ZOOM | Fall/Winter 2019

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A magazine showcasing the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada - its people, spectacular scenery, coast lifestyle and vibrant arts scene.

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the sunshine coast magazine

issue 40 | fall 2019

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Sun, Oct 27, 2019

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Sat, Nov 23, 2019

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Sun, Jan 26, 2020

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FOCUS

through

thelens of

SHEL NEUFELD

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NEUFELD INVITES US TO SEE THE MINUTIAE IN THE HEAVENS AND

THE MAGNIFICENCE IN A LEAF, TO PONDER THE (IN)SIGNIFICANCE

OF HUMANKIND. EACH SHOT ASKS “WHAT IS OUR PLACE IN THIS?”

WORDS | NANCY PINCOMBE

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C

an I live in this human-created world with the same beauty, presence, and connection

that I feel when I am in nature? What is our role?”

These questions permeate Shel Neufeld’s work. And these questions have directed

his work and life, starting with a weekend in an ancient forest.

Neufeld started taking photography more seriously after he moved to BC from Ontario

in 1997. He was included in group of artists and conservation-minded people who

collaborated with the Squamish Nation to bring the public up for camping weekends in Sims Creek, a

pristine forest valley in the Squamish watershed.

The experience had a profound and lasting impression on Neufeld. In this untouched forest he saw how

complete, beautiful, and spiritually rich the natural world could be with no humans around.

“So initially, I really had a view that pristine nature, free of humans, was positive, and the human world was

negative, a really black-and-white perspective.”

Since then he has taken many trips, in company and alone, taken many photographs, seeking answers

and a way to moderate this perspective. The resulting photos are arresting. The viewer gets the sense

that something is beckoning in each shot. A deeper or altered understanding calls in the blood red of

spawning salmon, the perfect spheres of droplets, the deeply satisfying “found” compositions of nature

all around us.

Neufeld invites us to see the minutiae in the heavens and the magnificence in a leaf, to ponder the (in)

significance of humankind. Each shot asks, “What is our place in this?” He succeeds in taking us beyond

the binary “us or Nature” stance to someplace more overarching—maybe it’s “immersing.” A recent

fraught, wet, solo six-day hiking trip in the area around Princess Louisa Inlet, during which he was rained

on continually, sprained an ankle, and was dangerously detoured by a trickle-turned-torrent, shifted

something for him.

“This trip was incredibly profound for me. The wetness for so long was like a cleansing, full-body immersion

as I squeezed through the drenched blueberry bushes while rain poured from above. I can’t really describe

what happened for me up there. And that is what nature is for me—I think what turns up in my photos, in

the ones that work out, is a little piece of the indescribable.”

VIEW MORE OF SHEL NEUFELD’S PHOTOGRAPHY AT SHELNEUFELD.COM.

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MUSIC

Ffor more than twenty-five

years, the Coast Recital Society

has presented exceptional

recitals and chamber music

for audiences on British

Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. In

our increasingly intrusive cyber

world, our concerts connect music lovers who

value the importance of live performances of

classical music.

The CRS six-concert subscription series is

extended through our CRS Artists in the

Community program, that broadens our musical

footprint on the Sunshine Coast.

Most concerts are preceded by pre-concert

chats. These feature commentary about

concert repertoire as well as behind-the-scenes

anecdotes, and are also an opportunity for

audience members to ask questions about the

music and the musicians.

Looking toward the artistic future of the youth

in our community, we offer scholarships for

local students studying classical music, school

concerts, and master classes by the wonderful

artists who perform in our main series.

We recognize the benefits of live music by

bringing our musicians to perform in local

eldercare residences. These concerts provide

an important and moving experience, for both

residents and performers.

The support we receive from our subscribers,

sponsors, and various levels of government

makes all this possible. We thank you all!

Welcome to the 2019/2010 CRS concert season.

the coast recital society

2019/2020

concert season

FRANCES HEINSHEIMER WAINWRIGHT

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE COAST RECITAL SOCIETY | (L–R): NIKKI CHOI, TIMOTHY CHOOI, ANGELA CHENG, LES VOIX HUMAINES CONSORT OF VIOLS (RAYMOND GERVAIS), NIGEL NORTH, KEVIN KENNER (CHRISTIAN

STEINER), ENSEMBLE MADE IN CANADA (BO HUANG), JANINA FIALKOWSKA, LUDOVICA RANA, AND BEATRICE RANA. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COAST RECITAL SOCIETY, PLEASE VISIT COASTRECITALSOCIETY.CA.

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YOUR LOCAL OUTFITTER

5707 COWRIE STREET, SECHELT . (604) 885-6436

artists in the

community

Artists in our main concert series perform in all three Sunshine Coast

elder residences: Christensen Village, Shornecliffe Intermediate Care,

and Totem Lodge as part of their outreach activites, bringing world-class

peformances to seniors within their own health care setting. Our visiting

musicians also engage in youth training workshops, school concerts, and

master classes.

WOODLAND CHRISTMAS

Sunday, December 1

1:30–4:30 pm

WINTER LIGHTS

Dec 1–2, 8–10, 15–17

4:30–7:30 pm

PHOTOS COURTESY OF COAST RECITAL SOCIETY, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: YEVGENY

SUDBIN PERFORMING AT CHRISTENSEN VILLAGE; LAURENCE KAYALEH & MICHELE MARES

PERFORMING AT CHRISTENSEN VILLAGE (BRUCE DEVEREUX); 2019 CRS CLASSICAL MUSIC

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS (KOREE ROGERS); STUDENT WORKSHOP AT ST. JOHN’S UNITED

CHURCH WITH INFINITUS; STUDENT CELLIST, CASSIDY WIELER WITH INFINITUS CELLIST, ALEX

CHEUNG (CAROLYN MITCHELL).

Please check website for open hours

5941 Mason Road, Sechelt | 604.740.3969

info@coastbotanicalgarden.org | www.coastbotanicalgarden.org

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ART

WORKING IN A WAY

SIMILAR TO SCULPTORS,

UNCOVERING AN IMAGE,

RATHER THAN IMPOSING

IT ON THE CANVAS,

CAN MAKE THE WORK

ESPECIALLY IMPACTFUL

AND LEAD TO RESULTS

THAT SURPRISE

THE ARTIST

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Success breeds success.

Painter, film maker, foodie,

distiller, businessman (the

list goes on), Jeff Barringer

is a fine example. When he

is able to take a little time off

from the crazy-popular Bruinwood Estate

Distillery, a business he started with partner

Danise Lofstrom, he might use the time

to immerse himself in his other creative

practice: painting.

“I’ve learned to be able to work in short

bursts,” Barringer says. “My preference,

however, is getting lost in the process, and

when I have the luxury of doing that, I can

spend an entire day in the studio. I don’t

think about all my other stressors when

I paint.”

Barringer’s paintings are lively, unusual, and

more purely abstract than many artists’.

Colour is used sparingly and often gives

the impression of being uncovered rather

than applied. While this sounds meditative,

methodical, and inspired, he maintains a

sense of humour about his process.

jeff barringer

“I will think about what I want and then as I fail

to achieve it, it opens up new pathways and

techniques.”

Working in a way similar to that of sculptors,

uncovering an image rather than imposing it

on the canvas, can make the work especially

impactful and lead to results that surprise

the artist. “I let the colours in my work reveal

themselves. I often only work with black

and white to start and then colour creeps in,

often in washes and glazes that further tint or

shade the original paints. Or I’ll simply paint

over an older painting that didn’t work. Those

latent colours will sometimes conspire with

each other as they dry to create some pretty

neat effects and hues. Some paintings have

many unseen layers. The simpler the finished

work, the more complicated the journey.”

WORDS | NANCY PINCOMBE

JEFF BARRINGER’S STUDIO IS LOCATED AT 2040 PORTER ROAD IN ROBERTS CREEK

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ART

WORDS | NATALIE FINDLAY

IMAGES | CINDY CANTELON AND CHELSEA BISCHOFF

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CINDY CANTELON

the art of cindy cantelon

unshine Coast is the muse for Cindy Cantelon, owner/artist of Earthly Creature Designs. She has lived on the Coast for over twenty

years, while creating art and jewelry for almost forty. Cindy’s design inspirations come from the beautiful wild flora and fauna that the

Coast provides. In her collection you’ll find many local critters living in the Pacific Northwest coastal rain forest: birds, turtles, snakes,

frogs, newts, bees, flowers, trees, and more.

Cindy studies and sketches her subjects before she begins a new sculpture. She uses the method of “lost-wax” casting to create her

original sculpture designs, working the wax as if it was paint, using hot tools to move the wax and create texture and form. Then an

exact duplicate is created in bronze, silver, or gold, which is used to cast a silicone rubber mold of the original sculpture. She then

Screates wax replicas before moving on to the final casting of the sculpture.

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After 45 years at the jeweller’s bench,

Ian has decided it’s time to close our retail shop.

Our whole collection must go, so for the first

(and last time) we’re discounting our one-of-a-kind

hand forged pieces and rare loose gemstones.

Each piece is then meticulously hand-finished, producing a sculpture,

either in silver-pewter or copper-plated, with deep patinas highlighting

the beauty of the material and the design.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHELSEA BISCHOFF - EARTHANDHONEYCREATIVE.COM

Bonniebrook Beach Ring

Inspired by the beach just down the hill from our

workshop. Hand forged in 18K yellow and white gold,

set with a Sri Lankan blue sapphire and diamonds.

Cindy loves working with metals. Her material of preference has been

silver-pewter for most of her designs of earrings, brooches, pendants,

necklaces, and small sculptures for the garden. Obsessed with the details,

she has put 100+ hours on her latest and largest project of a blooming

foxglove flower. Cindy’s next endeavour is adding to her to collection with

sculptures and jewelry made in bronze, silver, and gold.

DISCOVER CINDY’S BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS ONLINE AT EARTHLYCREATURE.COM, AT FRESH FROM

THE COAST (SECHELT), CIRCLE CRAFT (GRANVILLE ISLAND), OR THE FLYING ANVIL (KLEINDALE).

www.finlaysons.ca . info@finlaysons.ca

604.886.9590 . 1568 Cypress Way, Gibsons

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ART


T

he beauty of an artists’ collective is two-fold: amazing

art and a community of support, creating abundance for

everyone. That is the story behind Artique in Powell River.

Established in 2000, and with the support of many creative

people, Artique has slowly grown over the past twenty

years into a vibrant gallery and gift shop that is a must see for locals and

tourists alike.

Artique showcases a broad spectrum of local artists across varied styles,

techniques, and materials. The gallery features paintings, wood carvings,

jewelry, natural soaps and toiletries, and fibre arts, from large-scale art

pieces to small-scale wearable art and everything in between.

Currently the art collective showcases almost thirty talented artists from

the area. There is an application process for each potential artist and a

juried selection of three art pieces. Once artists have been selected, they

share in the cost of the rent as well as work one day per month to support

the collective and help keep everything running smoothly.

Through Artique’s twenty years, they have gone through name changes,

location changes, and artist changes. Now, with a beautiful location

in downtown Powell River, they are close to the ferry, looking toward

Willingdon Beach and within walking distance of cafes and restaurants. In

the past few years they have established themselves as a favourite shop

for locals and tourists alike on the hunt for beautiful, unique, local gifts,

cards, and mementos. They have a vast array of art styles and sizes at

price ranges across all budgets. They also provide shipping services so

you don’t have to worry about the large piece of art that you just can’t fit

in your luggage but would fit perfectly in your house.

Artique is a perfect example of a community coming together to solve

a problem: how to reveal the vibrant artisans in the area? Applying the

collective concept to the art world, Artique has built a viable business and

artists’ community, a true example of sharing, persistence, and success.

ARTIQUE

APPLYING THE COLLECTIVE CONCEPT TO THE ART WORLD, ARTIQUE HAS BUILT

A VIABLE BUSINESS AND ARTISTS’ COMMUNITY. A TRUE EXAMPLE OF SHARING,

PERSISTENCE, AND SUCCESS.

VISIT ARTIQUE AT 6820 ALBERNI STREET IN POWELL RIVER. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK MAY TO DECEMBER AND CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY JANUARY THROUGH APRIL.

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SPOTLIGHT

WORDS | NATALIE FINDLAY

kindred

IMAGES | BRYNN CLINGWALL AND IVY LOCK

SPIRIT

STEEL DRUMS AND

RIPPLE SOUND SCULPTURES

Brynn Clingwall, a Roberts Creek local and founder of Kindred

Spirit Steel Drums, believes one’s calling is the space

between our innate gifts and the gifts we want to share

with society. He is a talented artisan, and the gift he has

spent the last five years cultivating is what he refers to as

“vitality through sound”—healing and connecting through

the music of steel hand drums.

Brynn believes music should be available to all. Today, there is hesitation

to join in for fear of not being perfect. These drums relieve that tension by

providing an accessible way to explore music. “Melodic steel instruments

have the ability to create a connection between a player and their own inner

world, regardless of age or musical experience,” Brynn shares. “They can be

used to attain a deep meditative state, for sound-healing purposes and for

the carefree experimentation with music.”

These steel drums are easily played with hands or mallets. The instrument

itself creates a safe place to enjoy music. Each note struck resonates as

beautiful. Each instrument has a defined scale that works to create sound

that delights and connects. You don’t need any prior musical background. You

just need a desire to connect with sound.

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Evolving his craft, Brynn expanded his business in 2018 and began

producing handpans under the name Ripple Sound Sculptures. These

unique instruments are another level of steel for him to master and an

exquisite experience for both players and listeners.

Giving back to the community has been a large part of Brynn’s business

manifesto. To date his company has donated close to $45,000

in instruments, through monthly give-aways on his social media

platforms, donation programs, and music grants that can be applied for

through his website.

ELIZABETH A. EVANS

BRICKILISM

LATEST WORKS

A UNIQUE VISION OF

WEST COAST LANDSCAPES

OCT 18-30, 2019

Elizabeth A. Evans paints in a

unique style she calls ‘Brickilism’

evoking the pointillism style

of old masters.

Each brush stroke is a coloured

brick that blends to create a

unique work of art consisting of

form, colour and content.

CHAMPAGNE GALA RECEPTION - FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 7 PM

All art lovers are invited. FREE ART PRINTS for the first 100 people to attend!

900 Gibsons Way (Sunnycrest Mall)

onefloweroneleaf.com . 604.886.0099

onefloweroneleafgallery@gmail.com

DISCOVER YOUR SOUND AT KINDREDSPIRITDRUMS.COM.

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SPOTLIGHT

sUNSHINE COAST

ART TOURS

A

ll the coolest people

eventually end up on the

Coast. Douglas Bevans of

Sunshine Coast Art Tours

could be a poster boy

for this cool migration.

Contemporary artist,

musician, and entrepreneur, Bevans has been a

frequent visitor for a decade, but in the past year

has decided to make his home here. His creative and

entrepreneurial CV is extremely varied. For many

years he has worked developing and operating an

educational tour company offering curated tours

for students in Canada. And here he has started a

business that pushes our creative scene forward in

many ways.

He explains: “I was deeply moved by the quality and

quantity of work coming from this region. I thought,

I am an artist, I’m a tour operator, with this combined

skill set I could contribute to this community.”

WORDS | NANCY PINCOMBE IMAGES | DOLF VERMEULEN SPECIAL THANKS TO JEN FRISK STUDIO AND THE KUBE

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WE HAVE A LOT OF TALENTED VISUAL

ARTISTS ON THE SUNSHINE COAST.

CERTAINLY MORE THAN OUR SHARE,

WORKING IN DIVERSE MEDIA, INSPIRED

BY OUR NATURAL SURROUNDINGS AND

PUSHING BOUNDARIES WITH SKILL

AND COURAGE.

Bevans is not easily impressed. His contemporary art practice

employs a razor-sharp intelligence and sense of the absurd. Most

recently he brought to the world “Hot Dog Water,” an installation

featured in more than two hundred publications, including Time

magazine, USA Today, and

Fox News. It was lauded for

its hilarious highlighting

of current consumer

obsession with the latest

health products and the

ridiculous marketing

claims employed. He also

unveiled a Trojan horse

at Burning Man in 2011.

This was a five-story, 29-

ton project that required

a couple of years and

seventy-five volunteers. And he played for twelve years in an

extremely popular punk band, The Smalls. (What do the rest of us

do with our time?)

We have a lot of talented visual artists on the Sunshine Coast.

Certainly more than our share, working in diverse media, inspired

by our natural surroundings, and pushing boundaries with skill and

courage. We also have a lot of ferry complications; forests; dark,

winding, poorly marked roads; small, separated communities;

studios up long driveways; and very few commercial gallery

spaces and only a smattering of public ones. Visitors interested in

our arts scene have a fair bit to overcome.

Bevans is here to help with Sunshine Coast Art Tours. Custom

studio tours, workshops, multi-day tours, add in a brewery or

two, and you’ve got just what the doctor ordered. His Artistry

Lives Here tour is a wonderful day: pickup at the ferry, a full day

in a comfy and spacious tour van visiting five carefully selected

studios, lunch, lots of time to stroll in Gibsons Landing, Sechelt,

and Davis Bay, snacks, and lots of friendly and expert information.

A completely relaxing and enjoyable day of art and sights that gets

beleaguered tourists off our highway and into the diverse studios

and galleries of our region. Great for artists, great for visitors,

great for our communities. Bevans is pretty pleased too. “Life on

the Coast is treating me well. I find there is a wildness, an energy

here—creative boundaries are being pushed, and I’m honoured to

be able to contribute to this community.”

FOR INFORMATION AND TOUR BOOKINGS, VISIT SUNSHINECOASTARTTOURS.COM

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2019

ART CRAWL

2019 is set to be a banner year for the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl. With 186

venues, there is much to see, experience, and discover. The weekend is like a

treasure hunt for art. Featuring new and old techniques, oil, water and acrylic

painting, welding, jewelry, ceramics, photography, mixed media, written art, and

so much more is on offer by talented Coasters.

New this year is the addition of Gambier Island to the roster of venues. There will be

13 artists showcasing their work at the Community Hall. You can catch the walk-on

ferry at Langdale Ferry Terminal and the Community Hall on Gambier is within walking

distance on the other side.

Grab your art crawl passport at any of the artists venues and make sure to get your

passport stamped at each stop. These passports will help you travel around the coast from

Langdale to Earls Cove and Gambier Island discovering new artists and treasured favourites

as well as the potential to win a Coastal getaway or BC Ferry passes. Friday evening events

are outlined on the passport with a red wine glass icon. These participants will have something

special going on that evening. The purple icon identifies artists that have demos or events

throughout the weekend of October 18 to 20.

WORDS | NATALIE FINDLAY

IMAGES PROVIDED BY THE COAST CULTURAL ALLIANCE. VISIT SUNCOASTARTS.COM/ART-CRAWL FOR MORE DETAILS.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING

OCT

4–20

SECHELT ARTS FESTIVAL 2019

THE SUNSHINE COAST’S LEADING EDGE

PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL. COAST

ARTISTS IN A MULTI-MEDIA CROSS-CULTURAL

COLLABORATION CREATE EXCITING NEW WORKS

THAT EMBRACE ALL ART FORMS. VARIOUS

LOCATIONS IN SECHELT.

INFO: SECHELTARTSFESTIVAL.COM

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SCHOOL OF MUSIC COFFEE HOUSE

EXCELLENT MUSIC FROM LOCAL PERFORMERS,

THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, MADEIRA PARK, 7:30PM.

INFO: PENDERHARBOURMUSIC.CA

18–20

SUNSHINE COAST ART CRAWL

JOIN FRIENDS & TAKE A SCENIC TOUR OF 186

GALLERIES & ARTIST STUDIOS FROM LANGDALE

TO EARLS COVE. PRESENTED BY THE COAST

CULTURAL ALLIANCE.

INFO: SUNSHINECOASTARTCRAWL.COM

18–30

E. A. EVANS “BRICKILISM”

EVAN’S LATEST WORKS PRESENT A UNIQUE VISION

OF WEST COAST LANDSCAPES. GALA RECEPTION

OCTOBER 18, 7 PM. SUNNYCREST MALL, GIBSONS.

INFO: ONEFLOWERONELEAF.COM

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DEVON HANLEY

ON HEARING DEVON HANLEY’S VOICE FOR THE FIRST

TIME, THE WORD “PURITY” COMES TO MIND. HER

SOUND IS SPARE, BUT ALSO WARM AND INVITING.

DEVON WILL BE JOINED BY WALTER MARTELLA, PIANO

& TRUMPET, AND BOYD NORMAN, BASS. PRESENTED BY

THE PENDER HARBOUR MUSIC SOCIETY,

SCHOOL OF MUSIC, MADEIRA PARK, 2PM.

INFO/TICKETS: PENDERHARBOURMUSIC.CA

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HALFMOON BAY APPLE FESTIVAL

FEATURES MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, LOCAL

VENDORS, AND PLAYFUL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS.

COOPERS GREEN HALL, 5500 FISHERMAN RD,

HALFMOON BAY, 11AM–4PM.

INFO: HALFMOONBAYAPPLEFESTIVAL.COM

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ANNUAL FASHION SHOW

FASHION, FUNDRAISING, FINE DINING.

PRESENTED BY SUNSHINE DRAGONS

ABREAST. SILENT AUCTION, DOOR PRIZES,

50/50. PARTICIPATING STORES: AZUR, BLUE

MAGNOLIA, CACTUS FLOWER, FOSELLOS,

GEORGIAN TRADING, MOORESTOCK,

PALMAROS, SOURCE FOR SPORTS, SWISH.

BLUE OCEAN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, 6177

RIPPLE WAY, SECHELT, 6PM, $50.

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11 TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HOWL

DANCE & COSTUME EXTRAVAGANZA

FEATURING GARY COMEAU AND THE VOODOO

ALLSTARS. PRESENTED BY THE PENDER HARBOUR

BLUES SOCIETY. PENDER HARBOUR COMMUNITY

HALL, MADEIRA PARK, 8 PM

INFO/TICKETS: 604.741.1186 | PHBLUES.CA

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NIGEL NORTH, LUTE

LES VOIX HUMAINES CONSORT OF VIOLS

BRITISH LUTENIST NIGEL NORTH JOINS MONTREAL’S

LES VOIX HUMAINES CONSORT OF VIOLS FOR A

PERFORMANCE OF LACHRIMAE OR SEVEN TEARES, A

RARELY PERFORMED WORK FOR LUTE AND VIOLS, BY

THE GREAT ENGLISH RENAISSANCE COMPOSER JOHN

DOWLAND.

PRESENTED BY THE COAST RECITAL SOCIETY

RAVEN’S CRY THEATRE, SECHELT, 2:30PM

INFO: 604.885.0991 | COASTRECITALSOCIETY.CA

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MUSHROOM FESTIVAL 2019

DINING WITH MUSHROOMS, MUSHROOM SHOW,

DISPLAYS, BOOTHS, ARTS/CRAFTS

INFO: QATHETMYCOLOGYNETW.WIXSITE.COM/

MYCOLOGY

NOV

26 TH ANNUAL POWELL RIVER CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

OVER 25 VENDORS SERVING CRAFT BEER AND

SPIRITS FROM ACROSS BRITISH COLUMBIA.

DWIGHT HALL, 6274 WALNUT ST, TOWNSITE.

TICKETS: ALLEVENTS.IN

DATES AND TIMES MAY HAVE CHANGED AFTER PRESS TIME. PLEASE CONFIRM EVENT DETAILS WITH ORGANIZERS.

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2,3

ELEMENTS WITH CATHERINE NICHOLLS

THIS 2-DAY WORKSHOP EXPLORES THE

ELEMENTS OF THE EARTH AND THE ELEMENTS

OF DESIGN. FIBREWORKS GALLERY,

12887 SC HWY, MADEIRA PARK.

INFO: FIBREWORKSGALLERY.COM

8SCHOOL OF MUSIC COFFEE HOUSE

EXCELLENT MUSIC FROM LOCAL PERFORMERS,

THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, MADEIRA PARK, 7:30PM.

INFO: PENDERHARBOURMUSIC.CA

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REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES

PENDER HARBOUR, SECHELT, GIBSONS,

POWELL RIVER LEGIONS.

CHECK YOUR COMMUNITY BOARDS FOR DETAILS.

16, 17

DECK THE HALLS

CHRISTMAS ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

SUNSHINE COAST ARTS CENTRE, SECHELT

INFO: SUNSHINECOASTARTSCOUNCIL.COM

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ROSS DOUGLAS

A MAN WHO JUST PLAIN LOVES MUSIC, SINGER/

SONGWRITER ROSS DOUGLAS IS THE FIRST TO SALUTE

HIS MUSICAL INSPIRATIONS WHICH CAN ONLY BE

DESCRIBED AS ALL ENCOMPASSING – “FOLK, CELTIC,

AFRICAN CAJUN, CARIBBEAN, THEATRICAL STUFF

FILTERED THROUGH THE MIND OF A GUY WHOSE LIFE

WAS CHANGED BY THE BEATLES.”. PRESENTED BY THE

PENDER HARBOUR MUSIC SOCIETY, SCHOOL OF MUSIC,

MADEIRA PARK, 2PM

INFO/TICKETS: PENDERHARBOURMUSIC.CA

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KEVIN KENNER, PIANO

KENNER’S ACHIEVEMENTS HAVE WON HIM CRITICAL

ACCLAIM THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.HE HAS BEEN

RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY BY PRESTIGIOUS

AWARDS: THE TOP PRIZE AT THE INTERNATIONAL

CHOPIN COMPETITION IN WARSAW AND THE BRONZE

MEDAL AT THE TCHAIKOVSKY INTERNATIONAL

COMPETITION IN MOSCOW. THE WASHINGTON POST

PRAISES HIM AS “AN ARTIST WHOSE INTELLECT,

IMAGINATION AND PIANISM SPEAK POWERFULLY AND

ELOQUENTLY.”

PRESENTED BY THE COAST RECITAL SOCIETY

RAVEN’S CRY THEATRE, SECHELT, 2:30PM

INFO: 604.885.0991 | COASTRECITALSOCIETY.CA

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YOUNG PEOPLE’S OWN SHOW

AN EXHIBITION OF WORK CREATED IN OUR LOCAL

SCHOOLS AND THOSE INDEPENDENTLY BY LOCAL

YOUTH. DORIS CROWSTON GALLERY,

SUNSHINE COAST ARTS CENTRE.

INFO: SUNSHINECOASTARTSCOUNCIL.COM

30, DEC 1

SERENDIPITY CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

HAND CRAFTED GIFTS, LOCAL ARTISANS, 50/50 DRAW,

POP UP KITCHEN, LIVE MUSIC, PHOTOS WITH SANTA.

PENDER HARBOUR COMMUNITY HALL, 10AM-4PM

DEC

1

WOODLAND CHRISTMAS

SUNSHINE COAST BOTANICAL GARDEN

5941 MASON ROAD, SECHELT, 1:30–4:30PM

INFO: 604.740.3969 | COASTBOTANICALGARDEN.ORG

1–2, 8–10,15–17

WINTER LIGHTS

SUNSHINE COAST BOTANICAL GARDEN

5941 MASON ROAD, SECHELT, 4:30–7:30PM

INFO: 604.740.3969 | COASTBOTANICALGARDEN.ORG

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SCHOOL OF MUSIC COFFEE HOUSE

EXCELLENT MUSIC FROM LOCAL PERFORMERS,

THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, MADEIRA PARK, 7:30PM.

INFO: PENDERHARBOURMUSIC.CA

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SWEET SCARLET

THIS SASSY 6-MEMBER A CAPPELLA GROUP IS

GUARANTEED TO PUT A LITTLE VA-VA-VOOM IN YOUR

CHRISTMAS! WINNERS OF THE PRESTIGIOUS ELMER

ISELER AWARD AT THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL CHORAL

KATHAUMIXW, THEY COMBINE FINE MUSICIANSHIP

WITH AN INFECTIOUS LOVE OF POP CLASSICS AND

CONTEMPORARY FAVORITES. HINT–TICKETS FOR THIS

CONCERT WOULD MAKE A PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT!

PRESENTED BY THE PENDER HARBOUR MUSIC SOCIETY,

SCHOOL OF MUSIC, MADEIRA PARK, 2PM

INFO/TICKETS: PENDERHARBOURMUSIC.CA

EVENTS ARE LISTED FREE ON OUR CALENDAR. PLEASE SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO EVENTS@ZOOMSUNSHINECOAST.COM

DATES AND TIMES MAY HAVE CHANGED AFTER PRESS TIME. PLEASE CONFIRM EVENT DETAILS WITH ORGANIZERS.

GIBSONS

Gibsons Plaza, Upper Gibsons

604.886.3487

WILSON CREEK

Wilson Creek Plaza, Hwy 101

604.885.6331

MADEIRA PARK

12887 Madeira Park Road

604.883.9100


SPOTLIGHT

How hard can it be, doing your own

framing? Just measure up a few

materials, put them together,

and voilà. Well, no. For your

piece of fine art, this final touch

can make all the difference. And

a professional eye can achieve surprising results

in tone, depth, and sophistication.

Luckily for you and our many painters,

photographers, decorators, and designers,

expert support is close at hand. At Artworks

Gallery and Framing you will find a beautiful and

impressively large selection of frames and mats,

frequent sales and discounts, as well as off-cut

materials for your various crafts and projects.

And at Artworks you have the advantage of

expertise from Cindy Buis, the owner of Artworks.

Cindy, an artist herself who graduated from the

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, has been

intimately involved with our arts scene for many

years. It was quite literally love at first sight when

she visited Gibsons in 1984. She moved there

and opened a framing and fine art shop that she

ran for many years. Life, family, and a relocation

to Cowrie Street in Sechelt has kept her busy.

These last couple of years, Cindy says, have

been busier than ever with “so many new people,

bigger houses, more walls . . .”

ARTWORKS

gallery and

picture framing

WORDS | NANCY PINCOMBE

If the job is beautifying those walls, Cindy is

proud to feature in her gallery a wide selection

of fine art from twenty-five of our exceptional

local artists.

Cindy hopes that artists and craftspeople

will drop by and browse whenever they need

something. More often than not, she will

have what they’re looking for. No need to take

chances ordering sight-unseen from Amazon,

or taking a ferry into the city to the large chain

stores. Increasingly, everything we need is right

here close to home.

VISIT ARTWORKS GALLERY & FRAMING AT 5697 COWRIE

STREET IN SECHELT

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990 Grandview Rd., Gibsons

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Trees

WE ARE THE TREES OF THE SUNSHINE COAST.

WE ARE ALIVE. BIRDS STILL MAKE THEIR NESTS AND

LAY THEIR EGGS AND BRING FORTH THEIR YOUNG

IN OUR BRANCHES IN THE SPRING.

Habitat for so many creatures and the lungs of our ailing

planet, trees are a wonderful part of our lives on the

Sunshine Coast, especially in Roberts Creek and Halfmoon

Bay—lush, rural areas that have so far protected

themselves against the rapid on-rush of development

and resultant habitat degradation.

If a large tree grows close to your home, you’ve no doubt been alone with

a candle and your fears on a dark, stormy night, the rain slashing at your

window, the wind shaking the walls, wondering: Is that tree going to come

crashing down on my dream home? Will I survive? When night fades into

daylight, you ask yourself more calmly, How can I tell if the tree on my

property is safe?

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WORDS | CAITLIN HICKS

VICTORIA PALACIOS PHOTO


“A hazard situation requires the presence of both a tree with the potential

to fail and a target,” say Nelda Matheny and James Clark in their book

A Photographic Guide to the Evaluation of Hazard Trees in Urban Areas,

published by the International Society of Arboriculture.

Given that the target is your house, how do you determine if the tree

within falling distance has the potential to fail?

First consider the species of the tree. Each has different growing

characteristics, which impact on their strengths or weaknesses. From

Gibsons to Pender Harbour, cedar, hemlock, and Douglas fir share air

with the red alder and big leaf maple. Each varies in its resistance to

decay. Hemlock is shallow-rooted, subject to root rot and internal decay.

The shallow roots and bent tip profile contribute, in high winds, to being

literally twisted out of the ground. It is probably the least stable of the

evergreens.

The Western red cedar, on the other hand, seldom fails on its own.

Although branch failure is rare even under heavy snow loads, human

interventions cause its demise. Mutilation of the crown (the infamous

practice of topping) exposes the tree to decay. When the leader

re-grows, it creates a sail at the top of the tree that makes it more

susceptible to blowdown.

Age, size of the tree, and the environment in which it resides are

three factors to consider when trying to estimate the danger of a tree

going over. What kind of damage has occurred to the tree in the past,

particularly to the roots? With these giants, close to forty percent of the

total mass of the tree is below ground level; the roots may extend from

the drip line sixty, seventy, eighty feet.

The tall-growing Douglas fir (to 90 m) is the most prolific in British

Columbia. In high winds, heavy branches snap off easily. Trunk failure

can be caused by co-dominant stems with included bark, resulting in

internal decay, fungopathogens, and root rot.

Construction, which now surrounds us all, will take down any of these

large trees. With the use of heavy machinery, roots are compacted and

often severed. Use of fill for landscaping and septic fields can raise soil

level around the tree, depriving the roots of oxygen.

Here is a checklist of “severe” failure indicators: visibly unstable,

mainstem cracked, severe decay, broken stem or branch, severe lean,

ground cracks or heaves, dead tree, and a hanger (a broken-out top

which is caught in the tree).

Look for these symptoms of instability: “coning up” (where the tree has

an excessive number of cones), conks and fungal bodies growing on the

wood, “included” bark, co-dominant stems, crown decline and multiple

tops, wounds and decays, excessive end weight, multiple attachments,

exposed or damaged roots, deadwood, and crown dieback.

CASEY HORNER PHOTO

We are the trees, ancient witnesses. After so much time, we are still so happy

to hear familiar sounds as squirrels, raccoons, coyotes, bears, and deer scurry

under our canopy. Birds still open their throats to the sky, urgently crying for

their breakfast, in the way they have, spring after spring for millennia. We are

the trees. We are alive and we celebrate the good fortune of every second of our

continuing existence.

VISION WEBAGENCY PHOTO

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WELLNESS

HEALINgscents

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Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Leah Morgan is

passionate about her work. Healing and enhancing

life with the use of essential oils has been a huge part

of her life for more than twenty years. She has studied

every stage of the process of creating essential oils

and how to use them wisely. Healingscents is the

result of these years of dedication, and the website healingscents.net

is full of information for health, home, and beauty. The aromatherapy

guide has fascinating facts about different oils (prickly pear seed oil

to brighten your complexion? Yes, please!), sustainability (shelf lives,

options to endangered aromatics, and product suitability), and DIY

directions.

Sustainability and the judicious use of oils is increasingly important to

Leah. “My focus is to educate people on safety and try to encourage them

not to overuse the oils. There is a huge sustainability issue developing

because people are being sold on using oils for absolutely everything

when it is not necessary to do so. So I really try to educate people

to think about how

many plants it takes to

produce that bottle of

essential oil. We have

been distilling our own

lavender for a couple

of years now. We have

about fifty plants; this

year we got about 30

ml of oil, and it took us

three days of distilling to

do it. So that gives you

an idea of the volume of

plant material that goes

into each bottle.”

This is precious stuff! It

is easy to find what you

are looking for in their

alphabetized online

offerings, with more than one hundred essential oils, from amber to

ylang ylang. If that seems overwhelming (for instance which lavender?

French? Bulgarian? High alpine?), Leah is trained and available for

personal consultations. Many time-tested blends are available to help

with common challenges like stress, allergies, insomnia, digestion,

headaches, and joint problems. These are very popular, and Leah has

been busy developing formulations.

“I spent the earlier part of the year developing twelve new Synergy

Blends, bringing the total number of blends to thirty-six. I also carry over

one hundred different certified organic, non-sprayed or wild harvested

essential oils from all over the world. I have been in business on the

Coast for over twenty years now. Most of my clients come from word

of mouth and keep coming back because of the quality of the products

that I offer.”

SHOP ONLINE AT HEALINGSCENTS.NET OR VISIT THE STORE AT 626 SHAW ROAD IN GIBSONS.

LELAN DION

COVE CARPENTRY

604.740.2030 | LELANDIONCOVECARPENTRY.COM

PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL

SERVICES ON THE SUNSHINE

COAST FOR MORE THAN

30

YEARS

finishing & addition

kitchen & bath renovation

hardwood & flooring installation

decks, railings & fences

artistic design & planning

home maintenance

COME

and

SMELL

the

FLOWERS

floral boutique, home décor & giftware

604.885.5685 | Unit 4 - 5685 Cowrie Street, Sechelt | www.lesfleursdefi.com

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DESTINATION

rockwater

THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST FOR A ROMANTIC GETAWAY,

DREAMY WEDDING, FAMILY FUN, OR ENERGIZING CORPORATE RETREAT THAN THE

ROCKWATER SECRET COVE RESORT

Less than an hour from the Langdale ferry (which is a short and extraordinarily scenic 40-minute trip from West Vancouver),

the Rockwater feels a world apart, but is close to the city. With guest rooms, cabins, and luxury tent suites, there is

accommodation to suit everyone, with views everywhere: of the sheltered cove, the strait, mossy rocks and arbutus, towering

fir trees, eagles, herons, harbour seals, sometimes sea lions, and even whales, as you gaze across to the spectacular sand

cliffs of Thormanby Island.

WORDS | NANCY PINCOMBE

IMAGES COURTESY OF ROCKWATER RESORT, 5356 OLE’S COVE ROAD, HALFMOON BAY - ROCKWATERSECRETCOVERESORT.COM

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Wedding parties set up on the grassy seaside lawn amidst wild roses and

gardens, corporate groups use meeting and banquet rooms. Families

settle in by the ocean-view pool.

All guests are encouraged to be as active as they like, with extensive

grounds to explore, a dock for boaters, and a swim float in the cove. Kayak

and paddleboards are available for rent, with hikes and lakes nearby. Of

course it is always an option to just sit in a fluffy robe on the deck of a tent

suite and watch the tides change. Or lie by the pool. But do be sure to work

up an appetite, because the Rockwater Restaurant knows how to replenish

hungry guests.

Menu highlights include the seafood linguini with plump mussels, scallops,

and salmon bathed in a lightly seasoned cream sauce. Porcini-dusted

halibut is a generous portion of the delicate fish with Asian greens and

rice pilaf. The braised lamb shank falls off the bone into a pool of squash

purée and tangy balsamic reduction. You don’t need to be vegan to enjoy

the veggie option. It is wonderfully savoury and satisfying.

Our Canadian, prairie-grown Hemp Seed Hearts, Protein

Powders and Oils provide essential nutrients for healthy living.

Hemp Seed Hearts contain highly digestible

proteins including all 10 essential amino

acids, and are a perfect

naturally balanced source of

Omega-3 and Omega-6 EFAs.

Organic or natural, all of our

products are sustainable,

vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free,

nut-free and they taste great!

Meat lovers will be delighted with the Madagascar filet mignon with roast

potatoes and a green peppercorn demi-glaze. Start with tempura salmon

rolls or a grilled romaine salad. And there’s no such thing as too full for

dessert when one of the options is house-made ice cream with espresso

and Baileys.

Maybe you need a cocktail while you assess this menu. The Rockwater

shakes up special martinis and has a wonderful wine list that offers

the very finest of our award-winning BC wines. Because there is always

something to celebrate, even if it is just the sunset, a fine selection of

old-world champagnes and sparkling wines is available. Sit and sip in

the lounge, where live music is offered most weekends, while you enjoy

the view. There is a time and place to be smug and satisfied; it is at the

Rockwater Secret Cove Resort, anytime you visit.

Casual

VERY

FINE DINING

Phone for Reservations

604.885.4216

1041 Roberts Creek Road

Mon-Thu 10am-8:30pm

Fri-Sat 9am-9pm | Sun 9am-8:30pm

. Open 7 days a week

. Innovative & Fresh

. Vegan, Gluten-Free Options

. Best Wine List on the Coast

www.gumbootrestaurant.com

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Move away from pain with

Ortho-Bionomy ®

As the body relaxes, tension leaves and

self-correcting reflexes emerge.

Many seek Ortho-Bionomy to:

Relieve headaches, back, neck & joint pain

Alleviate Frozen shoulder & carpal tunnel syndrome

Promote Relaxation & Prevention

Home and lifestyle accessories

Suncoast Body Works

SCOTT McQUITTY, ROBP

Registered Advanced Ortho-Bionomy ®

Practitioner

Call or text: 604.741.3233

www.suncoastbodyworks.ca

Gift Certificates Available

452 Marine Drive, Gibsons, BC . ikhaya.ca

LOCALLY DESIGNED & ETHICALLY MADE CLOTHING

shopmorgans@gmail.com

facebook.com/shopmorgans

healingscents

THE SUNSHINE COAST’S ORIGINAL SOURCE

FOR ORGANIC ESSENTIAL OILS

shop online at www.healingscents.net

2-626 Shaw Rd, Gibsons | 604.886.6583 | 604.741.1503

RESIDENTIAL . COMMERCIAL . AUTOMOTIVE

24-HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE . INSURANCE CLAIMS

Custom Frameless Shower Enclosures . Residential Glass Replacement . Skylights

Glass Railing . Auto Glass Replacement & Repair . Window Screens . Phantom Screens

Custom Cut Mirror & Glass . Plexiglass

LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED | FREE ESTIMATES

604.740.9960 | 5590 WHARF ROAD, SECHELT

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TWILLINGATE, NEWFOUNDLAND

SUE INGLIS, CINDY RIACH, AND

ELIZABETH MCNEILL

VIEWFINDER

KIZHI, RUSSIA

FRIENDS OF ZOOM MAGAZINE TAKE GREAT PHOTOS WITH

THEIR FAVOURITE LOCAL MAGAZINE IN VARIOOUS LOCATIONS

GARY AND PAULINE WEBBER

AROUND THE WORLD, AND SHARE WITH US SNAPSHOTS OF

THEIR ADVENTURES. SHARE YOUR ZOOM TRAVEL PHOTOS,

TOO. REMEMBER NOT ONLY TO HAVE A COPY OF ZOOM IN

THE PHOTO, BUT ALSO SHOW A GREAT VIEW OF THE PLACE

YOU VISITED! SEND PHOTOS FOR CONSIDERATION TO

VIEWFINDER@ZOOMSUNSHINECOAST.COM.

STEVE MITCHELL

KETCHIKAN, ALASKA

SHANESSA COOKSON

LAURI & PETE DUNK

DALA

HUATULCO, MEXICO MEXICO

BENOIT DOUDARD

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GATINEAU, QUEBEC

INGE BESSMANN NORRIS

VIEWFINDER

PALAWAN, PHILIPPINES

NICK AMPARO, GLADYS AND JOHN EVIDENTE

Secret Beach, El Nido

OREGON, USA

CHRISTY, LORY, LENY, AND GINA

Swan Dahlia Festival, Canby

GARDEN BAY

ANDY ARMSTRONG

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GORD CASSIDY

PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE


MEMBERS OF BATCH 82

ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY

JERRY & CATHY COULSON

WITH MIKE & KAREN SCOTT

SURREY, BC

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND

BETH EMMS

Gloucester Cathedral

BANGKOK, THAILAND

DEAD SEA, ISRAEL

RIZAL, PHILIPPINES

EDMUND ARCEO

“Botong” Francisco Mural, Angono

ADRIAN MACAVINTA

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VIEWFINDER

THAILAND

ANNE & DAVID JEFFREY

Doi Inthanon National Park

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

VIS ISLAND, CROATIA

ANN McERLEAN

CAROL BARLOW, LINDA MCPHEDRAN, ANNE JEFFREY, KAREN

TOSCZAK, RIKKI HEROLD, AND SHARON KRYSTALOVICH

DENVER SKAGUAY, ALASKA

SHARON & LITO SAGILANAN

SAINT-HYACINTHE, QUEBEC

RICHARD, CHELSIE, CORY FORTIER, AND NATHALIE FORTIER

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WAYNE PLEDGER

North Cape

NORWAY

A TOWNSITE LANDMARK . . . REIMAGINED

Visit the renovated 1941 Powell River Stores building, now home to many

new local artisan shops with clothing, art, curiosities, furniture, home decor,

bakery, green grocer, coffee shop, climbing gym, and more!

D2K AND MELI LOONIE PHOTOS

photo: Ivar Leidus

PETER SUGDEN

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

DALE SPENCE & DONA KLINE

Cinque Terre Trails

ITALY

5831 Ash Avenue, Powell River, BC

We’re just across from Townsite Brewing in the Townsite District,

a Canadian National Historic Site.

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FEATURE

BUILDINGS NEED TO STAND THE TEST OF TIME.

BOTH AESTHETICALLY AND FROM THE ELEMENTS.

TO DO THIS WE LOOK TO NATURAL SIMPLE MATERIALS

AND TAKE OUR CUES FROM THE ENVIRONMENT.

hanson

LAND & SEA

WORDS | NANCY PINCOMBE

IMAGES | DOLF VERMEULEN

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Simplicity, timelessness, durability, local. These words are easy to

toss around, but few companies take them as seriously as Hanson

Land and Sea. This family-owned and -operated contracting

company has broad expertise evolved over generations of coastal

living and building. Brothers Ryan and Marlin Hanson operate two

sawmills; they renovate, repurpose, design, and build on land and

on sea. Specialties include homes, from sprawling to tiny, outbuildings, auxiliary

structures, docks and piers, and even furniture. And it all has to last.

“Buildings need to stand the test of time, both aesthetically and from the

elements. To do this we look to natural, simple materials and take our cues from

the environment.”

“Local” is practical, aesthetically desirable, and increasingly fashionable, but for

the Hanson brothers it is almost a form of reverence. In everything they build

there is a respect for the inherent wisdom of local materials, in using what the land

provides.

“Utilizing materials native to our area is key for us. Function and form are laid out

well in nature. Cedar is a beautiful and great exterior material, for example. Secondgrowth

fir is a relatively sustainable and affordable structural material. All are

available locally if you know where to look and how to deal with the raw material.”

They also strive for an honesty, a transparency, about the nuts and literal bolts

of building. Where so many of our homes incorporate a coyness with respect to

building essentials, hiding important elements behind plaster walls and employing

cheap surface materials that cannot withstand daily life, Hanson Land and Sea

prefers to be more straightforward.

“We try to expose our methods of fastening timbers together in the simplest,

strongest way possible. Something we learned building piers.”

Flooring you can’t actually walk on, walls that won’t survive a bump with a tricycle,

surfaces that can be ruined by a potted plant are not for these outdoorsy family

guys. They both have kids and pets and know that homes need to withstand

considerable rigours, gracefully.

“For flooring, our go-to is a power-troweled slab on grade. It is the cheapest way

to pour a concrete slab, it looks and wears great, and lasts forever. Drywall with

its ‘perfect’ finish is so vulnerable to damage. We love working with plasters and

natural clays. These products help the space breathe, give a much more organic

feel to the space, and hold up better.”

Besides innovative custom homes, recent projects include green roofs, outdoor

living spaces, and adding guest, extended-family, and in-law housing. The Hansons

love working with creative clients, and a favourite building is a sauna with a green

roof supported and heated by a central steel column salvaged from marine work.

Or a really fabulous barn with giant burnt-wood doors and rough-sawn fir.

Running a busy and demanding family business takes strong vision and

communication skills. The Hansons have worked together long enough to

understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses, motivation, and inspiration.

This support and energy extends to their crew of eleven skilled and passionate

tradespeople who share the Hansons’ vision and zeal.

“We have a group of guys that we feel extremely privileged to work with every day.

They are all so skilled at what they do! We are great at coming up with a vision of

how a project should look or feel, but they are the ones that execute that vision

flawlessly day in, day out.”

PLEASE VISIT HANSONLANDANDSEA.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION

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GIFTS THAT ELEVATE THE EXPERIENCE

IN THE HEART OF THE HOME . . .

SUNSHINE COAST

ELDERDOG

Shop in store or browse online:

www.theseasonedkitchen.ca

Gibsons Park Plaza (near Marketplace IGA)

108 - 1100 Sunshine Coast Highway, Gibsons, BC . 604.886.7724

info@theseasonedkitchen.ca . find us on Facebook and Instagram

There are no winners, no celebrations when man and his

dog are separated, especially when the owner is an elderly

person. Dogs are family members providing comfort

and companionship, and the value they bring to people

is amazing. There is so much research supporting the

physical and mental benefits dogs provide to seniors. Dogs

can prolong an elderly owner’s life. They can help reduce stress, lower

blood pressure, and increase social interaction and physical activity.

So what happens when a senior is no longer able, for medical reasons, to

walk his dog and get the benefits they share and the social connections

with others? Fortunately there is a solution. ElderDog Canada has

established a “pawd” on the Sunshine Coast. It is a unique, essential

program that has successfully allowed seniors and their four-legged

friends to stay together.

ElderDog originated in Nova Scotia many years ago and has spread across

the country, with thousand of volunteers signing up to help. When a senior

citizen is physically unable to walk his or her dog, those volunteers fill that

role, allowing the dog to stay at home with its owner.

Veterinarians who care for our pets believe the service is essential. “I know

so many older citizens who need it. It is a valuable service that will take

off and explode,” says Dr. Justin McLash, owner of the Sunshine Coast

Pet Hospital in Sechelt. He also sees long-term benefits to a senior dog

should its owner pass on. He supports the “dedicated” efforts of ElderDog

in their commitment to ensuring the dog gets all the care it needs until a

loving home is found.

ElderDog is a one-of-a-kind non-profit program in Canada. It costs

nothing for the senior pet owner “in need.” The money to run ElderDog

comes from donations. ElderDog steps in to assist seniors who may

have financial and/or physical challenges providing routine daily care

(example: feeding, health care, exercise) with their canine companions.

With the launch of this life-enhancing service for seniors on our Sunshine

Coast, volunteers are needed.

WORDS | BEV COXFORD

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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MANY SERVICES ELDERDOG CANADA OFFERS, OR TO VOLUNTEER

OR DONATE, PLEASE GO TO ELDERDOG.CA OR CALL 1.855.336.4226. VOLUNTEER FORMS CAN BE

PICKED UP AT ALL FOR PETS IN SECHELT OR ONLINE.


DIEGO (2002-2014)

by Edmund Arceo

DIEGO

by Edmund Arceo

SOPHIE

by Marion Prochnau

JOURNEY

by Judi Lees

LOLA

by Kim Schachte

BRUNO

by Brenna Nixdorf

GABBY & BOO

by Sharlyne

DIEGO’S DEN

MIGUEL

by Edmund Arceo

A local family business since 1989

Committed to support our neighbourhood

Your Sunshine Coast Pet Headquarters

@AllforPetsSechelt

#allforpets

Better Nutrition for Healthy, Happier Pets! | 101-5641 Cowrie Street, Sechelt | 604.885.8843 | www.allforpets.ca

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CLEMENTINE

by Edmund Arceo

ANNIE

by Deborah Souter

HACHI & RUFUS

by Karen Wells

This section is dedicated to the memory of Diego (2002-2014).

What started as a photo album of Diego and his friends has

become our most popular section, with readers sharing photos

of their own beloved pets. Our new boy Miguel has taken

over editorial duties. Please send your favourite pet photos to

diego@zoomsunshinecoast.com.

GEORGIA

by Theresa Huntley

DAISY

by Karen Wells

LUCY & DAISY

by Mary Wright

GIGI

by Karen Wells

Dr. Rick Smalley DVM 604-883-2488 24

hours

Unit 201 - 12890 Madeira Park Rd, Madeira Park, BC | Fax: 604-883-2489 | mpvh@dccnet.com

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A Timeless

Way of Building

full kitchenettes, flat screen tvs, decks & seating areas in every room

Your Home Away from Home

on The Sunshine Coast

campsites available - with outdoor shower!

13483 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Madeira Park

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www.thestonewater.ca

Custom Homes / Renovations / Timber Milling

Tiny Buildings / Marine Docks & Gangways

604.741.7317

Learn more at our NEW website:

HANSONLANDANDSEA.COM

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THE KUBE FALL CALENDAR

FRIDAY thru SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18-20

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl: Venue 52

Visit our 11 working artist studios, October feature

artist and gallery. Workshop listings at: thekube.ca

FRIDAY NOV. 8

Deer Crossing The Art Farm 10 Year Anniversary Party

SATURDAY NOV. 9

Opening Reception: Ryan Cadarette 6-9pm

SUNDAY NOV. 10

Exciting Collages w/Jeanne Krabbendam 9am - 6pm

THURSDAY DEC. 5

Pennylane Shen ‘How It Sounds’ Seminar 7 - 8:30pm

FRIDAY DEC. 6

Opening Reception: Eleven Equal Artists 6-9pm

SATURDAY DEC. 7

2nd Annual Kube Holiday Craft Fair 11am-5pm

C ontemporary Art Gallery // Artist Studios // Thoughtfully Curated Goods

# 104 - 875 gibsons way, gibsons • thekube.ca

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We are pleased to provide a preferred interest rate to members when making

purchases that support eco efficiency. Borrow as little as $2,500 or as much as

$20,000 and let us help you choose an amortization period that works best for your

needs. Eligible products include the purchase and installation of Solar Panels, Heat

Pumps, on demand Water Systems and Rainwater Catchment Systems.


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