The Halfmoon Bay Country Fair with the Super Hero theme will soon be upon us. There will be a free evening kick off on Thursday July 6 at 7 p.m. at Coopers Green Hall. John Clyde and Peter Hews, history buffs who have spent many years researching and collecting artifacts, will have a display of the history of logging railways and logging roads in the Halfmoon Bay area. They have traced some of the old track beds and early logging roads that followed in the 1920s and 1930s. They will tell us of the existence of over eight kilometres of standard gauge railway in Halfmoon Bay prior to 1920 and a 50-ton steam train that was imported from Pennsylvania to pursue the first commercial logging operation in the community. They are hoping that people will share stories and anecdotes they may have heard from relatives and friends associated with these early operations as well as suggestions on how best to display some of these artifacts in the Halfmoon Bay community.
Fund raising Dinner for New HMB Community Hall May 11th at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
The BC Lions GM and Coach, Wally Buono fundraiser for the new Coopers Green Community hall was organized by Clarence Chow, Rockwater Secret Cove Resort and Garry Nohr, Director for Halfmoon Bay. It was attended by 96 guests and resulted in a donation of $9000 to the new hall project. Don Cunliffe, Allison Feenstra and Alick Troup represented Halfmoon Bay Community Association Board, also in attendance was Brian Smith along other members of the Fundraising Committee. Head of the committee, Don Cunliffe presented the current status of the fundraising plan and handed out the ‘Case for Support’ brochure.
Feedback on the evening was that it was a fun and successful event.
Each year HBCoA gives a bursary to a Halfmoon Bay Student to further their studies. The 2016 bursary was given to Colleen Imbreau.
The award was presented by Carlos Velcic and Toni Morris.
Membership Drive We are reaching out for members to join our membership committee. If you are willing to volunteer some time please contact:
Terry Knight –
Drop in and play Pickleball! The fastest growing sport in North America, Pickleball, is played on Wednesday evenings at the Halfmoon Bay Community School gym, Northwood Road. Plan to arrive by 7.00 pm for registration. Dress appropriately (runners & work out gear). All other equipment (racquets and balls) are provided. Cost is $3 per session or $20 for 8 sessions. There are 3 courts, one dedicated to beginners with instruction provided, the other two follow the ‘level play’ format set out by the Sunshine Coast Pickleball Association.
For more information email Don Cunliffe — doncunliffe (at) gmail.com or Tim Dayton — tim.j.dayton (at ) gmail.com.