This Week in Egmont

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT

28 August – 3 September 2011

Quote of the week: Anger and reason cannot occupy the same space, any more than pain and patience.

Egmonster “Good Egg”: The Egmonster “Good Egg” of the week award goes to Paul & Patti Hansen at the West Coast Wilderness Lodge for their Donation to the Egmont Community Club, and specifically to the recent Pig Roast event. Paul and Patti have been strong supporters of the Egmont Community Club throughout their time in Egmont. The have worked diligently to build the Wilderness Lodge up from raw land to the pride of not just Egmont, but the entire Sunshine coast. They have developed a clientèle of corporate and international guests that has put the Sunshine Coast on the international map in the most positive light possible. And when the community has needed a bit of help for one project or another, they have “kicked in” with a generosity befitting their stature. Paul & Patti Hansen have brought the quality, character, generosity, and steady improvement that makes Egmont a wonderful 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 September 2nd, the early movie (6:00 pm) will be “The Secret Garden”. After the sudden death of her parents, Mary Lennox is sent from their home in India to the English estate of a distant family friend. Sand and lonely, her only interest lies in a secret garden, abandoned after a tragic accident occurred there. With the help of Dickon, an engaging local boy and Colin, her guardian’s invalid son, Mary’s spirit is gradually reawakened as they bring the garden back to life. Together they transform the barren earth into a world of splendor, discovering its magic, unlocking it’s mysteries, and revealing the secret of happiness to them all. Rated PG, this film runs 100 minutes.

After a short intermission, we will screen “Geronimo – An American Legend”, the story of the fearless warrior who was the last Indian Leader to surrender to the white man. Betrayed by the Army’s Legendary “Indian Fighter” General George Crook, Geronimo leads a small band of warriors in escape. Pursued by a principled officer, a grizzled army scout, and a gung-ho West Point graduate, Geronimo evades capture through brilliant military strategy and cutthroat courage. His true story is both an action/adventure and a spiritual journey through the heart of a warrior. Rated PG-13, this film runs 115 minutes.

On September 9th, the early movie (6:00 pm) will be Walt Disney’s “The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. Prepare to enter another world and experience the exploits of Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter, four siblings who find the world of Narnia through amagical wardrobe while playing a game of “hide & seek” at the country estate of a mysterious professor. Oce there, the children discover a charming, once peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs, and giants hat has been turned into a world of eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climatic battle to be free of the Witch’s glacial powers forever. Rated PG, this film runs 135 minutes.

After a short intermission, we will screen “Message in a bottle”. Grieving widower Garret Blake builds boats for a living. Rebuilding his life – that’s another matter. But that’s before Theresa Osborne comes to his North Carolina village. Theresa, a lonely divorcee and researcher for the Chicago Tribune, knows Garret is the author of the message she found inside a bottle on a Cape Cod Beach. And she knows the message spoke to her in a way that profoundly touched her heart. “You choose – the past or the future. Pick one and stick with it,” Garret’s spry father, Dodge, advises. The advice sticks. So does the impact of this tender, movingly filmed tale. Rated PG-13, this film runs 131 min.

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 29th AC Canyon This is a very pretty hike up over Menacher Road – could be classed as ‘intermediate’ with some elevation gains but not too much. The hike is about 1.5 hours. We will meet at the Trail Ride sign on Menacher Road** and drive half of the cars over to Sunview*** to start the hike back.

Wednesday, August 31 Desoto Ridge, West Sechelt. This is a new hike for us. It is described as, “Excellent trails take you through the Big Tree Recreation area, up Skullduggery and then across Overeasy to the Ridge and Rock and then back down again. It is rated “intermediate’ but on the easy side of this rating. The hike will be 2 – 2.5 hours. We will meet at the Health Centre to car pool down to Trout Lake and the Halfmoon Carlson Forest Service Road.

** Trail Ride Sign, Menacher Road – Menacher Road is the road immediately North of GRIPS recycling depot. Drive up Menacher Road appx ½ Km and park at the Trail Ride sign.

*** Sunview is at the top of McKay Road that is directly across from Pender Harbour Senior Secondary School.


Upcoming events:

Egmont & District VFD Society Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 3rd,, at 12:00 hours (Noon) at the Egmont & District VFD Fire Hall, 5592 Egmont Road. Please note the time change from last week’s announcement.

Homesteader’s Harvest Dinner & Festival in Egmont to celebrate the traditions that helped to make Egmont into a community….

Before the road, when we were water access only, the Homesteaders would harvest their corn, beans and squash. Then the supply ship would come in with dry goods so the residents could stock up for the winter. A community dinner of Salmon, game, vegetables, pastries & canned goods would celebrate the harvest and the year’s accomplishments. This year, we will celebrate at the Egmont Community Hall on Saturday, October 8th, at 6:00 PM.

Come and join us in a dinner of Thanksgiving and Appreciation of all those who have worked so hard over the years to make Egmont the community that it is.

Boat Building Seminar A Boat Building Seminar will be conducted at the Egmont Community Hall this winter. Tom Silvey will coordinate the tools, workspace availability, setup and cleanup, and arrange for guest instructors.

Goal: To build a boat that will be sold by either raffle or auction in the spring.

Participants will learn each of the steps of boat building, both in a classroom setting and through hands-on construction. Classes will take place on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons throughout this winter, from October through March. Costs will be nominal.

Subjects will include molds, framework, covering, and finishing. By the end of the winter, we should have a boat of clear cedar to be sold. The funds will be used to finance a capital expenditure project at the Hall.

All participants should learn enough to take on a small boat building project themselves during the following winter. We would like to attract both boys and girls, as well as young and old participants to pass down tool and wood working skills for another generation. It is also hoped that this could become an annual winter project for the community.

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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