Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Breakfast with Santa at Ruskin Hall

You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to Ruskin Hall
Our annual Breakfast with Santa is coming up fast....Saturday December 15th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Santa will join us at 10:00AM.
Join us for a pancake breakfast, and if you are small enough, you'll get to sit on Santa's lap too.....
Ho Ho Ho

Friday, December 7, 2012

The latest Whonnock News

In this latest issue of Whonnock Notes are writings about Whonnock and Ruskin first published in The News from 1999 to 2012 as well as three other pieces that originally published years ago as pamphlet

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Authors living in Whonnock

Of course we know that Cathy Ace lives in Whonnock and that her book The Corpse with the Silver Tongue is chosen to be read by Whonnockians this winter. If you don't know that, click here.
But she is not the only author living in our neighbourhood! Tiffany Stone (see her image!) writes fabulous books for children. Click here to go to her Web site and learn all about her and her books!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild

As always the exhibit and sales of the Whonnock Weavers and Spinners guild at Whonnock Lake Centre was a great success. Click here to get an impression of this great annual event!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Route C 49 meeting rescheduled

The meeting to voice concerns about the limited services that are currently offered but most importantly save the C49 Ruskin Route has been rescheduled from Tuesday December 4th to Thursday December 6th from 4:30 - 7:00 pm at the ACT. Take the bus to the the meeting if you can! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remembrance Day at Whonnock Lake Centre

A dozen of us gathered at Whonnock Lake Centre. We laid a wreath at both the 1914-1918 plaque and the plaque commemorating the Second World War and later conflicts. We observed our moment of silence. We recited In Flanders Fields and sang Oh Canada. Some left their poppies there. We met old friends and made new ones. Click here to read "Whonnockians remember those who served" in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times of 15 November.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

December 15th!

Santa has agreed to visit the Ruskin Hall  from 9:30 to 10:30 on Saturday, 15 December. This is your chance to meet him in person. The Santas in the shopping malls are just stand-ins. 

Calendar 2013 is ready!

Ask Sue or Teresa at the Whonnock postoffice. Still only $7.00.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Route C49 — Ruskin / Haney Place on the chopping block?

Translink is proposing to cut back services and we need all support we can get to save and improve the current C49 Haney Ruskin routed service from Haney along Dewdney to 280th east along Lougheed and north on 272nd back to Dewdney.
There will be a meeting to express concerns about the limited services that are currently offered and we must make sure that the C49 Ruskin Route will not be cancelled. The meeting will be on Tuesday December 4th from 4:30 – 7:00 pm at The Act Theatre with community members, Mayor and Translink Representatives.
Call concerned citizen Deborah Wilkinson 778-995-2308 for more information. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Emmalene van Meel

"Emmalene van Meel is very grateful to the many people who donated spare change to her at the Haney Farmers Market over the years as she fiddled - it has helped her finally buy a full-sized violin.The Whonnock resident will be part of the lineup this Friday evening at Burnett Fellowship Church where a fundraiser, the Benefit Celtic Concert, is being held to raise money for this year's Santa Claus Parade and Christmas in the Park events on Dec. 1."
Click here to read more of Maria Rantanen's article in The Times of November 1!

Great Thornhill Giant Pumpkin Contest

The Times of November 1st shows five photographs by Emi Uchida of the Great Thornhill Giant Pumpkin contest.

Here are the photos of Dan Dohonge rolling the winning shot down the steep gravel road and Pumpkin Judge Ruth Sigurdson and the winner.

Click here to see the rest of the photos!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Whodunit ?

One Book Whonnock is starting its second project. We hope you will sign up and read The Corpse with the Silver Tongue by Cathy Ace. If you love sunshine, good food, history, colourful characters and/or puzzle-solving, this book will draw you in.  Click here for the flyer.
The local connection to this book is that the author lives in Whonnock, and is willing to participate in the project with us. What an opportunity for a riveting read and an inside look at mystery-writing. Thanks, Cathy! Click here to visit Cathy's Web site. 
One Book Whonnock has its own place on the Web. Click here to get there and to read the latest about the second project. Please let us know that you are participating by sending your name and phone number to Or call Jean 604.462.7341. Or complete the form that is on the flyer and drop it off at the Whonnock Lake Centre. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

How is that for a rainy day! Party Time!

On Sunday, November 18, from 12:15 to 4:45 pm. at Whonnock Lake Centre the Whonnock Community Association will host a Family Day with lots of fun for families with children aged 2 to 12.

The afternoon will start with an exciting magic show presented by Zany Zack, followed by children’s ventriloquist/puppeteer performer Kellie & Co. Balloon twisters and face painters will also be on hand for entertainment, and a couple of tables will be set up for the children to try their hand at some quick crafts.Treat bags and drinks will be offered.

Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a family of up to five. Tickets will be available from October 29 to November 2 at Whonnock Lake Centre between 9:00 am. and noon only. No tickets at the door, as a head count must be made prior to the event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.For further information please call 604.462.8212.