This Week in Egmont

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT

11-17 September 2011

Quote of the week: I do not believe that the same god who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. ~ Galileo

Egmonster “Good Egg”: The Egmonster “Good Egg” of the week award goes to Grieg’s Seafood for many generous donations and for cooperation with numerous events at the Egmont Community Hall over the past several years. They donated ice and supplies in support of the recent pig roast. They have provided support for building projects as well. And for years they have provided the prizes for the games at Egmont Day. Grieg’s made a significant donation to the Egmont Heritage Center for the completion of the totem pole. They contribute to the local economy by providing employment for local citizens, a market for our fishermen and support for numerous local organizations. Grieg’s Seafood is one of the local companies whose public spirit makes Egmont a wonderful place to live.

Thrift Store has a major shipment of new stock. So we are having a Bag Sale – $5 per bag, clothing only. 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 normally Movie Night at the Egmont Community Hall. On September16th, 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 a magical wardrobe while playing a game of “hide & seek” at the country estate of a mysterious professor. Once 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.

On September 23rd, the early movie (6:00 pm) will be “Snow White and the seven Dwarfs”, Walt Disney’s animated tale of a young princess, a handsome prince, an evil witch, and seven delightful dwarfs (I’ll bet you can’t name them all). Rated “G”, this film runs 84 minutes.

After a short intermission,we will screen “The Right Stuff”. In the midddle of the 20th century, America pondered its future – and looked to the skies. “The Right Stuff” is the tale of how that future began, a thrilling epic of intrepid test pilot Chuck Yeager and the seven pioneering astronauts of the Project Mercury space program. Rated “PG”, this film runs 193 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

Upcoming events:

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 fundraising 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

Elliott_D@msn.com

(604) 883-0416

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