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February 25, 2009

Double clap to this!

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 6:50 pm

 

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Alma de Espana’s Familia Flamenca will be treating Pender to an evening of song and dance at the Community Hall.  Gareth Owen playing selections from his recently released CD, will be joined by his parents, dancer and singer Veronica Maguire and guitarist Harry Owen.

“Feel the Flamenco pulse!  Brilliant guitar playing, spirited dancing and colourful costumes, all wrapped in authentic Flamenco passion!  Inspiration, improvisation,  relentless energy and raw emotion! Experience Alma de Espana’s unique artistry, as we journey into the rhythmic heart of Flamenco.” – website

Saturday March 7, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $18. at Southridge Country Store and Talisman Books; $20. at the door.

February 7, 2009

Winestock ’08 on YouTube

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 1:43 pm

 Submitted by Morning Bay Vineyards:

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The Tragically Hip

Musicians from such legendary bands as Tragically Hip, Teenage Head, The Grapes of Wrath, The Odds and Doug and the Slugs headlined Morning Bay Vineyard’s third annual Winestock Music Festival on Pender Island Saturday, August 30, 2008.

Highlights can be viewed on YouTube here by Bullseye Bill Culp, who does the best Carl Perkins this side of Nashville!

Canada’s only oceanfront vineyard provides a backdrop to an afternoon and evening of fabulous music, great food, and of course Morning Bay’s award-winning wines. From noon to dusk the hills will ring with music from some of Canada’s most talented artists.

Winestock 2009 is scheduled for September 5, 2009.  Watch for details soon.

February 5, 2009

Local musicians to perform…

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 6:37 pm

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Oliver Swain (L) and Jeremy Penner (R)

A blues, roots, soul concert with local musicians Ditchweed and featuring Oliver Swain & Jeremy Penner will be held at the Pender Islands Community Hall on Saturday February 7th at 7:30pm.  Jeremy Penner plays with The Wailin’ Jennys and Oliver Swain with Outlaw Social.  Both performers have been members of The Bills.  This event is not to be missed!

Tickets are $15. at the door, $12. in advance, Teens $10. and Children under 12 get in free.

January 23, 2009

Gulf Island Idol!

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 6:26 pm

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HEY PENDER ISLAND!  IT IS TIME TO $CASH$ IN ON YOUR TALENTS!

Over the past 3 years, Pender Island has proven through Gulf Island Idol what talent this island holds in our everyday residents…

And it’s time to include yourself in the opportunity to belt out some tunes for us and walk away with CASH!!!

(a lot better than a trip to Hollywood)

***Beginning January 31st running through until April 11th, strut your stuff for the chance to walk away with:

$500.00 CASH!

PLUS 2nd & 3rd PRIZES!!!  NO COST TO ENTER!

(Singing ability NOT REQUIRED, ability for fun a MUST!)

Registration begins Saturday Night, January 31st, the premier event of the contest.  Latest date to register: Feb. 28th!!!

Where: PORT BROWING PUB

What: “GULF ISLAND IDOL SING for CA$$$H CONTEST”

When: SATURDAY NIGHTS 9pm until CLOSE * BEGINNING JANUARY 31st UNTIL CONTEST FINALE APRIL 11th.

Why: FOR $500.00 THAT’S WHY! $$$$$

How: BY HAVING FUN AND SUPPORTING YOUR COMMUNITY!

Registration required.

For further details, contact Lindsay at 250-629-3616

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!

January 12, 2009

Stop the haggis hunt!

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 6:44 pm

 

Submitted:

The Haggis Hunt scheduled for the weekend of January 12th must be stopped.  Haggis is an endangered species, with over 100,000 being consumed world-wide each January.  More than a dozen will be eaten on Pender alone at the Pender Highlanders Burns’ Night Supper, January 19th (reportedly sold out).

There are alternatives.  Bjorn Bjornson of the Norwegian Institute for Studies in Textured Vegetable Protein states “I cannot tell the difference between wild caught haggis and the TVP substitute…”  (Bjorn can’t tell the difference between Loch Ness and Lake Erie, either!)

What can you do?  1) Demand the Highlanders use a substitute at the Burns’ Night Supper.  2) Come to the Rally at Driftwood Centre, Saturday morning, January 12.  Bring a biodegradable protest sign that has been made with recycled cardboard and non-toxic ink.  Join the march around the parking lot.  3) Go to the various habitats frequented by this adorable animal and stand between the wee, defenceless haggis and the meat loving, kilt wearing, dirk wielding, bagpipe playing, sporran sporting hunter.

Emeraldmellowness, the world’s most effective environmental activist group dedicated to the issues of climate change, saving our ancient forests, and protecting the haggis will be on hand lending moral and physical support to the protest.  Their ship, the Multihued Fighter will dock at Hope Bay at 8 am and crew members will cycle to Driftwood in time for the rally.  Pack an extra granola bar in your hemp jeans, fire up the Volvo and join us in saving the haggis!

Rally and Protest Sponsored by:

Pender Environmentalists Representing Vegetarians Engaged in Righteous and Sanctimonious Exercises (P.E.R.V.E.R.S.E.)

January 1, 2009

Notice Board

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 7:08 pm

Back by popular demand!

A family dance featuring live fiddle music by Sarah Tradewell and caller Doug Paterson will be held at the community hall on Saturday January 10th, 2009 at 7:30pm.

Advance tickets cost $10. for adults ($12. at the door), $6. for Teens 13 to 17 yrs. ($7. at the door) and are available at Southridge Farms and Talisman Bookstore.  Children under 12 free.

This is a fundraiser for the Pender Islands Health Care Society and the Pender Islands Recreational and Agricultural Association.  Come and enjoy an evening of fun while helping to build a strong community and family ties.

December 17, 2008

Celebrate!

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 5:33 pm

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Graphic by Minsky Design

Come celebrate New Year’s 2008 at the Magic Lake Lantern Festival, December 31Due to recent wintery weather, the Lantern Festival has been moved to the Pender Islands Community Hall.  Assemble at the Community Hall at 4:30pm in preparation for the procession starting at 5pm.  By donation. Click on the file: lantern.pdf  for the revised Lantern Festival information flyer, by Minsky Design of Pender Island.  For details about how to participate in the procession or as a volunteer or go to www.pendercreatives.com/threeonthetree or call 250-629-3513 email: lorellep@shaw.ca.  Let’s make the ‘2008 Spirit of the Whale’ themed Lantern Festival the best one yet!

And after the Lantern Festival, a New Year’s Eve Celebration will be held at the Pender Islands Community Hall from 8:30pm until 12:30am, featuring DJ “Doc” Watson.  Free admission (a donation box will be out).  Shared appies appreciated.  Cash bar and concession will be available.

Need a pick-me-up on New Year’s Day?  Why not join in the Polar Bear Swim at Port Browning Marina.  Hot dogs, smokies, veggie dogs and hot cocoa free to all swimmers to warm you up with the Pipe Band as an accompaniment.  The plunge takes place at about 1pm.

December 8, 2008

Celebrate in song!

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 7:02 pm

The Pender Island Choral Society presents…

LET THE SPIRIT SING

Featuring:  The Choral Society, Kids’ Choir, and Pender’s Young Violins.

December 12th and 13th at 7:30pm and December 14th at 2pm in the Pender Islands Community Hall

Tickets:  Adults, $15.; Children 5-12, $5.; Under 5, Free

Available at:  Casual Pender, Southridge Farms Country Store and Talisman Books & Gallery

Please bring a Food Bank item to place under the tree.

The Pender Islands Choral Society gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of B.C.

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