Egmont News

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT

12-18 June 2011

Quote of the week: The world doesn’t need any more Buddhists – it needs more compassionate people. ~ The Dali Lama


Egmonster “Good Egg”: The ‘Good Egg’ award of the week goes to… Dave and Michelle – the Turtle People. Dave and Michelle have been busy on the Sechelt peninsula for quite some time, working to protect the environment and nesting sites of the painted turtle, an endangered species native to our region. This year they were able to obtain a grant for improving and protecting the nesting sites. Not only have Dave and Michelle put an immense amount of work into the project, but they have also worked diligently and cooperatively with local groups to ensure that the North Lake site provides not only for the Painted Turtle, but also access for the fire department to draft water in emergencies, and for kayakers and canoers to launch for a quiet paddle around North Lake. Thank you for your dedication, hard work, and cooperation.

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 The Egmont Thrift Store is open every Wednesday and Saturday from Noon until 3:00 pm.  Linda Baillie keeps the store stocked with clothing, tools, and household items.  When you walk in, you are sure to see something that you didn’t know existed, but you will be immediately convinced that you cannot live another moment without.  Linda is also taking donations of clean, washed, re-usable items for the store, and will accept small electrical appliances, only if re-sellable. (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.

Stanley Cup Hockey: The Stanley Cup Hockey Playoff is underway our own Canucks are in the running, so we will play Stanley Cup Hockey Playoffs on the big screen at the Community Hall. It will be wonderful!!!! Dawn leads the kitchen staff, and the snacks are a tremendous success. We will continue to use the sound system, big screen and kitchen for “playoff parties” until our boys bring the Stanley Cup home!!

Movie Night Friday Night is usually Movie Night in Egmont, On Friday, June 17th, the children’s movie will be “The Sword in the Stone”, Walt Disney’s animated feature of a young squire named Wart, and Merlin the Magician, and how Wart came to become Arthur, King of England.

After a short intermission, we will play the epic film, “Gandhi” Gandhi was not the ruler of nations, nor did he have scientific gifts. Yet this small, modest man did what others before him could not. He led an entire country to freedom. He gave his people hope. Gandhi, the man of the century, is explored in this breathtaking, unforgettable motion picture.

On June 24th, we will screen “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Movie”. After wading in a puddle of radioactive waste, these radical reptiles are transformed into New York City’s greatest crime fighting quartet. Rated PG, this film runs 95 minutes.

After a short intermission, We will screen “Stand and Deliver” the true story of Heime Escalates, a teacher at the worst school in Los Angeles and his attempt to raise the expectations and education of the kids in his class.

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 13th   Sakinaw Lake to Agamemnon Lookout   Meet at PetroCan at 8:15 or at the Pender Hill parking lot at 8:30.  This is an easy hike other than the 189 stairs down to the lake.

Wednesday, June 15          Middlepoint Road to Homesite Creek      Meet at the Health Centre at 8:00.  We need to drop cars at Homesite Creek Road and then drive back to start at Middlepoint Road.  This is a moderate hike.

Upcoming events:

Father’s Day Fishing Derby: On Father’s Day, June 19th we will have a fishing derby at Klein Lake Campground. Prizes will be offered for the largest trout and the smallest trout. We will BBQ hot dogs, hamburgers and hopefully, fish. Be sure to bring your fishing license and fishing gear. You can get gear at Bathgates’ General Store, but fishing licenses can only be purchased online.

Annual Seafood Dinner: Egmont’s annual seafood dinner will be held on the Canada Day weekend at the Community Hall. 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.

Pig Roast: Plans are being made to do a pig roast at the Community Hall in August. 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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