Upcoming SDBA Events

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2014
    Sat
    08
    Feb
    2014

    The Sechelt Downtown Business Association is once again participating in the annual BIABC's "Turn Down the Heat Week", proudly sponsored by FortisBC. This is part of an ongoing commitment to work with BC businesses to improve energy efficiency while having a positive effect in the community as well as an influence on your bottom line. You, along with many other businesses across the province, will be promoting energy conservation and encouraging customers to turn down their heat at home and at work, to wear a sweater and to donate sweaters and other warm clothing articles for people in need.

    The Sechelt Downtown Business Association will donate all sweaters collected to the Sunshine Coast Salvation Army, to be distributed as needed throughout the Coast and in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

    Sweaters and warm clothing articles may be dropped off at any of these locations in downtown Sechelt:

    bigstock-Winter-Portrait-Of-Happy-Woman-24037559

    • Trail Bay Mall
    • The Salvation Army Thrift Store
    • Rainbow Room Hair Salon
    • Pretty Natty Duds
    • Three Dog Bakery
    • Red Line Shoes
    • Butcher Dave’s Meat Market
    • Extras Imports
    • Artworks Gallery and Framing
    • Fibre Expressions
    • J&B Technical Group
    • Corner Gas Petro-Canada
    • Sechelt Visitor Centre
    • Service BC
    • Home Hardware
    • Paul's Painting

    Please visit the BIABC website to find out more about "Turn Down The Heat Week".

    biabc_tdth2014_banner-edit

    Turn Down The Heat 2013 
    (Photo from 2013 Event) Presentation of the sweaters from downtown Sechelt to The Salvation Army Sunshine Coast Ministries left to right Cecilia Moonen, SDBA administrator, Sharon Wakefield, Bob Wakefield and Diane Brackett from Wakefield Jewellers, Dan Gory from The Lion’s Den and Matthew Hardman receiving the sweaters on behalf of The Salvation Army.
  • Thu
    27
    Feb
    2014
    5:30 to 8:00 pmSeaside Centre, Sechelt

    Join us at the SDBA's Annual General Meeting on February 27th!

    Dinner and Presentations
    Sechelt Village: Future Directions

    Dinner catered by Driftwood Inn/Pebbles Restaurant

    No-host bar.

    50/50 Draw

    Live music by Verna Chan

    The following exciting door prizes have been donated by our generous sponsors:

    • A $250 tax-free savings account has been donated by Sunshine Coast Credit Union
    • A beautiful original painting has been donated by Artworks Gallery and Framing
    • A gift certificate has been donated by The Salvation Army Thrift Store

    agm-sponsor-logos-2

    Tickets are $20 each or two for $35

    Presentations by:

    • Josh Miller of 2 Waters Publishing: Enhancing Experiences in Sechelt
    • Dave Jephcott of Sechelt Innovations Ltd: Sechelt Innovations: Growing Community

    Due to liquor licence regulations, tickets must be purchased in advance.

    Tickets will be available for sale at the following locations:

     
    • 2014-agm-flyer-v2Sechelt Signs and Design
    • Rainbow Room
    • Sunshine Coast Credit Union
    • Artworks Gallery
    • Butcher Dave's Meat Market

    Or, contact the SDBA office at sdba@dccnet.com or 604-885-9611 to reserve your tickets and make arrangements for payment.

    A short business meeting to elect officers of the SDBA will take place between 5:50 and 6:10 pm. Those who wish to attend the business meeting but do not wish to stay for the dinner and presentations will not be charged.

  • Wed
    19
    Mar
    2014
    Sun
    20
    Apr
    2014
    Doris Crowston Gallery, Sechelt Arts Centre, Sechelt

    The Sunshine Coast Arts Centre is hosting the show “Respond and Reflect”, featuring the works of artists Marlene Lowden and Christie Sverre at the Doris Crowston Gallery from March 19th to April 20th, 2014.

    An opening reception will be held the evening of Wednesday, March 19th from 7 – 9 pm.

    Map Showing Location

    For further information visit www.scartscouncil.com or contact the Arts Centre at 604.885-5412.

    art-show-lowden-sverre

  • Sat
    29
    Mar
    2014
    10 am to 3 pmSeaside Centre, Sechelt

    Sechelt Innovations is sponsoring a Tourism Career Fair this month at the Seaside Centre in downtown Sechelt.

    tourism-career-fair

    Sunshine Coast Tourism Career Fair - employer version

    Sunshine Coast Tourism Career Fair - employee version

  • Wed
    28
    May
    2014
    5:30 to 7:30 pmDriftwood Inn, Sechelt

    sechelt-pier-smHello SDBA Members!

    Summer is coming, and with it, visitors to the Sunshine Coast.

    We would like to get our members together in order to raise awareness of what’s happening in our community this summer. We can then share this information with visitors and locals alike. More details will follow. For now, please mark your calendar.

    AROUND TOWN – Get to Know Your Neighbour
    Wednesday, May 28, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
    Driftwood Inn, Sechelt

    Full details on this event

  • Tue
    01
    Jul
    2014
    10:30 amSechelt Village

    Theme: Sechelt, heart of the Sunshine Coast, celebrating Canada!

    Experience July 1st Festivities Like Never Before

    Celebrating Canada's 147th Birthday

    June 6, 2014 - Sechelt, BC - Sechelt Downtown Business Association

    Preparations for Canada Day 2014 are well under way. This is a great opportunity to come out and celebrate Canada Day with friends, family, neighbours and visitors to the best Seaside Village in Canada!

    The day starts off with the traditional Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at Gilligans at 8am and then onto some great parade activities along the parade route. Get your seat early to enjoy the parade - 10:30 - 12:30pm

    Don't leave after the parade, at the Dock on Cowrie Street we have cake, live entertainment, beer festival, fashion show, artists displays and doggie events. 12:30 - 4:30pm

    Hackett Park has two stages of entertainers. The Main stage and the Children's stage. Craft vendors, food, climbing wall, bouncy castle, fish pond, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, Wonder Wheels Bookmobile, lacrosse, run bike training, LifeCycle training and more!! 12:30 - 4:30pm

    New this year is a Talent Show at the Sechelt Activity Centre – Come out and see the talent on the coast from 12:30 - 3:00 pm

    Some of the entertainment we have lined up is Bad to the Bow with Chelsea Sleep, Kevin Crofton, Knotty Dotters, Cornpones, Alley Cats, Martini Madness, Playback, Jean Pierre Mikasso, Graham Walker, Jenny Groves, and Zonolite Band.

    Canada Day Cowrie St. Events Sched
    Canada Day Hacket Park Main Stage Sched
    Canada Day Trail and Cowrie Events Poster
  • Thu
    14
    Aug
    2014
    Sun
    17
    Aug
    2014
    Rockwood Centree

    written-arts-2014There are tickets still available for Writers' Festival events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which are held in the beautiful purpose-built amphitheatre at Rockwood Centre. Come and experience the written word direct from the author's mouth! For full details visit their website. The schedule is here.

  • Fri
    15
    Aug
    2014
    Sun
    17
    Aug
    2014
    Seaside Centre

    MacLeod-Artist statementA few hundred feet away at Seaside Centre (in the same building as the Visitors Centre), you'll find the Power of Paint show, which showcases the varied and accomplished work of the painters known as Eleven Equal Artists. The opening is on Friday from 5 - 9pm and the show is open 10 - 6 on Saturday and 10 - 5 on Sunday. Entry to the opening and the show is complimentary.

  • Sat
    16
    Aug
    2014
    Sun
    17
    Aug
    2014
    Hackett Park

    hackett-park-craft-fair-2014Finally, a short walk from either of those two venues will bring you to Hackett Park Craft Fair, where the whole family can enjoy the day Saturday 10 - 5 and Sunday 10 - 4. This well-known craft fair features original artisanal works for purchase, and live entertainment for children and adults. Food is available at the fair, or you an use the fair's in-out privileges to take a lunch break at one of Sechelt's cafes and restaurants a few blocks away.

  • Wed
    03
    Sep
    2014
    Sun
    28
    Sep
    2014
    Doris Crowston Gallery, Sechelt

    The Sunshine Coast Arts Centre invites you to view a solo exhibition of mixed media abstract paintings by Sunshine Coast artist Ian MacLeod. This evocative body of work captivated many viewers at the opening on September 3rd.

    The show is located at the Doris Crowston Gallery, 5714 Medusa, across the street from Hackett Park in Sechelt. Admission is free.

    Gallery hours are:
    Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    ian-macleod-abstract-aesthetics

  • Mon
    22
    Sep
    2014
    Artworks Gallery

    If you are decorating a seashell for the Seashells by the Seashore Festival, Display and Art Auction, completed seashells must be returned on or by Monday September 22nd, 2014.

    Your seashell can be returned to any of these downtown Sechelt businesses:

    • Gibsons Building Supplies
    • Butcher Dave’s Meat Market
    • The Salvation Army Thrift Shop
    • Artworks Gallery and Framing

    seashells-2013-1 seashells-2013-2 seashells-2013-3

  • Sat
    27
    Sep
    2014
    8:00 pmDoris Crowston Gallery, Sechelt

    J. Edward Chamberlin will be reading from his latest book “Island: How Islands Transform the World” at the Doris Crowston Gallery, 8pm.  Doors open at 7:30pm.

    Upcoming readings in this series include:

    November 1 ~ Catherine Owen
    November 22 ~ Anakana Schofield

    island-book

  • Wed
    01
    Oct
    2014
    Fri
    31
    Oct
    2014
    Sechelt Downtown Businesses

    Sechelt Art Walk 2014

    From October 1st to 17th, businesses in downtown Sechelt will display locally-created works of art in their windows. Enjoy a stroll through the town, fresh autumn air, and unique works of art, all at the same time.

    All the art will be for sale, so if you discover something you love, you can pop into the business to purchase it.

    Here's a list of the participating businesses and the art work that will be displayed at each.































































































































































































    Business Name Street Address Street Artists Type of Art
    Butcher Dave's Meat Market 5580 Wharf Avenue Various Artists Fibre Art
    Palmeros 5514 Wharf Avenue Ursula Fritsch
    Three Dog Bakery 5511 Wharf Avenue Wendy Tosoff Reproductions of Watercolours
    Blue Magnolia 5644 Cowrie Street Penny Spencer Oils
    Fibre Expressions 5647 Cowrie Street Various Artists Fibre Art
    East 4th Avenue 5652 Cowrie Street Wanda and Bill Keay Photos
    Red Line Shoes 5666 Cowrie Street Graham Wolmsley Digital Photos
    Reflections Bed & Bath 5668 Cowrie Street Cathy Wishlow Paintings
    One-0-One Office Supplies 5672 Cowrie Street Jone Pane Acrylics
    Artworks Gallery 5685 Cowrie Street Brian Romer, Donna Swain, Britton Francis, Axel Stenzel, Lorena Pelly Painting, Sculpture, Photos
    Kiss Home Decor 5697 Cowrie Street Robert Hansen Custom Woodworking
    Salvation Army Thift Store 5698 Cowrie Street Cornelia Van Berkel Original Acrylics, Painting, Ceramics
    Vortex 5699 Cowrie Street Lez Niepo Mixed Media
    Storefront (beside Vortex) 5699 Cowrie Street Greta Guzek, Ed Hill Reproduction of Acrylics
    Storefront (previously Suzanne's) 5707 Cowrie Street Landyn Funk, Gigi Hoeller, Jose Ventura
    Lucy's 5715 Cowrie Street Todd Clark Paintings
    Fresh From the Coast 5721 Cowrie Street Brent Varney, Anita Lindblom, Rosemarie Jensen
    Sechelt Public Library 5797 Cowrie Street Betty Pehme, Marlene Lowden, Leif-Kristian Freed, Carman Gehring, Hiroshi Shimazaki
    Rainbow Room 106-5710 Teredo Street Lorena Pelly
    Redfish 5498 Trail Avenue Lida Forester, Lucille Racicot Acrylics & Mixed Media
    Trail Bay Source for Sports 5504 Trail Avenue Brian Romer Paintings
    Coastal Art Gallery
    Trail Bay Mall Co-op Artists
    Extras Imports
    Trail Bay Mall Linda Manson
    Georgian Trading
    Trail Bay Mall Ed Cleave Watercolours
    Slo
    Trail Bay Mall Various Woodworkers
    Sol Mare Salon & Spa
    Trail Bay Mall Doris Biddle Sandra Sharkey

  • Thu
    02
    Oct
    2014

     

     

    Come enjoy the creativity of your friends, family and neighbours at this reception for the artists who have decorated a seashell in support of their community!

    The time and location will be announced shortly.

    seashells-by-the-seashore-sechelt

    seashells-2013-7 seashells-2013-8

     seashells-2013-4 seashells-2013-5 seashells-2013-6

  • Sat
    04
    Oct
    2014
    Downtown Sechelt

    The Sechelt Downtown Business Association invites you to our Oktoberfest event!  Join join us to celebrate the autumn season, with a variety of events.  

    Admire beautiful local art in the showcase windows of downtown Sechelt businesses (on display from September 20th to October 10th). You can bid on one of the works at the art auction at the Oktoberfest.  If you haven't entered the Chili cookoff (see below), join us to taste test and vote on your favourite chili. Finally, indulge in some locally crafted seasonally infused beer at the beer garden.

     octoberfest

     


     

    The Sechelt Downtown Business Association is holding an OKTOBERFEST CHILI COOKOFF on Saturday October 4, 2014, and is inviting interested people and businesses to participate.

    The Chili Creations will be judged in two categories – crowd favourite and judges’ favourite. Members of the public will have until 4:00 p.m. to submit their ballots for their favourite chili. Winners will be announced shortly after 4:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first place in both categories and honourable mentions for second and third places.

    To participate, complete the Registeration Form.

    .Chili Cookoff

     


     

    Plan to join us in downtown Sechelt to celebrate the season and bid on completed artworks in the Seashells by the Seashore auction!

    seashells-by-the-seashore-sechelt

    “Beautiful Sechelt Seastars”
    by Cornelia van Berkel
    (From the 2013 Event)

  • Thu
    16
    Oct
    2014
    Sun
    26
    Oct
    2014

    The Sunshine Coast’s Leading Edge Visual and Performing Arts Festival will be held on October 16-26, 2014.

    The 11th anniversary edition of the Sechelt Arts Festival will be presented by the District of Sechelt in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. This year’s Festival will celebrate the amazing talents that abound on the Sunshine Coast, continuing to push artistic boundaries and expand existing programs.

    Visit www.secheltartsfestival.com for information on the locations and times of the many events.

    sechelt-arts-fest-2013

  • Fri
    17
    Oct
    2014
    Sun
    19
    Oct
    2014
    Upper and Lower Sunshine Coast

    The Sunshine Coast Art Crawl (which covers the area from Langdale to Lund) has expanded to a full three-day event, running from Friday October 17 to Sunday October 19th.

    With its central location, hotels, B&B's, restaurants and cafes, Sechelt is an ideal spot to choose as your home base for the crawl.

    More Information Here

    sunshine-coast-art-crawl-website

     

  • Fri
    28
    Nov
    2014
    Tue
    30
    Dec
    2014
    Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

    This juried art and craft fair in Sechelt is the perfect opportunity to find something special for holiday gift-giving.  It's held at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, across the street from Hackett Park, Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.

     

  • Sat
    29
    Nov
    2014
    11am to 2pmSound Attraction on Cowrie Street

    santa-coast-cable-2014 Click Poster Above to Enlarge

  • Sat
    29
    Nov
    2014
    2pm OnwardsDowntown Sechelt

    sdba-xmas-nov-29-2014-v2-smsanta-claus-is-coming-to-town-2014Click Image Above to Enlarge

     

    The Sechelt Downtown Business Association is sponsoring the Grand Opening of the Holiday Season on Saturday, November 29, 2014 with:

    - Children’s Craft Party in Trail Bay Mall, 2 – 4 pm

    - Light the Lights and Caroling at Rockwood Centre, 5 pm

    - Parade of Lights (decorated vehicles) through downtown Sechelt, 5:45 pm

    - Photos with Santa Claus on Cowrie following Parade of Lights – look for the tents

    - Food, music and entertainment

    - Late Night Shopping

     Hope to see you November 29th!