PenderBlog From The Pender Islands Of Canada

August 28, 2008

Thanks for the memories…

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 2:20 pm

 

The Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada, Pender Island, invite you to

“PENDER MEMORIES”

at Roesland on Sunday August 31, 2008 from 1 pm – 3 pm.

Come share your memories.  Bring a picnic!  Bring a story!  Listen to some great music by Ptarmigan Music!  (visit here for background info about Ptarmigan Music)  Enjoy the storytelling of Clarice Bloomenthal!  Check out the museum!  Games for the kids!

Call 250 629-6137 for more info or if you have a story to share!

August 19, 2008

SSSSnakes!

Filed under: Nature watch — Jocko @ 12:42 pm

A “Reptiles at Risk” presentation is scheduled to take place at the Pender Island Library on Thursday August 28th at 7 pm.

A few important things to know about the program:

-it’s about 1.5 hours long depending on the number of people attending

-species featured will include garter snake, hognose snake, rubber boa, black rat snake, bullsnake, painted turtle, snapping turtle, and corn snake

-all participants have the opportunity to touch or hold various snakes under supervision

-notable items available this year will be the Endangered Reptiles of Canada calender, reptile photography, and the ever-popular ‘your picture with a snake’

-donations accepted

Hope to see you there!

Jeff Hathaway
Sciensational Sssnakes!!
www.scisnake.com
Reptiles at Risk on the Road Project Co-ordinator, www.reptilesatrisk.org

August 9, 2008

Car stops have started!

Filed under: Sustainable Living — Jocko @ 12:15 pm

Car Stops have arrived on the Penders!

This is your chance to get free lifts around the Penders by standing at recognized Car Stops. If you drive a car, you may wish to stop at these designated pullouts and give a lift to one or more people. It is a voluntary activity on both sides. There are 16 Car Stops around the Islands, and most residents will have received a map in the latest edition of Island Tides, showing where these Car Stops are situated.

With this map is a green card which reads: I GIVE RIDES, and those who own a car, and are prepared to give lifts off the ferry at Otter Bay, should place the card in the front window of their vehicle before they leave the car deck. Those who need lifts will wait by the vehicle as the ferry approaches Pender Island.

Each Car Stop has a double-sided sign that reads CAR STOP. Below this is a single-sided sign that reads:

DRIVERS DON’T HAVE TO TAKE THE FIRST IN LINE.

YOU’RE NOT OBLIGED TO ACCEPT A RIDE, THAT’S FINE.

YOU ACCEPT A RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK, BUT THE RIDE IS FREE, SO CONSIDER IT A GIFT.

This is a pilot project, and there will be an opportunity for further discussion at the MAP (Moving Around Pender) Alternative Transportation Society’s Forum: Reinventing the Wheel, on Saturday September 13, at the Community Hall. Watch for more details in the September flyer.  Background info: here

August 8, 2008

Photo of the week…

Filed under: Photo of the week — Jocko @ 2:30 pm

“A Fond Farewell”  (photo by Jocko, August 5, 2008)

August 4, 2008

Photo of the week…

Filed under: Photo of the week — Jocko @ 12:47 pm

View towards the Saturna Island Vineyards www.saturnavineyards.com from South Pender, August 2, 2008. (photo: Jocko)

PIRD now online…

Filed under: Sustainable Living — Jocko @ 12:34 pm

The Pender Island Recycling Depot has a new website,  www.penderislandrecycling.com.  Visit their brand new website for comprehensive information on:

1)  what is accepted at the depot for recycling

2)  where to take stuff that can’t be accepted

3)  the Give & Take recycled items posting board

4)  new hours of operation

… plus much more.  Please let them know what you think.

Questions?  Call 250 629-6962,  4400 Otter Bay Road

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