Sunshine Coast Canada
Arts, Heritage + Culture
Non-profit Society Network

Scrabble & Chess Drop-In

Do you love to play Scrabble or Chess? Or both?
Drop into the Library’s Mainil Room to play with others! Alternate Friday afternoons, 3–5 pm, starting May 13th.
Games provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
No registration required, just come have fun.

NSMEC Marine Science Summer Camps for Kids

The Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Center offers experiential, educational spring break and summer day camps for school age children in Gibsons and throughout the Sunshine Coast! We keep our group sizes small, and our staff-child ratio high, to maximize fun and safety. Our camps focus on various themes around local marine ecology, biology, and conservation – taking place inside our aquarium, and outside at nearby beaches and parks.

Summer Camps Options :

Ocean Explorers (entering Grades 2-4 in September 2022)

Sunshine Coast Marine Safari (entering Grades 5-6 in September 2022)

Kids Camps: Exploring Textiles

July 18– 20, 2022 | Monday – Wednesday; 10 – 3pm

Ages: 8-13, Max 12 participants

Instructor: Natalie Grambow

Cost: $140/$180 (Member/Non-Member)

This year we are delighted to offer 3 kid’s summer workshops, each combining art making with outdoor exploration.  In the morning participants learn to weave, collage or paint led by a senior artist/teacher. In the afternoon, walks and discussions take over as we explore natural spaces near the Art Centre. Workshops run 10:00 – 3:00 each day, with a break provided for lunch. Participants must bring their own lunch, a water bottle and a mask if needed for any indoor activities.

Coast Fiddle Camp

Camp date July 18-19-20, 2022 – 9am – 12pm, Davis Bay Community Hall. Instructors include: JJ Guy, Gordon Stobbe, Geoff Horrocks, Trish Horrocks and Jennie Bice.

Presented by Coast String Fiddlers. For more information about CFSA and how to join contact : csfandbttb@gmail.com

Details and register here

Kids Camps: Fun with Weaving

July 13– 15, 2022 | Wednesday – Friday; 10 – 3pm

Ages: 8-13, Max 12 participants

Cost: $140/$180 (Member/Non-Member)

Instructor: Ali Casey

This year we are delighted to offer 3 kid’s summer workshops, each combining art making with outdoor exploration.  In the morning participants learn to weave, collage or paint led by a senior artist/teacher. In the afternoon, walks and discussions take over as we explore natural spaces near the Art Centre. Workshops run 10:00 – 3:00 each day, with a break provided for lunch. Participants must bring their own lunch, a water bottle and a mask if needed for any indoor activities.

Summer Musical Theatre Intensive

July 11 – 22nd. Join us for our wildly popular Musical Theatre Intensive in beautiful Gibsons, BC! Each day will feature acting, dancing and singing workshops taught by industry professionals, along with individualized coaching and ensemble work.

Suggested ages 8-18+

Performances Friday July 22nd & Saturday July 23rd

Kids Camps: Painting with Acrylics

July 6– 8, 2022 | Wednesday – Friday; 10 – 3pm

Ages: 8-13, Max 12 participants

Cost: $140/$180 (Member/Non-Member)

Instructor: Bruce Edwards

This year we are delighted to offer 3 kid’s summer workshops, each combining art making with outdoor exploration.  In the morning participants learn to weave, collage or paint led by a senior artist/teacher. In the afternoon, walks and discussions take over as we explore natural spaces near the Art Centre. Workshops run 10:00 – 3:00 each day, with a break provided for lunch. Participants must bring their own lunch, a water bottle and a mask if needed for any indoor activities.

syiyaya Days: Presentation by author Teoni Spathelfer

June 21, 9:30pm and June 22 at 1:15pm.

Presenting her book “White Raven”. All ages are welcome, recommended for children aged 7 – 12. Finalist for the Indigenous voices awards 2022. Little Wolf, grown up with children of her own, moves to the country where her mother, White Raven, shares a sad story from her childhood.

Opportunity: Coast Fiddler Camp

Deadline June 21st. Camp date July 18-19-20, 2022 – 9am – 12pm, Davis Bay Community Hall. Instructors include: JJ Guy, Gordon Stobbe, Geoff Horrocks, Trish Horrocks and Jennie Bice.

Presented by Coast String Fiddlers. For more information about CFSA and how to join contact : csfandbttb@gmail.com

Details and register here

PR – Youth Art Drop-In

Every other Wednesday starting May 25th. Join art facilitator Annie Simms. Come hang out with tea, coffee and art.

77th Pender Harbour May Day 2022

Parade at 11:00am, theme is Rainbows.

5k fun run; fishing derby; pancake breakfast; BBQ; local vendors & artisans; fly over; float plane tours; live music; food trucks; kids games; petting zoo; beer garden adults’ dance; kids dance and more.

Art Exhibition: Slow Fashion + Climate Action

April 22 – May 14, 2022
In partnership with Sunshine Coast Fibreshed Society

This exhibition looks at rethinking our relationship to textiles in the context of a global climate crises. Over the last few decades, we have become increasingly reliant on disposable garments and textiles; an industry whose catastrophic effects are manifested in poor labour conditions, increasing non-recyclable waste and the production of toxins and chemicals that enter into our natural systems.
The project and exhibition empowers youth to interrupt the inevitability of these systems and processes. Working within a local context, what role do youth have in raising awareness of these problems, while learning practical skills that help them begin to manifest the change they imagine?

Chatelech Interact Club Bottle Drive

Just drop your clean bottles off at the Sechelt Bottle Depot on May 7th from 10-2 and we will sort them for a good cause!

Funds raised for Highschool Scholarships in Ndandini, Kenya & Wheelchair for disabled youth in Nigeria.

Youth Outreach Pender Pop-Up Party

Hey teens! Pender Pop-Up Party is happening next weekend for youth ages 12-19. Come to the Lions Park on Friday, May 6 from 3-7pm for food and fun with your friends. Free food, BBQ, Fire Pit, Free Swag.

Earth Day at the RC Pier

We are excited to host Earth day festivities this year down at the Pier! The day starts at noon as we welcome bands to the stage!
Monty Montego
Brothers in Farms
the Shapes
Bellows and Strings
SPaDE to name a few
We will also have some Earth Talks speaking to some important issues facing our environment.
Enjoy food from Mamma Musey Pierogis and All Thaied up
We will have vendors and a clothing swap hosted by WolfPup Studios (limit of one bag)
Join Pedal for the Planet starting at Lower Rd and Hwy 101 at 11:45am. Join there or anywhere along the way as they make their way to the Pier.
TraC will have their Bike Valet there to park your bike.
Sunshine Bins will provide bins for greens and recycling & take them away!
Come see, shop, dance and celebrate the Earth & our relationship with it!

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