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Harbour-Egmont: Women’s Connection Loonie & Toonie Auction is March 14

Also, registration is open for April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge
Pender Harbour

Editor's note: The Harbour-Egmont Highlights was mistakenly left out of the print community section in the March 10 edition. We are so sorry for the error.

Tonight, Friday, March 10, the School of Music Coffee House has three fantastic musicians taking the stage. Jim Foster, Gen Katagiri and James Millar. Doors open at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation at the door. Tea, coffee, and snacks will be available.

FLAIR on the Coast will be meeting tomorrow Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m to noon at the Rockwood Centre in Sechelt. Their guest speaker this month is Maryla Podajny, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, she holds a BSc in Physiotherapy from UBC. Maryla began her career within in-hospital acute and outpatient care settings, later on, clinical pelvic floor and abdominal dysfunction. FLAIR Cancer Support Group welcomes those receiving cancer treatment, have been through it or are a caregiver in the Pender Harbour/Egmont area to join them. For more information, please call Jean at 603-883-0660 or email 

 Spring is in the air, that time of year for spring cleaning and redecorating. The Pender Harbour Women’s Connection will be holding their fun filled Loonie & Toonie Auction Tuesday, March 14. This is a chance to part with a cherished item and pick up another desirable one for your home. Their popular fundraiser provides for speakers and activities to be enjoyed at the gatherings. If you have a suitable item(s) that you would like to contribute to the auction, WC will be accepting items on Monday, March 13. from 1 to 2 p.m. at the School of Music or come early, when doors open 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Event begins at 10 am. Drop in $4.

Two of the Harbour’s biggest events are coming soon: April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge and May Day! April Tools, the 20th Annual, will take place April 29 and you can register your team of four now online at the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society website. May Day will ride into town May 20 and, you guessed it, the theme is Western! Vendors, registration is open on the May Day website.

If you need help with your income tax preparation Volunteer Income Tax Program is available until April 30. This is a free service for eligible clients. Three options are available: walk in clinics at the PH Community School and PH Health Centre; drop off, same locations; and by appointment. For an appointment phone Harry at 604-741-5132.

Yes, spring is in the air and soon the young wildlife will be everywhere. FYI there are laws in place regarding dogs chasing wildlife (even in Pender Harbour). A dog’s natural instinct is to chase wildlife and you, the human, are the one responsible for your dog. Not only is the wildlife being chased at risk, so is your dog.  I have lived in a safe, quiet, lovely neighbourhood for 23 years. There was respect amongst residents and for wildlife. Recently, wildlife is being chased, and not by coyotes. My dog, on leash, was attacked by another dog as we walked on our street. Upsetting to say the least. I will share what I found out should this happen to you. To report an incident, call the RAPP line 1 877 952 RAPP(7277). Provide address and brief description of the incident, then go online to the SCRD website and a fill out a (quick) report.

Nice saying I came across and something to think about, and even better, act upon, “Where ever you live you should make it a better place.”

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