We wish you very best wishes for the new year 2017. We plan on having many great events in 2017 and we look
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At the recent AGM held on Feb. 4, 2017 we elected a full executive board and we're very excited to bring you many events in the upcoming year. Thank you to the outgoing volunteer board and the volunteers of last year. We're always looking for new volunteers - see the contact us page for more details.
Important News for the community of Heffley Creek!
The TNRD has once again helped out the community - by approving $55,000 of funding towards a new roof for the community hall. The TNRD decided to go with Able Roofing, and the work will be done in mid October. Thank you so much Director Mel Rothenburger and assistant Agnese Saat.
he TNRD has approved $45,000 in funding through the Gas Tax Program for efficiency upgrades at the Heffley Creek Hall. This means 100% funding of: new siding on the west face, new gas hot water tank, new kitchen furnace, electrical upgrades throughout the hall inside and out, low flow toilets and hand dryers in the bathroom. I'd like to thank Area P Director Mel Rothenburger and Grants Coordinator Agnese Saat for all their help in getting this funding.
The TNRD gas tax fund has also approved $55,000 for a brand new roof for the entire hall. Able Roofing company will complete the new roof in mid November. Thanks again to Director Mel and Agnese Saat of the TNRD.
The Hall has also received up to $10,700 in funding from the Canada 150 Program. This means that the hall will receive reimbursements of up to $10,700 if the membership chooses to refinish the hall's wooden floor and install a new dishwasher in the kitchen. Come to the next general meeting to hear more about these projects!
Generous members of Heffley Creek have donated a ton of a great selection of books and shelving units - and we've created a free library (honor system) at the hall. Library loan periods are Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2 and 3 pm.
Coffeehouse coming up Saturday, April 29 at the Heffley Creek Hall. Plenty of space, parking and live local talent. Everyone welcome and admission is only $3 (children and entertainers are free). Doors open at 5:00pm for concession supper with home made hamburgers with local Devick beef and show starts at 6:30pm. Everyone welcome.
Pre-Mother's Day Craft Fair - 10 am to 2pm on Saturday, May 6. Come out to our over 30 vendors of crafters, artisans and small business - plenty of parking and shopping for that special lady in your life. We've just booked 2 great new artists - Mantra Hair and Spa is offering eyebrow threading for only $10 and henna tattoos starting at $5 - and Cindy Hines of Tanika Spa will be there selling gift certificates for her Spa (massage, nails, facial treatments).
Past great events:
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Spring Fling Craft Fair - from 10 am to 3 pm. Sancho the clown will be there from noon to 2 pm doing free balloon animals and sculptures. Lots of variety of vendors (new to us) and a great concession for lunch. Everyone welcome - free admission.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
February monthly coffeehouse on February 27, 2016. Doors open at 5:30pm and show starts at 6:30pm. Concession available for supper, snacks and coffee. Come join us for an evening of live, local talent. Admission only $2 each (children and entertainers are free). For more info or to book your spot call Deb at 250-578-7525.
NOTE: There will be NO coffeehouse in March due to Hall rentals. We'll resume again on April 30, 2016.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Full Roast Beef Dinner - roast beef dinner with yorkshire pudding, potatoes, dessert and all the fixings! It's going to be as great as the last dinner - so make sure you get your tickets early! Tickets are $15 each and $7 for kids under 12. Call ahead 250-578-7525 to book your tickets or table.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
HCCRA Cozy Comforts Potluck dinner and membership drive - Saturday, January 23, 2016. Doors open at 4:30pm, dinner at 5:15pm. Memberships available. Bring your favorite potluck dish and neighbor and come socialize with us.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Monthly Coffeehouse - come join us for a great evening of local and live talent at the Hall. Our concession will have supper available, as well as coffee and snacks. Everyone welcome. Admission only $2 (entertainers and children under 12 are free). Doors open at 6:00pm and show starts at 6:30pm.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Annual General meeting - Thursday, February 4 at 5:30pm. Topics include updates and voting on upgrades, events and elections of new officers. Everyone welcome (but only members can vote). HCCRA memberships available before the meeting from 5:00pm to 5:30pm.
Heffley Creek Coffeehouse - Saturday, October 24, 2015 - monthly coffeehouse and open mic - doors open at 6:00pm. Come join us for live local talent. Admission is $2 (entertainers and children are free). Supper and full concession available. 50/50 tickets and home made quilt raffle available. Lots of parking and seats. Great atmosphere!
Father's Day Brunch, Car Show and Swap Meet - Sunday, June 21, 2015 - We had an absolutely amazing turnout for this event! We had over 57 cars and the lineups for food never ended! Thank you all so much for supporting this event. We look forward to hosting it again next year.
Mother's Day Brunch and Craft/Artisan/Small business fair - Sunday, May 10, 2015 - We went with a traditional English fare for Mother's Day - real English scones and real Devon cream (known as a cream tea) and English shepherd's pie. We had a great turnout and want to thank everyone for coming by!
Spring Fling - Saturday, March 21, 2015 - doors were open from 10am to 2pm and there were lots of craft/artisan/small business tables, bake sale and farm fresh eggs, baskets raffles and 50/50, children's events, chicken poop bingo, concession, and Vesey spring bulb orders were available.The children's events are for ages 0 to 12 and were run between 11 and 1. There was a special appearance by Sancho the clown in these 2 hours doing slight of hand, crowd interactions and balloon art. GREAT FAMILY EVENT!
MORE Ballroom dancing fun every Sunday in February - come join us and professional dance instructor Teresa Carroll of Dance Discovery for some gentle lessons in two step and foxtrot. Lessons are from 6:00pm to 7:30pm with refreshments and snacks provided. Couples and singles very welcome. Join us for some gentle exercise and lots of fun.
BALLROOM DANCING FUN - Sunday, January 11, 18 and 25 were ballroom dancing lessons at the Heffley Creek Hall starting at 2:00pm. We learned to waltz and two step. Singles and couples were welcome as well as any age or stage of waltzing!Everyone had a lot of fun.
Wow, look at this wedding we recently had at the hall!
Saturday, October 25, 2014 was the day of our Harvest 'Sale-A-Bration' and we had an awesome experience! The stage was covered in harvest produce (apples, potatoes, squash, pumpkins, bananas, oranges, etc. Also there were a few people with flea market tables and over 15 vendors from the area - artisans, crafters and small businesses were Epicure, Scentsy, Reflexology, 3 kinds of jewellery vendors, scarves & bags, stained glass, photography, crochet, local honey, wool products, knitting, towellery, hot/cold packs, homemade cards and essential oils. The concession run by Betty Peters served unbelievably good potato patties, farm fresh smokie in a cheese bun, farm fresh roast beef sandwiches and fresh cinnabons and other pastries. There were hourly meat and 50/50 draws as well as a big draw for a super turkey weighing over 15 lbs. The winner of the turkey was Bernadine Peters. With your support (we had over 114 shoppers) we raised just over $2,000 which will go towards upgrading our exit doors to Fire Code. Thank you to everyone that came out and got a great deal!
Tuesday, October 28 from 1-3 pm was “tea time” day to celebrate the UN International Day of Rural Women at the Hall. Food and drinks were available by donation and all proceeds went towards the needs of local rural women. This “tea time” is a chance for women to gather, reminisce and have fun.
A community clean up day was held at the Heffley Creek Hall on Saturday, October 4th 2014 from 9 am to 2 pm. We had a great turn out and everyone worked really hard. Christine and Lawrence whacked all the weeds outside for hours! Barb, Shannon, Dave, Sharon and Charlene worked really hard outside while Deb and Karen worked inside. There was a lot of laughter and good times.
Scrapbooking and Crafting Club on Wednesdays!
There is a new scrapbooking and crafting club Wednesdays 9am-2pm at the Heffley Creek Hall! You can bring your own individual crafting & scrapbooking supplies (or other crafting supplies like knitting, etc) and you each get a table and the opportunity to learn and share with others for only $5. There is no instructor and you sit around doing your crafts while in the company of other people. Bring your own lunch; snacks and coffee will be by donation. Please contact Deb at 250-578-7525 for more information or to book your table.
Due to the brilliant and hard work of past HCCRA members, the board of directors and volunteers the HCCRA once again owns the community hall building located at the heart of our community. The HCCRA and its cherished volunteers also operate and maintain the Heffley Creek Hall with your help. Please continue to come out and be a part of our community hall! You can help to keep the hall ours by participating in local events and by buying your yearly HCCRA membership. Through your continued support of the community events held at the hall we are able to prove we are using the hall and therefore can gain grants for improvements and other expensive maintenance.
We really appreciate the members that have already paid their 2014 dues. If you’ve never been a member before it’s easy to join and we always welcome new membership.
Please consider joining the Heffley Creek Community Recreation Association – annual fees are only $10. If you can’t afford it right now – maybe you can spare some time and can help us by volunteering. We have several positions available – phone committees, event support volunteers, advertising assistance….. No experience is necessary – just call us and show your support! Call Deb at 250-578-7525.
There are a variety of ways that you can join the Heffley Creek Community Recreation Association:
You can drop off your cash or cheque to Deb or you can make your cheque payable to the H C C R A and mail it to The HCCRA, 6995 Old Highway 5, Kamloops B.C.,V2H 0B5 or leave your envelope at the Heffley Creek Post Office.
Stop by and see what all the talk is about! It’s right here in your community for you to share and use. It's at the Hall from 2:15-3:00 pm
Heffley Creek Hall Rentals
The Heffley Creek community hall is available to rent for your private meetings, reunions, parties, weddings, etc. Please contact the hall at 250-320-3303 to book a viewing or get more information about rentals. Or email us at HeffleyCreekHallRentals@gmail.com for more information.