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Harbour-Egmont highlights: Community Club Christmas Market, A Prairie Christmas and more

58th Christmas Boat Parade is Dec. 17
Pender Harbour

Elves are busy at work pricing items for the white elephant tables for the Pender Harbour Community  Club Christmas Market tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hall.  

Donations are still welcome for the white elephant and bake tables. This fabulous Christmas shopping event, hosts crafters and other exciting vendors, including Bruinwood Distillery and Falter Farms. The Lions and Rotary Clubs will be there too. A stunning quilt and set of six quilted placemats generously donated by the Pender Harbour Peacemakers Quilting Club will be up for bids at the Silent Auction Table. 

The Harbour Gallery will be at the market with exquisite Christmas cards, art cards, prints and original artwork. The gallery will also be open on Saturday so visit both locations. Shop local and give the gift of art! 

The Pender Harbour Music Society presents A Prairie Christmas with Janelle Nadeau, this Sunday Dec. 11, 2 p.m. at the School of Music. Harpist Janelle Nadeau will bring fond memories of music of her childhood in rural Manitoba. Medieval instrumentalist Joaquin Ayala will join Janelle. Tickets $30 at Pender Harbour Music Society website, Harbour Insurance and Strait Music. 

Following are the hours for the Pender Harbour Pool Dec. 11 to 17: Sunday 11th, open 1 to 4 p.m.; Monday 12th open 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday 13th open 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday 14th open 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Thursday 15th open 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and Friday 16th open 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Now is the time to buy your Lucky 2023 Rotary Cash Calendars and help Rotary to help others. Only $20, they make great Christmas gifts. There is a one in seven chance of winning a cash prize! Grand Prize $3,000! Daily draws start Jan. 1. Cheques will be mailed. Winner lists are available weekly in the Coast Reporter. Calendar sales will also be in front of the IGA Dec. 10 and 17, and Dec. 10 at the PH Community Hall Christmas Market. All proceeds go to Pender Harbour youth scholarships, sports, and camps. 

Pender Harbour Christmas Bingo Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Community Hall is always one of the best get togethers of the holiday season. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. Food bank donations welcomed. There will be a potluck buffet; bring something to share and an optional present raffle gift exchange ($10 suggested value). Ages 19 and up. 

Dec. 17, Light Up the Town, The Annual Tree Lighting ceremony at Millennium Park 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 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  

The same evening the 58th 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 778-868-5914. 

“Spreading Kindness.” For the past five years, donations to this fundraiser have assisted local youth and families in need throughout the year by supporting the Pender Harbour Community School Youth and Families Support Program. Funds are used to purchase essential supplies, grocery cards and needs of local people. At Christmastime, gift cards, food, toys, and clothing are distributed at the PH Food Bank Christmas Hamper Day by Lyn Charlton, the driving force behind Spreading Kindness, and her husband Bill with help from the local Lions Club. The need has skyrocketed this year. You can donate three ways, through the secure online PH Rotary, e-transfer to or mail cheque payable to PH Rotary, (Spreading Kindness in memo) Box 40, Garden Bay, BC, V0N1S0. Contact for more info. Pender Harbour. 

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