Events Archive, 2009

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New Years Eve Dance With CARAVAN

Featuring: Daniel Lapp Marc Atkinson
Joey Smith Brett Martens

Gypsy swing in the new year and dance, dance, dance! dress up in your best Gypsy attire! Licensed bar, snacks etc.

Doors opens @ 9PM
Advance Tix $20 @ Gas Bar (while they last!)
$22 @ the door or by donation (if available)

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Tara Ireland
Open Studio and Reception

3770 Slade Road
December 19 & 20, 1 to 5

Join Tara for some holiday refreshments as she opens her studio to show new works (never seen before!) and to offer recent and older works for up to 50% off.

You can visit the Studio on December 15 to 18, 10am to 5pm to preview the work. Call 250-335-1982 for more information.

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Solstice Farmers Market

Saturday, December 19, 11am to 2pm
Hornby Hall

Come in from the cold for the last Hornby Farmers Market of the year. Get those unique, last-minute Christmas gifts from our local artisans, sip some delicious apple cider and munch holiday goodies. See you there!

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The Breakmen

Friday, December 4th
Hornby Hall

A benefit concert for TemPeSt's family

The Breakmen bring their polished bluegrass to the hall, warming up a December night with sweet harmonies. Now's a great time to see them, they've just been nominated by Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Vocals and for Best New/Emerging Group!

"This is workin' man's music and a little time spent with The Breakmen will surely do the soul some serious good."
- Eden Munro, The Vue Weekly, Edmonton

See their website for more information:

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Nov At Deerheart

Day of the Dead Celebration - With Ambika & Yamaya
Nov. 2

Fire circle at 3pm, Guided Journey to the Underworld at 4pm, Circle Dancing at 7pm.
By Donation

Group Silent Meditation Retreat
Nov. 15th - 18th

Be in silence, inquire into the truth of your being.
Cost: By Donation

Adyashanti Gathering
Wednesdays, Until to Nov 11th

One of a series of Adyashanti's recorded satsangs followed by a half hour meditation period.
Cost by Donation

Global Oneness Project Video
Thursday, November 19th

A collection of short videos featuring people working to live as one being
Cost by Donation

Soul Song Workshop
Sacred Singing in the Stillness

Sunday, November 29th

Uncover your sacred voice with heart warming songs to bring you comfort and joy. Everyone welcome, all ages, all voices.... $40-$60 Sliding Scale

For more info on these and other offerings
please go to
or call Michelle: 250-335-0952

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Roberta Pyx Sutherland

New Earth Paintings

The information about our changing planet comes to us daily. This current work is a response to the complexity and challenge of comprehending what is going on around us. My intention is to present this information in a non-verbal form. To translate our situation into images that can be recognized as undeniably rich, warm and planetary. Look at the earth from space: the oceans,the mountains,the continents,ever present but constantly changing. This is a reality that we can come to understand through art. I believe our non-linear senses, will help us grasp what can seem an overwhelming situation.

November 7-26th, 2009
Martin Batchelor Gallery
718 Cormorant St.
Victoria, BC
Monday to Saturday, 10-6

Opening reception Sunday November 8th, 1-4pm

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Christmas Faire

Saturday, November 28th
Hornby Hall & School Gym

Hornby Island's annual Christmas Faire: All of the Island's artisans come out to this festive event, even the young ones in the children's market! There's great food, treats, music, and especially unique gifts of all kinds.

Don't miss the action when Santa arrives!

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Diane Smith - Fibre Artist &
Ed Weibe - Photographer
Diane Taylor - Musician

November 21/22 - Noon to 4pm daily

Delicious snacks and beverages compliment a home exhibition and sale of fine silk wall hangings, women's scarves, men's ties, artcards and framed photographs. Parking is available on the street with a request to walk up to the house. Be welcomed, spread the word!

At Saxe Point in Esquimalt - Victoria
#4 - 445 Admirals Rd, Esquimalt - 250 370 7766

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Bruce - The Musical
By Bob Sarti

Friday, November 20th
7:30pm, Hornby Hall

Heron Rocks Video Night presents Bruce - The Musical. First on stage, now on video - the Downtown Eastside as you've never heard it before.

"A roaring success. You could feel community pride in the air" - Vancouver Courier

"The music was excellent. Its heart is in the right place" - Georgia Straight

"A tribute to the hard-working people who are so often overlooked on what used to be disparagingly known as Skid Road. Quite a sweet experience" - Vancouver Sun

"There was a rousing ovation as the curtain rang down. We hope Mr. Sarti's musical has not closed for good" - Globe and Mail

A Heron Rocks Friendship Centre Society fundraiser.
Admission by donation.
More information: (250) 335-1956

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Katrina Kadoski
Songs From Cougar Annie's Garden

Wednesday, November 18th
Hornby Hall

Doors 7pm - Performance 7:30pm
Suggested donation: $10 at the door

The legendary Cougar Annie will be brought to life as Katrina Kadoski brings her original songs, stories and pictures of the person and place to us.

As caretaker at Cougar Annie's Garden, Katrina has in a way inhabited the persona of Ada Annie since she arrived there 2-1/2 years ago. She has been living on the land in a way similar to Annie, and has a personal connection to what it might have felt like to be a young woman, on the land, with all the work, in all kinds of weather. Her show will provide a deeper sense of both the land and the pioneers who lived there.

As well as drawing from her more than 30 original songs on this topic, Katrina will show a series of slides, both new and old, of the area, accompanied by narrative drawn from her considerable research on the area and Cougar Annie.

Katrina will be accompanied by Hugh Fisher on guitar and backup vocals.

See her website or myspace page

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Daniel Lapp Quartet
a tribute to Chet Baker

Saturday, November 14th
Hornby Hall

The Daniel Lapp Quartet features a stellar line-up of some of the Westcoast's finest jazz musicians. This quartet can swing like they were cuttin' up Birdland in 1948. And they can play it real cool just like the California 50's sound while capturing vitality and a freshness that makes the music contemporary once again.

Drawing largely from the repertoire of Chet Baker, the Daniel Lapp Quartet plays many of the hits from Chet's recordings while throwing in the occasional original tune.

This show continues Hornby Festival's Fall/Spring concert series and ticket prices range from $17 to $20 to $22 depending on whether you buy a ticket as part of a series, as a single advance ticket, or as an at the gate ticket. Check out for complete information and to order tickets online.

Door at 7pm, Performance at 8pm
No reserved seating

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Big Dave Maclean
& Don Maclean

Sunday, November 8th
Hornby Hall

Come check out "Canada's biggest blues tour" as veteran road warriors Doc MacLean and Big Dave McLean visit Hornby Island as part of 100 back to back acoustic shows across Canada.

Hear them interact, up close and personal in this epic, all acoustic songs and stories presentation. Loaded with new songs and old favourites it's not to be missed.

This show is hosted by the Hornby Blues Society.

Tickets are $18 for members, $22 for non-members

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Folk Yeah! - Get Radical!

Thursday, November 5th
Joe King Ballpark

A radically/activist minded event at JoKing featuring: The Outspoken Wordsmiths activist beatboxing and subversive spokenword and hiphop from Victoria, Coast Salish Territory, BC who also bring the NMA distro! tons of patches/zines and cds by local independent artists!

*Jenny Brown!*
local Hornby activist, community instigator and searing goddess of the pen

*Silas Crowe and Smokey Mirror*
local hip-hop spanning the moat between Denman and Hornby

*From Rags to Rages*
launch of the new local radical collaborative zine! including works by Emma Joy, Walking, Tempest and more!

* Open Stage *
Following Sweet Thursday, come sign up for the Open Stage at 8! got something radical/questionable/inflamatory to say that might raise a few hackles? Bring it! *What is Radical? What does it mean to be radical in a small community? Housing Crisis - Gender - Veganism - Apathy - Food Security - Classism - Radical Motherhood - Addictions - Polyamory - Wildcrafting - Mental Wellness/Dangerous Gifts - Spirituality - ????

only $5! less than 2 pieces of pizza and a small coffee...
Door at 7
Open Stage 8
Featured performers 9:30
*licenced event

remember remember the 5th of november

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Halloween Transformal Dance Fundraiser

Saturday, October 31st
Hornby Hall - Doors 7:30pm

Fundraiser to Benefit Dylan Holliday

If you missed the first transformal last December, here's your chance! The same creative team and performers as Transformal 2008 are putting on this year's Halloween event. Dig deep for your alter ego and come on 'out' for a night. Have fun raising money for a good cause and helping Ben celebrate his birthday!

Tickets $15 will be available at GasBar

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West African Drum & Dance Workshops

Monday, October 26th
Deerheart Sanctuary
Drum 6-7:30pm
Dance 7:30-9pm


Come learn West African rhythms and dance moves with a Guinean master. Kocassalé Dioubaté is a Guinean of the Mandingo tribe of West Africa. A descendant of the tribe's 'Griots' - traditional storytellers and musicians; the keepers of the tribe's oral history. Kocassalé has been dancing, playing and making music since he was old enough to walk.

If you are interested in attending either or both of these workshops, please contact Sasha to sign-up: email: or phone: 604-883-2952

$25 for each workshop or $40 for both

For more information about Kocassalé, see deerheart sanctuary.

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International Day of Action
On Climate Change

Saturday, October 24th
Big Trib Tennis Courts - 2pm

Drawing the Line will provide Hornby community members an opportunity to hold hands with like-minded people here and (figuratively) around the world to send a message to our leaders (and ourselves) that positive change in reducing carbon emissions is imperative.

We are going to form a line illustrating a 40 ft contour where sea levels could ultimately rise to with global warming.

Entertainment will be provided by Hornby musicians, poets and artists. Hot chocolate will be available. Photographs and videos of our event will be uploaded to the world-wide organization called simply

Please enter the Park through the Ostby Road park entrance. If you can, come on foot or by bicycle. And bring your own mug. Let's see how small we can make our carbon footprint.

Contact Rudy Rogalsky at ( or 250-335-0623 if you want to help. They need musicians, artists, poets and happy people. Hosted by Heron Rocks Friendship Centre.

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October At Deerheart

Demystifying Raw Food - With The Vegabond
Oct. 3-5th

9 raw food prep courses, 6 seminars, 3 meals per day. $225

Toning - With Michelle St. Pierre
Saturday, Oct. 10th

Toning: It is not singing, it is about clearing our energy fields by expressing our truth in each moment through sound. Suggested donation: $10

Group Silent Meditation Retreat
Oct. 16th - 19th

Be in silence, inquire into the truth of your being. Cost: By Donation

Yoga and the Sacred Feminine: A Retreat - With Ambika & Michelle
Oct. 23rd - 25th

Join with other women and share in the energy of Silent Meditation, Yoga Classes and a Toning/Talking Circle. Cost: $225

Adyashanti Gathering
Wednesdays, Oct 14th to Nov 11th

One of a series of Adyashanti's recorded satsangs followed by a half hour meditation period. Cost by Donation

Tuesday Yoga at Deerheart
With Ambika (afternoons)
Every Tuesday

Cost TBA

For more info on these and other offerings
please go to
or call Michelle: 250-335-0952

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African Feast

Wednesday Oct. 21, 6:30pm
Hornby Hall

Fundraiser to help support &
celebrate African Grandmothers

Proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign

HUGGS, along with 239 other Grandmothers to Grandmothers groups across Canada are hosting over 1000 fund raising-dinners during the week of Oct. 17th-25th. This is a joint effort to turn the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa.

African food prepared and served by Hornby United Grandmothers & Grandsisters.

Door Prizes, Raffle, & Mini-Auction
Tickets are $25 at the Gasbar

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Clay Workshops
On Hornby Island

Fall 2009: October 15th - 19th
Three hours each day

Learn hand building, burnishing, saw dust firing and make your own Udu Clay Drum or vessel.

These workshops are designed for both beginning and intermediate levels. You will learn how to build by coiling and pinching, you will also learn about making colours with oxides, as well as how to burnish your own vessel. The final stage will be the saw dust firing, which will be demonstrated during the five-day course.

Location: at Masoud's Orca Studio, Bond Rd., Ford's Cove
Cost: $260 cdn, materials and firings included.
For info call 250-335-1702 or email
Space is limited to 6 people, so register early!

To view Masoud's work you can visit

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Hornby Island Yoga Retreat
Autumn's Awakening

Friday, Oct. 16th to Sunday, Oct. 18th

dynamic... restorative... inspiring

Come release, relax & rejuvenate in the hands of two experienced teachers, beach side on beautiful Hornby Island. Scheduled time for yoga, pranayama, meditation & wandering. Gourmet vegetarian meals provided. Large, shared ocean-front accommodation overlooking Little Tribune Bay

To register contact:
Nancy: -- (604) 928-3936
jennifer: -- (250) 335-1915

See jennifer's healing arts listing on Real Hornby.

Click here to download a PDF retreat poster.

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Free Expression Painting Workshop

October 16, 17, 18 & 19 - Hornby Hall

Free Expression Painting is a powerful tool for discovering and exploring your unique creative voice. This workshop is for both beginners and those with a professional practice and is an amazing tool for opening oneself to the magic of the creative expression that lies within.

Cost is $295.00 and includes all materials except a few inexpensive paint brushes and some simple items from home. There are two spaces available at a lower cost if finances are a concern for anyone. The cost of these are negotiable and are offered in return for helping with the set up and tear down of the workshop.

The last two workshops were full to capacity, so early registration is encouraged.

For more information, see or email

See Carolines's artist listing on Real Hornby.

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Jane Coop
Classical Pianist

Sunday, October 11th
Hornby Hall

Jane Coop is one of the most in demand and established pianists Canada has ever produced. She consistently engages audiences with her inspired performances and exhilarating programming.

Ms. Coop has toured extensively throughout the world; her recitals gracing international stages in cities such as New York, London, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Prague, Beijing and Tokyo. She has worked with such eminent conductors as John Eliot Gardiner, Andrew Davis, and Rudolf Barsha and appeared with the Royal Philharmonic, Seattle and Oregon Symphonies, Hong Kong Philharmonic, National Taiwan Symphony, Bavarian Radio Orchestra and every major orchestra in Canada.

This show is the first of Hornby Festival's Fall/Spring concert series and ticket prices range from $18 to $22 to $25 depending on whether you buy a ticket as part of a series, as a single advance ticket, or as an at the gate ticket. Check out for complete information and to order tickets online.

Door at 6:30pm, pre-show chat at 7pm, Performance at 8pm
No reserved seating

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SubCity Dwellers
With Great White Shark

October 3rd, 2009
Hornby Hall

SubCity Dwellers - Hailing from Winnipeg, this top Canadian Ska Rock act has toured the country 3 previous times in the past 6 years, and has released 3 critically acclaimed albums. The 8 Piece band is a truly energetic, talented full boar dance explosion. Featuring a horn section, and multiple vocalists. For more information and samples of the music go to

Great White Shark - GWS has completed 28 Shows this year in every major Vancouver Island community and several large outdoor festivals, and concerts, including Victoria's 10th Anniversary Ska Festival. Described as an instantly dance floor filling sensation, the 4 piece band plays a hard driving original reggae rock set that is sure to please. They appeared on Hornby this summer heading a four-band show at the hall. See for more info.

This is a licenced, all-ages show with a beer garden secured by ID.

Tix at the gas bar: $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
If you'd like to volunteer, as security or sweeping/mopping call 335-0224.

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Allison Crowe
Singer, Songwriter, Pianist

Friday, September 25th
Hornby Hall

Vocalist, pianist, guitarist, songwriter, engineer, producer and arranger, Allison Crowe lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia and Corner Brook, Newfoundland. From these home-bases, (spanning the full 7000 km breadth of Canada), she tours steadily, earning a reputation for exciting live shows that stir together her original songs with much-loved interpretations in an organic blend of rock, jazz, folk, Broadway, gospel and soul.

A first concert visit to Hornby - and a chance to perform on the Hornby Festival's newly-restored Bechstein grand piano. With Special guest Billie Woods. Concession to benefit ISLA.

Tickets avail at the Gasbar and online at

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Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park
Summer Concert Series 2009

June 14, July 26, & September 13
All concerts are free of charge

Cellist Brian Mix will perform selections from Bach's Six Suites for Solo Cello over the course of the series. Violinist Li-Ling Liao will perform selections from Bach's Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin. The relation to music is essential to Rubinoff's work; he perceives sculpture as music in plastic space and music as sculpture in elastic space.

The Sculpture Park will be open for viewing 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on the days of the concerts. Throughout the summer, artist led sculpture tours can be pre-arranged. Call 250-335-2124 to book.

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2009 Fall Faire

September 12, 2009 - Olsen's Farm
11am 'till 4pm

The crowds of summer are long gone and fall is just about to officially get underway as Hornby Island celebrates the bounty of the season at the Fall Faire.

This charming event opens with a parade from Gorden's farm to Olsen's farm and continues with local musicians entertaining all day long. Local artisans and farmers display their wares for sale while judges choose the best of summers bounty. To enter something for competition or for more information call Pam at 250-335-0993.

Join the Parade!

Show up at Gorden's farm before 10:45am to join the parade -- walk, bike, scooters, horses, tractors - it all works. We encourage colour and variety - costumes, clowns, stilt walkers, dancers, unicyclists, mimes, jugglers, buggies, music (hand drums, bagpipes, bands). It's your party. KIDS - you too can be in the parade. Dress up your bikes, wear a costume, make some noise and have some fun.


Volunteers are always needed for this event. If you'd like to help with the faire in any way, contact Lori at 335-2214.

Hornby Island Art Council - 2009 Schedule


The Hornby Island Arts Council is pleased to announce our 2009 Schedule in the ARC Gallery located behind the Medical Centre and Dental Bus at 2115 Sollans Road.

Drop in for a visit before or after medical appointments or when you're browsing the market, we're just up the hill!

Cindy Anderson

Marc Roder

March 1st - 13th
Robert Easterly - Paintings
March 15th - 30th
Cindy Anderson - Pottery, Mixed Media Mosaic
April 1st - 29th
Elaine Savoie - Paintings
May 1st - 17th
Gordon Payne - Multi media
June 1st - 15th
Marc Roder - Painting
June 15 - July 12th
Close to the Heart - Hornby Is. Group Show - Painting
Aug. 1st - 16th
Rae Mate - Painting
Aug. 18th - 31st
Wayne Wiens - Photography
Sept.1st - 15th
Carol May Mahony - Painting
Sept. 16th - 30th
Gabriel Jeroschewitz - Digital Art

ARC Gallery Hours

Shoulder Season:
Wednesday & Saturday
12:00 - 3:00 PM

Summer Hours:
Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. & Sun.
12:00 - 3:00 PM

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Summer Art Workshops
with Linda Weech (B.F.A, P.D.P.P.)

Room to Grow
2100 Sollans Rd Hornby Island

Friday July 31
10am - 12:30pm
Soapstone Carving (ages 6 - adult)
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drawing & Painting (youth - adult)
Friday Aug 14
10am - 12:30pm
Drawing & Painting (ages 6 - adult)
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drawing & Painting (youth - adult)
Friday Aug 21
10am - 12:30pm
Soapstone Carving (ages 6 - adult)
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Water Media Magic (youth - adult)
Friday Aug 28
10am - 12:30pm
Mixed Media drawing painting collage (ages 6 - adult)
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Mixed Media drawing painting sculpting collage (youth - adult)
Friday Aug 7
10am - 12:30pm
Mixed Mediadrawing painting collage (ages 6 - adult)
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Mixed Mediadrawing painting sculpting collage (youth - adult)

am workshops - youth $25 adults $35
pm workshops - youth $35 adults $45
all supplies included

To Register call (250) 335-1513
or email,
private workshops also available

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Natural History Exhibit

July 1st - Sept. 3rd
10am - 3pm Tuesday - Saturday
2100 Sollans Road (Hornby Community School)
Follow the signs to the door!

Thursday Summer Speaker Series:
Donations Welcome!! Free Admission
All presentations from 2pm - 3pm

July 23: "Meet the Herptiles of Hornby"
Jan Bevan is a naturalist who has been living on Hornby for over 40 years. She will be presenting her knowledge of local snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and salamanders - including living specimens!

July 30: "K'omoks Stories of Hornby"
April Shopland a member of the K'moks First Nation, will be sharing stories from her great-aunt, Mary Clifton, about her experiences of being on Jai dai aich- "the Outer Island."

Aug 6: "Fabulous Fossils of Vancouver Island"
Dan Bowen has worked in the field of paleontology for over 20 years. He will be speaking about the geological history of Hornby according to local fossil records.

Aug 13: "Bat Biology and Ecology"
Jenny Balke is a biologist and veternarian and she will be discussing indigenous resident bat populations and the important ecological roles they play.

View the poster.

Come and explore Hornby's rich and unique natural heritage!

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Bakery Music

Bakery Summer Music

Every summer the Cardboard House Bakery features music every Wednesday and Saturday nights at 6:30pm. Featuring mostly local Hornby Island musicians, nothing is better than sitting in the orchard enjoying the scene on a pleasant summer evening.

Click here for the Cardboard House Bakery
summer music schedule and see who is playing.

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Under the Maple
Summer Programs

Heron Rocks
Friendship Centre

Ron Sitter - West African Hand Drumming
Wednesday, July 8th - 2 p.m.

Darlene Gage - Donor Aid in Africa:
Unintended Impacts & the Quest for Self Sufficiency

Wednesday, July 15th - 2 p.m.

Robear, Reina & Gwynna
The Fun of Family Farming
Wednesday, August 5th - 2 p.m.

Janey Bennett - reading from her short story
Eeva Dreams of Falling
Wednesday, August 12th - 2 p.m.

Ruby Kane - Indigenous Land Use
of Heron Rocks
Wednesday, August 26th - 2 p.m.

All events take place Under the Maple Tree at Heron Rocks, 10085 Central Road.
For more information contact Bev 250-335-0017 or Phyl 250-335-0056

Suggested Donation $ 2.00

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Hornby Artists
at View Gallery In Victoria

June 26th - August 2nd

Been missing Hornby Island and it's talent? Let it come to you!

A group of seven renowned Hornby artists are being featured at the View Gallery in Victoria. Now you won't have to wait to come here to see some of your favorite artist's new work.

Susan Cain ~ Alastair Heseltine
Vaughn Neville ~ Wayne Nagn
Marc Roder ~ Elaine Savoie
Ann Zielinski

June 26th - August 2nd
View Art Gallery
104 - 860 View Street, Victoria, BC

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Arbutus Arts Summer 2009
Gallery Schedule

Opening receptions, the first Friday of the show from 7-9 pm

Celebrate the new show openings with artists in attendance. Come on down to the Cove to share refreshments and snacks and view the work in this incredible setting.

Stevi Kittleson

Elspeth Armstrong

June 12 - 18
"Small Works" Tapestries and drawings by Ann Newdigate.
June 19 - July 9
Digital recreations by Stevi Kittleson and Mia Wood
July 10 - 30
"Three Generation Art Show" Paintings, fibre and mixed media by Elspeth, Linda, Steven & Jennifer Armstrong and Jordan McKibben.
July 31 - August 13
"Reflections" Paintings by Doreen Cooper, ceramics by Rachelle Chinnery.
August 14 - 27
"Island Images" Paintings by Jillian Gathright and Mary Lou Johnson
August 28 - September 6
"Dreaming" Painings by Robin DeLavis

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Hornby Hall Art Show Schedule

Summer 2009

Once again the Hornby Hall will be showcasing fantastic art shows all summer long. Make sure that you stop in and view the wonderful work from our local artists.

Roberta Pyx Sutherland

Ann Zielinski

Josephine Fletcher - June 25 to 29
A Few New Works
Opening: Thursday, June 25th, 7 to 9
Daily: 10 to 4
Leslie Dunsmore - July 4 to 7
inner island images: 5 denman artists
Opening: Saturday, July 4th, 2 to 4pm
Daily: 11 to 4
HIAC Days - July 8/9 "No Laughing Matter", Book Launch sponsored by the Arts Coucil
Author: Margaret Mitchell / Presenter: Darlene Mazari
Book signing following an hour presentation by Darlene Mazari on July 9, 4 to 6pm
Robin de Lavis - July 10 to 14
The Road To Home
Opening: Friday, July 10th, 7 to 9 pm
Daily: 11 to 4
Coral Barclay and Masoud Zadeh - July 15 to 19
New Works
Opening: Wednesday, July 15th, 7 to 9 pm
Daily: 11 to 4
Roberta Pyx Sutherland - July 20 to 23
New Works
Opening: Monday, July 20th, 7 to 9
Daily: 11 to 3
Ann Ngan - July 24 to 27
Opening: Friday, July 24th, 7 to 9
Daily: 11 to 5
Festival Art Show - July 31 to Aug 8
"Spaces" Hornby Artist Group Show
Opening: Thursday, July 30, 7 to 9pm
With Special Musical Guest Brooke Maxwell
Daily schedule will be posted at Festival Office (Hornby Hall rear)
Tara Ireland - August 9 to 14
New Works
Opening: Sunday, August 9, 7 to 9 pm
Daily: 11 to 3
Brigitte Mattei - August 15 to 19
New Works
Opening: Sunday, August 16, 7 to 9 pm
Daily: 11 to 4
Brad Allen - August 20 to 25
Metal In Motion - Sculpture
Opening: August 21, 7 to 9pm
Daily: 10 to 4
King & Cindy Anderson - August 26 to 30
King Anderson's Paintings "Retro-Intro-Spective, 1961-2009"
"Masks, Mosaics & Pottery" by Cindy Anderson.

Opening: Thursday, August 27th, 7 to 9 pm
Daily: 11 to 5

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Island Gallery - 2009 Schedule

Artist Run Gallery Showcasing over 50 Hornby Artists

Feature shows in the Island Gallery's Orchard Room

Diane Smith

Will Thomas

July 1 - 5
Ekta Nadeau
July 8 - 12
Diane Smith
July 15 - 19
John Grunewald
July 22 - 26
Terry Preston
July 29 - Aug. 2
Tara Ireland
August 5 - 9
Lynn Smith
August 12 - 16
Will Thomas
August 18 - 23
Roberta Pyx Sutherland
August 26 - 30
Doreen Cooper

Island Gallery Hours

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 - 5:00 PM

July & August:
Wednesday to Sunday
11:00 - 5:00 PM

See the Island Gallery's listing for more information.

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Marc Atkinson Trio

Friday August 28, 8pm
Hornby Hall

Marc Atkinson is amongst Canada's JUNO-nominated, Western Canadian award-winning musicians. According to Jurgen Goethe, CBC, The Marc Atkinson Trio is "... solidly in the top ten of the world's working string trios." The Trio has recently been nominated for the Western Canadian Music Awards with their new CD entitled "The Marc Atkinson Trio IV."

Marc is also the co-founder, composer and performer in the acclaimed, The Bills, winners of the 2007 Entertainers of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards and the leader of the newly formed Marc Atkinson Electric Project. The concert on the 28th will be the first concert with the Trio's new rhythm guitarist, Michael Hamilton

Check out for more information including samples of the trio's music.

Tickets are on sale at the Gas Bar for $15 or for $18 at the door.

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August At Deerheart

The T'ai Chi of Dance - With Ed Hoeppner
August 7th - 9th

Simple, yet powerful exercises will be introduced to help to embody the principles in dance. $90-120

Women in Sacred Space - With Michelle St. Pierre, Ambika, Asrael, & Iyan
August 17th - 23rd

A week-long retreat that offers women an opportunity to relax and unwind in a safe space held with peaceful intention. Cost: $450 including workshops, camping, & 1 large mid-day meal per day.

T'ai Chi Principles & Mountain Biking - With Ed Hoeppner & Kevin McMahon
August 22nd

For intermediate riders. Learn T'ai Chi principles and then apply them on a guided ride of Hornby's famous mountain bike trails. Cost: $40

Group Silent Meditation Retreat
August 28th - 31st

Be in silence, inquire into the truth of your being. Cost: By Donation

Djembe Hand Drumming Circle with Ron Sitter
Every Friday

Ron will facilitate the circle and share knowledge of West-African Rhythms. Drums Supplied Cost $10

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy with Asrael
Every Tuesday & Thursday

Cost $15

For more info on these and other offerings
please go to
or call Michelle: 250-335-0952

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Travels Through
Cambodia & Vietnam

Slide Show and Talk
by Robert Bateman

Sunday August 9th at The Hall
Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm

World recognized artist and photographer, Robert Bateman will be presenting an evening of photographic slides from his recent travels through parts of South East Asia. Proceeds form this event will go to The New Clinic Fund.

Tickets will be available on the Co-op Porch during the week before the show.

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Hornby United Grandmothers & Grand Sisters (HUGGS) Book Sale

August 9th, 2009, 10 am - 3 pm, 2009
At the Ringside Market

Proceeds from this sale will be donated to The Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, an organization that supports community-level organizations that are turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa by providing care and support to women, orphans, grandmothers and people living with these diseases.

Contact Gloria Herbert for more information or to make a donation: 250-335-2828

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Music, Full Moon,
Wine & Chocolate
Jilli Martini Band plays the Vineyard!

Thursday, August 6th, 8:30 pm
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 door

"Jilli Martini" is the alias this up and coming singer goes by in the evening, on stage and at play! Jillian Gathright is swiftly earning recognition as one of Comox Valley's female vocalists. Like a fine wine, her voice remained bottled up on the shelf for many years, where it acquired a delicious sound, properly aged through her decades of life experiences.

Now, like the fine bottle that has reached its ideal vintage, she has popped the cork on her secret passion and is backstage no more! Jill has a broad taste in music. She enjoys and appreciates all genres and styles, and has an eclectic mix of material from Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty, Stones, Patsy Cline to Ray Charles and plenty more in between, making each song her own. The Jilli Martini band is made up of talented and noted Comox Valley musicians.

Licensed Event - Beer, Wine, Cider

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Annual Quilt Show & Sale

Sunday August 2nd, 12:00 - 4:00pm

Come view this year's quilts in Heinz and Eleanora Laffin's Garden, 2150 Ostby Rd. or in the school gym if it is raining.

Admisson $4.00 includes refreshments and a ticket for the door prize draw.

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2009 Hornby Festival
July 30th to Aug. 8th

The Hornby Festival Society is proud to present another fantastic line-up of innovative and exciting performers for Festival 2009. Expect wonderful evenings dancing under the stars at Olsen's Farm and a series of incredible concerts showcasing our new Bechstein grand piano at the Hornby Hall.

For complete details, including music samples, check out the online programme.

Opening Reception and Art Show
July 30, 7pm to 9pm

Join us as at our Opening Reception, held in honour of our wonderful Members and Donors. Expect to go on a musical and visual journey as you view stunning works of art from our talented community while being entertained by the eclectic and adventuresome pianist and performer Brooke Maxwell. This is a free, family event held at the Hornby Hall.

If you can't make it for the Opening Reception the Art Show will be open for viewing throughout the Festival. Watch for details about hours.

Art in Unusual Places
Free Events!

Back again is the Hornby Festival highlight, Art in Unusual Places. You could find a classical trio in the woods, sweet folk harmonies on the beach or foot tapping fiddle music in the Ringside Market. These 15 minute appearances are free to the public (donations accepted) and we hope they will inspire you to come and take in our evening performances.

Click here for a printable version of the Art in Unusual Places schedule.

We look forward to seeing you in August!

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Savoie Farm Art Show

Insies and Outsies, Art in the Garden

Featuring work by Elaine Savoie, Marc Roder, Deb Taylor, Mia Wood, Michael Campbell and Persimmon Blackbridge

Opening Wednesday, July 29, 7-9pm
Runs Thursday, July 30 to Monday, August 3
11am t 4 pm daily

2436 West Carmichael
follow the studio signs

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Fiddles & Fun

July 27th - 31st, 2009

This year, camp will run Monday to Friday, July 27th - 31st, 2009.

Fiddles and Fun is a unique residential summer camp open to children aged 8-13 who have been playing the fiddle or violin for at least one year. The combination of traditional music instruction with outdoor activities at the The Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre provides an exciting week of musical fun, learning and personal growth.

For more information: Visit
To register, contact June Cannon:

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Four Course Al Fresco Dinner
By Chef Ben

Sunday, July 26th at 6 pm

Your New-Health-Centre Group is hosting this event that includes a delicious meal, live music and silent auction at the incredible Little Tribune Bay Golf Course.

Come on out to help Fun-And-Fundraise!

Tickets will be on sale for $50 at Coast Realty (Ringside Market) and on the Co-op Porch from July 20th to 25th, 10am to noon.
For more information call Karin: 250-335-2230

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Djembe Hand Drumming Workshop

July 24 (Friday), 2 to 3pm

7720 Central Road
Walk/drive to the end of the driveway and follow the Yurt signs

Come drum and enjoy the spirit of Hornby
Djembe tuning and repair, group facilitated circles available

Cost $10.00
Drums supplied

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The Muddy Sundries Sketch Comedy Collective Present:

A Mudoscopological Event

July 23rd, 24th & 25th
At the R.U. Joe King
Mudoscopological Clinic

Prevent Mudanoma Sundrinitis before it prevents you. This evening of sketch comedy is not to be missed.

We are fortunate to have this world recognized group of specialized doctors gather at the R.U Joe King Clinic, the Mudoscopological Centre of the Western Hemisphere. Don't miss your annual opportunity to book a clinical analysis of your humor glands.

The disease, if left to mudastisize (grow uncontrollably) will likely become a condition known as Mudanoma Sundrinitis which affects various systems of the body. It is highly contagious, and it is best to avoid those who have no sense of humor, as this is one of the only outward signs of the disease. To be safe, wash your hands regularly and don't touch your face.

To book your $15 appointment, visit the Gas Bar starting on July 15th.
Sorry, no minors.
Doors 7:30. Show 8:30.

NOTE: This is not a fundraiser for the new medical clinic.

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Amanda Hale Book Launch

Thursday, July 23, 11am
Cardboard House Bakery

Join Amanda Hale, author of Sounding the Blood (2001) and The Reddening Path (2007) for a reading from her latest novel. My Sweet Curiosity explores the border between fact and fiction, the relation between medical science and music, and the enduring mysteries of the human body.

This event is presented by 32 Books
Co-sponsored by Carefree Cafe and the Cardboardhouse Bakery

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Golf Tournament and Barbeque

July 22nd, 23rd & 24th

Three days of golfing on the beautiful Little tribune Bay Golf Course, where the green fees collected will be donated to The New Clinic Fund. On Friday the 24th an incredible barbequed feast will be served to tournament participants.

Tournament and dinner tickets are available at the Golf Course (5045 Little Trib Road) on Tuesday and Saturdays between 1 & 6 pm.

For more information, contact Karin at 250-335-2230.

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Hornby Festival Tastings:
A Celebration of Regional Spirit, Food & Culture

A Festival Fundraiser
Friday, July 17th, 2009
Carbrea Winery

Join us for a tasting of local wine, mead, spirit and micro brew beverages, as well as some tasty treats from local producers. Art works and live music will entice you to stroll though the grapevines, looking for the next surprise.

Tickets are $30 per person in advance, or $34 at the door. Visit for info.

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The Gypsy Pig Review

July 17th at New Horizons

Come on out to an eclectic mix of homegrown and imported sounds featuring our own Reuben, Gabe and Tall Maala from Vancouver. Other gypsy themed entertainers will include The Ambassadors, Belly Dancers and The Circus Freaks.

Tune in to your inner gypsy, as a great excuse to shake your tail feathers.

Tickets available at the Celestial Sphere ($8 advance, $10 at the door).

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Recycled Fashion Show

July 2nd & 3rd
At the Hornby Hall

Bar and concession open at 7pm, show begins at 8 pm
Tickets: $15 at the Gas Bar

Proceeds from ticket and DVD sales will go to the New Clinic Fund and the Home-Assist Program.

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Reggae Mash-Up
Dance at the Hall

Friday, June 19th, 2009

2 bands & light show.
This is a licensed event.
Watch for posters around the island.

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Free Expression Painting Workshop

June 6th, 7th, & 8th - Hornby Hall

Free Expression Painting is a wonderful and powerful tool for exploring your unique creative voice and discovering your own inherent creativity. This workshop is for both beginners (who have always dreamed about painting) and those with a professional practice. Past experience has consistently shown this workshop to be an amazing tool for opening oneself to the discovery of the magic of the creative expression that lies within.

The cost of the workshop is $295.00 and this includes all materials except a few inexpensive paint brushes and some simple items from home. There is, as always, two spaces available at a lower cost if finances are a concern for anyone. The cost of these spaces is based on individual circumstances and they are offered in return for helping with the set up and tear down of the workshop. If cost is an issue for you or someone you know who you think would benefit from this experience then please don't hesitate to contact me.

"....I wanted to thank you for the painting has changed me and been an amazing catalyst for my work. I recently won one of the Herbert Siebner awards for a painting I did as a direct result of the course..... I would not have done that painting without it!"

For more information, see or email

See Carolines's artist listing on Real Hornby.

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Strawberry Tea
& Fashion Show

June 7th, Seabreeze Lodge

Come enjoy delicious strawberry shortcake with us in the glorious setting of the oceanside Seabreeze Lodge.

Entertainment will include:

  • The Hornby Grads modeling their graduation attire.
  • Fashions and accessories by Veronica Graham, Laura May, Debra Selkirk and Fibres.

All fundraised income goes directly to assisting the operations of the Preschool.

Tickets $12.50 available at The Gaz Bar, Seabreeze or at the door

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Melisa Devost Record Release Party
& Brokeback Benefit!

Saturday, June 6th
at Joe King Park

Featuring the musical stylings of (in order of appearance): Melisa Devost and the May Nots, The Great Outdoors and Propolis.

Showtime 8:30, tickets $10-15 sliding scale. Proceeds go to Dale and Peggie. See you there! Yow!

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Learn to identify local seaweed species as well as their uses in food, medicine and for skin care. Includes seaweed dinner, 3 classes, 2 field trips and a hands on spa evening class were participants will use seaweeds in facials, cellulite wraps & foot care.

Instructor will be Vera Rønningen M.Sc. in Marine Ecology.

  • Fri. May 8th to Sun. May 10th
  • May long weekend Fri. May 22nd - Mon. May 25th.
  • Fri. June 5th to Sun. June 7th

Accommodation: Bright and spacious, immaculate house, with cabin and lovely garden, only a two minute walk from the beach. Two equipped kitchens, three baths (Meals not included in price).

Workshop with accommodations:
Single $250 - Double occupancy $400
Workshop only
Sliding scale $100 - $150

Long weekend - Women's Spa Weekend
Workshop with accommodations
Single $300, Double occupancy $500
Workshop only
Sliding scale $100 - $150

Field Trips

These fascinating field trips will introduce you to some of the edible and medicinal seaweeds found along Hornby Island's intertidal zones. A fun outing for all ages.

  • Sunday May 10th  11:00am-2:00pm
  • Tuesday May 26th  11:00am-2:00pm
  • Wednesday May 27th  12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Sunday June 21st  9:00am-12:00pm
  • Monday June 22nd  9:30am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday June 23rd  10:00am-1:00pm

$25 / person, family and group rates available

For more info or to register contact Vera @ 250-335-3106 or email:

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A Fundraiser for the New Medical Clinic

Sunday, May 31st at 7:30 pm
Hornby Hall, $10

An evening of live music & dancing, entertainment & prizes, plus delicious drinks & eats. At the Hornby Island Community Hall

This night on the town is All For Your Health. Come on out and shake your tail feathers!

For more info about the clinic, see their website.

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Approaches to Contemporary
Narrative Painting

With Marc Roder
May 19th to May 22nd

Come explore contemporary definitions of narrative painting, and defining your own approach to the practice of storytelling in paint.

Using various methods and approaches including videos, literature, storytelling and myth, Marc will work with each participant using techniques that allow us to rethink and clarify our stories.

Marc Roder has done studio critiques at universities in Canada and the United States. He brings a keen, positive eye for the strengths in each persons work, and a dedication to helping artists identify and work through areas that have challenged them in their practice.

This workshop is suitable for artists, no matter your age, experience level, your medium, style or subject matter. During our time together we'll all be working with a beginners mind!

Download the poster for more info.

10am to 4pm each day, $265 per student plus a $30 materials fee
on the first day of workshop. Checks payable to H.I.A.C.
Register by May 10th.

Call (250) 335-3271 to register.

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Heron Rocks
Plant Sale & Berry Tea

Sunday, May 17, 2009
11am to 2pm

The Heron Rocks Friendship Centre Society invites you to join them for their annual Plant Sale and Berry Tea. Expect delicious berry scones with fresh whipped cream, varied and gorgeous plants as well as fantastic live music. This much anticipated spring event is a wonderful opportunity to come and chat with friends and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

If you would like to volunteer or donate plants please call Pam at 250-335-0993 or Florette at 250-335-9017.

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Phil Dwyer Trio

Saturday, May 16 (May long weekend)

The Phil Dwyer Trio will perform a tribute to the great jazz piano trios - Bill Evans, Oscar, Ahmad Jamal, Keith Jarret and the like. Award-winning jazz giant Phil Dwyer is a major force on the jazz scene and is recognized as one of the world's great improvisers. Phil will be joined by Ken Lister on bass and Jesse Cahill on drums.

For more information see or call 250-335-2734.

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Photo by Anne Marie Krahn

Mother Love VocalEase Workshop

Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10

Celebrate your 'Mother' in this two day workshop in sound and movement with Vancouver Island vocalist/ songwriter, Joanna Finch. Playful, soulful vocal expression uncovers your connection to 'Mother'. We invite people to explore what mother means to them: mother tongue,mother nature, birth mother, mother/child relationships, using rhythm and harmony games to create unique 'sand mandalas in song'. Each improvised song uncovers new appreciation of our relationships with ourselves and our sense of what Mother means.

For more information see
or call Michelle at 250-335-0952.

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Friday May 8 - Sunday May 10

jennifer armstrong of Island Yoga & nancy frohlick of Little Mountain Yoga are pleased to announce their 4th annual "Opening Into Spring" Hornby Island Yoga Retreat. Come release, relax and rejuvenate in the hands of 2 experienced teachers, beachside on beautiful Hornby Island. Enjoy 8+ hours of yoga & pranayama practice, as well as downtime for relaxing and exploring. You'll be staying at the very private Bulah Creek Guest House, on the beach overlooking Little Tribune Bay. Large, shared accommodation with private access to the beach & a 5 minute walk to the Coop and Ringside Market. All meals provided - vegetarian & very fabulous.

We accept a maximum of 12 participants and this retreat filled quickly last year with a waiting list, so please apply early.

$350/person or $650/couple.
Hornby residents, please contact jennifer for local's pricing.
For information and to register contact: jennifer 250-335-1915 or nancy: 604-734-4578

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2009 Hornby Island
Blues Workshop

May 4th to May 8th

Celebrating their 10th year, the Hornby Island Blues Society has invited some of the finest roots and blues musicians around to share their knowledge and inspiration with around 70 students. With small class sizes, you get hands-on instruction, and one-on-one support to develop your musical talents. The workshops cover a wide variety of instruments and blues playing styles. Students of all levels, from beginners to expert players will appreciate the positive and creative atmosphere that is everywhere during "Blues Week".

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Transformation: Flowers not Bombs

March 7 to April 18, 2009

Robin de Lavis will be showing her beautiful and evocative Manadalas at the Comox Valley Art Gallery, Arts & Craft Gallery. You can also join Robin for a discussion of her work at the Gallery on Saturday, March 28 at 2pm.

"With this body of work I felt I needed to retain some semblance of control in a world seemingly out of control. I have taken the archival photographs of the bomb tests and transformed them into something beautiful. By transforming symbols of destruction into sacred symbols my hope is that out of chaos can come positive regeneration, turning the profane into the sacred." Robin de Lavis

Comox Art Gallery
580 Duncan Ave
Courtenay, BC

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Coral Barclay
Art Sale

April 11th & 12th, 2009
10am to 4pm.
1280 Carmichael

Coral has moved her studio this spring to 1280 Carmichael and will be holding a Moving Sale during Easter Weekend. Expect 50% off on more than 50 paintings. Please join her at her new home studio for a cup of tea and to view the work Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12, 2009 between 10am to 4pm.

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Indoor Easter
Farmers' Market

Saturday, April 11, 2009
11am to 2pm.
Hornby Community Hall

Spring has sprung and our artisans have been busy through the winter crafting their wares. Come out and see what they've been creating as the hall comes alive for the first market of 2009.

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Ian Parker

Friday, April 10 (Good Friday)

Come and hear Ian Parker on our new and beautiful 8 foot Bechstein piano! Magnetic, easy-going and delightfully articulate, pianist Ian Parker has performed worldwide. He is First Prize winner at the CBC National Radio Competition, Canadian National Music Festival and the Corpus Christie International Competition. While studying at the Juilliard School, he was awarded the the Sylva Gelber Career Grant which is given annually to the "most talented Canadian artist".

For more information see or call 250-335-2734.

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Shirley Valentine makes her dreams come true on
Hornby Island

Friday April 3 & Saturday April 4
Showtime 7:30pm / Doors 6:30pm

Most people know who Bridget Jones is, but Shirley Valentine? She's something of a mystery to many of those under 30, but to those in the know, she's the witty Liverpudlian housewife who rediscovered herself and followed her dreams. Forever immortalised by on Broadway way back in 1986, Shirley Valentine was written by Willy Russell and went on to become one of the most lauded and popular plays of the 80s.

And now, it has made its way to a stage on Hornby Island at the Community Hall on April 3rd and 4th. It's not easy to get a handle on the character of Shirley Valentine, but Saltspring islander Grace Jordan's performance of the one-woman play makes the attempt thoroughly captivating and entertaining.

"Grace Jordan deserves a purple heart for her performance in Shirley Valentine" says the Driftwood's Peter Vincent. Check out the play and see why.

Tickets available at the Gas Bar or at the Door
Adults $18 and Students $10
Food and Beverages by Trish

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Carlos Del Junco

Sunday March 22
Joe King Park

We can't say enough good things about this amazing harmonica virtuoso. He's become a bit of a regular to Hornby Island and we're proud to present Carlos del Junco and his band at Joe King Ballpark. He was the 1997 - 2007 Harmonica Player of the Year - SEVEN times out of the Canadian Maple Blues Award's ELEVEN year history. Carlos' band always serves up an ecclectic pallette of music, so be ready for surprises, and bring your dancin' shoes. Doors open at 8:30. Licenced.

"Really outstanding. Carlos del Junco is happening!!!!!" - Charlie Musselwhite

Brought to you by the Hornby Island Blues Society.
See Carlos Del Junco's website for more information.

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Hornby Island Fire Academy
Third Annual Cadet Camp

This spring break join the Hornby Island Volunteer Fire Department Firefighters to learn leadership, firefighting, and first aid fundamentals while having more fun than you could have imagined possible!

On Thursday night be included in the Hornby Island Fire Department's regular evening practice from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Open to boys and girls ten (10) to twelve (12) years old. Cadet applications available from the community school.
For more information call the Firehall at 335.2611 or
e-mail Peter at

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March 18th & 19th, 2008
10am to 3:30pm
Lunch is included.

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Belly Dance Event
In support of the women
and children of Gaza

The word 'HAFLA' is common to both Arabic and Hebrew and means 'celebration' or 'party'. It has a particular connotation as being the third stage of a reconciliation process that comes after the stages of truce and forgiveness. Come to the Hall and be mesmerized by performers from Hornby and Denman and tempted by delectable treats from the Persian Palate.

This event is a fundraiser in honour of International Women's Day

Friday, March 6th
doors at 7pm; performance at 7:30pm
$5 admission

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Free Expression Painting Workshop

With Caroline James
February 20th-23rd

Free expression painting is a wonderful and powerful tool for exploring your unique creative voice and discovering your own inherent creativity. This workshop is for both beginners (who have always dreamed about painting) and those with a professional practice. Past experience has consistently shown this workshop to be an amazing tool for opening oneself to the discovery of the magic of the creative expression that lies within.

The cost is $325.00 including all materials except a few inexpensive paint brushes and some simple items from home. There is, as always, two spaces available at a lower cost if finances are a concern for anyone.

Friday, February 20th (6:00-8:30pm) to Monday, February 23rd (9:30am to 3:30pm)

For information, download the program outline or the poster, see, or email

See Carolines's artist listing on Real Hornby.

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Cousin Harley

Saturday Feb. 7
Hornby Island Community Hall

The Hornby Island Blues Society is bringing Paul Pigat back to Hornby, this time with his top-notch band featuring Pete Turland (bass, vocals) and Jesse Cahill (drums). They are sure to keep you dancing all night long, so dont miss this one. Doors open at 8:30. Licenced.

"Paul Pigat and his rockabilly trio, Cousin Harley, play hot enough to raise sweat on a chunk of granite!" - Ron Forbes Roberts - Monday magazine, Canada

See the Cousin Harley website for more info.

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Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

February 3, 2009, 7:30pm
Hornby Hall
Tickets available at the door

These two acclaimed musicians will be bringing a night of traditional Irish Music to the Hornby Hall. Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. Dennis Cahill is a master guitarist whose spare, essential accompaniment to Martin Hayes' fiddle is acknowledged as a major breakthrough for guitar in the Irish tradition. This event will be a wonderful way to brighten up a February evening and is not to be missed.

See their website for more information.

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Djembe Drum Lessons

Hornby and Denman Islands

Learn West African rhythms and have some winter fun. Great for beginners or intermediate hand drummers. Hornby sessions held every Sunday in February from 3 to 4:15 pm. Denman sessions will be dependent upon registration. Cost will be $40 for the series.

Call Ron for more information and location at 250-335-0699

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Sunday Jazz with Gerald

Sunday Jazz

from dixie to bop and beyond

Back by popular demand, our very own Gerald Hodge will take you on a journey through the history and development of jazz music. Come for all 4 sessions, or drop in when you can. If you already love jazz or are interested in learning more, these weekly workshops are not to be missed.

Four Weekly Sessions
Beginning January 11, 2009
7:30 to 9:15pm
New Horizons

$20 for all four sessions or $6 drop in call 250-335-1792 for info

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Literary Lunch

Literary Lunch

Come together to hear different people present on a wide variety of subjects. As an example of the type of information you may receive, Verna Ronningen talked about the kelp beds surrounding Hornby Island and their importance to the local ecosystem.

Literary Lunches begin again in October.

Thursdays at New Horizons
12 Noon
Bring 5$ for lunch

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Family Dance

Dance Fridays!

Family Dance
Every Second Friday

8pm - Midnight, Stretch and warmup is at 7:30pm

Dance Friday is intended to be a new and regular community event, and will be held every two weeks at the Hall on Friday nights. They are family dances and kids are welcome. The emphasis in the music will be world beat, and these are not DJ/techno events, we will be playing songs.

This is a nonprofit event and your $5 door admission all gets turned back to the dances. If we at some point have more than we need for cleanup or refreshments kitties we will donate overage to the Radio Society.

We seek door and cleanup volunteers, and perhaps a person who is willing to come and entertain kids for awhile. Please call 5-1336 if you can help. See you on the dance floor! - PCP

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