Hi everyone! Hope you had a good week and were safe during all the flooding, wind storm and power outages. Mother Nature sure packed a punch with record rainfall and strong winds wreaking havoc on most of the province. Along with other areas, our little community suffered some damage with a section of Redrooffs Road washed away near the Cove Beach development and major flooding on the highway near Leaning Tree Road, causing some travel issues in and out of Halfmoon Bay. It is estimated that it will take at least a week to repair the damaged section of Redrooffs, so the only other option is to enter Highway 101 via the north end of Redrooffs. Travellers who don’t regularly travel north on Redrooffs are reminded to drive safely through the community and watch out for pedestrians, cyclists and wildlife. The posted speed limit is 50 km/h.
A huge thank-you goes out to the crews that helped restore power, clean up roadways, direct traffic around debris and also to our first responders. Thank-you as well to all of the volunteers, friends and neighbours who helped whenever and wherever they could.
The Halfmoon Bay branch of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary will be hosting their annual Bake & Plant Sale on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Trail Bay Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be selling their famous apple pies and special tins of assorted cookies. These items are very popular and are sure to sell out quickly, so it is suggested to stop by early. They will also sell a variety of plants, which can make perfect Christmas gifts. The volunteers look forward to seeing you there!
In the lead-up to Christmas, the Halfmoon Bay Community Association (HBCoA) is seeking donations for its 2021 Help For Families fundraiser, which runs from now until Dec. 22. Linda McMahon, HBCoA president shared that, “Though it can be tough at any point on the calendar, especially this time of year, there are families in our community that need a hand to make ends meet and often times just to cover the ever-increasing costs of raising children on the Coast.” The association reported raising $8,700 in donations in 2020 and it hopes to exceed that amount this holiday season – its goal is to raise $10,000. This fundraising effort is a part of the association’s new Community Initiatives Program, in support of local community causes. “With the energy of our newly elected board of directors, we are making the Community Initiatives Program a key component of the association’s work,” reports the association.
To make a donation, send an eTransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org subject: Help For Families, or send cheque made payable to the Halfmoon Bay Community Association, PO Box 1646, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0. More details will be made available in the next few days on their website at hmbcommunity.ca. The association asks that once you have made your donation, to spread the word to friends and family on the Coast so “we can make an even bigger impact together.”
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Be safe, be gentle, and always be kind.