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Community association planning events for 2021

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week although we had some cooler days and much more precipitation than earlier this month.
halfmoon bay community association

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week although we had some cooler days and much more precipitation than earlier this month.

As mentioned in last week’s column, the Halfmoon Bay Elementary School students are working on a special project. Based on the book, The Six Cedar Trees, every student will paint an animal shape which represents different human traits, values and characteristics. After the wood shapes are painted, they will be attached to the fence at the front entrance of the school near the parking lot for all to see. This is the Student Council’s legacy project for the 2020-21 school year and is partially funded by the Kids Christmas Shopping fundraising day they hosted last Christmas.

Wendy White, school coordinator shared: “We are so fortunate and appreciative that community partners have helped us make this possible. Rona donated $450 worth of plywood and the talented members of the Suncoast Woodcrafters Guild volunteered their time to cut out 203 wood shapes for us. What a beautiful job they did!”

The Six Cedar Trees book grew out of a personal inquiry into British Columbia’s Core Competencies and a school inquiry into First Peoples Principles of Learning. Each animal has been chosen carefully as an “anchor” to teach children, holistically, ways of being a reflective, compassionate and well-adjusted person connected through a sense of social responsibility and compassion for place and people. We look forward to the finished project!

The Halfmoon Bay Community Association has gone through some changes over the last couple of months. Here is a message from Linda McMahon, interim president: “I am delighted to share with you some exciting news from your Halfmoon Bay Community Association (HBCoA) Board of Directors! The Board looks a bit different than it did a few months ago – we’ve seen the departure of a few hard-working members and the arrival of some new individuals to fill in the gaps; we’ve crafted a Mission and accompanying Objectives to guide us in our endeavours; and, perhaps most exciting of all, 2021 events are being planned!”

Linda also noted that, “we felt it was time to re-examine the role we want the HBCoA to play in the community, the value of service we should be providing to Halfmoon Bay residents and our Association members, and our relationship with our stakeholders, including other community-based organizations and the SCRD.” Historically, HBCoA has hosted many well-attended community events and due to the pandemic, there were no events scheduled in 2020. The Association is thrilled to inform you that they have put together a Calendar of Events for 2021, with the first event, a Town Hall meeting via Zoom, which is planned for June 28. More information will be available soon. Visit the HBCoA website at for information on the Board, the Working Strategy, and updates on the Calendar of Events.

Be safe, be gentle, and always be kind.

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