Egmont News

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT

14-20 August 2011

Quote of the week: Be careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can strive for. Perfection is God’s business. ~Anon.

Egmonster “Good Egg”: The Egmonster “Good Egg” of the week award goes to Goat Lake Forest Products of Powell River, BC, for donating the red cedar shingles required to repair the exterior of the Egmont Community Hall. This is the second time that Goat Lake Forest Products has generously stepped in and made cedar shingles in the size required to fit our building (not a currently standard size). Their skill, quality, generosity, and community spirit represent the very qualities that make the Sunshine Coast a vibrant and exciting place to live. Thank you, Goat Lake Forest Products.

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 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.

On August 26th, the early film will be “First Kid”. Secret Service agent Sam Simms is assigned to protect the President’s rebellious 14 year old son Luke. Simms would rather be protecting the President, and Luke would prefer being just a regular kid without a watchdog trailing him everywhere he goes. But a genuine friendship develops between the two when Simms volunteers to teach Luke how to deal with a school bully, and untie his tongue so that he can win over a cute girl in class. But when Luke’s mysterious Internet buddy convinces him to ditch his bodyguard in a crowded mall, the fun and games suddenly become a matter of life and death. Rated PG, this film runs 101 minutes.

After a short intermission, we will screen “Cider House Rules”, a story of how far a young man must travel to find the place where he truly belongs. Homer Wells has lived nearly his entire life within the walls of St. Cloud’s Orphanage in rural Maine. Though groomed by its proprietor, Dr. Larch to be his successor, Homer nonetheless feels the need to strike out on his own and experience the world outside. Then, while working at an apple orchard, Homer falls for the beautiful Candy and learns some powerfully indelible lessons about life, love and home. Rated PG-13, this film runs 125 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.

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 tomdawnecc@gmail.com

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, Aug 15       Homesite Creek Loop (9Km).  This is a new hike so again we are ‘all in it together’ though I have a good trail map.  Meet at the Health Centre at 8:00 to car pool to Homesite Creek FSR.

Wednesday, Aug 17            Dan Bosch Park to Malaspina Substation          Meet at PetroCan to drive up to the substation to drop cars and then drive to Dan Bosch to start the hike.  We are going to be in Vancouver so Janet will meet you at the Petro Can to get you organized and Pia will ‘co-lead’ the hike with Janet from Dan Bosch.

 

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

Elliott_D@msn.com

(604) 883-0416

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