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Halfmoon Happenings: Remembering Helen and Al Livsey

Also, Sargeant Bay Society has annual berm clean-up
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Sargeant Bay Society volunteers and debris trailer from the berm clean-up.

Hi everyone! Happy Easter! Hope you all had a wonderful week although this crazy weather didn’t cooperate much. Snow in April? Hopefully this weekend will be mild and sunny. 

The Sargeant Bay Society recently completed their annual berm clean-up which brought out nine eager volunteers. Two truck/trailer loads of debris, mostly Himalayan blackberry were hauled away. Volunteers also cleared some access trails from the berm into the marsh to the viewing sites. The continued efforts from these awesome volunteers is greatly appreciated!   

The O Farm stand is back for the 2022 season! Stop by the stand at 8070 Redrooffs Road for some fresh cut spring flowers, rhubarb, veggies, preserves and some amazing baked goods from Fawn’s Road Stand. Bring your pooches, too as the O Farm is excited to offer Christine’s super-healthy dog treats this year! Christine is a local resident who loves to make doggie treats. They are grain free and made with high quality ingredients. Tuna and blueberry or beef and pumpkin are popular flavours. Theo the farm pooch loves the treats and gives them a “paws up.”  

During the remaining weekends in April, the stand will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as Good Friday and Easter Monday. Justine from Fawn’s Road Stand will be there to greet you. Justine says, “It’s always so nice to meet neighbours and chat.” Payment for items can be cash or e-Transfer. We look forward to many more home-grown items from The O Farm in the coming months. Stay tuned. 

The spring season of pickleball at the Halfmoon Bay Elementary Community School has come to an end. Regular play will continue in October with dates and times to be confirmed in September. Organizers Tim and Don look forward to the fall season for more enthusiastic and energetic players to attend. 

On a sad note, a local resident advised that two former Halfmoon Bay residents recently passed away. Tina shared that Helen Livsey passed away on March 2 and husband Al Livsey on April 2. The Livseys lived on the Sunshine Coast for 20 years and moved back to Ontario in 2014 to be closer to family. Al was very active in the Halfmoon Bay community and was president and vice-president with the Welcome Beach Community Association (renamed the Halfmoon Bay Community Association in 2015). It was noted that Al volunteered for many events and functions at the Welcome Beach Community Hall and also the Halfmoon Bay Annual Country Fair at Coopers Green Park. Tina said that, “I don’t think he missed helping out at any function or work party at the hall.” He was also a volunteer with the Halfmoon Bay Search and Rescue team. There may be long-time residents of Halfmoon Bay who knew the Livseys so Tina hoped that this information could be shared. 

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Be safe, be gentle and always be kind.