This Week in Egmont

by Heather in BC

This Week in EGMONT 19-25 June 2011

Quote of the week: The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. ~Marcus Aurelius

Egmonster “Good Egg”: The ‘Good Egg’ award of the week goes to… John West, our community’s senior citizen, who graciously donated his 98th birthday party money to the Egmont Community Club. Mr West has been a pillar of this community throughout the memory of anyone currently in the town of Egmont. He was instrumental in the original acquisition and relocation of the Egmont Community Hall to it’s current location. He and his family have been staunch supporters of the facilities and activities that have built and fostered the Egmonster community spirit throughout his life. Thank you, Mr. West. We shall see that these funds are invested to do the most possible good.

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.

Movie Night Friday Night is usually Movie Night in Egmont, And now that Stanley Cup Playoff season is over, we are back to FREE movies on Friday nights. On June 24th, at 6:00 p.m., we will screen “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Movie”. After wading in a puddle of radioactive waste, these radical reptiles are transformed into New York City’s greatest crime fighting quartet. Rated PG, this film runs 95 minutes.

After a short intermission, We will screen “Stand and Deliver” the true story of Heime Escalates, a teacher at the worst school in Los Angeles and his attempt to raise the expectations and education of the kids in his class.

On July 1st, at 6:00 pm, the kids movie will be “Casper”. “Ghost therapist” Dr. James Harvey and his daughter Kat arrive at drafty, old Whipstaff Manor. It’s greedy owner has hired Dr Harvey to exorcise the house’s apparitions: A friendly but lonely young ghost named Casper, who’s just looking for a friend, and his outrageous uncles Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso. If the plan works, she and Dibs, her partner in crime, can get their hands on the manor’s fabled treasure. Meanwhile, Casper has found a kindred spirit in Kat, but the Ghostly Trio will not tolerate “fleshies” in their house.

After a short intermission, we will screen “The Gods must be Crazy II”. Xixo again collides with the socalled civilized world when he embarks on a search for his children, who are accidental stowaways on a Poacher’s truck. He soon crosses paths with two very odd couples lost in the desert. Xixo, perplexed by their strange antics, nevertheless finds himself drawn into a crazy adventure with people who know how to make magic machines … but constantly need to be saved from the wilderness and from each other.

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, June 20     Cecil Hill off Menacher Road.  This is a moderate hike with steady incline for the first 20 minutes.  We always manage to get a bit lost on this hike so be prepared for a bit of an adventure!  Great views from the top.  Meet at the Horse Trail sign on Menacher Road at 8:15 and we will car pool to the trail head.

Wednesday, June 22          Francis Point Park.  This is an easy but beautiful hike along the water facing Texada Island.  Meet at the Health Centre at 8:15 to car pool to Francis Point Park.  It is along Francis Peninsula Road, over the bridge at Canoe Pass and another 3-5 Km along to Merrill Road.  Turn left and follow Merrill to the end (there are no signs to the park).

PS  We will be preparing the schedule for July/August this week.  Many hikers have requested full day hikes be included at least once a month.  We will do some research but if you have any ideas about hikes you would like to try, please let me know.


Upcoming events:

Annual Seafood Dinner: On July 2nd of the Canada Day Long Weekend, Egmont’s annual seafood dinner will be held at the Community Hall. Grilled Salmon, Prawns, Oysters and Clam Chowder will be on the menu, as well as the rest of the fixin’s that make a dinner like this memorable. Come out and enjoy your community and the good food. $9.

Pig Roast: Plans are being made to do a pig roast at the Community Hall on July 30th. This could become an annual event and should be a happy one. Contact Tom or Betty to see how you can help.

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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