3:30 pm: The road is now open. Power to be restored this evening or early tomorrow.
9:15 am : Power lines are still down on Willis Point Road near Melody place. BC Hydro advised this morning that these are still to be considered unsafe. The estimated time of repair is Saturday. Please obey traffic control and use the safe path marked around the lines down. No vehicle traffic beyond the road closure.
The hall will be staffed most of today. 250-652-1932
The fire department is holding a 40th anniversary event on June 10 at the hall. Starting at 10 a.m. and running until 2 p.m., there will be static displays of new and classic fire trucks from local departments, as well as equipment and vehicles from local Search and Rescue, the RCMP and Central Saanich Police.
Check out this article from the Saanich News by Steven Heywood reporting on this great milestone.
All burning is banned in Willis Point until until after the summer and when the NO FIRES sign is removed.
Home-owners are encouraged to safeguard their homes from fire by removing flammable materials including brush and debris from around their homes. The BC Forest Service has an excellent pamphlet that summarizes the steps to do this. In it they recommend a 10 meter section around the home to be free of flammable materials. This doesn’t mean you should clear-cut your yard but you should do things such as removing low hanging branches, shrubs and other flammable material. You should also keep the area watered. For more details and recommendations be sure to consult the guide at http://www.embc.gov.bc.ca/em/hazard_preparedness/fire_threatens.pdf
The Willis Point Community Association will be hosting a St. Paddy’s pub night Saturday March 14th. It’s less than three weeks away!
As in years past, we’ll be serving Jason’s amazing Shepherd’s Pie, and hosting live music by returning guests “The Fine Spirits”. Tickets are just $5 at the door, starting at 6pm for dinner, and music 8:30-10:30pm.
We’ll have a bit of billards, darts and fooseball for the pub atmosphere too!
Art, on behalf of WPCA.
The fire ban has been lifted and outdoor burning is now permitted in Willis Point.
Be sure to follow these guidelines for your fire.
Permits are not required for incinerator or small outdoor fires. Large debris clearing fires require a permit available from the fire department at the above link.
Fire Chief Aran Puritch
Saturday, March 1st @ 6pm – Dart Night at the Community Hall. SHARPEN THEM UP!!
This is a fun evening of a darts, drink and food. The dart tournament is a round robin pairs event where you are paired up with a random person to compete in darts. There’s NO SKILL needed to have fun. It’s a blast and a great way to meet the people in the community. Please bring your friends from outside the POINT! There is a $5 per person registration cost. PLEASE call 250-652-6033 to pre-register.
We will be looking for volunteers to set up on Feb 28th (Friday) evening at 6pm and cleanup on March 2nd (Sunday) morning.
We will be posting the menu for this event closer to the date. 19 and up.
We will also have a free “SAFE RIDE HOME” driver for Willis Point Residents so that you can leave your car at the hall and get home safely.
The WPCA is resurrecting a Willis Point tradition! Friday, January 24th will be Willis Point Pub Night up at the Community Hall. This is meant to raise funds for the Willis Point Community Association but more to have great events that people can come out to and get together with their neighbours for drinks, food, music, and fun.
We will have a bar that night with some excellent dinner items.
The menu is:
Baron of Beef Dip Sandwich
Split Pea with Ham Soup in a sourdough bread bowl
Vegetarian Chili in a sourdough bread bowl
We’ll be opening the doors at 5pm so you can come on up for dinner and a drink. Come on out and connect with the neighbourhood!
COME CAROLLING AT WILLIS POINT THIS CHRISTMAS
Join the annual troop of carolers to sing in our new neighbors and a few of the old timers as well!
WHEN: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013 – 6:30PM
WHERE: MEET AT THE MAILBOXES AT MARK LN AND WILLIS PT RD
We all pile into several vehicles and take to the roads but be prepared to walk up some steep driveways! Songbooks are supplied and a voice (good or awful) is required.
After the singing – we then move onto the Halsey’s on Mark Lane for some snacks and Christmas Cheer.
Click here to download the Willis Point Christmas songbook (pdf)
A little Christmas Cheer for our Willis Point sign.