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Artesia Coffee House

Presenting singer-songwriter Catherine MacNeil accompanied by Rae Armour for the opening set. Next up is a newly formed band ‘Them Ordinary Things’ with some of the coast’s favourites; Mark Lebelle, guitar/vocals; Kaia Nielsen; bass/vocals; Simon Paradis, guitar/vocals and Paul Dwyer, drums/vocals serving up some tasty tunes. After the break, the ‘KJB Jazz Trio’ with Ken Grunenberg, sax; John Parker-Toulson, bass and Budge Schachte on guitar will entertain to close the evening. Refreshments will again be available.

Tickets $15 at the door or eventbrite here

One Straw: The Salmon Project

Join Kwa’tle’maht, Holly Ann Higgins and Xwu’p’a’lich, Barb Higgins in an opportunity to spend a hands-on day in the kitchen with indigenous elders, learning, canning, chopping, and chatting. Roll up your sleeves, because at the end of this, you will have salmon on your hands, on your shirt, and hopefully canned in neat stacks of jars that will help feed our community. Together we will learn to pressure can proteins safely, the differences between varieties of salmon, and spiritual and salmon traditions of the local land, waters and people.

This day is about story-telling, connecting to the local and sacred traditions of calling the salmon home, and giving gratitude. It’s about reconciliation – gently building relationships, bridges and mutual respect, growing to a place where we not only *see* each other, but truly honour what each is bringing to the table. In this case, quite literally the kitchen table.

Lunch provided (salmon of course). Very limited space available.
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Downtown Sechelt Chocolate Festival

Feb 7-14. 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 enjoyed the chocolate experience. Click here to see participating shops.

PH Legion: 46th Annual Burns Ceilidh

An annual tradition at the Madeira Park Legion celebration of Scotland’s national poet  with entertainment by the Coast String Fiddlers and the Pender Harbour Pipe Band.
Poet’s hour begins at 6 p.m. with a roast beef dinner starting at 7 p.m.

Get tickets ($50) at the Legion or Harbour Insurance.

PR – Powell River Legion: Burns, Burger, & Beer

Includes a burger (or vegan option), haggis, one beer or wine, pipe band performance, silent auction, door prize, and perhaps even some spontaneous recitals of Robbie Burns’ poetry. Wear a kilt if you have one.

A fundraiser for Clansman Pipes & Drums

Sechelt Legion: Robbie Burns Night

to celebrate Robbie Burns.  It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. Enjoy the skirl of pipes, the delightful lilt of the Coast Fiddlers, and dinner of soup followed by Tatties & Neeps, Haggis and Roast Beef.

Tickets $50 at the bar.

The Davis Bay Hall Coffee House Stage

with Aline Deanna, americana country; Malcom Jack, surrealpacific northwest folk music; John Pa Rainey, country blues, ragtime kazoologist.

Coffee, tea and yummy snacks available so remember to bring some coins. Brought to you be people at ‘postrophe’ and Tenbear Pa productions.

$10 at the door.

Gibsons Legion: Robbie Burns Night

Featuring a 3 course Scottish themed dinner including Haggis.
Bagpipes, poetry and the Scottish folk band, KYLE CEILIDH BAND, will keep this celebration of the national poet of Scotland, Robert Burns, lively and entertaining.
Tickets are available from Gibsons Royal Canadian Legion, Sunshine Coast Slipper Factory, and Wakefield Jewellers Ltd.
A partnership of Mount Elphinstone 130 and Royal Canadian Legion Branch #109 – Gibsons.

One Straw: Small Scale Food Processing (Zoom Speaker Series #4)

Food processing is an important part of any food system; whether global and conventional or small scale and local. Food processing can help transform products and ‘add value’ to them offering increased economic opportunities to local businesses. Food processing can also help preserve food that might otherwise be wasted by transforming it into more shelf stable formats.

But it’s not a simple as– can something, freeze something and sell something. There are a host of things to consider when we examine the role of small scale food processing on the Sunshine Coast

Join us on January 13th when we have a chat with knowledgeable parties to learn more about the possibilities and limitations of food processing in our region.

Register here.

PR – Powell River Farmers Market

to Apr: 12:30 – 2:30pm – inside Quonset hut. Meet local farmers who have all kinds of wonderful local food from asparagus to zucchini.  Local farmers also bring eggs, frozen meats, and preserves Powell River Fair Grounds 4365 McLeod Rd

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