Upcoming SDBA Events

  • Sun
    01
    Feb
    2015
    Sat
    07
    Feb
    2015
    See List of Drop-Off Locations Below

    Sweater Donation Challenge: February 1 - 7

    FortisBC and the Business Improvement Areas of BC (BIABC) are again teaming up to promote energy conservation during “Turn Down the Heat Week” February 1 to 7, 2015.

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    Participating businesses in over 20 Business Improvement Areas in BC will turn down the heat at work and at home, and wear sweaters to help promote energy conservation. Businesses will also collect sweaters and other warm clothing to be donated to local charities. For the last two years this campaign has collected more than 10,000 sweaters across BC.

    Local Sechelt business are accepting the challenge during “Turn Down the Heat Week.” Some will offer sales on sweaters or on hot drinks; and some will find creative ways to collect warm clothes for the local Salvation Army.

    The Sechelt Downtown Business Association is challenging the community to donate 900 sweaters this year that will go to the local Salvation Army for those in the community in need. Please consider donating any warm sweaters you are no longer using at one of the drop-off-locations below..

    • Salvation Army
    • Coastal Art
    • Corner Gas Petro Can
    • Fibre Expressions
    • Service BC
    • Scotia Bank
    • Lollipops and Dragons
    • Butcher Dave's Meat market
    • Sechelt Visitors Information 
    • Trail Bay Centre Mall

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  • Sat
    07
    Feb
    2015
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pmThe Old Catholic Church Building

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    Ever wonder what life was like in Sechelt back in the "good old days"? Join us for a look back at the past of our community, at this kick-off event for Heritage Week.

    The Sechelt Downtown Business Association will be celebrating BC’s Heritage Week 2015 with a Heritage Tea on “Main Street” (Cowrie Street) in Sechelt, at The Old Catholic Church Building

    There will be a traditional tea service, music from past eras, a display of items from Sechelt's past history, and (from 2:15 to 3pm) eight actors will be performing readings that whisk us back through the years. This family-friendly event is open to all.

    Join us for:

    • Tea: 1:30 to 4:00 pm
    • Music
    • Heritage Display
    • Heritage Readings: 2:15 - 3:00 pm

    Children are welcome.

    Address: 5699 Cowrie Street, Sechelt
    Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
    Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Download printable reminder here.

    Tea ceremony with silverware and chinaware

  • Sat
    21
    Feb
    2015
    10 am to 2 pmH&R Block Offices in Sechelt and Gibsons

    Welcome Back To The New Tax Season

    Join H&R Block for:

    • coffee and cookies
    • senior tax professionals are available to assist you with all your tax questions
    • tax tips for the 2015 year
    • a prize draw

    Sechelt Location: 5654 Cowrie Street, Sechelt

    Gibsons Location: #2 - 819 Gibsons Way, Gibsons

  • Sat
    21
    Feb
    2015
    7:30 pmTrail Bay Mall, Sechelt

    The Rotary Club of Sechelt invites your group to assemble a party and join the fun at the Oscars Eve event, Feb 21, at Trail bay Mall.

    Dress up as their favourite movie star, or assemble a group to impersonate the cast of a movie or just a cluster of movie stars. The only limitation is your imagination!

    See the poster below for information.

    You can follow event updates on the Sechelt Rotary Facebook page.

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  • Sat
    21
    Feb
    2015
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    22
    Feb
    2015
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    YOU ARE INVITED!

    On February 20 and 21, Community Futures and the Sunshine Coast tech community will be hosting two days of events as they welcome Innovation Island to the Sunshine Coast.

    For many years Innovation Island has been supporting scientific and technical innovation on Vancouver Island. So, the sponsors are really pleased that Paris Gaudet (Executive Director) and Graham Truax (Executive in Residence), along with Ean Jackson, have agreed to spend two days on the coast to meet with our community and share their experience doing and supporting technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

    shutterstock_2770835The first event will be held in downtown Sechelt. On Friday afternoon (February 20th) from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, at the Seaside Center in Sechelt, all members the community are invited to join the tech community to hear Paris and Graham talk about what they have learned from their years of experience fostering regional innovation. 

    On Friday evening, from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm or so, there will be a tech community meetup at Perspephone tasting room in Gibsons. This is a chance to meet these guests and share some fine local brew and pizza.

    On Saturday (February 21) there will be a Startup 101 course to be led by Graham Truax and Ean Jackson, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Gibsons Public Market. The community is very fortunate to have Innovation Island bring to the coast two people with such deep experience and connections in the tech and innovation scene in BC.

    This one-day course is for founders of early-­stage ventures (or those who want to be) who need straight­-shooting insight on what's required to turn IDEAS into COMPANIES. Anyone curious if this is fit for them should read through the testimonials on the registration page to get a sense of the amazing resources and advice they can expect for the nominal fee of just $20.

    If you are interested in any of these events, you can find out more, and register at the Sunshine Coast Tech Hub website.

  • Thu
    26
    Feb
    2015
    5:30 pmSeaside Centre

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    Join fellow SDBA members for an informative and enjoyable evening, at the SDBA annual General Meeting and Dinner!

    Dinner will be catered by Pebbles Restaurant of the Driftwood Inn. There will be a silent auction, live music with Ken Dalgleish, and Mr. David Kim of Business Development Bank of Canada will be our guest speaker.

    Date: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

    Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm

    Location: Seaside Centre

    Cost with dinner: $20 per person, or $35 for two (prepaid)

    Cost for AGM Only: SDBA members may attend the AGM only (with no guest) at 6:00 pm at no cost. Please register by calling the SDBA office at 604-885-9611.

    Tickets are available from the SDBA (call 604-885-9611) and from selected members of the SDBA board. Any tickets which are held for payment at the door will be $25 each, instead of $20.

    Deadline for ticket purchase is February 24, 2015.

     

    Guest Speaker: Mr. David Kim

    The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is the only bank dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. The vision is to accelerate the success of entrepreneurs with a mission to help create and develop Canadian businesses through financing, venture capital and advisory services with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

    David Kim is a Senior Account Manager with over 25 years of finance and business experience. He implements the BDC approach that goes beyond money by looking at your business as a whole by offering solutions designed to give your company added financial control, flexibility and operating efficiency. With access to over 600 experts, David is able to help identify the required professional advice from BDC Advisory Services.

    David Kim is available for private no-cost consultations with businesses in Sechelt on Friday, February 27. If you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact the SDBA office at 604-885-9611 by Friday, February 20, 2015. The SDBA will pass your name and contact information on to Mr. Kim, who will contact you directly to arrange a time and location.

     

    Thanks to the Sunshine Coast Credit Union and the Salvation Army for their co-sponsorship of the SDBA’s AGM.

    The Sechelt Downtown Business Association gratefully thanks Pebbles Restaurant at the Driftwood Inn for catering our Dinner meal on this evening.

    Download a printable reminder of this information here.

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2015
    8:00 am – 3:00 pmThroughout Downtown Sechelt

    "Spring into Downtown Sechelt" on Saturday April 25th!

    There are five events happening in Downtown Sechelt on on April 25th.  Come on down and make a day of it!

    • Pancake Breakfast 8 - 10:30
    • Farmers and Artisan Market  9 - 2
    • Business Fair 11 - 3
    • Block Party 11 - 3
    • Wellness Fair 11 - 3

    The day starts off with a Pancake Breakfast with the Lions up near the Farmer's Market, from 8:00 am to 10:30 am.

    From 9:00 am till 2:00 pm, you can take in the usual Saturday morning seasonal Farmer's and Artisan's Market, which is behind the Sechelt Library on Cowrie Street.

    shutterstock_3124960Then Trail Bay Centre invites you to drop in for their Spring Health and Wellness Fair, which runs from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be displays on how to live a healthy lifestyle, professionals you can consult with, demonstrations and a door prize.

    From there, you can head back outside to Cowrie street and take in the Business Fair, which runs from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and is hosted by SDBA members. As you stroll down Cowrie from the Market towards Wharf Street, you'll enjoy the following entertainment: 

    • Live Music
    • Children’s Activities
    • Sidewalk Sales
    • Coaster's Car Club
    • A Wine Garden and Appetizers at the Old Church on Cowrie Street
    • Youth Art Contest with People’s Choice Judging

    vintage_cars_at_night_marketBy the time you reach Wharf Street, you might be ready for lunch! Take a break in one of downtown Sechelt's cafes, restaurants or bakeries, or enjoy hot dogs and juice at the Block party near the Cenetaph (just outside Bank of Montreal). The hot dogs and juice are free when you donate to the local food bank.

    Musician Jim Taylor will be performing at the block party from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, and there will be draws for gift certificates to local merchants. 

    From there, you can expect to find more sidewalk sales from merchants along wharf street, down to the intersection with the highway.

    If you're not trying to make the pancake breakfast or buy early veggies at the market, you may choose to start at Wharf and walk up Cowrie instead. The block party, business fair and wellness fair will run from 11:00 am to 3:00pm.

    Please contact Kerry Jenkins by e-mail or phone for more information, or if you have any questions - sdba@dccnet.com or 604-885-9611.

    View the flyers for the Sechelt Business Fair and Sechelt Block Party for more details

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2015
    6:15 - 8:00 pmPebbles at the Driftwood Inn

    Downtown Cowrie Street

    Networking Social: "Around Town"

    We are holding an SDBA networking and merchant social for all SDBA members.

    Get to know your NEW neighbours!

    This is a great opportunity for us to meet and discover a little bit about some of our new businesses in Sechelt. You'll also learn about an upcoming promotion to encourage local shopping.

    Thursday, May 28, 6:15 - 8:00 pm

    Sponsored by Pebbles at the Driftwood Inn

    5454 Trail Ave, Sechelt

    • Finger Food Compliments of Pebbles
    • Cash Bar
    • Door Prizes

    RSVP (604-885-9611) or just drop in.

    We would love to see you there

  • Wed
    01
    Jul
    2015

    The streets of downtown Sechelt will be the center of the action on Canada Day, with the following activities scheduled:

    Tiger Dance12:00 – 12:15 Parade with tiger dance.

    12:15 – 12:30 Opening ceremony with Bruce Milne (Sechelt Mayor and Parade Marshall), Gary Nohr (SCRD), Katharine Truman (SDBA), Andy Johnson (shishalh First Nation) John Weston (MP) and Nicholas Simmons (MLA)

    Happy Canada Day Cake

    12:30 Cake cutting,

    After the cake cutting, take in some of the many free activities:

    • shishalh first nation dance performance
    • hula dance performance
    • Roberts Creek hobby cars race track
    • art display
    • Sunshine Coast “Roller Girls” roller derby team demonstration
    • live music

    1:00 Bingo starts at 1pm and continues through the afternoon between music sets, as the centre of Cowrie Street, by the complex known as "The Dock".

    2:00 - 6:30 Take in live music featuring Flashback, while munching on food from Ty’s Bistro. Maybe get a temporary henna tattoo! And snap some pictures in the photo booth to remember the day.

    2:00 - 7:00 Enjoy the beer garden at "The Dock".

    Shishalh First Nations

  • Wed
    01
    Jul
    2015

    Canada Flag

    It’s going to be a full afternoon at the park this year! Be sure to put aside some time to spend among the trees this Canada Day.

    Lower Park

    • Children’s crafts
    • Children’s music
    • Bouncy castle
    • Petting zoo
    • Run Bike: instruction for toddlers (riding without pedals)
    • Lifecycle: instruction for children on bicycle safety
    • Cycling display
    • Climbing wall
    • Fish pond: kids fish from the pond to win a prize
    • Wonder Wheels: community book bus and play area, geared to 5 and under

    Upper Park

    • Live music
    • Wine garden
    • Craft vendors
    • Food vendors
    • Jujitsu all-ages demonstration by Coast Martial Arts (includes anti-bullying program)
    • Lacrosse demonstration
    • Coasters Car Club display

    Climbing Wall at Hackett Park

    Music Performance Schedule

    12:30: Canadiana songs with Kevin Crofton

    1:00 Martini Madness

    2:00 Joe Stanton, Simon Paradis, Gerry Miller

    3:00 Dale Stravoff and the Back Porch Reunion

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Hackett Park Canada Day

  • Wed
    01
    Jul
    2015

    Log RollingThis year’s Canada Day celebrations will feature the West Coast Lumberjack Show. This action-packed show provides non-stop entertainment and has been performed all over the world as well as being featured on TV series such as The Amazing Race Australia and Canada’s Got Talent, where judge Martin Short described it as “Quintessentially British Columbian!” This is an event you don’t want to miss.

    The show features four professional lumberjack athletes who are current or former Canadian Champions in various lumberjack sports. The stage will be located in the parking lot at Trail Bay Mall (behind Clayton’s) in downtown Sechelt.

    Show times are 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00pm. Each show is about 35 to 40 minutes long and there will be live music and food vendors in between shows. Please bring your own chair if you require seating.

    Events include

    • Log rolling: Log rolling is typically a highlight of the show. A lumberjack from each team will stand on top of a floating red cedar log and attempt to roll the other off. Watch for fast foot work and lots of water flying. The best of three falls wins.
    • Axe throwing: A lumberjack from each team will stand 20 feet from the target and throw a double bitted axe at the target. The Bull’s eye counts as 5 points, then 4, 3, 2 and 1. The lumberjack with highest score in three throws wins. Lots of crowd cheering involved!
    • Springboard Chop: This is one of the most exciting and dangerous events in the show. A lumberjack from each team will use his axe to make a notch into a standing tree butt. He will then place a wooden springboard (originally used in the mid-1800’s) into the notch, climb on the board and then chop a second notch. A second springboard goes into the second notch and the lumberjack, now being almost ten feet off the ground, will chop the block off the top. Speed and accuracy are essential when on the springboard!
    • Jack ‘n Jill Cross-Cut: A lady from each side of the crowd is chosen to participate. Using the same cross-cut saw that the lumberjacks use, the ladies will saw through the log along with their lumberjack partners. The winner will receive a special prize and of course, the loser will not go away empty handed either.
    • Cross-cut Saw vs Chainsaw
    • Chainsaw Carving: Using their reliable Husqvarna chainsaws, you will be amazed at what our lumberjacks can carve from a standing log in under two minutes!
    • Underhand Chop: A lumberjack from each team stands on top of a horizontal log and chops between his feet using a razor-sharp racing axe. Once he reaches the halfway point he turns around and chops through the back side of the log. The lumberjack whose log is cut in half first wins!
    • Hot Saw Race
    • Standing Block Chop
    • Cross-Cut Sawing Race

    The SDBA wishes to extend its thanks to the generous sponsors and supporters who made this event possible:

    • Sunshine Coast Community Foundation – We received a grant form the foundation of $4000.00.
    • Our grant application was sponsored by the District of Sechelt as the SDBA is not a charity and grants can only be awarded to charities or those organizations sponsored by charities or local governments.
    • We received a $3000.00 sponsorship from Community Forests for the event.
    • Truck Loggers Association (TLA) – We received a grant of $1500.00 from the association’s Forestry Education Fund for this event.

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    Springboard Chop

  • Wed
    01
    Jul
    2015
    1pm to 4pmSechelt Seniors Activity Centre

    This year marks the second year of the Canada Day Talent Show, held at the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre, which is kitty corner from Hackett Park.

    Stop in for a rest from the day’s activities and take in some of the fine young local talent that will be showcased from 1 till 4pm during the afternoon. The event is free to the public and no tickets are required.

    Canada Day Talent Show

  • Wed
    22
    Jul
    2015
    Sun
    23
    Aug
    2015
    Doris Crowston Gallery in the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

    Sunshine Coast Artists were given the challenge: “Get out your grey scale and start creating!” And they did. The jury met and 51 local artists were selected for this multi-disciplinary exhibition at the Doris Crowston Gallery in the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre.

    Works cover a kaleidoscope of artistic expression including: drawing, painting, photography, stone and metal sculpture, fabric work, and digital media.

  • Thu
    23
    Jul
    2015
    5:30 - 8:00 pmSeaside Centre - 5790 Teredo St., Sechlet

    Learn more about the upcoming “Shop The Neighbourhood” campaign and catch up on local news.

    Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Seaside Centre - 5790 Teredo St, Sechelt

    All business members, their employees and guests are invited to the "Around Town" Summer BBQ networking and social event. It promises to be a fun time with some added information about what’s happening in and around town.

    The event includes Dinner – BBQ Beef on a Bun with all the trimmings, Live Music featuring Matthew Lovegrove, and a No Host Bar (Beer and Wine). Also join us in a friendly game of Jeopardy.

    Tickets are $18.00 each, or 2 for $32.00, and are available at SDBA office, 203-5790 Teredo St, or call (604-885-9611).

    We would love to see you there.

  • Thu
    13
    Aug
    2015
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    16
    Aug
    2015
    Festival Pavilion at Rockwood Gardens in Sechelt

    The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Canada's longest-running literary festival will be held August 13-16, 2015.

    Writers and readers from across the country, throughout the province and just down the block gather in the beautiful Festival Pavilion that is tucked into a corner of the heritage Rockwood Gardens in Sechelt. The festival is casual and friendly.

    Never been? Don't let the words "literary festival" intimidate you. It's all about good storytelling. The festival is informal and fun and there really is something for everyone. You can find a list of the writers that will be in attendance, and other information, on the festival's website at www.writersfestival.ca. You can also follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter.

    Publicity brochures are available. Please let us know if you would like some brochures and a poster for your business. You can reach us at 604-885-9631 or by email at info@writersfestival.ca.

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  • Fri
    14
    Aug
    2015
    Sun
    16
    Aug
    2015
    Seaside Centre - 5790 Teredo St., Sechelt, BC

    Power of Paint is a three-day destination art show in the height of the summer on the Sunshine Coast. It takes place the same weekend as the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts and the Hackett Park Summer Arts & Crafts Fair creating a not-to-be-missed convergence of creativity in Sechelt on August 14-16, 2015. This captivating event will showcase new works by 11 artists: Morley Baker, Josefa Fritz Barham, Todd Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Greta Grunow Guzek, Carol LaFave, Kim LaFave, Ian MacLeod, Cindy Riach, Nadina Tandy and Marleen Vermeulen.

    Please join us for this free weekend exhibition showcasing the notable works of the 11 established artists on the Sunshine Coast.

    Power of Paint
    August 14 -16, 2015
    5790 Teredo St., Sechelt, BC

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    15
    Aug
    2015
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    16
    Aug
    2015
    Hackett Park, Sechelt

    This popular arts and craft fair returns to Hackett Park in Sechelt for another year. Sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council, and featuring handcrafted creations of art, craft, clothing, edibles, and other unique products, this family-friendly event includes live entertainment, food concessions and children’s activities.

    Hackett Park is located on Trail Avenue between Medusa and Dolphin. It's just a few minutes walk from Cowrie Street in downtown Sechelt. If you're attending the Festival of the Written Arts that weekend, it's a short walk between the two events, so you can fit in time at the craft fair during gaps in your schedule at the Writer's Fest.

    Event Hours: Saturday August 15th 10 am – 4 pm Sunday August 16th 10 am – 4 pm

    Entrance Fees: Entrance is by donation, with the funds being used towards Arts Council projects. Recommended donations are $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, and nothing for children 12 and under. However, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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    Arts and Crafts Fair

  • Mon
    21
    Sep
    2015

    Calling All Artists & Artisans
    3rd Annual Seashells by the Seashore Art Auction

    • Purchase a Seashell shape (16” x 16” plywood) for $15 or 2 for $25 (available at Artworks Gallery & Framing on Cowrie Street).
    • Decorate your Seashell, or invite an Artist or Creative Person to decorate the Seashell on your behalf.
    • Return completed Seashells to the sponsoring business or to Artworks Gallery as soon as possible so that they can be displayed during the summer. Please return the Seashells by Monday, September 21, 2015.
    • Artists’ reception will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2015.
    • Seashells will be auctioned off during the SDBA’s Octoberfest Food and Arts Festival on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
    • Proceeds from the Auction will be used to promote and market Sechelt’s Seaside Village.

    Seashells by the Seashore Auction

  • Thu
    24
    Sep
    2015
    4:00 to 6:00 pm5641 Cowrie St., Sechelt (at the "All for Pets" pet store )

    Calling All Artists & Artisans
    3rd Annual Seashells by the Seashore Art Auction

    • Purchase a Seashell shape (16” x 16” plywood) for $15 or 2 for $25 (available at Artworks Gallery & Framing on Cowrie Street).
    • Decorate your Seashell, or invite an Artist or Creative Person to decorate the Seashell on your behalf.
    • Return completed Seashells to the sponsoring business or to Artworks Gallery as soon as possible so that they can be displayed during the summer. Please return the Seashells by Monday, September 21, 2015.
    • Artists’ reception will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2015.
    • Seashells will be auctioned off during the SDBA’s Octoberfest Food and Arts Festival on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
    • Proceeds from the Auction will be used to promote and market Sechelt’s Seaside Village.

    Seashells by the Seashore Auction

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2015

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    Blank Seashells now on sale...$15.00 or 2 for $25.00

    Buy one or two and decorate to your heart’s content.

    Businesses can sponsor your favorite artists.

    All creations due by September 21st. Bring them in early and they can be displayed in local stores.

    All entries will be placed in the Seashell Auction to take place on September 26. 2015.

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    26
    Sep
    2015
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    Oct
    2015

    Starting on September 26 will be the Sechelt Village Art Walk. Enjoy a leisurely walk around Sechelt Village and enjoy local art work.

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2015
    11:00 - 6:00 pmCowrie Street between Inlet and Wharf

    Join us Downtown September 26th, 2015, for Sechelt’s Second Annual Oktoberfest, Craft Beer Festival. For the first time you can enjoy it all together as a family. Sample great local beers while walking around, sampling chili, enjoying local art and watching the kids enjoy their own activities.

    Featuring:

    • Craft Beer Festival
    • Chili cook-off contest – Vote for your favorite
    • Apple sauce making demonstration and work party
    • Live Music
    • Pumpkin coloring
    • Ponies and petting zoo
    • Pies, jams and jellies contest
    • Great Food
    • Local Shopping
    • Sechelt Seashells Art Auction

    Kick off of Sechelt’s Art walk: September 26th – October 25th, 2015

  • Wed
    25
    Nov
    2015
    Cowrie and Wharf Street

    bigstock-Christmas-tree-vector-eps--25744466The Sechelt Downtown Business Association is again organizing lit Christmas Trees in downtown Sechelt, and is inviting families, businesses, groups of friends, and organizations to decorate trees at several locations in the downtown area.

    All lights must be LED, with a preference for white lights. Other suggestions for decorations include tinsel and tasteful Christmas decorations. All lights and decorations should be tied or zap-strapped onto the tree to prevent the wind from blowing anything off.

    There is a $35.00 registration fee for each tree. Registration fees may be dropped off at the SDBA office, at the Salvation Army Thrift Store or at Artworks Gallery & Framing. Register early for the best selection.

    The trees will be provided by the SDBA, and will be available to decorate by Wednesday, November 25, 2015. The trees need to be decorated as soon as possible thereafter – we would like to have all trees decorated by Saturday, November 28, if possible, in time for the Light the Lights, Parade of Lights, Santa photos, and Christmas Caroling events being held that evening.

    Please complete the Registration Form on this page. A copy of your form will be emailed to the address supplied. Please include your reference number or a copy of your registration form with your payment.

  • Sat
    28
    Nov
    2015

    Coming up in November...

    Shop the Neighbourhood

    November 28, 2015

    When you shop locally, you are supporting a strong community. Local purchases have lasting environmental, social and economic impacts on the neighbourhoods where we live, work and play.

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    Did you know that small businesses represent 2/3 of all the jobs generated in Canada private sector, and drive nearly 30% of Canada's GDP? And those businesses reinvest in the community, through their purchases and their support of non-profit activities.

    Your dollars have a greater impact when you spend them locally. Please join the Shop the Neighbourhood initiative on November 28th and plan to spend your day - and your dollars - in your town. The businesses of downtown Sechelt look forward to sharing special promotions with you on November 28th. Take the pledge here to Shop the Neighbourhood.

    That's also the day we'll be lighting up Sechelt for Christmas and holding a holiday parade. So come on down and enjoy a day of shopping, dinner out, and holiday entertainment. See you November 28th!

  • Sat
    28
    Nov
    2015

    Kick Off the Holiday Season in Sechelt on November 28th!

    Dress up warm and join us to celebrate the season! There may be a chill in the air but the magic of Christmas will be felt all around as we Light up Downtown Sechelt.

    Grab the little ones and head down to our "make and take" craft table at Trail Bay Centre Mall from 2 to 4pm.

    parade-of-lights-edited-smStay warm as you shop until 5pm, then head up to the Rockwood for the Light the Lights ceremony and lighting of the Rockwood Garden Christmas lights. There will live Christmas music and free hot chocolate to keep you toasty. 

    At 5:30, we will join together with our tea lights in a candle-lit parade down to Cowrie St for the Parade of Lights. There will be great views all along Cowrie. Be sure to stop by our tent outside of the Salvation Army Thrift Shop to vote in our People's Choice category for your favourite float.

    santa-and-elves-croppedGrab something to eat or a warm drink; both Carrot and Bean and Basted Baker will be open, offering great menu selections to ward off the cold. (Musicians Heather and Shaun will entertain at the Basted Baker.) Then stay for a visit and photo with Santa (warm attire is recommended), and we will keep the free hot chocolate flowing. Hot dogs are available for purchase at the Old Church square.

    Finally, celebrate the Canada-Wide Shop the Neighbourhood event with us by strolling around in the evening air under the lights and visiting local merchants who are open late. 

    There will be live music and performances throughout the day. Here's the schedule.

    1:00    Jim Taylor – Old Church 5699 Cowrie

    2:00    Jim Taylor    Strait Music, 5647 Cowrie

    2:30    Choralations Children’s Choir – Trail Bay Mall

    3:00    Jim Taylor    Artworks, 5685 Cowrie

    3:00    Christmas Singers    Trail Bay Mall

    4:00    Coast String Fiddlers    Pharmasave, 5663 Cowrie

    4:00    Jim Taylor            Rainbrow Room, 5710 Teredo

    5:00    Light the Lights    Rockwood, 5511 Shorncliffe

    6:00    Jim Taylor        Old Church 5699 Cowrie

    Also Gerado (Magician)    Old Church 5699 Cowrie

    Arbutus Sounds will carol throughout Cowrie from 6:00-7:00 along with Lynn and Reg Dickson.

    And the Salvation Army Thrift Store will host two performances:

    1:00    Ukuladies

    2:00    Gerardo (magician show)

    The SDBA and its members extend a heartfelt thanks the District of Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast Credit Union for sponsoring this Christmas is Coming to Sechelt event.

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