Egmont Events

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT

24-30 July 2011

Quote of the week: Get a firm grip on reality…. and then choke it to death.


Egmonster “Good Egg”: The Egmonster “Good Egg” of the week award goes to Richard Cook, for his Volunteer Spirit. If work needs to be done at the Community Hall, Rick is always the first one there to lend a hand. Whether it is helping Linda move things for the Thrift Store, sorting the bottles and cans for the recycling, or washing dishes and cleaning up after community events, Rick is always there when you need him. Captain Cook is also always willing to lend his knowledge and skills to help boaters and visitors to our community. Rick also adds his own special brand of “colour” to our small town lore. Thank you, Rick, for being yourself. You are helping to make Egmont a vibrant and exciting place to live.

Kal and Ann Helyar would like to thank their friends, neighbors, and the community for their support, concern and good wishes during the the passing of Kal’s mother.  Your sympathy and neighborly good will has been greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

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 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

On August 5th, the Early film will be “Winter’s End”, the third and final installment of the Sarah trilogy. “Winter’s End” provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. In the midst of a perilous winter, a mysterious wanderer unexpectedly arrives at Jacob and Sarah’s isolated Kansas farm. The stranger is John Witting, the father who abandoned young Jacob when still a young child. Never fully understanding the reasons for his father’s departure, Jacob has been embittered by a burden of anger and grief. Though John wins the hearts of the children and the sympathy of Sarah, Jacob is tormented by his father’s return. Despite a late winter storm that paralyzes the farm, their greatest obstacle isn’t tending to the land—they must reconcile a relationship strained by years of resentment and neglect. In this heartwarming tale of triumph over adversity, the Wittings are challenged to forgive the past, and embrace the future together … as a family. Rated “G”, this film runs 99 minutes.

After a short intermission, we will screen “Unforgiven”. Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman play retired, down-on-their-luck outlaws who pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey. Richard Harris is an ill-fated interloper, a colorful killer-for-hire called English Bob. And Gene Hackman is the sly and brutal local sheriff whose brand of law enforcement ranges from unconventional to ruthless. Big trouble is coming to Big Whiskey.

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.

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.

Monday, July 25       Ambrose Lake (Earl’s Cove).         We will meet at PetroCan at 8:15 to car pool up to Earl’s Cove.  We will meet the Egmonsters at the corner at Earl’s Cove as we have in the past.  Hike starts at 8:30.  This is a reasonably moderate hike though some elevation gain coming back up from the lake.

Wednesday, July 27            Waterfall at Homesite Creek (Halfmoon Bay).    We will meet at the Health Centre at 8:00 to carpool to Halfmoon Bay.  We start the hike from the end of Curran Road (which is left off the highway just before you reach Redrooffs Road).  This is a more moderate hike through the forest to the waterfall – about 1.5 hours.

Upcoming events:

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Best regards,

Doug Elliott

(604) 883-0416

Egmont Community Club

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