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

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    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

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    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

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    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
    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:

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    • 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".

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    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

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    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.

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  • 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.

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    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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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
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    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.

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  • 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.

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    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.

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

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    “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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Sat
    29
    Nov
    2014
    2pm OnwardsDowntown Sechelt

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    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!

     

  • Sun
    01
    Feb
    2015
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    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
    Sun
    22
    Feb
    2015
    Multiple TimesMultiple Locations

    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
    Sun
    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.

    Festival of the Written Arts

  • 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

  • Sat
    15
    Aug
    2015
    Sun
    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.

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2015
    Fri
    30
    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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  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2016
    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
    27
    Jan
    2016
    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
    28
    Jan
    2016
    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.

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  • Thu
    25
    Feb
    2016
    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
    21
    Apr
    2016
    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
    30
    Apr
    2016
    Downtown Sechelt

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

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    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.

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  • Wed
    11
    May
    2016
    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
    01
    Jul
    2016
    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.

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  • Wed
    20
    Jul
    2016
    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
    05
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    07
    Aug
    2016
    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.

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    Saturday

    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!

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    Sunday

    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
    10
    Aug
    2016
    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.

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  • Thu
    11
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    14
    Aug
    2016
    Sechelt

    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
    15
    Sep
    2016
    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
    19
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    23
    Oct
    2016
    Downtown Sechelt

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    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
    24
    Sep
    2016
    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.

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  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    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.

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    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
    23
    Oct
    2016
    Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016

    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

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    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

     

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

  • Tue
    01
    Nov
    2016
    Sat
    31
    Dec
    2016
    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!

    HOW IT WORKS

    • 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.

     

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    Participating Businesses:

    All For Pets
    Angelos Greek Grill
    Ann Lynn Flowers
    Artworks
    AZUR
    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
    Kiss
    Les Fleurs De Fi Flowers
    Lighthouse Liquor Store
    Maribells
    Midcoast Osteopathy
    Morestock
    Nitestar Galleries
    Off the Edge
    One O one
    Oracle
    Outthere Body Piercing
    Pauls Painting Place
    People's Pharmacy
    Pharmasave
    Pretty Natty Duds
    Rainbow Room
    Redecor
    Reflections
    Royal Lepage
    Salvation Army Thriftstore
    Scotiabank
    Sears
    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
    Talewinds
    Telus
    Trail Bay Café
    Twisted
    Ty's Fine Food
    Upstiars Downstairs
    Vortex
    Wee Medical
    Weeds
    Westcoast Logos
  • Fri
    11
    Nov
    2016
    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
    26
    Nov
    2016
    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. 

    Schedule

    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. 

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  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2016
    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

  • Mon
    16
    Jan
    2017
    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
    19
    Jan
    2017
    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
    23
    Jan
    2017
    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
    23
    Feb
    2017
    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
    23
    Mar
    2017
    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
    22
    Apr
    2017
    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
    01
    Jul
    2017
    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
    12
    Aug
    2017
    10:00 amCowrie St

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

  • Mon
    25
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    22
    Oct
    2017
    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

    TRAIL BAY CENTRE (INDOORS)
    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

    TRAIL AVE
    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

    COWRIE ST (SOUTH SIDE)
    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.
    Grosutti
    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

    COWRIE ST (NORTH SIDE)
    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
    Smith
    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
    30
    Sep
    2017
    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
    11
    Oct
    2017
    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
    04
    Nov
    2017
    Sun
    12
    Nov
    2017
    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
    02
    Dec
    2017
    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

     

  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018
    6:00 pmPebbles Restaurant

    The Sechelt Downtown Business Association is hosting its 22nd annual general meeting on Feb 22. Dinner will be provided.

    Our guest speaker will be Charles Gauthier.

    Charles is the CEO of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Area. He has his Masters of Planning, and has been named as one of Vancouver's Top 40 Under 40. He will be speaking about the DVBIA's Re-Imagine Vancouver Project. Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver is the only initiative that enables individuals to collaborate in creating a compelling vision of what the downtown Vancouver experience could become over the next 25 years.

    Tickets are $35 each, two for $60 or get a table for 8 people for $199. Tickets include buffet dinner, our guest speaker, and musical entertainment.

    There is no cost to attend our AGM without the dinner or the speaker.

    Tickets are available online. 

     

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018
    Sun
    06
    May
    2018
    11am to 5pmDowntown Sechelt

     

    Come try the best that Sechelt has to offer. Numerous restaurants will be offering $5 specials to give you a taste of what they have to offer. Visit 3 or 4 restaurants, and you will get a full Sechelt meal. 

    Drop by our booth in front of the Bank of Montreal to enjoy some good music on both days. 
     

    Taste of Sechelt Menu

    Name Item Price
    Shift Kitchen & Tapas Bar Vegetarian or Beef Slider $5
    Trail Bay Café Any Medium Soup or Chilli $5
    Sima Sushi  California Roll and Miso Soup $5
    Saffron Restaurant  Pakoras $5
    Ty's Bistro Signature Stuffed Cabbage Roll
    Homemade Soup and Scone
    Variety of Fresh Mediterranean Style Naan Flatbread                                
    $5
    202 Restaurant Bean Soup or Caesar Salad $5
    Sechelt Fish Market Clam Chowder $5
    Tasters Taster of 1 of 50 Oils or Vinegars $5
    Coastal Crust Slice of Pizza and a Pop $5
    Basted Baker Choice of 3 Types of Sausage Rolls Including Veg. Roll $5
    Plethora Fine Foods Bresaola and Brie Bruschetta or Country Pâté   $5
    PKLS Cajun, Garlic or Regular Fries $5
    The Bakery Gluten Free Treat Sampler $5
    Galiano Market House-made Papa Sita Sausage in a Bun $5
    Daphne's Mediterranean Grill  Falafel Taster or Turkish Kebab  $5

    If you would like more information or would like to provide input to the event please contact us. 

    This event is supported by Coast Reporter, Sunshine Coast Credit Union, Trail Bay Centre, and Praxis. 

  • Sun
    01
    Jul
    2018
    10:30 amDowntown Sechelt

     

    Canada Day will be on Sunday July 1 2018.

    To sign up for Canada Day, please fill out the form, to volunteer, please use this form. We need community support to make this great event happen, so please register soon!

     

    Parade

    The parade will begin at 10:30 at the corner of Cowrie and Ocean. From there it will travel down Cowrie to Inlet. It turns on Inlet, and then travels up Dolphin St to finish at Dolphin and Trail.

    Cowrie Street

    Join the Sunshine Coast Lions Club for a Pancake Breakfast beginning at 8am. It will take place at the corner of Inlet and Cowrie St.

    Right after the parade we kick off Canada with the opening ceremonies and cake at our Performance Stage on Cowrie.

    The rest of the day until 5 pm will feature music, dance, food, and beer. We have Brickers, Gibsons Tapworks, 101 Brewhouse and Persephone serving up drinks while local restaurants are open for business.

    Hackett Park

    Hackett Park free family fun starts after the parade. There will be community booths, fun kids activites like bouncy castles, slides and climbing walls, and even classic cars on display. Come on down for a full day of fun with the kids.

    Any questions or concerns about Sechelt Canada Day may be directed to Matt McLean - 604-885-9611 or matt@secheltdowntown.com

    This event is organized by the District of Sechelt, The Sechelt Downtown Business Association, and the Sechelt Farmers & Artisans Market. It is funded by the District of Sechelt and Heritage Canada. 

     

  • Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018

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

  • Thu
    16
    Aug
    2018
    Sun
    19
    Aug
    2018

    See http://writersfestival.ca/ for more information.

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018
    Sun
    19
    Aug
    2018

    See http://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/hackett-park/ for more information. 

  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018
    Downtown Sechelt

    The 2018 Sechelt Oktoberfest will take place on Saturday Sept 29 2018.

    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 29, 2018
    12 noon to 5pm
    Cowrie Street from Trail to Wharf
    Downtown Sechelt

    Participating Craft Breweries:

    • Peresephone Brewing
    • Gibsons Tapworks
    • 101 Brewhouse and Distillery 
    • Brickers Cider
    • Strathcona Brewery
    • East Van Brewing
    • Four Winds Brewing
    • Mainstreet Beer
    • Foamer's Folly

    Try every beer with a 5oz taster or enjoy it with a full pint. Every person that is consuming alcohol will receive a 5oz novelty glass with event admission of $5. No tickets required. 

    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. Music Schedule: MAIN STAGE
    Billy Hill Pickers  12:00-1:45
    Knotty Dotters 1:45-3:15
    Zonolite   3:30-5:00

    Coast Fiddlers 12:30 and 1:30 at Pharmasave 

     

    FREE SHUTTLE Sponsored by VAKA Marketing: Schedule below

    2:15 - arrive at Oktoberfest

    2:30 - Depart North (40 mins)

    - Drop off at Mason Place, West Sechelt

    - Drop off at Halfmoon Bay Elementary 

    - Drop off at Halfmoon Bay Firehall 

    - return to Oktoberfest (via hwy)

    3:30 - Depart South (50 mins)

    - Drop off Wilson Creek IGA

    -  Drop off in the Heart of the Creek (General Store)

    - Drop off Sunnycrest Mall

     - return to Oktoberfest (via hwy)

    4:30  - Depart North (40 mins)

    - Drop off at Mason Place, West Sechelt

    - Drop off at Halfmoon Bay Elementary 

    - Drop off at Halfmoon Bay Firehall 

    - return to Oktoberfest  (via hwy)

    5:30  - Depart South (45 mins)

    - Drop off Wilson Creek IGA

    -  Drop off in the Heart of the Creek (General Store)

    - Drop off Sunnycrest Mall 

     - return to depot (via hwy), approx 6:15/6:30

  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018

    See http://www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.ca/ for more information. 

  • Tue
    20
    Nov
    2018
    Mon
    31
    Dec
    2018
    10am - 5pmDowntown Sechelt

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018
  • Mon
    03
    Dec
    2018
    6-8pmRockwood Centre Sechelt

    If you have volunteered in the community or wish to volunteer please join us for some treats! Sunshine Coast Resource Centre will also be providing information on a new volunteer training program. Please RSVP to sdba@dccnet.com

  • Mon
    25
    Feb
    2019
  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019
    1:30 amTrail Bay Mall - located beside RX Drugmart

    Join us for refreshments, appetizers and presentation. 

    As a speaker, Ted Topping offers real-life, actionable advice. His keynotes and interactive presentations are motivational, inspirational and entertaining, and they provide significant lasting take-away value.

    Ted's message resonates especially well with retail, hospitality, tourism and service companies, all of which need to deliver on the all-important details that create a memorable customer experience and sustained success.

    Tickets available HERE

    In partnership with:

  • Fri
    03
    May
    2019
    Sat
    04
    May
    2019
    11am - 4pmDowntown Sechelt

    Visit our many amazing eateries in the Downtown and sample a $5 menu item. Our town offers food from every corner of the world including Greek, Italian, West Coast, French, East Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Mexican. Spend your afternoon shopping and eating in our beautiful village. There will be Happy Hours at select restaurants so be sure to wet your whistle with some local craft beers on tap. 

     

  • Wed
    08
    May
    2019
    12-2pmTeredo Square - Teredo Street

  • Fri
    21
    Jun
    2019
    Fri
    30
    Aug
    2019
    12pm - 2pmCowrie St. in front of Cowrie Pharmacy

     

    Join us for music and art every Friday from June 21st to August 30th at the grassy area on Cowrie in front of Sunstone Beads and Cowrie Pharmacy. Watch local musicians and artists perform their unique talents and check out the local shops in the downtown too!

  • Mon
    01
    Jul
    2019
    1030am - 4pmDowntown Sechelt & Hackett Park

    Canada Day schedule and map available here (PDF)

    Be sure to visit the Village of Sechelt and Hackett Park on July 1st for our annual parade, beer gardens, live music and entertainment. This year the Sechelt Fire Department will be hosting the Firefighter Games at Hackett Park upper sports field along with a beer garden. The Sechelt Farmer's Market invites food vendors and artisans from all over the coast for one of the largest outdoor markets of the year. The Coastal Cowgirls will perform routines in Hackett Park after participating in the Canada Day parade. There will also be a Main Stage with live music and performances by local talent. Look for lots of activities for kids too so be sure to join in this FREE event. Downtown Sechelt will have two music stages, beer gardens, food vendors and live entertainment including FIR, Brothers in Farms, Whiskey Business, Suncoast Concert Band, & Keely Halward.

    Sponsored in part by:

  • Tue
    24
    Sep
    2019
    Tue
    22
    Oct
    2019
    10am - 5pmDowntown Sechelt

    Look for this poster in shop windows. Enjoy local artists creations as you stroll through downtown Sechelt. Experience the amazing works of our celebrated artists including painting, sculpture, photography, glasswork, and pottery. 

    Download printable MAP 

    Sechelt ARTWALK FINAL (2)

     

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019
    12pm - 5pmDowntown Sechelt

    Join us for CRAFT BEER, CIDER, FOOD, SIDEWALK SALES, LIVE MUSIC and KIDS GAMES.

    FREE Entrance. Cowrie between Trail and Inlet. 

    $100 CASH PRIZE FOR BEST COSTUME

    Live Music: Billy Hillpickers, Modern Terror and Quantum Council.

    Please do not drink and drive. There is public transit and taxi services available. 

    Event sponsored by:

  • Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019
    Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019
    10am - 5pmSechelt

    Over 100 performers & artists will participate in the VISUAL ART, HERITAGE, PERFORMANCE EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

     

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019
    7am - 10amSunshine Coast Golf & Country Club

    Purchase tickets here.

    What is Single Use Plastic?

    Single use plastic is petroleum-based packaging that is designed to be used once, and then discarded. It is primarily used for wrapping and packaging food, drinks and groceries, and includes plastic drink bottles, produce and shopping bags, cutlery, take-away food containers, cups, straws, plastic wrap, six pack rings, and more. Even paper coffee cups can be lined with plastic.

    Why Stop Using Single Use Plastic?

    • Many plastic items cannot be or are not recycled. Globally only 7 – 9% of plastics collected are recycled (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/07/plastic-produced-recycling-waste-ocean-trash-debris-environment/) – the rest end up in our landfills or in our environment. As you know, commercial recycling pick-up in Sechelt has been suspended, making it difficult for customers and businesses to recycle at all.
    • It takes a significant amount of energy and resources to manufacture and ship single-use plastics, only to be used briefly and then discarded. This is an inefficient and expensive way to use scarce resources.
    • Small particles of plastics are now found throughout our earth, air, water, plants, animals and our own bodies! A whopping 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans each year, worldwide. By 2050, there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the sea!
    • Plastic takes only a couple seconds to throw out and approximately 400 years to biodegrade, with most of the plastic ever produced still exists in the environment.
    • Taking action on the unsustainable use of plastics helps to reduce climate change by lessening our reliance on petroleum by-products.

     

  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2019
    5:30 pmSeaside Centre Sechelt

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019
    10am - 530pm5660 Cowrie St.

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    30
    Nov
    2019
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    15
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    2019
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