Free and fun things to do on the Point


Looking for new and fun experiences? Free on the Point might just be what you are looking for as winter approaches. The Point Roberts Taxpayers Association (PRTA) wanted to do something to bring people back together post pandemic and Free on the Point was their solution. 

Funded by a $5,000 grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Neighborly Project, the program is geared toward community members of all ages, as well as encouraging day visitors who come for gas or packages to stay and enjoy what Point Roberts has to offer. PRTA director Samantha Scholefield applied successfully for the grant. Ideas for activities came from community members who attended a PRTA meeting and offered suggestions of fun and free things to do on the Point. 

For their debut event, Free on the Point and Friends of the Library joined forces to host a geology tour of Lily Point that took place during low tide on October 23. The event attracted over 60 participants. Geologist Mindy Burgman from Environment Canada and local librarian Rose Momsen discussed the geological history of Lily Point, past earthquakes in Point Roberts, and the forests at Lily Point. 

The next planned event is the Holiday Night Bike Ride. This is a two-part event, with the first taking place on Saturday, November 26 at the community center on Gulf Road at 1 p.m. This event is a lights workshop where George and Julie Iddon will show riders how to decorate their bikes with LED lights.

The workshop is by donation and if you would like to participate, email to secure your spot. 

The Holiday Night Bike Ride itself takes place on Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m. The parade of lighted bikes will begin and end at The Reef’s parking lot. The fire district will be handing out red bicycle lights for those without lighting. Participants should wear helmets and bring headlamps. 

The Reef and Free on the Point will provide hot chocolate before the ride and riders are invited to go inside and share some good cheer afterwards. Come let your light shine and meet some fellow bikers!


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