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Halfmoon Happenings: What’s this Community Development Forum?

Also, gnarly gourds and Fall Market coming on Oct. 22
Halfmoon Bay

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week as we continue to conserve water as much as possible. Once again, the long-range forecast shows no sign of precipitation with temperatures much higher than usual for October.  

Pumpkins and some gnarly decorative gourds have arrived at the Halfmoon Bay Nursery! There are also a wide variety of bulbs to purchase such as tulips, daffodils, crocus, iris and hyacinth available while quantities last. The nursery will be hosting their first Fall Market on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are interested to sell your: food (prepared to eat, freshly harvested, or canned/dried), artistic goods, or be part of activities for kids such as face painting, crafts, and more, please send an email to halfmoonbaynursery@hotmail.com. Vendor fee is $25, payable before or on the day of.  

The nursery is located at 7820 Fawn Rd and they can be reached at 604 885-2760. 

Have you heard about the Halfmoon Bay Community Development Forum (CDF)? Well, you can find all the information at halfmoon-bay.ca/cdf on the Halfmoon Bay Community Association website. The Community Development Forum (CDF) was formed by a group of residents in 2022 in response to community concerns about development and land use in Halfmoon Bay. Its purpose is to uphold the vision and intent of the Official Community Plan (OCP). The CDF focuses on issues impacting, or of interest to, neighborhoods and the wider Halfmoon Bay community, and does not address highly localized issues. The organizing committee’s ability to work on community issues is dependent on the capacity of volunteers. There are seven committee members as well as eight volunteer members. One of the roles of this committee is to act as a focal point for the Halfmoon Bay community on significant issues related to land use and the development of the community. This includes collecting and sharing information about selected issues and related processes and facilitating community engagement. Please contact them at cdf@halfmoon-bay.ca if you have any questions or require more information. 

This Monday, Oct.10 is Thanksgiving and for most it is a holiday. Historically Thanksgiving has been a time to “give thanks” to the harvest and to share that bounty with family, friends and the community. Canadian Thanksgiving was officially declared by Parliament on January 31, 1957 to be held on the second Monday of October. Although the holiday is on a Monday, some people celebrate on Saturday or Sunday sharing a meal with family and friends, which may include roast turkey or ham and don’t forget about the gravy! Whatever you have planned hope it’s a great one. Happy Thanksgiving! 

If you have any ideas for column content or have a community event or story you would like to share, please send ideas and suggestions to cindy.kisser@telus.net. 

Be safe, be gentle, and always be kind. 

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