Events on Pender Island - Victoria Day Long Weekend May 15-18

Real Estate Agent with Dockside Realty Ltd

Well, the weatherman says that the sun is's still a bit gray over here on Pender, but it's definitely warmer than yesterday.  Yesterday, we actually had a fire in our woodstove.  A fire in May! That's the first time I've been able to say that in the five years since we moved here. 

Hardly a big deal given the weather related events in other parts of the world, but my wife is getting a bit impatient for the warmer weather -- she has tomatoes and sunflowers bursting out of their seedling pots and ready to go into the garden.  Get it together weather!

We have been promised a hot sunny weekend, along with the rest of southern BC, though, so you may want to gather the family together for a weekend of springtime camping here on Pender.  As always, there's lots of stuff to do.  Walks in the woods, a paddle on the lake or coastline, and of course, events planned by our very active community groups.  There's something for everyone.

Thursday, May 15:

  • 7:30pm - Film Night at the Hall presents December Boys - Four orphan boys who have grown to be the closest of friends find themselves competing for the attention of the same family. (Australian)

Friday, May 16:

  • Long weekend ferry schedule in effect.  Please check BC Ferries website for details.
  • 7:00pm - Co-ed Music Night at the Community Hall

Saturday, May 17:

  • 9:30am - Farmer's Market at the Community Hall until 1:00 
  • 10:00am - Beach Clean-up Day.  Meet at the Driftwood Centre.  Meet up again at 12:00pm for wind-up party with music and a roundtable discussion:  Local Solutions to Climate Change (previously planned for Earth Day weekend, but cancelled due to bad weather)

Sunday, May 18:

  • 12:00pm - Silk Road Firbre Studio Tour & Sale - Tour 4 studios in Magic Lake Estates (watch for the red balloons).  Knitting, quilting, embroidery, wearable art.  One of a kind items from 7 creative women.

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Best Regards,

 Pender Island Real Estate 

Howard on Pender

Comments (2)

Larry Estabrooks
Independent Real Estate Agent - Moncton, NB
100% representation means NEVER DUAL AGENCY !

Howard, good Canadian post. You've given me an idea to send a group email encouraging canadian to write about "our" long weekend in May! 

May 15, 2008 02:52 PM
David Stevens
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty, Victoria BC Canada - Victoria, BC
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty

Hi Howard - hope you have a great victoria Day Weekend - looks like our weather is going to be beautiful for the events.



May 16, 2008 12:50 PM