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Pender Harbour-Egmont Highlights: Meet the Coast’s WildSafeBC coordinator

And more Pender Harbour events this November
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FLAIR on the Coast will be held this Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to noon at the Rockwood Centre in Sechelt. Their guest speaker will be Dr. Lisa Virkela, a general dentist who has her practice in Pender Harbour Dental.  Lisa is aware of the problems many have with their teeth after going through chemotherapy. She is speaking for a second time since FLAIR was started nine years ago. FLAIR is a very welcoming Cancer Support Group, completely non-profit. They invite those who need support from the Pender Harbour/Egmont area to join. For more information, please call Jean at 603-883-0660 or email [email protected].  

Sunday, Nov. 19, the legendary Roy Forbes returns to perform at the School of Music presented by the Pender Harbour Music Society. Tickets $30 available online at the Society’s website.  

Sunday is also the Grey Cup. Watch the game on the big screen at The Legion. Enjoy fun and games, prizes, chilli, and hot dogs.  

Tuesday, Nov. 21, the Pender Harbour Wildlife Society is pleased to host a presentation by Julie McNeil of WildsafeBC. She worked for the BC Conservation Foundation prior to her current position as WildSafeBC Coordinator for the Sunshine Coast. Each year, British Columbians make over 25,000 calls to the Conservation Officer Service to report wildlife for a variety of reasons. Some of these calls are regarding wildlife that are in conflict. All are welcome to attend the presentation at the Pender Harbour Secondary School in the Food Room. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m. Refreshments and raffle. For more information, email [email protected].  

Rotary’s annual Scotch Tasting Dinner is Saturday, 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.  

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

Reader comments in the past have expressed surprise, shock when I have used the negative term ‘wild west’ referring to the Harbour area. This term is sadly qualified again by another animal cruelty atrocity. Last week a racoon was caught in a baited ‘Live trap’. Live traps are designed to catch and release a living unharmed animal. The trap with the young raccoon was tossed into Garden Bay Lake where it died. I am providing contacts to call, Coastal Wildlife Rescue Conflict and Resource Centre 604-399-8502, RAPP 1-877-952-7277 or #7277 Telus Mobility if you witness or have animals concerns or conflict. When I volunteered with our local BCSPCA, our area had the highest number of cruelty investigations on the Coast. I have seen domestic and wildlife atrocities. In the editorial of the October issue of the local publication The Harbour Spiel the return to whaling was a very poor choice of topic. Yes, this publication is supposed to be for locals only but while volunteering at the Visitors Info booth this summer I was instructed to hand the HS out to tourists. Thank goodness the VI closed before the October issue. When I contacted the Chamber of Commerce, (now dissolved) about the editorial, the response was shocking. Satire (?) was misplaced and I was not alone in my opinion. A follow up letter was in the HS November issue from the same chamber member, not clear about the message.  

At the time, I was reading a fantastic best-selling book Mr. Mindbomb about Eco-Hero and Greenpeace Co-founder Bob Hunter. Bob and his wife Bobbi did visit Pender Harbour years ago.  

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