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Recipes of the Week

Not a lot of good came out of the depression, but if we were keeping track we would have to to put Bread Pudding on the list.

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Local News

June 22, 2024

Indigenous Day

Yesterday the city of Surrey hosted a large gathering at the Bill Reid amphitheater in Cloverdale to honour our first nations neighbours.

The city of White Rock created a short history video with Semiahmoo Leader HARLEY CHAPPEL.

National Indigenous Day celebrates and recognizes the importance and significance of Indigenous culture and history. The video of Chief Harley Chappell sharing about the Semiahmoo First Nation.

Pictured are House Posts carved by a group of artists including Semiahmoo carvers, Leonard Wells and Leslie Wells.

The posts are located in a plaza named for Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Plaza.

Grand Chief Charles was a widely respected leader of the Semiahmoo First Nation and the broader community and province. Learn more about the Semiahmoo First Nation at https://tinyurl.com/2s3ubxta.

 

The Oxford Hill Climb is a time trial bicycle race up the infamous Oxford Hill

Oxford Hill is one of the most notorious climbs in the Metro Vancouver area. Starting near beautiful White Rock beach, the course climbs over 85 meters of elevation while covering 700 meters of road.

With sections exceeding 23%, Oxford Hill is a beast worthy of respect. 

Take on the challenge to compete, to brag, or simply for your own personal satisfaction on today (Saturday, June 22).

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • $500 prize for fastest male/female

  •  $300 for second fastest male/female

  •  $200 prize for third place male/female

Those Were The Days...back in 1976

Courtesy local historian TOM SAUNDERS

 

June 21, 2024

Five Corners District Re-imagined

The city of White Rock is requesting your input on the proposed design of the redevelopment of the 5 Corners District in uptown White Rock. One of the features that many residents have requested over the years is a restroom.

Have a look at the proposed changes and then submit your ideas on the proposed items, and any other changes you would like to see.

(click here for more information and ho you may have input)

 

White Rock Council - Monday

(click here to read Monday's public agenda)

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4 p.m. Public Session

 

June 20, 2024

Canada’s best sunset spots from coast to coast. Enjoy the golden hour and disconnect from routine at these stunning vantage points where the sky takes center stage.

Why not bring some friends and “cheers” to the natural beauty that surrounds you while taking in the evening glow?

The cross-Canada search for the best sunsets landed on three locations in British Columbia. MAHONY'S TAVERN on False Creek in Vancouver, the GARIBALDI LIFT COMPANY in Whistler and our very own.......

The Boathouse White Rock

The Boathouse has one of the best views of the ocean in White Rock.

Grab a table overlooking the water and take it all in—sunsets here are pure bliss. 

 

June 19, 2024

Living In Harmony

UNITI'S Doug Tennant Chief Executive Officer and Spokesperson Lauren

Yesterday as they say was a long time coming. UNITI'S plans to construct a housing project hit roadblock after roadblock over the years. Despite all levels of government asserting they are behind supporting housing efforts in our community the project was mired in delay and rejections over and over.

The official sod turning ceremony yesterday made the 90 unit housing project a reality. The complex located east off of 152nd street on 20th avenue will be home to a mixture of affordable housing and low income residences when it opens in 2026.

 

 

Who Says You Can't Go Home - Meet The New Coach

The day after our SURREY EAGLES of the BCHL announced the retirement of their current coach (see story below) the hockey organization announced SCOTT GOMEZ would take over the leadership behind the bench as well as the General Manager for the coming season.

GOMEZ a one time Surrey Eagle went on to play in the NHL where he was a member of the New Jersey Devils who won the Stanley Cup on two occasions. GOMEZ also acted as assistant coach with the Devils for two years.

For the past season GOMEZ held the position of assistant coach of the Surrey Eagles.

 

June 18, 2024

Eagles Coaching Change

The Surrey Eagles of the BCHL riding high on their FRED PAGE CUP win this past season, are preparing to announce a new head coach for the coming 2024/25 season.

CAM KEITH who led the Eagles to the top of the BCHL this past season has been congratulated by the BRAR FAMILY and the entire Surrey Eagles organization on his future endeavours.

Statement from former Eagles head coach & GM Cam Keith.

“It is with a heavy heart we have made the decision to move to be closer to family.

To the Brar family. I would like to express my heart felt gratitude for the support and love you have given myself and Rebecca. With your dedication and commitment to the Surrey Eagle program you have created a championship program. The impact you have made on hockey in Surrey is truly remarkable. I am honored to have been apart of the foundation of your growing legacy. Forever champions! “

The Surrey Eagles hope to announce their new head coach in the coming weeks.

 

RIP Drew

Magnusson, Drew Steven August 24th, 1967 – June 7th, 2024

After a long struggle with complications due to diabetes, Drew passed away suddenly on June 7th while enjoying a long vacation in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  Born in White Rock, BC Drew lived in the area his entire life.  For more than 30 years Drew worked for Rimex Supply until his health forced him to retire.

Drew is predeceased by parents Colin and Irene (nee Weston).  He is survived by sisters Marlet and Gwenne (Tom) and by his many friends.  Drew was a big part of the White Rock community and was involved in many organizations.  To those that knew him he was an extremely kind person willing to do anything to help his friends.

Please find comfort knowing that for the last 6 weeks of his life, Drew was in a place he truly loved and was happy right until the end.

A celebration of Drew’s life will be held Saturday June 22nd, 2024 at the White Rock Elks Lodge 1469 George St, White Rock

 

June 16, 2024

Hail Hail The Gang's All Here

Yesterday morning's violent hail storm turned most of the hillside roads into rivers.

The city's drain system was instantly overwhelmed, causing massive flooding on West Beach in the area of Marine Drive and Oxford street.

Old timers minds quickly turned back to the 80's & 90's when flash storms caused massive flooding all along our waterfront while ripping out structures on the hillside.

 

 

Blackie Spit in Crescent Beach Under Threat

Environmentalists and nature lovers alike are sounding the warning bell.

Despite there being a wooden fence around the sensitive area, visitors to the beach are not paying attention to the warnings they are entering an environmentally sensitive area of the beach

There are native grasses, plants, a few old logs lying around and seemingly endless mud in almost every direction.

Blackie Spit is special because of its abundance of birds — some particularly rare ones, and many of which have flown thousands of kilometres as they make a quick stop during their migrations to rest and feed.

Blackie Spit is on the flightpath of many migratory birds. There has been over 177 species logged alone this year.

So, please the next time you visit Blackie Spit (located at the far north end of Crescent Beach past the giant parking lot) please please stay on the path, so the migratory birds can enjoy their flight path.

 

(click here for archived news stories)

 

Video Of The Day

 

Comedian George Carlin explains the use of some modern euphemisms in this clip from the 1980s.

If George were still alive today he would have more examples of how society uses words to make something sound different.

 

Joke Of The Day

A man has the opportunity to win a million dollars if he can cross lake Superior in a 16 foot sailboat...

The people sponsoring the challenge give the man two choices of what he can bring on the boat to assist him. He can either bring a large box of novels or two criminals. However, the people running the competition get to choose what the books are and who the criminals are.

The man realizes there could be benefits to either choice. Perhaps the box of novels could be about sailing or survival. On the other hand the criminals could be experienced in sailing or survival.

He decides the most important thing about either is gonna be how heavy they are. He is going to be using a really small boat and too much weight could slow him down or cause him to sink.

In order to figure out which one will benefit him the most he decides to weigh the prose and cons

 

Thought For The Day

 

Garden

Here's the right way to prune tomatoes and get a massive harvest

(click here)

 

Thought For The Day

 

 

 

Community Events

White Rock Playhouse / uptown White Rock on Johnston Road / 152

 

Discover Surrey

 

Summer officially kicks off this weekend and Surrey is celebrating in style with fun, family-friendly festivals and events! Check out the full calendar of events at https://ow.ly/9wm450RBYmg for more details on these and other activities happening in Surrey!

Surrey Pride BC Festival | June 22

2024 celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Surrey Pride Festival! This year's festival will include performances by Queer as Funk and a drag show headlined by Canada's Drag Race finalist, Kendall Gender!

One of Metro Vancouver's largest open-air markets. Shop, taste, and enjoy free entertainment from the almost 150 vendors who line 176 Street in Cloverdale on market days.

BC Halal Food Fest | June 22 & 23

The BC Halal Food Fest is back at Holland Park. This year, in addition to delicious halal food and drink vendors, visitors can expect a market bazaar, full kids ride carnival section and live stage performances.

The Clayton Market | June 23

A pop-up marketplace celebrating makers, bakers and growers from the Clayton community and beyond. Shop over 75 vendors, selling everything from local produce and baked goods to prepared foods and artisan crafts.

Unity FC vs Altitude | June 23

Experience the thrill of soccer like never before with Surrey's Unity Football Club! Get ready for an action-packed day filled with cheers and excitement! Come for the soccer, but stay for the food trucks, beer garden, kids zone, halftime contests and live music!

Have an event happening in Surrey? Submit yours to our events calendar for the chance to be featured.

 

 

WHITE ROCK PROMENADE SCULPTURES COMPETITION UPDATE;

COUNTDOWN TO SCULPTURE REMOVAL

We hope you can visit the promenade, east side of the pier to the white rock and experience the unique display of sculptures created by BC artists before they leave the waterfront.

We feel so privileged to have been included in the Sculpture competition community around BC.

Our vision for the future of the White Rock Promenade Sculptures Competition was to reach out to other communities and partner in a program of sharing, leasing, and sales of sculptures to make an ever-changing parade of art throughout the lower mainland.

To say we are disappointed this event will not continue is an understatement.

We thank our sculptors, sponsors, volunteers, families, friends and appreciate all the information and knowledge that Castlegar Sculpturewalk and Penticton Public Art shared with us.

(click here for more information on the sculptures - they are for sale)

 

 

 

White Rock TIDE TABLE

(click here to check today's tide levels)

 

 

 

Tomorrow In THE SUN

Sunday Funnies

 

 

 

 

Check the waterfront weather in White Rock in real time.

It's always sunny in White Rock - Below is the West Beach Camera

 

..as an added feature the city of White Rock now has installed an East Beach camera where most day visitors to White Rock can check to see if the tide is in, or out?

 

 

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