Welcome to September, quieter times gently descend on the north coast, sigh. Huge thanks and standing ovation to all on the front lines, behind the scenes and all those folks who rose to the occasion this past insane summer. I hid at home but when I ventured out, I witnessed and was on the receiving end of some of the worst human behaviour. Shame on you.
School of Music Coffee House tonight, Friday Sept. 9 has two fantastic performances: Susana Williams, lead singer for the Latin Jazz band Rumba Calzada, Coastal Duo (and most recently the organizer of the Memorial Awareness Ride Sept. 4) and The Locals, featuring Robin Atchison and Nelson Giles. Suggested $10 donation at the door. Doors at 7 p.m. Music at 7:30 p.m. BYOC (bring your own coffee).
For those of you who are looking for a cancer support group, FLAIR on the Coast’s next meeting will be tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to noon at Rockwood Centre in Sechelt. We are so excited to bring a completely different speaker to start our new season. Diane Henley from the Sunshine Coast Bear Alliance will present a slideshow and speak about their volunteers and all that is being done to help our bears and bear cubs. We invite those going through cancer treatment, recovery, or their supporters in the Pender Harbour and Egmont area to attend. For more information, please call Jean at 603-883-0660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga classes with Carole Logtenberg at the Pender Harbour Community Hall are returning, Mondays and Fridays starting today, Sept. 9 to Dec. 19. Hatha yoga at 9:15 a.m. Chair yoga at 11 a.m. For more info and class updates: www.coastyoga. Contact: email@example.com, 604-865-0706
The Rotary 50/50 monthly draw continues with this month’s proceeds going to Madeira Park Elementary School’s lunch program. Visit their Facebook page to buy your wining ticket.
Updates on operating hours of our favourite places: The Bargain Barn returns to regular operating hours of Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Donations accepted at the Pender Harbour Community Hall, Fridays 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Harbour Gallery will be open Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
I didn’t win the raffle for “The Merganser” cedar strip canoe, a fundraiser for the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society but Krista Barclay of Madeira Park did! Congratulations Krista and huge thanks to Rick Crook, PHLHS director, boatbuilding instructor and creator of this magnificent work of art. No worries, I would need to buy a bigger house to hang it on the wall.
Have an enjoyable week. Be kind. Stay safe. Send me your news and info anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org