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Opportunity: Call to Youth Artists | SHOUT OUT 2024

Deadline to submit your artwork is March 10th at 4pm. Submissions forms and artwork can be dropped off at GPAG from 11am – 4pm on March 7th – March 10th. Please do not drop artwork off before March 7th.

Participate in Shout Out, our annual youth art exhibition featuring the work of artists aged 2 – 18. Artists can submit up to two pieces of artwork each, in any style, size, or medium, to be exhibited at GPAG from March 14th – March 31st.

Check out our website for more information, including submission guidelines and entry forms!

Heritage Playhouse: BELT It Out – 2 SHOWS

Jan 19 & 20.  The Sunshine Coast’s BELT band is buckling up for two shows featuring epic rock at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons.

The BELT youth rock band — which had its debut at Rogue Fest last summer — is redefining grunge and progressive rock for a new generation.

BELT is Julian Bailey, Brielle Taylor, Jack Davis and Joshua Paolozza: all Coast teens who weave deep meaning into lavish melodies, blurring thematic boundaries and crossing musical borders.

See BELT in action on the band’s web page: https://beltitout.ca.

Tickets ($25) are available at Strait Music in Sechelt, online at https://tickets.beltitout.ca and in-person (cash only) at the door. Both shows start at 7:00 p.m.

Calling all Youth Artists

Tuesday, December 19, 4PM-5PM
The Arts Centre, Sechelt (5714 Medusa St)

Calling youth artists between the ages of 13 and 17 to join us for some food*, art-making and ideas-sharing.

What kind of art do you like to get involved with? What types of events or activities are missing for you here? Come out at share your ideas with us, we want to help make them happen for you!

*we will have dairy and gluten-free options

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!

Call to Youth Artists | SHOUT OUT 2024 – Drop off days

Submissions forms and artwork can be dropped off at GPAG from 11am – 4pm on March 7th – March 10th. Please do not drop artwork off before March 7th.

Participate in Shout Out, our annual youth art exhibition featuring the work of artists aged 2 – 18. Artists can submit up to two pieces of artwork each, in any style, size, or medium, to be exhibited at GPAG from March 14th – March 31st.

Check out our website for more information, including submission guidelines and entry forms!

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

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!

Creek Daze 2023

This year’s festivities will start out at the Roberts Creek School at 10:15am to gather for the Higgely Piggely Parade that will make its way down to the Pier!
We welcome a variety of vendors offering information, crafts and wares, food and activities!
There will be a kidz zone with face painting, games and things to play with.
We are honoured to have Emily Picard who will be painting a piece throughout the day that will be auctioned off at the end so come buy tickets at the RCCA tent!
As always we will have a stage at the Mandala featuring Monty Montego, Estelle and the Honeydews, Mr Doug, Matt Hughes and the Shapes We’re In, Jankyy Tyygr, the Driftwood Players and more!
The Slow Sundays Stage 11:30am-3:30pm

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.

Marvelous Marvel Movie Monthly Meet-up

The Teen Advisory Group presents Marvelous Marvel Movie Monthly Meet-up. Teens named this program, planned this program, and selected the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home. Snacks provided.

Rated PG 13, 2h 09m – For ages 12-18

The Spring Fair at Langdale Elementary

It’s back!!
The famous, amazing Langdale Spring Fair!
This Saturday, May 6th – 11 AM to 3 PM
Grab the whole family, enjoy a bbq lunch, get competitive on the cakewalk, cuddle a bunny, and win fair games for great prizes. Bouncy Castles, Cotton Candy, Archery, Silent Auction, Bake Sales and more!
All proceeds going to the Langdale PAC, to enrich our students learning experience.
See you there!

PR – Art Exhibition: Art of the True Self

Apr 22 – Jun 10. Youth Exhibition.

The exhibition theme of Nature is an inclusive spectrum exploring the self and one’s connection to the environment.
The Opening Reception is Earth Day April 22, 2023 from 2pm to 5pm.
There will be a live performance starting at 3pm.
The Gallery is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from noon to 5pm and on Saturdays from noon to 2pm for a youth drop in, ages 12 to 25 are welcome. Bring your favourite art supplies or work with what will be set up that day.
Saturday, May 27th from 2pm to 3:30pm there will be a presentation by Leanne Prain, the author of The Creative Instigators Handbook, a DIY Guide to Making Social Change Through Art. All are welcome. Free for youth.

NSMEC Ocean Explorers Summer Camp

Our summer camps for youth are returning soon! 🐙 Ocean Explorers is a 5-day camp running weekly through the summer from 9am-3pm and is designed for children ~6-9 years old.

This year, Ocean Explorers will be navigating the beautiful beaches and forests of the Sunshine Coast while using our community aquarium as a home base. Participants will be guided by our Marine Educators in fun, experiential learning activities while they delve into the lives of various sea creatures and parts of the ocean. Campers can look forward to new friends, crafts, games, adventures and more!

Registration is now open on our website and spaces are filling fast. We hope to SEA you soon! 🐠

⭐️ More info on our website:
gibsonsmarine-ed.org/camps

Sunshine Coast Marine Safari Summer Camp

A 5-day camp running daily from 9am-3pm and is designed for children ~10-12 years old. Camps run every other week starting July 3rd.

Campers will be navigating the beautiful beaches and forests of the Sunshine Coast while meeting in a different location every day. Participants will be guided by our Marine Educators in fun, experiential learning activities while they delve into the world of marine biology. Campers can look forward to new friends, hiking, kayaking, games, adventures and more!

Info and registration here – spaces are expected to fill up fast. We hope to SEA you soon!

SCAC: Kids Camps: Exploring Textiles

July 10 – 13, 2023 | Monday – Thursday | 10AM – 3PM

Cost: $200/$250 (Member/Non-Member)

Ages: 8-13, Max 14 participants

Instructor: Natalie Grambow

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 work with textiles, weave, 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.

SCAC: Kids Camps: Fun with Weaving

July 17– 20, 2023 | Monday – Thursday | 10AM – 3PM

Cost: $200/$250 (Member/Non-Member)

Ages: 8-13, Max 14 participants

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 work with textiles, weave, 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.

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