Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Yesterday and today Canada Post distributed 1500 copies of the Fall edition of Whonnock News to all of us in Whonnock and Ruskin.
Just in case they missed you, click here for a digital copy. In full colour!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fraser Valley Rhododendron Society

At an extraordinary meeting held this evening the members of the Fraser Valley Rhododendron Society decided to dissolve.
Their lasting creations is the Rhododendron Garden at Whonnock Lake Centre (2000). The garden is maintained by volunteers with support of the Whonnock Community Association.
Scott Henney, recognized earlier this year as Volunteer of the Year by the Whonnock Community Association for his tireless work on the garden, remains chair of the Whonnock Lake Rhododendron Committee. Phone 604-464-7979

Thursday, October 20, 2011

North Fraser Events Centre

The North Fraser Event Centre is a brand new facility in the old Elementary School / Dowco building.
Click here to visit their Web site 
The new Event Centre presents itself as follows.
Our facility is well-appointed to host both business events such as conferences and AGM's as well as personal celebrations including weddings and receptions, anniversary gatherings, or memorial services.  North Fraser Event Centre offers four separate areas suitable for workshops or break-out sessions, as well as a 160 seat auditorium for plenary sessions. A private and comfortably appointed lounge is available for speakers to recoup between sessions or attend to other business.  Wireless internet, fax, printer/copier are all available.  We have plenty of free parking to accomodate your guests.
Our best wishes for successful start of this new Whonnock venture!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lost Basset Hound...Came home after three days

Brew is a 14 year old basset hound who recently suffered a stroke. One of his back legs drag, but if on solid ground he is able to motor along nicely on 3 legs. Yesterday at about 4:00pm he was on a lead in the back yard, basking in the sun. He managed to escape his collar and must have made his way towards Whonnock Lake, off 112th Ave. in Maple Ridge. Many people have searched, hopefully the only plausible explanation for not finding him by now is that someone picked him up, and because he drags a back leg, thought he had been hit by a car and took him home? to a vet? The Maple Ridge SPCA and the Mission pound have alerts posted for him, but so far, nothing ........... anyone with info? We miss him and are afraid for him. 
Update 21 October--After three days on three legs, brew has returned. thanks for everything.

Check it out!

There was a need for a foot bridge for walkers and runners across over a brook, a tributary to Kaka Creek, at the bottom of Ferguson Avenue at 112th Avenue. 
This summer Dave Stevenson organized a few locals to build that bridge. He designed the bridge and got it approved by Metro Vancouver Parks. Dave contributed the railing, Bruce the I beams and Mr. O'Garra the planks. Other people contributed also. "It is a great feeling," reported Fred Volglmaier, "to have the community come together and get things done."

Honouring Heritage

Trudy and Steve put a new roof of barn shakes on the historic Byrnes house where they live, next to the post office. They keep the house and garden in mint condition! Neighbour Reg, who did this excellent job, is certain the roof will last for 50 years.

All Candidates Meetings

Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 pm. Thornhill Hall, 26007 98th Street. Only candidates who never held office in Maple Ridge. Councillors and Mayor. No School board candidates.
Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm. Whonnock Lake Centre. School board candidates
Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 pm. Whonnock Lake Centre. Mayor and Council candidate.

Pet Blessing

In case you missed it. This from today's The News. Click on the picture to enlarge.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pet Blessing Service at Church of the Holy Spirit, Whonnock

On Sunday 16th October we’ll be celebrating the animals in our lives with a Pet Blessing Service.  All of the Community of Whonnock, are invited to bring your animals with you to the service which will begin at 10am.  All we ask is that you ensure the safety of your pet, and the others who join us, by putting them on a leash, or in a crate/cage (or bowl!) as appropriate. Refreshments in the Church Hall following, for a time of fellowship. 272 St. North of Lougheed Highway, Whonnock

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunday November 27 -- Whonnock Weavers!

Whonnock Weavers and Spinners 31st Annual Show and Sale on Sunday November 27 from 11 AM to 4 PM at Whonnock Lake Centre. 
This very popular sale will feature weaving, spinning, knitting, felting and basketry. As well, there will be several guest artists with pottery, glass, baskets, ironwork, woodwork and the always in demand teddy bears. 
Admission is free, there will be a free door prize draw, and coffee and tea by donation. This is a great place to do your Christmas shopping.