Area B: Halfmoon Bay
Population: 2,726 (2016 Census)
Growth rate: 1.9% (2011 Census)
Dwellings: 1,247 occupied private dwellings
Area: 1,271 sq. km.
The Halfmoon Bay Area is located northwest of the District of Sechelt. Stretching along the coast from Sargeant Bay on its southern perimeter, the area includes Porpoise Bay from Tuwanek to the Skookumchuk, Salmon and Narrows Inlet, Redrooffs, Welcome Woods, Halfmoon Bay, Secret Cove and Wood Bay, which marks the northern perimeter of the area. Gentle bays and coves provide several protected harbours for marine traffic; the area includes several parks as well as diving spots, hiking and mountain biking trails. Electoral Area B also includes the Trail Islands, Merry Island, Franklin Island, North Thormanby Island, South Thormanby Island, Bertha Island, Capri Isle, France Islet, Grant Island, Jack Tolmie Island and Turnagain Island. Land use planning for these islands is the responsibility the Islands Trust.
The commercial areas of Halfmoon Bay include a store and nursery at the south end of Redrooffs Road, at Welcome Woods; and a store, bakery, art gallery and nursery in the north end by the pier. The Secret Cove area is home to several marinas, three restaurants and a large resort. The Halfmoon Bay Elementary School includes a day care facility that serves local residents.
Director lori pratt
Lori Pratt was elected as Director for Area B - Halfmoon Bay in October 2018. She was elected as Chair of the SCRD Board on November 8, 2018.
Lori Pratt grew up in Alberta, moving to the Sunshine Coast in 1994. She is the mother to three daughters.
Lori worked for many years in the tourism and service sectors before her current career as a REALTOR®. She volunteers in many ways in the community and is a member of the Rotary Club of the Sunshine Coast – Sechelt.
Lori was an elected School Board trustee with SD#46 – Sunshine Coast for ten years from 2008 to 2018, representing the areas of Halfmoon Bay, Pender Harbour and Egmont. This tenure included five years as vice chair and one year as chair of the SD46 board and many appointments to provincial committees focused on areas such professional development, conflict of interest and student success.