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n Thursday, May 16 at 3pm, MP John Weston met with Chris Hergesheimer (President May 16, 2013 of One Straw Society) and Justin French (Food Action Network Coordinator) to discuss food security and other programs related to food systems on the Coast. One Straw Society was founded by the late Robin Wheeler and is an organization that helps Coast residents to define their own food systems. Hergesheimer outlined the different programs One Straw is currently managing including the Grow


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classroom guest speakers. When applying to a college or university program be direct and do not be afraid to ask: What kind of job is this going to get me and how much am I going to make? Post-secondary education is a big investment; be clear on expected outcomes. As mentioned in the Macleans article, “those who are willing to relocate and build on their education will find plenty of opportunities in a range of growing fields. There’s a real need for continuous learning.” Stay tuned; our column next month will include examples of jobs filled by recent Capilano University Sunshine Coast campus graduates.

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Editorial Opinion Art – doorway to healthier life Roberts Creek hosted its second annual Arts Festival last weekend and it was truly incredible. Ten local galleries and studios showcased the specialties of more than 150 artists, including glass blowers, painters, puppeteers, musicians, filmmakers and photographers. An estimated 2000 people attended the events, coming from the Sunshine Coast, across the lower mainland and even from as far away as Europe. With so many world class artists on the bill, it’s not hard to understand the attraction, but it was just amazing to see all the people moving around seamlessly between venues by bicycle, automobile and on the free shuttle bus. As I enjoyed the work on display, I wondered: why do artists pour their heart and soul into their creations and what is it that people get from experiencing these different art forms? It was simple to understand that each and every one of these artists lives and breathes their art form because of their raw passion – almost the way a successful business owner might run their operations, or a mother might care for her family. This passion defines them, keeping them vibrant and engaged. As for what people actually get from looking at art, studies have linked physical gratification with uplifting art forms. Professor Semir Zeki is the chair of Neuroaesthetics at the University College London (UCL). He and his team led a study that tracked brain activity of individuals who looked at paintings. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan was used to measure if and where an increase in blood flow occurred while viewing paintings. The study found blood flow increased to the medial orbitofrontal cortex area of the brain, the section often associated with pleasure. Increased blood flow to this area is a similar phenomenon to what people experience when they see somebody they love. Recently a museum in Pennsylvania began using the unique qualities of art to treat local Alzheimer’s patients. They have observed that by introducing art back into their lives, these patients can remember more and even focus better at times. They concluded that “viewing art provokes calm discussion and even laughter among the patients, for whom total lucidity is a rarity.” Over the last five years, music therapy has also become more popular across BC. The Canadian Music Therapy Association explains that this form of therapy is used to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Music therapy is currently used in treatment of everything from autism to palliative care. My own mother is an artist who is not afraid to utilize her skills in many forms. She has been a wonderful example to all the children she taught over the years, and continues to inspire creativity in her grandchildren. She plays piano, paints, and even breaks out her iPhone, when it happens to be the only canvas available, and creates beautiful ‘finger paintings’ using a cool little app named ‘Brushes’. Overall, creating and experiencing art helps bring out a level of relaxation that is difficult to achieve elsewhere. It does so while helping to reduce the stresses of everyday life and adding a little fun and enjoyment along the way. It is an outlet where people can help those with chronic pain or other health conditions by simply expressing themselves and sharing their emotions freely. Thank you, Sunshine Coast, for being an incredible hub of artistic talent and spirit. Jim Dorey, Editor

Letters to the Editor – Opinions Remember to bring your cloth bags This week at a local grocery outlet, I missed an urgent opportunity. At the checkout, I couldn’t help but observe the person ahead of me. He chose plastic bags; his groceries required five. As the cashier was concluding the transaction, the customer requested that his extra-large liquid detergent container with handle also be bagged. The cashier politely complied, bundling the plastic jug in three or four plastic bags to accommodate its weight. I stood choking back thought of the environmental consequences of just this one purchase, biting back judgmental words. Why didn’t I simply grab one of the inexpensive cloth bags hanging right in front of me and donate it to the transaction. In the days following, I had fantasies of Sechelt becoming one of the brave Canadian communities to ban plastic bags. I imagined myself spending a day offering free canvas bags to every shopper who would accept one. I want to commend Extra Foods for their policy [of charging for each plastic bag used]. And in this letter, I want to express my appreciation to everyone

who is embracing the planet’s plight by doing whatever is possible. Nina Haedrich, Sechelt

The day after the election We lost last night. We lost. We lost our coast to oil spills, our land to pipelines. We proliferated the tar sands. Have you seen an aerial view of the tar sands? We lost the Peace River Valley, unique and bountiful farmland that could feed the whole North. We lost our health to wireless radiation and our freedom to surveillance and control by wireless meters. Like a broken record, fear and smear took the day. We lost last night. We and our planet lost. Nancy Leathley, Sechelt

Community garden launch Last November several community organizations and myself approached the Sechelt council with the proposal to build a community garden along the boulevard space on Ocean Avenue, looking out from the library at Cowrie Street, and north to Dolphin Street near the top end of Hackett park. Council responded with unanimous support for the project, so you may have

noticed in the last week a number of new raised box planters. On holiday Monday, May 20, from 12 to 2pm the public came out to attend a family seedling planting party. Refreshments were supplied along with a generous supply of seedlings for planting. It was a great opportunity to get acquainted with the project and meet some fellow citizens. Don Robb, Sunshine Coast

SPCA offers help at annual Open House I am a volunteer at the local SPCA, and I love it! I started walking dogs in 2010, and first impressions included the cheerful atmosphere as well as the dedication of the staff to make the life of every animal that comes through the door better. When I tell people that I am a volunteer there, or tell them where I got my two beautiful and generally well behaved dogs the reaction I often get is “Oh, that’s wonderful, but I couldn’t go there – it would be too sad!” This Saturday anyone who is scared or worried about visiting the SPCA has the opportunity to challenge their fears in a stress-free situation. Saturday, May 25, from 1 to 4pm all are welcome at the Shelter’s annual Open House, 4376 Solar

Road in Wilson Creek. There will be staff and volunteers on hand to allay your fears and make your experience positive. There will also be an ‘ask the Vet’ information booth, and lots of other fun activities! One of the highlights of this year’s Open House is an opportunity to microchip your pet for only $15. Microchipping is fast, safe, minimally uncomfortable and is one of the best ways to increase the chance of being reunited with a lost pet. At $15 this is a real bargain. You will also be able to witness the wonderful beautification project that the Sechelt Rotary Club has undertaken! So please, come and join us for a little while, or the whole afternoon. Christa Morrison, Gibsons Letters to the Editor and Submissions are welcome on any topic of local or general interest. Opinions expressed are those of the writers and do not reflect opinions of The Local publication. Generally letters should not exceed more than 300 words. Letters will be edited in the interests of style, clarity, legality, brevity and taste, as necessary. The Local reserves the right to refuse publication of any submission. All letters must be signed and include place of residence and telephone number; names may be withheld from publication for valid reason by approval of the editor. E-mail letters to Deadline for letters and submissions is Monday at 3pm.

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Celebrate Day of The Honey Bee May 29

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The value of honey bee crop pollination is documented to be more than $2 billion annually in Canada.


he Sunshine Coast Beekeepers Association (SCBA) will celebrate the Day of the Honey Bee on Wednesday, May 29 at the Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market from 3 to 6 pm. While raising public awareness about the honey bee’s plight, and its enormous environmental and economic importance, the event will provide a unique opportunity to view an ob-

servation hive. Beekeepers will be available to discuss and answer questions about all aspects of beekeeping. The Day of the Honey Bee was started in 2010 by Clinton Shane Ekdahl, a beekeeper from Saskatoon, to raise public awareness about the impending worldwide crisis that we face with the decline of the honey bee. Honey bees are the cor-

Over $3500 raised to help complete playground T he West Sechelt Playground Enhancement Team held a Burger and Beer Fundraiser at the Lighthouse Pub on May 9 to raise funds to upgrade the playground at West Sechelt Elementary School. The Chair of this committee, Susan Shinn, Secretary Christine Wood and Treasurer Allyson Fawcus worked very hard fine-tuning the details for this event. Susan canvassed the Coast for silent auction items from 50 local businesses. The tickets were $20 each which included

live music by Joe Stanton & Simon Paradis, a burger, a beer, silent auction, 50/50 draw, lotto board and balloon prizes. Our community truly believes in this project, so much that the winner of the 50/50 draw, Christopher Fawcus, donated his winnings back to the cause. This event brought in over $3500 in profit that will greatly help toward the completion of the playground. Full project details can be found at www.west Submitted

nerstone of sustainability in our agricultural system, and play a critical role in overall environmental stability. They are responsible for pollinating one third of all food crops, as well as 70 percent of general crop pollination. For the past decade, however, beekeepers worldwide have been facing problems with bees dying and disappearing at rates considered unsustainable. A number of causes have been identified, including the parasitic varroa mite, indiscriminate use of new classes of toxic pesticides, stresses suffered by bees during cross-country transportation, diminishing availability of forage and poor quality supplemental nutrition. This is of considerable economic

importance: in Canada alone, the Canadian Honey Council estimates the value of honey bee crop pollination to be more than $2 billion annually. Provincially, honey bee pollination is responsible for more than $160 million annually, in addition to the considerable economic value of honey and other hive products. Currently, commercial bee keepers cannot provide sufficient bees for pollination of fruit bearing crops, including the blueberry industry in the Fraser Valley. All four Western provinces have endorsed, by declaration and proclamation, support for the Day of the Honey Bee, as have more than two hundred municipalities, cities and towns. Submitted

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Over one million Canadians are living with significant vision loss and every 12 minutes in Canada someone develops vision loss. 15 afflicted with vision loss are often overlooked. The leading cause of vision loss in Canada, Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), affects over one million Canadians, normally over age 50. As the Canadian population ages it becomes more susceptible to developing a major eye disease like AMD or glaucoma. The number of Canadians with vision loss is projected to increase dramatically in the near future. The CNIB recently published statistics revealing that the cost of blindness to Canada’s economy

is a staggering $15.8 billion per year or $500 per Canadian. The good news is 75 percent of blindness and partial vision loss is avoidable. Visiting a Doctor of Optometry for a regular eye exam is an important first step in the early detection and treatment of eye disease, and correction of vision loss where possible. Other things that help save vision include eating a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements, keeping alcohol consumption to a minimum and quitting smoking. Protect eyes from UV

rays by wearing sunglasses, and remember to always wear eye protection when working or playing sports that pose a threat to vision. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing diabetic retinopathy (one of the major eye diseases causing vision loss) and other vision problems. For them, managing their diabetes is essential for maintaining vision health. Many eye diseases are hereditary and so it is important to ask parents and grandparents if they have suffered from any type of vision loss. This medical history will immediately provide a little ‘heads up’ of eye issues for your and your Doctor of Optometry to watch for and is a best practice for prevention. Dr. Grant Wood Optometrist

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s summer season approaches and many Coast residents plan camping trips and visits to local beaches, it’s time to consider how much sun is too much. With all the information about sun exposure, skin cancer and the need for increased levels of Vitamin D, it has become difficult to sort out what is healthy and what is not. It’s time that the myths of sunshine are uncovered for what they really are and that sun worshippers plan to cover up and find a little shade. Many folks believe that sunshine equals happiness. Even though a wide range of sources warn frequently of sunshine’s dangers, people still find it hard to stay out of the warm rays of the sun. It’s almost as hard as cutting down on one’s coffee intake. Of course there is a big push on these days to get more Vitamin D, the ‘sunshine Vitamin,’ especially in northern climates like ours. Beware – too much exposure to sunshine’s UV rays can pose a threat to health. The Canadian Cancer Society says that every three minutes another Canadian receives a cancer diagnosis. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers and accounts for almost half of all cancers in Canada. Our American neighbours report an average of 3.5 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year. Many people believe that they need to sit out in the sun whenever possible in order to get enough Vi-

Remember to apply sunscreen even on cloudy days. Harmful UV rays can penetrate cloud cover and affect skin negatively. tamin D. But, in just five to ten minutes exposure to the sun’s rays, the body can manufacture its daily requirement of Vitamin D. Keep in mind that Vitamin D can be incorporated through diet as well. Dairy products, fish, orange juice, ham, sausage, tofu and mushrooms all can raise Vitamin D levels.

Another common myth is that darker skin does not require sunscreen lotion. While it’s true that darker skin does not burn as quickly, dermatologists state that skin pigmentation provides no protection against skin cancer. How much sunscreen is enough? Most people will apply it once a day

and feel protected but when spending beautiful afternoons at the beach or out on the boat, apply sunscreen every few hours. Also remember to apply sunscreen even if it’s cloudy as many harmful UV rays can penetrate through the clouds and still affect skin negatively. Remember: many sunscreens don’t start working until 20 or 30 minutes after application, so lather up at least a half hour before heading outdoors. Many are worried about sunscreen’s health benefits due to a controversial 2001 study that stated oxybenzone, an ingredient commonly used in sunscreens, created free radicals which could contribute to people getting melanoma. Health Canada has found no definitive evidence linking oxybenzone and skin cancer, so has approved the use of oxybenzone in sunscreen. However, for those who want to avoid oxybenzone, a mineral-based sunscreen can do the job. There are many different ones on the market and a pharmacist will be able to help recommend one. This summer, don’t be afraid of heading out in the sun. Summer on the Sunshine Coast is heavenly and to hide out inside would be a shame. A light long-sleeved cover-up, a hat and the sunscreen of your choice are essentials for safely enjoying fun in the sun, keeping smoother skin and reducing the likelihood of skin cancer in the future. Submitted

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Sunshine Coast Lions Housing Society, AGM, Thursday June 20, 7pm, at Greenecourt Hall, 5810 Medusa, St., Sechelt. p21

RE Décor Consignment. Christopher Kelly, unclutterer and Feng Shui practioner, has worked his magic in the store. Come and see our FAB new look, we love it! Always stylish, always affordable. www.facebook. com/redecorsechelt. 5699 Cowrie St., Sechelt. 604-885-5884. Still Good ReFurniture, 5520 Inlet Ave., Great vintage suitcases, round dining table w/leaves, chairs, pottery and more. New stock arriving daily. b21

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Have you received our MARIBEL’S FINE FASHIONS flyer in the mail, recently? If you did, come and visit us at our shoppe in Teredo Square and enter our draw to win a $200 value of merchandise, to be drawn June 15th. b21 Welcome Beach Community Association’s AGM will be held at Coopers Green Hall, Thursday, June 20th at 6:30pm. All members welcome. b22 Homestay families are urgently needed to host 25 Japanese students who will be visiting Gibsons from July 26 to August 12, 2013. The young women aged 16-17, are students of Japan’s Kyoritsu High School. The students will attend classes at Elphinstone Secondary School and experience Canadian family life while living with their hosts. Muskoka International Language Homestay works with agents from countries such as Japan, Germany, Brazil, and China to name a few, facilitating international student exchanges throughout Canada. MLI has been bringing Japanese students to Gibsons and other Canadian communities as part of a cultural and language experience for many years. Judith Waring, MLI Homestay Coordinator for the Sunshine Coast, describes homestay as a unique opportunity to extend Canadian warmth and hospitality to an International student, in return for a cultural experience, that ranges from learning firsthand about other customs, to sampling authentically cooked cuisine prepared by the international student. “Previous homestay families I’ve spoken with claim that the rewards for hosting are many and that they have stayed in touch with the students they’ve hosted. It is not unusual for these families to become repeat hosts,” she explains. Host families receive an honorarium of $30 per night and provide a room, food, and transportation for students during their stay. To learn more about how you can become an MLI Homestay Host, please contact Judith Waring by calling 778-458-2529 or by email at p22

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PERSONALS Alanon/Alateen for friends and families of alcoholics. Meetings Monday-Friday, 604-886-4594, 604-885-0101, 604-886-9059, 604-883-2882. np27 If your drinking is causing you problems but you don’t know how to stop, maybe we can help. Alcoholics Anonymous. Toll Free 1-877-373-8255. btfn Need help to lose weight? Join TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensiibly) at a new location. Sechelt Activity Centre, 5604 Trail Ave. at 6:30pm on Wednesdays (phone 604-7474755). Also in Gibsons, Frank West Hall, Chaster Rd. at 6:30pm on Tuesdays (phone 604-886-8578). p27

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Submit your resume to: Susan Attiana/Publisher Email: P.O. Box 494, 5758 Cowrie Street, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 Phone 604-885-3134 Fax: 604-885-3194 Deadline for submissions: April 30, 2013

Sunshine Coast Arts Council: Summer employment for a post-secondary student. Must be returning to full studies in September. Two positions available. Additional information available at b21

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Advertising Sales is an important part of our business and we are looking for someone who will not only provide outstanding May 23, 2013 service to our clients but will develop a relationship of trust with them. The Local is growing and evolving, and we need good people who will grow with us and show clients that excellent service and amazing results come in small packages.

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Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) Some promising new developments on relationship fronts are reason for excitement. You feel committed to realize your dreams. One of the bigger challenges includes deciphering clearly what you want and need. The main issue to overcome is sending out mixed messages. The other challenge involves deciphering the difference between the lower and the higher way. Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21) Changes in your overall lifestyle roll in. These include your work and key relationships. Cultivating healthier rhythms is also a key theme. There are indications that you have and continue to enjoy some perks. This is an expansive cycle overall. Clear the old to make way for the new. Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19) A creative cycle has been a source of energy and inspiration for your ambitions. You have had to take some very calculated risks not all of which have left you feeling confident. Are your efforts truly conducive to your needs? This sort of critical analysis is a sobering task. A review of dreams and goals will lead you to make some key adjustments. Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19) The seeds of change have been sown very close to home. These are inspiring you to take a few risks, perhaps even a leap of faith. The time has come to push through resistances, especially your own attitude and perspectives. The next step includes communicating your aspirations effectively. Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) Many thoughts, ideas and plans are on your mind. With confidence running high, the time is right to act. Your entire philosophy of life and subsequent visions of what you want and what is possible is changing. You are ready to experience a whole new quality of connections. KLS Yacht Care 1121 Trust what you feel you ‘should do’ and do it!

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ARTS & CULTURE Sunshine Coast on the

Gibsons Jazz Festival countdown is on I

t’s that time of year again. Time to lay back and enjoy some of the finest live musical talent in restaurants and other local venues during Jazz Week, and right through to Sunday afternoon of the 18th Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival, on June 14 to 16 on the Sunshine Coast. This year organizers are very excited to announce a big change. They have organized with the Town of Gibsons and the Landing Business Group to move the Saturday event (in past years held at Dougall Park) to Gower Point Road in the heart of Gib-

sons Landing. The street from Winn Road (at the Post Office) to School Road (up from Molly’s Reach) will be closed to through traffic. The Saturday Street Festival will present four phenomenal and varied jazz and world music groups including Celso Machado, the Lumiere/Penfold Quintet, Hugh Fraser Quintet and Tambura Rasa, on the main stage. A second ‘Bus Stop Stage’ for the kids with The Legion of Flying Monkeys, street performers and a special streaming live filming of the Festival Dancers

Benefit for Ruby Slipper Fund


wo upcoming concerts will help raise funds for the Ruby Slipper Fund, which provides support to residents of the Sunshine Coast who are experiencing, or who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. The concerts, called Sérénade, will feature original and familiar tunes exploring the diverse aspects of love. Vocalist Jena

Wren will be accompanied by composer/lyricist Kenneth Norman Johnson at the grand piano, with Peter Williams on cello and Barry O’Hara on sax. The concerts are Saturday, May 25 at 7pm at St. John’s United Church and Saturday, June 1 at 7pm at the Performance Centre in Madeira Park. Tickets are $20 and can be picked up at BlueWaters Books.

Driftwood Players presents

will add to the festivities. Community groups, food and craft vendors will line the streets. Purchase an event daypass and receive a wristband for admission to all activities and discounts from participating Landing merchants staging fesstival sidewalk sales. The kick-off to the Festival Weekend features a concert by the Steve Giltrow Quartet at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery. Saturday night enjoy a delicious treat with the Jazz

Group of Seven at Boomers Burger Bar before putting on your dancing shoes for the dance at the Roberts Creek Hall with the 10-piece funk/soul band, Soulstream! Sunday enjoy Jazz Brunch with Ali Milner at Leo’s restaurant and then take in the free Sunday afternoon Festival in Winegarden Park overlooking the Gibsons Harbour. Get the entire schedule and band details from www. Submitted

Quilt Show stitches up crowds


he Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild Bi-Annual Show drew crowds to the Gibsons Arena over the Mother’s Day weekend, with its largest-ever display of quilts, fibre and wearable art. Over 400 pieces draped the arena walls and display racks in vibrant colour and texture, with the public invited to vote for their favourites. The visual feast overwhelmed with the variety, quality, and skills displayed. Essentially, the art of quilting is similar to painting – creating designs and texture with

fabric and stitchery rather than paint and canvas. Event organizer and Guild Past President, Fay Bullock, expects the next show, in 2015, to easily surpass the 2013 show in quantity and quality. New members are always welcome, says Bullock. The Guild meets the last Saturday of each month (except June, July, August and December) at Holy Family Church in West Sechelt. For more information, visit the website: Heather Jeal, Contributing Writer

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Benefit concert for the Ruby Slipper Fund

May 25th

7pm – 9pm, St. John’s United Church Davis Bay, Sechelt

June 1st

7pm – 9pm, The Performance Centre 23, 2013 Madeira Park, May Pender Harbour


Kenneth Norman Johnson Jena Wren, Peter Williams, Barry O’Hara

Who killed Victoria Yewwing? It’s up to you to find out!

A Dinner theAtre exPerience $40 • Includes Dinner & Performance Friday & Saturday, May 24 & 25 at Garden Bay Pub and Restaurant Pender Harbour Phone 604-883-2674 Tickets available at Garden Bay Pub

Tickets $20

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2013 Events on the Sunshine Coast April through to Sept July 12 - 14 Farmers Market Halfmoon Bay Country Fair Cowrie St., Sechelt April to Oct July 19 - 21 Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market Highway 101 Music Festival Roberts Creek Hall Pender Harbour Lions Park May 23 to June 24 The Chilcotin War: a Colonial Legacy July 21 artist Ann Nicholson Davis Bay Sand Castle Contest Gibsons Public Art Gallery Davis Bay beach May 23 – June 24 July 27 - 28 Sumi-e: artist Dina Dune Sea Cavalcade The Eve Smart Gallery various events and locations in Gibsons Gibsons Public Art Gallery May 24 - 26 Aug. 8 - 12 Lund Shellfish Festival Art Stroll in The Landing various locations in Gibsons May 25 Exhibitions Opening Reception Aug 9 - 11 artists Ann Nicholson and Dina Dune Sechelt Festival of the Rolling Arts 2- 4 pm, Gibsons Public Art Gallery May 25 -26 Aug 9 - 26 Artists reception for Ann Nicholson Handcrafted Asian Imports Imporium 2pm, Gibsons Public Art Gallery Roberts Creek Mason Hall May 26 Ann Nicholson Artist ’s Talk Aug 10 - 11 2pm, Gibsons Public Art Gallery Sunshine Coast Trail Challenge May 26 biking event, SCCOA 20th Anniversary Gala, Aug 11 2:30pm, Raven’s Cry Theatre Show ‘n’ Shine Garden Bay May 30 auto event, Barn Raisers: 5 Local Social Venture Start-Ups Aug 15 - 18 Presented by FUSE Community Work Hub Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts Seaside Centre, Sechelt 6-9 pm Rockwood Centre, Sechelt May 31 Aug 15 - 18 Music at Roberts Creek Legion Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival Petunia & the Vipers (from Vancouver) Pender Harbour School of Music June 1 Aug 17 Dina Dune Astronomy In The Park Artist ’s demonstration of Sumi-e Porpoise Bay Park 2 - 4pm, Gibsons Public Art Gallery June 1 Aug 17 Egmont Day Rodz & Hogs Charity Rally Parade at 11am Crossroads Grill, Garden Bay Latimer 1120 Events at CommunitySheryl Hall Aug 17 June - Aug Creek Daze, Roberts Creek Lagoonies Kids Club Nature Day Camp Higgeldy Piggeldy Parade and Wednesdays at Iris Griffith Centre celebrations at the pier Aug 17 - 18 June - Sept Hackett Park Summer Arts & Crafts Fair Sechelt Night Markets Sechelt, 5-9pm, Cowrie St., downtown Sechelt Aug 23 - 25 June 7 - 9 Synchronicity Festival Pender Harbour Blues Festival Shirley Macey Park, Gibsons, various venues Sept 1 May 16, 2013 June 8 - 9 Harvest Festival Home and Cottage Show Botanical Gardens, 5491 Mason Rd., Sechelt 100 exhibitors Gibsons Community Centre Sept 15 June 8 - 16 Off The Edge Brat Race Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival week biking event June 22 Sept 20 - 22 Annual Children’s Festival Pender Harbour Jazz Festival 10:30 - 3:30, Dougalll Park, Gibsons various locations June 29 GPAG 1121 Malaspina Regatta Oct 5 Pender Harbour sailing race Pender Harbour Fall Faire Madeira Park June 29 - July 6 Oct 6 BC Bike Race Fall Faire from Vancouver to Whistler presented by One Straw Society Roberts Creek Hall July 1 Canada Day celebrations Oct 12 - 13 Gibsons, Sechelt, Pender Harbour Gibsons Fall Fair July 3 May 23, 2013 Quality Gardens, Pratt Rd. Sechelt Outdoor Festival Oct. 17 - 27 July 6 Sechelt Arts Festival Wood Duck Festival, Iris Griffith Centre Various locations Pender Harbour, July 6 Oct 18 - 29 Kids Catch a Trout Day Sunshine Coast Art Crawl Chapman Creek Hatchery, Wilson Creek Artists’ studios from Langdale to Lund

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