Brackendale Art Gallery Artisan Christmas Craft Fair

Brackendale Art Gallery Artisan Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday, December 7th, the Artisan Craft Market will be held from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Handmade holiday gifts are always a great way to add a little holiday magic into the season’s preparations. This traditional craft market is always bustling before Christmas, with an excellent selection of local vendors. Custom crafted gift items this year will include aromatherapy, cacao products, felt wool and silks, photography, pottery, rattles and spiritual tools, and much more.

Sweet bread and spiced cider will be available with a cash donation to the Squamish Food Bank. And a menu of beet borscht, salmon bisque, homemade bread and pastries, wine, beer and espresso coffees will be available all day.

Brackendale Art Gallery is located at 11950 Government Road. For more information visit the Brackendale Art Gallery website.


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Squamish Punk Fest

Squamish Punk Fest

Here for its second year, Squamish Punk Night has teamed up with legendary Vancouver punk rock promoter Russian Tim, to bring you Squamish Punk Fest 2019!

This year’s 1 year celebration brings you 10 killer performances, over 2 nights, September 27th and 28th, at The Knotty Burl. You’ll enjoy punk rock’s finest from Vancouver, The Sunshine Coast and The Sea To Sky Corridor. Bands include Russian Tim and Pavel Bures, Anonymericans, Modern Terror, Rongϟ, The Corps, Aanthems, Stranded Hikers Punk Rock, Dead End Drive-In and Eliza McCullough (EMC).

Two-night passes are available online from ShowPass for $25, and single night passes are $15, or $20 at the door.

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Amped in the Park 2019

Amped in the Park 2019

Almost every Thursday in July and August you will be able to enjoy live performances at the U’Siyam Pavilion in Junction Park. These events are held directly across the street from the August Jack Motor Inn, and begin at 7:00 pm.

While there is plenty of music, Amped is also open for emerging performance artists from other disciplines, like busking, comedy, poetry and theatre. It’s an opportunity for up-and-coming artists to perform live in a public venue, and for those interested in sound engineering and stage management to gain some hands-on experience.

This season’s performance dates are:

July 4
July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15
August 22
August 29

Tanner Olson
Cam Salay
Ev Kinsella (as part of the Wind Festival for the Arts)
Here North There
Quintana Kalavera
Tennyson King
Ev Natacha
Cat Madden

For more information, check the Amped in the Park website.

Holiday Wine Pairing Dinner

Holiday Wine Pairing Dinner

As you prepare for the 2018 holiday season, consider a relaxing evening away from the hustle and bustle, at the Holiday Wine Pairing Dinner, held at the Summit Lodge, at Sea to Sky Gondola. Five delectable courses, featuring local ingredients, will be paired with Okanagan wines from Sumac Ridge Estate Winery and Black Sage Vineyard.

Sumac Ridge was B.C.’s first operating estate winery. For 37 years they’ve taken the finest grapes from the Southern Okanagan Valley and crafted them into delicious wines. Grapes grown in the Sumac Ridge vineyards include Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Black Sage wines are crafted by winemaker Jason James. The Black Sage Bench has become renowned for the quality of bold red wines it produces, and Jason’s wines showcase what happens when the right vines are planted in the right location.

Most five-course meals open with the amuse bouche, and this evening’s tasty bites will be paired with 2016 Steller ’s Jay Brut. The passed canape will feature warm brie with apricot, hazelnut and honey crostini.

The first course will feature West Coast seafood duo, halibut brandade and salmon mousse,
with herb crostini and pickled asparagus and pearl onion. The course will be paired with 2017 Sumac Ridge Sauvignon Blanc.

For the second course, there will be crispy pork belly, with caramelized onion jam, white bean puree, sautéed kale, and shallot rings. The course will be paired with 2017 Sumac Ridge Unoaked Chardonnay.

For the main course, bison wellington will be served, with baby vegetables, garlic mashed potato, and wild mushroom au jus. The main course will be paired with 2016 Black Sage Cabernet Franc.

The final dessert course will be roasted apple with streusel crust and grana padano crisp. Dessert will be paired with 2016 Black Sage Merlot.

Dinner will be from 6:00 till 9:00, and the price is $89.99 + taxes and gratuity. Book your dinner at Sea to Sky Gondola today.



December 8th, Up With Art will be presenting the first SAM Jam of the 2018/2019 season. The Sip, Sketch & Jam event will open at 7:00 pm, with an open gallery until 8:00. Works by Suzanne MacRury and Karen Yaremkewich will be on display.

Artists of all disciplines and experience are welcome to Sip & Sketch, with a recommended donation of $10 to SAM’s Scholarship Fund. It will be an enjoyable evening, drawing together, or alone, discussing art, sipping a drink and listening to live music.

SAM Jam will be an open jam/open mic night, from 8:00 until midnight. Musicians and music lovers of all genres and levels are welcome, to collaborate, perform, or just listen.