Monthly Calendar of Events


May 2016 @ the BAG

Sat. May 7 @ 8 pm $20 @ XOCO & the BAG
Featuring the award winning bluegrass band North Country from Seattle with Michael Kilby and opening band Murfitt & Main.
Plus Slow Pitch Jam starting at 2:00 pm $5
All levels welcome. More info: 604 935 9434

The North Country Bluegrass Band performs high energy, classic and original acoustic bluegrass music featuring strong harmonies and fantastic musicianship. Formed in 2012, the band is quickly rising and making a name for itself in the Northwest bluegrass scene. In 2015, North Country took 6th place at the SPBGMA international bluegrass competition in Nashville Tennessee competing against bands from all over North America.

Sat. May 14 & Sun. May 15 @ 8:00 pm
Tickets $15/$10 at the door or from Eventbrite (plus fee)
Directed by John McGie featuring: Christine Gavin-Bartlett, Amy Reid, Marilyn Mcvey, Kathryn Daniels, Jacques Lalonde, Sarah Dawn Pledge, David C. Jones, Malcolm Stead and Ward Ashlie.

No props, no costumes, no set. Just a chair and augmenting sound. This is theatre unplugged. Where actors rely solely on their craft and the words of the script. Actors from Vancouver and Squamish come together to perform monologues and two-handers written specifically for them by playwright John McGie. Running time approximately 70 minutes. Warning: adult themes and coarse language.

Sat. May 21 @ 8 pm $20 @ XOCO & the BAG
Dave Barber: banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals
Kirby Barber: vocals, guitar, bass
Rob Becker: bass
Barney Bentall: vocals and guitar
Wendy Bird: vocals, guitar
Colin Nairne: guitar, mandolin, vocals
Shari Ulrich: vocals, fiddle, mandolin

The High Bar Gang repertoire is firmly rooted in the golden age of bluegrass music with songs by the likes of Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers and Del McCoury. High Bar Gang has opened for Canadian music icons Blue Rodeo and sold out shows throughout Western Canada. From Victoria’s famous Butchart Gardens to Vancouver’s International Jazz Festival, San Francisco’s legendary Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and the 2015 Panam Games in Toronto, the band has built a solid reputation for their wonderfully upbeat brand of old time bluegrass and stories.

In 2013 the band released their debut recording “Lost and Undone: A Gospel Bluegrass Companion”. With airplay in Europe as well as North America, the album garnered several award nominations in 2014 including a Juno Award nomination in ‘Contemporary Christian/Gospel’, a Canadian Music Award nod in the ‘Spiritual’ categoryand three Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2014 winning that year for Best Vocal Group. Their new recording “Someday the Heart will Trouble the Mind” explores the “cheating and hurting” side of bluegrass.

Opening: Sunday May 1st, 3:00 pm

Doug French is a pastel and oil artist raised in Southwestern Ontario now living in Squamish. Doug started his career as a draughtsman with studies at the University of Windsor School of Fine Art and recently, Emily Carr. His life experiences have grown with his wife, family of four and various Engineering positons across Canada and the Caribbean. Doug retired from a position in the South Okanagan as evidenced in many of the works on display. Doug’s main objective in his approach to art is continuing to learn new techniques for pastel and oil mediums to create his images of landscapes, flowers and wildlife.


Sun. May 1, 7:30 – 10:00 pm :
Acoustic Jam @ the BAG
Rita Kyle: 604 898 1340

Tues. May 24, 7:30 By donation.
Overcomers: An Evening of Worship Music
with Mario & Anne Iacavone


Sat. June 4: Hold this date!

Sat. June 11: Jim Byrnes

Sun. June 12: Cam Salay Student Concert

Fri/Sat. June 17 & 18: Heather Feeney

Sat. June 25: Norm Foote, August & Friends

You may have heard that the Brackendale Art Gallery is for sale. Alas, it is true.
Thor is 82 with all that entails. Just got a pacemaker. 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!

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