Upcoming SDBA Events

  • Thu
    6:00 pmSDBA Office

    SDBA Business Members!

    Last year's “Spring into Downtown Sechelt” Open Air Business Fair was so successful we're doing it again. Help us make this event even more successful than last year's by participating in the planning process.

    Our first planning meeting is January 21st, at the SDBA office (upstairs from the Subway restaurant in Trail Bay Mall). Join us at 6pm to share your ideas. Hope to see you there!

  • Wed
    6:00 pmDriftwood Inn

    A Sechelt Downtown Business Association
    Networking & Merchant Social

    "Sechelt 2016"

    Join us for a visit with your neighbours and to hear about our plans for the upcoming year.

    We are also pleased to have Mayor Milne join us to talk about what’s happening with the District of Sechelt in 2016.

    Wednesday, Jan 27th, 6:00 -8:00 pm
    at Pebbles in the Driftwood Inn
    5454 Trail Ave, Sechelt

    Tickets $5.00 at the door
    Finger Food, Cash Bar, Door Prizes

    RSVP (604-885-9611) or at sdba@dccnet.com

    We would love to see you there!

  • Thu
    6:00 pmSDBA Office

    The downtown Sechelt Canada Day events are always popular. And we can always use volunteers with ideas and energy.

    If you'd like to be involved in planning this year's event, join us at the SDBA office (upstairs from Subway restaurant in Trail Bay Mall) at 6pm on January 28th.

    Everyone welcome to this meeting; you don't have to be an SDBA member.


  • Thu
    5:30 pmSeaside Centre
    Sechelt Downtown Business Association
    AGM & Dinner
    Thursday, February 25, 2016
    5:30-8:00 pm - Seaside Centre

    Tickets are still available for next Thursday's Annual General Meeting! Join your fellow business owners at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt for an evening of business, inspiration and socializing.

    Councillor Mike Shanks will present "Perspectives from 1986: Where we Were as a Village and Where we are Today".

    We are pleased to announce our second guest speaker, Ted Topping, who will present "After 30 Years, Service is Still Selling".

    ted-topping Ted Topping is president of Creative Insights Inc., a customer-experience consulting firm based in Vancouver.

    As a speaker, author, consultant and program creator, he helps consumer-facing organizations in sectors such as retail, hospitality and tourism perfect the customer experience they offer. Ted is facilitator of Perfecting the Customer Experience, a unique benchmarking program at the Disneyland® Resort that demonstrates the service standard to which every consumer-facing business should aspire. He is also the co-author of Start and Run a Retail Business (available through Small Business BC). Ted's clients include global and national retail brands and manufacturers, national and state-wide trade associations, government agencies and ministries, and small and mid-size retail, hospitality and service companies, dealers and distributors.

    Dinner will be catered by the Driftwood Inn. There will be a silent auction and live music with Ken Dalgleish.

    Dinner tickets are $20 each if prepaid or $25 each if held at the door. To order a ticket, call the SDBA at 604-885-9611 or order online here.

    Members may attend the AGM only at 6:00 p.m. (no dinner, no guest speaker) without cost. Please register through the SDBA Office at 604-885-9611.

    Thank you to our sponsors!

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  • Thu
    before 3:00 pmSDBA Office

    Take Part in our "Spring into Downtown Sechelt" Colouring Contest!

    On Saturday April 30th, Downtown Sechelt will host the "Spring into Downtown Sechelt" Open Air Business Fair.

    Among the many activities of the day, there will be a display in Trail Bay Centre Mall of pages coloured in by local youngsters.

    Children from age 5 to 12 are invited to submit a coloured page for this display. You'll find the colouring page in the March 25th edition of the Coast Reporter.

    Cut out the page, colour it and submit it to the Sechelt Downtown Business Association, letting us know which age category the artist is in.

    The address to submit the page to is:
    #203 - 5760 Teredo Street
    P0 Box 442
    Sechelt, BC
    V0N 3A0

    Entries must be received by 3pm Thursday April 21st, 2016, at the SDBA Office.

    The pages will be on display between April 25th and 30th in Trail Bay Centre Mall.

    Prizes will be the same in both 5-7 and 8-12 age categories:

    • First Place A $30.00 Shop Sechelt Gift Certificate
    • Second Place One Subway foot-long sub and a fountain pop
    • Third Place A slice of pizza and a beverage from Sergio's Pizza
  • Sat
    Downtown Sechelt

    Join us for the "Spring into Downtown Sechelt” Open Air Business Fair on Saturday April 30th!


    Look at what we've got planned for the day:

    • Street food vendors
    • Live roving music
    • Children’s activities
    • Sidewalk sales
    • Business information booths
    • Youth Art Mural – being done on wall in Pharmasave Parking lot
    • Youth Chalk Art at “The Dock” building on Cowrie St
    • Coasters Car Club display
    • Wellness Fair at Trail Bay Centre Mall

    The fun starts at 11am and continues till 3pm. You'll find it outside on Cowrie Street between Trail and Wharf avenues.


  • Wed
    6:00 pmPebbles in the Driftwood Inn

    This event is for business owners in the Sechelt Downtown Business Association.

    Join us for our quarterly "Around Town" event at Pebbles Restaurant in the Driftwood Inn.  Our guest speaker is the Open Door Group. They will be talking about the business services that they offer.

  • Fri
    All DayHackett Park, Cowrie St, Waterfront, Seniors Centre

    Happy Canada Day CakeAs usual, the SDBA will be hosting activities all day on Canada Day. We'll have more details as the day gets closer, but here's what we know so far.

    • Parade
    • Opening Ceremonies
    • Hackett Park: craft and food vendors, live music, children’s games, music  and activities
    • Cowrie Street: craft beer festival (family friendly), lots of entertainment for all ages, live music, big screen TV, Food vendors, from  12 - 7 pm
    • Waterfront at 8pm: evening activities, more details to come… fireworks show at 10pm
    • Senior’s Centre: Sechelt’s Got Talent show form 1 - 4 pm

    Plan to spend the day here with family and friends! See the Home page for detailed Times and Events.

    Shishalh First Nations

    Canada Day Talent Show

    Hackett Park Canada Day

  • Wed
    5:30 pmSeaside Centre

    This event is open to business owners in the Sechelt Downtown Business association, and their guests.

    Join us for our annual SDBA summer barbecue at the Seaside Centre! This year's theme will be... Hawaiian! There will be a prize for the best Hawaiian costume and door prizes.

    Food will include shiskabobs, salads, a cheese tray and a great sweet tray. There will be a no host bar and music by Matthew Lovegrove.

    This is a chance to network with your fellow business owners. We'll also play a great game of “Jeopardy”; come one come all and make up a team and win some special prizes.

    Tickets are $15.00 each. You can also reserve a table for you and your staff.

    Please call 885-9611 to RSVP by July 16th.

  • Fri
    Sechelt to Halfmoon Bay

    The week before the Festival of the Written Arts is the Festival of the Rolling Arts!

    Friday Evening

    It starts out Friday evening at 6:15 pm, with a 30 km Rod Run cruise. Over 450 classic cars wind their way past three to four thousand spectators who line the highway from Sechelt to the Halfmoon Bay Fire Hall.

    Come out and cheer on this parade of vintage vehicles. Find a safe spot along the roadway and settle in with a lawn chair and some friends. Some spectators make signs, dress in costumes, or place couches in their driveways.  If you live along the route, it's a great evening to host a barbecues or house party.



    Saturday features the Show ´n Shine on Cowrie Street in downtown Sechelt. The street is closed off and you can stroll along and view the vehicles up close from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Stop for a coffee, dessert, or lunch at one of the many eateries in Sechelt. Don't forget to vote for your favourite classic car to win the People´s Choice award!



    Drag Racing takes place at the Sechelt Airport, located at the top of Field Road in Wilson Creek. This event is hosted by the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association on a 1/8 mile track.  

    There is also a Rod Run and Show ´n Shine in Pender Harbour if you missed Friday or Saturday in Sechelt.

  • Wed
    7:00 - 9:00 pmDoris Crowston Gallery at Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

    Treat yourself to an evening out with socializing, nibblies and stunning art crafted out of wood by various artists and artisans.

    You're invited to the opening of "Works in Wood" in the Doris Crowston Gallery of the Sunshine Coast Art Centre!

    The centre is conveniently located across Trail Avenue from Hackett Park (next door to the Seniors Activity Centre) and there is no cost to attend.

    If you can't make the opening, the show will be up until September 11th.


  • Thu

    Celebrate the Written and Visual Arts in Sechelt!

    August 11th to 14th, 2016

    This August weekend, Sechelt hosts three exciting events:

    • The Festival of the Written Arts
    • The Hackett Park Summer Arts Fair
    • The Power of Paint Show

    If you've been considering visiting the Sunshine Coast from the mainland this summer, or travelling to Sechelt from elsewhere on the Coast, this is the perfect weekend to make the trip!

    written-arts-2014There are tickets still available for Writers' Festival events on Thursday, 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.

    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.


    Finally, 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.hackett-park-craft-fair

    Trail Bay is also just a block away, offering a seaside trail with benches, a public pier, two swimming floats and a pebble beach for swimming.

    Come and celebrate summer and the arts in Sechelt!

  • Thu
    6:00 pmDriftwood Inn - Salish Room

    Special Guest : Constable Cameron – who will talk on business security and update the role of the RCMP in Sechelt

    Come and by and meet your business neighbours, have some light refreshment and meet our new Administrator/Ambassador.

  • Mon
    Downtown Sechelt


    Join the businesses of Sechelt Seaside Village as we present local art works in businesses downtown. Please print off a copy of the map for you to use as you explore the local art that Sechelt has to offer.  Additional art installations can be found on the District of Sechelt website.

  • Sat
    11:00 am - 7:00 pmDowntown Sechelt: Cowrie St from Trail to Wharf Avenue

    OktoberfestFor the third year, the businesses of downtown Sechelt will be hosting the popular Oktoberfest event on the last Saturday of September on Cowrie St.

    There will be a family-friendly craft beer festival, great German fare, music and children’s activities throughout the day. Plan to join us to help celebrate the harvest season!

    For more information please call the SDBA office 604-885-9611. We'll also be posting more information here, as we have it available.


  • Thu
    6:15 pmSeaside Centre, Sechelt

    Service and Customer Experience: Inspired by Disney

    Guest Speaker: Ted Topping, Creative Insights Inc., Vancouver

    This high-energy interactive presentation by Ted Topping will let even small businesses benchmark and learn from Disney, the international brand that has successfully delivered the world’s most enduring and successful theme park experiences for six decades. But don’t let the fun fool you. These are serious business lessons based directly on the real-life service and customer experience that is delivered every day at Disneyland.


    Ted Topping knows Disney as co-facilitator of Perfecting the Customer Experience, a unique, two-day benchmarking program held in Anaheim, CA. In that program, Ted helps participants learn first hand that quality (attention to details) and service (exceeding guest expectations) need to be built into, and not separate from, whatever product or service they are selling.

    In this motivating session, Ted will demonstrate the service standard to which
    every consumer-facing business on the Sunshine Coast should aspire, including:

    • Solid ideas for perfecting the customer experience and creating loyal customers.
    • Proven examples from a business that welcomes more than 27 million guests each year and has developed world-class systems and techniques to do it.
    • Practical suggestions for transferring what you learn directly to your business.

    The super-effective tactics used by Disney can be implemented in any kind of retail, tourism, hospitality,
    financial, home-based or other similar businesses. And this fun, interactive presentation will help you do it.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 • Seaside Centre, Sechelt • 6:15 to 8:45 pm

    Online registration form (payment by PayPal, cheque or cash)

    For more information, email: sdba@dccnet.com

    • Light dinner begins at 6:15
    • Presentation begins at 7:00
    • Shuttle bus runs from Gibsons
    • Bus info: Gibsons Chamber at (604) 886-2325
    • $45 for members of presenting organizations $55 for non-members of presenting organizations

    Advance registration is highly recommended. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.

    Presented By:

    • Sechelt Downtown Business Association
    • Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce
    • Sechelt and District Chamber of Commerce

    Sponsored By:

    • GOLD SPONSOR: City Transfer
    • SILVER SPONSOR: Harbour Air Seaplanes
    • BRONZE SPONSORS: Sergios Pizza, Butcher Dave's Meat Market

    view PDF of this event

  • Sun

    You’re invited to participate in the 4th annual Turn Down the Heat challenge with Business Improvement Areas across BC.

    During the challenge, participating member businesses will turn down their thermostat for one week at work and staff are encouraged to wear a sweater. We will provide a button and informational material for all participating businesses. 

    We will also be collecting sweaters, coats, gloves, hats and any other warm items to be distributed to those who need it right here on the Sunshine Coast by the Salvation Army. 

    We have four great businesses serving at drop off depots from October 23-29


    The Salvation Army Thrift Store – 5698 Cowrie St

    Trail Bay Centre – 5755 Cowrie St

    Outhere Body Piercing Studio – Unit C 5549 Wharf Ave

    Scotiabank – 5710 Teredo St



    Here’s a printable guide to all that’s involved.

  • Tue
    Downtown Sechelt

    During the Christmas Shopping period, participate in the SHOP SECHELT shopping promotion in Sechelt and you could win a $50.00 Gift Certificate for any of our participating businesses!


    • Shop at participating stores in Downtown Sechelt until the end of December.
    • Ask the store clerk for an entry form.
    • Draws for $50.00 Gift Certificates will be done in early January from all entries received.

    Thank you!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the SDBA Administrator/Ambassador, Matt McLean, at 604-885-9611.



    Participating Businesses:

    All For Pets
    Angelos Greek Grill
    Ann Lynn Flowers
    BC Services
    Blue Magnolia
    Bravo Floors
    Butcher Dave's Meat Market
    Cactus Flower
    Cheeky Monkey
    Coast Chiropractic
    Coast Copy
    Coast Group Accountants
    Coastal Art
    Code Pumbing
    Connect Hearing
    Connected Electronics
    Custom Flooring Centre
    East 4th Vintage
    Fibre Expressions
    Flying Saucer
    Fresh From the Coast
    Gallino Market
    Georgian Trading Co
    Gibsons Building Supply
    Good Stuff Health Food
    Home Hardware
    Inch by Inch
    JB Computers
    Les Fleurs De Fi Flowers
    Lighthouse Liquor Store
    Midcoast Osteopathy
    Nitestar Galleries
    Off the Edge
    One O one
    Outthere Body Piercing
    Pauls Painting Place
    People's Pharmacy
    Pretty Natty Duds
    Rainbow Room
    Royal Lepage
    Salvation Army Thriftstore
    Seashell Restaurant
    Sechelt Fish Market
    Sechelt Signs
    Sew Easy
    Six Gill Custom Tattoo
    Sol Marie
    Source For Sports
    Straight Music
    Suncoast Trophies and Gifts
    Sunstone Beads
    Sweet Shopppe
    Trail Bay Café
    Ty's Fine Food
    Upstiars Downstairs
    Wee Medical
    Westcoast Logos
  • Fri
    10:30 amSechelt Cenotaph

    Join the Sechelt Legion as we commemorate those who have served out country. Ceremony starts at 11 am, so please arrive by 10:30.

  • Sat
    2:30 pmDowntown Sechelt

    Let's light up Sechelt's Seaside Village with our enthusiasm and Holiday Spirit. Come kick off the holiday shopping season. with the SDBA and the whole community. 


    Saturday November 26, 2016

    2:30-4:30 pm
    Free "Make and Take" crafts table for children at Trail Bay Cafe

    5:00 pm
    Christmas caroling & Light the Lights at Rockwood Centre

    5:45 pm
    Parade of Lights Starts
    Parade Route: Dolphin, Ocean, Cowrie, Inlet, Mermaid with second pass stopping on Cowrie for judging

    6:15 pm
    Pictures with Santa on Cowrie St. 

    All Day
    Shop the Neighbourhood and Christmas Carolors across Downtown Sechelt. 

    Christmas trees will again decorate all corners of Downtown Sechelt. They are available to be reserved by individuals, community groups, or businesses for $35 each. Trees can reserved by filling out he Tree Registration form and submitting to the SDBA with payment. 

    We are also asking businesses to "Show us Your Sparkle" by decorating your front window with lights and other decorations to make Sechelt a magical shopping experience. 


  • Sat
    5:45 pmCowrie St

    The parade of lights begins at Capilano University. Businesses and organizations from across the Sunshine Coast will decorate their vehicles with lights to bring in the Christmas Season and welcome Santa to Sechelt. 


    The parade begins at 5:45 on Inlet Rd, where it will then go up Dolphin, down Ocean to Cowrie, then turn on Inlet to Mermaid and then Trail to stop on Cowrie for everyone to enjoy one more time. 


    Contact sdba@dccnet.com if your business is interested in joining the parade. parade-route-ad-newspaper-print-ready