Egmont Events

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT 26 June – 2 July 2011

Quote of the week: You’re not a human doing … you’re a human being. Take time to be. ~Anonymous

Egmonster “Good Egg”: The Egmonster “Good Egg” of the week is the Sunshine Coast Foundation for the grant of fifteen hundred dollars to be used toward the community garden and landscaping of the land surrounding the Egmont Community Hall. Last year, Egmont completed the new foundation of the hall, and, as is true of any construction project, the immediate surroundings of the building were left as a hard packed “no man’s land”. These funds are being used, with the leadership of Bruce Hillhouse for supplies to support the landscaping and planting of our ground plot. A community garden is shaping up and by summer, it should be a piece of community pride.

The Sunshine Coast Foundation is a small but highly effective organization that provides stable and sustainable support to charitable organizations on the Sunshine Coast. Their mission is to contribute to the quality of life on the Sunshine Coast by building endowments, making strategic grants and inspiring community leadership. Their mission is to be a valued partner in philanthropy, enriching life on the Sunshine Coast in perpetuity. Please consider them in your next charitable donation.

Rec Night Monday Night is Family Recreation Night at the Community Hall, starting at 6:00.  Activities for children of all ages.  Hosted by Russ and Dani, this is an evening of enjoyment every Monday night this winter to spring.  Table Tennis, Foosball, Basketball, cards, puzzles, and board Games will be available. Pizza and Pop will be available.

Floor Hockey The Hockey team will take over the hall for a lively game of Floor Hockey at 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening. They will clear the floor, set up the goals, and let the sweat flow. These guys know how to have fun and they are good at it! Russel and Rory host. There will be a small entry fee to help cover the costs of heating the hall.

Thrift Store Lots of books and clothing and various items you cannot live another moment without. Open every Wednesday and Saturday from Noon until 3:00 pm. We have a 9 ft Chesterfield, light plaid in excellent condition with rollers. High end $175 OBO Contact Linda Bailey. (604) 883-0251. Also, who took the 2 hats from the Foyer at the Hall? They were sitting on the desk on Wednesday, June 22.

Fire Practice Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm is practice for the Egmont and District Volunteer Fire Department.  We are looking for new members with community spirit.  Get involved and join the team! Your community needs you and you will be glad you did.

Fire Ban: All fires, with the exception of small cooking fires are banned on the sunshine Coast from the 15th of April until the 15th of October.

Movie Night Friday Night is Movie Night at the Egmont Community Hall. On July 1st, at 6:00 pm, the kids movie will be “Casper”. “Ghost therapist” Dr. James Harvey and his daughter Kat arrive at drafty, old Whipstaff Manor. It’s greedy owner has hired Dr Harvey to exorcise the house’s apparitions: A friendly but lonely young ghost named Casper, who’s just looking for a friend, and his outrageous uncles Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso. If the plan works, she and Dibs, her partner in crime, can get their hands on the manor’s fabled treasure. Meanwhile, Casper has found a kindred spirit in Kat, but the Ghostly Trio will not tolerate “fleshies” in their house.

After a short intermission, we will screen “The Gods must be Crazy II”. Xixo again collides with the so called civilized world when he embarks on a search for his children, who are accidental stowaways on a Poacher’s truck. He soon crosses paths with two very odd couples lost in the desert. Xixo, perplexed by their strange antics, nevertheless finds himself drawn into a crazy adventure with people who know how to make magic machines … but constantly need to be saved from the wilderness and from each other.

On Friday, July 8th, the kids movie will be “Robin Hood”, with Roger Miller as the Rooster, narrator of the tale. If you are an adult, you will remember this film, and if you are a kid, seeing it for the first time, you will enjoy it and have pleasant dreams tonight.

After a short intermission, we will screen the “The Italian Job”. The plan was flawless. The execution was perfect. They pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that they didn’t plan on was being double-crossed. Now they want more than the the job’s payoff…they want payback.

Annual Seafood Dinner: On July 2nd of the Canada Day Long Weekend, Egmont’s annual seafood dinner will be held at the Community Hall. Grilled Salmon, Prawns, Oysters and Clam Chowder will be on the menu, as well as the rest of the fixin’s that make a dinner like this memorable. Come out and enjoy your community and the good food. $9.

Coastal Events: Pender Harbour Hiking Club meets Monday and Wednesday mornings for a hike in the North Sunshine coast area. Most hikes are approximately 1.5 hours, and easy to moderate difficulty.

Monday, June 27     Cougar Trail from Menacher Road.  We will meet at the Horse Trail sign on Menacher Road at 8:15 and then drive up the road a short distance to start the hike.  It is a loop and is fairly easy and level.

Wednesday June 29           Keats Island  This will be a full day hike, taking the small passenger only ferry from Langdale at 10:10 to cross over to Keats, returning about 3:30.  Meet at the Health Centre at 9:00 to carpool to Langdale. We have asked anyone who plans to join us on the hike let me know by the end of today as the stop on Keats is a ‘request only’ stop so I have to call BC Ferries to book it. Fare is $6.85 each way, seniors are free.


Upcoming events:

Pig Roast: Plans are being made to do a pig roast at the Community Hall on July 30th. This could become an annual event and should be a happy one. Contact Tom or Betty to see how you can help.

Recycle Volunteer. The Egmont Community Club is seeking a volunteer to handle recycling for the community of Egmont. Believe it or not – the recycling earns our club about $1,000 per year. We need this money to help pay expenses. Please contact the Egmont Community Club via email

Garden Club We are still looking for Volunteers to start the Egmont Garden Club and the Community Garden.  Bruce Hillhouse is helping to organize people, location, and facilities.

Disclaimer: Anyone wishing to add, correct, clarify, update or delete something in this column, please contact me.  And, as usual, anyone wishing to NOT be included in future issues of this email, please let me know and I will be happy to remove you from all future mailings.

Best regards,

Doug Elliott

(604) 883-0416

Egmont Community Club

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