Coopers Green Concert April 7

Mark Crissinger is a 2017 Maple Blues Award nominee who now lives on Vancouver Island but he considers the Sunshine Coast the birthplace of his solo career. It is here that he wrote his first two solo albums, developed his one-man show, and played two Pender Harbour Blues Festivals. Since 2009, he has released five solo albums and played shows including eastern Canadian tours and several west coast music festivals. Blending traditional themes with clever lyrics and modern arrangements, Mark’s songs capture his singer-songwriter soul and the blues in his heart.

Friday, April 7th his acoustic blues/roots trio will play Coopers Green Hall in Halfmoon Bay. The show will feature Marty Howe on harmonica and flute plus Jay Stevens on bass. Tickets are $20 available at the Welcome Woods Market and the Halfmoon Bay store. and the show starts at 8pm.


Ray Moscrip R.I.P.

Dear Members,

It is with deep regret that we lost one of our members, Ray Moscrip.

Our condolences go out to his Family and Friends.

Ray made a very generous bequest that, in lieu of flowers it was his wish that donations may be made to the Coopers Green Hall rebuild Project.

Donations to the project may be sent to  the Sunshine Coast Regional District, attention Tina Perreault, 1975 Field Road, Sechelt, BC.V0N 3A1.

We are very grateful for Ray’s thoughtfulness, and in recognition of his kindness his gift will be acknowledged at the “New Community Hall” upon its completion.

“Thanks Ray”

On behalf of the Membership


September 22, 1949 – February 18, 2017

“Farmer Ray”, “Roofer Ray”, “Grandpa Ray” …aka Ned Ray loved his family. He is survived by his partner Helen (Nana), his kids, Lithene (James), Anndrias, Raven (Dawn), Damon (Jax), his six grandchildren: Jesse, Georgia, Brendin, Rowan, Nathan, Paige and sister Leanna Whitaker (children).
Ray lived his whole life on the Sunshine Coast. Orville and Eve raised him in Selma Park and he graduated from Elphinstone Secondary School. Not one for travel or excess, he had very simple tastes and was happiest at home on the farm.
Ray made an idyllic life for himself. He built a home in Halfmoon Bay and created an organic farm and apple orchid pretty much from scratch, complete with berry bushes, beehives and a small pond on the property. Ray created a little piece of paradise.
Ray was also a roofer. If you have a high quality cedar shake roof on the Sunshine Coast, then you knew Ray. He started his own ‘Wave Roofing’ business over 30 years ago.
Ray enjoyed rock ‘n roll music, loved German beer, fishing and his dogs. He was a quiet man only outspoken when voicing his pro-environmental beliefs and politics. He embraced all aspects of the local First Nations culture and was a passionate member of the Halfmoon Bay Advisory Committee and The Bee Club.
Ray produced organic fruits and vegetables. The produce was shared by family and enjoyed by people all over the Sunshine Coast via the Saturday Farmers Market in Sechelt, Wednesday Farm Gate market in Roberts Creek and the Halfmoon Bay Apple Festival.
Ray will be missed. He passed away peacefully at home but was taken quickly, his diagnosis only coming in November last year.
Heartfelt thanks to the Palliative Care nurses and Ray’s longtime friend, Linda Williams.
A Remembering Ray gathering of family and friends will be held at the farm in the Spring when the fruit trees will be in blossom (date to be advised).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coopers Green Hall Rebuild Project: Via the Sunshine Coast Regional District, 1975 Field Road, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A1, Attention: Tina Perreault.

HMB Country Fair July 8th/9th

Summer will be upon us before we know it, and the Fair is really the kick off.

Halfmoon Bay Community Association (HBCoA) are recruiting for the Fair Committee to help with organizing, scheduling, and working the Fair this year. There is a great deal of planning and prep work to be done.

Please join HBCoA for their first meeting on Tuesday March 7th at 7 pm at Coopers Green Hall. It will be the perfect meeting to get your feet wet and offer your ideas.

The Fair does not take place without people like you.

Please reply by email or call.

Toni Morris or 604-989-3767

Membership drive

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 –
President info(at)


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) or Tim Dayton — tim.j.dayton  (at )