Harbour Gallery open all week

The Harbour Gallery in the heart of Madeira Park is now open for the summer season seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Partial proceeds from works sold this season will go towards PODS, Pender Harbour Ocean Discovery Station. The cooperative gallery consists of local emerging and experienced artists working in a multitude of mediums. 

The Pender Harbour Reading Centre invites kids of all ages to join the 2019 BC Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme is Imagine the Possibilities. Registration is free and the Reading Club will take place every Tuesday until Aug. 6. Drop in with your kids from 9 to 11 a.m. for stories and games, books and rewards. There will be reading logs, bookmarks and stickers. The BC Summer Reading Club motivates kids to read (or be read to) regularly, which helps to maintain or improve their reading skills while school is out. It makes reading fun by inviting kids to read what they want when they want. The expert staff at the Pender Harbour Reading Centre can help kids find just what they like, whether in print, audio, e-book or magazine. The Reading Centre is grateful for the support of the Sechelt Public Library, and the British Columbia Library Association with program financial support from Libraries Branch, Ministry of Education and CUPE BC. 

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Seniors Initiative activities for this month continue with Chair Yoga, Mondays at Sarah Wray Hall 11 am to noon, Carpet Bowling, Wednesdays 1 to 3 p.m. at both Pender Harbour and Egmont Community Halls, and Chair Yoga, Fridays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Harbourside Friendships July 11 will be a presentation by Ted Taylor on Fire Prevention starting at 10:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon. Drop in $10 at the PH Hall. 

The Coffee House Friday, July 12 will be an evening of great music presented by Pender Harbour Music Society at the School of Music. Performers include Wanda Nowicki and Ken Dalgleish, jazz duo; Ryan Enns, guitarist and pop, rock, folk singer from Down Under; and HUGS, Pender’s favourite, hard-working ukulele band. Doors open at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation at door. Coffee and goodies available. For more information, call 604-883-9749 or see www.penderharbourmusic.ca. 

The Wildfire at Your Doorstep presentation at the Legion on June 19 was well attended – a timely and immense help and comfort when days later the wildfire was a reality. 

Thank you is just not enough to say to the valiant, heroic firefighters who kept us safe. We are so very grateful. 

Contact me with your news before noon Mondays for the Friday edition of Coast Reporter at dilysanne@hotmail.com

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