Saturday, April 18, 2020

Centennial Celebration for the Anglican Church in Whonnock 1921-2021

A neighbourhood gathering to help plan centennial events was to be held in April.  But not now.  Planning and gathering input will happen in a different way, and the dates may be delayed a bit.  BUT... we can launch early one aspect of this celebration - involving the neighbourhood in our centennial projects.  We’ve decided to accelerate this and invite you to do these while self-isolating.  Then, let us know!!

We invite the neighbourhood to participate in these centennial projects from now until 2021, and let us know when you have done some of these:

  • 100 trees planted in Whonnock – let us know when you plant a tree on your property; we'll keep count.
  • 100 organ donor cards signed  - or 604-877-2240
  • 100 blood donations -  Critically needed now. or 1-888-236-6283
  • 100 t-shirts for temporary foreign farm workers – there are hundreds in Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge who require round neck t-shirts (not polo shirts or dress shirts).  All sizes.  Logos are fine.  They can be pre-worn, as long as they still have a bit of wear in them.  Let us know you have some, please launder them, and we'll collect them when safe.
  • 100 bible verses read.  Use your own bible or access many versions of scripture days online at
  • Walk 100 metres a day for 100 days - Keep track and let us know when you get there.
  • 100 good deeds -  If you have been recipient of a good deed from your neighbour, let us know.  
  • 100 books for the schoolchildren of Kingcome Inlet on BC's north coast – the expansion of an ongoing parish project.

More projects may be suggested as time goes on but we hope this keeps you engaged in these days of physical distancing and self-isolation – and maybe even relieves some stress.

How to tell us you've done these: email
phone 604-462-7933 - leave a message and Jean Davidson will get back to you.
Please leave your name and contact info.


  1. Already one blood donation towards our goal of 100! Let this be an inspiration!! Thanks to # 1!

  2. Paul Doyle and Allen Aicken both gave blood on May 15 (it was Allen's 75th time!) Thanks for upping our tally!

  3. John Metcalf has just planted 100 trees on his property! Thanks John! We will start counting for our second hundred now!

  4. An update on our '100' projects to mark the centennial of our beautiful landmark church building:
    Good Deeds - 6
    Trees Planted - 102
    Blood Donations - 10
    Masks Sewn - 101
    Walk 100 metres 100 times - 2
    Read 100 scripture verses - 6
    T-shirts for migrant farm workers - 35
    Cheer packages for seniors - 110
    Socks and warm winter wear - 100
    Thanks for your participation to date. Keep it up!