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November 4, 2008

Ferron on Pender!

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 A fundraiser featuring Metis singer/songwriter


 Friday November 21, 2008, 7:30 pm

Pender Island Community Hall

Tickets $20. – $18. for members

Tickets on sale at Islanders Restaurant, Gwens Fine Arts, and Southridge Store


 More Ferron events!

Women’s Writing Retreat, November 22-23; please call Sharon @ 250-629-3884

 Poetry Reading at Islanders Restaurant on Monday November 24th at 7:30 pm

 All proceeds from the concert go towards supporting Big Sky Multi-Media Storytelling Society

 For more information about Ferron, visit her website:


November 3, 2008

Notice Board

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a Reading of

Travelling Light

Stories and Songs

by Sarrah Adams

The story of every life when deeply told is the hero’s journey

Friday, NOV. 14th, 7:00 PM

Pender Island Community Hall

Admission: Free

(Donations to Pender Island Clinic building fund accepted)

Sarrah Adams worked in experimental theatre in Europe, studied writing with Mordecai Richler, teaches movement and music on the Sunshine Coast, and tours her one woman show Travelling Light.

October 24, 2008

Art Show

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A Special Fall Art Event at the Community Hall

The Pender Islands Art Society (PIAS), presents “Le Petit Salon”  2008 ART SHOW

Saturday November 8th from 9:30 am ’til 3 pm and Sunday Nov. 9th from 11 am ’til 3 pm.

October 11, 2008

An evening with…

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 Submitted by Morning Bay Winery:

TIMOTHY TAYLOR, author of Story House, Stanley Park, and Silent Cruise

Join us for an evening with one of Canada’s most exciting new writers, Timothy Taylor, at 6 pm on Saturday November 22.  Three-course dinner with wine and reading is $95 per person.

What’s been written about Taylor’s Stanley Park:

“Not since Babette’s Feast has so lavish a table been set.” – National Post

“…unflaggingly intelligent…” – Maclean’s

and about Story House:

“…a big brainy novel…” – Globe and Mail

“… a thrilling tour de force, a most impressive achievement of idea and implementation…” – Ottawa Citizen

For more information about the author visit: Timothy Taylor

Tickets available at Morning Bay Winery 250-629-8351 or or at Talisman Books at the Driftwood Centre.

Morning Bay Winery, 6621 Harbour Hill Drive, Pender Island

October 10, 2008

Juno winner performs on Pender…

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Coming to Pender on Friday October 17th at 8:00 pm at the Pender Island Community Hall will be ALPHA YAYA DIALLO & Guest DOURA BARRY

Guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the hottest acts on the current world music scene and one of the most inspired and inspirational artists on today’s World Beat circuit.  Three time Juno Award winner, described as ‘the greatest African artist ever introduced to America’, Alpha Yaya Diallo and his band and guest Doura Barry will get you dancing on the Penders.

Tickets are $18 in advance at Talisman Books and Southridge Farm Store, $20 at the door.

September 26, 2008

Art show…

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A Thanksgiving weekend Jewelery and Miniature Art Show and Sale will be held at the Morning Bay Winery, 6621 Harbour Hill Drive, from October 10 to 12.

Show hours: Opening Reception Friday night Oct. 10 from 6 to 8:30 pm;  Sat. Oct. 11 and Sun. Oct. 12 from 10 am to 5 pm.

Jewelery by Milada Huk and Susan Skaith; Painting by Susan Duplan, Dianne Kremmer, and Eha Onno and Mosaics by Jan Huk.

September 18, 2008

Musically speaking…

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St. Petersburg String Quartet

The 2008/2009 Gulf Islands Concert Series (Pender) gets underway on Thursday, October 23, 2008 with internationally renowned soprano Suzie LeBlanc (visit here for more information), followed by the St. Petersburg Quartet (visit here for more information) on November 4, 2008; Patricia O’Callaghan on March 11; and Michael Kaeshammer on April 16.

Concerts are in the Pender Island school auditorium at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  Some events may be sold out.  Forms for subscription are typically available at Casual Pender, SOUTHRIDGE FARMS COUNTRY STORE, and Talisman Books & Gallery (better hurry!).  Artists, dates, and programs are subject to change.  The series is a bargain at $60 adults, $120 for a family, $60 single parent family, or $12 student.  The single ticket at the door admission price is $25.

August 28, 2008

Thanks for the memories…

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


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!

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