The Bear River replica windmill was removed from the waterfront a few days ago. The following day, volunteers stepped forward to replant the beautiful flowering rhododendrons and other plants that had to be moved out of harm’s way.
A bucket brigade was formed to water the plants.
While some dug for plants, others searched for historical buried treasure. Mention was made of a time capsule buried in cement in or near the windmill. In the weeks leading up to the demolition, many phone calls were made to learn of the exact spot. Conflicting memories led to jackhammering of cement in a couple of different spots but eventually, the capsule was found.
The capsule is sealed and in safe keeping and will be opened after consultation with the community.
The new Visitor Information Centre will open on July 1st at the Oakdene Centre. The waterfront park will host the weekly Sunday afternoon Farmers’ and Artists’ Market. Join us this Sunday or any other day to watch the beautiful tidal Bear River rise and fall.
Thank you to all the volunteers who lugged plants and water and made our waterfront beautiful again!
“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Ghandi