Sunday, July 26, 2009

Whonnock United Church

In the face of a dwindling congregation religiuos services in Whonnock's United Church have been suspended and the 1914 building and the adjacent community house are now up for sale. A sad moment for all who cherish memories of this important feature in the Whonnock landscape.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bums on Allan's Bench.

As reported in May, one of the benches in the Rhododendron Garden carries Allan Springman's name. Neva Springman discovered the entry and took the trouble to send the following comment:
I am very touched by the kindness of the Whonnock Community Association and Phil Johnson in particular for providing this memorial bench. I know that it would please Allan greatly - though I suspect he would have some flip comment regarding the Whonnockian bums that might grace his bench.
Thank you so much for this remembrance.
Neva Springman

Dogs are allowed in Whonnock Lake Park but ...

Happy to report that the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Parks Department has replaced the old signs at Whonnock Lake: "No dogs allowed in park area" with new signs reading "No dogs permitted on beach or lawn areas." Everywhere else in the park dogs on leash are permitted.
Thanks to the staff at the Parks Department for their prompt action to produce the new signs and replace the old ones!