This Week in Egmont

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT

8-14 May 2011

Quote of the week: I will mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” MLK Jr.

Egmonster “Good Egg”: The ‘Good Egg’ award of the week goes to… Bruce Hillhouse for the many hours and all of the thought, materials and work he has put into landscaping effort around the exterior of the Egmont Community Hall. It is coming together and it is going to look Beautiful!! Thank you, Bruce.

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 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.

On Friday, May 20th, the children’s movie will be Pinocchio”, Walt Disney’s endearing story of a wooden puppet who wished to become a real boy. The story of the old Wood Carver, Gipetto, as s told by Jiminy Cricket, when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true..

Following a short intermission, we will screen “The Red Violin”, an epit adventure of mystery and obsession that unfolds when an appraiser of rare musical instruments discovers a one-of-a-kind, red violin at a prestigious Montreal auction house. Convinced he’s found an authentic long lost masterpiece, he uncovers the spectular journey of the priceless violin, how it changed hands and the lives of all who touched it. Whe the violin’s shocking secret is finally revealed, He must wrestle with his own demons and choose between burying the truth and risking everything. This film runs 130 minutes.

The BIG 6-0!!!: Linda Dressler would like to put out an invitation for the residents of Egmont To come help celebrate her 60th Birthday at the Backeddy on Saturday May 14th. starting around 7:00. Please come and enjoy!

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 9         Waterfall off Brooks Road, Halfmoon Bay          We will meet at the Health Center at 8:00 to carpool to Curran Road to start the hike.

Wednesday, May 11            Malaspina Substation to Sunview (across from the high school)      Meet at Petro Can at 8:15 so we can arrange to leave half the cars at Sunview and then drive up to the substation to begin the hike.

Upcoming events:

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 Sechelt Peninsula.

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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