The Craig Bay Newcomers Group formed in June 2021 in response to a need that came about while we lived through the extended restrictions of the Covid pandemic. For the first time in Craig Bay’s history, many new people moved into our community without having our usual wide range of opportunities to meet new friends and neighbours. During the good weather in the summer of 2021, our Newcomers Group was born, and we enjoyed several outdoor Covid-safe gatherings together. Then, after our Farewell to Summer – Autumn Equinox event, the Newcomers entered a period of hiatus. Now, after poor weather, Covid-Omicron and a hectic real estate market, we again have dozens of new residents who many of us still haven’t met.
Feedback that followed our last announcement has led to a re-thinking of our Newcomers Group. Rather than focusing primarily on newcomers meeting newcomers, we now plan to arrange gatherings intended for EVERYONE, with a focus on newcomers meeting everyone!
Our first event will be held this coming Sunday, May 22 at 4:30 pm. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!! The event is completely informal – bring your own lawn chairs, refreshments, food, musical instruments, any visiting family or other guests, and even your leashed dogs/other pets. Masks are optional but we will socially distance to everyone’s comfort levels.
Access to our beach is at the marked pathway across the sacred designated Heritage Lands at the foot of Langara Drive. Please ensure quiet, respectful passage across these lands at all times. Once you have reached the beach, turn right and we will gather there. Please call Peter at (604) 512-5534 or Mary at (250) 755-6820 in advance if you will need any assistance.
JOINING THE NEWCOMERS
We will also be sponsoring a “Craig Bay Newcomers Group” information table at the community’s outdoor “Check Out Our Assets” event this coming Friday, May 20 at our Beach Club (lower deck) at 12 noon. Please stop by to say hello and provide your contact information to us, or if you can’t be there in person, please join us by forwarding your contact info to Mary at email@example.com.
Please come down to our first SUNNY SUNDAY and we’ll enjoy some good times together!