Monthly Calendar of Events


31st Annual Brackendale
Winter Eagle Festival & Count 2017

Open Thursdays & Fridays in January
Noon - 5pm Weekends & Holidays Noon - 10pm

A message from the Brackendale Art Gallery Theatre Teahouse Society: The future of the Brackendale Art Gallery is undecided at this time but the community is organizing to assist in the transition to a new and brilliant future serving the Arts and Environmental interests of the community. The newly revived Brackendale Art Gallery Theatre Teahouse Society is working to preserve and promote the Brackendale Art Gallery as a Community Arts and Nature Centre. We value your involvement. As a first foray into programming, the Society is presenting a special one day event on Sat. Jan. 21st. Come join us and celebrate the Eagles and the BAG! Ian Brown, president. (

31st Annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Count: Sun. Jan. 8 

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 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.


Sat. Jan. 14 at 8 pm $20 at BAG & XOCO

Scott Verbeek is an up and coming guitarist hailing from Vancouver BC. Scott’s confident and creative approach to funk/fusion needs to be experienced live. Since graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, he has become a well known performer in the Vancouver music scene, working with projects ranging from Bazooka Picnic, Five Alarm Funk, Warren Dean Flandez, Lovecoast, Kutapira and many others. Scott Verbeek’s rare level of musicianship is sincere and confident, and when the beat is happening you have no choice but to dance. ScottVerbeekMusic

Scott Verbeek's quintet consists of some of Vancouver's top musicians:
Ian Weiss (Giraffe Aftermath) - Alto Saxophone
Bp' Jay Smith (Five Alarm Funk) - Bass 
Tayo 'Big Bang' Branston (Five Alarm Funk) - Drums
Sangito Bigelow (Kutapira) – Percussion

Sat. Jan. 28
VALDY returns with The Valdy Eagle Band

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


Saturday, January 21   12-5 pm  (by donation)


A community gathering of Music and Art!

Presented by The Brackendale Art Gallery Theatre Teahouse Society
working to preserve and promote the Brackendale Art Gallery
as a Community Arts and Nature Centre.

Musical Performances throughout the day!

Special Art Displays by local artists
featuring Tim Cyr Photography and VISUALS!

Beer Tasting - compliments of two local breweries:
Howe Sound Brewing & A Frame Brewing Company!

Activities for all ages!

12:00 - 12:45: Shone Harcourt
1:00 - 1:45: Kostaman
2:00 - 2:45: Anne & Mario Iacovone
3:00 - 3:45: Sofie Hill & Maya Tomes
4:00 - 5:00: The Shifters


Sun. Jan. 15 at 7 pm (by donation)
Natural World Lecture Series 1:
ADAM TAYLOR: Living Dinosaurs of Howe Sound.

Thought to have gone extinct 45 million years ago, glass sponge reefs were prevalent in the world’s oceans for hundreds of millions of years. Rediscovered off the coast of British Columbia in the late 1980’s they were dubbed ‘Living Dinosaurs’ and have attracted significant interest from the conservation and research communities. More recent discoveries of numerous small sponge reefs in Howe Sound are even more unique. Unlike the previously discovered reefs, which are located in hundreds if not thousands of feet of water, some of Howe Sound’s reefs occur in water shallow enough for scuba divers to visit and study first hand.

Adam Taylor is a fourth generation resident of Bowen Island and has been diving the waters of Howe Sound for over 20 years. Through his volunteer positions with Underwater Council of British Columbia & Marine Life Sanctuary Society of British Columbia he has been helping lead Citizen Science and Marine Conservation efforts to document recently discovered glass sponge reefs in Howe Sound.

Adam will discuss conservation efforts such as the recent expansion of Halkett Provincial Marine Park on Gambier Island and share images, videos and stories from scuba diving expeditions to discover and study these globally unique sponge reefs.

Sun. Jan. 22 at 7 pm (by donation)
Natural World Lecture Series 2:
GRAHAM FULLER: Ecoviolence: Its Role in Life and Fiction: Encouraging lessons from Standing Rock.

How various writers have used themes of First Nations and Environmentalism in writing thrillers and detective novels. 

Graham E. Fuller has been a permanent resident in Squamish for some fourteen years.  He is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction books, several of which have been launched at the BAG. (  He is a former senior CIA officer and has lived with his family in many different countries around the world before moving to Canada. He has been a member of the Squamish Environmental Society and an Eagle Watcher. 

Graham is presently working on a second novel: this one about BC, bears, First Nations, pipelines and murder.  He will talk about an interesting variety of novels—especially detective novels and thrillers—that deal with the environment and violence. 

Sun. Jan. 29 at 7 pm (by donation)
Natural World Lecture Series 3:
MICHAEL ALLEN: Bears and Wolves 2016

This multimedia presentation features black bear, grizzly bear, and timber wolf activities captured through remote camera sessions along the Squamish and Elaho Rivers in 2016 highlighting clips from 44 days of high resolution video "following" a mother grizzly and two yearlings fishing for chum.

Michael Allen is an independent researcher who has been studying black bears for 32 years in British Columbia - 7 in Squamish and the last 24 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. 8, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Acoustic Jam @ the BAG
Rita Kyle: 604 898 1340

Tues. Jan. 17 at 7:30    By donation.
Overcomers: An Evening of Worship Music
With Mario & Anne Iacovone

Art of the Natural World:
Eagle images by West Coast Artists featuring Roy Hamaguchi and Norman Rich.


Sat. Feb. 11: Between Shifts Theatre: The Chair Project 2
Fri. Feb. 17: Dale Russ & John Gothard: fiddle, concertina, guitar & vocals
Thurs. Feb. 23: Marc Destrubé & Modestine
SAT. FEB. 25: Michael Perkins Jazz Quartet (note date change)

You may have heard that the Brackendale Art Gallery is for sale. Alas, it is true.
Thor is 83 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!

For Real Estate information please contact

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31th Annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival January 2017

2017 Winter Eagle Count Results

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