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Harbour-Egmont Highlights: Thank you to the firefighters who responded to Egmont fire

Also, it’s the Gunboat Bay Blues Saturday
Pender Harbour

Sarah Wray Hall was be open for you to visit July 22 and will be open for you to visit Aug. 19, and Sept.  2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come explore the inside of the old schoolhouse and learn its extensive history. Chat with members of the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society and buy your lucky raffle ticket to win the beautiful, handcrafted ‘Merganser’ canoe. The draw will be Sept. 5. 

Are you ready for the Gunboat Bay Blues? This Saturday is the day when the Mellquist Family once again generously hosts a live music concert with the Peter Van Deursen Band on their dock in Gunboat Bay. Come by boat or set up on your own dock and enjoy this fantastic summer musical treat starting at 5 p.m. If you would like more info, contact 

More good news for us music fans, The Pender Harbour Blues Society proudly presents A Summer Night Dance Party with Cannery Row featuring Gary Comeau, Tim Hearsey and Chris Nordquist Friday, Aug. 19 at the Pender Harbour Community Hall. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. Purchase online at 

The Bargain Barn is coordinating the Friday donation hours with the store hours 12:30 to 3 p.m. Donations to be dropped off at the Pender Harbour Community Hall, two bags per person of new or gently used saleable items. The Barn’s hours each week are Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 12:30 to 3 p.m. 

Enormous heartfelt thanks to the residents of Egmont for immediately reporting the wildfire that broke out and to the heroic firefighters on the ground and in the air who responded and with great efficiency put out the fire across the channel from the Skoocumchuck Trail last week. This could have been catastrophic. Person caused?  

This wildfire brought back unpleasant memories of the Cecil Hill Fire of 2019 that was above our home in Madeira Park. Terrifying time.  

At first report of the Egmont fire, I hauled out our emergency kit and evacuation kit and updated both hoping they will not be used but taking small comfort in knowing they are ready. With five high needs rescue dogs there is a lot to include. 

That same day of the Egmont wildfire Lytton caught fire again, another fire at Hell’s Gate. We also learned Pat John; the beloved “Jessie” of The Beachcombers had sailed away. RIP Jessie. 

Stay safe everyone. The summer heat is upon us. 

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