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Festive fair for the arts

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The Festive Show is this weekend, Dec. 7 and 8, at the Arts Building (464 S. Fletcher, Gibsons).

This is a delightful sale of quirky, tasty and unique items made by 30-plus local artists and a touch of vintage on top. It is displayed in a treasure trove format, which makes browsing extra fun, and the café will be open for treats. The show is on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Arts Building is a non-profit organization; you can learn more at

Choir sings

The Pender Harbour Choir performs at St. John’s United Church in Davis Bay, this Friday at 7 p.m., and again on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Music School in Madeira Park. Joy McLeod is music director and Paula Seward is the collaborative pianist. Tickets are $15, at EarthFair, Laedeli and the Sechelt Visitor Centre.

This weekend

The annual Elves Club Telethon is at Sunnycrest Mall from 2 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 7. Be part of the audience or pledge money to fill a hamper.  

Light the Lights launches at Rockwood Centre in Sechelt, at 5 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 7. Arrive at 4:45, lights are on at 5 p.m., carolling at 5:30 and a carolling walk through Sechelt afterward.

This Saturday at 8 p.m., The Creek Big Band presents their tribute to Les Fowler at the Gibsons Legion. Admission is at the door: members $5, guests with members $10.  

Do the Math

A documentary, Do the Math, about the rising movement to change the climate crisis, will screen again at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Iris Griffith Centre in Pender Harbour. Admission is by donation.

Brass Quintet

The Sunshine Brass Quintet will be giving a Christmas concert at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery (431 Marine Drive, Gibsons) this Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. Admission is by donation to the Food Bank.


The Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir presents Songs for the Christmas Season on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Hilda’s Anglican Church in Sechelt and again on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2:30 p.m. at Gibsons United Church. Tickets are at Laedeli in Gibsons and the Visitor Centre in Sechelt. Adults are $15, children under 12 are $5.

Chatelech charity

Charity night at Chatelech Secondary School in Sechelt will raise funds for the Elves Club on Thursday, Dec. 12. The band and jazz band will be performing, the students from the foods program will prepare Christmas treats, art and photo students will display their work, and acting 11/12 students will perform three funny plays in the theatre: Barbie Goes to High School, The Elf Rebellion and The Trial of Santa Claus. Doors will open at 6:30 and the music begins at 7 in the foyer. Admission is by donation.

Tuesday deadline

Send me notice of your arts events, one week ahead, for this column by Tuesday at 5 p.m. for Friday’s paper to or phone 604-886-4692. Keep it brief, please.

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