PenderBlog From The Pender Islands Of Canada

June 11, 2009

Canada Day Celebrations

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July 1st, 2009



Pender Island  250 629-3441

Schedule of Events:

10:00 am  Festivities begin at Driftwood Centre with face painting from Valentina.  Free flags, badges and tattoos are handed out

10:30 am  Parade participants gather in front of the Post Office

11:00 am  Parade led by Pender Highlanders makes a short but eventful march to front of the Centre

11:20  Ken Butcher welcomes guests – followed by singing of “OH CANADA” and address from Ken Hancock

12:00  Serving of Canada Day cake commences and entertainment from the Pender Island Caillie Band

12:30 – 3 pm  Games for kids gets under way at Hope Bay Bible Camp (Hoosen Road).  Free watermelon, pop, ice cream and hot dogs for the children (hot dogs courtesy of Pender Island Lions).  Grownups can eat as well, so long as they make a donation!

3:00 pm  Beer garden opens at the Legion

6:00 pm BBQ steak dinner is served at Legion.  Just $10.00 for a steak with all the trimmings and a great opportunity for everyone to gather and celebrate being Canadian.  Bring the whole family but get tickets early as this is one of the most popular events of the summer (Hot dogs and burgers also available for the kids).

See you there!

June 2, 2009

Free online community classifieds launched…

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A highly successful model for classified ads using a voluntary email subscriber list has been popular on Salt Spring Island since last February.  Users find they get quick responses to services, items posted for sale, available for free, or requests to find that sought after blender, lawnmower or record player.  And subscribers have found it to be a lot of fun.  Over 1500 people are now signed up and the numbers keep growing.  Everyday, new things crop up and efficient transactions made.

Because of the big success of the Salt Spring group, we have started a similar free, voluntarily moderated service for us Pender Islanders.  It may take a little while to get going, but as more people catch on and join the email group, then who knows!

Share the PIE!

Simply join the PIE (Pender Islands Email) free classifieds and messaging group by emailing to join, then send your messages to the entire group (now over 60 members) using as the ‘send to’ email address.  You can then send out whatever you want as long as it’s of relevance to the Pender community.  As a member, you could also just sit back and see what others have to offer or need.  Group members may unsubscribe at any time.

(photo: Jocko)

April 19, 2009

Notice Board

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Monday, April 27/09



Donations accepted Tuesday and Thursday 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Nu-To-Yu Hours Friday and Saturday 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.

March 6, 2009

Pender Notebook…

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Submitted by Vortexman:

BC Ferries ticket information update

Prepaid paper tickets account for one percent or less of all payments made on BC Ferries’ smaller coastal routes.  As a result, prepaid paper tickets will be discontinued on the Swartz Bay – Southern Gulf Islands route as follows:


June 1, 2009: Prepaid paper tickets will no longer be accepted as payment toward fares.  Tickets can continue to be converted to dollars on BC Ferries Experience Cards.

April 1, 2010
: Prepaid paper tickets will no longer be accepted for conversion to BC Ferries Experience Cards.

Prepaid paper tickets purchased prior to April 1, 2008 will be valued at the March 31, 2008 prepaid price.  Paper tickets purchased after this time will be valued based on the price stamped on each ticket.

February 7, 2009

Changes at Browning update…

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 pub1.jpg Port Browning Marina Pub

Georgina is bidding farewell to Islanders Restaurant.  In her words, “It’s been a slice, but due to other opportunites, I have decided to close February 15, 2009.

However, that doesn’t mean you don’t get to taste my cooking anymore.  I’m taking over the kitchen at Port Browning Marina Resort!

Port Browning is going through some exciting changes and renovations.  I’m excited to be a part of it.  We’ll still be offering the old Browning favourites, and I am bringing some new ideas with me.

Starting March 15, 2009, please join us at the pub or cafe.  We want to make it a destination for the best gastro pub throughout the Gulf Islands.  Thanks for all of your support over the years…  Georgina”

For a .pdf file of her announcement go here:  islanders.pdf

November 29, 2008

The lighting of the tree…

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The annual lighting of the Edith and George Pearson Care Tree will take place, rain or shine, at 4pm on Sunday, December 7, 2008 at the Care Tree on Bridges Rd. for dedication and carol singing.  Music to be provided by the Pender Highlanders Pipe Band.  The money raised will go to the Pender Island Lion’s Club’s support for Care Canada.  It would be a good idea to bring a flashlight along with you.

November 24, 2008

Notice Board

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A reminder, The Pender Island Library will be holding another of their fabulous Book and Bake Sales on Saturday, November 29th from 10am ’til 1pm in the library meeting room.  Come and get your Christmas treats and presents at the same time!  Arrive early for best selection.

November 6, 2008

We love to live and work here…

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Local businesses working together to support and promote each other and Pender Island

(250) 629-3988     1 866 468-7924


Chamber Benefits Awareness Afternoon

Please join the Chamber at our ‘Benefits Awareness’ afternoon at the Anglican Parish Hall, Saturday, Nov 8th from 1:30 – 4:30 pm.
This information session is open to members as well the public. Our guest speaker is Doug Wedman, agent for the Chambers Group Insurance Plan for small business. He will provide details on dental, health, life insurance and disability insurance available to owners and employees of small businesses.

Whether you’re a solo entrepreneur, home-based business or part of a larger firm, benefits are a very important part of your financial security. The Chambers Plan lays a solid foundation for that security, based on a benefit program designed specifically for you and your company.

We will also provide an overview of other benefits Chamber membership offers and demonstrate how members can access this information on the Chamber web site.

There will be a Wine and Cheese social following the presentation.  Bring a friend, member or non-member.  We hope to see you there!

– submitted by Carol Budnyk for the Chamber

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