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Harbour-Egmont Highlights: Great bunch of nature talks coming up

Also, remembering iconic boat builder Barrie Farrell
Pender Harbour

“Promoting Wildlife Stewardship in Pender Harbour since 1979”: The Pender Harbour and District Wildlife Society will host Dr. Tara Martin, Tuesday, Sept. 20 discussing “Shifting Baselines and Eco-cultural Restoration in the Salish Sea.” PHWS invites you to join this Zoom presentation anytime after 6:45 p.m. You do not need to be a member to attend at 

Van Django, the fantastic gypsy jazz group returns to the School of Music Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. Van Django’s performances are rich with the music of Django Reinhardt delightfully woven with the creative, often humorous twisting of modern-day standards. Tickets online $30 at the Pender 

The Pender Harbour Garden Club is pleased to welcome guest speaker Rand Rudland Sept. 26 at the School of Music. His topic is “Butterflies and how to attract them into our gardens with native plants.” Doors open at 12:45 p.m., presentation at 1 p.m. Membership $15. Drop in $5. Visit their website at 

Come share your computer skills! Pender Harbour Seniors Initiative is looking for persons interested in teaching seniors how to use a tablet on a one-to-one format. A planned program is in place and appointment times will be set. Interested? Would like to more details? Contact Marlene at 

‘Tis the season to get outfitted for ice time. The Egmont Thrift Store has a super collection of ice skates and hockey equipment. On the topic of sports, a call out for tennis balls, new or used for all to use, at the Egmont courts, refurbished by hardworking volunteers. PM Dawn Henderson or me. 

My apples are ripe, picked, boxed and I am headed to Brickers Cidery to drop off my surplus. Perfect excuse to reward myself with a delicious cider and lunch.  

Please pick all your ripening fruit and keep your place clean of attractants as the bears are out and hungry. Visit the Sunshine Coast Bear Alliance website for excellent information. 

Another local legend has left us, Barrie Farrell iconic boatbuilder has passed. Many of us had the pleasure of knowing this lovely, delightful gentleman. I met Barrie at the launch of his book Boats in My Blood. It became one of my favourite reads. He signed my book, a twinkle in his eye, included a gift, five pages of jokes and his phone number! He reached under the table and secretly put something in my bag, a CD of three of his songs. In his 80s he was off on a new adventure as a performer. 

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