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Scuba Claus

Come on down to the Gibsons Public Market and Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Center to see Scuba Claus in the big tank! Get your photo taken and come see the Marine Centre, with free admission donated by BC Ferries!

Gibsons Public Market: Winter Market & Festival – Friday

Join us on Friday from 4-9pm for live music and dancing Half Cut and the Slackers, festive food from Emelle’s & Kitchen Classics as well as childcare (by donation) in the Coastal Room along with activities and a holiday movie. Door is by donation and all proceeds help support the Gibsons Community Building Society.
The merchant level will also be open 10am-7pm.
Nicolas Sonntag Marine Education Center will be open from 4-7pm on Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday with free admission donated by BC Ferries.

Flowers for Foodbank

This make and take event will have you making lovely Christmas arrangements in the inspiring and fun workship space at the Kube.
December 3 from 11-5, $30 minimum donation, with all materials provided and all proceeds going to the local foodbank.

Grab some friends, your best clients, sports groups, co-workers, book club buddies, fam jam, people you want to have some cheer with and email to book your group’s 1 hour time slot to make Christmas arrangements together. OR I will also have the 1-2pm slot for anyone who wants to get to know some new people in the community and come solo or with a few pals.

Voting and Exhibition – Banner Project: Fantastical Food

November 24 – December 22, 2023
Banner Project: “Fantastical Foods”

The Banner Project brings together elementary schools across the Sunshine Coast to make work under one theme. Each year young artists develop their ideas for the banners in the classroom, and 20 final designs are selected to be hand-painted onto banners by artists, parents, students, and volunteers. Each year’s exhibition includes around 300+ submissions from across the Coast. This wonderful, intergenerational art-making project has been in place since 1994. The banners are installed in Sechelt’s Civic Square for all to enjoy.

This year we invite you to help select banner designs!
Ask for voting dots at the front desk: each person gets 3!

HMB Holiday Market + Kids Craft Fair

The Halfmoon Bay Holiday Market offers a collaborative space for kids to proudly sell their creations alongside established Coast vendors. The first 300 attending get $1 FREE Sunshine Coast Credit Union Kidpreneur Cash to use at the event!

A FREE FUN FAMILY EVENT with Hot Chocolate – Kids Games – Santa’s Mailbox – Gingerbread House Decorating Contest – Free Admission – Giftbasket Contest – Foodtruck, and more

Support the local artisans of our community when you shop our Main Vendor Village + Kids Craft Fair with kidpreneurs 13yrs and under. For more information including a list of participating vendors, please visit our website.

Halfmoon Bay Elementary School Gym
8086 Northwood Rd, Halfmoon Bay, BC

Cookies Baking Class for kids 6-12 years old

This class includes all material, and we’ll teach your child in a small group of max. 5 children, how to bake cookies and decorate them. Safe environment, supervised by our chef Carola and in these 2 hours your child will have fun.
All made cookies going with your child home, so the whole family can try them.
Must register before Nov 10th at 604-652-8315

Sechelt Library: Pumpkin Carving

Come carve or paint a pumpkin with us, then take it home or enter it into our Jack o’Lantern Contest! Pumpkins and tools provided! Come dressed for the weather. If the weather is really bad we will move to Seaside Centre.

Under age 8: Pumpkin Painting
Ages 8 and up: Pumpkin carving

Reggie Rabbit and the Search for the Golden Carrot World Premiere

When: Sept. 24, 2023 2 p.m. Where: Gibsons Heritage Playhouse Theatre
Why: Screening of the TV Pilot Episode for Kids
Tickets: Eventbrite and One Flower One Leaf Gallery in Gibsons Landing
Cost: Children (6 – 12 yrs.) get tickets FREE and
Adults (if accompanied by a child) by Donation. Max 2 adults per family.

NSMEC’s O-FISH-al Summer Fin-ale

Come Shell-Ebrate The End Of Summer With Us and help raise money for our beloved community aquarium!
From 6pm-8pm on August 25th there will be carnival games, prizes to win, crafts, a 50-50 draw and more in front of Gibsons Public Market! Game tickets will be available for purchase and all proceeds go towards helping the aquarium run.

Starting at 8pm you can find a spot in the parking lot to watch movie stars next to sea stars. We will have snacks and canned drinks for sale before and during the first 30 mins of the movie. Bring your own chair, blankets, and cushions so you can be nice and comfy for our screening of the loveable animated film: Extinct!

Spaces are limited for the movie, so make sure to book a (FREE) ticket on our website!

PR – Rockin’ The Beach

This is an all day event for a great cause. Our good pal Dave McMaster is your host and has been waiting a long time to put on an event like this. THE HATFIELD UNION will take the stage around 4 PM. This all takes place at Willingdon Beach. Grab a chair and come on down. We will see you there. Bring cash to donate to ‘River Kids’.

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.

Sechelt Library: Storytime with Starr

Starr is a certified St. John Ambulance therapy dog and is part of the PAWS 4 Stories program. Feel free to come early or stay late to socialize with other parents. On a nice day we will go outside on the lawn, so bring a blanket! Recommended for ages 2-8. No registration required.

Brickers: Clothing Pop Up

Curated by Sweet Lila Jane. Gender inclusive, quality preloved fashion and vintage finds with style and intention.

Family Farm Fun

10-1pm – Kids clothing swap, art activities; noon – Kids Concert with Graham Walker.

Bikes encouraged, or park past the shortcut food truck.

Paws 4 Stories

Wednesdays to Apr 26, May 10, 17, 24, 31 in the Children’s Area.  Sessions are 20 minutes.

Registration required. Please only register for a maximum of two sessions per month. Recommended for ages 6+.

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