The Sounds of Howe Sound


Laura Houle / Community Columnist
May 27, 2014 01:41 PM

Watch the Gibsons Yacht Club mark the start of the 2014 boat season with their annual sail past this Sunday, June 1.

The fleet is congregating at 2 p.m. in Gibsons Harbour, and then will proceed to salute their commodore. This is a continuation of the naval habit where admirals review the fleet on special occasions.The Roving Artists annual Show and Sale next Saturday, June 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Shirley Macey Park on Chamberlin Road. Refreshments will be provided.

Deer Crossing the Art Farm is sponsoring a fundraising Masquerade on June 7 at the Roberts Creek Hall. There is a family event from 6:30 to 9 p.m., immediately followed by the adult-only version. Come out to revel with food, live music, shadow puppets, circus performances, DJ Funkdealer, and a silent auction.

Tickets are $15 for adults and only $5 for those under 19 years. See for more details.

The Art Farm is situated right where the deer cross on the lower skirts of Mount Elphinstone in West Howe Sound. For the past few years, they’ve sponsored the Synchronicity Festival ( in August at Shirley Macey Park. Hence, the West Howe Sound Community Association ( have invited the Art Farm’s festival director Arwen MacDonald, to their next general meeting on Wednesday June 11 at 7:15 p.m. at Eric Cardinall Hall, 930 Chamberlin Road. Come and learn about Synchronicity 2014, scheduled for Aug. 22 to 24.

The Sunshine Coast in Transition (SCiT) initiative encourages West Howe Sound residents to nominate their neighbourhood for the Sunshine Coast Transition Streets pilot project, which aims to reduce energy use and household costs, while strengthening neighbourhoods in a era where peak oil and climate change will influence how we live and work.

Deadline for nominations is Sunday, June 15.  SCiT is able to support three street projects in this pilot year, thanks to a grant from the Town of Gibsons. Residents of West Howe Sound, Gibsons, Elphinstone, Roberts Creek and Sechelt are encouraged to apply. Download the application at If your neighbourhood is selected SCiT will invite you and your neighbours to participate and provide training and support. Contact, or call 604-886-8769 for more information.


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