Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week and are enjoying this amazing weather. Many temperature records were broken in various areas in B.C. including one that hadn’t been broken in 95 years. On April 15, it was reported that Pemberton reached a high of 26.4 C, breaking the record set in 1926 of 25 C, and Powell River reached a high of 21.2 C, which broke the 20 C record of 1947. Last week, meteorologists were reporting a very high ridge covering the entire province, which is blocking any moisture from the Pacific Ocean. Although most of us love the sunny warm weather, we hope for some rainy days soon. Our gardens, plants and trees really need it, as do our lakes and watersheds.
Terry Knight, former president of the Halfmoon Bay Community Association, stepped down from his position earlier this month. Terry said, “It has been a pleasure to serve this community for the last seven years and now it’s time for a well-deserved rest.” During Terry’s term, he generated several new programs for the community including Breakfast with Santa at Halfmoon Bay Elementary School. Terry also worked tirelessly planning and participating in the Annual Halfmoon Bay Country Fair alongside board members and many volunteers. The Fair is a very popular event in this little community and brings visitors from all along the Coast and beyond. Terry was also directly responsible for inviting and promoting several major entertainers for sold-out concerts at the Coopers Green Community Hall, all the while continuing with his regular duties as president. In closing, Terry said it “is important to note that none of these events could have happened without an outstanding HBCoA Board of Directors. Best regards to all the current board and previous board members. Thank-you for your support over the years.”
Also, to note, I have stepped down from the HBCoA Board as the membership and communications director. I joined the association four years ago and being on the board has been rewarding and challenging, exciting and frustrating, interesting and lots of hard work, especially at our events. In my director position, I hoped to bring some consistency with communications, positive postings on social media and informative emails to the HBCoA membership. With many years of administrative experience, I wanted to share some of my knowledge and gave 100 per cent of my time and energy to the tasks at hand. It was the perfect position for me, and I totally enjoyed it!
In the board’s collective experience, the events and activities served the needs of the community and we always reached out to do more of what the community suggested. From sold-out concerts and dances, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt and HMB Country Fair (50+ years!), Apple Festival and Breakfast with Santa, the association well reflected the community’s needs and I am so grateful to have been a part of that. Wishing the HBCoA all the best in their future endeavours and look forward to attending some events in the new Coopers Green Community Hall.
Be safe, be gentle, and always be kind.
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