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Coast ballerina wins provincial competition

Coast ballerina wins provincial competition

Sunshine Coast ballet dancer Natalie Martin has won top honours at the Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC.
Art Beat: Sechelt Summer Music Series returns

Art Beat: Sechelt Summer Music Series returns

Live, Saturday afternoon concerts are back this summer on the stage behind the Sechelt Library. The series of nine free concerts begins July 3 at noon.
Moon shines on murder in new book

Moon shines on murder in new book

Blame the moon for the mayhem described in a fresh new anthology of 20 short stories of mystery and suspense.
11th edition of Coastal Voices published

11th edition of Coastal Voices published

Coastal Voices, an adjudicated anthology of writing by Sunshine Coast elementary and secondary school students, has just published its 11th edition.
DANCE TEACHER

DANCE TEACHER

Alaya Conway is the latest Coast Academy of Dance student to earn her ISTD (International Society Teachers of Dancing) associate teaching certification in the Modern faculty. Conway successfully passed her teaching examination in May.
Local music starts a comeback this summer

Local music starts a comeback this summer

Two of the Sunshine Coast’s summer music festivals are back after their live versions were cancelled in 2020, but they’re back with some big compromises due to the lingering pandemic.
Art Beat: Writers’ fest tickets expected to go quickly

Art Beat: Writers’ fest tickets expected to go quickly

Tickets for this year’s Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts went on sale June 15 and festival artistic and executive director Jane Davidson said that, given the small number of seats currently available, many if not most events would se
Dionne Paul ‘co-creating with Mother Nature’

Dionne Paul ‘co-creating with Mother Nature’

Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) is marking National Indigenous History Month with a highly varied mixed-media exhibition by artist Dionne Paul (Ximiq), entitled Indigenous Land Based Practice. Paul was born on B.C.
ROCKFISH ART EXTRAVAGANZA

ROCKFISH ART EXTRAVAGANZA

This painted plywood rockfish form, by Pamela Rose of Gibsons and Gambier Island, is one of more than 60 exotic and imaginative paintings in this year’s Rockfish Art silent auction at Gibsons Public Market, where they’re all on display an
Valdy to open garden concert series

Valdy to open garden concert series

Sunshine Coast songstress Deanna Knight has a great story about fellow singer-songwriter Valdy.