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If you know of an environment-related event on the Sunshine Coast (from Langdale to Lund), we're happy to post it here. Just email your listing to office@thescca.ca.

 

Upcoming Events


Deepening Community Connections Environmental Conference

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 9 am - 4 pm
Roberts Creek Hall

Join the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association for our first annual Deepening Community Connections Environmental Conference!

If you work or volunteer in the local environmental and/or sustainability movement, or are looking to get more involved in local initiatives and groups, this conference is for you! 

Share about your projects, mission and ideas, learn about what other organizations are doing, and best of all, enjoy the opportunity to get to know each other so that together, we can nurture a strong, connected and empowered community.  There are limitless opportunities for cooperation and mutual support!

For more information, contact office@thescca.ca.To register and find out more, go to our event page. Space is limited, so if you’re keen to participate, register today.

Celebration of Conservation

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 8 pm
Roberts Creek Hall

It's that time of year again … time for our annual CELEBRATION OF CONSERVATION fundraising dance party!!

Featuring the fabulous live local music of Matthew Lovegrove, the Knotty Dotters Marimba Band, and the Brothers in Farms.
Great music, fun folks, good food and all for a good cause!
Kids 5 and under are free. Tickets for $20, or $21.50 online.

Tickets are available online via the Sunshine Coast Share-There website, or in person at Gaia’s Fair Trade Gifts in Lower Gibsons, or at the Sechelt Visitor Centre.

To get involved as a volunteer, or donate items for the concession and door prizes, contact Melissa: melissajeanrayfield@hotmail.com.

 

Past Events


A Day at the Ocean Edge

Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Sargeant Bay Provincial Park
Saturday, July 4th, 2015 - 12 pm - 4 pm
Sargeant Bay, Halfmoon Bay


Join our member group, the Sargeant Bay Society, for an afternoon celebration featuring the Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan, with interactive Sea Life displays, Low Tide Intertidal exploration with the Iris Griffith Centre staff, and a ceremony at 1pm with birthday cake!

Overflow parking at the Halfmoon Bay Elementary School, with the Wood Duck shuttle bus (11:30 - 4:15).

Visit their website for more information: www.sargbay.ca

SCCA Annual General Meeting

Monday, June 22, 2015 - 7 pm - 9 pm
Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
5714 Medusa St, Sechelt

We're excited to announce that our guest speaker will be Ruth Simons, the Executive Director of the Future of Howe Sound Society.

Memberships can be renewed at the AGM or you can join or renew online. You must be a paid-up member in order to vote.

As per SCCA policy, nominations for the Board of Directors should be forwarded to the chair of our nomination committee. If you are passionate about the environment of the Sunshine Coast and would like to contribute some time and energy, please consider a two-year term as a director. We have monthly board meetings and directors are encouraged to take on a role or an issue.

Eelgrass presentation to SCRD

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 9:30 am
Sunshine Coast Regional District Offices
1975 Field Road, Sechelt

Join Dianne Sanford, of Friends of Forage Fish, and the Eelgrass Mapping Project, in the SCRD boardroom for a short, 10 minute presentation on the need for protection of eelgrass beds, forage fish, and shorelines. 
In 2012, council had advised implementation of protection of eelgrass beds, however the item has not yet been addressed to date, until now.  The Planning Department is bringing forward this item on May 14th.  See page 14 - 16 of the April 9, 2015 minutes. 
It is important to protect eelgrass beds as they are a major source of oxygen, habitat, feeding area for many species, nursery area for forage fish, migration route for multitudes of ocean species, and a unique transition zone from land to sea.

Canada's Environmental Law At Risk

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 7 pm
Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
5714 Medusa St, Sechelt

Join us for a community dialogue featuring Anna Johnston, staff counsel with the West Coast Environmental Law Association, and including speakers from the Alliance 4 Democracy, on the major changes to Canadian Environmental Laws since 2012 and what can be done to secure lasting environmental legal protection.
Doors at 6:45.  Talk and discussion from 7 - 9 pm.  Admission and refreshments by donation.
info@thescca.ca for more information.

CELEBRATION OF CONSERVATION Dance!

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 7 pm
Persephone Beer Farm
1053 Stewart Rd, Gibsons

Join us as we celebrate another year in the ongoing campaign to preserve our precious environment.  Featuring live music:  Brothers in Farms, Sweet Cascadia, and The Fireside Philosophers.  Everyone welcome - youth and adults.  $20 (kids under 5 free).  Very limited number of tickets on sale at Gaia's Fair Trade, Gibsons.  Great music, fine folks, yummy treats, and of course, some very good beer!
Check out our facebook page with more event details here.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7 pm
Artesia Coffee House
Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt

A wonderful night of live music, fun, food and surprises--and your last chance to enter our draw for an e-bike. The winners will be drawn this evening! Suggested donation of $10 at the door.


Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:00 pm
The Coal Hard Facts
Sechelt Indian Band Hall, Sechelt

The Salish Sea Coal Committee invites you to their second public forum to re-visit the looming thermal coal issues threatening our sea life, beaches, air and health. Get up to date on what's happening with the proposal to ship millions of tonnes of U.S. thermal coal, already rejected by our Southern neighbours, from Fraser Surrey Docks to Texada island, and onwards to Asia to be burned for electricity.