The present Hall was built back in 1984 to provide a meeting and storage facility for the trailer park then operating at Coopers Green. It has had some minor renovations over the years, such as the addition of bathroom facilities and other upgrades.
In 2011, the Welcome Beach Community Association (WBCA), the forerunner of the Halfmoon Bay Community Association (HBCA), sold their Hall, which was located on another property, to a private buyer and moved all of their activities to Coopers Green.
In 2014, the HBCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the SCRD to work towards the replacement of the current hall. Some monies from the sale of the WBCA hall provided the initial funding for the planned replacement hall at Coopers Green. As well, the SCRD received a major Federal/Provincial Infrastructure Grant, along with significant community donations, which resulted in the inclusion in the SCRD budget of a project to replace the current hall.
The latest developments have put a halt to the project.
From December 20 to January 20, the SCRD conducted a survey to determine public sentiment on 3 options for a Hall location. The SCRD Staff are tabulating the results for presentation in a report to the SCRD Board.
March 3rd: Publication of staff report. [The HBCA Board will discuss next steps with the community and Area B Director at this stage.]
March 9th: Committee of the Whole – deliberation of report
March 23rd: SCRD Board – vote on options
See the posts below for background information.
As we continue to navigate a way forward fundraising has been suspended.
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Halfmoon Bay community, by December 31, 2021, donations to the Coopers Green Hall replacement project reached $382,000!
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