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Halfmoon Bay Happenings: Seaside Shuffle and Better at Home

Halfmoon Bay's September social calendar fills out
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What I want to know is why the days in between articles pass so quickly? It’s Monday already?! “I have nothing!” My panic-ridden self cries! On top of that, I have company coming; a rarity for me which explains why, up until Monday morning, I thought I had everything under control! Then I began to see things through my mother’s eyes, and my to do list grew exponentially! 

Four family members and I are looking forward to taking in the beauty of the glacier-cut fjord on the Princess Louisa Inlet tour, a first for us. Planning has involved numerous calls from mom with questions like “What shall we wear? What shall we eat? Where can we pee? It’s a long trip, almost 90 minutes! Kate has a bathroom on her boat!” “Mom,” I replied, “It’s not like Kate’s cabin cruiser. Think of it more as a large water taxi.” 

There’s not just excitement happening in my life (insert tongue-in-cheek emoticon here). There’s some fun stuff coming up for the whole community! 

The HBCA is bringing the third Seaside Shuffle to Coopers Green Park on Sept. 10. We’ve added a few new activities to the program. 

Biologist Lee-Ann Ennis of BC Conservation Foundation’s Vital Kelp Project invites curious children to grab a net or a bucket and explore the shallows of Halfmoon Bay. Low tide exploration will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. It’s a great opportunity to learn about marine life and, says Lee-Ann, “It’s also about being kind to the animals, returning them to their home after we examine them in the aquarium.” 

From 10 to 11 a.m., participate in an exploration of movement and breathwork through yoga and of the healing effects of sound bathing, where particular frequencies correspond with energy centers in our bodies. Lauri Paul of Cedar Rock Studio will team up with Liat Pakes of Yoga Mala Studio to guide you in a yoga session. Linsey Hulls will use various instruments to create sounds that will bathe your body in healing vibrations. You can reach all through their Facebook pages, and Lauri through her website. 

The shuffle officially opens at noon with a welcome from Andy Johnson, Cultural Ambassador to the shíshálh Nation, Area B Director Gabias, and MC Keith of 91.7 Coast FM. Then, get ready to dance to a musical line-up guaranteed to get you on your feet! Details including musicians, vendors, and the Shuffle bus can be found at 

On Sept.11, the Halfmoon Bay Branch of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary is meeting at 9:45 a.m. at Coopers Green Hall. All are welcome. Their speaker is Haida Bolton, program coordinator for Pender Harbour Better At Home, “A program that helps seniors with simple, non-medical home support services, so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities.”