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shíshálh artwork unveiled in honour of late master carver

shíshálh artwork unveiled in honour of late master carver

?antuni Tony Paul’s legacy celebrated with ceremony at Tsain-Ko Centre
Every school on the Coast represented in newly released writing anthology

Every school on the Coast represented in newly released writing anthology

The Coastal Voices anthology is a collaboration between School District 46 and the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. Close to 800 submissions were collected from the 3,200-student district.
Coast Academy of Dance dancers conclude challenging year with Celebration

Coast Academy of Dance dancers conclude challenging year with Celebration

The three-hour Celebration show reprised acts that netted the Sechelt-based dance school honours during festivals earlier this year.  
Gibsons author snags prize for Cariboo nursing memoir

Gibsons author snags prize for Cariboo nursing memoir

Marion McKinnon Crook's best-selling book Always Pack a Candle: A Nurse in the Cariboo-Chilcotin chronicles Crook’s tenure as a public health nurse during the 1960s, following her university studies in science and a nursing degree program. 
syíyaya Days start June 21, Nikki Weber holding variety extravaganza and more: Art Beat

syíyaya Days start June 21, Nikki Weber holding variety extravaganza and more: Art Beat

Also, Living Forest Institute's Songbird Forest Concert series continues, the Waldorf Ballet presents Alice in Wonderland and at 95, Nikki Weber is putting on a variety extravaganza at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse.
Passing the torch: Festival of the Written Arts celebrates its 40th year with new leadership

Passing the torch: Festival of the Written Arts celebrates its 40th year with new leadership

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts outgoing artistic and executive director Jane Davidson and her successor Marisa Alps talk legacy and future of the longest-running literary festival that features only Canadian authors.
Steve Wright and Spade Hoile tackle tough truths through hard rock album

Steve Wright and Spade Hoile tackle tough truths through hard rock album

Spade Hoile started as Steve Wright's music student as a nine-year-old but the better part of a decade later, the two have formed a rock duo and they released an album June 1: 'Title the document'
Coast Salish artwork invites conversation across cultures at Gibsons gallery

Coast Salish artwork invites conversation across cultures at Gibsons gallery

'I come from a family of artists, I live by these laws. But I didn’t know the beauty and the normative value of having your laws all around you all the time, constantly being reinforced.' Artist and retired lawyer Shain Níniw-ém Salepem Jackson's show Unity Within Diversity continues at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery until July 3.
Art Beat: Celebrating Pride and honouring Indigenous history

Art Beat: Celebrating Pride and honouring Indigenous history

Transportation Choices Sunshine Coast (TraC) will host the launch of a new guide to cycling the Sunshine Coast. The acapella choral ensemble Coast Vespersong will lead a concert of prayer and contemplation in Madeira Park. And Vancouver’s Graham Brown Band will perform at the Roberts Creek Legion on Friday, June 10, followed by We Found a Lovebird (with The Vallees) onstage the next night. 
Visiting author probes effects of B.C.'s '90s beetle mania in 'Cambium Blue'

Visiting author probes effects of B.C.'s '90s beetle mania in 'Cambium Blue'

Cambium Blue’s story is set in 1994 at the beginning of the bark beetle epidemic that ultimately destroyed millions of acres of pine forest in western North America. As industry dies with the trees, citizens must face existential questions about their community. Author Maureen Brownlee has two readings at Gibsons and District Public Library on June 10, with more appearances to follow in Powell River and Courtenay.