Monthly Calendar of Events


JUNE 2019 @ the BAG

Sat. June 8 @ 8:00 $20 @ XOCO & the BAG

Woody Woodridge, vocals
Doug Chiasson, harmonica
Bryan Davies, trumpet
Keith Junkin,  guitar & saxophone
Rita Kyle, vocals
Antti Makitalo, guitar
Brian Marchant, bass
Ken McLeod, drums
Mike Palano, bass
Leisl Petersen, trombone & vocals
Sam Sinanan, vocals 
Stan Thomson, sax

Playing timeless blues, R&B and rock classics spanning several decades, the band seeks to honor the best of what the original artist brought to their music. From Muddy Waters to Ray Charles, from Stevie Ray Vaughn to The Black Crowes. All those memorable melodies are infused with a hard driving rhythm section and promise a good time for all.

Sat. June 15 @ 8:00 $20 @ XOCO & the BAG
Songwriters Sing and Tell

Some say chicks talk trash. Some say they deliver the goods. When old friends Angela Harris, Leslie Alexander and Taylor James trade songs and stories, listeners are likely to get all of that and then some.

These women share a lot of history. Harris was first of many to record Alexander’s songs, and the pair both toured with Barney Bentall’s Grand Caribou Opry and High Bar Gang projects. James gave Alexander one of her first gigs back in the 90’s, and has recently recorded three of Alexander’s songs. Both Harris and James have new releases collecting multiple thousands of streams, while Alexander is returning to the West Coast after a five-year absence. Having just obtained her nursing license, Alexander had intended to quit the business permanently. Instead, she bought a Telecaster and joined a classic rock band. Still writing, she is looking forward to catching up with the women who brought her into music, and are bringing her back. 

All three women toured internationally with multiple awards, nominations and twelve studio releases between them. While their careers have taken divergent paths, music, laughter, and fate continues to bring Harris, James and Alexander together. All are influenced by folk, country, roots and rock writing traditions, and each has her own individual style and perspective. Together, they are a powerhouse trio of top-notch talent. Join them for an evening of extraordinary musicianship while they catch up  - sharing songs, stories, and maybe just a little dirt.

A Woman Like Me, Harris’ newest and possibly most vulnerable record to date, reveals a mature writer’s sensibility honed through years of dedication to storytelling and her craft... Levi Gogeria, Penguin Eggs

From folk to rock, from blues to country . . . Taylor has such versatility and talent . . . her undeniable ability to command the stage in any setting makes for a smooth transition from genre to genre and mesmerizes audiences with her talent and trance-like voice. Natasha Purcell, Osoyoos Today

Simply put, this woman can write . . . the playing on this album nearly matches the excellence of her words. This is a genre bending, intelligently written and well- performed album. Give it a listen. I believe you will be pleasantly surprised. Jim Dupuis, Earshot

Sun. June 16 @ 7:00 pm   By donation.
Scott Renyard presents: WHO KILLED MIRACLE

June 1977, a baby Orca was spotted swimming erratically in Menzies Bay near Campbell River, British Columbia. It was sick and dying. Sport fisherman, Bill Davis befriended the baby whale and tried to nurse it back to health. After a couple of days, Davis realized she needed intensive medical care. Through a series of phone calls, staff from a nearby Oceanarium owned by Bob Wright, were enlisted to conduct an emergency rescue operation.  The baby Orca, later to be known as Miracle, survived several brushes with death to become a star performer at Sealand of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia.

Miracle later became the object of a political fight. Animal rights activists called for Miracle’s return to the wild. Sealand argued that Miracle would not survive in the wild on her own. The battle lines were drawn. After 5 years Miracle died at Sealand under mysterious circumstances. News outlets reported sightings of divers near Miracle’s pool but the exact cause of Miracle’s death remained a mystery. The trail went cold.

Director Scott Renyard tells this story using never-before-seen archival footage of Miracle’s historic rescue, scenes of her life in captivity, and interviews with the key players in her life to reveal the chain of events that led to her death.

Scott Renyard blends his foundation in science with a love of art and storytelling through film, creating documentaries that address environmental issues. His documentaries include The Pristine Coast, examining the relationship between open-net pen fish farms and the collapse of many wild fish populations in the North Pacific and Atlantic oceans, The Unofficial Trial of Alexandra Morton and Trial of an Iconic Species, showing actual Cohen Commission footage with all the intense twists and turns of classic courtroom dramas. Renyard also wrote, directed, and produced the film Who Killed Miracle? which was about the rescue of a baby killer whale in 1977. 

Renyard is working on several feature documentaries and series about environmental issues and is the founder of Juggernaut Pictures Inc. and the new streaming service, The Green Channel.  The Green Channel streams environmental content from around the world and Renyard’s vision is to create a hub that will be the Voice of Living Things.

Fri. June 21 @ 8:00 pm   $20 @ XOCO & the BAG
Linda Melsted - violin
Natalie Mackie - viola da gamba
Kelly Savage - harpsichord

MUSICA POETICA - Instrumental music of 17th century Germany and France

This concert features music from two of the most important hearts of European music-making. In France, Paris and Versailles were the vibrant centers of musical activity, while in Germany there was no political or courtly center to speak of, but a scattering of courts of different denominations, all influenced by Italian and French musical forms and styles, with the strong north German organ repertoire permeating the musical culture. During this period new genres and forms were created as instrumental music was establishing itself as a musical entity independent of vocal music and text. Composers were writing sonatas and suites in abundance, expressing the rich variety of styles that arose from the cross-border travels of musicians. We have chosen just a few of these ravishing works for violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord.

Marc Destrubé enjoys a diverse international career on historical and modern violins, performing as soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster or director/conductor. He is co-concertmaster of the Orchestra of the 18th Century (Amsterdam), first violinist of the Axelrod String Quartet (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC) and of the Vancouver quartet Microcosmos, and is a regular guest director and soloist with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Australian Haydn Ensemble and Lyra Baroque Orchestra. In Vancouver he has been director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, concertmaster of the CBC Radio Orchestra and first violinist with the Purcell String Quartet. He performs regularly for Early Music Vancouver. A highly respected teacher, he has been a visiting artist at the Paris, Utrecht and Moscow Conservatories, the Banff Centre, University of Indiana, Case Western University, UVic, UBC and VCC.

Natalie Mackie studied cello at the Conservatoire de Musique (Québec), followed by a degree from the School of Music, University of British Columbia. While at UBC, she began studying viola da gamba as well, and later pursued further studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. Natalie has played with many ensembles in Canada and the U.S., including New World Consort, Les Coucous Bénévoles, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Seattle and Portland Baroque Orchestras, Les Voix Humaines, Les Voix Baroques, Tempo Rubato, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Victoria Baroque Players, Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, and others. She has toured throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

Kelly Savage (harpsichord) has been praised by the New York Times for her “deft accompaniment.” She is artistic director of SIREN Baroque, and is a founding member of the New York opera company Opera Feroce. Ms. Savage specializes in innovative productions of baroque operas, in collaboration with groups such as Morningside Opera, Company XIV, and Vertical Players Repertory. She teaches theory and musicianship at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, directs the Stanford Community Chorus, and is the music director at Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco. Ms. Savage holds a doctorate from Stony Brook University, where she studied with Arthur Haas. She co-created Partifi, a popular online part-making tool for musicians.

Sat. June 22 @ 8:00 $20 @ XOCO & the BAG

Michael Kilby will be bringing his family band to the Brackendale Art Gallery stage for a set of Bluegrass and traditional music. Then he will be joining the Rutherford Creek Collective for two sets of heart felt folk rock, Canadiana music.

Rutherford Creek Collective is a four piece band with Canadiana roots, folk and alt-country influences formed almost 16 years ago in the aftermath of a divesting and fatal flood of the watershed south of Pemberton. Audiences will be swept up in their creative string sounds, driving rhythms and intense storytelling vocals. The band is GLENN MISHAW on vocals/guitar, RAJAN DAS on upright bass, GARY YOSHIDA on vocals and lead guitar and DOUGLAS KERR on drums. Sitting in on everything strings is the talented local multi- instrumentalist MICHAEL KILBY.


Sun. June 2, 7:30 – 10:00 pm:
Acoustic Jam @ the BAG
Rita Kyle: 604 898 1340

Sun. June 9 at 6:00 pm
Admission Free
CAM SALAY Student Concert & Recital


Lots going on in Squamish all summer long.  Get out and enjoy!
We are open for coffee and soup weekends noon to 5 pm in July and August except July 13/14 and 20. Programming starts again in September.

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 -sort of.
Thor is 86 with all that entails. It is time to take the BAG into a new era.
We are 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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