This Week in Egmont

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT

10-16 April 2011

Quote of the week: Mom’s Rules:

  • If you open it, close it.
  • If you turn it on, turn it off.
  • If you unlock it, lock it.
  • If you break it, repair it.
  • If you can’t fix it, call in someone who can.
  • If you borrow it, return it.
  • If you use it, take care of it.
  • If you make a mess, clean it up.
  • If you move it, put it back.
  • If you don’t know how to operate it, leave it alone.
  • If it belongs to someone else and you want to use it, ask them.
  • If it doesn’t concern you, don’t mess with it.
  • Skookumchuck Viewing Times: April 2011
  • 10 Apr  

    8:43 AM + M

    6:30 PM – L

    11 Apr  

    9:59 AM + S

    4:50 PM – L

    12 Apr
    11:53 AM + S
    6:01 PM – L
    13 Apr
    7:52 AM – M
    1:16 PM + M
    7:09 PM -L
    14 Apr
    8:41 AM – L
    2:17 PM + L
    8:16 PM – L
    15 Apr
    9:23 AM – L
    3:22 PM + L
    16 Apr
    10:01 AM – L
    4:19 PM + XL
    17 Apr  

    10:38 AM –XL

    5:15 PM + XL

    18 Apr  

    11:15 AM -XL

    6:09 PM + XL

    19 Apr
    11:40 AM -XL
    7:02 PM + XL
    20 Apr
    12:30 PM -XL
    7:55 PM + XL
    21 Apr
    6:35 AM + L
    1:22 PM – XL
    22 Apr
    7:25 AM + M
    2:16 PM – XL
    23 Apr
    8:22 AM + S
    3:11 PM – L
    24 Apr  

    9:38 AM + S

    4:08 PM – L

    25 Apr 

    11:17 AM + S

    5:05 PM – L

    26 Apr
    12:39 AM + S
    6:04 PM – M
    27 Apr
    8:20 AM – L
    1:40 PM + M
    7:07 PM – M
    28 Apr
    9:03 AM – L
    2:44 PM + M
    29 Apr
    9:37 AM – L
    3:34 PM + L
    30 Apr
    10:04 AM – L
    4:20 PM + L

    S = Small M = Medium + = Flood Tide

    L = Large XL = Extra Large – = Ebb Tide

    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.

    Thrift Store The Egmont Thrift Store is open every Wednesday and Saturday from Noon until 3:00 pm.  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. (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.

    Movie Night Friday Night is Movie Night in Egmont, On Friday, April 15th, Disney’s most beautifully animated masterpiece boldly brings to life a fun-filled adventure of hope, courage and friendship. True to the spirit of every Disney classic, “Pocahontas” is bursting with “All the colors of the wind”!

    Along Virginia’s lush tidewaters, Pocahontas, the free-spirited young daughter fo Chief Powhatan, wonders what adventures await “just around the river bend.” In sails the gold loving Governor Ratcliffe, with his pampered pug Percy and a shipful of English settlers – led by their courageous Captain John Smith.

    Joined by her playful pals Meeko, a mischievous raccoon, and feisty hummingbird, Flit, Pocahontas relies on the lively wisdom of Grandmother Willow. A chance meeting with Captain Smith leads to a friendship that will change history, as the Native Americans and English settlers learn to live side by side. This film is rated “G” and runs for 81 minutes.

    After a short intermission, “The Great Debaters” will fill the screen. Inspired by a true story, Denzel Washington shines as a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into a historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite. You will stand and cheer!! Rated PG-13, this film runs 124 minutes.


    On Friday, April 22nd, The Children’s movie will be Walt Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”. Somewhere under the sea, and beyond your imagination, lies an adventure in fantasy…Mermaids are supposed to stay under the sea, but there was never a mermaid quite like Ariel! The headstrong teenager longs to be part of the magical world on land, much to the dismay of her father, King Triton. When she falls in love with a human prince, Ariel looks to Ursula, a divinely diabolical sea witch, who makes Ariel human in exchange for her golden voice. With the help of her friends, shy, lovable Flounder and Sebastian, a reggae-singing crab, Ariel must win her prince’s love in a thrilling race against time. Rated G, this film runs 83 minutes.

    After a short intermission, we will screen “The Notebook”. Behind every great love is a great story. As teenagers, Allie and Noah begin a whirlwind courtship that soon blossoms into tender intimacy. The young couple is quickly separated by Allie’s upper class parents who insist that Noah isn’t right for her. Several years pass, and, when they meet again, their passion is rekindled, forcing Allie to choose between her soulmate and class order. This beautiful tale has a particularly special meaning to an older gentleman who regularly reads the timeless love story to his aging companion.

    The Notebook” is at once heartwarming and heartbreaking and will capture you in its sweeping and emotional force. Rated PG-13, this film runs 124 minutes.

    Community Hall Clean Up: Garden Party and Pancake Brunch at the Community Hall on April 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. Bring your gloves, rakes shovels and other tools, wear your grubbies, and plan on a good day. We are going to clean, rake, and prepare the landscape around the Egmont Community Hall for planting. It is time to start making our meeting place look as inviting on the outside as it is on the inside.

    Literary Group Meets every third Saturday of the month at the Egmont Community Hall from 2-4 p.m. for food and stories, readings, workshops. Everyone and every age invited. Next event: Saturday April 16th. Bring a friend along with a favorite poem or story.

    Social Saturday at the Backeddy From 5:00 to 10:00 on Saturdays, for a warm hearth, a cold beer and a place to meet friends and neighbors through the winter. There is the fire, sports on the boob tube, the billiard table and the people in the community that you want to talk with. Through the winter months, there will be a limited menu, but the bar is in full operation. Also, the Backeddy is donating 25 cents from each beer to the Egmont Community Club.

    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, April 11      McNeil Lake to Middle Point Road.  We will meet at the Health Centre at 8:00 to determine how many people are hiking.  We have to drop cars at Middle Point Road and then drive back to start the hike up the road to McNeil Lake – or we may do it in reverse but will decide at the Health Centre.

    Wednesday, April 13           Mount Daniel.  This is a much more difficult hike – if it has been raining, we may have to shift the hike to Katherine Lake as the trail may be treacherous.  In any case, we will meet at the PetroCan at 8:15 and make the decision as to which hike we will do.


    Upcoming events:

    Easter Bonnet Tea: April 22nd from 2 pm until 4 pm will be our Easter Bonnet Tea. Come, bring a friend, wear your favorite bonnet, and enjoy this special event. Spring is in the air and new life is reborn. There will be a prize for the best bonnet. Children are welcome and will be colloring Easter Eggs. Plan to come and enjoy yourself. Celebrate with us. $3.

    Easter Egg Hunt: We will have an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 23rd at 4pm, before the Easter Dinner. Children of all ages are welcome. Some of our trusty senior citizens will hide the eggs that were colored at the Easter Tea on Friday, and younger members of the community will have an opportunity to search for them.

    Easter Dinner: from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, April 23rd. Dinner will be stuffed Pork Loin with Roast Potatoes, Vegetables and Desert. $10 The dinner will be followed by a dance with music provided by a local DJ.

    Mother’s Day Tea: On May 7th, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., the Egmont Community Hall will host a Mother’s Day Tea. $3. Come, bring a friend, bring your mother, or bring your children. We will honor the Oldest mother, the newest mother, and the mother with the most children. Abraham Lincoln once said, “All that I am, and all that I ever will be, I owe to my mother.”

    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) 630-6714

    Egmont Community Club

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