Friday, July 16, 2010


Sue and her famous post office are put in the limelight these days. Click here to read an article written by Robert Mangelsdorf in yesterday's Maple Ridge News.

Hockey Nights in Whonnock!

Summer Kids' Club
For girls and boys going into grades 1-6

Activities include:
Ball Hockey, Games, Contests, Crafts, Skits
Snacks and on some nights: dinner

Monday-Thursday, July 26-30, 2010  6:00 – 8:30 pm
Friday 12:30 – 3:00 pm

at the CornerStone Neighbourhood Church,
9975 – 272nd Street in Whonnock.

Cost - $30.00/child.

Click here to download a registration form. 
Call at 604-462-1161

Please drop off on the completed form at the Cornerstone Neighbourhood Church on Thursday mornings July 15 or 22 from 9:00 – 12:00 or mail it to CornerStone Neighbourhood Church, 9975 – 272nd Street , Maple Ridge, BC, V2W 1M4

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Whonnock's Post Office 125 years

On 1 August 1885 Noble Oliver became the first of a continuous line of a dozen or so Whonnock postmasters. He had come to Whonnock all the way from Ontario, and  in 1884 he opened a general store “adjoining Whonnock station.” In the fall of that year the Post Office Inspector recommended to the Postmaster General in Ottawa that a post office be established in Oliver’s store for the growing community and its surroundings including the settlers across the Fraser River and in the Stave River area. The Post Office Inspector thought that the post office could be “…served with mail from the railway from once to three times a week as may be found most convenient.”
Today Sue Schulze is our postmaster and on Friday 30 July between 10:00 and 2:00 she would like to celebrate this 125th birthday with everyone who loves the Whonnock Post office. Be there!! It will be quite a party.