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Halfmoon Happenings: Get carving for Great Halfmoon Bay Pumpkin Trail

Also, visit the 42 Halfmoon Bay artists who are part of this weekend’s Art Crawl, Oct. 21 to 23
Pumpkins are ready for Halloween at the Halfmoon Bay Nursery.

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week. At the time of writing this column, there is rain in our forecast for today and possibly on Sunday. Fingers and toes crossed!  

Based on Environment Canada historical weather, the Sechelt area received 265.2mm of precipitation for the month of October in 2021 whereas in 2022 for July, August, September and October (1 to 18) combined, only 32.5mm of precipitation has been recorded. Yes, we all know we are in a state of local emergency and under severe water restrictions and drought conditions but just wanted to provide some data. Let’s all be safe and extra careful out there and please, please, please no fireworks or outdoor burning. 

The 2022 Sunshine Coast Art Crawl begins today, Friday, Oct. 21, and runs until Sunday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Coast Culture Alliance website ( advises that there are 169 venues and more than 240 artists participating this year. “Over the three days, the Coast transforms into one large interactive art show. It is a celebration of displays, demonstrations and it provides an opportunity to meet the artists behind the amazing creations.” There are 42 artists listed in Halfmoon Bay, featuring a wide variety of creations from amazing coastal paintings, whimsical pottery, textiles and metal works of art to name only a few. Be sure to visit as many as you can and support these incredible artists. 

There may be more visitors to Halfmoon Bay over the weekend due to the Art Crawl, so it’s also a great time to visit the Halfmoon Bay Nursery located at 7820 Fawn Rd. They are hosting their first Fall Market on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Food vendors will provide some awesome eats and there will be fun for the kids too. The Halfmoon Bay Community Association (HBCA) will provide hot apple cider so bring your mug. Receive 25 per cent off nursery items (except soil) purchased on this day. Hope to see you there! 

It’s not too early to start carving those pumpkins or getting ideas for what wild creations you will make. The Great 2022 Halfmoon Bay Pumpkin Trail is happening on Monday, Oct. 31. The Halfmoon Bay Elementary School and community volunteers organize this annual event and it is very well attended by locals and visitors. Last year there were more than 120 amazing carved pumpkins on the trail! Pumpkins are placed along the trail between Lohn and Hart Roads and are lit by volunteers just before dark. If you would like to donate your carved pumpkin, place it on the trail any time after 4 p.m. and be sure to include a battery-operated candle, no real candles please! Carved pumpkins can also be dropped off at the school before Halloween. Contact Wendy to make arrangements: call the school office at 604-551-8461 or send an email to [email protected]. The Halfmoon Bay Community Association will be set up at the Lohn Road end of the trail and will be offering hot apple cider and treats! Volunteers will collect the pumpkins the next day and deliver to a local farm for the animals to enjoy. 

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Be safe, be gentle, and always be kind.