Pender Harbour & Egmont: Blues Fest this weekend

The 16th Annual Pender Harbour Blues Festival is happening this Friday, June 7 and running through Sunday. The all-star line up of performers at a variety of venues is fantastic! Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Marcus Mosley, Russell deCarle and Steve Briggs, Steve Marriner, Paul Pigat with Cousin Harley, Blue Line Duo, Jim Foster, Steve Hinton Band, Joe Stanton, Jim Foster, Poppa Greg and the Chillin’ Dylans. And The Grand Koolios, outrageously fantastic festival house band, will be back. Dance, dine and have a very fine time enjoying the best in the blues business! Latest update, David Raitt, brother of Bonnie, will be making a guest appearance.

The Slocat will be available to transport you in style, 604-741-3796, SloCat.ca. See www.phblues.ca for event details and ticket purchase. Tickets also available at Java Docks, Pender Harbour Legion and Strait music. 

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FLAIR on the Coast is this Saturday, June 8. Dr. Marius Welgemoed, consultant psychiatrist with Vancouver Coast Health in Sechelt, will be speaking on the possible side effects of some hormonal cancer treatment. Both men and women in need of a cancer support group living in Pender Harbour and Egmont are welcome to attend, 10 a.m. to noon at Rockwood Centre. For more information, contact Jean at 604-883-0660 or flairpender@gmail.com.

Egmont Day is Saturday all day starting with the Kids’ Fishing Derby at 9:30 a.m. at the Government wharf. The parade is 11:30 a.m. followed by Zodiac rides, games and refreshments for everyone. 

Harbour Gallery is now open every Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the month of June. Come and enjoy the new works in this gem of a gallery, located across from the School of Music. 

The windup luncheon for Women’s Connection is Tuesday, June 11 at the West Coast Wilderness Lodge. Tickets are $35 for members, $40 for non-members available through Jean Pate at 604 883 0660 or patej25@yahoo.com 

Harbourside Friendship Thursday, June 13 is a Celebration for Seniors. There will be a photo booth, door prizes, activities and free lunch served at noon. The Harp Ensemble will be there to entertain playing Celtic music, 11 a.m. at the PH Community Hall. 

The Pender Harbour Music Society Coffee House, June 14 features outstanding local performers: Reg and Lynne, a favourite Coast duo; Definitely Diva, a dynamic trio; and the PHHS Choir, a local youth group directed by Sara Douglas. Doors open at 7 p.m.; music at 7:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation at door. Coffee and goodies sold. For more, see www.penderharbourmusic.ca

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

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