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Harbour-Egmont Highlights: Rescued bear cub doing well

Here's what's happening in Pender Harbour and Egmont
C. Sakinaw
This tiny cub from Sakinaw Lake captured the hearts of community members as they searched for the severely underweight black bear.

Happy to report Sakinaw, the tiny bear cub rescued in our area earlier this year, is doing well at Critter Care Wildlife. 

Our resident bears are beginning to emerge from their dens. Please secure all garbage and attractants around your home and establishment and be “bear aware” when hiking and biking Coast trails. Please go to to learn about living respectfully and safely with our bears. 

Here are the happenings at the Legion this week. Friday night dinner is on, and Eddy Edrik will be ‘in the house” to entertain you. Saturday 3 p.m. is the meat draw. Sunday brunch runs at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a mini meat draw just for fun. The Sunday Live Music Dance Party starts at 2 p.m. and runs to 5 p.m. Taking the stage this week the fantastic Steve Hinton Band. Cover charge at the door $5.  

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Legion, Thursday, March 17 begins when the doors open at 11 a.m. Wear “the green,” dine, drink and dance to the music of Eddy Edrik and play games for prizes until 8 p.m. 

Harbourside Friendship on St. Patrick’s Day will celebrate good Irish traditions 10:30 a.m. at the Hall. Put on your green and enjoy this great social. In the evening, may you have the “Luck of the Irish” at bingo. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., early bird draw at 6:30 p.m. 

Are you regretting some of those pandemic purchases? Doing spring cleaning? Don’t despair, the Pender Harbour Golf Club is having a Giant Yard Sale, Sunday, April 24. Don’t miss out. Book your table now for $25. Call 604-883-9541. Donations of new or gently used items for the club’s table will be accepted April 16 and 17, noon to 3 p.m. Mark the date on your calendar to come shop and enjoy the day’s activities. Funds raised will go to necessary repairs to the course and ongoing projects. 

The 21st April Tools is a go! Saturday, April 30, teams of four will build a boat from materials provided and then race it around the Harbour for cash prizes and bragging rights. Get a team together, early bird entry before April 1 is $180, after that $200. The day is full of fun for the whole family with nonstop activities and displays at Millennium Park at the government dock. To register and visit the delightful photo gallery go to Call Jackie 604-883-0539 for more information. 

The same day, April 30, the Pender Harbour Community Club will host their fundraiser, the Annual Plant Sale and Artisan market at the Hall. Gardeners, we gratefully welcome your donations, plant divisions and cuttings etc., garden accessories and hand tools in good condition. For more info call 604-989-0851. 

The weekly PHCC Madeira Market in the Courtyard will start up Friday, April 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Yes, folks, that is Friday, the day the market used to happen years ago. Crafters, artists, bakers, veggie growers, if you make it, bake it, grow it come join us. $10 per space. Non-profits, and musicians are welcome. 

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