Upcoming SDBA Events

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2013
    Any timeDowntown Sechelt

    The second annual Kiss on the Coast Photo Contest drew even more entries than last year. Here are the winning photos as selected by our judges, Josh Miller (Trail Bay Centre Mall PR coordinator) and Nancy Tiffen (Coast Reportr).

    Thanks to our Kiss on the Coast sponsors!

    • Rockwater Secret Cove Resort (dinner and an overnight stay in a cabin)
    • Ann-Lynn Flowers and Gifts (flowers)
    • Pebbles Restaurant at the Driftwood Inn (gift certificate)
    • Sechelt Sign and Printing (engraved wine glasses)
    • Reflections Bed and Bath Collections (pillow slips)
    • Daphne's Restaurant (gift certificate)
    • Gilligan's Pub (gift certificate)
    • The Coast Reporter (1/4 page colour ad for the business where the winning photo was taken)
  • Thu
    21
    Feb
    2013
    Seaside Centre

    Thank you to the following buinesses and individuals who donated items or services to the 2013 SDBA Annual General Meeting Silent Auction.

    • Gale Allen
    • Ann-Lynn Flowers & Gifts
    • Buddies at the Bay
    • Butcher Dave's Meat Market
    • The Coast Group Chartered Accountants
    • James Cronk/Theatre Under the Stars
    • Susan Ferguson/Hummingbird Pottery
    • Fibre Expression Quilt Shop
    • Peter Moonen
    • Olson Electric
    • Pretty Natty Duds
    • Prudential Sussex Realty/Ruth Moore
    • Reflections Bed & Bath Collections
    • The Salvation Army Thrift Store
    • Service BC
    • Sound Attraction
    • The Upstairs & Downstairs Shoppe
    • Westcoast Air/Harbour Air

    Thank you all!

  • Thu
    01
    Aug
    2013
    5:30 - 9:00 p.mDowntown Sechelt - Cowrie St.

    Summer Fashion Sidewalk Sale

    • Corn Pones 5:30-6:30
    • Randeesh & Friends 7:00-8:45
    • Jim Taylor 6:15-8:15
    • Story Theatre 6:30
    • Magic Comedy with Gerardo Avilia 6:30
    • Puppets with Sandy Buck
    • Coaster’s Car Club Show & Shine 6:00-8:00

    Download poster here

    Night Market

  • Wed
    07
    Aug
    2013
    8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.Sechelt Visitor’s Information Centre 5790 Teredo Street

    You are invited to... Meet & Greet

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

    Host: Sechelt Visitor’s Information Centre 5790 Teredo Street, Sechelt

    Guest Presenter: Bronia Kingsbury, Visitor’s Information Center.

    Meet & Greet is a quarterly get-together sponsored by the SDBA to give business owners and employees an opportunity to meet other business people from Sechelt’s downtown area. Drop in any time between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Bring your own mug for coffee or tea.

    See you there!

  • Thu
    08
    Aug
    2013
    5:30 - 9:00 p.mDowntown Sechelt - Cowrie St.

    Country Fair

    • Neil McKenzie 5:30-6:30
    • Country Boys 6:30-8:15
    • Shirley West 6:15-8:15
    • Magic Comedy with Gerardo Avilia 6:00
    • LifeCycle Bike Safety & Run Bike 6:00-8:00
    • Pony Parties Horseback Riding 6:00-8:00
    • Mr. Potato Head—potato decorating

    Download poster here

    Night Market

  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2013
    10:00 AM to 4:00 PMDowntown Sechelt - Cowrie St.

    Downtown Sechelt Welcomes...

    The Coasters Car Club 18th Annual Sleepy Hollow Rod Run and Show 'n Shine!

    This three day event, held in Sechelt, BC, is scheduled for August 9, 10 and 11, 2013. Also know as the Festival of the Rolling Arts, it hosts classic cars, hot rods and specialty vehicles.

    The Show 'n Shine starts Saturday morning (August 10th) on Cowrie Street in downtown Sechelt, and is open for spectators from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The trophy presentations begin at 3:00 PM. Many of the trophies are donated from Sunshine Coast businesses and individuals and are presented for various categories judged by knowledgeable car enthusiasts. Additional awards are given for the People's Choice, Mayor's Choice and Participant's Choice.

    For more information, visit: www.coasterscarclub.ca

    Show 'n Shine

  • Thu
    15
    Aug
    2013
    5:30 - 9:00 p.mDowntown Sechelt - Cowrie St.

    Art & Décor Night

    • Matthew Lovegrove 5:30-6:30
    • Jim Taylor 6:15-8:15
    • Kevin Crofton 6:15-8:15
    • Puppets with Sandy Buck
    • Astronomy Club
    • Coaster’s Car Club Show & Shine 6:00-8:00

    Download poster here

    Night Market

    Sechelt Seashell by the Seashore Contest – Last Chance to Participate!

    This Thursday is the last day to pick up a blank seashell at the Sechelt Night Market to decorate for our competition and fundraiser. The blanks cost $20.00 each, $35.00 for two or $50.00 for three. Completed seashells must be returned by the following Monday, August 19th. All the decorated shells will be displayed at a reception on the evening of August 28th then auctioned off at the night market on Thursday August 29th. (Pre-bidding will be an option for those who cannot attend.)

    Contact Cindy Buis 604.740.2660 at Artworks Gallery on Cowrie Street, Sechelt for more information.

    See what the blanks look like and the first finished seashell at this page on Big Pacific.

  • Thu
    22
    Aug
    2013
    5:30 - 9:00 p.mDowntown Sechelt - Cowrie St.

    Footwear Frenzy

    • Neil McKenzie 5:30-6:30
    • Reg & Lynn Dickson 6:15-8:15
    • John Thompson 6:15-8:15
    • Parties Horseback Riding 6:00-8:00
    • Magic Comedy with Gerardo Avilia 6:30
    • Bingo

    Download poster here

    Night Market

  • Thu
    29
    Aug
    2013
    5:30 - 9:00 p.mDowntown Sechelt - Cowrie St.

    Back to School & Fall Fashions

    • Randeesh 5:30-6:30
    • Jim Taylor 6:15-8:15
    • DJ Astrid 6:15-8:15
    • Seashells by the Seashore Art Auction
    • Clown 6:30-7:45
    • Coaster’s Car Club Show & Shine 6:00-8:00

    Sechelt Seashell by the Seashore Auction at this Thursday's Night Market!

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    Download poster here

    Night Market

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2013
    5:30 pmSechelt Arts Centre, Trail at Medusa

    Invited: Businesses in Sechelt, their employees, and business property owners

    Guest Speaker: Mark Startup, Vice President, MySTORE, a division of the Retail Council of Canada

    Topic: The Customer Experience and Shopping Locally

    Refreshment: Light "finger food" refreshments

    Business Profiles from local businesses: Contact 604-885-9611 if you would like to profile your business.

    Cost: $10.00 per person - pay at the door

    RSVP: SDBA Office - 604 885-9611 by 3:00 pm  October 16, 2013

    Mark Startup speaks at Sechelt

    After dedicating many years to representing, supporting and speaking on behalf of retailers, Mark is recognized as a passionate and knowledgeable advocate for Canada’s independent retail community.

    In 1982, Mark joined Retail BC as General Manager. In 1985 he was appointed President and in 1995 he was named President and CEO. In 2008, Retail BC and Retail Alberta joined forces and in 2009, the two associations amalgamated under a new brand, Shelfspace - The Association for Retail Entrepreneurs. In July, 2012, Shelfspace merged into Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and Mark assumed the role of Vice-President, MySTORE, which is a newly-created division of RCC with the purpose of serving the needs of independent retailers from coast to coast.

    Mark is a member of the BC Small Business Round Table, a director of the Immigrant Employment Council of BC, and he is a national director of the Canadian Society of Association Executives. He is the Past-Chair of the Coalition of BC Businesses, the organization which speaks for over 50,000 small and medium-sized businesses on employment and labour policy issues in BC.

    Mark began his career in retailing with Eaton’s in Vancouver where he completed the Eaton’s management training program. Mark then joined the Canadian Federation of Independent Business as District Manager where he gained extensive experience working with small and medium-sized businesses.

    He is an active volunteer and fund-raiser with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Rotary Club of Vancouver, and the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research.

    Mark received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. He was designated a Certified Association Executive (CAE) by the Canadian Society of Association Executives, and a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Vancouver.

     

  • Mon
    02
    Dec
    2013
    5:30 to 7:30 pmSeaside Centre

    The next BUSINESS WITH A TWIST will be held on December 2, 2013 at Seaside Centre from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  We hope to see you there!

    Presenters: Rob Flux and Emily Fenton

    Rob describes this presentation for Business With A Twist as “a ‘mish-mash’ of common questions we field, as well as opportunities and issues that we highlight to our clients to save them money.  We’re talking about thousands of dollars of opportunities, not just a few bucks.”

    rob-flux-business-with-a-twist-secheltRobert E. Flux, CA, CPA (Illinois), CFP – Sechelt Downtown Business Association Treasurer

    Rob made the move to the Sunshine Coast in 2007 from Calgary with his wife Christina to enjoy the lifestyle that the Coast offers, and to join the Coast Group Chartered Accountants in Sechelt as the Partner in charge of taxation services.  Before moving to the Sunshine Coast Rob had just over 10 years of experience working with some of the largest Chartered Accounting firms in Canada.   Rob joined the Sechelt Downtown Business Association in 2008 as its Treasurer. 

    Emily Fenton was born and raised in Sechelt and has been working in accounting since 1995. She joined The Coast Group in the fall of 2007. Emily has a keen, detailed oriented work ethic, which blends perfectly with her dynamic personality. She has an adventurous spirit, enjoys time spent outside, and with a spare moment alone she loves a long run.

    Download printable event flyer here

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2013
    11am to 3pmOld Church Square

    Free Gift Wrapping on Cowrie Street on Saturdays beginning November 30, 2013

    free-christmas-wrapping-sechelt

    For the 4 Saturdays beginning Nov. 30 from 11:00 – 3:00, there will be a big white tent at the old Church Yard on Cowrie Street (in front of Vortex and Sunstone Beads) where a gift wrapping centre will be set up - free for any purchases made in Sechelt.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2013
    5:00 pmRockwood Centre

    downtown-sechelt-light-the-lights-2013Join us downtown for Sechelt’s traditional annual Christmas event!

    We’ll gather at 4:45 for a cup of hot chocolate and to warm up our voices. Christmas carolling, led by Lynne and Reg Dickson with assorted choirs joining in, begins at 5:00. The lights are lit at 5:30, and a special guest in red will appear to lead carollers in a candle-light parade down Cowrie Street to the downtown.

    Many businesses in the downtown and in Trail Bay Centre Mall will stay open until at least 7:00 p.m. Look for a tent at Teredo Square giving out free hot chocolate to Teredo Street shoppers.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2013
    11am to 3pmOld Church Square

    Free Gift Wrapping on Cowrie Street on Saturdays beginning November 30, 2013

    free-christmas-wrapping-sechelt

    For the 4 Saturdays beginning Nov. 30 from 11:00 – 3:00, there will be a big white tent at the old Church Yard on Cowrie Street (in front of Vortex and Sunstone Beads) where a gift wrapping centre will be set up - free for any purchases made in Sechelt.

  • Sat
    21
    Dec
    2013
    11am to 3pmOld Church Square

    Free Gift Wrapping on Cowrie Street on Saturdays beginning November 30, 2013

    free-christmas-wrapping-sechelt

    For the 4 Saturdays beginning Nov. 30 from 11:00 – 3:00, there will be a big white tent at the old Church Yard on Cowrie Street (in front of Vortex and Sunstone Beads) where a gift wrapping centre will be set up - free for any purchases made in Sechelt.