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By |2020-08-04T12:58:35-07:00August 4th, 2020|COVID, Newsletter|

We all continue to watch anxiously as the Pandemic continues to have impacts both locally and globally.  Concepts of ‘Normal’ are not like those of summers past. Staycations have become a reality.  The summer sounds of grandchildren and visiting family are quiet. The community ‘bubble’ of Craig Bay has become too big and is being replaced by the murmurs of smaller summer gatherings on patios, and the beach.  Our lives have had to change [...]

Travellers Newsletter Submissions Wanted!

By |2020-08-06T11:40:32-07:00August 4th, 2020|Newsletter, Travellers Newsletter|

It’s time to think about the September issue of the newsletter, which will feature more of your oh-so-memorable photos from around the world. The August issue, “Picture Perfect Volume I”, showed you how easy it is: simply attach a jpeg image to an e-mail to, with your name, and say a few words about the picture … where it was taken, why it was such an unforgettable experience for you, what you [...]

2020 Charity Golf Classic

By |2020-08-04T13:26:07-07:00August 4th, 2020|Newsletter, Special Events|

Craig Bay Golf Tee Time (Formerly the CBCGC) August 30 Things are pretty well finalized for the August 30th “Craig Bay Tee Times and Dinner Takeout”, to be played at the beautiful Memorial Golf Course, Qualicum Beach. The organizers can’t say enough about the Pro Shop Staff and Thalassa Restaurant in assisting us in organizing the event. They run a very disciplined operation and do not want to get any non-compliance violations with the [...]

Introducing Pickleball

By |2020-07-30T11:35:08-07:00July 30th, 2020|Newsletter|

Pickleball can now be played on the tennis courts.  All players must follow the rules for the Covid-19 Compliance Plan.  Play is restricted to Craig Bay residents only.  All players must provide their own equipment, including the net. Each group must tape the court with Frog tape prior to play and this tape must be removed at the end of play. Only one court may be used at a time.   Players must REGISTER in order [...]

Zoom Education

By |2020-07-30T09:52:58-07:00July 30th, 2020|Newsletter, Social Committee Event|

As referenced in the Social Committee minutes, there was a suggestion to provide information about Zoom education as it may be of interest to the community at large and we may need to use for our meetings.   Below are excerpts  from the Eldercollege about the Zoom Cafes that they are holding.  They are working on their fall calendar and apparently will have many courses available on Zoom.    Please forward this invitation to your [...]

Update from Craig Bay Food Drive

By |2020-07-30T10:03:20-07:00July 28th, 2020|Fall Food Drive, Newsletter|

The Food Bank Needs Canned Goods.... the shelves are empty! Craig Bay:  Our community needs your help! After checking in with our local Salvation Army Food Bank Coordinator, Linda, she shared with me that even with generous donations, the shelves are desperately empty of canned goods. When I asked her to elaborate, Linda provided me with a list of specifics: Canned fish Meat Vegetables Soup Fruit Jam Coffee Basically, anything non-perishable or in [...]

Calling all Craig Bay Artists…..We want to feature your work!

By |2020-07-28T13:47:09-07:00July 28th, 2020|Newsletter|

A Community Supports A Community Within.... ART WALL SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH by 2pm....... due to the August long weekend   As the construction winds down, we will be hanging the “New Hanging System” sometime in August once we receive the go ahead from BCsC Maintenance Committee. The Premiere hang of ART WALL will feature Paintings by selected Craig Bay Artists. The exhibit will rotate every 2-3 months and the artistic [...]

Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) Update

By |2020-07-23T10:13:36-07:00July 23rd, 2020|EAP, Newsletter|

Volunteers are needed as Captain & Co-captain for Block 21, 1341-1353 Gabriola and 1308-1328 Saltspring Pl. This job requires someone to check that all residents in your area have submitted an updated emergency form to be turned in to Allison at the office. Besides encouraging residents to have a grab and go kit, and food and water for 72 hours, you would check that everyone in your block in safe in case of [...]

Beach Club Construction Updates

By |2020-07-16T10:31:27-07:00July 16th, 2020|Newsletter|

July 17th Update: With a relieved smile, I can tell you all that new windows are in. The ceiling openings have been gyproced, taped, sanded and painted as have the new exterior access panels. The poolside wall siding is done and waiting to be painted. I am told the rail system is in transit and will arrive next week. Caledonia will replace the remaining sprinkler heads on July 25, and the pool [...]