Town Hall Meeting, October 6, 2019

Town Hall Meeting

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 1 PM


  1.  Updates on Community Organizations
    1. Results of Health Centre Planning Process
    2. Community School Update
    3. PHARA – Derelict Boats, Beach Access, Dock Management Plan, Etc.
  2. SCRD Update – Len Lee
  3. Community Volunteer Awards
  4. Open Mic:  Expression of Concerns from the Community

Please note, we were going to host an all candidates debate at our Town Hall Meeting, but were unable to get confirmation of participation from candidates.  The Sechelt Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an All Candidates Event on Monday, October 7 at 7 PM to 9 PM at Chatelech High School, 5904 Cowrie Street, Sechelt.

Our Town Hall Meeting received funding assistance from The Sunshine Coast Regional District.



The Pender Harbour and Area Residents Association and the Rotary Club of Pender Harbour are pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2019 Pender Harbour Community Volunteer Awards. Individuals or organizations may be nominated for the awards.

As a community, Pender Harbour runs on the efforts of volunteers.  Most of our community services involve volunteers as part of the organization and most of the wonderful things that happen in the community are the result of countless hours of volunteer labour.  This award is about recognizing the value of volunteers to our community and honouring specific people or organizations, who, as volunteers, have contributed to significant improvements in the quality of our community. We would like to thank the Rotary Club of Pender Harbour for their generous support for and sponsorship of this award.

The deadline for nomination is September 10, 2019 and all that is required for a nomination is a letter explaining why the nominee is worthy and a few other details.  Nomination form with complete details are available from or at the following link Volumter Awards Entry Form. The awards will be presented at the PHARA’s Fall Town Hall Meeting and AGM on Saturday, October 5, 2018 in the afternoon.

The award criteria includes:

  • Exemplifies the spirit of community service
  • Is a leader and role model
  • Breaks new ground
  • Supports and encourages the development of others
  • Shows vision, initiative and creativity
  • Makes a difference
  • Is respected for their contributions

Previous winners include:  Don Fraser, Pender Harbour and Egmont Volunteer Fire Departments, Doreen Lee, Bill Gilkes, and Barrie Wilbee.

Welcome to PHARA

Welcome to Pender Harbour and Area Residents Association (PHARA), previously known as Pender Harbour Advisory Council (PHAC), serving the residents and communities on the Sunshine Coast of BC from Middlepoint to Earls Cove/Egmont since 2013.

On February 4, 2019 a special meeting was held to vote on the community association name change from Pender Harbour Advisory Council (PHAC) to Pender Harbour and Area Residents Association (PHARA) to better reflect the focus, purpose and growth of the Association.

PHARA is a volunteer organization which exists to support the vitality of the communities’ of Pender Harbour and Egmont areas as excellent places to live, work and play for residents and visitors. The Association provides a structure that allows residents to identify issues of broad community concern and have them effectively addressed.

The Association draws its main funding from a $10. membership per person per year, or $100 for a lifetime membership fee.  It saw a surge in growth as it moved into its expanded mandate but is looking to include more of the residents in the area. To join please go to our Join Us! section at the top of the website

PHARA is involved in the community in many ways, with committees dealing with derelict boats, cleaning local waters of debris, the annual trash bash, beach access signage, community volunteer awards, the installation of No Wake signs in the harbour and much more. We invite community input into other projects we should take on as an association. To do this join our discussion pages on the right-hand side of this page.

The Association recently added the Pender Harbour Dock Management Plan (DMP) Working Group as a committee. The purpose of this relationship is to give the DMP Working Group a parent organization with a broader base of membership in the community, as they continue to focus on how to best deal with issues related to docks in the Harbour.  For more information on the DMP Working Group, click here.