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Still to come in December 2014

Sun. Dec. 21 at 6:00 pm    Admission Free
Cam Salay Student Christmas Concert & Recital
Cam’s music students, ranging from 7 to 50, will be struttin’ their stuff.

Sorry! We are full!

Tues. Dec. 24,  service in the Chapel at 5 pm,  Dinner at 6 pm
Friends & Neighbours Christmas Eve Semi-Potluck
Bring your favourite Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish or Dessert.
(Homemade is always preferred and, please, no soup – just not practical for an event this size!)
Please RSVP to 604 898 3333 or Reserve early to avoid disappointment!

29th Annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival & Count
BAG is open Thursdays & Fridays in January Noon - 5pm
Weekends & Holidays Noon - 10pm
Eagle Group Tours:
Your host & guide Thor Froslev.
Tours can be tailored to your group
with outdoor or indoor informative talk and lunch.
Reservations are required. Bus tours are welcome.

Eagle Art Show: Art of the Natural World:
Eagle images by West Coast Artists: Roy Hamaguchi, Ken Lubas, Norman Rich, George Blumel, Ed Dubois, First Nations Artists and more.

Sun. Jan. 4
29th Annual Winter Eagle Count
The Brackendale Winter Eagle Count is coordinated by Thor Froslev, Nina Rytter and Patricia Heintzman and is conducted by trained volunteers for scientific purposes. It is not open to participation by the general public but you can go out to count eagles or enjoy the amenities of the Brackendale Art Gallery during the day as the count results are returned throughout the day.
Sun. Jan. 4 at 8 pm $15 at Xocolatl and BAG
Salay Family Concert with the Larson Sisters
Cam will be joined by brother Joe (guitar), dad Joe Sr. (sax), mom Shirley (bass) and wife Colleen Griffin (vocals). This will be the first time this combo has played in Brackendale. Oldies , goodies , pickin and singing. Also on the bill will be the fabulous Larson Sisters from Brackendale.
Sun. Jan. 11 at 8 pm (by donation)
Natural World Lecture Series 1:
Stephen Foster,
Howe Sound Campaign Lead for the David Suzuki Foundation:
Howe Sound's Moment Is Now
Tonight’s talk will offer an overview of the Howe Sound campaign and look at where we hope to be going in the future.
Stephen Foster is the Howe Sound Campaign Lead for the David Suzuki Foundation and an 11 year resident of Bowen Island. His working background is in film and television production. A career-changing jump into a masters program on Conflict Analysis and Management led to several years of work in East Africa and Indonesia. After a period of engagement with significant local land use issues, contract work with the Wilderness Committee and active involvement in a Bowen-centered National Park initiative, Stephen’s focus shifted to a Howe Sound campaign. With strong support from the Suzuki Foundation, that campaign aims to draw out our community of communities from across the Sound, in partnership with First Nations and other governments, to generate sustainability planning, better conservation and a further enhancing of the wonderful recovery, both on land and sea, of our beautiful fiord.

Sat. Jan. 17 at 8 pm $20 at Xocolatl and BAG
Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of MarsTravel back in time to the early jazz era of the 1920’s & 30’s and experience one of Vancouver’s most eclectic gypsy-swing ensembles. Chanteuse Deanna Knight, shares sultry vocals alongside the driving rhythms and hot solos of Michael Dunn and his Django inspired Hot Club. Deanna’s voice soars and weaves its magic around swing classics, original compositions, tangos, bossa, boogie, Hawaiian and more. Gypsy-jazz from traditional to the unusual will unfold before your eyes and ears. Just try to keep your toes from tapping. “Chanteuse Deanna Knight adds just the right sultry vocal spice to the mix, adding energy and sex appeal to the band’s infectious rhythms, making The Hot Club of Mars one of the most fun bands to see live – on this planet, or any other.”
The CHIEF ~ Steve Hill

Vancouver’s gypsy-swing chanteuse Deanna Knight, is known for her smooth sultry voice, soulful songwriting and vivacious stage presence. In 2002, she joined Vancouver’s Hot Club of Mars and continues to dazzle audiences with their Django inspired roots jazz, tango, bossa and boogie. Both their albums feature songs penned by Lady D and prove the band is true to their name - hot.

Founded in the early 80’s by famed luthier and legendary musician Michael Dunn, the Hot Club of Mars brings a wealth of musical richness to life. Their upbeat swing pulls in the young crowds while their vintage repertoire keeps the seniors toe-tapping. D’s vocals set them apart from other ‘hot’ jazz bands, as does their vaudevillian cabaret style.

Wed. Jan. 21 at 8 pm $20 at Xocolatl and BAG
Marc Destrubé & Friends
Haydn’s Seven Last Words – Crucifixion Of The Earth
Music for string quartet by Joseph Haydn
Texts by Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky
Marc Destrubé, violin; Linda Melsted, violin; Stephen Creswell, viola; Tanya Tomkins, cello; Robert Bringhurst, Jan Zwicky, readers.

In 1785 Josef Haydn wrote a chamber work based on the Biblical seven last words spoken by Christ on the cross. Traditionally, the words or phrases are spoken, followed by a meditation on those words, then by the music. Early Music Vancouver, in collaboration with Green College at UBC, have invited renowned BC poets Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky to prepare poetry for each of the seven movements that stimulates a dialogue based on the universal human qualities in the text and also in Haydn’s deeply affecting music.

Canadian violinist Marc Destrubé has an international reputation as a performer of baroque and classical music music on period instruments. At the same time he is actively performing on modern violin, particularly music of the 20th century and new music. An exceptionally versatile musician, he appears in chamber music, as soloist, as concertmaster or director of orchestras on modern and period instruments.

Sun. Jan. 25 at 8 pm (by donation)
Natural World Lecture Series 2:
Alexandra Morton:
Wild Salmon, it is up to us.
Alexandra Morton was living in the BC wilderness studying whales when salmon farms moved in in 1988. Initially she believed government, that this would be good for BC, but soon her science warned her otherwise; bacterial infections, sea lice, viruses, toxic algae blooms, and the whales she was studying left. For 25 years, Morton has tried to protect wild salmon from salmon farms, publishing in the best scientific journals, leading thousands of people to the BC Parliament, attended industry AGMs in Norway, she was featured on 60 Minutes, produced an award-winning documentary, received an honorary doctorate of science for her work and many other awards. Today, Morton wants people to know that if they want wild salmon it is up to us, government is not here to help.

Wild Salmon, it is up to us is a powerful talk by Alexandra Morton to inform people on the depth of the salmon/human relationship and the dangerous farmed salmon disease government cover-up that is underway in Canada. Once she tracked whales, today she tracks salmon viruses and has found barriers at every turn as she attempts to prevent the viral epidemics that are following the salmon farming industry across the globe. Pipelines, tankers, fracking, mining accidents and salmon farming are all part of the same horribly flawed over-industrialized vision for BC. Morton will equip you to protect this coast with the simplest acts in your daily life and describe an alternative vision in which there are no losers. We need a healthy economy and we also need to provide our children with a healthy planet.

Sat. Jan. 31
Like the Eagles- VALDY returns!
The Eagle Festival Wing Ding!
Tickets at BAG & Xocolatl :
$35 (7 pm) with dinner
(Caesar Salad, Salmon Bisque & Dessert)
or $20 (8 pm) concert only.

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