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Halfmoon Happenings: Redrooffs takes another hit from heavy rains

And there's still time to donate to the 'Help for Families' fundraiser and the second Annual Halfmoon Bay Sail Pass is Dec. 18
Reflections on the water of a sailboat decked out in Christmas lights give a festive glow to an evening on the water

Hi everyone! Welcome to December! Hope all is OK where you live as we endured yet another atmospheric river earlier this week. At the time of writing this column, the forecast was looking better with even a sunny break or two. The temperatures have been quite mild for a few weeks now, but it looks like we’ll dip below zero over a couple of nights. Stay safe and warm.

Unfortunately, Redrooffs Road took another hit from this weather event and the same washout location as last week – the waterfall area near the Cove Beach development – was closed to traffic for most of the day last Sunday. Crews worked tirelessly to install another larger culvert and backfill the road to make it passable again. We are all very thankful that the north end of Redrooffs is still intact, although there are some questionable spots that may need to be addressed as well. Thank-you again to everyone who helped make this section of road safe again.

If you are looking to purchase a Christmas tree, look no further than the Halfmoon Bay Nursery located at 7820 Fawn Rd. They have a good supply and selection along with greenery and wreaths. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out their website at halfmoonbaynursery.com or call them at 604 885-2760.

The 2nd Annual Halfmoon Bay Sail Pass is scheduled for Saturday, December 18. Coordinator Lynn Smith advised that twelve boats have contacted her so far and she hopes more will join in the coming weeks. Boats from all areas are welcome. The Secret Cove participants will meet at 2 p.m. in the parking lot for a brief discussion before boarding their boats and then make their way out into Welcome Pass toward Merry Island. At dusk, the boats will travel from Merry Island along the Halfmoon Bay shoreline and back out to Welcome Pass. If you are coming from another area, please fall in line with the boats as they pass the marker or join in at Merry Island. There are a few public areas to view from shore such as Welcome Beach (limited parking) and Coopers Green Park with plenty of parking, picnic tables and shoreline access. The Halfmoon Bay Government wharf is an excellent spot to view as well with limited parking near the General Store. The show of appreciation and support from shore last year was amazing, especially hearing all the shouts, thank-yous and laughter. Some homeowners along the waterfront decorated their homes as well so the boaters enjoyed some amazing light displays. If you would like to join or have any questions, please contact Lynn at hiballeraccounting@telus.net. Let’s all pray to the “weather gods” for flat seas, no wind, and no rain!

It’s not too late to donate to the ‘Help For Families fundraiser’ organized by the Halfmoon Bay Community Association, which runs until December 22. Your eTransfer donation can be sent to hbcacommunications2021@gmail.com, subject: “Help For Families” or send a cheque, made payable to the Halfmoon Bay Community Association, to PO Box 1646, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0. Thank you for all your donations so far!

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Be safe, be gentle, and always be kind.