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Harbour-Egmont Highlights: What's up for the 78th annual May Day?

It's the biggest day of the year in Pender Harbour!

Get a good night’s sleep tonight because tomorrow, May 20, is the biggest day in the Harbour, the 78 Annual May Day! Fun times for everyone and that is an is an understatement! You do not want to miss a single, exciting event, games, music, dance. Go to the Facebook page, or pick up a Harbour Spiel for all the deails. Hungry from all the excitement? The Legion will be open for lunch with a Beer & Burger Special $15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Air conditioned.  

The Harbour Gallery, just up the lane across from the school field, will open for the season on this special day. There are beautiful new works in all sizes and mediums from our very talented local artists. 

Sunday, May 21 the 22nd Attack of Danger Bay, the thrilling downhill longboard race is an all-day event on Beaver Island. Funds have been raised to provide shuttle service from the Oak Tree. 

Sunday at 2 p.m., the globally famous Blue Moon Marquee perform at the School of Music as part of the Pender Harbour Music Society’ Concert series. I believe it is sold out. 

The Pender Harbour Women’s Connection is concluding its spring sessions May 23. They are pleased to present a well-known figure of our community, guest speaker Dr. Jackie Ordronneau, DVM. As well as being a dedicated veterinarian, she volunteers with many community organizations and is the current president of the Pender Harbour Health Centre. Jackie was the co-creator and is an active director of April Tools. She will talk about her background and what led her from the sands of California to the shores of Pender Harbour. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. at the School of Music. Presentation begins at 10 a.m. Drop-in fee is $4. 

Harbourside Friendships, Thursday, May 25, will enjoy an informative visit with Const. Cole Vander Helm RCMP. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. at the Hall. Lunch served at noon for $10. 

Sunny Charbonneau shared her memories with me of 50 years ago when she opened her first hair salon, Miss Sunny’s. The IGA  opened at the same time at our downtown Madeira Park shopping centre. How lucky are we that both have been mainstays of our community. Miss Sunny, and she truly is, a superwoman, has kept bingo at the Hall going, dedicating an enormous amount of time and work.  Proceeds from bingo have maintained our old heritage Hall. Let’s recognize Sunny’s huge contribution to our community by supporting Thursday night bingo. Doors open at 5 p.m. 

Did you know that garden plots at the community gardens at the health centre are available for the season for just $10?  Grow your own veggies, best tasting, in this lovely little sanctuary. Call the PHHC 604-883-2764 to reserve. 

Now is your chance to WIN and help the community as well when you purchase tickets for Pender Harbour Rotary’s May 50/50 Draw. Go to or Google; Rotary Club of Pender Harbour 50/50. Proceeds from the May 50/50 draw will be donated to Yew Transition House in Sechelt, which supports women in crisis on our Coast. For more info go to 

Blue Western rides into town for a return gig at the Legion May 27. Tickets for a night out of giddy up and get in on, music, dancing and dinner are $35 at the Legion. 

Just two weeks from now, June 2,3 and 4 the Pender Harbour Blues Festival welcomes an outstanding line up of performers, perfectionists in the genre at venues throughout the harbour. Go to Pender Harbour Blues Society Facebook page, for all the details and ticket purchases. Do not hesitate.   

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