Monday, October 31, 2016

Pumkineers in action for the 7th year!

On October 25th the Thornhill pumpkineers  celebrated their 7th fun fall event with the traditional pumpkin roll followed by a glorious potluck dinner in the evening. Here they are ready at the start line. It went all downhill from this point onward. Thanks to Betty and Klaus and all the volunteers. Photo by Mike Lascelle who was the official photographer. Click on picture to enlarge. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

In memory of Bruce and Reta Hughson

The Whonnock Foundation gratefully acknowledges a donation of $5,000 by the daughters of Reta and Bruce Hughson in honour of their parents.  
Bruce and Reta Hughson made Whonnock their home from 1945 to 1992. Bruce died in 1997 and Reta on August 31st, 2016.   
They loved their 10 acre property on the corner of 272nd and 104th Avenue and raised their three daughters there. 
Later in life they moved into Maple Ridge and then Reta to residential care in Vancouver but they always called Whonnock home - it held such a special place in their hearts.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New Whonnock Notes

Two new Whonnock Notes will be available at Sue's starting some time next week. They are sold at practically the printing cost.

No. 22 – "In Memory of Those Who Fell" is about the 10 men whose names are remembered on the 1921 plaque now at Whonnock Lake Centre. Picture above. Join us there on 11 November at 10:30 am .

No. 23 – "Letters From Mahonia Ranche 1888–1895." The Kirby siblings only moved to Whonnock in 1911. The letters tell us about the pleasures and hardship of pioneer life in South Langley.

Click on the titles to open and download free digital versions of these Whonnock Notes!
Go here to find digital versions of all Whonnock Notes published since 1996.

Open house ! Don't miss it.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Fall issue of Whonnock News is here!

Last week the Whonnock Community Association mailed more than a thousand copies of Whonnock News to residents of East Maple Ridge.

Click here to read or download a digital version of the newsletter!