This Week in Egmont

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT

18-24 September 2011

Quote of the week: You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough. ~Anonymous

Tom and Russ and Enoch and Dawn and Michael put together a new front porch and railings at the Egmont Community Hall. They are a thing of beauty and they “match” wonderfully with the old hall. The entire community owes these guys a vote of thanks. All the volunteer help is going to make a beautiful community not just a community hall!

Egmonster “Good Egg”: The Egmonster “Good Egg” of the week award goes to Janet Dickin, a volunteer and contributor in so many aspects of our community. Janet volunteers at the Iris Griffith Center where she communicates the importance of wetlands to children and guests on our coast. She volunteered at the Egmont Heritage Center, where she has also served as treasurer on the board of Directors. Janet frequently helps out at the Thrift Store, where her artistic eye helps her to not only set up displays, but to coordinate outfits for the many customers. Janet has many talents and volunteered as a dancer for the Volunteer Fire Department Appreciation Dinner last winter. Her entries into the annual Egmont Day Parade, with her mascot “Dino” have been been a much anticipated feature of the events. She plays an active role in the “Skookum Scrapers”, a local quilting group. Her open and friendly nature, together with her many hours of volunteer work with numerous local organizations helps to make 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.
Wonder Wheels will be arriving in Egmont outside the Community Hall on Tuesday September 20th from 9:30 – 11:00. Fun and learning together for families with children birth to five years old. Activities on the bus will include, puzzles, art, stories, songs and more. Come and check out this NEW StrongStart Drop-In on a bus. It’s Free and includes a snack. For more details, contact Lauri 604-885-3130.

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 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.

On September 30th, the early movie will be Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming masterpiece of love between a young boy and a visitor from another planet. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination that made audiences around the world laugh and cry, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10 year old boy named Elliott. While E.T. learns about life on earth, Elliott learns that friendship knows no earthly bounds. E.T invites everyone to share the thrill of its magic touch. It’s more than a movie– it’s an experience you’ll never forget. Rated PG, this film runs 1 hour 55 minutes.

After a short intermission, we will screen “The Shawshank Redemption”. Seeing his beautiful wife in the arms of another man is more than Andy Dufresne can stand, but what happens next is even more shocking. Andy is convicted of her murder and sent to Shawshank Prison – for life. The seasoned convicts there, headed by Red, make bets he won’t last the first night. But Andy is full of surprises. Forming an unlikely friendship with Red, Andy proves his resourcefulness, winning favors from the warden. But as the years go by, Andy and Red never give up the dream of freedom, and together they turn hope and friendship into an uplifting bond no prison can ever take away. Rated “R”, this film runs 142 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

On the Coast: Rogue Used Books & Music is now located in the Copper Sky Gallery, inside the Copper Sky Cafe, in Madeira Park. Kim Foster, a local Egmonster, is very excited about moving into the Gallery. The books get to hang out with great art and the hours are fantastic: open 7 days a week, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Please let Kim know if there is a specific book you are looking for. If she doesn’t have a copy on hand it will be her very great pleasure to find one for you. So, come on by for a visit. And stay, curled up for a lovely read with a scrumptious nibble at your elbow. Support our locals in their business endeavors—especially when they improve our lives like this.

The Green Film Series. The first showing is this Monday, Sept. 19 “The Clean Bin Project”, all about recycling and using less with a humorous story line. Rated G suitable for all the family. See all the info at: http://www.greenfilms.ca/ Brought to you by Sustainable Coast magazine and The Gibsons Green Team in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Film Society

A contest on FB: WIN 2 tickets from Duane Burnett to the Green Film Series. Each month we will draw a new lucky winner for the Sept 19th, Oct 24th, and Nov 28th films at the Heritage Playhouse, in Gibsons, BC. http://www.duaneburnett.com/2715/win-tickets-to-the-clean-bin-green-film-series

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.

Saloon Night: Mark your calendars for the upcoming Egmont Saloon Night. Saturday, November 12th Only 100 tickets to be sold. $25 each. More details later.

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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