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collapse Friday, April 06, 2018
Funky Fridays
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:at the door

collapse Thursday, May 17, 2018
Attack of Danger Bay 17
Location:Madeira Park, and various locations in Pender Harbour
Cost:various
May 17-23. Thurs - Egmont Grind Push Race; Fri - set up camp, bands, bonfire; Sat - Parade, Hockey, registration and more; Sun - race day; Mon-Wed more riding and road rash rumble. Limited Parking !!! More info http://www.coastlongboarding.com/dangerbay.cfm

collapse Friday, May 18, 2018
A Spring Landing Art Show and Sale
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:na
Email:sunshinecoastartscoop@gmail.com
Web Link:https://www.facebook.com/landingartists/
Fri 12-6; Sat 10-6; Sun 10-5. featuring the work of the Landing Artists.

A Spring Landing - Art Show and Sale
Time:12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market (upstairs) 473 Fletcher Rd
Presented By:The Landing Artists
Cost:free
Contact:Kim Hadley
Phone:604.989.4860
Email:kim@kimizone.com
Web Link:https://www.landingartists.com/upcoming-shows/

Lift: Inspiration and Educational Speakers
Time:12:15 PM
Location:Gibsons Arts Building
Presented By:Katherine Scott, Founder
Cost:Free
Contact:Johanna Rzepa
Phone:604.886.3157
Email:jorzepa@hotmail.com
The last LIFT event at the Arts Building until the Fall where it will be held at the Gibsons Library. The theme this month is Blue Skies, with speakers, Kathleen Vance, Sandy Buck, and Haida Bolton. sunshinecoastspeakers.com

Spring Year End Dance Recital
Time:6:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:tba
May 18, 6:30pm; May 19-20, 1:00pm, Starring all of the wonderful dancers from Dominique's School of Dance.

collapse Sunday, May 20, 2018
The Burying Ground
Location:Mad Park Bistro, 12808 Madeira Park Rd
Cost:na
early blues & country, folk and early jazz

PR - 21st Annual Spring Garden Tour
Time:9:00 AM
Location:various locations
Cost:tba
This wonderful event will feature 8-10 beautiful and lovingly tended gardens around our town, showcasing some of the incredible botanical possibilities and living creative works in our area. All proceeds from this event go towards a student scholarship and funding of community green space. Tickets are available from local plant nurseries.

Documentary Film "Mr GaGa"
Time:10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:$10 suggested donation
Tickets:At the door
Contact:Sheenah Main
Phone:604.885.5412
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Meet Mr. Gaga, Chad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company who is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Special Guest speaker, Katherine Denham, Dancer and Choreographer. Free muffins and coffee sponsored by Strait Coffee.

Technology Swap
Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Fuse Community Work Hub, 15-292 Gower Pt Rd, Gibsons
Cost:na
Do you have some technology that needs a new home? Are you looking for equipment or spare parts for your home or office?Check it out. https://www.fuseworkhub.com

collapse Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Chef Verati's Roadshow
Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo St, Sechelt
Cost:free
Tickets:rsvp https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/chef-verati-roadshow-sechelt-bc-tickets-45563485612
Chef will demonstrate different recipes with countless tips and tricks! These recipes are created on the spot based on Chef’s inspiration of the day. There will be door prizes to win and make sure to bring one of Chef's cook books for him to sign. Everyone welcome

Gibsons Boldly Went: Your Adventure Stories & Podcast Recording
Time:6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Tapworks, 537Cruice Lane
Cost:$15
Phone:206.696.6565
Come for an evening of sharing your best outdoor adventure stories and listen to stories by like-minded people. Go to our website for simple instructions on how to prepare your story. more info and tix www.boldlywentadventures.com/events.html

PR - Academy Spring Sing
Time:7:30 PM
Location:James Hall 7280 Kemano Street, Powell River
Presented By:Powell River Academy of Music
Cost:Adults $18; students 18 and under with student ticket voucher-free
Tickets:Academy box office, by phone or online
Phone:604.485.9633
Web Link:http://tickets.powellriveracademy.org
Academy Chamber Choir, Chor Musica Men's Choir and Academy Youth Choir will present a broad spectrum of music from composers throughout the ages.

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PR - 2018 Annual Spring Tourism Forum
Time:1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:The Art Centre, Powell River
Cost:free with rsvp @ info@sunshinecoastcanada.com
Email:info@sunshinecoastcanada.com
Web Link:http://sunshinecoastcanada.com
Opportunity for members, non-members and stakeholders to participate in round-table discussions with SCT staff on topics such as Destination development, Marketing media, Membership Benefits, Visitor Services and more.

Jazz at the Cookery
Time:5:30 PM
Location:Coastal Cookery, 4553 Marine Ave, PR
Cost:tba
with the Ryan Oliver Quartet; Ryan Oliver, sax, Tony Genge, piano, Ken Lister, bass, Kelby MacNayr, drums

Reading the Spanish Civil War: Poetry and Prose as Portal to History
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Contact:Andrea Routley
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:aroutley@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:Join the event on Facebook!
Through the works of George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, Federico García Lorca and others, this talk explores themes of justice, truth, story-telling, politics and personal perspective in the context of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). Alex Laidlaw is a writer of primarily fiction, living and working on the Sunshine Coast.

collapse Thursday, May 24, 2018
4th Annual Celebrate Local Photographers Show and Sale
Location:Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons (between John the Barber and Telus)
Cost:na
May 24-27. Gala Opening Thursday May 24 from 3 to 7pm; the show continues through to Sunday May 27 from 1 to 5pm daily. A bevy of local photographers will be showcased in this visual feast hosted by London Drugs. Relax enjoy iced tea and treats.

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PR - 11th Annual Lund Seafood Festival
Location:various locations in Lund
Cost:free Sat & Sunday; Friday evening $18
May 25-26. Daily activities along including Friday night’s Chowder Challenge & Silent Auction, At the outdoor weekend event, vendors will offer fresh-cooked seafood, local musicians will entertain, boat tour operators will offer short trips to the nearby marine parks, free cooking demonstrations will be held every few hours, live shellfish will be available for sale, talented craft vendors will have their creations on display, and there will be special menu items at the restaurants More info www.lundbc.ca

PR - No Cover Series 2 - Con Man, Dead Weight
Location:McKinney's Pub, 6251 Yew St, PR
Cost:free or donation for band expenses
part of a wonderful noise fest weekend here in Powell River, so get stoked on the other events happening around town and wear your earplugs!!

PR - Many Handed Makers Pop Up
Time:4:00 PM
Location:Studio Curious, 4690 Marine Ave, Powell River
Cost:na
May 25-31. Pop-Up magic shop of many wondrous artistic expressions such as paintings, textile art, wearable art, live collaborative mural painting, fun workshops, and even a puppet show production one of the evenings.

Cafe Night at Strait Coffee
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Strait Coffee, Wilson Creek Shopping Centre
Cost:free
LGBYQ2 & Allies Youth Group, open mic, karaoke, board games, snacks.

Spring Year End Dance Recital
Time:6:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:tba
May 25, 6:30pm; May 26-27, 1:00pm, Starring all of the wonderful dancers from Dominique's School of Dance.

Pender Harbour Spring Concert - What a Wonderful World'
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:$20 (children under 12 free with accompanying adult)
Contact:Megan Stuart-Stubbs
Phone:778.230.8472
Email:mstuartstubbs@gmail.com

The Wild Flower Book : A Play by Louise Phillips
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre
Cost:$20
Tickets:Sechelt Seniors Centre, Sechelt Visitor's Centre, Sechelt Fish Market
Phone:604.885.3513
Friday May 25, 7:00pm AND Sunday May 27, 3:00pm. A new Canadian play by Louise Phillips, staged by the Chair Actors. The true story of a young widow’s struggle to create a book of Canadian wild flowers in time for Confederation. Can hope, paint and four rebellious kids make it happen?

Lost in the Stars - Spring Concert
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St. John's United Church, Davis Bay
Presented By:A Cappella Strait and Choralations Children's Choir
Cost:Adults $20, Students/Seniors $15, Children under 12 free
Tickets:Sechelt visitor's Centre, Laedeli Gifts and Cards in Gibsons
Contact:Terence Budgell
Phone:604.886.3877
Lost in the Stars will feature choral music that encourages you to "feel the atmosphere" ... and all it's many moods ... This concert will be mostly a cappella pieces selected by director Janice Brunson, ranging from compositions modern to middle ages. Something for everyone ! choralations.ca

Mexico City's Barbara Lazara in Concert
Time:7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gooberville Multimedia
Cost:Suggested donation $10
A unique opportunity to see Mexico City based vocalist, choreographer and actress, Barbara Lazara, in concert. She will perform solo works for voice, analogue tape and recycled electronics. jacobaudreytaves@gmail.com

PR - Peter Robinson reading
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Powell River Public Library 4801 Joyce Ave
Cost:na
Join award-winning mystery writer Peter Robinson as he reads from his novels, featuring Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks.

ARTESIA Coffee House
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Coast Cultural Alliance
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door
Contact:Linda
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web Link:http://www.suncoastarts.com
Doors 7pm. Featuring singer/songwriter/pianist Katrina Bishop plus daughters Teegan and Stella Koch. Treats by Trish and more.

collapse Saturday, May 26, 2018
SC Trail Series: A Bridge Too Far
Time:9:00 AM
Location:Davis Bay Chapman Creek Trails
Cost:check reg. & pricing here: https://www.registrationlogic.com/secure/Register.aspx?E=3156
The fourth race in our trail series is in Davis Bay on the trails around Chapman Creek. The calming burbling of the creek will soothe your mind as you twist and turn along the Chapman Creek trails and over several bridges. There are some hills to climb but coming back down is so much fun.

Memorial Drag Race
Time:9:00 AM
Location:Sechelt Airport, Wilson Creek
Cost:$10 gate entry, under 12 free
Phone:604.230.5067
May 26 - test and tune; May 27 - Race Day. Bring chairs and sunscreen.

Annual Sunshine Coast Mini Maker Faire
Time:11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Dougall Park, Gibsons
Cost:na
A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. sunshinecoastminimakerfaire.com

Repair Cafe
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Library
Cost:na
Bring your items in for repair.

David J. Taylor
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Mad Park Bistro, Madeira Park
Cost:na
Singer, songwriter, producer and painter.

PR - Sheridan Dance Academy "The Best of A Decade"
Time:6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, 5400 Marine Ave
Cost:$12 or $15 at the door
celebrates 10 years of recitals

Lost in the Stars - Spring Concert
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Gibsons
Presented By:A Cappella Strait and Choralations Children's Choir
Cost:Adults $20, Students/Seniors $15, Children under 12 free
Tickets:Sechelt visitor's Centre, Laedeli Gifts and Cards in Gibsons
Contact:Terence Budgell
Phone:604.886.3877
Lost in the Stars will feature choral music that encourages you to "feel the atmosphere" ... and all it's many moods ... This concert will be mostly a cappella pieces selected by director Janice Brunson, ranging from compositons modern to middle ages. Something for everyone. choralations.ca

It's Dance Time with The Bear Music Company
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Activity Centre, 5604 Trail Ave
Cost:members $5; non-member $10

Concert #4 Steve Giltrow Trio
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Point Rd
Cost:$20
Tickets:on-line Gibsons Public Market, or at the door
featuring Steve Giltrow, guitar; Tammy Clowers, bass and Laura Crema vocals.

Monty Montego and the rocksteady crew
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Coopers Green Hall, Halfmoon Bay
Cost:$20
Tickets:HMB General Store, Welcome Woods Market, Pastimes

PR - Texadainnpalooza
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Texada Inn
Cost:powered by tip jar

Pet Blessings, Sinmobile, Powell River Punk Jams, Kn@ps
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$8 members, $15 guests

PR - House DJ Night
Time:9:00 PM
Location:McKinney's Pub, 6251 Yew St, PR
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door

collapse Sunday, May 27, 2018
Studio Photography: How to Photograph Your Work or Shoot Yourself in the Head
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre 5714 Medusa St, Sechelt
Presented By:Emily Cooper, Photographer
Cost:$15 for members ($25 for non members)
Tickets:Share-there.com in person @Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
Contact:Sheenah Main
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Web Link:Registration
Master studio photographer to the arts, Emily Cooper will explain lighting, props, photoshop edits and programs. She will provide tips on how to work with a professional photographer to achieve the results that you need and how to prepare yourself and your work before entering a photographic studio. Part Two: Practical Practice. Emily will set up a temporary photographic studio in the art studio and teach participants how to use their own cameras to achieve the best results, whether they are shooting their art work or themselves. Emily is a remarkable photographer who specializes in photographing art and artists. She is well educated in her craft and has won numerous awards. She is known for her photo illustrations, book and Georgia Straight covers. She shares a studio in Vancouver with her famous father, David Cooper.

Pender Harbour Spring Concert - 'What a Wonderful World'
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour School of Music
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:$20 (children under 12 free with accompanying adult)
Contact:Megan Stuart-Stubbs
Phone:778.230.8472
Email:mstuartstubbs@gmail.com

collapse Monday, May 28, 2018
Historical Fiction Book Club
Location:Sechelt Library
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.3260
Web Link:https://sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
Make a list of books you would like to read and discuss. Teresa Eckford, Sechelt Library Staff member will guide the group.

2018 Bike to Work & School Week
Location:Sunshine Coast
Cost:na
May 28 - June 2. For more info and to register go to biketowork.ca/sunshine-coast.

Sechelt Garden Club - speaker Peter Light
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:members free, $5 drop ins
Permaculture & invasive species.

collapse Tuesday, May 29, 2018
PR - Full Moon Soundwalk
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Willingdon Beach Pavillion, Powell River
Cost:Free
Join us in listening to the environment.

collapse Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Muse: Open Mic at the Gibsons Library
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons & District Public Library
Presented By:Janice Williams
Cost:free
Contact:Andrea
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:aroutley@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
The theme for this evening is listed as 'Joy', but feel free to bring any writing you want, regardless of the emotion involved! Everyone's welcome to share from their work for five minutes! Lots of fun, and it's heartwarming and inspiring! Register by phone or just show up!

Music Makers Year End Celebration
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Chatelech Secondary School Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:$15
Tickets:Sechelt Visitor Centre, Ladelei Gifts or through Music Makers Choirs
Director Lynne Dickson, accompanists - Anneka Bonser & Berni G. Featuring joyful performances by: MM Adult Choir, MM Gospel Choir, Definitely Diva, Reg and Lynne with special guest Trish Windsor.

collapse Friday, June 01, 2018
15th Annual Pender Harbour Blues Festival
Time:4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location:R.C.Legion-Madeira Park, Pender Harbour Community Hall, Pender Harbour School of Music, Painted Boat, John Henry's General Store, Harbour Spirit Centre, Upper Deck Cafe, Mad Park Bistro
Presented By:Pender Harbour Blues Society
Cost:$20-25 per show, some free shows
Tickets:www.penderharbourbluesfestival.com Strait Music-Sechelt, RC Legion & Java Docks-Madeira Park
Contact:Marilyn MacLeod
Phone:604.741.1186
Email:info@penderharbourbluesfestival.com
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourbluesfestival.com
June 1-2-3. 3 days of fabulous blues music at unique venues around Pender Harbour. Performances by Jim Byrnes, David Gogo, Brandon Isaak, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, Al Foreman, Tim Hearsey, Jim Foster, Simon Paradis, Luci Herder, Karen Graves, Steve Hinton, Blue Line Trio, Poppa Greg & the Chillin Dylans, The Grand Koolios, Joshua Wood, Bonar & Ted

The Wild Flower Book: A Play by Louise Phillips
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre
Cost:$20
Tickets:Sechelt Seniors Centre, Sechelt Visitor's Centre, Sechelt Fish Market
Phone:604.885.3513
June 1, 7:00pm; June 2-3, 3pm. A new Canadian play by Louise Phillips, staged by the Chair Actors. The true story of a young widow’s struggle to create a book of Canadian wild flowers in time for Confederation. Can hope, paint and four rebellious kids make it happen?

Kid's Table Quartet
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek
Cost:by donation
An adventurous night of music with Jeremy Page, saxophone; Cole Schmidt, guitar; karlis Silins, bass; Kenton Loewe, drums and Giorgio Magnanensi. A Laboratoria production.

collapse Saturday, June 02, 2018
The Georgia Fats
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:$8 members and $15 non members
Gritty, Greasy, Diesel soaked blues Rock with a Fat Groove. Featuring Joel Fafard, slide guitar, Barry Taylor, drums and Boyd Norman, bass. thegeorgiafats.com/music-2

collapse Sunday, June 03, 2018
Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Time:2:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Hall
Cost:$20, 12 and under $5
Tickets:laedeli Gifts, Strait Music
Jose Ceron-Ortega, conductor, Hanna Crudele, violin soloist.

collapse Wednesday, June 06, 2018
PR - 2018 Childrens Art Camp Fundraiser
Time:6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Culaccino, 4701 Marine Ave, Powell River
Cost:$60
Tickets:http://www.pointgrouphospitality.com/
An intimate evening of fine wine and Italian fare, classic blues and jazz records, live art, and a silent auction- all well helping to send children to art camp this summer! Presented by TAC.

collapse Thursday, June 07, 2018
Music Jam in Madeira
Time:3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Euspiria Cafe, Madeira Park
Cost:na
Thursday - bring your instrument and or your voice and join in or just enjoy the tunes.

An Evening with Eve Joseph
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:SC Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:SC Hospice Society
Cost:Suggested $10 donation
Tickets:At the door
Contact:Donna Shugar
Phone:604.886.2843
Web Link:http://www.
Eve Joseph is the author of "In the Slender Margin" a beautiful memoir about her 20 years working in Hospice in Victoria. Eve will read selections from the book and lead discussion following. This will be a wonderful opportunity to dive deeply into the subject of end of life, what we want in that experience and how we can live more fully until then. coasthospice.com

Library Connections - Local authors, with library connections, reading from original works
Time:7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:FREE - to register call 604 885 3260
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator, Sechelt Public Library
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
Join Nikki Iversen (library volunteer), Jocelyn Gregory (Writers Consults with SFU), Roxanne Gregory (friend of Nikki), Teresa Eckford (library staff), & Shannon Lightfood (husband of a library staff member), as they read from their original works.

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
June 8-10. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

PR - Lake and Land Youth Art Exhibition
Time:11:00 AM
Location:The Art Centre, 215-6975 Alberni St, Powell River
Cost:na
June 8-9. a multi-media exhibit created by the SD47 grade 6 student cohort in partnership with artists Claudia Medina and Megan Dulcie Dill.

D & the Hotties
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba
gypsy-swing, world rhythms, bossa, boogie, tango and more with Deanna Knight and her 'hotties'.

collapse Saturday, June 09, 2018
The Puddle Jumper Classic
Time:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Cliff Gilker Park, 3110 SC Hwy, Roberts Creek
Cost:see sign-up for details
Tickets:https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=48963
2nd year of this Classic Ultra Marathon. A 50k race and a 25k race using the B&K nad Sprockkid trails.

9th Annual Home & Garden Expo
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Community Centre
Cost:na
Phone:604.741.8281
Life Re-Imagined, Coastal Style.

Beach Volleyball Tournament
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Friendship Park Courts, Sechelt
Cost:$40 per team
Tickets:noelmull@gmail.com to register
Part of Sechelt World Ocean's Day.

Sechelt Oceans Day
Time:12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Friendship Park, Sechelt
Cost:na
Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun featuring ocean-themed activities and games on the downtown Sechelt waterfront. Pick up your Oceans Day Passport at our info booth, and gain stamps at each activity for your chance to win prizes! Presented by the SC Conservation Association and the District of Sechelt

Dance Upon a Star
Time:1:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Cost:$25 adults; $20 seniors/students
Tickets:Lucky's Smokehouse, Pretty Natty Duds, Sechelt
June 6 & 7; shows 1pm and 7pm. Presented by Coast Academy of Dance.

9th Annual Festival of Ocean Films
Time:7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park, Pender Harbour
Presented By:Georgia Strait Alliance
Cost:$13-$15
Tickets:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vfof-on-the-road-pender-harbour-tickets-45530266252?aff=erelpanelorg
Contact:Julia Spitale
Phone:604.724.1581
Presented by Georgia Strait Alliance & Ruby Lake Lagoon Society. Our feature film is Sea of Life from filmmaker, Julia Barnes. A provocative journey, through the most stunning and threatened ecosystems on the planet and the rallying movement underway to save them. Plus the feature short film, The Hundred Year Old Whale by Mark Leiren-Young, the story of the world's longest-lived killer whale (J2 or Granny) who lived on the west coast waters for over a century. georgiastrait.org/about-us/events/

Salsa Dance Lesson & Dance
Time:8:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Legion, 5591 Wharf Ave, Sechelt
Presented By:Bounce the Moon Productions
Cost:$20 advance, $22 @the door
Tickets:Swish, Gibsons; WOW Gallery, Gibsons; Melonmania, RC; Pretty Natty Duds, Sechelt;Online @ Share-There.com
Contact:Verna Chan
Phone:604.886.3114
Get a lesson in Salsa Dancing with Sandra Cordero (8:45 - 9:30) then practice your new moves with a couple of hours of dancing to great Latin music. bouncethemoonproductions@gmail.com

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PR - PRISMA 2018
Location:Powell River
Cost:various
Tickets:details at orchestra-academy.ca
June 11-23. The Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) presents five concerts and daily masterclasses in its two week program that prepares music students and young professionals for careers in classical music performance prismafestival.com

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Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast AGM
Location:SC Golf & Country Club, 3206 Hwy 101, Roberts Creek
Cost:na
Expect a Nautical Theme this year, drawing inspiration from the horizons of the sea

collapse Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Alice in Wonderland
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre
Cost:$15 adults, $10 child under 10
Tickets:604.741.8978 or waldorfballet.com

collapse Friday, June 15, 2018
23rd Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Time:12:00 PM
Location:Gower Point Road next to the village above Winegarden Park
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Jazz & Entertainment Society
Cost:$25
Phone:604.740.5825
Email:info@coastjazz.com
Web Link:http://www.coastjazz.com
June 15-17. Street Festival June 17th. Watch for band details including Street Performers, Vendors, Tents and seating, kids area, beer garden, food & fun for the whole family

The Wild Flower Book : A Play by Louise Phillips
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:tba
Phone:604.885.3513
June 15, 8:00pm; June 16-17 3pm. A new Canadian play by Louise Phillips, staged by Driftwood Players. The true story of a young widow’s struggle to create a book of Canadian wild flowers in time for Confederation. Can hope, paint and four rebellious kids make it happen?

collapse Saturday, June 16, 2018
Father's Day Pie Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Sunnycrest Mall - Gibsons
Presented By:SC Grandmothers & Grandothers
Cost:0
Homemade Pies made by grandmothers and grand others. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation partnering with African grandmothers.

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Father's Day BBQ
Time:4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Gambier Island Community Hall
Cost:na

collapse Saturday, June 23, 2018
Motorcycle Show & Shine and Poker Ride
Time:8:00 AM
Location:start from SC Equestrian Club riding ring on B&K Road
Cost:$15 before June 1st, $20 after
Tickets:register gibsonslegion.ca
8am - Pancake breakfast, 9am registration/check in, 10.30am departure for ride up the coast. More info gibsonslegion.ca

Children's Festival and Duck Pluck
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Dougall Park, Gibsons
Presented By:SC Community Services Society, SC Credit Union and Co-Operators
Cost:By Donation
Contact:Weegee Sachtjen
Phone:604.885.5881
Web Link:http://www.
This year's event, sponsored by Sunshine Coast Credit Union and the Co-Operators, will feature a guest performance by the Juno winner Norman Foote and the 18 year reunion of Bellies and Babies! sccss.ca

7th Annual Gibsons Grind Gran Fondo
Time:10:15 AM
Location:start at Langdale Ferry
Cost:sold out
50km, 70km routes for riders of all levels. Info www.gibsonsgrindgranfondo.com/

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Music Recital
Time:2:00 PM
Location:St Bart's Church, Gibsons
Cost:By Donation
Phone:604.886.0281
Annual Year-End Music Recital featuring the students of Luci Herder. Everyone welcome!

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PR - Dennis Fox and Whoeve Rocks
Time:9:00 PM
Location:McKinney's Pub, 6251 Yew St, PR
Cost:$10
Spontaneous Music.

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PR - Kathaumixw XVIII
Location:Powell River
Cost:check website
July 3-7. International Choral Festival. Concerts 3pm & 8pm. Competitions 9am. Check web for details www.kathaumixw.org/

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
July 6-8. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

Pender Harbour Days
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society & Pender Harbour & District Chamber of Commerce
Cost:Free
Contact:Bill & Lyn Charlton
July 7-9. Celebration of our marine heritage featuring historical boats, land-based heritage displays, sailing competitions, and more combined with an arts fair, kids activities, and entertainment. Friday evening, boat parade around Pender Harbour featuring classic & modern boats, followed by a Music Coffee House. Saturday free activities for the whole . Sunday, Heritage Talk, plus Buttercup, a famous Allen Farrell boat, returns to Pender Harbour from Gibsons. details www.penderharbourdays.ca

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52nd Annual Halfmoon Bay Country Fair
Location:Coopers Green Park, Halfmoon Bay
Cost:na
July 7 - 8. Watch for details

Four Winds -- Opening Reception
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Fibreworks, 12877 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:free
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://www.fibreworksgallery.com
Please join us for the Opening Reception to meet the artists and enjoy the day. Exhibition ends August 12th.

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PR - 5th Annual High Tea & Croquet Tournament
Time:12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:7896 Southview Rd, Powell River
Cost:na
Presented by The Vale Society, Quasi-Formal attire is encouraged! Any silliness in the form of spiffy hats, fancy dress, and snappy apparel is welcome. Bring your favourite tea cup and or goblet.

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BC Bike Race - Sunshine Coast Stage 3, 4,5
Time:8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Powell River July 8; Earls Cove - Sechelt July 9; Sechelt - Langdale Ferry July 10
Cost:na
July 9-11. BC Bike Race is much more than the challenge of the ride...it's about everything experienced along the way - spectacular scenery, fascinating culture, interesting people, and tantalizing tastes. The stages of BC Bike Race wind through nine beautiful west coast communities, each showcasing unique qualities and elements that make British Columbia a world-class destination for athletes, adventurers and tourists alike. www.bcbikerace.com

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PR - 23rd Powell River Logger Sports
Location:Loggers Memorial Bowl at Willingdon Beach
Cost:$5, $10 family; under 12 yrs $3
Phone:604.483.6834
July 13-15. Fri 3pm; Sat & Sun 10am. World and Canadian Championships. A showcase for sustainable, 21st century logging practices and value-added industries.

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24th Davis Bay Sandcastle Competition
Time:10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location:Davis Bay Beach - south of Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Lions Club
Cost:$10 per group, free to visit
Tickets:at the event
Contact:Jo Tacchi
Phone:604.740.8034
Summer fun at the beach! Register at 10:30, build your sand sculpture from 11:30 to 2:30. https://www.facebook.com/davisbay.sandcastles/

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Garden Party
Time:5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, 5941 Mason Road, Sechelt
Cost:tba
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org
Save the date and check back for details!

Garden Party
Time:5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:SC Botanical Garden Society, 5941 Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:tba
Web Link:http://coastbotanicalgarden.org/
Save the date and check back for details!

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Texada Diversity Festival 2018
Location:Shingle Beach, Texada Island
Cost:na
Tickets:www.diversityfestival.ca/
July 20-23. Celebrating diversity in people, music, and arts during the weekend. Drawn from both inside and outside the community, artists, composers, bands, performers and participants from across the continent and beyond will converge for a celebration of creative culture.

Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
July 20-22. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Four Gals and an Amphitheatre
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Ruby Lake Amphitheatre
Presented By:Hippies With Guns Productions
Cost:25$, Ten and under free
Tickets:Share-there.com
Contact:George Connell
Phone:604.883.2299
Email:gc@extroverse.ca
Relax in a picnic-like atmosphere in the beautiful amphitheatre at Ruby lake, listening to four different, yet equally talented performers from the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver. Heading the bill is Ms Katherine Penfold, a coast favorite equally at home with pop stylings as she is with jazz - a voice not to be missed. Taryn Laronge is a piano based singer-songwriter just starting to make waves in Western Canada, as is Breanne McDaniel, who brings a sentient and earthy sensibility to her guitar rooted songs. Susan Ssun, from Halfmoon Bay, is a local musician just coming back into the spotlight after a short hiatus. The venue is capped at 150 souls, we can accommodate no more. Food and refreshments will be available on site - cash only please. A reminder that this is an outdoor event with picnic seating. Bring your blankets, festival seats, sunscreen, hats, and pacifiers. In the unlikely event of rain, the show will go on, so bring appropriate attire.

Ruby Lake Amphitheatre Concert
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:15426 SC Hwy, Pender Harbour
Cost:$25
Tickets:share-there.com
4 talented performers from the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver. Katherine Penfold, pop stylings, jazz, Taryn Laronge a piano based singer-songwriter, Breanne McDaniel, guitar rooted songs. Susan Ssun a local singer/songwriter musician.

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Sea Cavalcade - 50th Anniversary
Location:various locations in Gibsons
Cost:na
Phone:604.886.3059
July 27-29, "Celebrate 50th Anniversary" many events, parade, food, fun, fireworks, games and more. more info www.seacavalcade.ca

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PR - Texada Artists Studio Tour 2018
Location:Texada Island
Cost:na
July 28-29. More info texada.org

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Aug 3-5. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

Best of the VIMFF Tour
Time:7:00 PM
Location:350 Glassford Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$15
Tickets:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/best-of-the-vimff-tour-gibsons-tickets-44863251192?aff=es2
The Best of the Fest returns to the Sunshine Coast for the second year in Gibsons to bring you some of the best climbing, trail running and mountain biking films of the year! This year, there will be two nights, with different focuses. Brought to you by the Sweaty Yeti Running Society and Team Wolverine Athletics.

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PR - Texada's Sandcastle 9th Skim Jam Weekend
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Shelter Point Park, Gillies Bay, Texada
Cost:na
Sat-Sun. More info https://www.facebook.com/events/1675911269157165/

Creek Daze 2018
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Roberts Creek Pier
Presented By:Roberts Creek Community Association
Cost:Free Event during the day
Higgeldy Piggeldy Parade 11am (meet at 10:30 to join in) followed on noon at the Mandala by the Pier by local music, vendors, food, kids area at the Pier. Watch for details http://robertscreekcommunity.ca

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Sunshine Coast Fiddleworks Camp
Location:YMCA Camp Elp0hinstone, Gibsons
Cost:info and to register: fiddleworks.ca/sunshine-coast-camp.html
Aug 12-16. Family focused "coast to coast" camp will feature so much more than just fiddle fiddleworks.ca/sunshine-coast-camp.html

PR - Blackberry Festival 2018
Location:various
Presented By:Marine Avenue Business Association (MABA)
Cost:na
Phone:604.483.9454
Aug 12-20. Annual Blackberry Festival featuring MABA Street Party, Blackberry High Tea, Arts Alive in the Park, First Credit Union's Movie Under the Stars and more!

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36th Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Location:Festival Pavilion, Rockwood Gardents, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Cost:tba
Tickets:Festival office, 5511 Shorncliffe Ave, Sechelt
Contact:Jane Davidson
Phone:604.885.9631
Email:info@writersfestival.ca
Web Link:http://www.writersfestival.ca
Aug 16, 17, 18, 19. Canadian literary festival featuring writers of a wide range of genres; events take place in the 500-seat open air Festival Pavilion in the Rockwood Gardens

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14th Annual Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park
Presented By:Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival Committee
Cost:tba
Tickets:phone and website
Contact:Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Phone:604.989.3995
Web Link:http://penderharbourmusic.ca
Aug 17-19. Five concerts over four days featuring outstanding musicians playing the best of the chamber music repertoire. Check website for details. www.penderharbourmusic.ca

Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Aug 17-19. Friday 1-5pm; Sat & Sun 10-3. Watch for special items on sale.

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15th International Howe Sound Outrigger Race 2018
Location:Gibsons Marina and Dock
Cost:na
Aug 18-19. This event is recognized as one of the major paddling events of its kind in Canada and continues to enjoy international acclaim as one of the top ten outrigger races in the world.

Hackett Park Arts & Crafts Fair
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Hackett Park, Trail Ave. between Medusa & Dolphin, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:$3
Tickets:event gates
Contact:Sheenah Main
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Aug 18-19. 80 plus vendors from across BC entice with their unique hand crafted items. Food, children's activities, entertainment and a beer tent.

Botanical Reflections -- Opening Reception
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Fibreworks, 12877 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:free
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://www.fibreworksgallery.com
Meet the artists and enjoy the day. A FAN exhibit of mixed media fibre art. Each piece is a personal interpretation of a botanical theme based on each artist's vision. Exhibition closes Sept 23rd.

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Rogue Arts Festival
Time:5:00 PM
Location:Clarke Farm - Tyson Rd at Hwy 101, Wilson Creek, Sechelt
Presented By:Coast Rogue Arts Society
Cost:details to come
Tickets:roguefest.ca and @ gate
Email:contact@roguefest.ca
Web Link:http://roguefest.ca
Aug 24-26. A 3-day, outdoor, arts festival featuring over 70 musicians as part of the MainStage Series (including our Collective Sets featuring musicians playing together for the first time!), Human Foosball, the Rogue Art Gallery, the Workshop Series, the Creation Station, local food, installations, the Libation Station featuring micro-brews and ciders, and and AND….. the Rogue Arts Festival has a bit of something for everyone!

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PR - Powell River Studio Tour Aug 26-27 2018
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Lund to Lang Bay
Presented By:Powell River Studio Tour
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.powellriverartists.com/
Aug 25-26. Featuring 23 artists from Lund to Lang Bay. https://www.facebook.com/powellriverstudiotour/

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PR - 36th Annual Sunshine Music Festival
Location:Palm Beach, Powell River
Cost:various-see website
Tickets:see website
Sept 1-2. A celebration of music from across Canada. Expect to see world class performances in a picturesque setting on the waterfront. Craft market, food vendors. http://sunshinemusicfest.com

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Sept 7-9. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

Coast Tennis Classic
Time:4:00 PM
Location:Suncoast Racquet Club, 6000 Lighthouse Ave, Sechelt
Cost:tba
Sept 7-9. There will be team mixed double play, Friday night BBQ at the club, Saturday night gala at the Blue Ocean Golf Club, with all proceeds going directly to the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society. More info fb: Suncoast Raquet Club

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'Canada, eh? Kanata, heh? Fundraiser
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:tba
Multi discipline fundraising event for the Heritage Playhouse. Watch for details.

Habitat FORE Humanity Golf Tournament
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Blue Ocean Golf Course, Sechelt
Cost:$149 per person includes green fee, cart, burger on the course, dinner, 2 beverage tickets
Registration 11:00, 1:30 pm Shot Gun Start.

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Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp
Location:Camp Sunrise, Langdale
Presented By:SC Spinners & Weavers Guild
Cost:tba
Sept 14-16. Spinning, weaving, kitting, socials, show & tell, vendors market, discussion. Presented by the Sunshine Coast Spinners & Weavers Guild scswg.org

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Wear From Here
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, 3206 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Cost:TBA
Contact:Verna Chan
Phone:604.886.3114
The 2nd Annual Wear From Here Fashion Show is a celebration of wearable art on the Sunshine Coast -- Gibsons to Powell River. The show will feature clothing, accessories and jewellery made locally; with an emphasis on hand-crafted, eco-friendly materials and may be up-cycled, recycled, or re-purposed. Fashions may range from everyday wearables to artistic statements.

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Out of ConTEXT -- Opening Reception
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Fibreworks, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:free
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://www.fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Members of the Sunshine Coast Surface Design Association embrace wordplay through their use of colour, texture and pattern. Meet the artists and enjoy the day. Exhibition closes Oct 28th.

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Sechelt Arts Festival
Location:various locations in Sechelt
Cost:tba
Email:na
Web Link:http://secheltartsfestival.com
Oct 5 - 21 2018. watch for details

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Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Oct 12-14. Friday 12-5pm; Sat 10-5 & Sun 10-3.

10th Annual Mushroom Festival
Time:11:00 AM
Location:Rbts Creek Hall, Madeira Park Community Hall
Cost:Fri. $10; Sat. $5/hall entrance; Sun foray/cook-up $30
Web Link:http://scshroom.org/
Oct 12-14. Check website for details www.scshroom.org

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SUNSHINE COAST ART CRAWL 2018
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast, Langdale to Earl's Cove
Presented By:Coast Cultural Alliance
Cost:Free
Email:artcrawl@eastlink.ca
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.com
October 19-21, 10am-5pm each day with Special Openings happening on Fri from 7 to 9pm. The Art Crawl offers Crawler along the Sunshine Coast Hwy visiting galleries and art studios, from Langdale to Earl's Cove. Experience the vibrant arts and culture community of the Sunshine Coast -- and maybe even take a little something special home with you. www.facebook.com/SunshineCoastArtCrawl

Apple Festival
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Cooper's Green 5500 Fisherman Rd, Halfmoon Bay
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.5539
Web Link:http://www.halfmoonbayapplefestival.com/
Oct 19-20-21. Part of Art Crawl - showcase their creations Slurp a soup, munch on apple yummies, hear a tune, soak in the beauty of Cooper's Green Park. Join in the fun stirring apple butter all weekend. Saturday evening dance (ticketed event). Bring the kids along Sunday for Apple Festival, complete with native drumming, local produce, vendors, homemade soup, pony rides, kids playing violins, and apple butter sales.

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The Soames Grinder
Time:9:00 PM
Location:
Cost:$60
This will be an endurance event which means the winner is the one who runs the most loops up and down Soames Hill. the loop will be about 1.7km in total; starting at the parking lot at the end of Esperanza Rd. Info http://www.teamwolverineathletics.com/soames-grinder.html

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