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Halfmoon Happenings: RCMSAR Station 12 fundraiser coming up

Hello readers! I’m back from Quebec and I can say with absolute confidence that when the plane touched down in B.C., I knew I had come home.
RCMSAR is hosting a fundraiser at the Lighthouse Pub in Sechelt on April 25.

Hello readers! I’m back from Quebec and I can say with absolute confidence that when the plane touched down in B.C., I knew I had come home. I have to admit some of the excitement wore off as I dragged a couple of particularly heavy suitcases along the walkway to board the ferry, not to mention the overloaded knapsack on my back. The enveloping hugs and “Welcome back, Linda Loo!” greetings from friends who met me at the Langdale terminal made up for my physical discomfort. 

I’m delighted to pick up where I left off a few weeks ago and share news of upcoming events and activities you won’t want to miss! 

Our talented resident singer/songwriter Simon Paradis is teaming up with Deborah Holland and Gary Comeau for an “In the Round” concert at High Beam Dreams tonight (April 12). You can buy tickets online at or at the door! 

The Rotary Club of the Sunshine Coast ( is holding its third annual Volunteer Fair from 10 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre. Please take some time to learn about the vital support the many non-profits provide to our communities and perhaps you will be inspired to volunteer. We can never have too many helping hands! Michael McKenzie, incoming chair, also informed me that the Chatelech Interact Rotary Youth Club will be running a fundraiser BBQ and e.b.’s Ice Cream will be serving up sweet treats! 

Halfmoon Bay’s hard-working Station 12 of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) is holding a Beer & Burger fundraiser at the Lighthouse Pub on April 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets ($35) are available through any Station 12 crew member, at the Lighthouse Pub, by email at [email protected] or through their website John Maddalozzo is asking the community for donations of items for their silent auction. Charitable tax receipts can be provided for cash and certain retail items. John says, “If you’re like me, you might have something that is brand new but never got used and just needs the dust brushed off.” The event includes 50/50 and raffle prize draws, and you can sign up for a free pleasure craft safety check, a safe start to the boating season. 

On a personal note, friends of Lesley Broadhurst wish her a speedy recovery from her nasty spill on the Whistler slopes. Her noggin is intact, but she busted up her clavicle and knee. She’s in for several weeks of rehab, so we’re sending her lots of positive, healing energy so she can join us on the links and hiking trails by summer! We’re all rooting for you, Lesley! 

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