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Halfmoon Happenings: Halfmoon Bay Nursery holds first Winter Market

And, how to see this year’s Sail Pass on Dec. 17
The ladies from the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary – Halfmoon Bay Branch (Karen Biddlecombe, Anne Selder and Jacqui Jones-Cox) who decorated trees at the Sechelt Hospital.

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week. More snow is in the forecast with below zero temperatures so bundle up out there. 

The last session of pickleball at the Halfmoon Bay Elementary School for this year was on Dec. 1. Thursday night play will resume on Jan. 5, 2023. Thank you to all players who participated during the fall/winter season. 

Last Sunday, Dec. 4, members of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary helped make Sechelt Hospital festive and ready for Christmas by decorating trees at the hospital. Karen Biddlecombe, Anne Selder and Jacqui Jones-Cox from the Halfmoon Bay Branch decorated trees on the second floor and in the cafeteria. Members from other branches of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary decorated trees in the lobby, and on the first and third floors. Well done ladies! They look beautiful. 

The Halfmoon Bay Community Association’s Neighbours Helping Neighbours fundraising campaign is well into the third week and donations are coming in but slowly. There still is time to donate and many options are available. This truly is a worthy cause and so much appreciated by the recipients. Please consider donating as soon as you can. Visit the HBCA Fundraising page at or the GoFundMe option on the Halfmoon Bay BC Everything Facebook page. Thank you to all who have donated so far. 

Be sure to visit the Halfmoon Bay Nursery for its first annual Winter Market this Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be plenty of local vendors offering a wide variety of items and creations. Santa will arrive at noon on his trusty red sleigh better known as a fire truck from the Halfmoon Bay Volunteer Fire Dept. Hall #2 Volunteers from the Halfmoon Bay Community Association will be providing hot chocolate and giving out candy canes. Hope to see you there! 

The 2022 Halfmoon Bay Sail Pass scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17 is drawing near. Organizers and participants are looking forward to this wonderful community event and hoping for favorable weather for boaters and onlookers. The first Sail Pass was in 2020 and the weather was exceptional. Flat calm seas with no wind and slightly overcast with reasonably warm temperatures. At least 19 boats participated with many beautiful lights and decorations. 2021 was the complete opposite with high winds, rough seas and colder temperatures. Not the best or safest boating weather so the Sail Pass was cancelled. This year, if the weather cooperates, boats will leave at 3 p.m. from the Secret Cove area and converge at Merry Island then cruise along close to shore at dusk. Viewing areas along the Halfmoon Bay shoreline can be from Coopers Green Park or the Halfmoon Bay Government Wharf. Updates will be provided closer to the date so stay tuned. If you would like to participate with your decorated boat, please email Lynn at [email protected] as soon as possible.  

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Be safe, be gentle, and always be kind.