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February 28, 2008

Beautiful Pender Island

Filed under: Photo of the week — Jocko @ 8:32 pm

February 26, 2008

Recycling and planet Earth…

Filed under: Sustainable Living — Jocko @ 9:59 pm

What: Pender Island Recycling Society’s AGM

When: Tuesday March 11, 2008, 7:30 pm

Where: Library meeting room

After a short annual general meeting and a coffee break, Dr. Hans Tammemagi will be giiving this year’s presentation. Recycling, Human Beings and the Future of the Planet.

Our guest speaker is an environmental scientist and consultant, now enjoying national recognition as an environmental, science and travel writer. He has published six books, with a 7th, Our Endangered Atmosphere: The science and politics of air pollution, soon to be published by Oxford University Press. One of his works, The Waste Crisis: Landfills, incinerators and the search for a sustainable future, speaks directly to us.

Dr. Tammemagi is also the environmental columnist for the Vancouver Sun, and an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, in the School of Environmental Studies, focusing on population issues.

Everybody’s welcome.

February 25, 2008

Islands Trust Meeting

Filed under: Governance and Legal — Jocko @ 12:34 am

 This event has passed, but visit the Islands Trust website for upcoming meetings.

(not an actual photo of a Trust Committee Meeting – Jocko)

The North Pender Island Local Trust Committee will be holding a business meeting commencing at 9:35 A.M. on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the Pender Island Community Hall (Lounge), 4418 Bedwell Harbour Road, North Pender Island, B.C.

The agenda will be comprised of the usual meeting items including under Previous Meetings, Local Trust Committee Minutes for Adoption; and Advisory Planning Commission, minutes of January 12, 2008 Transportation APC Meeting. Business Arising From the Minutes and a Follow-up Action Report and more will be on the agenda. Visit Islands Trust North Pender for information on meeting schedules and a pdf of the upcoming agenda.

Just cruisin’

Filed under: Nautical bits — Jocko @ 12:00 am

Pender Island Power and Sail Squadron invites you to a “Speaker Night”.

When: Tuesday February 26th, 2008 at 1900 (07:00pm)

Where: Pender Island Library, meeting room.

Speaker will be Bill Cowan who participated in the Canary Islands and St. Lucia Atlantic Rally for cruisers. Bill will be sharing his experience and showing pictures. Refreshments will be available.

February 13, 2008

Lucky Pender welcomes Ferron!

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 9:03 pm

FEBRUARY 29, 2008 – 8pm at the Community Hall !!!

FERRON will be here on Pender and giving a concert –

She’s happy and excited to be coming back to us. Said she’ll be here ‘with bells on’…

“Someday, they will call Dylan the Ferron of the ’60s.” —The Boston Globe.

Ferron has garnished a huge international following and press attention.

The New York Times called her “startlingly intimate, honest and inspiring.”

Rolling Stone said of Ferron’s highly regarded “Shadows on a Dime” album: “Ferron writes of love with the relentless introspection of Leonard Cohen, and, as with classic Bob Dylan, her songs’ tough, questioning attitude sometimes gives way to an unexpected sweetness.”

In addition to being one of Canada’s most famous folk musicians, she is one of the most influential writers and performers of women’s music, and an important influence on later musicians such as Ani DiFranco and the Indigo Girls.

Not to be missed!

– submitted by Susan Tait

Queen of the… not!

Filed under: Commentary,Views — Jocko @ 1:10 am

News today… the new fleet of ferries plying our coastal waters will NOT display a portrait of The Queen. For more information view: The Queen

Some of us remember singing “God Save The Queen” at the beginning of our school day (I’m dating myself!).

It is somehow comforting to look up from my “breakfast special” and gaze upon Her Beneficence while I swig down the last of my coffee and make my way groggly back to the fore-lounge.

What is going to be lost in all of this is what sets Canada apart from the rebel colonists to our south and what it was all about in the formation of our country. Sure we are now a diverse society, but her portrait is nonetheless a gentle reminder of the beginnings of who and what we are today.

Oh Canada!

By the way, She is still our Head of State through her representative the Governor General.

February 12, 2008

Sing, strum, drum and laugh!

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 8:35 pm

In days of old, or so it’s told, the women of Pender would gather, to sing and chant, strum and drum, and fill the room with laughter! And now it’s happening again at…WOMAN’S MUSIC NIGHT

When: Friday March 7, 7:00 pm

Where: Community Hall Lounge

Who: Any woman who’s willing to sing or play along with us, no matter what your abilities. We’ll just sit in a circle and goof around musically. Bring something to drink, (non-alcoholic), any instruments/drums, and any snacks you want to share. See you there!

Coming soon: Co-Ed Music Night (call Zorah Starr at 629-3825 for info)

Under the sea…

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment,Kids zone — Jocko @ 8:13 pm

Rick Scott, children’s entertainer

The Pender Islands Children’s Festival 2008 is two days of family fun for kids of all ages at the Pender Islands Community Hall!

Featured on Saturday February 23rd from 10am-4pm will be a pancake breakfast, Ptarmigan Music, dance, drums, storytelling, games, crafts, fun science and the Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre from Victoria, BC!

On Sunday February 24th, from noon-4pm, award winning musician and children’s entertainer Rick Scott will be featured with a closing dance party with Doc Watson, pizza and prizes!

Amazing “Under the Sea” play environment, activities, games and more! Quiet room and concession.

Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

This event is sponsored by the Pender Island Community Services Society (PICSS), Pender Island Realty, Pender Island Recreation and Agricultural Hall Association (PIRAHA), the Pender Island Child Care Society (PICCS), the Shangri-La Oceanfront B&B, Tru-Value Foods, BCFerries, the Capital Regional District (CRD) and the HSBC bank.

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