as this event will sell out!!!

Family Literacy Day Event with Penny Pom Pom

Celebrate Family Literacy Day with children’s entertainer Penny Pom Pom and her friend Fae the Garden Fairy at a free musical multimedia stage show geared to those nine and under. Pre-registration is required at bit.ly/LiteracyDayRegistration.

In this magical show, Penny and Fae take children on a journey through the seasons as they learn all about the natural rhythms of planet earth. Kids are encouraged to sing along with fan favourites like “Dandelion,” “Take off your socks, it’s the Spring Equinox” and “The Pom Pom Song,” and find their own artistic inspiration in the world around them.

Hosted by the Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition and supported by the Raise-a-Reader campaign and the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.

Sechelt Library: Repair Cafe

Second Saturday. Free! While you wait, repair to domestic devices by some awesome volunteers from Gibsons Repair Cafe. Visit the Sechelt Library to take advantage of this service.

Opportunity: Call for Artists, Photographers & Authors- 3rd Annual Art & Words Festival

Be a part of the Art & Words Festival 2024, August 22-25, at Gibsons Public Market, where you’ll be paired at random with an artist to create magic works of literature and art.

New this year, on the first day of the festival we will have a book & art fair in the market, where participants can sell their art and books. We’re also accepting proposals for workshops.

Last year about 4,000 people came through the doors and saw the show, which included the awards ceremony of our SCWES Book Awards for BC Authors!

3rd Annual Art & Words Festival

August 22-25, at Gibsons Public Market, where artists are paired at random with an artist to create magic works of literature and art.

New this year, on the first day of the festival we will have a book & art fair in the market, where participants can sell their art and books. We’re also accepting proposals for workshops.

Last year about 4,000 people came through the doors and saw the show, which included the awards ceremony of our SCWES Book Awards for BC Authors!

Brickers: Sunday Blues

to Feb 25. Join us this Sunday for the first Sunday Blues session with Sechelt’s very own The Hook.

Every Sunday in January and February we will have the finest local musicians being joined by their musical friends for some blues and jams.

SC Arts Centre: Artesia Coffee House – Confirmed we are on and see you all tonight

Dress up warm, drive carefully, and join us as we warm the SC Art Centres with some hot live music tonight as we present an eclectic evening starting the night with Jess Hart, a multi-talented musician, and a dynamic composer. Her music is a blend of folk, grunge and soul influences which can be noted in her compositions. She has performed across Canada and toured in Europe, with performances in Germany, Malta, and France.

Following Jess is a father and son duo, Chris, and Solomon Hergesheimer, who will be performing the original songs of ‘Marketplace’; the politically driven, anti-capitalist, hard hitting acoustic folk project.

After a break to completely liven up the place is Caravan Paradiso, a Felliniesque marching band that also occasionally performs in stationary venues. Featuring Graham Ord on soprano sax, Heather Anderson on trombone, Anna Lumiere on accordion and piano, James Law on drums/percussion and sometimes fiddle. This fun and helter skelter band play a style they describe as “funky Romany jazz mashup” featuring film music (Nino Rota – the Godfather, Fellini movies, Austin Powers, Harry Potter) as well as various world music selections (Brazilian, Slavic).

Tasty treats and drinks available for sale.

Tickets $20 on eventbrite here or at the door

Welcoming Communities Get-Together Potluck Dinner

Join us for an end-of-year celebration as 2023 winds down, share your favorite dish with the community. Let’s create a feast filled with flavors from around the world!
What to Expect:
– Family-Friendly Fun: Bring your family and join us for a cozy evening. Games & Entertainment: Bring along party games, crafts, and your creative flair. Let’s see those dance moves and hear those hidden singing talents!
RSVP to secure your spot at [this link]
https://forms.office.com/r/MUwzSkWE4c
Questions or More Info:  Call Lea at 604 212 2716 or Olga at 604 212 1938 or email here

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