This Week in Egmont

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT

1-7 May 2011


It is with sadness that we announce the passing on Friday Morning of Mr Tom Paterson, long term resident of the Sunshine Coast and sometimes resident of Egmont. Tom was only 52 when he succumbed to pancreatic cancer. Gone too soon.

Quote of the week: All Roads lead to success – even detours. ~Anon

Egmonster “Good Egg”: The ‘Good Egg’ award of the week goes to… The Backeddy, Ruby Lake Resort, and Doug Silvey for Large Donations to the Recycling effort this past month.

Skookumchuck Heritage Society Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Egmont Heritage Centre Museum, 6671 Egmont Road in Egmont, BC V0N 1N0 (604) 883-9994

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, and will accept small electrical appliances, only if re-sellable. (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.

Hockey Playoffs: Hockey Playoffs and our own Canucks are in the running, so we will play Hockey Playoffs on the big screen at the Community Hall. It will be wonderful Dawn leads the kitchen staff, and the snacks are 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, May 6th, the Children’s movie will be “Willow”, a groundbreaking film featuring stunning special effects, dazzling action and a classic battle between good and evil.

When young Willow Ufgood finds an abandoned baby, he is suddenly thrust into an adventure filled with magic and danger. According to an ancient prophecy, the sacred child is destined to end the reign of the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda. Now, with only a single swordsman at his side, Willow must overcome the forces of darkness that threaten to destroy anyone who stands in the Queen’s way. This film is rated PG and runs for 126 minutes.

After a short intermission, “Troy” will fill the widescreen. Brad Pitt picks up a sword and brings a muscular, brooding presence to the role of Greek warrior Achilles in this spectacular retelling of the Iliad. A pair of lovers plunge the world into war. A prince dares to confront Achilles, and a mighty king rules and defends the city/state of Troy. This film features a long-ago world of mighty warships, clashing armies, a massive fortress city, and the towering Trojan Horse. This film is rated R for graphic violence. It runs 162 minutes.

On Friday, May 13, the children’s Movie will be “Dr. Dolittle”. A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child – the ability to communicate with animals – with a vengeance!! Now every creature within squawking distance wants the good doctor’s advice, unleashing an outrageous chain of events that turns his world upside down. Rated PG-13, this film runs 85 minutes.

After a short intermission, we will show “Seabiscuit”, Based on the inspiring true story of three men – a jockey, a trainer and a businessman – and the undersized racehorse who took the entire nation on the ride of a lifetime. Rated PG-13, this film runs 141 minutes.

Social Saturday at the Backeddy The Pub is now open 5 days per week (Wednesday thru Sunday, from Noon until 10 pm) until long May weekend. And the Kitchen is open from Noon until 8 pm with new chef, Kevin Lancastor.

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, May 2nd  Highway to Sakinaw lookout. This is an easy/moderate hike.       Meet at Petro Can at 8:15 and drive to Malaspina Sub Station .

Wednesday, May 4th   Golf Course Loop in Kleindale. This is an easy/moderate hike. Meet at PetroCan at 08:15or at the Golf Club at 08:30.


Upcoming events:

Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast: May 7th, Bring Mom out for a Pancake Breakfast at the Community Hall. $5 And if you have guests in town for the occasion and to enjoy our spectacular environment, there will be an XL Ebb Tide at 1:08 pm. So you will have time to hike out to the ‘Skook after breakfast without worrying about who will clean up the kitchen.

Mother’s Day Tea and Plant Sale: 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.

Community Hall Cleanup: On May 28th, we would like to do for the inside of the Egmont Community Hall, what we did for the grounds last month. Come at 10:00 am. Bring your buckets, mops, rags, brooms, scrub brushes, paintbrushes, and all of the elbow grease you can muster. We need to give the hall a good Spring cleaning, and fill and fair some of the cracks in the walls in preparation for an interior paint job. Let’s spruce it up prior to Egmont Day.

Egmont Day: June 4th.will be our annual Egmont Day Celebration! We will have a fishing derby, parade, games, canoe races, BBQ, Scavenger Hunt, Cake walk, Dinner, Dance, and more. Please see Betty for Details or to Volunteer. Bring your friends, your family, and your visitors from out of town. Egmont Day is always an enjoyable occasion for the North Coast.

Father’s Day Fishing Derby: On Father’s Day, June 19th we will have a fishing derby at Klein Lake Campground. Prizes will be offered for the largest trout and the smallest trout. We will BBQ hot dogs, hamburgers and hopefully, fish. Be sure to bring your fishing license and fishing gear. You can get gear at Bathgates’ General Store, but fishing licenses can only be purchased online.

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) 883-0416

Egmont Community Club

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