Monthly Calendar of Events

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RESCHEDULED!
MONDAY FEB. 10 7 pm By donation
Natural World Lecture Series 2:
ELIZABETH MAY: COP25:

More info below.

SUNDAY FEB. 9 2-8 pm
HEIDI NIELSEN'S INDIA JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME SALE
"I'm ready to answer my Spirits Call.
Devotion to the Divine -
Offering myself in SEVA (selfless service)
at Amritapuri Ashram in Kerala,
To Be Brave in Delhi and Varanasi,
Immerse in Rose Distillation in Kannauj,
Stand witness to the Himalayan peaks of Nepal and
Support a sister in Pokhara at her Healing Festival.
This fundraiser is to radically reduce my material possessions as I am swimming in beautiful clothes, scarves, jewellery, crystals and sacred objects that I am ready to release. This journey of a lifetime that begins mid March until mid to late April. I'm so excited!"


34th ANNUAL BRACKENDALE

WINTER EAGLE FESTIVAL & COUNT

JANUARY 2020

BRACKENDALE WINTER EAGLE COUNT TAKES FLIGHT FOR THE 34TH YEAR: Volunteers Needed!

On Sunday, January 5, dozens of volunteers will participate in the 34th Annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Count. They will disperse to 21 areas by foot, snowshoe, skis and raft, covering more than 40 miles, from downtown Squamish to the Elaho and Ashlu river valleys. The count helps contribute important data about bald eagle populations in the Pacific Northwest over time. “This count gives us a good snapshot, not just of the eagle population, but also of the overall health of the local ecosystem,” said Christopher Di Corrado, Eagle Count coordinator. Counts have ranged from a high of 3,769 in 1994, to a low of 411 in 2016. The number of eagles returning to the Squamish Valley each year is influenced by the salmon runs, especially the fall Chum run, which can vary widely from year to year.

More volunteers are needed to help with the count this year. They should be prepared to be out for several hours, and for a day in any kind of winter weather. Routes may be covered by various means, including hiking on trails, travelling over gravel roads, rafting, and even snowshoeing.

Anyone interested in participating in must pre-register by emailing
wintereaglecount@squamishenvironment.ca

On Count Day the BAG is open to the public! Enjoy the amenities of the BAG as the count results are returned throughout the day.

EAGLE FESTIVAL CULTURAL EVENT: SATURDAY CONCERT

Sat. Jan. 11 at 8 pm     Tickets $30 at the BAG & ANNA’S INTERIORS

Squamish Constellation Festival @ the BAG presents:
The MATINEE

It’s so fitting to have THE MATINEE take the stage at the BAG for the Eagle Festival! This hard working and even harder playing band has become a Sea to Sky favourite after annual appearances at the Squamish Valley Music Festival, and even one stop at the BAG back in 2012.  THE MATINEE IS a roots and rock band that will make you want to move, and their ‘Eagles-esque’ harmonies will make you want to sing along!

NATURAL WORLD LECTURE SERIES 2020

Sunday Jan. 12 at 7 pm  by donation
Natural World Lecture Series 1:
BOB TURNER: Howe Sound Wild!
Getting Up Close with our Wild Neighbours

 The evening features several short movies that share Turner’s close encounters with wild marine neighbours in Atl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound – from sea lions and seals, and anchovy and scoters, to orcas and humpback whales.

 Bob Turner is a long time resident of Nexwlélexwem/Bowen Island, its former mayor, and a retired geoscientist with a new calling as a filmmaker. Armed with camera, kayak, and wet suit, he explores this coastal inlet that he loves, to capture stories and share them on his YouTube Channel. There are now over 20 short movies posted, mostly about Wild Nature, but also First Nations ceremony, and our UNESCO Biosphere initiative. 

Monday Jan. 13 at 7 pm  by donation
Natural World Lecture Series 2:
ELIZABETH MAY: COP25:
Canada's global role in the climate emergency.

Elizabeth May is the first Green Party Member of Parliament, representing Saanich-Gulf Islands in southern Vancouver Island. In 2005, Elizabeth May was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of her decades of leadership in the Canadian environmental movement. She graduated from Dalhousie Law School and was admitted to the Bar in both Nova Scotia and Ontario. She practiced law in Ottawa with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre prior to becoming Senior Policy Advisor to the federal minister of the Environment (1986- 1988). For seventeen years Elizabeth served as Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada. In April 2019, Elizabeth married John Kidder, retired entrepreneur and cofounder of Green Party of BC. A proud mother and grandmother, she lives in Sidney, British Columbia. Elizabeth is the author of eight books, including her most recent book Who we are: Reflections on my life and on Canada. In November 2019, Elizabeth stepped down as leader of the Green Party of Canada after serving for 13 years.   

Saturday Jan. 18 at 7 pm  by donation
Natural World Lecture Series 3:
KAREN ELLIOTT: From Svalbard to Squamish.
Joining a global dialogue on climate change.

Mayor Karen Elliott and several Squamish residents visited Svalbard, Norway this past September to help local, Sunniva Sorby and her partner, Hilde Fålun Strøm, launch their nine-month overwintering, citizen science project called Hearts in the Ice. For four days, Karen had access to scientists and citizens from around the world who are working on understanding, mitigating or adapting to climate change impacts. She also spent a day in Oslo, learning about some of their initiatives to address climate change. Join us for some photos, stories and discussion on the importance of citizen science, why it’s critical for Squamish to be connected to the realities. Join in the conversation about climate change globally and learn about some of the bold moves we’ll have to take as a community to meet our 2030 and 2050 goals.

Sunday Jan. 19 at 7 pm  by donation
Natural World Lecture Series 4:
LEIGH JOSEPH:
Gathering Medicine.
A skwxwú7mesh Perspective on the Role of Culturally Important Plants in Indigenous Resurgence in Canada.

This presentation will explore the role of plants in the cultural resurgence in skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) culture and other Indigenous communities in Canada. 

Ethnobotanist Leigh Joseph / styawat is a member of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation. Using photography, film and insights from her doctoral research, Leigh will share her experiences working with Indigenous communities on the renewal of Indigenous plant knowledge. 

Leigh Joseph is a member of the Squamish First Nation. She completed her Masters in Ethnobotany in the department of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and she is currently pursuing a PhD in Ethnobotany.  

 Ethnobotany is the study of the relationships between people and plants. A major part of this is study is how plants have been, and are currently utilized, medicinally and for food by different cultures. The study of Ethnobotany combines biology, Traditional Ecological Knowledge as well as approaches to creating healthy ways of living and connections to the land. 

 Leigh has worked with her home community in Squamish to renew Ethnobotanical knowledge.  She has worked with the elders, knowledge holders and youth to restore culturally important plant species and record this knowledge so that community members can utilize it into the future. She is particularly interested in the links between traditional plant use and health. 

ON THE WALLS: ART OF THE NATURAL WORLD
EAGLE IMAGERY BY LOCAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHERS.
•BRIAN AIKENS
•DAVE BUZZARD
•ISRAEL CRUCES  
•TIM CYR
•BREANNA WILSON
AND MORE

COMMUNITY EVENTS @ the BAG:

Sun. Jan. 5, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Acoustic Jam @ the BAG
Rita Kyle: 604 898 1340

COMING EVENTS
We are closed Feb. 14 to 29 for staff holiday.
Sun. Mar. 8: Jim & Claire Harvey: Biking Adventures in South America.
Fri. Mar. 13: QuestU Poetry Slam
Sat. March 14: J.R. Proctor Band

2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of
Thor Froslev purchasing the land to build his dream.

BRACKENDALE: AN ART GALLERY IN THE WOODS

is a documentary by filmmakers Laura Palka and Michael Hansen about that dream and the community it has created. If you missed the Premiere last year and haven’t caught it on the Shaw community channel, it is available on Vimeo: thebagmovie.com

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

Photos:
https://www.squamishchief.com/news/local-news/council-honours-four-exceptional-community-members-1.23474376

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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34th Annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival January 2020

2020 Winter Eagle Count Results

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