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Pender Harbour-Egmont Highlights: Christmas Market, Rotary Scotch tasting coming up

Also, Spreading Kindness fundraising campaign under way and Ruth Rodgers visits Women’s Connection
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The Pender Harbour Garden Club’s next meeting, Monday, Nov. 27, welcomes two very important community heroes, Don Fraser and Terri Scott. Don, a long-time resident is the generous creator of the beautiful gardenscapes throughout Madeira Park. Terri Scott is the amazing superwoman gardener who has facilitated many of Don’s landscaping plans. Terri is also a volunteer firefighter. They will be speaking about the future of the gardens. 

Women’s Connection gathering on Nov. 28 features guest speaker Ruth Rodgers, long-time resident of Halfmoon Bay and author of historical fiction novels set on the West Coast. Her first book, Those Who Wander, takes place in Vancouver and Halfmoon Bay’s early days when it was known as Priestland Cove. She has now written six books, the most recent, Between the Lines. Ruth is also a painter, and her next project involves a book with a series of related paintings. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Presentation at 10 a.m. Drop in $4 at the School of Music. 

Rotary’s annual Scotch Tasting Dinner is Dec. 2 at the Legion. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Indulge in a unique selection of fine scotches, paired with a specially prepared five-course dinner. Tickets $125. Partner ticket, meal only $75. Includes gratuity. Cash bar available. Only 75 tickets available. There will be a silent auction, live auction, wine auction and 50/50. Tickets at Groundwaves. 

The Rotary’s online 50/50 is ongoing. Proceeds from the November draw go to the Pender Harbour Food Bank’s Christmas campaign. To purchase tickets, Google Pender Harbour Rotary. 

Reports are in and Pender Harbour Choir is sounding fantastic in rehearsal. They have a beautiful balance this year including seven men, six altos and eight sopranos and a wonderful program, Mid Winter Song. Save the dates: Dec. 8 at the Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens and Dec. 9 at the School of Music. Tickets $25 at EarthFair, from choir members and at the door.  

Dec. 9 is the date for the annual Pender Harbour Community Club Christmas Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hall. Shop fabulous vendors with unique Christmas gifts and treats for everyone, silent auction, bake sale. The White Elephant tables will be loaded with affordable new and gently used treasures. The Bargain Barn will have tables brimming with one-of-a-kind treasures. The kitchen will be open all day serving the famous $5 lunch, including hot chicken pot pie, beverage and a home baked goodie for a toonie. Renew your Community Hall membership (or join) and support this invaluable community asset. Admission by donation to benefit the hall improvements. All donors receive a chance to win a beautiful door prize gift basket. Donations welcome for the White Elephant tables, silent auction, the bake sale and so are volunteers. Call Lesley at 778-840-1692. 

For the past six years, Lyn Charlton has led the Spreading Kindness Fundraiser campaign. Donations assist local youth and families in need throughout the year by supporting the Pender Harbour Community School Youth and Families Support Program. Funds are used to purchase essential supplies, food security support and to address the specific needs as well as provide traditional Christmastime items. The need is greater this year, with the incredible increase in the cost of food and essential supplies. To donate, e-transfer to phrotaryclub@gmail.com, noting “Spreading Kindness” or contact Lyn Charlton at lyncharlton7@gmail.com. 

Thanks to all the kind supportive responses to my “Wild West” in last week’s column. You have inspired me almost beyond words lol.  

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