This Week in Egmont

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT

17 – 23 April 2011

Quote of the week: Courage is the mastery of fear… not the absence of it. ~~ Mark Twain

Skookumchuck Viewing Times: April / May 2011

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
1 May

10:25 AM – L

5:04 PM +XL

2 May

10:38 AM – L

5:46 PM +XL

3 May
10:50 AM -XL
6:27 PM +XL
4 May
10:59 AM -XL
7:07 PM + XL
5 May
11:22 AM –XL
7:47 PM + XL
6 May
10:07 PM –XL
8:29 PM +XL
7 May
6:49 AM + M
1:08 PM -XL
8 May

7:39 AM + M

2:14 PM -XL

9 May

8:38 AM + S

3:20 PM – L

10 May
10:03 AM +S
4:47 PM – L
11 May
11:50 AM + S
5:34 PM – L
12 May
7:15 AM – L
1:07 PM + M
6:46 PM – L
13 May
8:00 AM -L
2:18 PM +L
8:05 PM – M
14 May
8:41 AM – XL
3:21 PM + L
15 May

9:21 AM – XL

4:21 PM + XL

16 May

9:40 AM – XL

5:18 PM + XL

17 May
10:33 AM -XL
6:11 PM +XL
18 May
11:26 AM -XL
7:01 PM +XL
19 May
12:17 AM -XL
7:49 PM +XL
20 May
1:05 PM -XL
8:35 PM +XL
21 May
7:11 AM +M
1:54 PM -L
9:19 PM +XL
22 May

8:09 AM +S

2:44 PM – L

23 May

9:28 AM +S

3:35 PM – L

24 May
11:09 AM + S
4:28 PM – M
25 May
6:40 AM – L
12:23 PM + M
5:26 PM – M
26 May
7:28 AM – L
1:30 PM + M
6:33 PM – S
27 May
8:08 AM – L
2:29 PM + L
7:49 PM – S
28 May
9:32 AM – L
3:24 PM + L
29 May

9:59 AM – L

4:13 PM + L

30 May

9:46 AM – L

4:58 PM + XL

31 May
10:12 AM -XL
5:41 PM +XL

S = Small M = Medium + = Flood Tide

L = Large XL = Extra Large – = Ebb Tide

Egmonster “Good Egg”: goes out to the volunteers of Egmont who helped to make both the Klein Lake Clean Up day and the Community Hall Clean Up day a huge success. Thank you for your time, energy and efforts.

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.

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.

Hockey Playoffs: Apologies to our loyal movie buffs, but this past Friday Evening was Hockey Playoffs and our own Canucks are in the running, so we played the Children’s Movie and usurped the family movie with Hockey Playoffs on the big screen. It was wonderful, and I don’t need to tell you the outcome. Dawn led the kitchen staff, and the snacks were 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, 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.


On Friday, April 29th, The Children’s movie will be Beethoven. Barely escaping from nefarious dog nappers, an adorable puppy named Beethoven adopts the unsuspecting Newton family – and promptly grows up into 185 pounds of romping, drooling, disaster prone St. Bernard.

Unfortunately, even after proving his canine credentials to mom and the kids, the heroic hound gets nowhere with uptight dad. But when a beastly veterinarian makes Beethoven the target of an unspeakable animal experiment, dad becomes the only hope for saving the Newton’s furriest family member. Rated PG, this film runs 1 hour and 27 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.

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.

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 18      Egmont Road to Dan Bosch Park.  This is a longer hike (1.5+ hours) and could be classed as ‘moderate + due to the steady incline for the first 30 minutes).  It is the first bit of the new Suncoaster Trail.  We will meet at Petro Can at 8:00** and organize cars to be left at Dan Bosch while we drive ahead to start the hike at 8:30 on Egmont Road (at the highway).

Wednesday, April 20           Katherine Lake to Hammond Road          Meet at PetroCan at 8:15.  Hike will start at the intersection of Hammond Road and Garden Bay Road at 8:30.


Upcoming events:

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.”

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 May 21st. Bring a friend along with a favorite poem or story.

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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