Coming October 1& 6 ~ TWO PREMIER CANADA 150+ EVENTS

syiyaya. Our Families. Our Stories.

To acknowledge the 150+ anniversary year on the Sunshine Coast, the Sechelt Arts Festival will present syiyaya. Our Families. Our Stories.

This special art and cultural project wil capture our community forbearers’ stories, inspire and engage our youth, recognize our multi-cultural diversity, and create opportunities for dialogue and understanding between our First Nations and settler communities. Two special events will be presented in October to  showcase the year-long story collection project.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 1, from 11AM - 5PM, Seaside Centre, Sechelt

Come out and see the Student Art & Literature Exposition at the Seaside Centre, Sechelt. Students from Chatalech, West Sechelt High School and the shishalh Nation pre-school will showcase their "syiyaya" stories and art on BC Culture Days weekend.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 6 at @ 8PM - Ravens Cry Theatre, Sechelt

Multi- media theatre event. Collected stories and interviews will be merged with heritage live-action vignettes in this professionally produced multi-media and multi-cultural stage production of syiyaya. Our families. Our stories. Get your tickets to syiyaya ONLINEor at the Sechelt Visitors Centre for the multi-media theatre event of the year! 

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MORE octOBER 2017 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS!

Now in its fourteenth year, The Sechelt Arts Festival provides accessible arts programming to Coast residents and visitors via local and off-coast talent in a professionally produced ten-day event. The Festival supports and encourages the local artistic community by providing myriad workshops, performances, and presentation opportunities, embracing arts and culture through dance, music, theatre, spoken word, visual art, multi-media, and heritage events.

 

2017 |  ORIGINS, LEGACies OF COAST ART

In recognition of Canada’s 150+ Anniversary year,  the 2017 festival theme ORIGINS, Legacies of Coast Art,  will provide a variety ofengaging  and entertaining art and cultural opportunities for participants, families, and visitors.

The curated ORIGINS: Legacies of Coast  Art Exhibition will feature coast families who have created a lasting artistic legacy. OCT 6 TO 22 at the SEASIDE CENTRE. Runs through SC Art Crawl weekend. Look for us on the Art Crawl map!

The curated ORIGINS: Legacies of Coast  Art Exhibition will feature coast families who have created a lasting artistic legacy. OCT 6 TO 22 at the SEASIDE CENTRE. Runs through SC Art Crawl weekend. Look for us on the Art Crawl map!

Bits of String play at the Family Bands Café along with other coast families who love to play together! 1pm to 3pm SATURDAY OCT 14

Bits of String play at the Family Bands Café along with other coast families who love to play together! 1pm to 3pm SATURDAY OCT 14

Mapping Our Past will trace our Sechelt families and coast heritage from the 1700's. OCTOBER 6 TO 22 at the SEASIDE CENTRE. Runs through SC Art Crawl weekend.

Mapping Our Past will trace our Sechelt families and coast heritage from the 1700's. OCTOBER 6 TO 22 at the SEASIDE CENTRE. Runs through SC Art Crawl weekend.

Origin Stories storytelling afternoon - Aboriginal, African, and Celtic storytellers featured on SUNDAY OCT 15 from 1pm to 3pm at the SC ARTS CENTRE

Origin Stories storytelling afternoon - Aboriginal, African, and Celtic storytellers featured on SUNDAY OCT 15 from 1pm to 3pm at the SC ARTS CENTRE

Troy Mclaughlin and Karen Pitkethly bring it on in the Premier Dance performance of GREASE, Friday October 13 | Local Band Fir featured with coast Emerging musicians, singers-songwriters Saturday October 14 at the Emerging Sounds concert  | Mimosa presents a special Visionnaires concert on Saturday October 21 | International Letterpress experts Crispin and Jan Elsted present a unique Origins of Type: Letterpress Workshop on Thursday October 12, one of seven different workshop events!