Tom the Turkey and a fond farewell

Hi everyone! We can see clearly now the smoke has gone! 

Turkey time! The Halfmoon Bay Community School would like to continue with their tradition of holding a “Tom the Turkey” contest. In years past, the school would purchase two frozen turkeys, one for a primary student to win and the other for an intermediate student to win. This year, they would like each class to have the opportunity to win a turkey, so they need nine turkeys. HMB school coordinator Wendy White said, “We are reaching out to the community for frozen turkeys to be donated or cash ($20) to go towards buying turkeys. Those who donate will be acknowledged and thanked by the school when the winner is presented with the prize.” Contest to be held on Oct. 9 so asking for donations to be brought to the school by Oct. 7. Please contact Wendy at wwhite@sd46.bc.ca for details. Wendy said with a smile, “I’d love to see a tiny, little kiddie walking out with a big turkey!” The school, staff and students would like to thank you in advance for your generous turkey donations. 

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Another home-based local business in Halfmoon Bay to be highlighted this week is One Feather Healing Studio/Gallery. Meet Megan Martin, founder and owner since 2018: “I first discovered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) in 2013 while researching ways to support my neuro-diverse kiddos, who were five years old at the time. It made such a profound difference in their lives, improving their self-regulation, and overall sense of peace, control and safety in their own bodies.” It was at this time that Megan became a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist herself. On days when Megan is not meeting with clients, she continues with her 20-year career as an environmental project manager. 

BCST is a light touch therapy that treats and provides relief from a wide spectrum of what humans suffer from such as acute injuries, emotional trauma, chronic conditions, auto-immune conditions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, to name a few. 

“It is an absolute honour to witness, support and facilitate the continuation and acceleration of healing in others, here in our beautiful community,” Megan says. “The goal for my clients is to feel supported and open to the opportunity of revived wellness, and renewed embodiment.” Megan is available by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays (some Sundays) and welcomes any questions. Contact information can be found on her website onefeatherhealing.com or visit her Facebook page. Megan ensures that all COVID-19 home-based business protocols are in place. 

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to one of our local businesses that has blessed us with great food, yummy treats, awesome coffee and an amazing welcoming place to visit. Kelli from the Halfmoon Bay Café will be saying farewell to all her kind and dedicated customers. Kelli says that, as of Sept. 28, the Cafe will be closing its doors. “I wanted to take a moment to thank every one of you for helping make this such a successful summer! It was a lot of hard work and hot days, but it was worth every minute!” Kelli said, “After spending months trying to make a plan to share space with the General Store during their renovations, it has become clear that it simply won’t be possible to still maintain adequate social distancing between staff and customers for both businesses.” Kelli thanked Kristen and Peter (HMB General Store) for all of their support and the amount of time and energy they spent trying to find a way to keep the Café up and running during their renovation. Kelli plans to take the winter off and hopes to reopen in a new location in the spring. Kelli asks that you continue to follow her Facebook page as she will post updates during the next few months. “It means the world to me to have such an amazing community at my back.” Kelli, we will miss your beautiful smile and the friendly atmosphere you provided to all those that visited your Café. We look forward to seeing you again soon! 

Have your “Say at the Bay,” please contact me before 5 p.m. on Mondays. cindy.kisser@telus.net. 

Be kind, be gentle, be safe.

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