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A range of emotions evoked in GPAG exhibits

A range of emotions evoked in GPAG exhibits

Two new exhibits at Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) have their bright and colourful moments, but they also delve into some serious and thoughtful themes.
Dancers join Royal Winnipeg Ballet School

Dancers join Royal Winnipeg Ballet School

Two local dancers from Waldorf Ballet in Sechelt have accepted the opportunity to train at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) School. Each year, RWB holds auditions in search of talented dancers across Canada and the U.S.
Community orchestra returns to in-person playing

Community orchestra returns to in-person playing

The Sunshine Coast Community Orchestra Association (SCCOA) will return to in-person musical ensembles this September. Once again, players will be returning to the Highland Centre to enjoy playing together on a weekly basis.
Local arts magazine celebrates 10 years

Local arts magazine celebrates 10 years

A string of ambitious Sunshine Coast publishers have tried their hand over the years at launching local magazines, but the challenge of sustaining reader and advertiser interest makes it a struggle for new publications to take off for even a few issu
Art Beat: The Hackett Park Craft Fair returns

Art Beat: The Hackett Park Craft Fair returns

The Sunshine Coast’s biggest annual crafting-retail event, the Hackett Park Craft Fair, is back this year after cancelling in 2020 due to the pandemic.
U.S. recording artist makes new home on the Coast

U.S. recording artist makes new home on the Coast

The Sunshine Coast musical community now counts among its members a singer-songwriter who might not be a household name, but probably should be, having sung, played and composed for years with some of the most accomplished and recognized pop musician
Music Makers choir gets new director

Music Makers choir gets new director

The Music Makers adult choir, one of the Sunshine Coast’s longest-running musical institutions, is undergoing a change in leadership and in its name with the retirement of Sechelt’s Lynne Dickson.
DANCE AWARDS

DANCE AWARDS

The Sunshine Coast Dance Society (SCDS) has awarded more than $3,000 to seven Coast dance students during their annual scholarship auditions. The award winners included participating students from all four of the local dance schools.
Art Beat: A Little Bit of Broadway, Gibsons-style

Art Beat: A Little Bit of Broadway, Gibsons-style

Some of the Sunshine Coast’s young musical-theatre talent will be showing what they can do when they hit the stage this weekend at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons.
International TV series shoots local fitness segment

International TV series shoots local fitness segment

A group of Sunshine Coast fitness enthusiasts are starring in an upcoming television series recently shot in Gibsons, documenting their accomplishments.