Happy Canada Day!
This week is the first Friday Madeira Market, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the shady park behind the Community Hall. Shop a variety of wonderful local vendors offering delicious baking, fresh produce and beautifully crafted treasures. New vendors are welcome. Tables are $10 with proceeds to the Community Club.
The Harbour Gallery Summer Show featuring new artwork and stained glass runs from July 1 to Aug. 31. The gallery, located at 12953 Gonzales Rd. in Madeira Park, will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come celebrate July 2 in Egmont at the Annual Egmont Seafood Dinner. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Call 604-883-9652 or 604-883-1379 for details.
Pender Harbour Community School summer camps for kids run July 4 to 8 and July 11 to 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with swimming, arts and crafts, games, hikes and more. Call the pool to register.
Christmas in July is coming to the Bargain Barn. This blowout Christmas sale will take place from July 6 to 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Come along, join in the fun, and buy your Christmas essentials ahead of the festive crowds.
The Seniors Initiative bus trip on Tuesday, July 5 will be a tour of art studios and lunch in Sechelt. Call Marlene to reserve at 604-883-9900. Cost is $10 plus lunch. Thursday, July 7 Harbourside Friendship will welcome folks from Coast Ability Store demonstrating their products, 10:30 a.m. at the Community Hall.
Pender Harbour Days Coffee House on Friday, July 8 will welcome to the stage an all star, all local line up of professional musicians: Katrina Bishop, Kenneth Norman Johnson, Sully and Simon, and Keiran Semple. Coffee and goodies for sale; $10 donation at the door.
Mark your calendars July 8 to 10 for Pender Harbour Days, fun-filled activities for the entire family at Madeira Park Marina and area. Come view the ocean floor with hard hat divers on a big screen TV, watch the classic boat parade featuring the Pender Harbour Pipe and Drum Band, public viewing of classic boats, Music Society extravaganza, pony rides, petting zoo, kids wooden boat building, face painting, art activities, kids fishing derby, Lagoon Society and Living Heritage displays, raffle draw for a cedar strip canoe, yoga, oyster shucking contest, wood-chopping contest, Legion dine and dance, pancake breakfast, historical talks by Anne Clemence, Jim Cameron and Barrie Farrell, Community Organi-zations Showcase at the School of Music, guided hikes, vendors, and the Hugs ukulele band. Join in the biggest and best 50/50 draw ever in the history of Pender Harbour; watch for the mighty pirates Eliza and Bobbi as they weave through the crowds with their treasure chest. See the entire schedule at www.penderharbourdays.ca. Join us in supporting our wonderful community, and thanks to SCRD and all the sponsors! Tickets are available for the Legion dinner and dance featuring Playback for $25 (dinner only $17.95) at Harbour Insurance or the Legion.
Come to the Community Organizations Showcase July 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the School of Music in Madeira Park. Drop in and learn about the programs of more than 30 organizations in the Pender Harbour and Egmont area, from enticing exercise opportunities to vibrant volunteer activities, and beyond. There is an amazing array of community groups making a difference in our community. There will be lots of door prizes donated by community groups, so come along and win something.
The P.H. Golf Club has a special event for Pender Harbour Days, All Day Twilight, on Sunday July 10 to anyone showing a Pender Harbour Days button at the pro-shop. Play as much as you want anytime of the day for just $20, less than half the regular daily rate. The offer is for golf only, carts are extra and times are subject to availability at the pro-shop. All applicable taxes are extra.
A reminder from the Legion as of July 2, the Saturday early bird meat draw will start at 2 p.m. and Pull the Ace will be at 4 p.m. This gives time to set up for other events rather than cancelling the meat draw. Sunday times remain the same.
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