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Halfmoon Happenings: Fall Berm Clean-up is Tuesday

Also, Healthcare Auxiliary donates to quilters’ guild and Pickleball is back for HBCA members
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Lois Anderson (black vest), Chair of the Comfort Society receiving the cheque from Karen Biddlecombe (white sweater), Chair of the Halfmoon Bay Branch SC Healthcare Auxiliary along with the members of the Comfort Society.

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week. Happy last day of September! Where has the time gone? 

The Halfmoon Bay Branch of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary recently presented a cheque in the amount of $1,500 to the Comfort Society of the Sunshine Coast Quilters’ Guild. Guild members sew quilts for every baby born on the Sunshine Coast as well as donate quilts to various charities to provide care and comfort. As 2021 was yet another year affected by COVID, the quilters guild was unable to hold its semi-annual Quilt Show. The sale of tickets from the Quilt Show raffle provides funds to buy batting for the charity quilts these talented sewers create. This donation from the Auxiliary will enable the guild to continue with providing quilts until they raise money at their next raffle. For more information about the Quilters’ Guild, go to Thank-you for all you do! Happy sewing! 

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers will meet in the parking lot at Sargeant Bay to participate in the annual Fall Berm Clean-up. Once again, a little clean-up of extra brush along the berm in the park is necessary. This event began a few years ago by members of the Sargeant Bay Streamkeepers Society. This is a great time of year to do a clean-up in anticipation of the return of the chum and coho salmon through the park’s fish ladder. The clean-up area will include clearing debris near the beaver dam, the path and Colvin Lake view points. Rand Rudland, president of the Sargeant Bay Society, would like to “thank everyone who has participated in the clean-up the last few years. With a good crew we have been able to fill the trailer in about two hours.” Not a long day but any and all help makes a huge difference. This year, the group will also do a sweep of the shoreline to remove garbage, debris, plastics and any other discarded trash so it is recommended to bring some garbage bags or small buckets. Also bring gloves, clippers, rakes and trimmers if you have them. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. rain or shine in the lower parking area. If you have any questions, please send an email to 

Are you ready to play pickleball again at the Halfmoon Bay Elementary School? Well lace up those court shoes and join the gang on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. First session will be on Oct. 6 and will continue until Dec. 15. Participants must be a member of the Halfmoon Bay Community Association (HBCA) so go to for information on how to become a member or sign-up before play on Thursdays. All levels of experience are welcome, and instruction will be available for beginners. Paddles are provided or bring your own. Wear comfortable exercise clothing and good indoor shoes. Cost is $4 per person per session. If you have any questions call Tim at 604 836-7377 or send an email to  

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Be safe, be gentle, and always be kind. 

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