Egmont Events

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT

3 – 9 July 2011

Quote of the week: Following the path of least resistance is what makes a river crooked.

Egmonster “Good Egg”: The Egmonster “Good Egg” of the week award goes to the anonymous donor who bequeathed one thousand dollars toward the restoration and beautification of the exterior of the Egmont Community Hall. The donation was made through the Pender Harbour Community Improvement Foundation, a charity organization that has partnered so effectively with our Egmont Community Club in the past. They enable us to apply for and receive grants and donations for the improvement of the Community Hall and grounds, and they can issue a receipt for tax purposes. The Pender Harbour Community Improvement Foundation can be contacted through 604-883-2819 Our Egmont Community Hall is an old building that continues to require much in the way of funds for maintenance and improvements. This donation will used toward restoration of the exterior of the hall.

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.  Contact Linda Bailey. (604) 883-0251.

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 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.

On Friday, July15th, The early film will be “Ratatouille”. In one of Paris’ finest restaurants, Remy, a determined young rat, dreams of becoming a renowned French chef. Torn between his family’s wishes and his true calling, Remy and his pal Linguini set in motion a hilarious chain of events that turns the City of Lights upside down. Rated “G”, this film runs 111 minutes.

After a short intermission, we will screen “Rob Roy” , the story of a legendary hero who refused to let his enemies destroy his honor, and the loyal woman who gave him the courage to fight. When a harsh winter threatens the majestic Scottish Highlands, Rob Roy MacGregor is forced to borrow money from the less than noble Marquis to provide for his clan. But the Marquis’ henchman conspires to take the wealth for himself, and Rob is thrust into the most challenging battle of his that escalates into the exhilarating climax that will captivate you in the film’s final frame. Rated “R”, this film runs 2 hours and 16 minutes.

Garden Club We are still looking for Volunteers to start the Egmont Garden Club and the Community Garden. We have received a grant from the Sunshine Coast Foundation to help finance materials for this purpose. Bruce Hillhouse is helping to organize people, location, and facilities. Look at the community garden in the area behind the hall. Vegetables from this garden were used in the salad for the annual Seafood Dinner (a great success).

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

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, July 4         Sunshine Coast Highway to Sakinaw lookout. We will meet at PetroCan at 8:15 to carpool to the pullout on the highway.  For those coming from Egmont, the pullout is just south of the Malaspina Substation Road (which would be on your left – pullout is on the right. The pullout is right under the hydro lines). Hike is about 1.5 hours, moderate terrain.

Wednesday, July 6              Katherine Lake route          Meet at PetroCan at 8:15; hike to start at the intersection of Hammond Road and Garden Bay Lake Road at 8:30.  Hike is about an hour; moderate terrain.


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.
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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