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Harbour-Egmont Highlights: Robbie Burns Night coming up

Also, FLAIR meeting Jan. 14, the Chamber of Commerce AGM is Jan. 18 and the Women's Connection is holding a Celtic gathering
Pender Harbour

Editor's note: The Jan. 13 print edition of the Coast Reporter mistakenly omitted Harbour-Egmont Highlights. If there's something in here that might appeal to a friend who only reads the column through the print paper, please share with them! My apologies for having left the column out. – Bronwyn Beairsto, editor 

Tonight, Friday, Jan. 13, come out for an evening of fantastic music at the first Coffee House of the year at the School of Music. The three outstanding performers from our Coast: Joe Stanton, Garth Oliver Browen and Jon Oschsendorf, will take the stage. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music at 7:30 p.m. No advanced ticket sales. Suggested $10 donation at the door. Masks recommended. Presented by the Pender Harbour Music Society.

FLAIR on the Coast has their next meeting tomorrow Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to noon at the Rockwood Centre in Sechelt. This month they will start off the year with an open forum with shared stories, which is always a favourite with the group. They welcome those receiving cancer treatment, have been through it or a caregiver in the Pender Harbour/Egmont area to join the gathering. For more information, please call Jean at 603-883-0660 or email 

Pender Harbour and Egmont Chamber of Commerce AGM is Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4:30 p.m. The local chamber of commerce does an amazing amount of work for the community. A turnover in directors has left openings that need to be filled. How about taking a turn as a director? Tune into the Zoom meeting to learn about projects and details of the coming season. Email for access to the Zoom, hosted meeting.

Burns Ceilidh: Celebration of The Life of Robert Burns takes place at the Madeira Park Legion Saturday, Jan. 21. Poet’s hour begins at 6 p..m, roast beef dinner at 7 p.m. with entertainment by the Coast String Fiddlers and the Pender Harbour Pipe Band. Tickets are $50 available at The Legion and Harbour Insurance.

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the P. H. Women’s Connection welcomes in the new year with a Celtic gathering for auld lang syne. Special guests will be Virginia Byrnes-McKnight and Jim Fraser. This highly accomplished musical couple have moved to our area from the U.S. Both are known for their contribution to recent Canadian Legion Remembrance Day ceremonies. Virginia, a lyric soprano, for her beautiful renditions of O Canada and Jim, a member of our PH Pipe Band, for his solo piping. Jim has many musical talents and will accompany Virginia’s Gaelic songs on the piano. As well as giving us a musical treat, they will speak of their background and what brought them to Pender Harbour. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., speakers at 10 a.m. Drop-in fee $4

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