Egmont News

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT

7-13 August 2011

Quote of the week: I wanted to be a boy scout, but I had all of the wrong traits. Apparently, they were looking for kids who were trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Unfortunately, at the time I was devious, fickle, obstructive, hostile, rude, mean, defiant, glum, extravagant, cowardly, dirty and sacrilegious. So I waited a few years and joined the Army. ~~George Carlin

Egmonster “Good Egg”: The Egmonster “Good Egg” of the week award goes to Betty Silvey. Betty is the Postmistress of Egmont and a central location for information and coordination of community activities. She serves on the Boards of the Egmont Community Club, the Egmont Heritage Society, The Egmont Harbor Authority, The Egmont Water Board, and the Lion’s Club. It would be difficult to imagine a community event without Betty in the kitchen, or the coordination of a community function without Betty on the telephone. She had dedicated both her public life and her private life to the development and improvement of our small village. Thank you, Betty for so much that you do. 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 Tuesday 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 August 12th, the early film will be “The Indian in the Cupboard”, the touching tale of nine year old Omri who magically brings his three inch toy Indian, Little Bear, to life. Together, they embark on an amazing adventure filled with wonder and excitement. Rated PG, this film runs 98 Minutes.

After a short intermission, we will screen “Thirteen Days”. For thirteen extraordinary days in October, 1962, the world stood on the brink of an unthinkable catastrophe. After the discovery of Soviet weapons in Cuba, events and tension escalate between two military superpowers and withing the White House. President John F. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, and Special Assistant to the President Kenneth P. O’Donnell are in the hot seat as they struggle to prevent nuclear war. Rated PG-13, this film runs 147 minutes.

On August 19th, the early film will be Walt Disney’s “Swiss Family Robinson”, the story of a family shipwrecked on their way to the new world, and their attempts to build a new life, with shelter in a Tree House. They recognize and adapt to new risks and events, from animals to pirates. You will love the way in which they adapt to each new circumstance. An adventure tale for all ages and a classic from the golden age of Disney.

After a short intermission, we will screen “The Legend of Bagger Vance” a tale of a local here with a promising future whose hopes are shattered on the battlefields of war. The disillusioned young man turns his back on the world – until a fateful visit from a mysterious stranger turns his life around. Visually stunning and emotionally compelling, “The Legend of Bagger Vance” is genuine movie making magic sure to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Rated PG-13, this film runs 2 hours and 7 minutes.

Work Day at the Community Hall: Saturday, August 13th at 10:00 will be a work day for the Garden at the Egmont Community Hall. We have received a grant for the purpose of establishing a Community Garden. Now it is time to build the raised beds and fill them with soil. Bring your hammer, saw, shovel, strong back, and a healthy sense of community pride to help make the grounds around the Community Hall more productive and better looking.

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.

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, August 8   Menacher Road Bike Loop.           This is a new hike, some through a clear cut above Menacher Road. But it is a new trail developed by the bikers across the clear cut and into the woods.  We have NOT been on this route before so it will be a challenge for all of us.  There may be some steep grades at the beginning.  We will meet at the Horse Trail sign on Menacher Road at 8:30.

Wednesday, August 10      Mt Daniel       We will meet at PetroCan at 8:15, the trailhead at 8:30.  Most of you have done this hike.  It is rated ‘moderate plus’ as it is a steady incline for approximately 45 minutes. Bring water!

Upcoming events:

Music at the Hall: Wednesday, August 24th at 7:00 pm, recording artist Linda Connell Studley will be performing at the Egmont Community Hall. Linda, who has two CDs released, plays her own individual style of Folk, Blues and Jazz, and will be appearing at the Community Hall after a gig at the Pender Harbor Garlic Festival. Tickets for the “coffee house” style event are $10.00 at the door. Come, enjoy the music, coffee, and a conversation with friends.
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

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