This Week in Egmont

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT

15-21 May 2011

Quote of the week: Some people are like Slinkies….not really good for anything, but you still can’t help but smile when you see one tumbling down the stairs.

Egmonster “Good Egg”: The ‘Good Egg’ award of the week goes to… Tom Silvey for the idea and execution of the Playoff Parties at the Community Hall. Nothing in recent memory has brought the community together like support for our team. Thank you, Tom!

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 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 epic 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 spectacular journey of the priceless violin, how it changed hands and the lives of all who touched it. When 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.

Unless someone wants to take over as projectionist, there will be no movie on May 27th, due to a training requirement. We will resume with Friday Night Movies on June 3rd.

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.

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.

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 16th    Horse Poop Loop     This hike is off Menacher Road up the horse trail route (thus the name!)            Meet at the Horse Trail sign on Menacher Road at 8:30.  For those who have not been there before, Menacher Road is the road immediately to the North of G.R.I.P.S. recycle depot.  We meet about .5 Km up the road where there is a big hand painted Trail Ride sign.

Wednesday, May 18th         Forest Service Road, Egmont        Though this hike is on a forest service road (rather than in the forest), it is a nicely rolling, forested road from Egmont Road to the inlet.  We will meet at PetroCan at 8:15 to carpool or at the Forest Service Road & Egmont Road at 8:30.  The Forest Service Road is just past North Lake going toward Egmont.
Upcoming events:

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 tomdawnecc@gmail.com

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
Elliott_D@msn.com
(604) 883-0416
Egmont Community Club

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