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Halfmoon Happenings: Farewell and meet your new columnist

Welcoming Linda McMahon who is taking over the storied column
After three years and 124 columns, Cindy Kisser is passing the pen onto a new Halfmoon Happenings columnist.

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week. Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 12, so don’t forget to move your clocks forward one hour. 

The Halfmoon Bay Branch of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary is holding its monthly meeting on Monday, March 13 at the Coopers Green Hall at 9:45 a.m. All members and guests are welcome. 

Reminder to all vendors and participants. The Halfmoon Bay Nursery will be holding their first ever spring market on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you haven’t registered as a vendor yet, be sure to sign up as soon as possible. Send an email to Visit the nursery at 7820 Fawn Rd to enjoy amazing items by local artisans and crafters, a seed swap and tuber trade (One Straw Society), tons of seedlings, some delicious food and lots of activities for the kids. Michelle said, “We are thrilled to partner with One Straw Society who will bring their final ‘Seeds of March’ event.” There will also be a booth with information on pollinators and native bees. Learn how to help our native bees, pollinators to plant, and make pollinator seed bombs. There will with a booth for soil testing so bring a sample of your soil for Microbial Planet Analytics to test. The Halfmoon Bay Community Association will also be there to provide information about the association, community, events and volunteer engagement. They will be collecting donated items from the participating vendors for a raffle basket. Tickets will be available on site the day of the market. Hope to see you all there! 

It is now time to pass the pen (keyboard) to a new Halfmoon Happenings community columnist. Linda McMahon has graciously accepted the role of sharing the goings on in our lovely community of Halfmoon Bay. Linda was born in England and emigrated to Canada in the 1960s. She lived in Ottawa for 50+ years and in November of 2019, Linda came to B.C. for a visit. The pandemic restrictions delayed her return to Ottawa, so she stayed longer than planned. The longer she stayed, the more Linda knew she wanted to make Halfmoon Bay her home. Linda quickly became involved in the community where she volunteered as secretary to the Halfmoon Bay Community Association in 2020, and a few months later was elected president of HBCA. Linda also volunteers at the Sechelt Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market and belongs to the ladies’ league at the Blue Ocean Golf Club. Linda shared that, “I am reminded daily of how blessed my life here has become!” She also shared that, “Communication, verbally and through the written word, is my passion. By communicating we connect with our community.” Welcome aboard Linda!  

In April of 2020, Terry Knight, the HH columnist at the time, asked if I would be interested in writing the column. I was honoured and excited for this creative opportunity. Now, after almost three years and 124 submissions, it is time to sign-off. I have enjoyed connecting with all of you and have always appreciated your kind words and encouragement. At times it was challenging to provide entertaining and informative content, but the community has been amazing in reaching out and sharing their stories, events and history. This truly was a wonderful experience and will be cherished for many years to come. Thank you. 

If you have any ideas for column content or have a community event or story you would like to share, send suggestions to Linda at 

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