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July 20, 2008

Magic Lake Picnic…

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment,Kids zone — Jocko @ 1:50 pm

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The annual Magic Lake property owner’s picnic will be held at 4 pm on Sunday August 3rd at Thieves Bay Park.

Bring your own food and drink, two BBQs will be provided.

Bring outdoor games.

Face painting by Valentina.

April 11, 2008

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

February 12, 2008

Under the sea…

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment,Kids zone — Jocko @ 8:13 pm

Rick Scott, children’s entertainer

The Pender Islands Children’s Festival 2008 is two days of family fun for kids of all ages at the Pender Islands Community Hall!

Featured on Saturday February 23rd from 10am-4pm will be a pancake breakfast, Ptarmigan Music, dance, drums, storytelling, games, crafts, fun science and the Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre from Victoria, BC!

On Sunday February 24th, from noon-4pm, award winning musician and children’s entertainer Rick Scott will be featured with a closing dance party with Doc Watson, pizza and prizes!

Amazing “Under the Sea” play environment, activities, games and more! Quiet room and concession.

Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

This event is sponsored by the Pender Island Community Services Society (PICSS), Pender Island Realty, Pender Island Recreation and Agricultural Hall Association (PIRAHA), the Pender Island Child Care Society (PICCS), the Shangri-La Oceanfront B&B, Tru-Value Foods, BCFerries, the Capital Regional District (CRD) and the HSBC bank.

February 5, 2008

Pender People and the World

Filed under: Kids zone,Sustainable Living — Jocko @ 11:53 pm

This event has passed and is now in the past!

Come and learn of the work that our Pender neighbours are doing around the world. Michelle Cook will tell us of the vital work that she and her colleages at the International Institute for Child Rights and Development at the University of Victoria are doing to help children and families cope with natural disasters (tsunami), conflicts, poverty and HIV/AIDS — illustrated with photos of the work they are doing.

Michelle has been working for the past seventeen years to help families and communities to create linkages and build on strengths to deal with disruptive and tragic changes in many parts of the world. She will soon be off to Tamil Nadu in India to work with Dalit children and communities.

When: Tuesday February 12, 2008 at 7:30pm

Where: The Pender Library meeting room

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

Contact Barrie Morrison at 629-3774 for more information.

January 4, 2008

Support field trips…

Filed under: Kids zone — Jocko @ 6:34 pm

The Pender Islands Elementary Secondary School Grade 6/7 class will be collecting “deposit paid” bottles and cans on Saturday, January 12th, 2008. These include pop, juice, beer, wine, and/or spirit cans and bottles (no dairy containers unfortunately). Please start saving all of your “deposit paid” bottles and cans and plan to drop them off at the school between 9:30 a.m. and noon or leave them out at the end of your driveway by 9:00 a.m. for pickup. The money raised is used to support field trips for the 6, 7 students throughout the year. If you need to have special pickup of your donations please call Karen at 629-3711 to be put on the pick-up list. Thank you.

May 10, 2007

Ball games

Filed under: Kids zone,Recreation, Health and Fitness — Jocko @ 12:58 pm

The home games of the Pender Island Pirates are over for 2007, but ad hoc games and practice will continue throughout the rest of the year.

The Pender Pirates Baseball club are now selling Victoria Entertainment coupon books. This is a great idea for a Christmas gift! Booklets are $30. and valid until Nov. 2008. Call Shelley at 629-6612 to order yours. Let’s help support our local team for the upcoming season.

In addition, a bottle drive will be held on Sunday November 25th from 10am to 2pm. Please don’t drop bottles off at the at the baseball park when a bottle drive is not on as it can create a problem with storage and unsightlyness.

By the way, there have been several improvements to the ball park in the past year, and don’t forget, there is a concession stand for main events!

May 1, 2007


Filed under: Kids zone — Jocko @ 12:15 am

 Originally posted October 30, 2007

Friends of ours sent us this hand made Halloween greetings card which arrived in the mail today and I thought I’d share it with all you PenderBlog readers and participants. Happy Halloween!


Filed under: Kids zone — Jocko @ 12:10 am

Originally posted on October 14, 2007

Halloween at Driftwood Centre

Sunday, October 28th, 2007 at 12 noon.

Halloween costume competition: most scariest; most like Halloween; most artistic; best effort… lots of prizes! Pumpkin carving! Start getting ready now.

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