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Ancestors in the News!

Dig for treasures in the past! Learn how the free historical newspaper collections available at the above locations can help you with your genealogical research.
Presentations by:
Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives
Gibsons & District Public Library
Sechelt Public Library
Presented at the Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives 716 Winn Rd, Gibsons
Free but space is limited. Contact the Gibsons Library or register below.

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

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.

Art Exhibition: EZMINA SAMAROO | Distant Shores New Horizons (oils)

In celebration of Black History Month, Distant Shores New Horizons tells of the artist’s journey from Africa to England to the prairies of Canada, ending with her settling on Canada’s west coast. Told through landscapes and seascapes, Ezmina Samaroo’s exhibition illustrates what it is like to leave behind all that is familiar to arrive at distant shores. The movement of peoples is a complex story, shared by immigrants, refugees and enslaved peoples of the world. Through Samaroo’s lens, it is a story not of despair and fear, but of courage, resolve and determination. An exhibition in Joe’s Lounge.

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.

Film Screening + Dialogue: Commemorating the National Day of Truth + Reconciliation

September 30th, 7PM-9PM
Sunshine Coast Arts Council, 5714 Medusa St
FREE

We invite you to join us for an important event held in commemoration of the National Day of Truth + Reconciliation. Pairing a film screening with a dialogue, we ask how settlers contend with the responsibilities of enacting good relations on shíshálh and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh lands.

FILM SCREENING: Augusta, by Anne Wheeler, 1976 (16 minutes)
DIALOGUE: Land Learning: Reflections on responsibility, relationality, and being in place
Moderator: Kamala Todd

Eve’s Tea

Please join us for afternoon tea to celebrate Gibsons Public Art Gallery’s 20th Anniversary and honour the legacy of our dear benefactor and friend, Eve Smart.

Learn more about Eve and all the ways she contributed to the Gallery (volunteer, artist, philanthropist). See the Gallery’s special historical displays and contribute to the future vision. For those interested, there will also be information available on the benefits and rewards of estate and legacy contributions and planning.

Free to attend and all are welcome. Limited number of participants – please RSVP to reserve your seat to info@gpag.ca or via eventbrite

Refreshments generously provided by More Bakery and Café, Gibsons.

Swashbuckling Swordplay Workshop with LAMBS – Teen/Adult

LAMBS—Live Action Medieval Battle Society

Step back in time and experience the excitement of medieval combat in a controlled and safe environment. With foam live-action role-playing weapons, you can learn the basics, play games, and participate in tournaments and epic duels. Channel your inner warrior and join us for this FREE event.
For ages 13 through adult. (Separate session for children aged 9-13 in the morning.)
Space is limited; Registration required. Register online or contact the Library.

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.

Sarah Wray Hall Open to the Public

Come view the hall with historic photos and artifacts, learn about the history of the Pender Harbour area and get project updates. Learn what material is available for genealogy.

Open days at Sarah Wray Hall

Drop in for a visit at Pender Harbour’s Sarah Wray Hall. It’s a chance to see inside the old school house, chat with members and buy a ticket or two for the 2022 ‘Merganser’ Canoe raffle, to be drawn September 5th.

Open days at Sarah Wray Hall

Drop in for a visit at Pender Harbour’s Sarah Wray Hall. It’s a chance to see inside the old school house, chat with members and buy a ticket or two for the 2022 ‘Merganser’ Canoe raffle, to be drawn September 5th.

syiyaya Days: Indigenous Walking Tours

Tours are by donation, but space is limited – please register via info@talaysay.com for tours on June 21st and sccf.ca/walk for the tour on June 25th
Talaysay Tours invites you on a leisurely walk to enjoy nature and learn how Indigenous people utilise the land for food, medicine and technology. The “Talking Trees” tours take place at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park at 10 am and 6:30 pm on June 21st, and again at 10am on June 25th.

syiyaya Days: Indigenous Walking Tours

Tours are by donation, but space is limited – please register via info@talaysay.com for tours on June 21st and sccf.ca/walk for the tour on June 25th
Talaysay Tours invites you on a leisurely walk to enjoy nature and learn how Indigenous people utilise the land for food, medicine and technology. The “Talking Trees” tours take place at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park at 10 am and 6:30 pm on June 21st, and again at 10am on June 25th.

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