Egmont News

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT

22-28 May 2011

Quote of the week: Some people learn by reading, others by watching, but most of the rest pretty much have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. ~~ Will Rogers

Egmonster “Good Egg”: The ‘Good Egg’ award of the week goes to… Dawn Henderson for the magnitude of work and organization that she has put into the Community Hall and the Community of Egmont. Dawn makes certain that the Playoff Parties are well appointed and that the business of the community is properly taken care of.

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.

Bag Sale at the Thrift Store The Egmont Thrift Store is open every Wednesday and Saturday from Noon until 3:00 pm.  Due to the popularity of the last Bag Sale, we will repeat the event over the next two weeks. Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Clothing and shoes will be on sale at $5 per Bag on Saturdays, May 28th and June 4th. We will also have a Book Sale on June 4th (Egmont Day).

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.

Hockey Playoffs: Hockey Playoffs and our own Canucks are in the running, so we will play 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, Apologies for this past Friday Evening, but the Canucks are in the Playoffs, and the projectionist did not wish to become the guest of Honor at a lynching party. There are priorities, you know!!

So, on Friday, May 28th, the children’s movie will be Pinocchio”, Walt Disney’s endearing story of a wooden puppet who wished to become a real boy. The story of the old Wood Carver, Gipetto, as s told by Jiminy Cricket, when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true..

Following a short intermission, we will screen “The Red Violin”, an epic adventure of mystery and obsession that unfolds when an appraiser of rare musical instruments discovers a one-of-a-kind, red violin at a prestigious Montreal auction house. Convinced he’s found an authentic long lost masterpiece, he uncovers the spectacular journey of the priceless violin, how it changed hands and the lives of all who touched it. When the violin’s shocking secret is finally revealed, He must wrestle with his own demons and choose between burying the truth and risking everything. This film runs 130 minutes.

On June 3rd. The Early movie will be Ghostbusters 2. Sidelined after their spectacular save of New York City five years ago, the heroes of the hereafter once again answer the call when an underground river of ghoulish goo threatens to rot the Big Apple to the core. Rated PG, this film runs 108 minutes.

After a short intermission, we will screen “The Gods Must Be CRAZY”. For five thousand years, things have stayed pretty much the same for Xi and his fellow bushmen. Then one day, an empty Coke bottle drops magically from the sky, and life goes topsy-turvy in the face of this generous “gift of the Gods.”

The Gods must be CRAZY” is one of the most original and thought provoking comedies ever. Starring a real-life bushman, Nixau, it’s a movie that looks at us from the other side and shows us just how crazy we are. The film is rated PG and runs 109 minutes.

Community Hall Cleanup: On May 28th, we would like to do for the inside of the Egmont Community Hall, what we did for the grounds last month. Come at 10:00 am. Bring your buckets, mops, rags, brooms, scrub brushes, paintbrushes, and all of the elbow grease you can muster. We need to give the hall a good Spring cleaning, and fill and fair some of the cracks in the walls in preparation for an interior paint job. Let’s spruce it up prior to Egmont Day.

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, May 23 Middlepoint Road to McNeil Lake. We will meet at the Health Centre at 8:15 and then will have to drop half the cars at the Forest Service Road leading to McNeil Lake and then start the hike on Middlepoint Road.

Wednesday, May 25 AC Canyon Meet at PetroCan at 8:15. We will leave half the cars at the Trail Ride sign on Menacher Road and then drive to Sunview across from the high school to start the hike.

Upcoming events:

Egmont Day: June 4th.will be our annual Egmont Day Celebration! We will have a fishing derby, parade, games, Street Hockey Tournament, BBQ, races, games, a Scavenger Hunt, Cake walk (cakes are needed for the cake walk – please bring your cake to the hall by noon), Dinner, Dance, and more. Please see Betty or Dawn for Details or to Volunteer. Bring your friends, your family, and your visitors from out of town. Egmont Day is always an enjoyable occasion for the North Sechelt Peninsula.

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.

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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