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During the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic we will endeavour to keep you informed to what is taking place in our community of White Rock and South Surarey/

If you see or hear about someone or an organization that is doing good in our community please forward the information to me.

(click here to keep up to date what's happening in the White Rock/South Surrey area)

Thank You

David Chesney/Publisher

email - editor@whiterocksun.com

 

Learn More:

The latest modelling presentation and information is available online: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/COVID19_Update_Modelling-BROADCAST.pdf

For information on how returning travellers can submit self-isolation plans, visit: http://gov.bc.ca/returningtravellers

For mental-health and anxiety support visit: www.bouncebackbc.ca 
Or: www.anxietycanada.com

For the latest medical updates, including case counts and information on how to protect yourself and your community, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

For the provincial health officer's orders, notices and guidance, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/phoguidance

For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19
Or call 1 888 COVID19 (1 888 268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Pacific time), seven days a week.

To use the online COVID-19 self-assessment tool or to download the app, visit: https://bc.thrive.health/

For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities, visit:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGovNews 
YouTube: www.youtube.com/ProvinceofB

Click here to read more about how our community is pulling together)

 

 

 

 

 

TransLink spreads holiday cheer with nine Reindeer Buses

 

Festive fleet to light up streets all over Metro Vancouver

TransLink is making the beloved Reindeer Bus tradition nine-times larger this year to spread much-needed holiday cheer all over Metro Vancouver. Starting tomorrow, Reindeer Buses Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph will roll into service and brighten a street near you.

“We can all agree that it’s been a pretty tough year,” says TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “If there was ever a time to boost our Reindeer Bus fleet, it’s certainly now. We want to spread smiles and holiday cheer to street corners all over the region, and this is a fun way to do it.”

The Reindeer Bus is part of a 35-year initiative known as Toys for Tots. Each year, toys and cash donations from staff at TransLink bus depots and offices are delivered from the Reindeer Bus to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau to be distributed to low-income families.

Reindeer facts:

  • Nearly 3,000 toys and over $2,000 were donated last year through Toys for Tots
  • In 34 years, 84,776 toys and $48,449.05 have been donated through the initiative
  • Each Reindeer Bus is named after a different reindeer guiding Santa’s sleigh
  • The routes the Reindeer Buses will travel on will vary each day based on scheduling by elves in each bus depot
  • The buses have been decorated by Santa’s elves at each bus depo

For Reindeer Bus lovers, TransLink has also launched a new line of holiday merchandise featuring the Reindeer Bus in our online store , just in time for any transit lover’s Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, my name is Shelina . I feel so inspired by all the good people in the world.

Sadly I don’t often hear people say that they love what they do, I am privileged to own and love Clancy’s Tea Cosy, and to work for and love SOS Children’s Village BC. SOS BC has supported foster children and youth for over 30 years. This holiday season is going to be particularly difficult for youth aging out of care; isolation has been especially challenging for them. I want to make sure they know they are not forgotten nor alone, I want them to have all the same goodies that many of us will enjoy.
I am asking all of you, if you are able, to purchase grocery gift cards for the youth we support and to drop

hem off at Clancy’s @ 6-15223 Pacific Avenue White Rock. Walmart, Superstore etc. will be the most useful cards but any grocery cards will be graciously accepted. If you are avoiding crowds, you are welcome to drop off cash and I will purchase the gift cards. If you leave your contact details and your donation/gift card is $20 or more I can arrange for a tax receipt. I’m making this ask because I truly believe that this organization does amazing things and I wouldn’t work 7 days a week if I was not invested in the work we do. Please have a look at our website to learn more about all the programs we offer and the families and youth we serve. Clancy’s is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11-4.

Please don’t cross boundaries until orders are lifted, stay safe.

 

 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce for the first time in 25 years we will not be hosting our annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa.

It is a tradition our fire family and entire community look forward to every year, but because of Covid we are unable to safely host this event.

From all of us, we wish you the most wonderful holiday season full of joy and most importantly good health.

We will see you all in the New Year on Sunday January 3rd for our annual (safe), Tree Chip.

Semiahmoo Santa

VISIT SANTA
Monday to Sunday 11am to 1pm* and 2pm to 5pm
Late nights only 6pm to 8pm

*Nov 27 Noon to 1pm

Santa Photos 2020 look different, but we are happy that you and your family can experience this Christmas tradition at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre*.
*NOTE: by appointment only - visit our website at www.shopsemiahmoo.com and click on activities and events. You are required to wear a face mask, have your temperature taken, and use the hand sanitizer provided. You may remove your mask temporarily during your photo in front of Santa, but you are required to put it back on while you pay and collect your photo.

 

 

MAIL ORDERS FOR “YEARS OF PROMISE” BOOKS. Here is all the information you will need to receive a copy by mail of “Years of Promise – White Rock 1858-1958 by Lorraine Ellenwood.” If you live in Canada, one (1) book will cost you $31.50 (tax included) plus $12 for postage (packaging included.) That's Regular Post – bump it up to $14 if you want Express Post. If you want two (2) books, it will cost you $63.00 (tax included) plus $18 for postage (packaging included.) Shipping to the U.S. (Calif.) is $21 for one book. Please direct all of your inquiries to Vanya Peacock at the White Rock Museum and Archives gift shop. Her email is events@whiterockmuseum.ca or by phone @ (604) 541-2221. Once again, I promise that you will not regret getting this wonderful, invaluable source of information and memories. 

 

 

PRE-ORDER CHRISTMAS DINNER

Enjoy a full turkey dinner with all the fixings prepared by us so you can relax and enjoy the really important stuff at Christmas, family time.

Our dinners are made from scratch and include generous portions of all the fixings – turkey, mashed potato, stuffing, veggies, gravy, cranberry sauce, and of course dessert which is your choice of butter tart or mincemeat tart!

Dinners are available for in-store pick up or FREE delivery within 10km of the bakery on December 23 & 24th!

*SAVE 10% off your order by selecting pick up at checkout and using code PICKUP!

(click here to make your order)

 

 

 

 

The Huron Carole Virtual 

December 11 @ 7 p.m.

The Tour Comes to Your Screen!

Help OUr Local Food Banks

Season 33 has been adjusted for viewing from home.  This is a one-time airing on Zoom and the app is required (download it for free). 

Famous for storytelling, and his love of Christmas, Tom Jackson - and fellow musicians – perform seasonal favourites under the bright lights of a professional stage.  For the audiophile and videophile enthusiast, show quality is exceptional.  Get a sneak peek here:  https://huroncarole.ca

Support your community, businesses, artists, and charities by purchasing a ticket for this classic annual event.  Limited number of VIP Zoom Reception tickets available where you can join Tom in a pre-show meet 'n greet at 6:30pm.  Make it a date night.  Or buy a few tickets and make it a family night.  Just don’t miss it! 

If you would like to make a donation to the Surrey Food Bank, please visit https://www.surreyfoodbank.org/donate

 

#GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.

GivingTuesday’s messages of hope, connection, and community have never been more needed. Let’s create a wave of good on December 1!

There are many ways to support Semiahmoo House Society.

You can share your thoughts in the comments here, so that we can share them with the community; donate your time by volunteering at our events; and always share what we do and posts that resonate with you!

To give to Semiahmoo House Society go to www.uniti4all.com/home/donations or email shs@shsbc.ca.

 

Streaming to your home theatre SAT. DECEMBER 5th from Blue Frog

NB:ue Frogs Studio is proud to present a streaming concert with the incomporable KAL DAVID & LAURI BONO. KAL DAVID has played with a who's who of blues greats including JOHN MAYAL, & BB KING.

LAURI has had an illustrious career from singing with BETTE MIDLER and ETTA JAMES and JOHNNY RIVERS

(click here to reserve your seat)

 

Thank You White Rock Indian Flavours

7 days a week the White Rock Rotary offers a free llunch to 35 individuals who are in need of a hot lunch. Recently the program was able to expand to 7 days when two local restaurants stepped up to offer food for the program.

Sunday's those in need are treated to a beautiful free Indian lunch.

(visit their website) Then visit them in person to support this new restaurant in our community that is giving back.

Welcome To White Rock Indian Flavours 

White Rock Indian Flavours, an Indian food restaurant in Greater Vancouver Area, serves the best authentic Indian food & wines. With over 20 years of experience from restaurant and hotels, Avind’s has perfected its menu to a wide range of distinct Indian flavours. We offer free Indian food delivery in New Westminster and nearby communities. Our authentic Indian food, convenient late night food delivery & dining has been enjoyed for 10 years. It has brought great recognition to White Rock Indian Flavours, among the best Indian restaurants in Canada.

White Rock Indian Flavours we serve authentic Indian food prepared using traditional methods of cooking. We are about staple Indian curries, tandoori breads and Indian rice preparations. We have a gorgeous dining room with vibrant colors, and decors that will bring back an Indian feeling from home and ensure a memorable Indian food dining experience.

 

Kingfisher Farm Market

Xmas market at Kingfisher Farms, Dec 5 from 1-4.

It will be outside in the barn with a limited amount of vendors to ensure the market is safe for everyone.

There will be strict protocols for safety and masks of course will be worn! Please come out and support local businesses! I will have my toques and cowls. (Kingfisher farms is located at 512-172 street here in Surrey)

 

Laura's Coffee Corner

Address: 15259 Pacific Ave, White Rock, OPen until 3 p.m. daily. Closed Sundays.

Christmas Tree is up in the cafe and now collecting canned goods and non-perishable items to be donated to Sources Food Bank - South Surrey White Rock @sourcesbc
Don’t be a Grinch it’s a Cinch
Fight Hunger One Pantry at a Time

 

We are accepting applications!

Looking for some awesome EXPERIENCED BARISTAS to join our Dudes team in OCean Park/Crescent Beach area of South Surrey

???Looking for both full time and part time workers!

Apply @dudescoffeehouse or email is your resume at ethicaladdiction@gmail.com

Looking forward to hearing from you!

-The Dudes staff

Hi everyone! We have finally posting some of the hats wehave made for Peace Arch hospital. Normally we sell them in the gift shop but we have not been able to open the store since Covid started. We will be adding more handmade baby knit items as soon as possible. All proceeds of the sales go directly to the Hospital to support programs such as Baby Love (a full layette for moms in need when they leave the hospital).
Please take a look and forward to your friends ūüôā

 

The White Rock-South Surrey Division of Family Practice in partnership with Fraser Health is hosting flu vaccination clinics for those who qualify for a free flu vaccination. In B.C., the flu shot is provided free to specific groups of people. Please refer to this website  https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/inactivated-influenza-vaccine to confirm eligibility.
 
Appointments can be booked online by using the QR code on the poster below or by visiting the Division website at wrssdivision.ca and clicking on the poster there. 

 

It's been 8 months since the pandemic started....and winter is looming.

Mental health issues related to our lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression and other mental concerns.

The Canadian Mental Health Association, has a 24-hour helpline: 1-833 456-4566 or Crisis Line 1-888-322-3019 Toll Free.

 

On Hold Until December 07 due to COVID guidelines

The festival is back with exciting new additions

November 2020 January 2021.

Come down to White Rock beach to experience the complete transformation of the Waterfront into a wonderland of twinkling lights. Drive or walk through the light displays, grab take-out from one of the many Marine Drive restaurants, and snap some photos of your favourite moments.

Watch FACEBOOK for more info

 

A Drive Thru Light Exhilbition

Tickets are now on sale for the Vancouver Tech Wonderland event. Click here if you will be in Vancouver and would like to purchase tickets.

Best Buy is creating a holiday experience celebrating the magic of the season, The Best Buy Tech Wonderland, where holiday tradition meets modern technology. Taking place on the grounds of the PNE in Vancouver, BC, in late November (see below for dates and location details) you and a carload of friends and family can take a magical guided tour featuring incredible displays, classic holiday tunes, epic eats, fun contests, and so much more.

What is Best Buy’s Tech Wonderland

Get your ticket for a fun-filled drive through experience for family and friends. Your journey begins in our Tunnel of Lights, festively illuminated by thousands of dazzling Christmas lights. Within the tunnel, you’ll drive past classic Woodward’s Windows and our Best Buy Memory Boxes, where classic holiday traditions are brought to life with a modern twist with the help of the latest and greatest tech from Sony, Google, Xbox, and more.

Upon exiting the tunnel, stop by our Santa Car Photo Booth and take a fun picture with Santa Claus himself, while you sit in your car, as you help him get ready to make his deliveries. Afterwards, head on over to our Gaming Demo,where professional gamers will be on hand to show off the next generation of Xbox consoles. Finally, take in a classic holiday TV show or animated short at our Holiday Drive-in Theatre before heading home.

The Best Buy team have worked closely with Vancouver Coastal Health to ensure that Best Buy Tech Wonderland can be experienced safely.

After reviewing the new Vancouver Costal Health and Fraser Health restrictions, we believe this event can still be enjoyed safely, as everyone is required to stay within their vehicle at all times, limiting any social interaction.

 

Cloverdale Christmas Tree Festival

Visit Museum of Surrey to see trees custom decorated by 25 Cloverdale businesses. 

Where else can you find a free, family friendly, indoor Christmas festival? Walk the museum to see trees custom decorated by 25 Cloverdale businesses. Vote for your favourite for a chance to win a $100 gift card!

Date & Time

December 1, 2020 9:30am - December 18, 2020 4:30pm

Museum of Surrey 17710 56a Ave Cloverdale

Book Your Spot Today

Pre-registration is required so we can keep attendance numbers low and maintain ample space for social distancing. Book your one hour spot early to see the trees and tour the museum after. 

Register online anytime or by phone at 604.592.6956 Wednesday to Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm.

REGISTER ONLINE 

Benefiting the Cloverdale Christmas Bureau.

 

Local Crafts Fair @ White Rock Museum

November 20 Market Opens

Mama Chasse Handmade- Handknit and handsewn items, as well as homemade preserves that are always a hit!
Seraphina Soap and Gifts- That's right, another week of delightful scented soaps, just $10 for three bars. As well as handmade cards, candles and handknit hats.
We hope to see you soon!
We have a capacity limit of 3 guests in our Museum Shop. Our museum gallery is closed, so overflow guests will be asked to wait outside until space is available in the shop. We thank you for your patience. We strongly encourage guests wear masks, and our frontline staff will be masked.
We are open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 - 4.
Free parking is courtesy of the City of White Rock

 

 

The Holiday Home Tour for Hope was sadly unable to go ahead this year in its usual format but the need for funds to our charities was as important as ever. The talented and dedicated committee put their heads together and we are delighted to introduce to you 
     2020 Holiday Home Tour For Hope Magazine
You wonderful volunteers have supported us with your hard work and precious time in the past and I’m writing to you to ask for your support again this year.¬†
We would be grateful if you could spread the word amongst your friends and family to buy our beautiful magazine which will be available to purchase from this Saturday November 14th at the following participating store locations
* Madeline Bee
* Potters
* West Coast Gardens
* Peace Arch Hospice
* Flowers and Company
*Ambiente
The team have once again been working hard with our designers and decor sponsors to bring the Holiday Home Tour to you in your own living room. The magazine features many stunningly decorated local homes to once again inspire you and get you in the holiday spirit.
The cost is $50 but we see that not only as a chance to make a generous donation to our charities but also included will be raffle tickets to our fabulous draw and a $10 gift card to Potters Christmas Store. 

Over the last 5 years you have helped us raise $365,000. As always, thanks to our generous Community and Realtor sponsors , 100% of the magazines proceeds will be split between Peace Arch Hospice Society and Surrey Memorial Foundation who will direct the funds to the Breast Health Clinic and Children’s Health Clinic. These charities need our support this year more than ever.

For more information please visit www.holidayhometourforhope.ca or follow us on Instagram @holidayhometourforhope

 

Visit the Holiday Home Tour website

 

 

Boundary Bay Crabbing

Departing from Crescent Beach Marina, just 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver, we’ll take you out into Boundary Bay to some of our best crab fishing spots. Come along and watch us, or bring your own fishing license if you want to take crab home with you. Enjoy a comfortable ride aboard Spartan 01, our 34ft rigid hull inflatable boat with heated cabin and onboard washroom. The length of each crabbing trip is flexible; you can book the boat for one hour or several hours, it’s your choice. Bring your refreshments and friends!

Regulations

  • Not recommended for those in poor health, or those who are pregnant. Please consult your doctor and inform the captain of any concerns prior to boarding and anytime throughout your trip.
  • Call us anytime with any questions or to seek clarification
  • Children should be at least six years old — younger only at the manager’s discretion at the time of booking
  • We reserve the right to reschedule or delay trips due to weather conditions, mechanical, or unforeseen circumstances
  • We reserve the right to assign vessels
  • Tours may vary in duration
  • Guests required to sign a waiver during booking
  • (visit their website for more info)


"Computer services don't have to be expensive or complicated! It should be smart & user friendly"

(click here for more info and contact info)

 

Support the arts and this year give a loved on a unique and original Christmas present. Artists and Artisans have been affected also during COVID. Not being able to sell their wares at Farmer's Markets where a lot of their business usually comes from we decided to host an Event.
The date is November 29 at Sullivan Hall, 152nd St. Surrey. As per COVID requirements we will
receive patrons at 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm. This allows us to close after every 50 patrons and clean, sanitize and exchange the air in the building between admissions.

 

The Museum of Surrey just opened a new exhibit created specifically by the Semiahmoo First Nation.

Che’ Semiahmah-Sen / Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am

I am Semiahmoo / I am Survivor of the Flood

Created by Semiahmoo First Nation specifically for the Museum of Surrey, this exhibit tells the stories of how the Nation has flourished since the Great Flood. The exhibit features two large dioramas showing reef net fishing and a summer village, video interviews with Semiahmoo First Nation members, cultural belongings, and more. Focusing not only on the past, the exhibit emphasizes the continued presence of Semiahmoo First Nation in Surrey and White Rock, highlighting the Nation’s youth and annual canoe journeys. The exhibit opens October 22, 2020.

“Semiahmoo First Nation has and will continue to flourish on our land. We have always been here. We will always be here.”

This exhibit tells the stories of how the Nation has flourished since the Great Flood. It is a wonderful & colorful exhibit that should be part of all Surrey school curriculum.

 


 

Good news!

The City of White Rock has dedicated posted playing times on weekend mornings (9:00 to noon 7 days a week).

Wonderful to see our White Rock Pickleball community enjoying some great games on these dry days!

Please remember to keep socially distanced between games

 

HOLY SMOKE FRESH ROASTED COFFEE


The smell of fresh roasted coffee will once again fill the air.
So if you love great coffee, give "Holy Smoke" a try.

Support your local roaster, the best coffee you can buy

Roasting up a few batches of fresh Organic coffees... This week I’m roasting my mellow Mexican from Oaxaca and my dark & delicious Guatemalan....order by calling me AL @ 604-780-4659

 

Christy's Calendars

We here at the White Rock Sun often used the wonderful photos CHRISTY FOX takes of the Semiahmoo Peninsula. This is the third year she has compiled a collection of her top photos for a calendar.

This years Calendar project will benefit our long term care homes in WhiteRock, with details to be released down the road.

It has been an especially hard on those in care and we want to brighten things up for them.

The calendars are $22 tx included and we are doing prepayment this yr so we know how many to order. my email is ihopeyoudance@live.ca and phone number is 604 789 1049. Calendars will be sealed in plastic this yr. Pickup will be at our place at Marine and Vidal or drop off can be arranged in WR. 

 

 

 

Cheryl's Trading Post - Is Back

Cheryl's Trading Post will be opening a store Oct 1st in Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, White Rock.

We will be there for the fall / Xmas shopping season until Dec 31.

 

 

The Good Food Box project will begin to distribute food from Alexandra Neighbourhood House on September 22nd, and runs weekly on Tuesdays until December. This project is in collaboration with the Sources food bank. The produce that we have been delivering to Sources food bank will be diverted to add to the boxes being packed at Alex House.
If you have any produce that can wait till next week please hold it until then. I will post more here when the logistics have been finalized.
If you are interested in volunteering with this project please contact Patricia Lee, Good Food Box Coordinator, via the front desk at Alex House (604-535-0015)

 

LAURA'S COFFEE CORNER opens today for dine in and take out. Food will be served in takeaway containers.

Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

 

 

Local handyman, excited to take your ideas and create something amazing.

Many years experience, and all the tools needed to complete your project!

Call (778) 898-7901

 

As part of our efforts to fight COVID-19 and maintain the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, clients and community, SOURCES’ Shop by Phone program continues to operate through United Way’s Better at Home program.¬†

New clients who live in South Surrey and White Rock only can register for this program through https://bc211.ca/ or by calling 211 on their phones. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Learn more about SOURCES’ response here:¬†https://www.sourcesbc.ca/news/2020/03/covid-19/

 

 

TAKE AWAY MEAL OUTREACH


Community Caring for Community

Now operating 7 days a week @ 12 noon.


No Cost. We are living in frugal times - know we are all in this together. Where: City Parking Lot - on Russell Street and Johnson Road, White Rock
When: Wednesdays sponsored by Peace Portal Alliance Church
From Noon to 1 PM (or when all meals are gone)
Grab and Go format - Be safe. Don’t come early. - Social distance in line with others. Grab a bagged meal. - Don’t linger and risk others health. Head home to eat your meal. Enjoy. Be safe. 
This is a new Community program supported by City of White Rock City, Fraser Health-Health Protection, Save On Foods, Peace Portal Alliance Church, and others For anyone in need of a free nutritious meal during this extraordinary health crisis.
There will be variations on hot or cold meals. Over time, other days may be added to the week.

You Are Not Alone

Are you a Senior who can't get out or know someone in that situation? 2-1-1 can connect seniors with volunteers to pick up groceries, prescription and connection.

The phone number can now be called from anywhere in BC, and will be staffed 24 hours a day with a live operator

Are you a senior or someone who is immunity-compromised?

The City of White Rock has compiled a list of pharmacies and grocery stores who are providing dedicate hours and services for our most vulnerable during this #Covid19 crisis.

For the most up to date list, please check out White Rock City Hall's Community Resource page

https://www.whiterockcity.ca/854/Community-Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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