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Harbour-Egmont Highlights: Visitor’s Centre opens May long weekend

Also, Erin Hirst speaks at Women’s Connection
Pender Harbour

April Tools was a fantastic success! Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society, thank you for hosting this outrageously entertaining top-drawer event. You can still buy a ticket to win the magnificent, handcrafted canoe online at The PHLHS AGM, Friday, May 13, 1 p.m. has moved to Zoom. Those wishing to participate can register at 

Heartfelt thanks to all who donated plants to the Pender Harbour Community Club’s Annual Plant Sale fundraiser. Special thanks to Diane Brown, the curator with endless knowledge of the botanical world, and the iconic Anne Clemence. Many do not know that the Pender Harbour Community Club members are the stewards, caretakers, event coordinators, rental agents, maintenance, 24/7 fixit folks of the Hall. Our memberships and ongoing fundraising events help with the enormous expense of keeping the doors open of our much loved, rapidly aging community hall. Donations are more than welcome and please renew or sign up for a membership. Their AGM is Wednesday, May 11, 7 p.m. at the Hall and everyone is welcome.  

The Visitor Centre will open Friday, May 20, for the May long weekend and will be open every weekend until the September long weekend. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A call out for volunteers to help weekdays during July and August. No experience necessary. No sales, just chatting with happy visitors. For more info, please call 604-883-2561 or email info Locals are always welcome to pop by for a chat and to pickup visitors guides and business brochures for their summer guests. They are great souvenirs for your friends and family to take home. They are free and promote our beautiful Pender Harbour and Egmont area.  

The renovations to the washrooms by the Visitor Centre should be finished by the May Long weekend. Brand new everything and disability access too! 

On Tuesday, May 10, Pender Harbour Women’s Connection welcomes guest speaker Erin Hirst from Ground Waves in Madeira Park. She has very kindly offered to come and speak about her husband, Bruce, their family’s move from Ontario to B.C. and their store. “Leave them feeling good” is the store’s motto that carries unique finds for your home, gift items, creations from local artists, tasty treats and more. At this time, in lieu of fee, the WC is accepting donations at the door. The Women’s Connection is a wonderful way to meet other women. Meetings take place at the PH School of Music. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. Presentation at 10 a.m. 

Pender Harbour School of Music Coffee House proudly presents the Harbour’s favourite duo, Joan and Ted and the fabulous Joe Stanton Friday, May 13. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music at 7:30 p.m. Suggested minimum donation $10 at the door. Masks required. The kitchen is closed. Bring your own coffee if you wish. 

“Spirit of the Forest,” the new exhibit of artists’ Barbara DeMott, Randi Gurholt-Seary, Pia Sillem opens May 14 at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery at the Yurts. Please visit for details. 

The 17th Annual Pender Harbour Blues Festival is less than a month away – June 3, 4, 5. Get your tickets now at and visit [email protected] for the complete lineup of shows. 

Have a wonderful week! 

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