Halfmoon Bay Community Hall Project

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A new community hall is coming to Connor Park in Halfmoon Bay and the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) wants residents in the region to help guide the vision for the hall.

The project, originally slated for Coopers Green Park was moved to Connor Park earlier this year following the emergence of significant challenges with building the hall at Coopers Green. Read more about that in the common questions and project history

Below you can ask questions about the project.



A new community hall is coming to Connor Park in Halfmoon Bay and the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) wants residents in the region to help guide the vision for the hall.

The project, originally slated for Coopers Green Park was moved to Connor Park earlier this year following the emergence of significant challenges with building the hall at Coopers Green. Read more about that in the common questions and project history

Below you can ask questions about the project.



Have a question about the project? Ask it here!

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  • Share When will Principal Architecture Inc have a design ready for review and comment by the public? on Facebook Share When will Principal Architecture Inc have a design ready for review and comment by the public? on Twitter Share When will Principal Architecture Inc have a design ready for review and comment by the public? on Linkedin Email When will Principal Architecture Inc have a design ready for review and comment by the public? link

    When will Principal Architecture Inc have a design ready for review and comment by the public?

    Fadder asked about 2 months ago

    This date has not yet been determined. The project team will meet in the coming weeks and form a timeline for milestones such as design and construction.  This timeline will be shared on the Let’s Talk Page.

  • Share I would appreciate seeing updates to this page in terms of project milestones. As a Staff report was presented to the COW in December, outlining next steps in terms of the Connor Park Hall and a proposal for a third party lease of the existing building at Coopers Green, I think this page should reflect this in order to keep the community current of the latest action. Moving on from that, when will Staff issue the call for third party lease of the existing building? While the report indicates that the leasee can operate it according to the current zoning, will any steps to be taken to ensure that we don't end up with 2 community halls? on Facebook Share I would appreciate seeing updates to this page in terms of project milestones. As a Staff report was presented to the COW in December, outlining next steps in terms of the Connor Park Hall and a proposal for a third party lease of the existing building at Coopers Green, I think this page should reflect this in order to keep the community current of the latest action. Moving on from that, when will Staff issue the call for third party lease of the existing building? While the report indicates that the leasee can operate it according to the current zoning, will any steps to be taken to ensure that we don't end up with 2 community halls? on Twitter Share I would appreciate seeing updates to this page in terms of project milestones. As a Staff report was presented to the COW in December, outlining next steps in terms of the Connor Park Hall and a proposal for a third party lease of the existing building at Coopers Green, I think this page should reflect this in order to keep the community current of the latest action. Moving on from that, when will Staff issue the call for third party lease of the existing building? While the report indicates that the leasee can operate it according to the current zoning, will any steps to be taken to ensure that we don't end up with 2 community halls? on Linkedin Email I would appreciate seeing updates to this page in terms of project milestones. As a Staff report was presented to the COW in December, outlining next steps in terms of the Connor Park Hall and a proposal for a third party lease of the existing building at Coopers Green, I think this page should reflect this in order to keep the community current of the latest action. Moving on from that, when will Staff issue the call for third party lease of the existing building? While the report indicates that the leasee can operate it according to the current zoning, will any steps to be taken to ensure that we don't end up with 2 community halls? link

    I would appreciate seeing updates to this page in terms of project milestones. As a Staff report was presented to the COW in December, outlining next steps in terms of the Connor Park Hall and a proposal for a third party lease of the existing building at Coopers Green, I think this page should reflect this in order to keep the community current of the latest action. Moving on from that, when will Staff issue the call for third party lease of the existing building? While the report indicates that the leasee can operate it according to the current zoning, will any steps to be taken to ensure that we don't end up with 2 community halls?

    Linda asked 5 months ago

    Hi there - thank you for your question. A request for expressions of interest for options to oversee the operation of Coopers Green Hall has now been posted. It is available to see here: https://bcbid.gov.bc.ca/page.aspx/en/bpm/process_manage_extranet/189433 and at www.scrd.ca/bid

    This opportunity will be publicized through local media and via the SCRD's Facebook Page and website. 

  • Share Will you be updating this page soon? I'd be very interested to know the 2024 timelines, especially given the report that was provided by Staff to the COW in December 2023. Thank you. on Facebook Share Will you be updating this page soon? I'd be very interested to know the 2024 timelines, especially given the report that was provided by Staff to the COW in December 2023. Thank you. on Twitter Share Will you be updating this page soon? I'd be very interested to know the 2024 timelines, especially given the report that was provided by Staff to the COW in December 2023. Thank you. on Linkedin Email Will you be updating this page soon? I'd be very interested to know the 2024 timelines, especially given the report that was provided by Staff to the COW in December 2023. Thank you. link

    Will you be updating this page soon? I'd be very interested to know the 2024 timelines, especially given the report that was provided by Staff to the COW in December 2023. Thank you.

    Linda asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your question. We have added a new tool to the community hall project page under the heading “Community Hall Progress.” This outlines all the known project milestones. As you will note from this tool, staff are currently developing the request for proposal for the project. Further updates will be provided when available on this page, via the SCRD Website and Facebook Page.

  • Share Hi...how would I go about providing a quote for your windows for this project? on Facebook Share Hi...how would I go about providing a quote for your windows for this project? on Twitter Share Hi...how would I go about providing a quote for your windows for this project? on Linkedin Email Hi...how would I go about providing a quote for your windows for this project? link

    Hi...how would I go about providing a quote for your windows for this project?

    Kim asked 11 months ago

    This project, like all SCRD projects, is subject to procurement rules to ensure a fair and transparent process. The Request for Proposal for construction services will be posted on BC Bid for proponents to access when this project nears construction. 

  • Share Why is your hall costing an estimated four million dollars, when one can build a large luxury home for so much less than that? How much are you projecting it will cost per square foot? on Facebook Share Why is your hall costing an estimated four million dollars, when one can build a large luxury home for so much less than that? How much are you projecting it will cost per square foot? on Twitter Share Why is your hall costing an estimated four million dollars, when one can build a large luxury home for so much less than that? How much are you projecting it will cost per square foot? on Linkedin Email Why is your hall costing an estimated four million dollars, when one can build a large luxury home for so much less than that? How much are you projecting it will cost per square foot? link

    Why is your hall costing an estimated four million dollars, when one can build a large luxury home for so much less than that? How much are you projecting it will cost per square foot?

    N asked 12 months ago

    The budget approved for the community hall was based on the previous hall design at Coopers Green.  You can read more about the original construction budget in the report presented to the Electoral Area Services Committee on May 19, 2022.  

    A revised budget for the hall was approved by the Board last month.  You can read more about this in the report presented to the Committee of the Whole on June 22, 2023.

  • Share Why are you holding an event in Roberts Creek when the hall is being built in Halfmoon Bay? Why are you not having more interaction with the Halfmoon Bay community who will be mostly using this hall? Will the existing Coopers Green Hall still be available to the community? After all the fundraising done by this community for a new hall at Coopers Green Park, we certainly hope that the SCRD will respect the people of Halfmoon Bay and retain this hall. on Facebook Share Why are you holding an event in Roberts Creek when the hall is being built in Halfmoon Bay? Why are you not having more interaction with the Halfmoon Bay community who will be mostly using this hall? Will the existing Coopers Green Hall still be available to the community? After all the fundraising done by this community for a new hall at Coopers Green Park, we certainly hope that the SCRD will respect the people of Halfmoon Bay and retain this hall. on Twitter Share Why are you holding an event in Roberts Creek when the hall is being built in Halfmoon Bay? Why are you not having more interaction with the Halfmoon Bay community who will be mostly using this hall? Will the existing Coopers Green Hall still be available to the community? After all the fundraising done by this community for a new hall at Coopers Green Park, we certainly hope that the SCRD will respect the people of Halfmoon Bay and retain this hall. on Linkedin Email Why are you holding an event in Roberts Creek when the hall is being built in Halfmoon Bay? Why are you not having more interaction with the Halfmoon Bay community who will be mostly using this hall? Will the existing Coopers Green Hall still be available to the community? After all the fundraising done by this community for a new hall at Coopers Green Park, we certainly hope that the SCRD will respect the people of Halfmoon Bay and retain this hall. link

    Why are you holding an event in Roberts Creek when the hall is being built in Halfmoon Bay? Why are you not having more interaction with the Halfmoon Bay community who will be mostly using this hall? Will the existing Coopers Green Hall still be available to the community? After all the fundraising done by this community for a new hall at Coopers Green Park, we certainly hope that the SCRD will respect the people of Halfmoon Bay and retain this hall.

    Ellie asked 12 months ago

    The SCRD is seeking feedback from not only the residents of Halfmoon Bay (Area B), but also residents in the other electoral areas who are participants in the Community Parks service function.  Residents of Electoral Area A, B, D, E and F all pay taxes that ultimately contribute to the operations of community halls in the Community Parks function. 

     In addition to voting to move the community hall location to Connor Park, the SCRD Board also directed staff to explore options to maintain the existing hall at Coopers Green Park.  Staff will report back to the Board in the coming months about this. 

  • Share Many people very much want the hall at Conner Park but we feel our voices are being drowned out by the minority that doesn’t want it there. How can we express our support for the hall at Connor Park without getting into a big argument every single time with this vocal minority? on Facebook Share Many people very much want the hall at Conner Park but we feel our voices are being drowned out by the minority that doesn’t want it there. How can we express our support for the hall at Connor Park without getting into a big argument every single time with this vocal minority? on Twitter Share Many people very much want the hall at Conner Park but we feel our voices are being drowned out by the minority that doesn’t want it there. How can we express our support for the hall at Connor Park without getting into a big argument every single time with this vocal minority? on Linkedin Email Many people very much want the hall at Conner Park but we feel our voices are being drowned out by the minority that doesn’t want it there. How can we express our support for the hall at Connor Park without getting into a big argument every single time with this vocal minority? link

    Many people very much want the hall at Conner Park but we feel our voices are being drowned out by the minority that doesn’t want it there. How can we express our support for the hall at Connor Park without getting into a big argument every single time with this vocal minority?

    Michael asked 12 months ago

    There are various ways to provide feedback on this project:

      • Provide your feedback on the project through this Lets Talk page.
      • Send a letter or an email addressed to the SCRD Board expressing your opinion ( mail to: SCRD, 1975 Field Road, Sechelt BC V7Z 0A8 or email: info@scrd.ca
      • Attend a Board or Committee meeting when the topic is on the agenda (public Q and A follows every meeting) meeting schedule here: https://www.scrd.ca/calendar, agenda page here: https://www.scrd.ca/agendas
  • Share Why are you having a meeting at Roberts Creek about a HMB community hall? Shouldn’t your time, efforts and wages be put towards listening to what the people in Halfmoon Bay envision for their community? on Facebook Share Why are you having a meeting at Roberts Creek about a HMB community hall? Shouldn’t your time, efforts and wages be put towards listening to what the people in Halfmoon Bay envision for their community? on Twitter Share Why are you having a meeting at Roberts Creek about a HMB community hall? Shouldn’t your time, efforts and wages be put towards listening to what the people in Halfmoon Bay envision for their community? on Linkedin Email Why are you having a meeting at Roberts Creek about a HMB community hall? Shouldn’t your time, efforts and wages be put towards listening to what the people in Halfmoon Bay envision for their community? link

    Why are you having a meeting at Roberts Creek about a HMB community hall? Shouldn’t your time, efforts and wages be put towards listening to what the people in Halfmoon Bay envision for their community?

    Mystified asked 12 months ago

    The SCRD is seeking feedback from not only the residents of Halfmoon Bay (Area B), but also residents in the other electoral areas who are participants in the Community Parks service function.  Residents of Electoral Area A, B, D, E and F all pay taxes that ultimately contribute to the operations of community halls in the Community Parks function.

  • Share 1. Are you planning something new with regards to bylaw enforcement? Every response to concerns about noise, etc refers to bylaws, but you have demonstrably no effective bylaw intervention for STRs in this area. Are there changes upcoming that I’m not aware of? If not, please understand that referring to ineffective bylaws and bylaw enforcement is not helpful. 2. Without parking bylaws how will on street parking be handled? When people park on both sides of Northwood the passage becomes wide enough for only one vehicle - and sometimes not wide enough for emergency vehicles. Currently, both sides of Northwood are used for parking before the school lot or any of the upper spots in the park are filled. on Facebook Share 1. Are you planning something new with regards to bylaw enforcement? Every response to concerns about noise, etc refers to bylaws, but you have demonstrably no effective bylaw intervention for STRs in this area. Are there changes upcoming that I’m not aware of? If not, please understand that referring to ineffective bylaws and bylaw enforcement is not helpful. 2. Without parking bylaws how will on street parking be handled? When people park on both sides of Northwood the passage becomes wide enough for only one vehicle - and sometimes not wide enough for emergency vehicles. Currently, both sides of Northwood are used for parking before the school lot or any of the upper spots in the park are filled. on Twitter Share 1. Are you planning something new with regards to bylaw enforcement? Every response to concerns about noise, etc refers to bylaws, but you have demonstrably no effective bylaw intervention for STRs in this area. Are there changes upcoming that I’m not aware of? If not, please understand that referring to ineffective bylaws and bylaw enforcement is not helpful. 2. Without parking bylaws how will on street parking be handled? When people park on both sides of Northwood the passage becomes wide enough for only one vehicle - and sometimes not wide enough for emergency vehicles. Currently, both sides of Northwood are used for parking before the school lot or any of the upper spots in the park are filled. on Linkedin Email 1. Are you planning something new with regards to bylaw enforcement? Every response to concerns about noise, etc refers to bylaws, but you have demonstrably no effective bylaw intervention for STRs in this area. Are there changes upcoming that I’m not aware of? If not, please understand that referring to ineffective bylaws and bylaw enforcement is not helpful. 2. Without parking bylaws how will on street parking be handled? When people park on both sides of Northwood the passage becomes wide enough for only one vehicle - and sometimes not wide enough for emergency vehicles. Currently, both sides of Northwood are used for parking before the school lot or any of the upper spots in the park are filled. link

    1. Are you planning something new with regards to bylaw enforcement? Every response to concerns about noise, etc refers to bylaws, but you have demonstrably no effective bylaw intervention for STRs in this area. Are there changes upcoming that I’m not aware of? If not, please understand that referring to ineffective bylaws and bylaw enforcement is not helpful. 2. Without parking bylaws how will on street parking be handled? When people park on both sides of Northwood the passage becomes wide enough for only one vehicle - and sometimes not wide enough for emergency vehicles. Currently, both sides of Northwood are used for parking before the school lot or any of the upper spots in the park are filled.

    Mardell asked about 1 year ago
    1. Bylaw Enforcement is a separate service provided by the SCRD. The Bylaw officers are only able to respond to infractions that they are made aware of when complaints are received from the public. Typically complaints are responded to based on priority. All groups that book SCRD Community Halls agree to terms of use within the rental contract which provide additional recourse for any bylaw contraventions.  SCRD Bylaw officers are not on call after hours, so noise complaints occurring during those times are best directed to the RCMP. 
    2. The SCRD does not own or manage roads, as such there are no parking bylaws or capability to enforce them on public roadways – the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) is responsible for roads in rural areas. The Motor Vehicle Act regulates parking on streets and any contraventions of those regulations can be reported to the MoTI. Despite not having jurisdiction, through the development of this hall the SCRD intends to engage with MoTI to explore options to reduce the parking congestion along the Roadway. 
  • Share When is my donated funds for the Hall at Coopers Green being returned to me? Why do paid SCRD staff who have NO vested interest in the project proceeding at Coopers Green get to make this decision to move the hall to Connor Park? Why do SCRD paid staff have the right to ignore all those resident have Halfmoon Bay who have fundraised and donated for almost 10 years towards the Coopers Green location? How are you returning all the cash donations and goods that were donated previously now that the location is being changed? To ignore that fact that there is a perfectly good building with a gym at the school that is being paid for by taxpayers who have NOT Children attending that school is ridiculous. The SCRD should spend their time negotiating with SC 46 for use of that venue if it is so important to hold events in the "woods" rather then at the Seaside. The ugly drawing for the wooden barn next to the sports field cemented my decision to have my funds returned when I attend the so called "info Meeting" in Wednesday. This is a slap in the face to all of us who were looking forward to enjoying events at a SEASIDE location not next to soccer or baseball field. on Facebook Share When is my donated funds for the Hall at Coopers Green being returned to me? Why do paid SCRD staff who have NO vested interest in the project proceeding at Coopers Green get to make this decision to move the hall to Connor Park? Why do SCRD paid staff have the right to ignore all those resident have Halfmoon Bay who have fundraised and donated for almost 10 years towards the Coopers Green location? How are you returning all the cash donations and goods that were donated previously now that the location is being changed? To ignore that fact that there is a perfectly good building with a gym at the school that is being paid for by taxpayers who have NOT Children attending that school is ridiculous. The SCRD should spend their time negotiating with SC 46 for use of that venue if it is so important to hold events in the "woods" rather then at the Seaside. The ugly drawing for the wooden barn next to the sports field cemented my decision to have my funds returned when I attend the so called "info Meeting" in Wednesday. This is a slap in the face to all of us who were looking forward to enjoying events at a SEASIDE location not next to soccer or baseball field. on Twitter Share When is my donated funds for the Hall at Coopers Green being returned to me? Why do paid SCRD staff who have NO vested interest in the project proceeding at Coopers Green get to make this decision to move the hall to Connor Park? Why do SCRD paid staff have the right to ignore all those resident have Halfmoon Bay who have fundraised and donated for almost 10 years towards the Coopers Green location? How are you returning all the cash donations and goods that were donated previously now that the location is being changed? To ignore that fact that there is a perfectly good building with a gym at the school that is being paid for by taxpayers who have NOT Children attending that school is ridiculous. The SCRD should spend their time negotiating with SC 46 for use of that venue if it is so important to hold events in the "woods" rather then at the Seaside. The ugly drawing for the wooden barn next to the sports field cemented my decision to have my funds returned when I attend the so called "info Meeting" in Wednesday. This is a slap in the face to all of us who were looking forward to enjoying events at a SEASIDE location not next to soccer or baseball field. on Linkedin Email When is my donated funds for the Hall at Coopers Green being returned to me? Why do paid SCRD staff who have NO vested interest in the project proceeding at Coopers Green get to make this decision to move the hall to Connor Park? Why do SCRD paid staff have the right to ignore all those resident have Halfmoon Bay who have fundraised and donated for almost 10 years towards the Coopers Green location? How are you returning all the cash donations and goods that were donated previously now that the location is being changed? To ignore that fact that there is a perfectly good building with a gym at the school that is being paid for by taxpayers who have NOT Children attending that school is ridiculous. The SCRD should spend their time negotiating with SC 46 for use of that venue if it is so important to hold events in the "woods" rather then at the Seaside. The ugly drawing for the wooden barn next to the sports field cemented my decision to have my funds returned when I attend the so called "info Meeting" in Wednesday. This is a slap in the face to all of us who were looking forward to enjoying events at a SEASIDE location not next to soccer or baseball field. link

    When is my donated funds for the Hall at Coopers Green being returned to me? Why do paid SCRD staff who have NO vested interest in the project proceeding at Coopers Green get to make this decision to move the hall to Connor Park? Why do SCRD paid staff have the right to ignore all those resident have Halfmoon Bay who have fundraised and donated for almost 10 years towards the Coopers Green location? How are you returning all the cash donations and goods that were donated previously now that the location is being changed? To ignore that fact that there is a perfectly good building with a gym at the school that is being paid for by taxpayers who have NOT Children attending that school is ridiculous. The SCRD should spend their time negotiating with SC 46 for use of that venue if it is so important to hold events in the "woods" rather then at the Seaside. The ugly drawing for the wooden barn next to the sports field cemented my decision to have my funds returned when I attend the so called "info Meeting" in Wednesday. This is a slap in the face to all of us who were looking forward to enjoying events at a SEASIDE location not next to soccer or baseball field.

    mmaletz asked about 1 year ago

    There are several parts to this question:

    1. Letters have been mailed to all donors indicating they can request to have their donations returned if they respond by June 30th, 2023. Please call the SCRD if you have any questions at 604-885-6800
    2. The decision to relocate the hall was made by the SCRD Board, this has been covered in other FAQ answers. 
    3. The Community Hall at Connor Park will fill needs that are not currently met by the Halfmoon Bay School, as it will be a more intimate venue that has greater availability for public use.
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