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March 26, 2008

A sure sign of spring!

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment,Gardening — Jocko @ 10:30 am

Pender Island Garden Club’s annual Spring Flower Show

“Celebrating Spring on Pender”

will take place on Saturday April 12th, 2008 from 2-4 pm at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Hall.

Come and exhibit your best flowers… anyone on Pender can enter! Pick up a list of categories in the community box at the realty office. Look for the ‘Flower Show’ folder. Exhibiting standards can be found in the library.

There are judged and non-judged categories. Choose your best flowers to enter and get creative with your arrangements – no fee for entering! Entries will only be accepted from 8:30am until 10:30am on the day of the show.

Like to Bike?

Filed under: Recreation, Health and Fitness — Jocko @ 10:00 am

Submitted by Keith Light

Comprehensive mountain bike park on Pender?

Do you like mountain biking?

Do you agree that the roads are too narrow, hilly and dangerous?

Are you frustrated because there are no trails on Pender Island that you can legally ride on?

Would you support a comprehensive mountain bike park on North Pender?

I have started an initiative to have an old gravel pit on South Otter Bay Rd., released from the bottom of Gulf Island National Park Reserve, better known as Roe Lake Park. This area is of no ecological value, and would satisfy ALL the mountain bike needs of all riders of Pender Island.

Watch for my submissions in the Pender Post, and the Island Tides newspaper.

Keith Light 629-9939

Reburial at Poets Cove

Filed under: News — Jocko @ 8:00 am

Poets Cove looking northwest towards Mt. Norman (photo: Jocko).

This news item may be of interest to some on Pender Island.

Reburial at Poets Cove

Any feedback can be placed in the Comments section. – Jocko

Start your creative journey…

Filed under: Recreation, Health and Fitness — Jocko @ 6:00 am

Writing and yoga have this in common: those who practice master not only the skills, but also themselves. In this workshop, you’ll be invited to do guided journal writing and yoga movements with two experienced facilitators. Learn how integrating these practices creates more flow in your life. Bring awareness to your internal clutter and learn how to nurture yourself. Be present, slow down, laugh, and experience yourself in a more complete way. Discover yourself in the nature and stillness of Pender Island. No writing or yoga experience is needed.

Reinekke Lengelle, MA is a playwright, poet, and self-help author. She has also guided hundreds of students and hospital patients on their creative journeys and started the first Canadian branch of Lapidus – an arts organization that explores the connections between writing and wellness. Currently, Reinekke is a visiting graduate professor with Athabasca University where she designs and facilitates courses on writing and transformation.

Angela Weins was introduced to yoga in 1998. Since then, yoga has become her constant and compassionate teacher, providing a way to live in the present moment with awareness and gratitude. Angela has studied with Rosemary Antze, Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane, David Williams, Swami Veda Bharati, Ken Strachan, Maya Margo Balog, Mary-Jo Fetterly, and Jennifer Steed. Her path to self discovery continues with the guidance of her own intuition and study, and her supporting family and friends.

Date: May 23 to 25, 2008.

Fee: $160. (includes GST) Optional two hour kayak trip for an additional fee of $45.

Place: Pender Islands Community Hall

Questions: Contact Debbie on Pender at (250) 629-3205, or Angela (780) 459-4806 off island or email

Looking sharp!

Filed under: Nature watch — Jocko @ 5:00 am

The sharp-tailed snake is a rare, native, endangered, secretive, harmless creature possibly in your own backyard. Have you seen one? Christian Englestoft, Herpetologist (reptile and amphibian expert) and Todd Carnahan, HAT Land Care Coordinator would like to know. HAT is a non-profit organization conserving significant habitats for over ten years. As part of the federal government’s Habitat Stewardship Program, free consultations and land care packages are available by calling 250.995.2428; visiting or by emailing them at If you are lucky, you may be invited to attend one of their neighbourhood information meetings about species at risk on Pender.

March 25, 2008

In the trees…

Filed under: Nature watch — Jocko @ 12:10 pm

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photo: Jocko

Pender People and the World.

Come, learn and be entertained by the adventures and experiences of our Pender neighbours.

The Text Is In The Trees: Indigenous Forest Practices and the Archaeological Landscape of the Northwest Coast.

Jim Stafford will summarize the years of archaeological research that he and Tina Christensen have carried out on the northwest coast. He will focus on trees modified by the indigenous people here. These trees reveal the very different cultural landscape of the coast and demonstrate the interconnectedness of all things living and dead.

Jim and Tina are professional archaeologists living on Pender who have conducted research throughout coastal British Columbia for over 15 years. Jim will have pictures for us.

When: Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30 pm in the Library meeting room (note change of date to the 25th.)

Tea, coffee and cookies will be available. Please leave us a donation at the door to help defray expenses.

Barrie Morrison. 629-3774

Freedom to move…

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment,Recreation, Health and Fitness — Jocko @ 12:09 pm

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Using music and intention to inspire…

Put spirit into motion…

Find your authentic, internal rhythm in each moment…

Bring presence and creative expression to this…

Freedom Dancing – A transformational supportive space held by Nicola in co-creation with all present.

Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00. Continuing March 4, 18, and 25th. Drop ins are welcome, at $10. a class. Upstairs at the Pender Islands Community Hall.

For info and sign up call Nicola at 629-3707.

March 18, 2008

Voodoo Blues

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 8:21 pm

Dockside Realty located at Hope Bay on Pender Island invites you to dance with Big House Voodoo Blues Band featuring Amy Heggie, Glen Biagioni, Jaime Nicholson, Dan Begley, Rick McMullen and Glen Perry.

Where: Pender Community Hall

When: Saturday March 22nd, from 8 pm ’til 12 o’clock in the am.

Tickets are $15. (kids under 12 free) and are available at Talisman Books, Southridge Farms Store, at the door, or call 629-9934. This is a licenced event.

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