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issue 32 | summer 2017 | langdale to lund | www.zoomsunshinecoast.com


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I recently completed a cross-Canada trip, which took me from Vancouver to as far as Halifax. I saw not only the astonishingly varied landscapes of this vast country but also the diversity of the human tapestry that makes up its population. In Toronto alone, the city’s residents, people from all over the world, speak at least two hundred different languages daily. Foreign-born Canadians make up more than twenty percent of the country’s population.

JENNIFER GOODWIN

The path that eventually brought me to Canada started out very straight. Too straight: school, more school, university, a job in marketing, another job in the same field, and before I knew it my career had spanned fifteen years. Also, the Manila heat was unbearable; I desperately wanted a change. But while I had chosen Canada, Canada had yet to choose me. The screening process was very thorough. I had to prove myself worthy to be Canadian. This was done by an impassive points system based on education, work experience, family ties in Canada, and a comprehensive physical examination. I scored well, but not quite well enough (mainly because I didn’t have any relatives in Canada to help me with the transition). So I was called in for an interview at the Canadian Embassy in Manila. Most of the interview consisted of asking me in person the same questions asked in my application form. At the end of the interview, the consul told me that, since I was a few points shy, this interview would “make or break” my application. He asked the final questions:

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It was almost twenty years ago, but I still get emotional when I recall those words by the Canadian Embassy official in Manila, and the final interview that made Canada my new home. It was a lengthy, fraught process, one that many have undertaken for different reasons. I feel incredibly lucky to have made the right choice, and grateful that Canada chose me as well.

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What can you contribute to Canada? I replied, “Love of family and respect for elders. I’ll bring those values with me.” All this time, the consul wasn’t even looking at me, just typing on his keyboard. I had surprised myself; the answers just came, naturally and without hesitation. The consul then looked up, smiled, and offered a handshake: “Welcome to Canada!”

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GARDEN PARTY Wednesday, August 9, 6:30 pm At the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden 5941 Mason Road, West Sechelt Enjoy an enchanted evening of live music by Apasionado, exciting locavore finger food, spirited beverages, and unique garden activities, experiences and amusements! See the Master Plan’s Phase One laid out in situ. Help us raise money to build it! Dress in casual garden wear and outdoor shoes. Tickets for this singular event are $100, available at the Garden, by emailing info@coastbotanicalgarden.org or by calling 604.740.3939.

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DEAN VAN’T SCHIP

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Dean Van’t Schip gives us everything—everything that matters in a shot: stillness, movement, detail, panorama, colour, texture. It’s all there in his compelling nature photography. So it’s no wonder that his work has been published in countless magazines, books, calendars, and cards. Communication is at the heart of his creations. He describes wanting viewers to really share his eye and to “. . . feel as if they are there experiencing what I am at the moment an image is captured.” With this in mind, nearly all of the work is done with the camera out in the field. He uses his editing program only for “minor tweaking,” he says. Having grown up on the Sunshine Coast, Van’t Schip knows where to go for great photos, and he covers a wide range of territory. The place has changed a lot since he was a child: “I’ve seen it get increasingly busier and more populated. More photographers and artists around has meant more competition, but it has also built up an extensive creative learning pool.” Van’t Schip has always seen strong local interest in his wildlife, land, and seascape photography, but as with everything, the market has changed. “In the last few years,” he says, “the stock photo industry has become increasingly more difficult for sales due to an increase in digital photography. My more interpretive work has been recognized in the arts community both here and abroad, and I’m excited to see where my camera takes me next.”

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We are too, because the results are riveting. His forest shots carry the viewer right off the page into the expanse, his ocean pictures are timeless and energized, and every wildlife shot contains an exquisite moment as well as an eternity. These photographs show you more the longer you look. summer 2017

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BEYOND THE BASICS

WORDS | NANCY PINCOMBE

Go ahead and touch! We just don’t hear that often enough. Nothing in this vibrant, diverse exhibition was fragile, and it was a rare treat to be able to handle the creations. So many textures and materials! Part of an ongoing tenth-anniversary year at Fibre Works, which features past students, teachers, and exhibitors, Beyond the Basics was designed to change your idea of basketry forever. There were baskets, sure, but also vessels and pouches and sculpture and wall hangings. The viewer was introduced to bias plaiting, hexagonal, and coils. Traditional plant materials were used, but also pretty much everything else under the sun: silk, feathers, paper, pine needles, waxed thread, beads, bamboo, paint, ochre, sinew, copper, buttons, bitter cherry bark, sand, rags, fishing line, cotton, foil, beach rope, organza, twill. Beyond the Basics highlighted the work of Jackie Abrams and her students. Abrams, who lives in Vermont, has been teaching basketry in North America and in Australia for thirty years. This exuberant exhibition was a fine tribute to her talent and her influence and to this ancient and important art. FIBRE WORKS GALLERY IS LOCATED AT 12887-12889 SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY, MADEIRA PARK. FOR INFORMATION ON EXHIBIT SCHEDULES, VISIT WWW.FIBREWORKSGALLERY.COM OR CALL 604.883.2380. IMAGES COURTESY OF FIBRE WORKS GALLERY WITH ADDITIONAL PHOTOS BY ZOOM.

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earth, form & fire

PIA SILLEM We already know Pia Sillem’s work. Her beautifully wrought ceramic pieces celebrate the form, composition, and slow, deliberate movement of the natural world around us. Her sculptures take the deeply familiar forms of young leaves unfurling, old leaves curling, of seeds and seed pods. We are reminded of the symmetry in life cycles, from beginning to end. Her vessels and vases are elegant and earthy at the same time, swelling and narrowing with an organic ease. And her beautiful urns are spare but comfortingly solid, in lovely natural tones, with just a hint of detail. Sillem has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 2007. Four friends got together to build a woodfired kiln and continue to help in each firing, which is a labour- and time-intensive undertaking. With wood taken from the property, the kiln must be stoked for fifty hours to reach the required temperature of 1300° Celcius (2350° Fahrenheit). The results are simply gorgeous. Her work can be viewed at Geopia Garden and Gallery, in Earl’s Cove.

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THE BASICS

How do you spend three days of sun on the Sunshine Coast? Learn the basics of weaving bias-plated paper baskets! Basket guru Jackie Abrams shared her weaving techniques with an eager group of locals and visitors (two participants flew in from California!) at a recent workshop hosted by Fibre Works Gallery in Madeira Park. Fun, productive & creative!

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fifty canadian things

COLOURS OF CANADA

JANE URQUHART PHOTO BY MARK RAYNES ROBERTS

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council unveils “50 Canadian Things” in the Doris Crowston Gallery at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, August 2―20. The exhibition is based on Jane Urquhart’s book A Number of Things, which the internationally acclaimed author was invited to write for Canada’s 150th. The book features fifty “things” that have particular significance for Urquhart as a Canadian. In turn, gallery curator Ian MacLeod invited fifty Sunshine Coast artists to each create a work inspired by the book. These works range from paintings and photographs to mixed media and textile installations. In conjunction with the art exhibition will be a special reading by Urquhart. Her work has received the Marian Engel Award and the Harbourfront Festival Prize. She is also a Chevalier dans l’Order des Arts et des Lettres in France and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Ms. Urquhart will read surrounded by works of art inspired by her book. Each piece is a personal interpretation of one of the things that “spoke” to the artist. The reading will take place on Thursday, August 10, at 8 pm in the Doris Crowston Gallery. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.sharethere.com/ sunshinecoastartscouncil or by calling 604.885.5412. This group exhibition and reading is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. For more information on the artists participating in “50 Canadian Things,” please visit the Sunshine Coast Arts Council website at sunshinecoastartscouncil.com. WORDS AND IMAGES COURTESY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL.

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colours & pixels

PEGGY COLLINS

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Portraiture is surprisingly versatile. Alter some of the plains of colour, the background, the highlight patterns, and the viewer’s eye starts to see abstraction in place of the concrete. We see this all the time in Nature’s composition: the perfect dappling of sunlight, the satisfying chaos of the forest floor. We’re less used to seeing it in our pets. And yet it is there. Who hasn’t marvelled at the tabby cat’s unique and mesmerizing stripes or the wonderful splattering of liver-coloured spots on a pointer, or really looked into the eyes of an animal and seen unexpected depth? Peggy Collins delights in these discoveries. Her approach to making them into art is almost painterly, as she layers, colours, and transforms the images. “For these images,” she says, “I start with photographs, then work on them digitally, using various apps and programs, including Topaz and Photoshop. By creating layers in Photoshop, I sometimes let parts of the original photograph come through (such as a cat’s colouring or eyes), but more often than not, a piece is completely changed from the original photograph.” The result is an absolutely unique, satisfying work of colour and pattern. Her cat images have always been immediate hits, and she is working on a series of dog images now, trying to photograph as many breeds as possible (though she loves mutts too). As with artists of every ilk, Peggy is adjusting to a changing marketplace for her work. “After over two decades of selling my work at markets and fairs, I felt it was time to make the jump to having my work solely online.” Our local markets will miss Peggy’s presence and fine work, but she encourages her former clients to seek her out online, where viewing and ordering is easy and efficient. VIEW MORE OF PEGGY’S IMAGES ONLINE AT WWW.PEGGY-COLLINS.PIXELS.COM

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CHAMBER MUSIC FE S TIVAL For the past twelve summers, beautiful things have happened on the third weekend of August in the Music School overlooking the Government Wharf in Madeira Park. This tradition continues August 18―20, when the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival presents a weekend of glorious concerts celebrating traditional and innovative music best heard in an intimate space. The Festival also celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation by featuring the work of Canadian composers in each of its five concerts. Artistic director (and pianist) Alexander Tselyakov has invited a wonderful group of musicians this year: the Gryphon Trio (Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin; Roman Borys, cello; James Parker, piano); violinist Joan Blackman; violist (and violinist) Maria Larionof; celebrated clarinettist James Campbell; and for the final concert, these exceptional artists will be joined by violinist Jason Ho and cellist Brian Yoon for a seldom-played piano quintet composed by a very young Béla Bartók. Our popular (and free) Rising Tide initiative opens the Festival on Friday, August 18, at 1:30 pm. The Harbour’s own mezzo-soprano, Rose-Ellen Nichols, Halfmoon Bay’s Louis Dillon, and Gibsons resident David Poon will perform a lively program in “Songs to the Stars and to Heaven.” That evening, at 7:30, we will be taken “Into the Realm of Spirits” with gorgeous repertoire ranging from Beethoven two ways—his Trio in B-flat Major as well as a selection of his letters set to music by Canadian James Wright (and sung by Rose-Ellen)—to Lovreglio and Brahms. Saturday afternoon, “Through Rose-Coloured Glasses” will offer everything from jazz to klezmer, and that evening, “But Do Not Quite Forget” transports us through Brahms, Ravel, and Michael Oesterle to a stunning trio by Rebecca Clarke. The Festival concludes on Sunday afternoon with “Memories Abound”: Canadian Christos Hatzis’s haunting “Old Photographs,” a Beethoven piano trio, Hungarian dances by Leó Weiner, and that highly anticipated Bartók piano quintet. We’re very grateful for our loyal Friends of the Festival and our hard-working volunteers as well as a supportive community. Each small donation or generous gesture makes this Festival possible. Regular audience members know that tickets sell quickly. They’re available online at penderharbourmusic.ca or 604.989.3995. WORDS | THERESA KISHKAN

(LEFT TO RIGHT) JAMES CAMPBELL, JOAN BLACKMAN, GRYPHON TRIO, BRIAN YOON, MARIA LARIONOFF, JASON HO, LOUIS DILLON, ROSE-ELLEN NICHOLS, DAVID POON, ALEXANDER TSELYAKOV

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Al-Solaylee Basran Pat Carney OF Janie Chang THE Eva Crocker Geoff Dembicki Rockwood Centre|Sechelt Celebrating 35 years in 2017 Joseph Denham August 17-20 Charlotte Gray 2017 Kathryn Gretsinger Ian Hamilton Steven Heighton Anosh Irani Joy Kogawa Mark Leiren-Young Amber McMillan Sandra Martin Robert Moor Donna Morrissey Iain Reid David A. Robertson tel: 604.885.9631 Rachel Rose toll free:1.800.565.9631 Bev Sellars buy tickets online at Shari Ulrich with Kirby Barber and Julia Graff www.share-there.com/writersfestival www.writersfestival.ca Zoe Whittall Clea Young Kamal

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CONCERT SEASON Sunday, October 1, 2017 Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Ariel Barnes, cello Anne Manson, conductor

Sunday, January 21, 2018 Lois Holmes Concert The Pacific Baroque Players Alexander Weimann, music director

Saturday, November 4, 2017 Alban Gerhardt, cello Steven Osborne, piano

Sunday, February 18, 2018 Rolston String Quartet

Sunday, November 19, 2017 Phoenix Chamber Choir Graeme Langager, artistic director

Sunday, March 4, 2018 Angela Hewitt, piano Sunday, March 11, 2018 Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano

Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt, 2:30 pm Ticket info: 604.885.0991

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eleven equal artists

P OWE R OF PAI N T WORDS | NANCY PINCOMBE

The Power of Paint is the perfect name for this impressive yearly exhibition by a group of friends and colleagues known as Eleven Equal Artists. Energy is the first impression and synergy is the second. These Sunshine Coast fine-art painters and mixed-media artists inspire and encourage each other in excellence, and the result is even more than the sum of the considerable parts. Now in its sixth year, the annual August show, timed to coincide with peak Sunshine Coast festival season, features successful, passionate, experienced, diverse visual artists, some of the heavy hitters of our vibrant arts community. Sharing the energy is a big part of the event. An unusual collaboration by the group will see a number of smaller canvases splattered with black paint. Then each artist will take four or five of these and work on them in his/her own style. The canvases will be arranged and reassembled as one huge collaborative piece for display before being offered for sale individually, to raise money for bursaries for high school students. These collaborative panels beautifully demonstrate the highly productive marriage of structure and freedom; you’ll see some surprises. Eleven Equal Artists: Morley Baker, Josefa Fritz Barham, Todd Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Greta Guzek, Carol LaFave, Kim LaFave, Ian MacLeod, Cindy Riach, Nadina Tandy, and Marlene Vermeulen. Each of these artists has his or her own following, and the demonstrations and artist talks are well-attended, lively and informative. This year’s exhibit runs from August 18 to 20 at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT FACEBOOK.COM/ELEVENEQUALARTISTS

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Presented by Sunshine Coast Arts Council

30th Annual

Live Entertainment Beer Garden Food Concessions Children’s Activities

Saturday August 19th 10 am – 5 pm Sunday August 20th 10 am – 4 pm Trail Avenue between Medusa & Dolphin, Sechelt

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October 20–22, 2017 Langdale to Earls Cove Fri, Sat, Sun 10 am–5 pm PLUS selected venues

Fri 7–9 pm

Join friends and take a scenic tour of 130+ galleries and artist studios.

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Hackett Park Summer Arts & Crafts Fair 2017 By donation $3 Adults $2 Seniors

Children, 12 and under, FREE. Must be with an adult.


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We have an amazing and unique collection of fine wood with an extreme depth of inventory of rounds, slabs, blocks and burls. The material is available in any stage of completion—raw to fine finished. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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AUGUST 3–SEPTEMBER 4 CAROLE SINCLAIR, ‘MATERIALITY’, mixed media. An exploration of textures from painting, drawing and collage.

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SEPTEMBER 8–OCTOBER 1 GIBSONS PLEIN AIR PAINTOUT & ARTWALK A celebration of plein air painting that begins at multiple locations throughout Gibsons Landing and ends with a showcase of freshly painted works in the Gallery.

NOVEMBER 2–26 ‘IN WAIT’, mixed media. Inspired by the myth of Penelope, a group of artists consider what narratives are created as we wait for life’s tides to turn. KATHERINE JOHNSTON, ‘RE-FOREST’, collages. Luminous colours and appealing textures arise in collages of recycled canvasses and discarded materials.

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OCTOBER 5–29 NICOLAS TEICHROB, ‘SPUN SPECTRA’, photography. Playful images of light shards refracted and diffracted by spiders’ webs. JENNIFER LOVE, ‘METHINKS I SHOULD KNOW YOU’, textiles. Inspiration for these textile paintings comes from the ebb and flow of memory and the remembrance of others.

Gibsons Public Art Gallery is the community’s public arts and cultural event space. Art classes, community events and jury-selected exhibitions are held throughout the year. Follow GPAG online: summer 2017

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coastal flair

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Men’s shirts, bags, belts, blouses, bikinis, denim in all its glorious variety (inky dark, faded, cut off . . .), casual shoes of every description, and hats—real felt hats in deep and satisfying colours. This is a store you can spend some time in. It’s casual, comfortable, country-cottage, earthy; it’s the quality stuff people really wear. Yes, it used to be Lucy’s. But the store moved a year ago (to 5707 Cowrie Street), renovated, and rebranded. Moorestock reflects the owner’s name (Nancy Palmer-Moore), and their new aesthetic: West Coast Contemporary meets fun Woodstock. It has always been a unisex store, and the new name is more inclusive of the guys. The store is full of what you see Coasters wearing every day. A little rugged, some texture and detail, lots of durable yet fashionable accessories, and everything designed for active comfort.

PHOTOGRAPHY | ALL PHOTOS OPPOSITE PAGE AND THIS PAGE BOTTOM RIGHT BY KAYLYN AND SEAN MCLACHLAN OF MCLACHLAN PHOTOGRAPHY | THIS PAGE TOP BY SHERRY NELSEN OF FRESH AIR PHOTOGRAPHY; BOTTOM LEFT BY COURTNEY MUNSON OF WITH A WILD HEART COLLECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

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FRESH FROM THE SEA WORDS | NANCY PINCOMBE

PHOTOGRAPHY | EDMUND ARCEO

There’s nothing as photogenic as fish! Swimming wild, on your plate, or on display in a market (think of the vast fish market in Venice, Italy), nestled on ice, and representing all the bounty and variety of the sea: the curves, the colours, the patterns, and most importantly the flavours! Beloved by regulars and visitors alike, the Sechelt Fish Market gives us our own little piece of this briny abundance. From spot prawns to sturgeon, Dungeness crab to an array of cod, the only thing more impressive than the assortment is the expert advice available. For those who have questions about marinades and cooking times or who just want a tried and tested recipe, owners Lauri and Dean Paul really come through with fresh and helpful suggestions that keep their clients coming back. THE SECHELT FISH MARKET IS LOCATED AT 103-5688 COWRIE STREET, SECHELT. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND STORE HOURS, PLEASE CALL 604.885.7410.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING 12

AUG 2–20

50 CANADIAN THINGS SUNSHINE COAST ARTISTS EXHIBIT THEIR WORK INSPIRED BY JANE URQUHART’S BOOK “A NUMBER OF THINGS” IN THE DORIS CROWSTON GALLERY. PRESENTED BY THE SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL. INFO: SUNSHINECOASTARTSCOUNCIL.COM

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SUNSHINE COAST BOTANICAL GARDEN GARDEN PARTY ENJOY AN ENCHANTED EVENING OF LIVE MUSIC BY APASIONADO, EXCITING LOCAVORE FINGER FOOD, SPIRITED BEVERAGES, & UNIQUE GARDEN ACTIVITIES, EXPERIENCES AND AMUSEMENTS! TICKETS $100 INFO: 604.740.3939 | COASTBOTANICALGARDEN.ORG

CREEK DAZE 2017 HIGGELDY PIGGELDY PARADE FOLLOWED BY LOCAL MUSIC, VENDORS, FOOD, & KIDS AREA AT THE PIER. PRESENTED BY THE ROBERTS CREEK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION. INFO: ROBERTSCREEKCOMMUNITY.CA

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CRANBERRY VILLAGE 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION A CELEBRATION OF THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INCORPORATION OF THE VILLAGE OF CRANBERRY LAKE COMBINED WITH CANADA 150 ACTIVITIES. CRANBERRY COMMUNITY HALL/LINDSAY PARK, POWELL RIVER, 10:30AM–4PM. INFO: CRANHALL.ORG

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35TH FESTIVAL OF THE WRITTEN ARTS CANADIAN LITERARY FESTIVAL FEATURING WRITERS OF A WIDE RANGE OF GENRES. EVENTS TAKE PLACE IN THE 500-SEAT OPEN AIR FESTIVAL PAVILION IN THE ROCKWOOD GARDENS, SECHELT. INFO: 604.885.9631 | WRITERSFESTIVAL.CA

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PERSEPHONE BREWING 4TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY A NIGHT OF MUSIC, FEASTING & REVELRY TO CELEBRATE PERSEPHONE’S 4TH YEAR. FEATURING LIVE MUSIC, TAP TAKEOVER, PIG ROAST & DELICIOUS EATS FROM LOCAL FOOD VENDORS. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SUNSHINE COAST ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING. BROTHERS PARK, 700 PARK RD, GIBSONS, 5–11PM. TICKETS & INFO: EVENTBRITE/CA/PERSEPHONEPARTY & PERSEPHONEBREWING.COM TEXADA ROCK IN PRIDE 2016 AFTERNOON PARADE, DRAG RACES, BBQ (EVERYONE WELCOME, ALL AGES). NIGHT-TIME SHOW & DANCE (AGES 19+). SHELTER POINT PARK, TEXADA ISLAND INFO: TEXADA.ORG

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30TH ANNUAL HACKETT PARK SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, BEER GARDEN, FOOD CONCESSIONS, CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, PRESENTED BY THE SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL. TRAIL AVENUE BETWEEN MEDUSA & DOLPHIN STREETS, SECHELT. INFO: SUNSHINECOASTARTSCOUNCIL.COM

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PENDER HARBOUR CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL FIVE CONCERTS OVER THREE DAYS FEATURING OUTSTANDING MUSICIANS PLAYING THE BEST OF CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE INTIMATE SETTING OF THE PENDER HARBOUR SCHOOL OF MUSIC. INFO & TICKETS: PENDERHARBOURMUSIC.CA

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JANE URQUHART AUTHOR JANE URQUHART READS FROM “A NUMBER OF THINGS” WHICH SHE WAS INVITED TO WRITE FOR CANADA’S 150TH, AT THE DORIS CROWSTON GALLERY. SUNSHINE COAST ARTS CENTRE. TICKETS $20 INFO: SUNSHINECOASTARTSCOUNCIL.COM

6TH ANNUAL POWER OF PAINT SHOWCASING THE WORK OF SUNSHINE COAST ARTISTS: MORLEY BAKER, JOSEFA FRITZ BARHAM, TODD CLARK, ELIZABETH EVANS, GRETA GRUNOW GUZEK, CAROL LAFAVE, KIM LAFAVE, IAN MACLEOD, CINDY RIACH, NADINA TANDY & MARLEEN VERMEULEN. OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 18, 5–9 PM. SEASIDE CENTRE, SECHELT. INFO: FACEBOOK.COM/ELEVENEQUALARTISTS

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3RD ANNUAL SECHELT PADDLING FESTIVAL ENJOY THE TRADITIONAL WELCOME ASHORE CEREMONY, THE DOG DOCK DIVING CONTEST, VENDORS & MORE. 6583 SECHELT INLET RD (JUST PAST PORPOISE BAY PROVINCIAL PARK),11AM–4PM.

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ROGUE ARTS FESTIVAL A 3-DAY OUTDOOR ARTS FESTIVAL FEATURING OVER 70 MUSICIANS, HUMAN FOOSBALL, THE ROGUE ART GALLERY, THE WORKSHOP SERIES, THE CREATION STATION, LOCAL FOOD, AN ON-SITE SING-ALONG, THE LIBATION STATION FEATURING MICRO-BREWS, & A BIT OF SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! CLARKE FARMS, 1802 TYSON ROAD, SECHELT. INFO: ROGUEFEST.CA

POWELL RIVER STUDIO TOUR 2017 THIS FREE, SELF-GUIDED TOUR GIVES PARTICIPANTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE DIVERSE TALENTS OF POWELL RIVER’S VIBRANT ARTISTIC COMMUNITY & MEET MANY OF THE ARTISTS IN THEIR WORKING ENVIRONMENTS, 10AM–5PM. INFO: 604.487.0960 | POWELLRIVERARTISTS.COM

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SUNSHINE COAST FIBRE CAMP SPINNING, WEAVING, KITTING, SOCIALS, SHOW & TELL, VENDORS MARKET, & DISCUSSIONS. PRESENTED BY THE SUNSHINE COAST SPINNERS & WEAVERS GUILD. CAMP SUNRISE, LANGDALE. INFO: SCSWG.ORG

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JEN HODGE ALL-STARS JAZZ A SEPTEMBER TRADITION OF JAZZ IN THE HARBOUR CONTINUES WITH AN EXCITING SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT BY AUDIENCE FAVOURITE JEN HODGE & HER ALL-STAR BAND. PRESENTED BY THE PENDER HARBOUR MUSIC SOCIETY, SCHOOL OF MUSIC, MADEIRA PARK, 7PM. TICKETS $25. INFO/TICKETS: PENDERHARBOURMUSIC.CA

WOOD EXPO A SHOWCASE OF PRODUCTS CREATED FROM WOOD BY LOCAL ARTISTS AND TRADESPEOPLE. NOTHING LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE NATURAL WOOD. AN EXTENSIVE VARIETY OF ITEMS WILL BE ON DISPLAY, FROM BOWLS TO FURNITURE TO HOMES AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, SEASIDE CENTRE, SECHELT, 10AM–5PM. INFO: SCCF.CA

POWELL RIVER FALL FAIRE AN ANNUAL EVENT WHICH CELEBRATES OUR AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE. PRESENTED BY THE POWELL RIVER FARMERS’ AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE. POWELL RIVER EXHIBITION GROUNDS. INFO: PRFARMERS.CA/FALL-FAIR

MANITOBA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA THE COAST RECITAL SOCIETY PRESENTS THE MANITOBA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA “CANADA’S TINY, PERFECT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA” (TORONTO STAR), WITH CONDUCTOR ANNE MANSON & FEATURING ARIEL BARNES, CELLO. RAVEN’S CRY THEATRE, SECHELT, 2:30PM. INFO: 604.885.0991 | COASTRECITALSOCIETY.CA

SECHELT ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 THE SUNSHINE COAST’S LEADING EDGE PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL! COAST ARTISTS OF ABORIGINAL & NON-ABORIGINAL HERITAGE IN A MULTIMEDIA CROSS-CULTURAL COLLABORATION CREATE EXCITING NEW WORKS THAT EMBRACE ALL ART FORMS. VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN SECHELT. INFO: SECHELTARTSFESTIVAL.COM

9TH ANNUAL SUNSHINE COAST MUSHROOM FESTIVAL MUSHROOM SHOW, COOKING & DYEING DEMOS, VENDORS, MUSHROOM FORAY AND MUSHROOM COOK-UP, PRESENTED BY THE SUNSHINE COAST SHROOM. ROBERTS CREEK HALL & MADEIRA PARK COMMUNITY HALL. INFO: SCSHROOM.ORG

WEAR FROM HERE EXPERIENCE THE ARTISTRY OF CLOTHING & FIBRE ARTISTS ON A SPECIAL NIGHT OF FABULOUS FOOD & WEARABLES. PRESENTED BY FIBRE FRIENDS. SUNSHINE COAST GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, 3206 SUNSHINE COAST HWY. INFO: 604.886.3114

SUNSHINE COAST ART CRAWL JOIN FRIENDS & TAKE A SCENIC TOUR OF 130+ GALLERIES & ARTIST STUDIOS FROM LANGDALE TO EARLS COVE. PRESENTED BY THE COAST CULTURAL ALLIANCE. INFO: SUNSHINECOASTARTCRAWL.COM

THE FRETLESS WINNERS OF THE 2017 JUNO AWARD FOR INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR, THE FRETLESS ARE ON A MISSION TO BRING THE MANY BRANCHES OF STRING MUSIC TOGETHER IN ONE GLORIOUS SOUND. IF FIDDLE MUSIC IS YOUR PASSION, THIS IS YOUR CONCERT! PRESENTED BY THE PENDER HARBOUR MUSIC SOCIETY. SCHOOL OF MUSIC, MADEIRA PARK, 2PM. TICKETS $25. INFO/TICKETS: PENDERHARBOURMUSIC.CA

EVENTS ARE LISTED FREE ON OUR CALENDAR. PLEASE SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO EVENTS@ZOOMSUNSHINECOAST.COM

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GIBSONS

Gibsons Plaza, Upper Gibsons 604.886.3487

WILSON CREEK

Wilson Creek Plaza, Hwy 101 604.885.6331

MADEIRA PARK

12887 Madeira Park Road 604.883.9100


SUNSHINE COAST fun summer adventures What will it be today? When you’re spoiled, absolutely spoiled for choice, how do you decide on your day’s activities? Summer brings passions alive, and it doesn’t matter if your passion takes you deep into the forest, out on the water, into a garden full of blooms, or into sophisticated company at a high-quality music festival, your capacity for delight will be stretched by the quality and quantity of choices here.

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The Pender Harbour area has shoreline, marinas, docks, and lakes in abundance, and a strong music society that organizes concerts all year. It is well worth taking some time to explore. Hike the well-maintained and popular boardwalk trail to Smugglers Cove and see the contented cruising yachts anchored in the rocky bays. Find a way to get yourself over to Thormanby Island for the day (by boat—your own or a friend’s— by kayak, or the convenient, affordable, and friendly water taxi service). Here you will really get a taste of the West Coast cottage culture, have a chance to swim in clear warm water, and find lots of beachcombing treasures. Willingdon Beach, Mahood Beach, Second Beach, and others provide many places for seaside fun in Powell River. And if you feel like flexing your biceps in a very Canadian way while enjoying clean lakes and wilderness, the Powell Forest Canoe Route is a 57-km, eight-lake, fiveportage journey that takes about five days. Locals like to plan their leisure according to the weather, the angle of the sun, the tides, the wind, and water temperatures, and around our many community festivals that start in May and continue through October. Living here usually means a lot of house guests, and we all have our favourite activities and dining spots to share with visiting loved ones. All of our communities are seaside, and being near, on, or in the water becomes a strong priority as soon as the weather permits (and often before). The sheltered, accessible natural harbours of Gibsons and the Pender Harbour area are popular destinations in themselves and the perfect points of departure for boaters wanting to explore our interesting and pristine coastline. And don’t forget to visit the new Gibsons Public Market before you set out. Sechelt Inlet, with its protected, warm water and easy access is a playground for stand-up paddleboarders, kayakers, and families. And one of the best places for a warm, accessible swim is off the rocks and pebble beach at the end of Snickett Park, right in the heart of Sechelt. Walk a block to the Cowrie Street market afterward, or to one of several restaurants to fuel you for your next activity. But if you prefer solid ground under your feet and the cool forest beckons in the heat of summer, you’ve come to the right place. Roberts Creek and area has an extensive and well-maintained trail network that brings mountain bikers from all over. You won’t travel far in any direction without crossing a clean, sparkling stream, so your canine companions will approve of this choice. For hiking the real back country, the Tetrahedron is easy to access and will take you through pristine watersheds and oldgrowth forest to incredible views, cabins, and lakes. Further up the Coast, Powell River proudly hosts the Sunshine Coast Trail, 180 km of hut-to-hut wilderness hiking that is absolutely free. We know, you’re overwhelmed. But there’s a remedy. Book a quiet SloCat harbour tour around Pender Harbour to get oriented, see the sights and the sunset while you collect your thoughts and energy, and make a plan. SHARE YOUR SUNSHINE COAST STORIES AND PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING #SUNSHINECOASTBC. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT SUNSHINECOASTCANADA.COM. ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF SUNSHINE COAST TOURISM | OPPOSITE PAGE: BOLT AND KEEL; THIS PAGE FROM TOP: LUND BY ANDREW STRAIN; EAGLE RIVER FALLS BY SUNSHINE COAST TOURISM; SKOOKUMCHUK NARROWS BY ANNIE SCHROEDER

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SUNNYCREST MALL

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ANNA GREEN The Beachouse Studio

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WOW! Sunnycrest Mall 900 Gibsons Way 604.886.2909

One Flower One Leaf Gallery (Previously Landing Gallery) 442 Marine Drive 604.886.0099

Welcome to our new gallery - One Flower One Leaf Gallery in Gibsons Landing


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PHOTOGRAPHY | SHARI + MIKE

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AI R S PA C E “It never gets tired.” That’s what a friend and frequent flier on Sunshine Coast Air says of the view of our incredible coastline from above: the blues and greens, the rocks and coves, the patterns of the tides and wind on the water, our ideally located communities, and how very much nature dominates the scene. One hundred percent locally owned and operated, with ten employees, Sunshine Coast Air contributes to the vibrancy of the Sunshine Coast experience by supporting businesses and commuters and by being a leader in our tourism sector. With daily scheduled flights to Nanaimo and frequent flights to Victoria and Vancouver Airport, coastal travel becomes a thing of beauty and ease. And they do this with a perfect safety rating, setting the standard in the seaplane industry. Customized flights, real estate tours, and charters are especially popular during the summer months. Fly ’n Dine packages with West Coast Wilderness Lodge and elopement packages are available. Check the “specials” page on their website frequently for deep discounts to non-standard destinations. “Boat access only”? Not quite; Sunshine Coast Air specializes in remote destinations. Save time, enjoy the trip, and arrive in style. FOR INFORMATION ON SUNSHINE COAST AIR TOURS, FLY N LUNCH SPECIALS, AND PRIVATE CHARTERS, PLEASE VISIT SUNSHINECOASTAIR.COM OR CALL TOLL-FREE 1.888.436.7776.

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this land we call home

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“From sea to sea, a tapestry, of colour, shape and sound . . . ”

MORAINE LAKE, ROCKY MOUNTAINS BY ALBERTO LOYO /SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

You might remember that phrase from the song This Is My Home (Bob Buckley, Graham Gibson) which was premiered at the World Exposition in Vancouver in 1986 (Expo 86). Buckley’s “Expo Song” has been played every July 1 in communities across Canada, ever since. Expo ‘86 was when the west coast of Canada was showcased to the world, and we haven’t looked back. We’ve grown, opened up and become a vibrant destination and a model to the world for lifestyle. ZOOM’s creator, Edmund Arceo, took a train trip across Canada this Spring to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary and to have a closer look at this tapestry that makes up our country. He’d like to share some of his impressions with us.

INTERVIEW BY NANCY PINCOMBE

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CANADA FROM COAST TO COAST The 150th anniversary of Canada as a nation is a perfect excuse to take this kind of trip. But you had more personal reasons for wanting to make the journey. Can you share some of them with us? When I was applying as an Independent Immigrant to Canada, I was asked where I wanted to reside and my immediate thought was Vancouver, because I thought it would be similar in weather to San Francisco, where I had been before. At that time, my knowledge of Vancouver was limited to what I’d learned from a tourism promotional video. Since then, I’ve wondered how it would have turned out for me if I had chosen a different part of Canada. I’ve visited many cities in Canada, but that doesn’t really give you the scope; it’s the vast spaces between the cities that makes Canada unique. I know that Canada is a big and beautiful country and I wanted to experience it first-hand. When I think of travelling, my immediate thought is usually to visit another country. But there is so much to discover right here at home. Many people dream of taking a train ride across Canada. How was it really? Was it luxurious? Did you get restless? Could anyone possibly get bored? We were advised by the tour company (Fresh Tracks Canada) to take the Rocky Mountaineer for the first two days–the trip through the Canadian Rockies. The reason for this is that ViaRail travels at night so you miss a lot of the scenery. This made the trip a bit more expensive but it was worth it. The Rocky Mountaineer is a well-oiled machine, with very professional and able staff. There was always food and drinks being served (and we ate everything offered!), lots of information was provided along the way, and we were alerted whenever a photo opportunity came along (a waterfall, a raging river, wildlife, etc.). Travelling with Rocky Mountaineer meant that we stayed in hotels at night. But even that was hassle free: our luggage was delivered straight to the hotel room and room key cards were handed to us before we left the train. And in the morning the reverse. We never carried our bags. When we switched to Via Rail for the long ride from Jasper to Toronto, we had a sleeper cabin with private toilet, and each car had its own shower stall. Meals are in the dining car, with full service. While you can stay in your cabin, you can go to at least two dome cars that offer almost unobstructed views, a bar 40

car where drinks and snacks are served. It was a perfect balance of privacy and conviviality. Travelling by train taught me a bit about myself. I did get a little restless, and struggled with the feeling that I should be doing something “productive.” This is a hard attitude to shake, and I was often tempted to pull out my laptop and get to work, even though the scenery was incredible and the journey was the whole point. We’re so very goal-focused in this culture. Being more journey-focused would benefit everyone. Another revelation was that looking backwards sometimes gets you better photos. There’s a metaphor in that too. What was the most unusual or unexpected incident of the entire trip? Only one surprise was a disappointment. I had visited Lake Louise many years ago and marvelled at its turquoise water. I was excited to learn that our room at Chateau Lake Louise had been upgraded to a lake view suite. When I slowly opened the drapes for a dramatic reveal what I saw was an all-white frozen lake. Still beautiful but not the view I was hoping for. Spring thaw comes late in the Rockies! A delightful surprise was to learn that Via Rail has a program wherein musicians can travel free in exchange for performing 3 sets each day. They perform in the bar car which turns into a mini/intimate performance area. The duo (sax and guitar) who performed during our trip encouraged the audience to sing along–and even taught us the refrain to their original song. This was a lot of fun. Another surprise was that my ideas about Quebec City totally changed! I wasn’t at all excited about visiting Quebec City. For some reason I had the notion that the people weren’t very friendly, especially to non-French speaking visitors. I also didn’t know what to expect as I had not done any research. I hadn’t even looked at any photos! It’s now my favourite city to visit. We stayed in the upper town of old Quebec City–it was like walking into a movie set! It reminded me of Beauty & The Beast (having seen the live-action version just before our trip)–with the Chateau Frontenac looking like a medieval castle towering about the quaint little town. People were very friendly everywhere we went and there were many tourists–old, young, and of varied ethnicities.


When I think of travelling, my immediate thought is usually to visit another country. But there is so much to discover right here at home.

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Seeing the vastness of the land, the enormity of the Rockies, and realizing the time it took to create them also made me feel humbled, small and insignificant.

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Canada is vast and its geography is diverse. You knew that starting out. But were you still surprised? Yes! We’d already been travelling 7 days (Vancouver, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper) and we were still seeing mountains! It never seemed to end. Landscapes vary greatly, colours change, from snow to green, to desert-like places. Then plains as far as the eye can see, interrupted by rivers, lakes, then gently rolling hills, big skies . . . it was a visual overload for me. I am still looking at the hundreds of photos I took and re-living the experience. It was truly awe-inspiring. Of course the Sunshine Coast is best, but was there another place along your trip that had you thinking hmmm maybe I could live here? I always imagine how it would be if I lived in a place I am just visiting. I have a natural ability (and willingness!) to adapt. But I do think that how you feel inside is (or ought to be) more important than your surroundings. The challenge is to make the best of the situation, be the best version of yourself, no matter where you live. My ideal trip would be to stay in each place for a longer time to get an idea of how it might feel to be a resident there. Ideally one to two weeks per city. I’d do this trip again, perhaps starting in Newfoundland and making my way back home to BC. There is so much to absorb. Did the trip bring up any thoughts about what it means to be identified with this huge place? To be a Canadian, whether aboriginal, settler, a generation or two in, or new? I had mixed emotions. I felt lucky to have become part of such a big and beautiful country, and privileged to have been given an opportunity to pursue my dreams here. And overwhelmingly proud to be Canadian. Seeing the vastness of the land, the enormity of the Rockies, and realizing the time it took to create them also made me feel humbled, small and insignificant. What I mean is, it brought up thoughts about what it means to be a human on this planet. We’re just a blip in earth’s history. We don’t even register in the universe. Yet . . . I guess we still matter . . . To others in our lifetimes, and maybe even in the bigger scheme. We can’t know how far reaching even our smallest actions and intentions will be. VISIT THE ZOOM WEBSITE AT ZOOMSUNSHINECOAST.COM FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM EDMUND’S CROSS-CANADA TRIP.

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MEANWHILE AT HOME...

While ZOOM was off touring the country and snapping photos of glacier lakes and vast prairies, a pair of robins settled in cozily on the steps of the office, surrounded by west coast forest and quiet, and set about raising a vigorous brood. I was worried that our return would frighten the robin parents away, but they seemed to know that we were friends. They didn’t even seem to mind the occasional curious sniffs from resident canine staff member Miguel. The 4 bright blue eggs hatched and we were thrilled to watch the parents feed the clamouring young ones from early until late. Parenting is hard work for all species! And then the fledglings tested their wings and were off. It all happened so quickly. We felt a little bereft: no note, no forwarding address! But maybe the nest will be used again next year. Anticipating the particular delights of each season is one of the many rewards of calling a place “home.”

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JASPER Trina Northcott

ARIZONA

Bow Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta

Susan Arceo Mount Rushmore National Memorial

V I E W F I N D E R Vic and Nancy Enns Dolphin Beach, Australia

AMSTERDAM

NEW SOUTH WALES

Karri & Dan Brueckner The Netherlands

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NEW ZEALAND

Josiah, Eli and Nyah around a Kauri Tree on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

Our readers bring copies of their favourite local magazine to take great souvenir photos of their trips with ZOOM and then send us snapshots of their adventures. Share your ZOOM travel photos, too! Remember not only to have a copy of ZOOM in the photo, but also show a great view of the place you visit! Pacita Arceo at the Crimson Please send photos for consideration via email to viewfinder@zoomsunshinecoast.Com. Happy ZOOMING! Beach Resort on Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines

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Sukawati, Rajasthan, India

RALEIGH Iya & Jess Dalisay Hawaii, USA

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Rex Baum Zion National Park

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CARTAGENA

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Ian Finlayson Plitvice Lakes National Park

QUITO

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SYDNEY

Dale Spence Sydney Harbour, Australia

KODIAK IS.

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Ann & Brian McErlean Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church, Alaska

FLITTON Muriel Prior & David Holme

VENICE

Brantôme Benedictine Abbey on the edge of the River Dronne, France

Anar Kanji Italy

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EGMONT ADVENTURE CENTRE

kayak rentals and tours | zodiac tours | jet ski rentals | floatplane tours

> Kayak rental with lunch $49

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> Scenic float plane tours $125 pp

> Full Day of Adventure ($109, children $89) – A two-hour guided kayak tour with lunch then an exciting Zodiac boat tour – searching for wildlife and viewing the famous Skookumchuck Rapids. > Princess Louisa Signature Tour $275 per person – Soar over peaks and cruise through the waters of Jervis Inlet, a tour of the world famous destination – enjoy fjords, petroglyphs, waterfalls and wildlife. Lunches are served in Inlets Restaurant, West Coast Wilderness Lodge 6719 Maple Rd., Egmont, Sunshine Coast, BC 778.280.8619 | EgmontAdventureCentre.com

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Cavendish Beach

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Many seek Ortho-Bionomy to: Relieve headaches, back, neck & joint pain Alleviate Frozen shoulder & carpal tunnel syndrome Promote Relaxation & Prevention

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Reclaim your Health Now, and Restore the Vibrant You.

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Dr. Denise Rochon N.D., F.C.A.H., C.C.H.

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This section is dedicated to the memory of Diego (2002-2014), ZOOM’s yellow Labrador Retriever. What started as a photo album of Diego and his friends has become our most popular section, with readers sharing photos of their own beloved pets. Our new boy Miguel (who’s half Labrador Retriever and half German Shorthaired Pointer) has taken over editorial duties. Please send your favourite pet photos to diego@zoomsunshinecoast.com.

TOBY

by Corinna O’Neill

HACHI by ZOOM

MIGUEL by ZOOM

TUX

by Beverly Saunders

summer 2017

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SCOUTIE

by MJ Feniak

LANNIBAL HECTOR

DEECEE

by Bex Pfeiffer

by Heidi Rohard

ANNIE

by Karen Whitby

KATE

by Lise Renix

IVY

by Lauren Hume

JAKE

by Richard Eaton

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by Theresa Huntly

FINN

by Nancy Hugh

RICA

by Karen Wells

BENJI

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RASCAL

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JENNY

ELKA & VITA

by Christy Craig

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ReDecor Consignment Charming, eclectic, nature inspired, beachy casual decor for the home or cabin. Locally made furniture, art & craft. Always stylish, always affordable.

Original Carvings & Sculpture by Keith Burdon

Design, decor & de-cluttering services available.

Inspired by life in our coastal environment. A mix of whimsy and realism, vibrant colour and natural wood. Open year round by appointment.

“Where We Live” landscape and seascape photography by local Diane Nicholson. Thanks for supporting our downtown community!

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Embellish Emporium (Cur8ed Goods) offers a carefully curated selection of gifts + decor, featuring Made in Canada + artisan goods. Our friendly team is here to help with a great selection of gifts for all occasions and decor for all tastes. Ask about FAT Paint, beautifully painted furniture, & paint classes. Gibsons IGA Plaza 604.886.0168 www.cur8edgoods.ca

Artworks Gallery & Picture Framing

Largest Selection of Framing on the Sunshine Coast

Artist Studio Tours, Custom Framing, Conservation Matting, Glass Cutting, Art Supplies, Local Art & Reproductions. More than 35 years experience. Visit our expanded art gallery area in our new location! NEW LOCATION: 5697 Cowrie Street, Sechelt | 604.740.2660 Monday–Friday: 10am–5pm, Saturdays until 4 pm

10 Sites on 7 Acres Open Year Round Full Hook-Ups Free WIFI Long-Term Rates

Fashions & Bead Supplies Custom Jewellery by Kerri Luciani Molly’s Seaside Market Lower Gibsons 604.741.5106

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LaVerne’s Grill Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Home of the Sunshine Coast’s famous Fish ‘n Chips and various delectable home-made meals. We are a short walk from Hospital Bay. High-speed wireless internet available. Serving Pender Harbour for 16 years and counting. Rated one of the best restaurants on the Coast! See Trip Advisor and Yelp for reviews. Open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9am to 7pm (closed Mondays) 4326 Garden Bay Road www.lavernesgrill.com 604.883.1333

JAPANESE KITCHEN

Mama’s Japanese Kitchen Authentic Japanese food in the heart of Madeira Park. Dine-in & Take-out. Try our monthly special dishes and new menu items. Licensed premises we serve wine, sake & Japanese beer. Party Trays available! Please visit our website or call for restaurant hours. Harbour Spirit Centre, 12808 Madeira Park Road, Madeira Park www.mamaskitchen.ca | 604.883.9190

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Acupuncturist Mary Lee, RAc, CTCMA

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For more than 36 years, Mary has been using Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to help people reach their optimal health and well being. Many patients experience immediate positive effects and excellent results are achieved in one or two treatments. Mary specializes in Allergy, Asthma & Fibromyalgia. Try Acupuncture for all kinds of diseases and health conditions. 4854 Eagleview Road, Davis Bay, Sechelt | 604.740.8899 sulanleechen@yahoo.com | www.maryleeacupuncture.com

Shop locally for high quality athletic footwear, clothing & accessories from your Run/Walk/Trail Specialists on the Sunshine Coast! 103-622 Hough Rd, Gibsons (Holy Crap building) | 604.886.0083 pacesetterathletic.ca | Store Hours: 10-6 Mon-Fri, 10-5 Sat, 12-5 Sun

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CLIMB - MEET - RELAX - 24/7 Welcome to the first indoor bouldering gym on the Sunshine Coast. No matter your skill level from absolute newbie to seasoned climber, you will find a community of friendly and helpful people gathered at The Hangar having loads of fun and pushing themselves as far as their personal limits allow. Introduction to climbing has never been easier! 5824 Sechelt Inlet Rd, Sechelt | 778.991.3672 | www.hangarclimbing.com 60

We are a team of health care practitioners providing therapeutic massage services, natural products and a medical dispensary. We believe in a wholistic and balanced approach to well-being. Our products and services are designed to provide you with the resources you need to live a healthy, happy and pain-free lifestyle. 12808 Madeira Park Rd Madeira Park, BC facebook.com/hmremedy www.hmremedy.com 778.487.2030


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Reflections Bed & Bath Collections We carry major brands: Daniadown Cuddle Down Alamode Home Decorate your sanctuary to fit your personal taste and lifestyle without having to leave the Sunshine Coast! We offer a collection of duvet covers, duvets, linens, pillows, towels, robes, bath & beauty products. Introducing new orthopedic mattress toppers. Gift certificates and a Bridal Registry available. 604.885.4893 Kent by Daniadown

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Women’s Fashions

We carry all the top designers in sizes 2–16. Let us help you find your perfect outfit for any occasion. sizes

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Washtub Laundromat & Alterations Full Service ~ Family Owned and Operated Attendant always available to help with machines and coins Large washer/extractors for duvets, blankets, dog beds, etc. Drop and fold service Onsite alterations by professional seamstress Open 7 days a week! Monday–Saturday 9 am–6 pm - last load in by 5:30 pm Sunday 9 am–4 pm - last load in by 4 pm 682 Gibsons Way, Gibsons (beside Panago Pizza) www.washtub.ca | 604.886.0308

Boarding & Grooming

“The Pet B&B with TLC” Uniquely crafted gifts. Bold Beautiful Boho inspired clothing & accessories for the woman who loves life. You will be pleasantly surprised. Molly’s Seaside Market, Lower Gibsons | 604.886.4117

You will feel confident leaving your pet in this friendly, family-run kennel, where individual care and attention are the #1 priority! Set on 2.6 beautifully landscaped acres (you’ll want to stay yourself!), we are a first-class boarding facility, recommended and used by local veterinarians. 604.885.9840 . castlerock4mypet@gmail.com Like us on Facebook 3113 Sunshine Coast Highway, Roberts Creek summer 2017

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InSightful Visions Welcomes Dr. Genereux! We wish to thank each and every one of you who have entrusted us with your eye care over the past 10 years. A full decade has passed in the blink of an eye since we first opened our doors and it has truly been an honor to serve the individuals and families who have sought our services over these years. Our newly expanded premises and services will continue to provide all of you with our holistic approach to wellness as we offer the most up to date information and technologies available to our industry.

Susan Ferron, Optician

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Brad Genereux to our team. His vast experience delivered with an exemplary style of patient care is a good fit with us. We feel he is a true gift to us and our community for eye care services. He is accepting new and previous patients, and those who have seen him are delighted with his comprehensive eye examinations and informative care.

Welcome Dr. Genereux. I look forward to working with you in my semi-retirement role of optometric services. I wish to thank my patients and staff at InSightful Visions that have supported me in my years of service.

Dr. Hank Drexler

Dr. Hank Drexler intends to resume practicing several days a month and will be available for appointments in late summer. He looks forward to working with Dr. Genereux while semi-retired and knows his patients are in safe hands while he enjoys a wonderful holiday over the summer. We invite you to call and book your appointment today. Susan & the InSightful Visions Team Love How You Look

Optometrists

Dr. Hank Drexler

Brad M. Genereux, O.D., is excited to join the team at InSightful Visions as a provider of comprehensive optometric services and eye examinations to the Sunshine Coast. He hopes to use his extensive experience to provide the highest level of compassionate care to the area Dr. Genereux graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He then completed his Doctorate Dr. Brad M. Genereux of Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. Throughout his rotation he focused on ocular disease as well as low vision and rehabilitation. He has spent considerable time in different locations such as Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina and Alberta treating varying demographics of patients and diseases. This experience included time at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, as well as the Feinbloom Low Vision and Rehabilitation Center. After his graduation he was accepted to the Ocular Disease residency program at the Cincinnati Eye Institute (affiliated with Ohio State University), where he focused on various diseases of the eye including retina, cornea, cataract, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma and ocular inflammation. Dr. Genereux then continued to work in tertiary care clinics within the Cornea, Cataract, Vitreoretinal, and Neuro-ophthalmology clinics providing the highest level of care in conjunction with some of the leading ophthalmologists in their respective fields. Dr. Genereux has been heavily involved in both clinical and basic science research, and has presented on many topics at regional, national and international conferences. He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in relation to ocular disease and has been involved in many clinical trials, acting as both sub- and primaryinvestigator. Dr. Genereux has taught optics, ocular disease, and evidence-based medicine to upcoming optometrists at Salus University, and continues to teach at multiple continuing education events for doctors at local and national levels. Dr. Genereux is certified by both the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Canadian Examiners in Optometry for the treatment and management of ocular diseases. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Canadian Optometric Association and the British Columbia Association of Optometrists.

Dr. Brad Genereux

Optician

Susan Ferron

604.885.3371 . www.insightfulvisions.ca . #107-Wharf Plaza, Wharf Road, Sechelt


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