Event Schedule – 2018

All Month

Plastic-Free Challenge: Try to go plastic free or as close to as you can for a month -> sign up through Let’s Talk Trash (info@letstalktrash.ca) to receive weekly emails with tips for the week.  Submit a photo of your accumulated plastic or wear it to our Earth Day film event to win a prize!

Daily Events

April 1, Sunday

April 2, Monday

  • Fibre rug making 10am – 4pm, Oceanview School, Fibre Space room, 100 – 7085 Nootka St. Come and explore different approaches to rug making using up-cycled and discarded clothing and other varied materials with Dawn Heidan. Rug hooking, rug weaving, rug making… Bring your rug making ideas, projects or come to learn. Everything from the traditional to the creative us of up-cycled materials.  Contributions/donations to Fibre Space greatly appreciated!

April 5, Thursday

  • Community Drop In at Fibre Space – Everyone Welcomed; 10 am-4 pm.  Oceanview School, Fibre Space room, 100 – 7085 Nootka St.

April 7, Saturday

  • Spring 2018 Mini Bootcamp – Food production and more! 9am – 5pm, Sycamore Commons.  From soap making to backyard biochar to starting seeds.  Check out the Urban Homesteading School to view the full schedule of classes and to register.
  • Up Town Winter Market, 10:00 am – noon, Community Resource Centre, 4752 Joyce Ave.

April 8, Sunday

  • Spring 2018 Mini Bootcamp – Food production and more! 9am – noon, off-site locations. Pre-registration required through Urban Homesteading School.

April 11, Wednesday

  • Boomerang Bag making event – 5:30 to 7:30pm at Fibre Space (Oceanview School, Nootka St).  Come and join us in making cloth bags, ripping material and sewing some labels. This is a community zero waste initiative to reduce plastic in our community and our oceans.

April, 13, Friday

  • Film screening of Directly Affected (check out the trailer). Doors open at 7:00pm, event starts at 7:30pm, Evergreen Theatre (Rec Complex).  $10 adult, $5 students. Fundraiser for Climate Action Powell River and the filmmaker.  75 minute documentary featuring the trials and tribulations of the Kinder Morgan pipeline; demonstrations, arrests, defiant speeches and protesters slapped with lawsuits.  Short presentations beforehand from local community groups.

April 14, Saturday

  • Up Town Winter Market, 10:00 am – noon, Community Resource Centre, 4752 Joyce Ave.

April 16, Monday 

  • Fibre rug making 10am – 4pm, Oceanview School, Fibre Space room, 100 – 7085 Nootka St. (See event description on April 2)

April 18, Wednesday

  • Open Air Farmers’ Market spring cleaning work party, 10am – 3pm, 4365 McLeod Rd. (Paradise Fairgrounds off Padgett Rd).  Everyone welcome – lunch provided!  Come for an hour (or more if you have the time). Please bring gardening gloves, rakes for leaves, and wheelbarrows.

April 19, Thursday

  • Community Drop In at Fibre Space – Everyone Welcomed; 10 am-4 pm.  Oceanview School, Fibre Space room, 100 – 7085 Nootka St.

April 20, Friday

  • Big Ups, Palm Beach Park – Family friendly event; 11am to 11pm.  The event opens ceremoniously at 11am, as we bless the earth we dance on and give thanks.
    Warm-up with yoga, followed by a sound healing shavasana by Cindy Babyn. Community drum circle at 4pm – BRING YOUR DRUMS, shakers, kalimbas, maracas , spoons … lets make some music together.  Live music line up includes an array of local dj’s (Ari Dublion, SimonSayz, JFunk, Papa D, TheChad, Slater) plus 2 live bands: High Society and Back Eddy and the Procrastinators! Tickets are $20 in advance (available at Base Camp), $25 at the door.  People under 15 years old are FREE!  This is a Zero Waste event, pack appropriately.

April 21, Saturday

  • Up Town Winter Market 10:00 am – noon, Community Resource Centre, 4752 Joyce Ave.
  • Tourism Powell River premieres The Moment film, 1:30pm – 3pm, Patricia Theatre.  This film features the birth of free riding in BC.  A short film, Respect, will also be screened which, is a call to action for sustainable mountain biking.  Proceeds from the film will go to the Powell River Cycling Association.
  • eCouture Fashion Show, 6:30pm – 9pm, Dwight Hall. The 4th annual gala of artrageous fashion. Powell River’s wearable art fashion show, an event not to be missed.  Tickets ($18) are on sale now at Fibre Space, Ecossentials and Base Camp. Don’t wait… we have sold out 2 years in a row! And this year is looking to be an amazing show!!

April 22, Sunday (EARTH DAY)

  • Electric Vehicle Rally & Demo, 11:15am – 1:30pm, hosted by PR Climate Action and PR EV Network.  Electric cars are a great option for Powell River – join us to find out why! Meet EV drivers, go for a ride and discover why more and more people in our town are going electric! We will be at the following locations:
    Pacific Point (Joyce and Marine) 11:15 am – 11:40am
    Near the library (Joyce and Alberni) 11:50 am – 12: 10 pm
    Willingdon Beach 12:15 – 12:45 pm
    Outside the Patricia Theatre – 12:50 pm – 1:30 pm (Just before the Earth day movies start!)
  •  Let’s Talk Trash sponsored film screenings, 1:30pm – 3pm, Patricia Theatre.  FREE ADMISSION. Featuring: Life Off Grid – a film about disconnecting & “Rising Waters”, a short documentary from local film maker Claudia Medina.  She brings us to Papua New Guinea to see a story from the front lines of the climate change crisis.  Both film makers will be in attendance for a q&a session at the end of the films.
  • Plastic Free Challenge -> if you’ve been participating in the challenge, wear your accumulated unavoidable plastic from the month to the film screening for a chance to win prizes!

April 23, Monday 

  • Fibre rug making 10am – 4pm, Oceanview School, Fibre Space room, 100 – 7085 Nootka St.  (See event description on April 2)

April 26, Thursday

  • Community Drop In, Fibre Space – Everyone Welcomed; 10 am-4 pm.  Oceanview School, Fibre Space room, 100 – 7085 Nootka St.

April 28, Saturday

April 29, Sunday 

  • Open Air Farmers Market, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, 4365 McLeod Rd. (Paradise Fairgrounds off Padgett Rd).
  • Okeover shellfish farmers’ cleanup event of Okeover Inlet.

May 5, Saturday

  • Trash Bash: 9:30am – 3:00pm.  Community cleanup day!  Head out to pick up any illegally dumped garbage or clean up roadsides.  Bring your collection down to Willingdon Beach where dumpsters will be onsite.  Visit the registration desk for garbage bags, cleanup site locations and your lunch ticket – don’t forget about the complimentary lunch for participants that will be served up from 12:30 – 1:30pm.  NO PERSONAL TRASH, THIS IS A COMMUNITY CLEAN UP EVENT.
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