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UPDATE: Beach Club Facilities including Cottages

By |2020-05-21T11:20:54-07:00May 21st, 2020|Newsletter|

UPDATE: Beach Club Facilities including Cottages The Community Lands Committee (CLC) met by teleconference on May 21, 2020 for a conversation regarding the Pandemic and recommendations relevant to the use of the Beach Club facilities and cottages. We wish to echo the sentiments and requirements expressed by our Provincial Authority, Dr. Bonnie Henry in that we need to act responsibly and with kindness while we pay attention to measures to prevent the spread of [...]

June Tidelines Submissions

By |2020-05-15T10:49:26-07:00May 15th, 2020|Newsletter|

It's another edition of 'Tidelines from Home'.... And so once again....the Tidelines needs YOUR help to fill the pages! For the June edition, a few features I am looking to get contributions for: SCRAPBOOK OF JOY: submit a photo that represents something that has brought you joy or helped you through these pandemic months - could be a special moment, place, or person or just a snapshot of something that makes you happy [...]

Bottle collections are coming back!

By |2020-05-11T11:12:44-07:00May 11th, 2020|Bottle Drive, Newsletter|

Since there has not been a Bottle Drive in the last few months, the Bottle Drive Committee has scheduled a series of bottle collection days in order to catch up with the presumably increased volume that has been piling up at everyone's homes.  Please have your bottles at the curb on the following MONDAY dates before 09:00: May 18:  Arbutus Grove and Meadow Beach May 25:  Saltspring, Pender connected streets, Seaside piece of [...]

Art Walk – May 1, 2020

By |2020-05-06T12:08:58-07:00May 6th, 2020|Newsletter|

On May 1st, the Craig Bay artists and other creatives invited the Craig Bay community to join them in the celebration by touring their displays of art, quilts, woodworking, crafts etc. outside their homes. This event was a huge success, as everyone has been 'social distancing' for quite some time now. And so while keeping safe distances from each other, residents were able to take the walking tour  - with the hope that it [...]


By |2020-04-28T11:58:20-07:00April 28th, 2020|Newsletter|

ATTENTION SNOWBIRDS & OTHER RECENT TRAVELLERS When you returned to Craig Bay after your winter sojourn overseas, was your journey home impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Did you have challenges, upset schedules, cancelled flights? Did you have problems finding a repatriation flight or were you held up when driving back across the US – Canada border? Did you have to extend your overseas visa or get a new one? Or perhaps there were [...]

Message from Craig Bay Food Drive Committee

By |2020-04-13T09:31:21-07:00April 13th, 2020|Newsletter|

As the chair of the Craig Bay Food Drive Committee, I reached out to Bonnie Brown, the Business Manager at our Parksville Salvation Army, to find out how our Food Bank is coping during this crisis. As you can imagine, she has told me that the need has increased in light of the many layoffs in our community. Bonnie had hoped that our generous donation from last fall, along with all the monies donated, [...]

Nightly Celebration of Heroes

By |2020-04-08T10:42:33-07:00April 8th, 2020|Newsletter|

The Choristers have begun to ring out our thanks to front line health care workers at 7PM every evening, joining thousands/millions of other grateful citizens across the country. Many other Craig Bay denizens are also out there on their steps making a joyful noise with pots and spoons, cowbells, drums and whatever else they have. We’d love to invite all of Craig Bay to join us nightly for this celebration of our local [...]

COVID-19 Resources and Assistance

By |2020-04-02T10:34:11-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Newsletter|

During the COVID-19 crisis your Craig Bay neighbours are here to help you. To help you connect with your neighbours, please request an updated Resident Directory by emailing if needed. Additional support is available by dialing the “211” phone number, a province-wide information and referral service to match seniors, whose support network has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, with volunteers. Remember, for emergencies only, dial 911.   Please click below [...]

Craig Bay Travellers Newsletter Update

By |2020-04-02T09:52:58-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Newsletter, Travellers Newsletter|

The Craig Bay Travellers newsletter needs your articles! Please consider putting fingers to keyboard to share your travel experiences with your Craig Bay community. Simply send articles to Here are the deadlines for the next few issues: MAY 2020 …  deadline  APRIL 22nd … The theme is “JUST ADD WATER”, all about holidays on the water. JUNE 2020 … deadline MAY 25th … The theme is “ONE OF A KIND”, unique places [...]