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Join Coextinction and Sea Shepherd Vancouver for an inspiring fundraising event all about Ocean conservation, orcas, salmon, global impact and igniting your passion and spirit for adventure!

Tickets: suggested $20 donation on Eventbrite or at the door.

Friday January 25th 7 pm @ the beautiful Brackendale Art Gallery Theatre Teahouse.



JANUARY 2019 @ the BAG
33rd ANNUAL BRACKENDALE WINTER EAGLE FESTIVAL & COUNT

Sun. Jan. 6
33RD ANNUAL BRACKENDALE WINTER EAGLE COUNT
The Brackendale Winter Eagle Count is conducted by trained volunteers for scientific purposes. It is not open to the public but if you would like to participate please contact volunteer@squamishenvironment.ca. During the Count Day you can go out to look at eagles or enjoy the amenities of the BAG as the count results are returned throughout the day. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Eagle walking tours at 10 am, displays and more TBA.
2019 Winter Eagle Count Results

SATURDAY EVENTS

Sat. Jan. 12 8 PM
PREMIER LAUNCH PARTY!
BRACKENDALE: AN ART GALLERY IN THE WOODS
A Documentary Film about Thor Froslev and The Brackendale Art Gallery
A film by Michael Hansen and Laura Garcia Palka

PLUS! SPECIAL FEATURE: EDDIE THE EAGLE, the long-awaited short film by TIM CYR

“The Brackendale Art Gallery, also known as the BAG, is located one hour north of Vancouver and 40 minutes south of Whistler. The Brackendale Art Gallery is a privately owned community center which has been the home of art, music, theatre, environmental action and education, and much, much more in the Squamish Valley for over 40 years. The Documentary captures the soul and heart of The Brackendale Art Gallery as a fundamental part of the community of Squamish and a cultural milestone for British Columbia. Thor's vision and idea made many things possible for artists back in the 70's and even to this day but Thor has reached more than the age of retirement and the future of The Brackendale Art Gallery is uncertain.” 

Ana Laura García Palka and Michael Euribe Hansen shot and edited "Brackendale: An Art Gallery in the Woods" while living in Vancouver. They both studied in Denmark and quickly became independent filmmakers on their own.  Laura has a bachelor degree as Film & TV Technician and Michael has a bachelor as Computer Graphic Artist.

Sat. Jan. 19  Tickets: the BAG & ANNA’S INTERIORS
THE EAGLE FESTIVAL WING DING DINNER & DANCE!
Like the Eagles- VALDY returns!
with The Valdy Eagle Band!

Jim McGillveray -  drums
Lee Morin -  bass
Kim Porter -  guitar
Karel Roessingh - keyboard

$35 (7 pm) with dinner
(Caesar Salad, Salmon Bisque & Dessert)
or $20 (8 pm) concert only. 

Sat. Jan. 26 at 8 pm $20 at the BAG & ANNA’S INTERIORS
THE SCOTT VERBEEK QUINTET
Squamish guitarist Scott Verbeek, returns to the BAG with his Quintet featuring some of Vancouver’s grooviest musicians. 

Dave Mergens - Sax/keyboards
Derek Difilippo - Bass
Paul Clark - Drums
Myles Bigelow - Percussion

The night will feature furious Latin percussion breaks, tasty saxophone lines and Scott’s original compositions. Over the past two years, his residency at Vancouver club Guilt & Company has helped him curate his own identity as an artist. 

Since graduating the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2013, Scott can be seen with his signature red guitar playing all over Vancouver, as well as touring extensively across Canada and the United States. Verbeek has performed and recorded with Five Alarm Funk, Warren Dean Flandez, Dawn Pemberton, Bazooka Picnic, Kutapira, Lovecoast and many more.
ScottVerbeekMusic

EAGLE FESTIVAL SPECIAL EVENT!

Sunday, January 20   1-4 pm  (by donation)

A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF MUSIC, ART AND NATURE

with activities for all ages!
Presented by The Brackendale Art Gallery Theatre Teahouse Society
working to preserve and promote the Brackendale Art Gallery .
A Culture & Heritage Site.

•1:00 Opening Ceremonies.

•1:15 Rita Kyle: a Musical Jam - all welcome!

•2:00 local wildlife slide presentation, hosted by Bob Brant
with Breanna Wilson, Brian Aikens and others.

•3:00  Ted Hesketh on the fascinating relationship between art and music.

•3:30 Ted Hesketh: Musical Jam- all welcome!

•7:00 Natural World Keynote Address: Ted Hesketh (See Below)

Ongoing:

• Zoë Evamy: Live Painting Demonstration

•Tim Cyr: Nature and eagle photography prints.

•Howe Sound Brewing Bald Eagle IPA tasting.

NATURAL WORLD LECTURE SERIES 2019

Sun. Jan. 13 at 7 pm  by donation
Natural World Lecture Series 1:
MICHAEL ALLEN: BEAR STORIES
This presentation will feature Whistler black bear abundance and survival with comparisons to the Squamish backcountry including the fishing habits of Squamish bears. Michael’s film footage offers a wonderful glimpse into pristine habitat and intimate bear life.

Michael Allen is an independent researcher who has been studying black bears for 34 years in British Columbia - 7 in Squamish and the last 26 in Whistler. With the use of high-resolution remote cameras he captures, illustrates and compares seasonal (and some rarely seen) behaviours of bears and wolves in the Sea to Sky Corridor. The information/media produced is used for student, public and professional purposes.

Sun. Jan. 20 at 7 pm by donation
Natural World Lecture Series 2, Keynote:
TED HESKETH: IN THE COMPANY OF EAGLES
Ted Hesketh will be performing a musical reading of his short story In the Company of Eagles, inspired by his numerous curious encounters with the eagles and other birds, accompanied by a slide show of his original art.

Ted Hesketh is a musician, painter, educator, author, environmentalist, bird-watcher, and eagle-enthusiast.  Ted was the winner of the Richmond Arts Education Award for 2018 and was nominated for the SFU Cmolik Innovation in Education Prize for 2016 and 2018. Although Ted's writing has been mostly academic up to 2012, he has since written and illustrated a beautiful, unpublished book, In the Company of Eagles, which chronicles his personal interactions and caring relationship with the eagles and other birds in Gary Point Park, Steveston, where he lives. On most any sunny morning, you will find Ted in Hunter's field interacting with the birds.  

"One crow tried to look casual; when I caught his eye, then he turned away, and looked at the sky." That was a few years ago.  Now Ted is even gifted with crow presents, from time to time... a turkey bone for Thanksgiving ...  a small fish on Good Friday...

Sun. Jan. 27 at 7 pm by donation
Natural World Lecture Series 3:
JUDITH KNAPP AND WOLFGANG PAULI: ALL ABOUT EAGLES
Featuring a short film by Ed Dubois
EagleWatch is celebrating its 23rd Season! Our mission is:  The preservation of the wintering bald eagles and their ecosystem.

Wolfgang and Judith have been involved in the Eagle Watch Education and "On the Dike" programs for over 10 years, focusing on educating the public, school groups, local businesses and interested others about the importance of protecting the amazing bald eagle and salmon populations in ever-changing climatic conditions.

Dr. Judith Knapp has a PhD in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of San Diego. She is a retired Superintendent of Education in Yellowknife, NWT,  and previous Assistant Superintendent of  School District #48, Sea to Sky. She was previously a Community Capacity Building Analyst for NWT and still consults in education for the government there.

Wolfgang Pauli is a retired electrician and ardent environmentalist.
Both passionate about preserving our planet Earth!

ON THE WALLS: ART OF THE NATURAL WORLD
Eagle Imagery by local wildlife photographers:GARRY BROECKLING
DAVE BUZZARD
ISRAEL CRUCES  
TIM CYR
ED DUBOIS
THOR HALVORSON
DAVE HUMPHREYS
BREANNA WILSON

COMMUNITY EVENTS @ the BAG:

Sun. Jan. 6, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Acoustic Jam @ the BAG
Rita Kyle: 604 898 1340

Tues. Jan. 15 at 7:30    By donation.
UNITE: An Evening of Worship Music
With Mario & Anne Iacovone

COMING EVENTS
Sun. Feb. 3: Smiling Jack Smith
Sat. Feb. 23: Jim Byrnes

THIS JUST IN!
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.

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.
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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2019 Winter Eagle Count Results

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