Fantastic May Day weekend! Thanks to ace organizer Chelsea Gamble and all those making this wonderful family event the greatest May Day celebration ever. Congratulations to local champion Dane Hanna successfully defending his title at the Attack of Danger Bay. A special recognition and enormous cheers to all the hard-working folks on the front line this weekend, in the stores and food venues, for your gracious service. The sun shone, and so did Pender Harbour!
The Pender Harbour and Area Residents Association (formerly PH Advisory Council) will host its annual spring Town Hall meeting May 25, 2 p.m. at the PH Community Hall. This popular event connects the Association with the communities of Pender Harbour and surrounding area, its 450 members providing updates on issues such as derelict boats and the dock management plan. Residents can speak to issues of their concern. Presenters include Cheryle Jensen, Community Paramedic speaking on how the opioid pandemic is affecting Pender Harbour. For more information, see phara.ca or contact Karen Dyck, 604-883-9415.
Women’s Connection May 28 presents the Suncoast Harp Ensemble (SHE) under the direction of Wendy Humphreys Tebbutt. The group will be performing beautiful and haunting pieces from the Celtic lands of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Aran and the Isle of Man. SHE will be joined by Pamela Earle, Margaret Skelley and Pamela Wood.
You are Not Alone, a new support group for women in the Harbour area, meets the last Wednesday of each month. The first session, May 29, is at 7 p.m. at Anderson Church Hall, 13625 Sunshine Coast Hwy. Dinner of soup and a bun served at 6 p.m.
The PH Community School AGM is Wednesday, May 29, 4:30 p.m. at the school/Harbour Learning Centre. Come celebrate community. Following a short AGM, enjoy snacks, a slideshow and special presentation with Krystin Clark, author of The Grateful Jar Project.
Harbourside Friendship, Thursday, May 30 winds up the month with a discussion session and outdoor games (weather permitting). Join the fun starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Hall. Lunch served at noon. Drop in $10.
Coming up fast is another outstanding weekend in the Harbour, the 16th Annual Pender Harbour Blues Festival, June 7 to 9. The line-up of performers is stellar. There are more than 15 performances throughout the three-day extravaganza at venues around the Harbour and Egmont. Another attraction is the raffle; the prizes are amazing! Tickets are three for $5. Pick up yours at Ambush Corner this Saturday, May 25, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For festival info and ticket purchase, see www.phblues.ca.
Plan for this year’s Women’s Connection wind-up lunch Tuesday, June 11 at the West Coast Wilderness Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members; contact Jean Pate at 604-883-0660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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