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Friday Night Beer Garden

Odd Duck

When: Friday, July 28, 2017, 5:00–9:30pm
Where: Gower Point Road, by the roof-top parking lot

Odd Duck

As the name implies, Odd Duck is actually four bands in one! Donna Newsom, Mark Sainsbury, and Dave Roughley are three independent singer-song-writers who have joined together with Copper Cove Road (an established and talented North-Shore four-piece band) to create a musical experience of uncommon diversity. Odd Duck delivers both engaging originals and convincing covers (including Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Van Morrison, and many others) for all occasions. Contact Dave at 604-886-6888.

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Ashley Hautala

When: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12:30pm and 3:15–3:45pm
Where: Main Stage, Gower Point Road

Ashley Hautala

My name is Ashley Hautala and I'm 18 years old. Music has been a part of my life since I can remember but I began pursuing my passion when I was 9 and my grandfather gifted his guitar to me. I've had many incredible teachers and encountered countless amazing people along the way that have not only shaped me as a musician but as the person I am today. Since then, every song I've written, every performance on stage and every car ride where I've blasted music and sang in my car has changed me for the better. Although it's a lot of work, the end result of all the practicing and time put in has always been a good one and I hope to continue this journey for the rest of my life.

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Mikayla Custance: Bodybuilding Demo

When: Saturday, July 29, 3:45–4:15pm at Family Day
Where: Gower Pt Road/Holland Park/Winegarden Park, exact location TBA

Mikayla Custance

My name is Mikayla Custance I'm 25 years old and was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast.

I have always been an active person and loved the sports world! I started riding horses at just nine months old when my parents put me on a horse, and as my mom used to say, "I just never got off." I competed in a three-day event and participated in the BC Championships when I was 16. It was then that my mom and I decided to hire a personal trainer to help with my riding, fitness, and nutrition.

Shortly after that my horse injured his leg, and his and my event career was over. It was my trainer who told me about bodybuilding. At the time, I had never even heard of it! One year later, I participated in my first fitness model and figure show when I was 17.

From the very first session with my trainer I fell in love with training. After my first show, I knew I wanted to do more. I have always been a competitive person. I love competing. Plus, I love how I feel living this lifestyle. After my first show I took some time off from competing but coutinued to learn more about bodybuilding and kept training hard. I then stepped back on stage at 19. That was when I started taking competing to the next level.

In 2013 I placed 3rd at the western Canadians. In 2014 I placed 3rd at the Northern Classic and then went on to win the Sandra Wickham classic. That same year I got picked to compete in Las vegas at the Mr Olympia flex bikini model search. I competed last year in the BC provinical champions where I placed 5th, and nationals where I placed 11th. I have been featured in Inside Fitness Magazine, the NPC online series "Radical Body Transformation" Season 2, bodybuilding.com as their "Canadian Cutie" and came 4th in the Ms. Health and Fitness Search. I am now sharing my love for fitness by helping others reach their fitness goals.

Multicultural Community Show

When: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 5:00–7:00pm
Where: Winegarden Park, Rotary clam shell

Emcee: Maureen McBeath

Maureen McBeath

Maureen is a member of the local Toastmasters club in Sechelt, an organization committed to improving communication and leadership skills. She has been a finalist in the District of BC Speech Contests three times. She was the only woman in a field of eight finalists, from 147 clubs, in 2015.

Maureen is a strong advocate of the spoken word and feels we need to start these skills in the early years of education. As a retired teacher she volunteers to provide the Toastmasters Youth program at local schools and for the Pathfinder division of the Girl Guides.

You can contact Maureen at mmcbeath@dccnet.com.

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Let's Dance

Let's Dance

Latin Dancing

This is a dance program created by Sandra Cordero that runs at the Sechelt Senior Activity Centre. This program aims to teach the basic and intermediate level of all the Latin dances such as: Merengue, Bachata, Mambo, Rumba, Cha cha and Salsa. After each dance period, the students learn and perform a choreography.

Let's Dance Extended is a group of ladies of all ages who love to put on a show. From Latin American folklore dances to Jazz routines and Broadway pieces, these ladies can do it all.

For more information on upcoming programs, private classes and performances, please e-mail Sandra at mequita55@hotmail.com.

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Keia Papa Kaua

Keia Papa Kaua

Hula Dancing

Keia Papa Kaua is a traditional Hawaiian Hula dance group led by Dhyana Bartkow from Inner Moves Wellness Centre in Gibsons, trained by a hula teacher of ancient lineage in Kauai since 1999. Originally a cosmic ritual and sacred dance, hula is perpetuated as a way of life based on aloha (love) for ohana (global family) and the earth. www.InnerMoves.com

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Harmony Line Dancers

We are an informal group of fun loving people who get together at Harmony Hall on Friday afternoons. We have a beginners class from 12:00 to 12:30 and a full class from 12:30 to 1:30. Although we at the present time are all women we certainly are not just a women's group — if men would like to join us they would be most welcome. We have a lot of fun and line dancing is good exercise for the body as well as the mind. We welcome everybody of any age to join us. Our first date to start the new season is September 9th. Anyone interested in joining us can contact us at 604-886-2323.

Harmony Line Dancers

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Geue Boys

Pianists

Pianist Brison Geue

Brison is 16 years old. He is in Grade 10 piano, studying under Julie Rutter. He has a love of music that developed very early, which he has channeled into playing piano and drums and creating his own piano, drum and electronic music compositions.

Brison brings a wonderful spirited energy to all his performance pieces. He plays a full spectrum of music from baroque and classical to contemporary and blues.

Brison has already had a commissioned performance and has played in many public recitals, coffee houses and talent shows. He loves to share his music with others and is thrilled to be invited back to the Sea Cavalcade festival.

Pianist Ethan Geue

Ethan Geue is 14 years old and is starting grade 8 piano studying under Julie Rutter. Ethan also plays drums and violin and performs with the SC youth orchestra.

Ethan plays a range of repertoire but he really likes pieces with a jazzy feel. Ethan also has performed at recitals, coffee houses and awards concerts. He is happy to be here once again celebrating the community of Gibsons at Sea Cavalcade.

Pianist Caleb Geue

Caleb Geue is 11 years old, starting grade 5 piano studying under Julie Rutter.

Like his brothers, Caleb has performed at several recitals, the Encore and Highlights concert and in Sechelt’s Got Talent. He is glad to be back performing at Sea Cavalcade this year.

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Chelsea Rubin

Singer Chelsea Rubin

Singer

Chelsea is 15 and entering grade 10 in the fall. Her love of music started at the early age of five with the recorder. She moved on to piano, trumpet and singing over the years. She has been playing trumpet since grade six and plays in both concert and jazz bands, though singing is her passion.

Chelsea started singing with Choralations choir when she was six and continued for seven years. Chelsea has sung with the Suncoast Phoenix choir and now sings with the high school choir. She has performed at various public concerts, recitals, talent shows and this year at the Pender Harbour Coffee House.

She plans on continuing all levels of her music choices and to entertain.

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Sita Bryson

Nepali folklore dancer

Sita Bryson

My dance journey began in Kirtipur, a small town in Nepal where I was raised. Since the age of 8, I developed a passion for dance. I participated in the local community dance groups during festivities and developed a liking for Nepali folk dance.

In 2008, I had an exciting opportunity to move to Canada and it's been a joy living in Sunshine Coast. I am grateful that I had an opportunity to showcase my dance talent during the multicultural day party and Christmas Party at the Capilano university. My curiosity and passion for the dance has been ongoing. I rejoice every opportunity that I get share one of the most beautiful dance forms from Nepal.

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Team Bon Odori

Japanese Dancers

Team Bon Odori

Originally five Japanese immigrant moms and wives formed this group to enjoy and share the experience of a Japanese folk dance called “Bon Odori” for the Sunshine Coast Multicultural Festival last June. They are happy to perform again for this show!

“Bon Odori” was originally a ceremonial event to welcome and worship the ancestral spirits.

Nowadays, it is enjoyed as a recreational event and the religious meaning has softened. The movements are very simple, easy and repetitive. You’ll see people of all ages dance “Bon Odori” together in summer festivals in Japan.

The song they are dancing to for this show is called “Tanko Bushi”, a song about coal mining. The dance represents actions in mines such as digging, pushing a cart or hanging a lantern.

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Elena Nitchterwitz

Singer

Elena Nitchterwitz

I started to sing at the age of four. Everybody was sure I would become a professional singer. I finished musical school as a vocalist but became a teacher of English. I will never stop singing — I love it.

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Gracelyn Mailey

Singer

Gracelyn Mailey

Gracelyn Mailey, 8 yrs old, just finished Gr 3 at Halfmoon Bay Elementary School. Gracelyn loves singing, dancing, drama and art. This will be Gracelyn's 2nd time singing the national anthem at the Community Show for the Sea Cavalcade. Also Gracelyn has been honoured to sing our national anthem in Sechelt on Canada Day. Gracelyn is very active and loves her community and her country.

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Amelia Carlington

Singer

Amelia Carlington

I was born in the Philippines. I immigrated to the beautiful province of British Columbia in the late 1980's. I lived in the Lower Mainland, BC, Bermuda (after marrying the love of life, Elvin and there we raised 4 beautiful sons) and now we live in Sechelt.

I enjoy singing, dancing, cooking to family and friends and particularly enjoy volunteering and participating in multicultural programs. I believe that thru type of events, we can show and celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of one's cultures in many forms (arts, music, dance, food, etc.). It brings togetherness, open-mindedness and happiness to most if not all.

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Saturday Evening Live Entertainment

When: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Where: Gower Point Road, next to main stage

Half Cut and The Slackers

8:30–10:45pm

Doug Campbell, main vocalist and keyboardist, was born just outside Port Mellon on the Sunshine Coast and has been hollerin' and making noise ever since. He played trumpet, French and Eb horns in the Elphinstone School band and taught himself to play drums, guitar and bass. Since high school Doug has played with various rock and country bands all over BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan, and released two 45's and 2 CD's of original material. He has also had 3 project studios and recorded local groups Maplewood Lane, Michelle Bruce and the Coast String Fiddlers' first album.

Ken Shearsmith, bass guitar and vocals, started playing at the age of 15 in dance halls in the Fraser Valley. After turning 19 he played throughout BC before coming to the Sunshine Coast in 1976. He then joined local musician Rick Brown playing clubs from Alberta to Ontario before settling back down on the coast. Ken has been playing with Doug in various groups since 1996.

Mark Evans was raised on the coast until leaving in 1976 for college. He returned in 2006 to retire. Mark has been engaged in Rock bands across the western provinces since high school. Mark plays drums, guitar and vocals.

Bob Ewert was born in the summer of love! Somehow he managed to make it to 2016... the summer of world discontent. That said, he's still pretty groovy! After a 20 year musical hiatus, Bob has re-grooved, dusted off his guitar and now enjoys playing the local scene with Half Cut and the Slackers.

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