Sunday, November 19, 2017

Whonnock Neighbourhood Party

Jean and the fabulous coffee machine
Jean Davidson did great work in organising, hosting and presenting the event. Husband Allen made great coffee the old-fashioned way. Mary made the hall of the Church of the Holy Spirit available and provided unflagging assistance. Some 25 people were there to meet and greet and place a bid on the coffee maker. “John”, a new neighbour took the coffee maker home. His winning bid was $75. In addition there were donations: $195 in total. That makes the Whonnock Community Association $270 richer!  Thanks Jean and all! It was such a nice event.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Service of Remembrance

Jan and Betsie de Zeeuw in 2011 
In 2011 Jan and Betsie de Zeeuw joined Phil Johnson to lay a wreath at the two plaques in front of Whonnock Lake Centre remembering those who gave their lives in the First World War and following wars and conflicts. 
There used to be a little-known small ceremony at this location for years but  attendance dwindled. Alan Springman and Phil continued to observe the tradition together until Alan passed away in 2007. The above picture illustrated an article by Maria Rantanen in the Maple Ridge Times about this intimate event in 2011. The article revived the interest in a simple local remembrance ceremony, without politicians and fanfare. 
Jan and Betsie were there again on 11 November 2017 but by now the attendance has grown to almost two hundred – many parents with their young children. Phil Johnson organized the event for the Whonnock Community Association assisted by Tom Brent, who was again an outstanding master of ceremonies. 
Click here for some pictures of the ceremony.  

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Whonnock Neighbourhood Party

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We shall remember them !

Join us at the commemorative plaques in front of Whonnock Lake Centre to honour in particular the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. The ceremony will start at 10:45.   

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Local Author Day at Black Bond Books

Click here for the day’s schedule and the names of other participating authors.