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Capilano Universe: Luis Medina on Julio Cesar Oliva’s Guitar Music

Julio Cesar Oliva, classical guitar composer and performer, is considered to be one of the greatest in the history of guitar in Mexico. Luis Medina’s lecture-recital will shed light on Oliva’s incredible life and career and offer a glimpse into his compositional output, exploring samples from his solo works to chamber music. Founder of the Vancouver Classical Guitar Festival, Luis Angel Medina (M.Mus) is an avid performer and teacher across North America. Now serving as a guitar instructor at CapU, Luis supports music students in pursuing their degrees and careers in music. Free! In person and livestreamed on Zoom. More information and registration on our website.

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.

BC Libraries Present — John Vaillant: Our New Fire Weather

ONLINE ONLY EVENT: REGISTER online to attend this live-streamed event
Fire has changed communities across BC this year. After the most devastating wildfire season in recorded history, many are wondering how these fires got so big, what we can learn from our current responses, and whether we are prepared for an ever warming future.
John Vaillant’s book Fire Weather has become a de-facto guide on the new dangers posed by these fires supercharged by a warming planet. He’ll discuss his findings on the Fort McMurray fire of 2016, to help us understand what’s at stake for our cities, towns, and ecosystems.

Moderated by Fatima Syed, climate reporter at The Narwhal.
John Vaillant is the author of three bestselling, award-winning nonfiction books: The Golden Spruce, The Tiger, and Fire Weather.

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.

LIFT Speakers: Environmental Information and Inspiration

Environmental Information and Inspiration: Uplifting Conscious Living
Learn and be inspired by three local Toastmaster speakers:
– Richard Fortier (Water Conservation options)
– Lily Liu (Recycling stone waste into creative projects)
– Andrew Fentiman (Meditation for conscious living)
Facilitated by Loretta Macklam with introductions by Johanna Rzepa.
FREE. Space is limited. Please register online or contact the Library. Also accessible on Zoom.

Getting to Know Dementia

Learn how dementia affects an individual’s brain and behaviour, its impact on family members, and how it differs from normal aging. Find out about the different resources that are available at any stage of the disease.
Presenter: Amelia Gillies, Alzheimer Society of BC
FREE but in-person space is limited. Registration is recommended; contact the Library at 604-886-2130 or register online. Also accessible live on Zoom.

PR – Author Talk: The Creative Instigators Handbook: A DIY Guide to Making Social Change Through Art

Join Leanne Prain, author of the Creative Instigators Handbook, for a colourful and inspiring slideshow and discussion. Leanne will highlight imaginative projects by artists, crafters, and ordinary folks who use their talents and skills to foster positive change and growth in their communities and in the world.

Ideal for creative thinkers, and may encourage you to launch unusual art projects that can lead your community towards social change. Leanne will discuss how art can be used to implement civic collaborations, community co-creations, and eye-catching street art. She will answer questions and sign her books, which will be available for sale.

Host: Council of Canadians Powell River. Financial assistance: Canada Council via Writers Union of Canada. Suggest donation $10. Students free.

TRAC Info Session: Connect the Coast Trail

Do you wish there was a multi-use trail for bikes and pedestrians from Langdale to Sechelt? Come learn about Transportation Choices Sunshine Coast (TRAC)’s Connect the Coast Trail Initiative, which created a design report and is currently studying feasibility and stakeholders.
Free but in-person space is limited: register on the Library’s website.
Also accessible live via Zoom.

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