Upcoming SDBA Events

  • Mon
    6:00 pmSDBA Office 203-5760 Teredo St

    The Sechelt Downtown Business Association presents the Spring into Downtown Sechelt Business Fair on April 22 2017. This event is an opportunity for businesses from across the Sunshine Coast to showcase their products and services. Tents will be set up Cowrie St, and it will be a great day of exploration of all the great businesses that we have to offer here on the Sunshine Coast. 

    2017 will see the launch of Taste of Sechelt. This will be a on opportunity to taste many of the great restaurants in Downtown Sechelt for a reasonable rate. 

    We are inviting business owners and community members to sit on the April Business Fair 2017 Planning Committee. We normally have between five 1-2 hour evening meetings in the 4 months prior to the event. Days and times are determined by the committee.

    Our first meeting will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the SDBA office, 203-5760 Teredo Street, Sechelt (entrance adjacent to Subway).

    Please advise us if you are interested in joining the committee.
    We look forward to your participation and involvement in this great community event.

    Board of Directors
    Sechelt Downtown Business Association

  • Thu
    6:00 pmSechelt Fire Hall

    Come learn about how to make your business fire safe, meet other business people in Downtown Sechelt, and get tour of the fire hall. 

    A light dinner will be provided. 

  • Mon
    6:00 pmSDBA Office 203-5760 Teredo St

    The Sechelt Downtown Business Association is once again coordinating Canada Day in Sechelt and we are beginning to plan for Canada Day 2017. We wish Canada Day to encompass the ideals and expectations of the whole community, and in order to accomplish this we need the cooperation and support from the wider community. We need as many ideas as possible and bodies to help! It can’t be done without people like you.

    2017 will include many of the great events that have happened in past as well as some new and exciting additions.

    • This year marks the 150th anniversary of confederation. The celebrations will be big!
    • The Sechelt Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting the Fire Games on Canada Day Weekend. 
    • The Sechelt Farmer's Market will be joining the celebrations this year. 

    We are inviting community service organizations to send one or two representatives to sit on the Canada Day 2017 Committee. We normally have between six and eight 1-2 hour evening meetings in the six months prior to Canada Day. Days and times are determined by the committee. Our first meeting will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the SDBA office, 203-5760 Teredo Street, Sechelt (entrance adjacent to Subway).
    Please advise us if you are interested in joining the committee.
    We look forward to your participation and involvement in this great community event.

    Board of Directors
    Sechelt Downtown Business Association

  • Thu
    5:30 pmSeaside Centre

    Seaside Centre
    February 23
    5:30-8:00 pm

    All SDBA Members are invited to attend the Sechelt Downtown Business Association Annual General Meeting on February 23rd at 5:30 at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt.

    The business portion of the AGM will begin at 6:00 and all members are welcome to attend this portion for no cost. Here will will vote on new bylaws and elect the Board of Directors.

    The business meeting will be followed by a dinner provided by the the Driftwood Inn, music by Matt Diamond, and a talk by Lowry Olafson.

    Lowry Olafson will present "Re-igniting purpose and possibility in your work and life" A musical keynote that weaves songs and stories to re-inspire the way you work and live.

    Cost is $25 for one person, $45 for two if paid in advance. Tickets will be available at the door for $30. 

    Register Online Here: 



  • Thu
    6:00 pmCommunity Resource Room - Sechelt Municipal Hall

    The SDBA will be holding an information session on the levy changes March 23 at 6:00 pm at the Community Resource Room at Sechelt Municipal Hall

    We will have Peter Vaisbord, the City of Vancouver BIA Coordinator, as a guest for the evening, and together we will be available to answer questions you may have on the changes, as well as the work the SDBA and BIA’s in general do to improve our community.

  • Sat
    11:00 amDowntown Sechelt

    Have you been itching to try that new restaurant or give a chance to something you wouldn't normally try? This is your chance!

    The Taste of Sechelt Restaurant Tour offers $5 taster items at many of Sechelt's best restaurants. Come and visit a couple places to get a taste of what Sechelt has to offer. Food items will range from appetizers, to mains, to deserts, all $5. Visit 3-5 restaurants and you have a full Sechelt meal. 

    The Taste of Sechelt Business Fair is the old "Spring into Downtown" Business Fair. All Sechelt area businesses are welcome to come set up a booth and show locals what you have to offer before the busy summer season. Sechelt has many great businesses and this is your chance to explore them.

    The Taste of Sechelt Bingo Game is your chance to win free food. Each participant will be provided with a bingo card with businesses listed on each spot. Fill spot by visiting a Downtown Sechelt business and if you get a line, you get a $5 food voucher for the Taste of Sechelt Restaurant Tour. Kids always love this!

    We have a full day of activities, fun, food, and shopping. We hope you can join us and get a Taste of Sechelt. 

    Saturday April 22

    11am - 4 pm

    Cowrie St 

    Register for a booth at the event here


  • Sat
    Downtown Sechelt

    The Sechelt Downtown Business Association has a full day of events to Celebrate Canada 150.

    The Canada Day Parade begins at 10:30 am with a flyover by the Royal Canadian Air Force.

     Schedule of Events:

    1. Trail Bay Mall and Area

    • Children's Bike Decorating for Entry into the parade - Anyone welcome! 9-10 am
    • Sechelt Farmers Market 9-2:30
    • Please note: The Lions Pancake Breakfast has been moved to Inlet and Cowrie by Pharmasave

    2. The Dock Plaza on Cowrie

    • Opening Ceremony – After the Parade
    • Sechelt Fish Market Salmon BBQ and Ty's Fine Foods 12-5pm
    • Bingo with Shop Sechelt Gift Certificates to be won 1-4pm
    • Persephone and Gibsons Tapworks Beer Garden 12-5pm
    • Hula Hoop Performances 1-4pm
    • Face Painting 1-3:30pm
    • Hula Dancers 1:30 & 2:30
    • Tiger Dance – At the end of the parade
    • Taoist Tai Chi Demonstration 1pm
    • Music
      • Ukeladies 1:45
      • Arbutus Sounds 2:15
      • Pseudo Soul 2:45

    5. Sechelt Seniors Centre

      • Sechelt's Got Talent 1-4pm

    4. Cowrie at Inlet

        • Lions Pancake Breakfast 8-11am
        • Lions Burgers and Hotdogs 11am-5pm
        • Townsite and Bricker’s Cider Beer Garden 12-5pm
        • Sechelt Summer Music Series
          • David Jones 1 pm
          • Charlotte Wrinch 1:30pm
          • Steve and Luci 2pm
          • Ken Dunn & Anna Green 2:30pm
        • Main Stage Music
          • Canada 150 With Keven Corften and Graham Walker 3pm
          • Joe Stanton and Simon Paradis 4pm
          • Talent Show Winner 4:50pm

    5. Upper Hackett Park

        • Sechelt Firefighters Games 12:30-4:30pm
        • Fire Department Beer Garden 12:30-4:30pm
        • Coasters Car Club on display 12-4pm
        • Craft and More market 12-5pm
        • Cheeky Monkey Kettle Corn, Caspier Catering, Rotary Burgers, Sushma’s Samosas, Angelos Pizza 12-5pm

    6. Lower Hackett Park - Free Children's Activities 12-5pm

        • Clowns, face painting, children’s crafts, activities, and games
        • Lifecycle Children’s Bicycle Safety Training
        • Zorbing, Bouncy Castle, Climbing Wall
        • Party Ponies Petting Zoo
        • Paint the Canadian Flag, Fish Pond Game
        • Buddies at the Bay Hotdogs, Wandering Wonders Ice Cream, OnoSechelt Shaved Ice, Scouts Cotton Candy
        • Children’s Music, Magic, and Entertainment Stage

    Unfortunately, there will be no fireworks this year.



    Registration is still open for the parade, and the Hackett Park craft fair.

    If you are a SDBA member, let us know if you will be having a sidewalk sale. 

    We also need a lot of volunteers to make this great community event happen. Please consider signing up to be a volunteer. 




  • Sat
    10:00 amCowrie St

    See http://coasterscarclub.com/sleepy-hollow/ for more details.

  • Mon
    Downtown Sechelt

    Browse art in over 40 businesses in Downtown Sechelt. 









    Print the 2017 Artwalk Map 

    1 Sechelt Municipal Hall Outdoor Sculpture Garden
    2 Sechelt Visitor Centre Ed Hill
    3 Seaside Centre Sechelt Arts Festival Oct 5-22

    4 Trail Bay Cafe Mary Dolman
    5 Sweet Shoppe Sheila Weaver
    6 Cactus Flower TBD
    7 Sew Easy Various Fibre Artists
    8 Sol Mare Salon Spa Julia Neale
    9 Coastal Art Gallery 20 Various Co-op Artists
    10 Great Canadian Dollar Store Isobel Gibson

    11 Talewind Books Penny Fisher
    12 Fresh from the Coast Brett Varney, Anita Lindbloom, Gigi Hoellier,
    Denise Dupre
    13 Ty’s Fine Foods & Bistro Gigi Hoeller, Motoko
    14 Trail Bay Source for Sports Brian Romer

    15 Moorestock (formerly Lucy’s) Donna Swain
    16 Sunstone Gems & Jewellery TBD
    17 Artworks Gallery & Framing Cindy Buis, Donna Swain, Melissa Tulloch,
    Coleen Friesen, Brian Romer, Doug Jinkerson
    18 Ann-Lynn Flowers Ruth Rodgers
    19 Coastal Crust Kevin Funk, Steven Murphy, Aspen Wing, A.
    20 Basted Baker Dean Schutz (Back Patio)
    21 Travel Masters Colin Horabin
    22 Plethora Fine Foods Bill & Wanda Keay
    23 The Village Restaurant Doug Jinkerson
    24 Pharmasave (Back Parking Lot) Spencer Giesbrecht (Work in Progress)
    25 Fibre Expressions Various Fibre Artists
    26 Strait Music Melody Ayres
    27 All For Pets (Empty Storefront) Nicola Blakey

    WHARF AVE / HWY 101
    28 Friendship Park Mural Dean Shutz
    29 The Bakery Gigi Hoeller, Steve Stevens, Dean Schulz
    30 Palmeros Diana Starbuck
    31 Twisted Darla Van Horne
    32 Lav Tech Computers Lori Morris

    33 BMO Fishing Mural Gordon Halloran
    34 East 4th Vintage Wanda & Bill Keay
    35 Blue Magnolia Christy Sverre
    36 H&R Block Sybil Seel, Sharon Kartz
    37 ReDecor Diane Nicholson, James Bennett, Tegan Ceshi
    38 Reflections Bed & Bath Pam Thomson
    39 One-O-One Office Supplies Colin Horabin & ‘Nutcrackers’
    40 Nitestar Galleries Clayton Law
    41 Sechelt Fish Market Leanne Hodges
    42 Sergios Undocked Pauline Hurley
    43 Outside the Dock Greta Guzek & Ed Hill
    44 Salvation Army Thrift Store Cornelia VanBerkel

  • Sat
    12:00 pmCowrie St


    Come celebrate with our community and your whole family as we wind down summer. The Sechelt Oktoberfest Craft Beer Festival and Artwalk will be a chance to enjoy good bands, local beer and cider, and great Downtown Sechelt Food. 

    Saturday September 30 
    12 noon to 6pm
    Cowrie Street from Trail to Wharf
    Downtown Sechelt

    Participating Craft Breweries:

    • Peresephone Brewing
    • Gibsons Tapworks
    • Brickers Cider
    • Strathcona Brewery
    • Parkside Brewery

    New this year, two sizes for servings. Try it with a 5oz taster or enjoy it with a full pint,

    Music Lineup:

    • The Billy Hillpicker Band
    • The Cornpones
    • Zonolite
    • ADD

    Local businesses will holding side walk sales, we will have a bouncy castle and party ponies, and the Halfmoon Bay Apple Festival will be doing a display. Try one of our great local restaurants or cafes, and enjoy the day in Downtown Sechelt.

  • Wed
    6:00 amLions Hall 5810 Medusa Street

    Join the SDBA board and our consultant and hear about our member survey results and provide input into our three year strategic plan. 

  • Sat
    Trail Bay Centre


    The Sechelt Downtown Business Association, in collaboration with FortisBC, are providing warmth to communities across the province this November. Turn Down the Heat Week runs from November 4 – 10, 2017 and encourages residents and businesses alike to reduce their energy consumption by turning down the heat, donning a comfy sweater and providing for those in need. 

    This year close to 20 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) from across Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan are dialing down their thermostats to bring awareness to this important issue. Residents in participating areas are invited to show their support by bundling up in their cosiest sweaters and donating warm clothing for local charities at participating BIAs.

    List of Warm Clothing Donation Sites:

    • Trail Bay Centre
  • Sat
    5:00 pmDowntown Sechelt

    The Sechelt Festival of Lights will take place on Saturday December 2 2017. 

    Join us for a community celebration and caroling as we light up Rockwood Centre at 5:00 pm, and then head down to Cowrie Street at 5:45 for the Festival of Lights Parade. 

    Before we turn on the lights, children can come by Trial Bay Centre to make and take crafts from 2:30 to 4:30. After the parade there will be food, a fire juggler, and of course SANTA. 

    Registration is open for any business, group, family, or anyone to join the parade or to get a tree in Downtown Sechelt. 

    Register Here