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Covid-19 Message to Members

Updated: Apr 18, 2020

Greetings to all Friends of Bonne Bay

Twenty-twenty will be a year to remember. We are living through dramatic and challenging times and, along the way in our semi-isolation, are learning important lessons about what really matters to us.

As each day brings us new word of COVID 19, its spread and, in some places its apparent plateau, we are acutely aware of the meaning of “Friends of Bonne Bay.”  How important friendship is to us all, now that we are largely limited to communicating on-line.

Regardless of where we live, the risk of infection and spread is particularly real. We count on everyone, returning from the South or from other parts of Canada, to observe strictly the rules of self-isolation and physical distancing.

Extension of Memberships at No Cost

For our part, we are following health safety measures by delaying plans for the spring Information Session in Norris Point and the Annual General Meeting until it is deemed safe. Moreover, we are extending memberships for an additional year at no cost to present members. 

Meanwhile, Board members, on behalf of the organization, will continue to monitor our mandated responsibilities while realizing that current events have shifted the priorities of governments.

For business people, we can only wait and see if conditions improve by the summer months so that we can welcome visitors to our beautiful part of the world. We know the immediate future looks bleak, but we have confidence conditions will improve. For those whose jobs have disappeared, we trust that government financial assistance will go some distance toward tiding us over.

Some of us part-time residents only hope we can get back to our homes and friends in Bonne Bay for the summer, and beyond.

Better Marine Environment Protection More Important than Ever

The global reaction to the spread of COVID-19 around the world has shown the need for, and benefit of, immediate and decisive collective action to contain and minimize its effects. Once various levels of government re-focus their attention to other matters, FOBB will encourage them to apply similar immediate and decisive action to the better protection of Bonne Bay and Gros Morne National Park, as well as the environment and climate in general. A healthy environment will result in a healthier society.

We look forward to meeting face-to-face before too long. Meanwhile, may we all keep safe and healthy.

Board of Directors:  Greg Wood (Chair), Antony Berger, Joanie Cranston, Carol Harris, Anne Marceau, Hugh McCormack, Alison Normore

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