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Harbour-Egmont Highlights: Christmas season – fairs, shopping and lighting up the town

Also, Richard Beard talks invasive plants and the future with the Garden Club
Pender Harbour

The Pender Harbour Garden Club presents Richard Beard of Keats Island, on Monday, Nov. 28 at the School of Music, 1 to 3 p.m. He will discuss invasive plants on the Sunshine Coast, probable future consequences and what action can be taken in our own gardens and communities. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. Drop-in $5 or $15 for an annual membership. 

The Christmas season is upon us with no restrictions and the month of December is full of joyful events. This time last year I was checking vaccine passports at the Christmas Market at the Hall. Don that Christmas sweater, Santa hat and play that Christmas music! Here we go! 

Doors open at 10 a.m. for the Pender Harbour Community School Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Hall. Artisans will have beautiful handmade treasures for everyone on your gift list and treats for yourself. 

Dec. 10, a week later, you have second Christmas shopping experience at the Pender Harbour Community Club’s Christmas Market. There will be a White Elephant Table, a Silent Auction, and a Bake Table. The call is out for donations to fill the offerings. Please contact Lesley Durrant at 604-883-2992 or, [email protected]

The Harbour Gallery will be participating in both craft fairs Dec. 3 and 10. They will have exquisite Christmas cards, art cards, prints and original artwork. The gallery will also be open on those two Saturdays as well so do visit both locations. Shop local and give the gift of art! 

Buy your Rotary 50/50 tickets now, just Google Pender Harbour Rotary. The proceeds from this month’s and December’s will go to our food bank that is in need of help. Our food bank serves more than 200 vulnerable people with non-perishable and fresh food and has a Blessing Box for those in need between pickup days. Food bank contact is [email protected] 

“Light Up the Town,” The Annual Tree Lighting ceremony is Dec. 17 at Millennium Park. It will be a spectacular event! The tree lighting will be at 5 p.m. with Santa’s Workshop, food trucks, vendors, photos with Santa, music and a licenced area for holiday spirits from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It is not too late to sponsor a tree and vendors book you table now for free. Email Amanda Peterson [email protected]

The following evening the 57th Christmas Boat Parade sets sail from the government dock at 6 p.m. Decorate your boat in the spirit of the season and join in this very special harbour tradition. For info contact Charlie Park at 604-883-0453. 

The Pender Harbor Community Church at 12891 Lagoon Road will hold their Christmas Eve service at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome.  

Contact me at [email protected] with your news and info.