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Dennis Rousson turned up for the Oceans Day celebration in Sechelt June 9 with his killer whale sculpture, an homage to an iconic orca called “Granny” that lived in these waters – and lived to be the oldest known orca in the world. Rousson created the sculpture – 20 feet long, nine feet high – out of automotive metal and rebar at his West Sechelt home. He named her “Drum” because her tail can be played like a steel drum, and children were playing the tail at the June 9 event, sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association and the District of Sechelt. Rousson graduated from Emily Carr as a filmmaker, and when work dried up went back to auto body repair. His imagination was captured by the widely-reported death of Granny in January, 2017, when researchers discovered she had disappeared from the J-pod of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale population in the Salish Sea, a population that dropped to 78 individuals. Granny, officially known as J2, was anywhere from about 65 to 105 years old when she died; she had actually been captured in the mid-1960s but was released because she was too old for aquariums. Rousson says the sculpture is meant to raise awareness of threats that could lead to the extinction of the orcas. He is looking for a permanent home for Drum – inside or outside – and hopes it will be in a public space on the Sunshine Coast. If you know of a new home for Drum, contact Rousson at silviafuoco@yahoo.ca. DONNA MCMAHON PHOTO

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Second ferry coming in six years Increased traffic is putting pressure on the entire ferry system, BC Ferries representatives told the Southern Sunshine Coast Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC) meeting in Sechelt on June 6. But a lack of vessels means that Route 3 (Langdale) cannot expect a second ferry until 2024. Peter Simpson, director of operational strategy, explained the constraints on the Queen of Coquitlam, the spare vessel in the fleet which is used as a replacement when other major vessels are out of service for annual maintenance. "Each of them [the large ships] need between four and six weeks of maintenance service through the year," said Simpson. From June to early September, when no maintenance work is scheduled, the Coquitlam is used on the Langdale run. BC Ferries is scheduled to acquire a new ship in 2024, which will free up another ferry for use year-round on Route 3, probably the Queen of Oak Bay. Simpson also said that the Oak Bay and the Surrey, both built in 1981, are scheduled to be retired in 2030 and replaced with new ships. David Hendry, director of strategic planning, reported that traffic was up five per cent on the major routes this spring and four per cent on Route 3. Overloads on Route 3 also increased from 23 per

cent in 2017 to 30 per cent so far this year. "We see Thursday emerging throughout the system as the new Friday," commented Simpson. Under the new ferry schedule launched this year, on time performance on Route 3 has improved, but it is still falling well short of BC Ferries stated goal of 90 per cent. While 89 per cent of sailings ran on time in March 2018 (up from 77 per cent in 2017), 84 per cent of sailings left on time in April (up from 70 per cent) and just 76 per cent in May (up from 59 per cent in 2017).

FAC Chair Diana Mumford expressed the frustration she hears from Coast residents, especially those trying to catch the ferry on weekends and during the summer. "When we're doing an average of the performance it doesn't address those days that are peak. And when over 50 per cent of landowners here in Sechelt are nonresident, they're coming over in the summer." Simpson said there are "no easy answers," adding that BC Ferries is also challenged to find qualified crew for extra sailings. Donna McMahon

Sunshine Coast & Powell River Schedules September 5, 2017 - January 1, 2018

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Please Note: At Langdale, ticket sales end five minutes before the scheduled sailing time for vehicles and walk-on passengers. At Horseshoe Bay only, ticket sales for vehicles and walk-on passengers end ten minutes before the scheduled sailing time. Langdale/Vancouver and Powell River/Sechelt Peninsula are not guaranteed to connect. Please plan your travels accordingly. Crossing Time: 40 Minutes September 5 - October 9, 2017

The 9th annual Home and Garden Expo filled the Gibsons Community Centre on June 9 with more than 50 exhibitors and a full program of presentations. DONNA MCMAHON PHOTO

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Council will meet Marijuana in a less formal and structured manner to • Public Information Meeting for Non-Medical Zoning & environment hear and consider presentations that foster the economic, social committee, Amendment: June 19, 2018 at 6:30pm and environmental well-being of our community. This will be 2:30pm, April 22 • Regular Council(orMeeting: 20,an2018 atfor7:00pm later, dependingJune on incubator new ideas, governance, and policy that is in the length of the lineCommittee: with Council’s strategic goals. Committee meetings will be • Public Works, Parks & Environment previous meeting) scheduled on the first Wednesday of every other month, starting June 27, 2018 at 1:00pm in May, 2015. To apply to present, email info@sechlet.ca. Finance, culture • Planning & Community Development Committee: & economic • All are encouraged to participate in the Public Engagement/ June 27, 2018 at 2:00pm Development information Meetings on Municipal Regulation of Medical

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8:30 pm Oct 10 8:45 pm LEAVE LEAVE SALTERY BAYtime. Langdale toEARLS Earls terminal is 84 km (52mi), plan on9:45 approximately 90 minutes driving 9:35 pm Oct 10CoveCOVE pm Powell River to Saltery Bay is 34 km (22mi), plan on approximately 40 minutes driving time. 6:30 5:35 except 6:30 am am except Except Sun,Sun & Dec 25, Jan 1 5:35 am am Except Sun,Sun & Dec 25, Jan 1 Langdale/Vancouver and Powell River/Sechelt guaranteed October 11 - December 21, 2016Peninsula are not7:25 8:20 am 7:25 am to connect, please plan 8:25 am am your travels accordingly. 10:35 am 9:25 9:25 am am BAY 10:25 am LEAVE LANGDALE LEAVE HORSESHOE Sailing times Ticket sales and loading end three minutes before the scheduled sailingam time for vehicles and five 12:55 11:45 12:20 pm 6:20 am 7:2011:20 am am minutes for walk-on passengers. are daily unless 3:40am pm 2:30 pm pm 3:50 4:55 pm 8:20 9:20 am information or to submit written comments, visit Sechelt.ca otherwise indicated. Please 10:20 am 6:00Note: pmFares collected at Saltery Bay only. 11:20 am 4:55 pm pm 5:55 6:55 pm Property taxes 12:20 1:20 pm Free Culture Days Worshop April 30, 4:30pm Sunshine Coast 8:05pm pm 7:05 pm Crossing Time: 50 Minutes 9:25 10:30 pm 2:30 pm 3:30 pm Property tax deadline is July 3 – you can pay by mail, in person at the Municipal Arts Centre 10:00 pm 9:00 pm 5:30 pm 4:30 pm 6 - October 10, 2016 Ashour one drop of Vancouver’s premiere September Hall, online through your bank or use the 24 box located off the Cowrie 7:25 pm 6:30 pm personal injury legal teams we’ve LEAVE SALTERY BAY LEAVE Street entrance. If you pay by mail or drop off box, detach the bottom portion of 9:15EARLS pm COVE 8:20 pm helped 1000s of car accident your Property Tax Notice. Don’t forget to claim your homeowner grant! victims. 5:35 am Except Sun 6:30 am Except Sun 7:25 am 22, 2016 - January 2, 2017 8:25 am AsDecember one of Vancouver’s premiere personal injury legal teams • Back + spinal cord injuries 9:25helped am 10:25HORSESHOE am Facebook LEAVE LANGDALE LEAVE BAY we’ve 1000s of car accident victims. Janet S. De Vita 11:20 amAnastase E. Maragos 12:20 pm • Fractures amputations Do you like our Facebook page? You really should. It is full+of really useful • Back cord injuries • Fractures 7:20 + amamputations 6:20 +amspinal Except Dec 25 & Jan 1 Except Dec 25 & Jan 1 4:55 pm Partner 3:50 pm Partner 8:25 am 9:25 am • Head injuries • Head injuries • Soft tissue injuries 6:55 + chronic information, you can ask us questions AND sometimes we are amusing! pm pain 5:55 pm 10:25 am 11:30 am 10:30 pm 9:25 pm • Soft tissue injuries + Janet S. De Vita Anastase E. Maragos 12:35 pm pm Call 1:35 us toll-free at Partner Partner chronic pain 2:45 pm 3:50 pm for a 604.609.3062 October 4:50 pm11 - December 21, 2016 5:50 pm watsongoepel.com free consultation 6:50 pm 7:50 EARLS pm COVE LEAVE SALTERY BAY LEAVE Call us toll-free at 1.855.688.1301 8:45 pm 9:45 pm 5:35 am Except Sun 6:30 am Except Sun for a free consultation. 7:25 am 8:25 am watsongoepel.com 9:25 am 10:25 am 11:20 am 12:20 pm 3:25 pm 4:30 pm

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Celebrate seniors As we look back on Seniors Week (June 2-8) now is a good time to reflect on what it means to be a senior in BC. Contrary to the apocalyptic predictions of a “silver tsunami” sweeping our province, country and planet, seniors today and into the future are very much in the minority. Currently, 82 per cent of British Columbians are under the age of 65 and at the height of our shifting demographics (2031), three out of four of our citizens will still not be claiming old age pension or free ferry fares. Yet, despite the reality of the numbers, we persist in painting seniors as a “problem to be solved” or a “cost curve to be bent.” Far from being a burden, when we look at the numbers, seniors are contributing to society by working, volunteering and paying for a number of their health care services. The number of people working beyond the age of 65 is growing rapidly. In fact, the fastest growing number is for those aged 70-plus who are still engaged in the paid labour force. Seniors contribute the highest number of volunteer hours per person of any age cohort. Less than five per cent of seniors, and only 15 per cent of those aged 85 and older, use publically-subsidized long term care and, even then, we take 80 per cent of their net income to offset the cost. Need help at home. Well, if you live in BC and earn over $24,000 a year expect to pay for a good deal of this “health” care yourself. Even our emergency departments, which are often painted as being over-run by seniors, are still dominated by patients under 65. Only six per cent of emergency department visits are by people aged 85 and older. On any given day in British Columbia, 20 per cent of those aged 85 and older will have a diagnosis of dementia. Let’s look at this another way: 80 per cent or eight out of 10 people aged 85 and older do not have a diagnosis of dementia. Of course, the absolute number of people with dementia will increase as the total population increases, but there is no evidence to suggest that the likelihood of developing dementia is increasing. For the record, 25-year-olds can forget where they parked their car, lose their wallets, and stumble at finding the right word and no one rushes them into the doctor’s office to see if the can spell “world” backwards or know what the date is. So, let’s celebrate a group of people who bring wisdom, experience and lifetimes spent contributing to our province’s coffers and who, for the most part continue to live independent, self-sufficient lives, knowing who they are and what they want and always at the ready to lend a helping hand when needed. Isobel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate

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Letters to the Editor – Opinions A memorial bursary My daughter Brynn Suddes passed away in a pedestrian/traffic accident on Highway 101 in Gibsons in 2007. The May 24 issue of the Local had a photo of a roadside memorial and it was incorrectly identified as being Brynn's. My daughter Brynn does not have a roadside memorial. That photo is of a memorial belonging to someone else. I have been being asked about it many times now, so I want to clarify this. I choose to honour Brynn's passing by giving an annual arts school bursary to a student graduating from Elphinstone Secondary School. It is called the Brynn Suddes Memorial Bursary and it is administered through School District 46. Elaine Suddes, Gibsons

Disheartening As a deeply concerned and proud citizen of the Sunshine Coast it truly saddens me that Gospel Rock could be destroyed or altered in the name of the bottom line. To allow any investor to devastate this consecrated land when they know not of our treasured place and its meaning to me, the community directly affected and to those who come to visit, is beyond disheartening. The devastation the proposed development will have on the wildlife, land, water, and the surrounding community is immeasurable. And must be stopped. The developer wants to create a complete commercial village that could include a pub and/or restaurant, an inn and shopping. Never has a project of this size been approved by the municipality. All the rural residential areas where children play, animals and

creatures live, people farm and treasured parkland will be devastated with the impact of a high-density village. Many people will take a tremendous loss to their way of life. The proposed developers of the Gospel Rock Village need to, at the very least, complete a secondary access road to the proposed site within the Town of Gibsons before any construction proceeds on the Gospel Rock Village development. Dual access is imperative in cases of emergency for ambulance, police and fire. And important to the safety of children making their way to and from school, and safety for foot traffic and cyclists moving about on Pratt Road as the main route to the town centre. Currently, there are no sidewalks, crosswalks or bike paths. There is very little lighting and no traffic calming measures on these streets as it is. The increased activity and pollution from the additional truck traffic utilizing the present plan will only be felt by the area community. All of this damage will be at the cost of the residents of Area E and not the Town of Gibsons. Furthermore, the Town of Gibsons will receive a tax benefit from this development, not Area E. I know I am not alone in my concerns for the wellbeing of our spiritual Gospel Rock. We need to find a way to save this special place. Sign the petition at Change. org and search for Gospel Rock. Christina Bacigalupo, Roberts Creek

We can learn We learned on May 30 what the electoral reform questions are. And for the first time, we learned what the three proposed proportional representation sys-

tems are. Initially when anything is new, we may be confused and need to become informed. Over the coming months, all of us have a chance to learn about the different electoral systems and gain clarity. Is any system anywhere perfect? No. Will we find flaws with any of the systems? Of course. We’re not going for perfection or nit picking. We’re going for the best system possible in our democracy. Proportional representation (PR) is used in 80 democratic countries around the world; 32 of the richest 35 democracies in the world use proportional representation. The three richest exceptions are Canada, the US, and the UK, which use first-past-the-post (FPTP) systems. Voters in democracies using PR were able to learn about the differences between PR and FPTP and chose PR. Voters in BC certainly have the capacity (as did voters in 80 other countries) to learn about the difference between PR and FPTP and about the three proportional representation choices. I have confidence that BC voters have the capacity to learn new material, and reduce a “complicated” issue into an informed choice. And if proportional representation wins, voters can have another referendum after two general elections to ensure we got it right. That takes a lot of risk out of selecting something new and different. Elizabeth McNeill, Sechelt

One drop at a time

Since I became a mother of four-year-old child, I often imagine his future. His adulthood will probably be more challenging due to escalation of the climate change, oil prices and issues

of water, landfill and housing. Someday, our children or grandchildren may ask us “Mom/dad (grandma/ grandpa), what were you doing when our community was dealing with the problems such as…? You had more choices, more time and resources than us”. What can we do to ensure our children’s future? Their future could be hopeful if we have people who have the courage to ask a question: “Am I doing the right thing?” Right things are not a short-term profit. They are not an easy fix. Furthermore, they are not an excuse of saying we are too busy. I notice there are many grassroots community groups who have been doing what they can do to make some changes, instead of doing nothing. They are like a hummingbird, from the South American indigenous story of “The Little Hummingbird”, who brought one drop of water at a time to the burning fire and continued to do so, instead of abandoning the forest, the overwhelming reality. Yoshiko Beauchesne, Gibsons

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Langdale walkway next year The first part of BC Ferries redevelopment of the Langdale terminal will be an elevated pedestrian walkway, crossing from the existing bus stop to Berth 1 over the water. The walkway design has been referred to the SCRD's Planning and Community Development Committee June 14 meeting, and was also discussed at the meeting of the Southern Sunshine Coast Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC) in Sechelt on June 6. The walkway will be supported by three sets of pilings, and connect to a recently constructed pontoon at Berth 1, just north of the dock serving Keats and Gambier Islands. Initially pedestrians will access the walkway on shore via a temporary ramp, but the long-term plan is for access through a new building at the pick-up/drop off area, with an elevator for handicapped accessibility.

At the FAC meeting, David Hendry, director of strategic planning, said the plan is to have the walkway completed in late 2019, and the rest of the terminal completed by 2022. Chris Morris, superintendent of terminal operations, noted that the walkway "will definitely help in terms of the on-time performance" by

Gibsons animation artist Choom Lam was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Canada Council for the Arts for the development of an independent animated film this summer at her home studio in Gibsons. The Explore and Create grant is in support of Canadian artists investigating creative processes and taking risks that lead to the development of unique works of art. As a young artist growing up in Singapore, Choom gravitated towards animation as an ideal medium capable of conveying insights which are deceptively simple yet profound. Her studies as a young woman led first to Australia and then Canada, where she graduated from the Vancouver Film School (VFS). She went on to work as a professional animator at some of Vancouver’s largest commercial studios, as well as an instructor at VFS and School Creative Institute of the Arts,

while continuing to work evenings and weekends on the development of her own art. In 2014, Choom created her own home animation studio in Gibsons, where she currently resides and works collaboratively with her husband and technology consultant, Oliver Sterczyk. For the project this summer, Choom and Oliver will be combining their skills in animation and technology to explore innovative new ways to use animation tools in the planning and development of a new film. “As an animation artist, I am interested in trying to understand and articulate the universality of struggles we face every day in our efforts to discover our identity and existential meaning,” explains Choom. “In my films, geographical regions are ambiguous; sound, rather than spoken dialogue plays a significant expressive role. My

eliminating the time required to load and unload passengers via the same ramp as vehicle traffic. The causeway that is currently used as a pedestrian walkway is proposed to be widened by the addition of fill, and redeveloped as a bike lane and a dedicated baggage ‘tugger’ lane. Donna McMahon

Ferry price up BC Ferries announced June 12 it is removing the fuel rebate that has applied to fares for the past two years. This will increase the price on the Langdale run to $13.70 for walk-ons (up by 40 cents) and $45.90 for car and driver (up $1.35). “Over the past 14 years,

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cil passed a bylaw, enforceable by the RCMP, to address loss of public safety and enjoyment. Mannion Bay boat owners are now required to provide: boat name and licence; contact information; and proof of third party liability insurance. Those who have a mooring buoy in the Bay are now required to: pay an annual fee of $240; ensure the vessel is safe, seaworthy and in compliance with the Licence of Occupation; and ensure that use of the vessel complies with use of beaches and water areas described in the bylaw, including restrictions related to liveaboards and floating storage units. Bylaw officers are now enforcing these measures. The recent experience of Bowen Island may be helpful for communities on the Sunshine Coast. The detailed work of assessment that Pender Harbour and Sechelt have undertaken is commendable. Both examples show how local, provincial and federal jurisdictions can be mutually reinforcing.

Pull of the Tide Pam GoldsmithJones MP, West Vancouver Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky Country

In recognition of World Oceans Day, it is fitting to reflect on the work we have done together to address abandoned and derelict vessels in the community. I commend the Pender Harbour Advisory Council, the District of Sechelt and the Municipality of Bowen Island. Each community has taken a slightly different approach, utilizing local expertise. All have taken the lead in applying for grants to assess derelict vessels and in receiving funding to have vessels removed. In the spirit of learning from others, in February 2017 Bowen Island municipality obtained a 30-year Licence of Occupation from the province of BC for Mannion Bay, with intent to restore socio-ecological integrity in the Bay. Coun-

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In spring 2017, we introduced the Abandoned Boats Program to begin dealing with derelicts. In October 2017, we introduced Bill C-64, the Wrecked Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act to bring the 2007 Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks into Canadian law. This strengthens vessel owner

liability, addresses irresponsible vessel management, includes a prohibition on abandonment and enhances federal powers to take proactive action on problem vessels. Our national strategy is focused on the prevention and removal of problem vessels. It has been a highly constructive public policy process. I am

grateful for the knowledgeable people in the community who have helped inform me and who have volunteered to take real action. This week I will debate Bill C-64 at the report stage. We hope to pass C-64 at third reading so it can move to the Senate. All being well, the legislation will come into law this fall. Here’s to the pull of

the tide. Please visit: www.pgoldsmithjones.liberal.ca for more information. I welcome your thoughts - Email me: pam. goldsmith-jones@parl.gc.ca, connect with us on Facebook: Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, or drop by our office in Horseshoe Bay, 6367 Bruce Street 604-913-2660.

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cream-fueled strolls through Lower Gibsons, there is much to do and enjoy right outside our front doors. And happily, our easy access to life-enhancing amenities (whether social, cultural or commercial) is only increasing. In the past several years, we’ve seen millions of dollars invested in our community, with funds coming from large corporations like TELUS, which spent $4.5 million to connect more than 90 per cent of Gibsons residents and businesses to its highspeed fibre-optic network; non-profit organizations, like those that envisioned, created

and now operate the Gibsons Public Market; and individuals, which started 97 new businesses in Gibsons during the 12 months ended May 31. The Town has been consistently investing in our community’s infrastructure as well, with the aim of steadily enhancing Gibsons’ overall livability and long-term viability. Some of our investments are hidden but vital projects, such as the recent replacement of aging watermains beneath Gower Point Road, North Fletcher Road and Gibsons Way. Other projects are more visible. The revitalization of Armours Beach, for example, is a wonderful, dramatic change. Always a popular gathering spot, the waterfront park now offers brighter, more open washrooms (complete with outdoor shower), sturdy picnic benches and multiple flat, terraced spaces that invite

visitors to set up for a full day of swimming, sunbathing and socializing. We’re also in the process of completing a multi-use path from Seaview Lane to Bals Lane along Gibsons Way. Built to accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists, this new pathway will help create a safer, more gently sloping link between Upper and Lower Gibsons. The Gibsons Way connector is a critical component of our Town’s expanding network of walking and biking trails that was first envisioned in 2001 and I’m very pleased to see it coming to fruition. In closing, I’d like simply to wish all readers a wonderful summer, filled with friends, family, good food and lots of time outside enjoying our beautiful Sunshine Coast. Summer’s always over too quickly, so soak it up while you can, in whichever ways you enjoy most. See you out there.

Wayne Rowe Mayor, Town of Gibsons

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Events on the Sunshine Coast June 13-14 Alice in Wonderland ballet, Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt, 7pm, $15, under 13 $10 June 14 West Sechelt Elementary school carnival with BBQ, games etc., 5-8pm June 14 Funktete, Leo’s Tapas & Grill, Gibsons, 7pm, donations for the musicians June 15 Fundraiser for Frank L. McElroy with A.D.D., Roberts Creek Legion, 7pm, $5 June 15 Pride reception for the Queer Body art exhibition, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 7-9pm, free June 15 Tom Keenlyside Quartet, St. Bart’s Church, Gibsons, 8pm, $20 June 15-16 St. John’s United annual art show and art supplies sale, United Church, Davis Bay, Fri.10am-7pm, Sat. 10am-5pm June 15-17 The Chair Actors Company and Driftwood Players present “The Wild Flower Book”, Heritage Theatre, Gibsons, Fri. & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 3pm, $20 June 16 Father’s Day pie sale by Grandmothers & Grandothers, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons, 10am-1pm June 16 Bark for the Park walk with dogs, fundraiser for Pender Harbour Lions Club, Lions Park, 11am-3pm, $15 registration, BBQ by donation June 16 Gibsons Landing street jazz festival with five bands, Gower Point Rd., noon-5pm, $20 advance, $25 at the door June 16 Help and materials to make your Pride outfit bedazzling, Gibsons Public Library, noon3pm June 16 Brothers in Farms, Persephone Brewery, Gibsons, 2-4pm June 16 Beachcomber Ukulele Group entertains, Gibsons Public Market, 2:30-4:30pm June 16 Rakish Angles concert, High Beam Dreams, 250 Glassford Rd., Gibsons, 7:30pm, $20 June 16 Dance with Adam Robert Thomas Band, Gibsons Legion, 8pm, members $10, guests $20 June 16 Singer-songwriters Selina Martin and Tom Holliston, Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek, 8pm, $10 June 16-17 Four lower Gibsons artists open their studios, Christy Sverre, Cindy Riach, Judi Scott-Wood and Paula O’Brien, 11am-5pm, 604-989-2491 June 17 Jazz brunch with 2 Steves, Leo’s Restaurant, Gibsons, 11am June 17 Father’s Day car show, fundraiser for cystic fibrosis, Dougall Park, Gibsons, 11am-2pm June 17 Jazz festival performances at Winegarden Park, Gibsons, Creek Big Band 1:30pm, Take 5 2:30pm, Deanna Knight and Hot Club of Mars 3:30pm, free

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Art Review Anna Nobile Freelance Creative Writer, Arts & Culture

If you were a fan of CBC Radio’s The Early Edition during the Rick Cluff era you heard Vincent Mai’s music every weekday morning. He composed the theme song, and that’s him playing the trumpet. The very talented multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer will be at the Gibsons Jazz Festival with his quintet on June 16. Raised in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Mai had the good fortune of being geographically nearby when revered jazz pianist and band leader Tommy Banks turned Edmonton into a jazz hotbed. Mai joined The Tommy Banks Orchestra at only 18 years of age and while he remembers being “quite terrified half the time,” it was also an important stepping stone in his career. “He was a big influence for me,” says Mai of Banks. “He was someone I looked up to and was a mentor to me.” Mai started playing piano when he was seven years old, mostly “goofing around.” A friend of his, who also played piano, would listen

to pop songs on the radio, and figured out how to play them instead of his classical assignments. “That lit a fire under my butt,” says Mai. “I was in competition with him now,” unwittingly fuelling improvisational and composing talents that became the basis of a successful career in music. The switch to trumpet came when he joined band in Grade 8. When Mai’s father immigrated to Canada, he’d brought a trumpet with him. “My parents were like, ‘well we got a trumpet here. Why don’t you play that?’” recalls Mai. This is also when he became exposed to jazz music. “I loved the style of the music,” says Mai. “Jazz was my first real love after I picked up the trumpet. The essence of jazz is improvisation. Thankfully, from my piano background it was a natural to me to play around the melody.” Mai is also an awardwinning composer picking up several Leo Award nominations for his work and a West Coast Music Award for Best Original Film Score for the documentary Diary of an Alien. There is also the story of how he and his quintet recorded the music for the full-length feature film The Rehearsal in one four-and-

Trumpeter Vincent Mai, who has started as a teenager with the Tommy Banks Orchestra and has played with Michael Bublé, brings his quintet to the Jazz Festival June 16. PHOTO SUBMITTED one-half hour session instead of the usual four days. The director of the film wanted a “classic” jazz sound, so Mai wrote music in the style of Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill Evans. “The conception of it was probably two weeks,” says Mai, admitting that the time it took to record was “ridiculously fast.” In addition to film scores, Mai

On June 7, The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts and School District 46 presented the eighth edition of Coastal Voices, a component of Celebration of Authors, Books, and Community. Throughout the school year, writers visit classrooms on the Coast, working with students, inspiring them to read and write and tell their own stories. Those works are then published in the anthology, giving young people a voice, building confident and empowered youth, and fostering community. The anthology features poems, stories and personal narratives from 82 students from kindergarten to Grade 12. The cover illustration for this year’s edition was done by Grade 2 student Jada Mielke of Kinnikinnick Elementary. ANNA NOBILE PHOTO

writes and records music for advertising, and over his 40year career has played with the likes of Sarah McLaughlin, Michael Bublé, The Powder Blues, Tom Jones, Natalie Cole, and Robben Ford. All this success doesn’t stop Mai from exercising his lips, facial muscles and tongue every day. “I compare it to athletic conditioning,” says Mai of the physicality of playing the trumpet. “I do mostly flexibility and air flow exercises and slowly introduce the range to go further and higher.” When composing and playing he seeks “to create beauty” and that’s why the trumpet is where is heart is. “It’s the [instrument] that resonates with me,” he says. “Something about that sound captivates, hopefully the audience, but it gets me first. This is the sound that I want to put out into the world.” Vincent Mai Quintet features Miles Black on keys, Paul Rushka on bass, Joel Fountain on drums, and legendary guitarist Oliver Gannon, who was recently named to the Order of Canada. Saturday, June 16 at 1:20pm, part of the Gibsons Jazz Festival. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Complete schedule and ticket info at coastjazz.com.

Big-screen Salish Sea Join Dogwood and the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association for a special big-screen presentation of local filmmaker, Sarama’s, “This Living Salish Sea” on Monday, June 18 at the Gibson’s Heritage Playhouse. This documentary explores the living treasures of the Salish Sea and the currents of resistance coming together to defend it. Following the screening, Sarama will address the audience and staff from Dogwood and the SCCA will be

available to take your questions. Support local storytellers. Join with your neighbours to defend the place we live. Proceeds above screening costs will fund the legal defence of citizens defying Kinder Morgan court injunctions. Entry by donation. Doors open at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Seating is limited. Visit www.dogwoodbc.ca/ event/dogwoodscca-livingsalish-sea/ to RSVP. Submitted


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Planning on going away this summer? Add some effective and safe remedies to your first-aid kit to have on hand for you or your children? For minor illnesses and injuries you can effectively use homeopathic remedies for many situations that arise while travelling.

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Depending on where you will be, sometimes medical attention may not be readily available, and also, by taking homeopathic remedies you can potentially prevent a condition from escalating. Homeopathic remedies act quickly and are safe and gentle to use for adults and children. Here are a few to consider: Arnica is the first remedy after accidents and injuries from falls for bruises and swelling, or for physical over exertion and over-straining.

Aconite is for shock, panic, fear and restlessness after an injury or accident or for anticipation for those who have a fear of flying. Gelsemium is also helpful for fear of flying when lethargy becomes the dominant symptom accompanying the fear. Arsenicum Album is effective for food poisoning. Hypericum is helpful in relieving pain from injuries to parts rich in nerves, such as crushed fingers, toes and your tailbone. Apis is useful for insect bites

when there is much swelling and redness and it feels hot. Ledum is also used for insect bites to prevent swelling; it is especially good for people who react to mosquito bites. Cocculus is used for motion sickness, either during or right before travel if you know that you or your child are prone to motion sickness where nausea, vomiting and dizziness are experienced. Ruta is effective for injuries of torn and wrenched tendons, split ligaments of joints and

of it and support the Pender Harbour Lions Club. This year there will also be a Seniors Walk around the field for those of us humans or dogs that would like a shorter, more gentle route. Your $15 registration fee gets you a bandana and a goodie bag and there will also be loads of great prizes again this year, including a one-year supply of Advantage Flea Control. There will be a BBQ by dona-

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to ensure our bus ridership information is accurate and complete and to accomplish this are starting a new registration process for busing. If you haven’t already, please complete the on-line bus registration form on the school district web site. The bus registration site will reopen on Aug. 15 for late registrations. Register today at http://www.sd46.bc.ca/forparents/bus-registration

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is no need to continue taking the remedy. However, do not continue to take the remedy if there is no improvement after 3-5 doses. If the condition is serious or becomes worse it is advisable to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if mild symptoms persist beyond your trip seek professional help.

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Tip of the Week: Summer Solstice occurs on June 21st marking the official start to summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. It is something of an irony that when summer begins, the hours of daylight begin to decrease. While the amount and the angle of the sun’s light is pretty much identical, and the weather is not far off, what is different, as usual, is the backdrop of the positions of the planets. Mercury and Venus can never be far from the Sun, from our perspective here on Earth, 48 and 78 degrees respectively. Yet, their relationship and especially combined with all the remaining planets is ‘always’ different. This is where the signs based on the seasons, and the constellations too, provide a backdrop of measurement. Among the more interesting current events is Mars conjunct the South Node in Aquarius and Venus conjunct the North Node in Leo. The mythical lovers in opposing signs and conjunct the Moon’s Nodes is indicative of the beginning of new love relationships and quite possibly based on the sudden ending of others.

thing is pushing you to exercise your talents. There is also an inventive influence you could access. Drafting new designs or outlines could be your best bet. Meanwhile, you are keen to deepen your commitment to home and family. Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 23) Every now and then life guides us to direct a 'beginner’s mind' attitude and this is true for you now. Willingness is the key. Taking an experiential and experimental approach is implied. Yet, the learning curve implied is deeper than mere one-offs. The goal is to really learn how to be better at business and/ or earning money in new ways. Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 22) Your personal power is rising steadily. It does require a steady process of learning and of unlearning too. Unlearning can be as simple as replacing the old with the new, but sometimes it requires that you see yourself and the world and yourself in the world in new ways. Reflect on what this might imply in your life to begin the process. Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22) Deep and powerful shifts continue to rumble close to home both within and without. Positively, these are leading you to promotions and new expressions of power. Yet, these may still be stirring your fears. Positively, stirred fears prompt bold action. Some-

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Norman Foote will perform at the Children’s Festival June 23, and will give a free songwriting workshop with children and their parents who register at 604-885-5881. PHOTO SUBMITTED the 18-year reunion of SCCSS’s Bellies and Babies program, a drop-in program for pregnant women and new parents with babies birth to one year. For 18 years, this program has offered individual and peer support to improve the lives of expecting and new mothers on the Sunshine Coast. Raffle tickets for the everpopular Duck Pluck are now on sale. Over 20 prizes are up for grabs, including a kayak with roof rack from Canadian Tire and $350 in BC Ferry

vouchers. Tickets are one for $5 and 5 for $20. They can be purchased at Sunshine Coast Community Services (5638 Inlet Avenue), Community Services Thrift Store (731 North Road, Gibsons), Laedeli in Sunnycrest Mall, Pastimes in Sechelt and Gibsons Public Market. All proceeds from the Children’s Festival and Duck Pluck raffle goes to the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society, the largest non-profit on the Sunshine Coast. Submitted

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Sunshine Coast Community Services Society’s Children’s Festival and Duck Pluck returns Saturday, June 23 to Dougall Park in Gibsons from 10am to 2pm. The event, sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Credit Union and the Co-Operators, enriches the lives of children and families on the Sunshine Coast while delivering a magical afternoon of music, stilt walkers, bubbles, art, theatre and interactive games. There will also be opportunities for families to connect with members of the community and learn about valuable resources on the Coast. This year, the family fun event will feature a performance by the JUNO winner Norman Foote. Foote, a celebrated performer from Vancouver, BC, has created a special niche in the world of music. He mixes clever hooks, witty wordplay and comedy to great effect. Prior to his performance, Norman Foote will be offering a songwriting workshop with local children and their parents. To register your child for this free workshop, please call SCCSS at 604885-5881. In addition to Foote, the Children’s Festival will host

thing is calling you to assume a new position and it begins with letting your star rise. Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21) A renovation process, whether literal or figurative continues. This cycle will continue all year. It is pushing you to reimagine what is possible. That is will likely be accompanied by very noticeable changes on relationship fronts is the fine print. This is probably already very evident, even if it is in the earlier stages. Positively, this is manifesting as a new love interest. Sagittarius (Nov 22–Dec 21) A new round of exploring your higher mind is underway. This can be described as accessing your intuition. Logic likely plays a big role in your life, but intuition refers to your personal truth. It is guiding you to explore new territory. Investments are required to do so and these may come in the form of administration fees or down payments. Capricorn (Dec 22–Jan 19) Deciphering who you are and what constitutes your priorities at this stage of your life journey continues. It may seem strange that you thought you knew yourself

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The Local Weekly June 14, 2018  

The Local Weekly June 14, 2018

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