The Rotary Club of Powell River has worked steadily and tirelessly since 1955 to improve and enrich our local community through fund-raising with events such as “A Taste of Art”, which celebrates our rich and diverse art community
Proceeds from the event will go to a local community project.
A Community Band has, for the most part, been part of the Powell River musical scene since the first one was established in 1913. The Band we have today has been playing light classics, show tunes, marches and popular medleys at events throughout the year with fund-raising concerts in the Spring and Fall.
A weekend of good eating and entertainment for the whole family in Lund, a tiny, picturesque village at “Mile 0” of Highway 101 that extends to the tip of South America. It is also the the entrance to Desolation Sound, which attracts visitors from around the world for its beauty and marine life.
The Festival is free and includes tours, music, cooking demonstrations and the opportunity to purchase live shellfish. More information
Started in 1993 the Marathon Shuffle is a relaxed run or walk on 29km of the Sunshine Coast Trail through “old growth, temperate rain forests, along creeks and lake shores, through dales and over hills”. Along the way participants get to enjoy “Magnificent vistas of the Sunshine Coast, adjacent islands, nearby lakes and the city.”
The event is free but, to help maintain trails and cabins, as well as other related expenses, a donation to PAWS (Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society) is encouraged.
Please pre-regiser to help the organizers in their planning.
Students from around the world are invited to participate in a two-week music program designed to prepare them for a position in a professional orchestra. The community is treated to several concerts throughout the period that includes a free concert at Willingdon Beach.
Started in 2005 the annual Trash Bash is a volunteer-driven clean up of illegally dumped trash from our coastlines, trails and backcountry. Volunteers are rewarded with a delicious lunch prepared with local ingredients and including gluten free and vegan options as well as a children's menu.
In 2015 a one day 'Spring Cleaning' event invited residents to bring a select list of items for free disposal including mattresses, metals, furniture, washers, dryers, fridges, freezers, barbeques, tires and clean wood waste. Plans are to expand this further to include a 'Picker's Paradise' - a zone where re-useable items are salvaged from the trash to have a second life. More information
National Canadian Film Day is a one-day celebration of Canada, and the great achievements of our nation's filmmakers. It is celebrated in Powell River with the showing of timely films at the Max Cameron Theatre at Brooks High School.
It was started a couple of years ago by REEL CANADA, which is an organization that has been introducing Canadian high school students to Canadian film for over a decade. We thought that it was unfair that only high school students were getting to have all the fun so we started a day that could include all Canadians in the party!
National Canadian Film Day is that day. It's our chance to stop apologizing for loving Canada, and celebrate by enjoying a great Canadian film.
Hike for Hospice Palliative Care
May - Willingdon Beach
Take a hike with family and friends along the Willingdon Beach Trail in support of the Powell River Hospice Society. There will be prizes, a hot dog BBQ by the Lions Club, and entertainment. 100% of the funds raised stay in Powell River.
Pledge forms are available at Base Camp, Ecossentials, Family Tree Medical Clinic, Medical Clinic Associates, The Medicine Shop; Save On Foods; and Shoppers Drug Mart; or register on the day of the hike!