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April 18, 2008

Photo of the week…

Filed under: Commentary — Jocko @ 8:33 pm

No Trespassing… I’d turn back if I were you!

photo: Jocko

April 15, 2008

Fabulous annual MEGA garage sale!

Filed under: Ramblings — Jocko @ 12:18 am

Last year’s sale was an all round success!  (photo: Jocko)

Yes, it’s once again time for the Pender Islands Garage Sale at Thieves Bay Park.

Sponsored by the Magic Lake Property Owners, 10% of your table proceeds and all of the Medical Clinic table proceeds go to the Medical Clinic Building Fund!

So join in, get some $$ for the treasures you no longer need and find some new treasures.

Call 629-6843 now to book your table. This is a great community event where everybody gets together to catch up on local gossip and do some bargain shopping for a good cause at the same time. What’s not to like? Oh yes, there is usually a concession (to be confirmed) and that marina view park is such a perfect setting.

Sale takes place Sunday, May 11 from 10 am – 2 pm.

April 12, 2008

Celebrate the Earth

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 12:57 am

Missa Gaia – A Celebration of the Earth

Featuring the Pender Island Choral Society, Lester Quitzau, Mae Moore & Mark Miller plus guest musicians.

Where: Community Hall, 4418 Bedwell Harbour Rd.

When:  Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 concerts at 7:30 pm; Sunday matinee April 27 at 2:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $20; Children (12 & under) $10. available at Talisman Books & Gallery, Southridge Farms Country Store, and Casual Pender.

Ilanaaq on Pender!

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment,Commentary — Jocko @ 12:06 am

PenderBlog exclusive! Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games emblem just spotted on Pender. Check it out at the corner of Bedwell Harbour Rd. and Otter Bay Rd. across from the Community Hall. Nicely done. Hopefully it will be a long-time legacy for the island. For more info: Ilanaaq

April 11, 2008

TAP-C, TA-PC or is it T-APC?

There is a Notice Of Meeting of the North Pender Island Transportation Advisory Planning Commission scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 10:00 am at the Local Trust Committee Office at the Driftwood Centre. The T-APC (really!) is a group of volunteers appointed by the LTC (I forget what that stands for) to discuss transportation issues such as new cycling and pedestrian trails, or other matters referred to them. The T-APC works in cooperation with the Paths on Pender group (no acronyms here please) run by community members. The main item(s) on the next T-APC agenda are:

1. Islands Trust agreement with Ministry of Transportation;

2. Bike paths on Bedwell Harbour Rd. (and other locations);

3. Pender Islands Parks Commission Master Plan;

4. Adding a T-APC Member (call Trustee Ken Hancock at 629-6610 if you are interested).

Members of the public are welcome to attend and comment briefly at T-APC meetings. Please contact T-APC Secretary Zorah Staar at 629-3825 if you have related questions or comments.

Spring cleaning…

Filed under: Kids zone,Nature watch,Sustainable Living — Jocko @ 12:43 am

BC Coastal Cleanup Campaign 20th Anniversary; Earthday 2008 Beach Clean Up

When: Saturday April 19th.

Come lend a hand… Beach Buddies meet at the Driftwood Centre overflow parking lot at 10:00 am.

Celebrate Earth Day activities at the Driftwood Centre from noon to 2:00 pm. Prizes, live music, displays…

Contact Michelle at 629-8377 for more info.

Thanks to our sponsers: CRD; Islands Trust; Driftwood Centre; Pender Island Realty

April 8, 2008

Want not, waste not…

Filed under: Sustainable Living — Jocko @ 7:44 pm

Safely dispose of your hazardous products and protect the environment (eg. pesticides, varnishes, paints, chemicals or batteries).

You are invited to a special free drop-off event for household hazardous waste from Pender Island homes only.

Location: Pender Island Recycling Depot, 4402 Otter Bay Rd.

When: Saturday, May 3, 2008 only

Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Note: The depot will not be accepting any recyclables on this day. Instead, they will be open for regular business on Friday, May 2nd from 10 am until 3 pm.

For more info: CRD Hotline 1-800-663-4425 (local 3030),,

Doggie bags

Filed under: Commentary — Jocko @ 7:01 pm

And a receptacle are now available on the Buck Lake causeway. No more excuses for leaving it behind!

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