About Raven’s Cry Theatre
The Raven’s Cry Theatre is an integral part of the Sechelt Indian Band’s impressive House of héwhíwus (House of Chiefs) complex. Prominent in Shishálh folklore, the raven is a mischievous bird, a gatherer and collector of stories.
The Raven’s Cry Theatre features storytelling in its many forms; plays, concerts, dance and first-run movies.
Our new owners are Jessie August and Chris August, both of whom are dedicated to the Sunshine Coast community. For many years, we have been proud supporters of our local community’s creative arts and our business community working together for the good of all.
Jessie is a proud member of the shishálh First Nation. Jessie was very excited to partner with her nephew Chris on the opportunity to own and operate the Raven’s Cry Theatre. She brings to the business governance, administrative, financial and operational management knowledge and experience.
Along with business ownership, she is an active volunteer with the local legion and is continuing both educational and employment pursuits.
Jessie has a beautiful daughter and is mom to an amazing dog. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and learning new things, playing golf, softball, and hockey and enjoys long walks with her dog through the magnificent trail systems on the Sunshine Coast.
Chris is a shishalh Nation member who was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast. He has always been an avid movie watcher and has been attending the Ravens Cry Theatre since the theatre began its operations.
Chris hopes to continue growing relationships with all of the amazing artists and performing groups on the Sunshine Coast. There is an amazing collection performers on the Sunshine Coast that provide an amazing array of activities and presentations.
Chris and his family, wife Angie and children Kylie and William, now reside in xwesam (Roberts Creek), which he describes as the end dream property where he and his family can live off the land and sustain themselves off the territory as his ancestors did.
Chris loves watching and playing soccer for the shishalh community, whether the Renegades or Chiefs. The sport has been a constant in the community and his life since he was born. When quizzed about his favorite food Chris stated that he loves Pepsi, so it was a big change buying the theatre as they carry Coke products!!
Please let us know if you have any questions about our first run movies or renting our facilities for your artistic, business or corporate event.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Raven’s Cry Theatre
Jessie August & Chris August