Monthly Calendar of Events


Still to come in FEBRUARY

MARCH 2019 @ the BAG
Fri. March 1 @ 7:00 pm By Donation.
HEARTS IN THE ICE (Med Hjertet i Isen)
Starting in August 2019, for 9 months, Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm will be based at a remote trappers cabin called Bamsebu, 140 km from Longyearbyen, Svalbard where they will serve as citizen scientists.
Join in this historic event as Hilde, from Svalbard Norway, and Sunniva, from Squamish BC, share images and perspectives from 23 years as Polar Ambassadors in the Arctic.

Hearts in the Ice will be collaborating with the Norwegian Polar Institute and the Norwegian Meterological Institute by providing weather data and wildlife observations. They will be analyzing the influence that the Gulf Stream has on the west coast of Spitsbergen through the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. They will take observations for NASA, collect snow samples and plastic pollution, and field test solar, wind energy and electric snowmobiles. Life at Bamsebu will be broadcast and published via Iridium satellite through social media to scientists, school children, adventurers, and interested citizens from around the world. Hearts in the Ice will serve as a platform for global dialogue and engagement concerning the changes we are experiencing in the Polar Regions which impact the world and what we all, individually, might be able to do about it.

Hilde Fålun Strøm is product manager for Hurtigruten, Svalbard and has been living in that remote outpost for the past 23 years (every one of those years has 3 months of darkness). She is a revered expedition leader and adventurer, a proficient hunter and has already spent more than a full year living in trappers huts in the high Arctic. She is more than the Annie Oakley of the north: her resume includes more than 200 polar bear encounters and over 60,000 km on snowmobiles.

Sunniva Sorby is Director, Global Sales for Polar Latitudes, an Antarctic operator. She calls Squamish home though much of her life has been spent exploring in the Polar Regions in Norway, USA and Canada. She is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and a member of the Explorers Club. Sunniva made history as a member of the first women’s team to ski to theSouth Pole in 92-93 and as Expedition Leader for a Greenland Crossing in 1999. Her deep love of the wild open spaces is what drives her to keep them wild and open for generations to come.

Sat. March 9 @ 8:00 pm $20 @ the BAG & XOCO
Bill Sample - Piano
Norm Fisher - Bass
Buff Allen - Drums
Steve Hilliam - Saxophone

Fresh off her sold-out performance at Centennial Studio Theatre, Cayla Brooke the Jazz Rock, blue-jean and heels vocal powerhouse from Vancouver, is coming to the Brackendale Art Gallery. She is joined on stage by her incredible four-piece band, BC Entertainment Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Sample on Keyboard, Norm Fisher (Bryan Adams, Jann Arden) on Bass, Steve Hilliam (Colin James) on Saxophone and Juno award winner Buff Allen on drums. The vibrant star of shows Eva Cassidy How Can I Keep from Singing and Journey to Divalicious brings her unique blend of Jazz, blues, soul and roots to the BAG stage.

Experience live the music Jazz Corner declares as ‘Absolutely stunning, channelling the grit, energy and class of a performer that is just incredibly distinctive and one of a kind.’ No Depression Magazine calls her ‘Pure absolute bliss…the real deal’.

You don’t want to miss what audiences are claiming to be one of the best concerts they’ve ever attended. More than just a concert, it’s an evening you won’t soon forget.

Sat. March 23 @ 8:00 pm $20 @ the BAG & XOCO
For over a decade, the fellas from Farmteam have been filling rooms and halls with great acoustic music. All of them seasoned multi-instrumentalist singers and performers with a broad musical background. The band plays a mixture of original and cover songs that touch on many genres including folk, celtic, jazz, pop, and country. The Farmteam stage is cluttered with acoustic guitars, mandolins, violin, banjo and bass and microphones for four great singers of lead and stacked harmony. Tap your toe to Farmteam or dance a hole in the floor.

Sat. March 30 @ 8:00 pm $20 @ the BAG & XOCO
A rare BC artist with a street named in his honour in his hometown of Dawson Creek, Roy Forbes brings with him a great batch of original songs fifty years in the making. He also travels with an in-depth knowledge of jazz, blues, country and folk music. Starting ‘up north’ in the sixties as BIM, he had his brush with stardom before becoming one of Canada’s most respected and best loved singer-songwriters. With nine solo records and a couple more with UHF companions Shari Ulrich and Bill Henderson, Roy has left much for posterity. As a performer he is a master of the stage, establishing an electrical connection with audiences. His show on CKUA, Roy’s Record Room, celebrates his knowledge of the music of the past. Someday someone will be collecting him as one of the best this country has produced.

Eagle Imagery by local wildlife photographers:


Sun. March 3, 7:30 – 10:00 pm:
Acoustic Jam @ the BAG
Rita Kyle: 604 898 1340

Sun. March 10, 6:00 – 8:00 pm:
Squamish Valley Agriculture Area Plan Event
The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) and District of Squamish are developing an Agricultural Plan for the Squamish Valley. This first community event will provide an overview of the planning process, highlight success stories from other regions, and offer an opportunity to hear from the public about key priorities, issues, and opportunities. Drop-ins are welcome, with presentations set for 6:00pm.

Tues. March 26, 7:30 By donation.
Unite: The Gathering
With Mario & Anne Iacovone

Sat. April 6: The PAPERBOYS!

Council honours four exceptional community members
Freedom of the Municipality granted to Thor Froslev and Squamish Nation elders Gwem Harry, Bob Baker and Shirley Toman.


You may have heard that the Brackendale Art Gallery is for sale. Alas, it is true.
Thor is 85 with all that entails. It is time.
We are however very open to ideas and options we may not yet have heard or considered.
In the mean time it is business as usual!

Jan. 6, 2018 Chief Article by Melanie Green

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