events: Pender Island Fall Fair this Saturday, August 23 - 08/21/08 02:33 PM
Come join all of Pender Island at the fall fair this Saturday! There are tons of activities for the kids, food, a beer garden and dancing...if you're going to be on Pender this weekend, you don't want to miss it...

The Farmers' Market opens at 10am Fall Fair gates also open at 10am The Parade is at 10:30am Opening Ceremonies at 11am Beer Garden opens at 12 noon The BBQ dinner is at 5pm Dance to "Big House Voodoo" at 6:30pm The Pender Islands Fall Fair is still a volunteer-run, non-commercial, agricultural fair. And best of all, it's fun! For … (0 comments)

events: Check out the NEW Pender Island Guide - 03/31/08 07:16 AM
I just put the finishing touches on a few new pages on my website.
Collectively called the "Pender Island Guide," these new pages give everyone considering a permanent move to Pender, as well as those just coming for a weekend visit, a one-stop-shop for Pender information.
You'll find general information such as climate and history, road maps, natural area maps, community information and links to accomodations, restaurants, weather info and community activities here on Pender -  the gem of the Southern Gulf Islands!
I have also linked my photos and virtual tour to the Pender Guide -- and of course this … (0 comments)

events: What Did You Do for Earth Hour '08? - 03/29/08 04:14 PM
Over here at our place, we had the fire burning in the wood stove.  We lit a few candles for some extra lighting, and then we got out the dice and scorecard for a few rounds of Yahtzee!
Add a beer for me and a glass of wine for my wife, and the hour passed almost too quickly...
Because we lose power more often than you city dwellers (trees blown over during windstorms can cause havoc with power lines)...we have a regular routine that we quickly pick up when the room goes dark.  The candles, wind-up lantern & radio, and headlamps are all … (3 comments)

events: Reminder: Earth Hour Approaches! 2 Days to Go... - 03/27/08 04:05 AM
Just a quick reminder to everyone that Earth Hour is coming up on Saturday, March 29.  The concept originated in Sydney, Aus in 2007, and has now spread worldwide, as a movement to help fight global warming. 
Individuals, businesses and organizations are requested to sign up, then participate by turning off all lights, appliances and power using devices from 8pm to 9pm local time.
For more information, go to EarthHour and sign up.

events: Events on Pender Island, BC -- Thursday March 20 to Monday, March 24 - 03/18/08 10:18 AM
Welcome to all of our visitors who have come over to spend Spring Break with us here on Pender!  I know that many more of you will be coming over in a couple of days for Easter.  Here's some of what's up this looong weekend:
Thursday, March 20
Special Easter holiday ferry schedule in effect Thursday, Friday & Monday.  7:30pm - Film Night at the Hall presents:  Across the Universe.  Admission by a suggested donation of $5.  Friday, March 21
2:00pm - Easter Concert:  The Confession Stone (Songs of Mary) - Anglican Parish Hall 6:00pm - Friday Night Dinner at the Legion … (0 comments)

events: Pender Island Events - Thursday, March 13 to Sunday, March 16 - 03/11/08 09:15 AM
As spring approaches, it's really shaping up to be a great week here on Pender Island.  The sun is shining and everyone is smiling as they break open their garden sheds and get started on some serious ground preparation!  Here's what's happening this week:
Thursday, March 13
1:00pm - Garden Club meets at the Anglican Hall to hear Sheena Adams of Port Alberni continue her series on Organic Gardening. 7:30pm - Film Night at the Hall presents Rocket Science. Friday, March 14
7:30pm - Solstice Theatre presents An Evening of Humour at the Community Hall.  Also on March 15 @ 7:30pm and March … (0 comments)

events: Events on Pender Island Monday, February 18 to Sunday, February 24 - 02/17/08 08:21 AM

Another one of my random photos from my Pender Island/African Photos page.  Here we have the Pender Island Highlanders performing for the Canada Day celebration.  In the background you will also see our island RCMP officer dressed in full regalia for the occasion.
It is so great to live in a small community like the one here on Pender.  Celebrations like Canada Day take on a whole different meaning when you gather with a group of friends to take some time off and enjoy each others' company -- rather than running off to the mall to get some shopping in on a … (0 comments)

events: New Year's Eve on Pender Island, BC a Resounding Success! - 01/02/08 04:32 AM
Happy New Year to all of you!
We had a great time bringing in 2008 here on Pender Island.  This year's Magic Lake Lantern Festival has been described as one of the best in its 9 year history.  This is thanks to the hard work of so many performers and volunteers.  I wish I had some pictures to post, but I was assigned to crowd control duties this year, and didn't get a chance to get my camera out.  Not to say that crowd control is a tough assignment here on Pender!  We're hardly an unruly bunch...
To see pictures of Lantern Festivals … (0 comments)

events: Holiday Ferry Schedules to Pender Island, BC - 12/22/07 05:43 AM
If you are coming over to Pender for Christmas or New Years from Victoria (Swartz Bay), there are a couple of changes to the ferry schedule that you should know about: 
December 25 & January 1:  There is no 5:10am sailing from Victoria to Pender Island December 25 & January 1:  There is no 7:45am sailing from Pender to VictoriaThe Vancouver/Pender ferry runs on its regular schedule through the holidays -- although it can be very busy.  For more information, or to make a FREE reservation on the Tswawwassen to Pender Island ferry (highly recommended!), please visit
I would like to take this … (0 comments)

events: 2007-2008 New Year's Eve Events on Pender Island, BC - 12/15/07 09:27 AM
Have you made plans for New Year's Eve yet?  
Then come to Pender Island and help us bring in 2008!  We have a full evening's worth of events, and our very own January 1st Polar Bear swim to boot!
A Pender Islands' New Year's Eve tradition!  Giant Puppets, Bamboo Lanterns, Stilt Walkers, an enchanting shadow play and Kayak Ballet on the lake are only some of what entertains and delights residents and visitors alike just after dark falls on December 31.  A truly unique family event whose fame is just starting to spread beyond its Gulf Island home.
Join us at Magic Lake Park … (0 comments)

events: Pender Island, BC - Audobon Christmas Bird Count - Sat, December 15 - 12/12/07 06:13 AM
In 1900, American ornithologist Frank Chapman asked birders across North America to head out on Christmas Day to count the birds in their home towns and submit the results as the first "Christmas Bird Census." His suggestion has evolved into one of the largest organized birding events in the world, and a holiday tradition during the Christmas season for over 50,000 birders each year.
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC), as it is now called, is conducted in over 2000 localities across Canada, the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. These bird observations, collected during one-day field counts within defined circular … (1 comments)

events: Events on Pender Island, BC Saturday Dec. 1 to Sunday Dec. 2 - 11/30/07 04:07 AM
Another sunny day here on the West Coast, and the beautiful weather is supposed to last through until Sunday!  Here's a review what is going on this weekend on Pender Island:
Saturday, Dec 1:
10am - 3pm - Santa's Sale at the Anglican Parish Hall.  Lots of Island crafters will be on hand to display their wares.  Support them and get your Christmas shopping under control at the same time! 11am - 4pm - Food Bank Day at Driftwood Centre.  Pender's volunteer Fire Resuce members will be on hand to collect $ and non-perishables. 7:30pm - Choral Society's Christmas Concert at the Community … (0 comments)

events: Events on Pender Island, BC Thursday Nov. 22 to Sunday Nov. 25 - 11/22/07 05:42 AM
In my humble opinion, Pender Island, BC has got to be one of the most beautiful places on earth to live...the climate is moderate, the scenery is amazing (especially when the sun is out (like today!)) and the presence of the birds, deer, whales and other wildlife amongst all of these trees and water is truly calming to the spirt. 
More photos in my photo album.
In addition, we also have a vibrant island culture, amazing community spirit and a busy social schedule to keep residents as busy as they want to be all year long.  This weekend is another example:
Thursday, Nov 22:
7:30pm - Film Night at the … (0 comments)

events: Fundraising Appeal for the 2007 Magic Lake Lantern Festival on Pender Island, BC - 11/19/07 07:31 AM

Background: The Magic Lake Lantern Festival is a Pender Islands tradition that takes place every New Year's Eve. Giant Puppets, Bamboo Lanterns, Stilt Walkers, an enchanting shadow play and Kayak Ballet on the lake are only some of what entertains and delights residents and visitors alike just after dark falls on December 31. Pagan in nature, it is a truly unique family event whose fame is just starting to spread beyond its Gulf Island home.
As indicated in the letter below, due to an unexpected shortfall of funds, the producers of the event, the Three on the Tree Productions Society, … (1 comments)

events: What's Happening on Pender Island - Sat Nov 17 & Sun Nov 18 - 11/16/07 04:08 AM
Hello to all Pender residents and potential visitors!  Although a bit quieter than last weekend, there are still some things going on to keep you busy this Saturday and Sunday:
Saturday, Nov 17 9:00am - Dad 'n' Me Pancake Breakfast for kids under 10 and their respective Dads, Uncles or friends at the Dragonfly Daycare Centre Saturday 10am - 4pm & Sunday 12pm to 4pm - PIRAHA Annual Christmas Craft Fair at the Community Hall.  Come out and support our local crafters, as well as selected crafters from surrounding areas.  $5 Admission goes to support Hall activities and maintenance, and gets … (0 comments)

events: Visit Dockside Realty on the Pender Island Rural Route Tour this Saturday! - 11/09/07 04:29 PM
Come see Howard and the rest of the Dockside Realty team at Historic Hope Bay this Saturday.  Dockside is participating in this year's Rural Route Tour, a scavenger hunt style event that takes in much of the Hope Bay and Port Washington areas on North Pender Island.
As you visit each stop along the tour, you must identify the "out of place" item in each shop.  Then get your passport stamped before proceeding on to the next stop.  It's easy, fun, and a great way to see more of what Pender has to offer in the way of shopping, services and … (0 comments)

events: Events on Pender Island, BC Friday Nov. 9 to Sunday Nov. 11 - 11/08/07 11:57 AM
There is always something happening on Pender Island...I often overhear new residents saying, "We're so much busier here than we were when we lived in the city!"
What's on this weekend:
 7:30pm - The Gulf Ilsands Concerts Series presents Joe Trio in the school auditorium, the second of 4 concerts this season Saturday
9:30am - 3pm - "Le Petit Salon" Art Society Show & Sale at the Community Hall 10am - 3pm - Christmas Craft Sale at the school 3pm - Salvador Dali Art Show opens at Renaissance Studio.  On until Nov 25 4pm - Book Lauch - Local Authors David Spalding and Kevin … (0 comments)

Howard Sanders, Pender Island Real Estate (Dockside Realty Ltd)

Howard Sanders

Pender Island Real Estate

Pender Island, BC

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