Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Interested in our history?

This new book containing a collection of Fred's contributions about the past of Whonnock and Ruskin to the "Looking Back" column of the Maple Ridge News, is for sale at the Whonnock post office.
5.5 x 8.5 inches, 170 pages.
Only $10.00.

Monday, July 29, 2019

One Book Whonnock

For the next shared reading the committee has chosen Harvest of Salmon: Adventures in Fishing the BC Coast by Zoe Landale. This book is the fascinating story of a young couple trying life as commercial fishermen in the early 1970s.

Call Helmi at 604-462-8942 if you are interested to share in the reading. Just leave a message explaining why you called and she’ll call back.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

One Book Whonnock

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On Thursday evening neighbours who read and loved reading Laura Berton’s I Married the Klondike came together to talk about the book. A surprising number of those present were very familiar with the Yukon. The organizing committee went out of their way to decorate the hall and dressed in the style of the early 1900. A good time was had by all 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Good neighbours

Jean Davidson reported:
Parishioners at Holy Spirit Anglican Church in Whonnock received a delegation from their next-door neighbour, the Jamia Riyadhul Jannah (Garden of Heaven Mosque), on Sunday, April 28. They came bearing flowers and a sympathy card to express sorrow over the bombings at Christian churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Sadly, this was returning a visit made by Holy Spirit representatives to JRJ at the time of the shootings at the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand two months ago. The mosque opened in the fall of 2018 in a former United Church building. Since then, a close relationship of respect and cooperation has formed between the two worshipping communities.

The story caught the attention of Phil Melnychuk and the Maple Ridge News placed his article on the front page of their issue on May 3rd. Click here to read it. 

Good neighbours indeed! 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Volunteer of the Year 2018

At this year’s volunteer appreciation dinner the Whonnock Community Association recognized Shelley Popadiuk as Volunteer of the Year 2018 for her amazing work as organizer of the Easter Egg Hunt for the past seven years. The photo shows Shelley with her friend and trusted co-operator Tamara Janzen. Shelley is holding the Volunteer of the Year plaque.