Egmont Events

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT 10-16 July 2011

Quote of the week: By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher. ~Socrates

Egmonster “Good Egg”: The Egmonster “Good Egg” of the week award goes to Linda Baillie, who has been running our Thrift Store for the past eight years. Linda has coordinated the acquisition and sales of used items, helped in the Egmont Community Hall Kitchen on all special occasions, served on the Community Club Board, helped to coordinate our fund raisers, and been a friend to all for the many years that she has been in Egmont. Linda has watched our young people grow up and helped them to search for the items that have helped to set up their first homes. She has been a quiet contributor to our community in so many ways. Thank you, Linda, for being such a good neighbor and part of our community.

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, 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.

On Friday, July 22nd, the early film will be “Sarah Plain and Tall”. In the year 1910, New Englander Sarah Wheaton answers an ad for a mail-order bride placed by Kansas farmer Jacob Witting, a widower rearing two children. She begins a 30 day trial period as their guest and enthusiastically assumes all motherly responsibilities . As the days pass, this lonely, motherless family gradually opens their hearts to Sarah and slowly comes to terms with their painful past. Their lives again become spontaneous and magical. Love and respect replace fear and distrust as they join together as a family. Rated G, this film runs approximately 98 minutes.

Following a short intermission, we will screen “A Walk in the Clouds”. After returning from World War II, a young GI finds he has little in common with the wife he left behind. Disillusioned, he heads north to work as a travelling salesman. There he meets the daughter of a wealthy vineyard owner. On her way home, she is terrified of what her domineering father will do when he learns she is unmarried and pregnant. The young man gallantly offers to help by posing as her husband for one night, unaware that doing so will change both of their lives forever. Rated PG-13, this film runs 102 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) — and more will be used for the Pig Roast on July 30th.

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 11th. Cabin Fever & Millipede     Located in Halfmoon Bay and starts from the Homesite Creek FSR and takes about 1.5 hour and has an elevation gain of about 200 m.  We will still meet at the Health Centre at 8:00 to car pool to Homesite Creek.

NOTE:  There will be no hikes July 13, 18, 20 as we will be away.  Perhaps you ardent hikers can organize yourself to get together in our absence?

Upcoming events:

Pig Roast: Saturday, July 30th Live music, hot roasting pig, baked chicken, corn on the cob, salads…. the list goes on! Bring your lawn chairs, best Hawaiian gear, your appetite and all your family and friends and get ready to have a great time! It’s going to be an awesome day in the field, with live music, lawn games, everyone wearing their Hawaiian best! Come out and support the Egmont Community Club and have a great time! Also, We want to do Christmas in July! Please bring non-perishable items for the food bank and help out those in need! The event will last the entire day, with dinner from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. $12.
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Best regards,

Doug Elliott

(604) 883-0416

Egmont Community Club

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