Egmont Events

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT 17-23 July 2011

Quote of the week: A leader’s success is predicated upon setting the conditions for his subordinates’ success.

Egmonster “Good Egg”: The Egmonster “Good Egg” of the week award goes to Heather Smith. Heather grew up in our community and has always been an Egmonster at heart, regardless of where her travels have taken her. She is responsible for the “Hello, Egmont” Website and the Egmont Facebook page. She volunteers and contributes to every Egmont Community Function and serves on the board of the Heritage Society. He was instrumental in the organization of the now annual Egmont Saloon Night, and works in the kitchen for every movie night and all special occasions. Heather reaches out to community businesses and seeks to enhance them by mutual community/business involvement. Thank you, Heather, for your energy, efforts and contributions to our small town. You are helping to make Egmont a vibrant and exciting place to live.

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 Baillie. (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 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 traveling 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.

On Friday, July 29th, the early film will be “Skylark” the sequel to “Sarah. Plain and Tall”. Two years have passed and Sarah, the mail order bride from Maine, is now part of the Witting family. She and Jacob have fallen even more deeply in love, and his two young children have truly become her own. They live a simple but rich life on the Kansas prairie…until a terrible drought ravages the land. They watch helplessly as one by one, their friends and neighbors abandon their farms… but they vow to stay together and fight for their home and family. When wells run dry and flash fires threaten their very lives, they too, are finally forced to make a painful decision that will tear them from their home…and from each other. Separated by miles, but bound by love, they learn that devotion is what makes them a family…and that love is even more powerful than nature. Rated “G”, this film runs 98 minutes.

After a short intermission, we will screen “The Outlaw Josey Wales”. Clint Eastwood is ideal as a wary, fast drawing loner. But unlike other mythic outlaws, Josey Wales has a name – and a heart. That heart opens up as the action unfolds. After avenging his family’s brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of killers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him – and Wales can’t bring himself to leave them unprotected. Over time, The Outlaw Josey Wales has secured a place as one of the top Westerns ever. Rated PG, this film runs 136 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. 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 will again supply the salad for the July 30th pig roast.

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.

NOTE:  There will be no hikes July 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.
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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