Sunday, December 15, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

11 November at Whonnock Lake Centre

Tracey Rayson of the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times was there to witness the ceremony. Find her report and more of her pictures by clicking here.

Now available at Sue's.. and still only $7.00

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Lest We Forget

On Monday, November 11th, Whonnockians will gather again around the commemorative plaques in front of Whonnock Lake Centre to remember those who died in battle and those who are serving Canada through military service. 
If you would like to attend the ceremony please make sure that you are there not later that 15 minutes before 11:00 AM.  
Click here to get an impression of last year's ceremony

Friday, July 26, 2013

Well Owner's Workshop

Open to all interested well owners in Maple Ridge
Sponsored by the Ministry of Environment.
Panel Presentation 
Mike Simpson  (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources)
Marc Zubel  ( Fraser Health)
Ineke Kalwij ( Kalwij Water Dynamics)
Rodney Stott (Environmental Planner)
Also Present 
Klaus and Betty von Hardenberg (TAPS)
Bruce Ingmudson (B.C. Groundwater Association)
Exova (Water Testing Group)

September 5, 2013 | 7:00 P.M. 
Thornhill Hall 
26007 98th Avenue Maple Ridge

Monday, May 27, 2013

Silent Auction and Potluck Dinner Sunday June 23rd

The Ruskin Hall Association is excited to announce their third Silent Auction and Potluck Dinner. This year's event will be on Sunday June 23rd, starting at 5:00 PM, with dinner at 6:00 PM. 
Last year's silent auction raised close to $1,000 for the Hall, and the Association would like to do even better this year. Of course, all proceeds go to the Hall. 
Needed before June 19th are donations of items to be auctioned off. Contact Dan at 604-462-0316 for any questions or to arrange for pick-up etc. As for the potluck dinner, you are familiar with them and know how enjoyable they are.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

One Book Whonnock 2013/2014

It was just before the First World War that George and Dorothy Godwin made a failed attempt to settle in Whonnock. George, a scholarly man, later joined the Canadian Expeditionary Forces and fought in France. He was reunited with his wife in England and their children after the war.

His book The Eternal Forest was first published around 1929. This is the book selected by One Book Whonnock as their next choice for neighbours to read this year.

The novel offers fascinating aspects of life in the backwoods and elsewhere in the Lower Mainland in the pre-war years as seen by a young British immigrant “the Newcomer.” The Eternal Forest focuses in particular on the life of the Newcomer and his wife in Ferguson’s Landing (Whonnock), with nature all around them, and among those “little folks…with little minds and little ideas” who were their neighbours and on whom they looked down. 

Call Jean at 604 462 8942 or send an e-mail to if you are interested to join in the reading or want to know more. Click here to read, download, or print the flyer. And click here to go to the One Book Whonnock Web site. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Historical Celebration Ruskin

The Historical Celebration at Ruskin's Community Hall was quite a wonderful event. The Harmony Five were fabulous!. Click here to look  at a few pictures taken. When we receive more we'll sure add them.
At the event a slideshow was presented with photographs of Ruskin's famous past. Projector courtesy Maple Ridge Museum and Archives. Click here to see that show!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Please forward this message to friends and family.

You are invited to join us for a cup of coffee and a piece of cake during our Historical Celebration event at Ruskin Hall, next Saturday, May 4th, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Several displays will illustrate some of Ruskin's past, and music will be performed by "Harmony Five". If you have pictures or other items of interest relating to Ruskin's buildings, families, events, etc, feel free to bring them along and share them and memories with us.

Your host,The Ruskin Community Hall Association

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

All-Candidates Meeting at Whonnock Lake Centre on Thursday, April 25th

Residents from Whonnock, Ruskin or anywhere in the Maple Ridge - Mission electoral district are invited to attend an all-candidates meeting organized by the Whonnock Community Association at Whonnock Lake Centre on Thursday, April 25th starting at 7:30 PM.

A Hopping Good Time

Roxanne Hooper of the Maple Ridge Times was at our annual Easter Egg Hunt this last Sunday and a page-full of her story "A Hopping Good Time" and many of her  photographs appeared in today's issue.
If you don't get the paper delivered to your house or if you want to see all 39 of her pictures click here!
Yes, the picture to the left is one of Roxanne's too.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Egg Hunt 2013

Shelley and her team of volunteers made more than 300 kids and their companions very happy. The event was extremely well planned to the smallest detail and wonderfully executed. Never did the Whonnock Community Association welcome so many people at the yearly event. Sunshine and 20 degrees made it probably one of the warmest events in more than 30 years. Click here to see some pictures.  

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Thornhill Square Dance

Betty as the witch of the west
The square-dance at Thornhill Hall on Saturday was a roaring success--between 55 and 60 people attending! Three lessons learned: (1) You are allowed to make errors; (2) You are allowed to laugh;  (3) Don't trust the caller!! There were many mistakes made and even more laughter. The caller did a marvellous job straightening out a confused but happy lot. Click here to see some pictures of the party.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Whonnock News -- Spring edition

If you did not receive a copy of our latest bi-annual newsletter, click here. Click on picture to enlarge first page.

Friday, March 1, 2013

One Book Whonnock

On February 28th, twenty-seven people waded through the rains to meet their neighbours at Whonnock Lake Centre and talk about this year's "One Book Whonnock" book – a murder mystery in the sunny Riviera, The Corpse with the Silver Tongue.  It was a lively evening with the presence of the author, Cathy Ace herself a neighbourhood resident. On the photo Jean Davidson, the heart and soul of One Book Whonnock (left) and Cathy Ace with some of the participants in the background discussing the book. Click on photo to enlarge. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Easter Egg Hunt at Whonnock Lake

The Whonnock Community Association presented its first Easter Egg Hunt at Whonnock Lake in 1981, more than 30 years ago.
Come, greet the bunny, go on a chase for chips, and be rewarded with a big handful of delicious chocolate easter eggs! There are also special prizes for each age group. And it is free, of course, as always.
Be there on Sunday 31 March at 1:00 pm sharp. We've ordered sunshine!
Click here to look at the pictures of last year's hunt.

The Easter Bunny is looking for volunteers! If you are ready and willing to hop along please call Shelley at 604-462-1881. 

Volunteer Dinner postponed

The yearly dinner presented by the Whonnock Community Associations every spring to honour volunteers and volunteer groups in our community will be postponed until the fall. This because of the work on the transfer of the management of Whonnock Lake Centre to the District of Maple Ridge.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Not Your Usual WCA meeting

After 25 years of volunteer work the Whonnock Community Association has asked the District of Maple Ridge to take over management and operation of Whonnock Lake Centre. 
You are invited to be present at a special meeting to be held at Whonnock Lake Centre on Thursday February 21st, 2013, 7:30 in the evening.