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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)

 

 

 

July 27, 2020

Libraries To Reopen


** We’re Preparing to Welcome You Inside - White Rock
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Beginning August 4, 2020 all 25 FVRL locations will be reopened to customers. While adjustments have been made to comply with the directions of the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC regulations, you can count on finding friendly staff and access to much of the library’s public space and services during special hours. This includes browsing the collection, computer and printer access, item returns, and more. The libraries will reopen with robust safety precautions, including:

•    Additional cleaning and disinfecting of workplace
•    Quarantining received library materials for a 72-hour period
•    Installation of physical barriers as a means to further protect staff and visitors
•    Low building occupancy limits which aid physical distancing measures
•    Greeter stations for directing library users
•    Library visitors will be encouraged to wear face coverings or non-medical masks
•    Verbal confirmation that visitors have not been exposed to or are not COVID-19 symptomatic
•    Directional signage supporting physical distancing measures in the library

To help contribute to a safe environment for all, customers over the age of three are strongly encouraged to wear a mask during their visit. We kindly ask customers to postpone their visit to the library if they are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, or have had recent contact with someone who is ill.

For customers who prefer a more contact-free experience, an adapted FVRL Express service will continue while the libraries are open. Customers can place holds on materials in advance. Customers who have been notified via email that their holds are ready can call the library upon arrival and an FVRL staff member will retrieve their materials, check them out, and hand them to the customer at the door.

Read the full COVID-19 Safety Plan (https://1.shortstack.com/K7ZmrJ)

 

Meanwhile In Surrey Libraries


 

 

 

(click here to register)

 

CRITTER CARE

Needs Our Help


They may be located in South Langley but they provide a tremendous service for us in the White Rock/South Surrey area.

 

The Caprice is trying to stay afloat offering some older movies. They have also replaced all their seating with really nice ones. Every second row is blocked off and groups are kept apart from other groups keeping everyone safe. $5 daily and $2.50 on Tuesdays! When we went there was just our family and one couple.

 

Kwomais Point (pronounced kwo may us)

Views like this are right here in Surrey! Find this view overlooking Semiahmoo Bay at Kwomais Point Park (? 1367 128 Street) in South Surrey. Along with a viewing platform, this location also has:
?? mature forests,
?? walking paths, 
?? nature trails, 
?? labyrinth and plaza.

Learn more: http://ow.ly/Ktbj50AmkWG

 

Grand opening!

Specialized home made Indian food with lunch specials from Monday to Friday. Gluten free, nut free & vegan options!

We are offering a 20% discount for take-out food until July 27th as well as a complimentary soup for dine-in.

 

Summer Hours @ COSMOS

We truly apologize for the inconvenience and the mix up...
COSMOS IS NOW OPEN EVERY DAY!! 4pm- 9:30 7 DAYS A WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

LEGION #8 SERVING WHITE ROCK/SOUTH SURREY - 2290 152 St, Surrey

 

New Business on East Beach in White Rock - WELCOME Zoom Bikes

Just had an idea ! MOBILE TEST RIDES. I will bring an e-bike to your home or workplace for you to test ride around the roads/trails you are familiar with at a time convenient to you.

Absolutely no cost and no obligation.

Call to arrange a time on 604 396 4770.

 

PEACE ARCH HOSPICE SOCIETY THRIFT STORE is reopened and you no longer need to book an appointment to drop off donations as of July 2! Please note the new hours of operation.

 

Sarah's Online Face - Home Style Cooking & Baking

Hi! I would just like to bring attention to my baking business! I live in White Rock and run a baking business on the side but due to covid I have been laid off my full time job which has provided me the opportunity to focus more on my business. Please feel free to check out my website www.sarahscafe.ca and reach out to me if you would be interested in my services

(visit Sarah's website)

 

ZEROBLAST Virus & Germ Protection Services

Advanced Residential Germ Protection Program in White Rock And South Surrey

ZeroBlast proprietary process will disinfect 99.9% of germs providing long-lasting protection against the growth of germs for up to 3 months.

With over 40 million square feet protected with our NON-TOXIC antimicrobial surface protection, the ZeroBlast process is safe for both human and pet contact within minutes of treatment.

 

We are proud to announce the OFFICIAL reopening of Sawbucks

Come and join us for DINE IN service, with a new limited capacity of 70 people and some very strict COVID safety regulations in place, your safety (and enjoyment!) is number one priority for us! 

Check out our new menu online at www.sawbuckspub.com or just swing in and see it for yourself! 

We are hitting the ground running with our EPIC wing nights (75 cents a piece on Wednesday nights), Steak Skillet Special on Fridays and Prime Rib for $16.95 on Saturday nights!

 

White Rock Sea Tours Is Back In Business

We are open!

Book your boat ride, Sunset Cruise, whale watching Adventure, Charter, crab fishing trip, scattering ashes at sea, Water Taxi, etc whiterockseatours.com

PEACE ARCH HOSTPIAL AUXILLARY

Have you been in to the Superfluity Shop Boutique? All new paint and flooring has given a fresh, new look.

We are OPEN with temporary reduced hours. 12:00pm - 4:00pm

www.pahas.ca

 

Darts Hill Garden Park carefully reopens for the season


Darts Hill Garden Park reopens with new protocols to ensure community safety as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Now open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors will need to pre-register for a 1.5-hour time slot. Registrations times will be available every thirty minutes. Final entrance time will be 2 p.m., with a maximum of 15 registered visitors for each time slot.

Darts Hill Garden Park is a 7.5-acre hillside garden located on the corner of 170th Street and 16th Avenue in Surrey. Originally created by Francisca and Edwin Darts, it is a beautiful display of 70 years of devotion, hard work and a pure love of horticulture. In 1994 the Darts chose to make their garden available to residents, students and visitors by entering into a 999-year agreement with the City of Surrey. Their intention was to give Surrey its own garden to be used as a horticultural centre for the preservation, enhancement, and development of plants. The non-profit Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society works in partnership with the City of Surrey towards these goals. Parking is available 1633 170th Street.

The City of Surrey is the steward of 2984 hectares of parkland including 200 publicly accessible parks, over 600 natural area or green space parks and over 650 km of park trails and City greenways.

 

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.

 

Matching a grateful donor!

Volounteer Cancer Driver Goerge Garrett


She worked hard cleaning other people's houses. Perhaps 500 houses over many years. Then cancer struck. The lady was driven to treatment by our volunteer cancer drivers until our service was suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis. Just before the crisis the lady sent us a cheque for $500 along with a note thanking our dispatcher and driver for "this extra deed." She said, "God Bless You all for your hard work and all you do for us."
Now we can serve patients again with safety protocols starting June 15th. We need masks, hand sanitizers and wipes..and the money to pay for them.
In honour of our cleaning lady, I want to start the ball rolling with a matching $500 donation to the Volunteer Cancer Driver Society.
I donated online at www.volunteercancerdrivers.ca. I received a tax receipt via email within a few minutes. It's so nice to be back with our favourite people...our cancer patients.

 

 

The Restrictions for non-essential vendors at BC Farmers' Markets have now been lifted. We have missed you terribly.

All jewelery, soap, artisans, crafters, flowers, plants, cat/dog treats, and other non-essential vendors will now be allowed to sell at the Market.

We welcome you back, the plan is to continue with the approved dates given to you. The site will still have to be managed with Physical Distancing Measures in place and a reduced on-site footprint due to the Bosa development at the South end of the Marketplace. We have extended along the blue fence line and the South side of the Community Centre; also the West of Russell Ave towards Foster Street entrance.

Helen Fathers
Market Manager

 

Follow A Palette of Fun - Painting Parties

Free live Facebook painting classes on Tuesday’s at 1pm and Thursday’s at 7pm 

All ages and all levels of experience are invited to paint with us ! 

It’s easy to paint along step by baby step till you create your personal masterpiece ! 

To see all class info on painting - supplies etc visit the Facebook page.. 

It’s fun, and a great way to decompress or take your mind of things that are weighing heavy in your mind ! 

Everyone welcome

 

 

Noon Time Meal Program

(Parking lot next to White Rock Playhouse)

Community Caring for Community Mon to Fr Noon to 1 PM (or when all meals are gone) Where: City Parking Lot - on Russell St. at Johnson Rd

For anyone who will appreciate a free nutritious meal during this extraordinary health crisis. There will be variations on hot or cold meals.

GRAB & 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.

No Cost. We are living in frugal times we know we are all in this together. Sponsored by Rotary Club of White Rock with Peace Portal Alliance Church Supported by City of White Rock, Fraser Health - Health Protection, Save On Foods, Red Rose Restaurant and many volunteer neighbours who are our community partners.

 

Grow your own food while supporting your local garden shops.

Check out our online marketplace for Surrey stores who deliver.

(click here for list or to have your business listed)

 

 

 

 

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

 

Give You Child A Birthday Party They Will Never Forget

Celebrate in a FUN and Creative way ?
Korki’s PARADE WAVERS Now Available!
Great Visual Effect for Neighbourhood Parades, Drive-by Birthdays and much more ...
Servicing the South Surrey / White Rock area 
$10/ea or 3/$25 at kclown@telus.net

 

White Rock Pickleball Is Back

White Rock Pickle-ball courts oipoened Saturday May 16th!

Please follow the posted court usage rules to keep everyone safe!

 

 

Senior Come Share Society

.......would like to invite all seniors over 55 to receive an art package which includes a canvas, chalk pastels, brushes, and paint. 

Our goal is to have a Community Art Show(not mandatory participation) in the fall where the art created by seniors will be showcased. We have decided the theme of the show will be 'Joy" and there will be prizes. You do not need to have art experience to participate and all forms of art are welcomed( all medias- if you have your own art supplies)
The art packages are by donation while supplies last.
If you would like an art package please contact me via PM or call 604-531-9400 ext 201

 

We know a lot of you have been missing our food and we've missed seeing your faces. So starting Apr. 30th we're offering take out and delivery with uber eats from 4:00 til 8:00. See you soon.

 

The White Rock and South Surrey Volunteer Brigade

Originally conceived as a service to assist those in greatest need due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the White Rock Volunteer Brigade is now ready to make connections and provide assistance for all residents and businesses in our community.

Often requiring internet connection to get access to needed services, many seniors are at a loss as to how to make contact. Isolated and alone, home technology for many seniors in need consists of a just TV and a telephone.

The White Rock Volunteer Brigade has been created to help bridge the technology gap but has now discovered a much greater opportunity to provide volunteer help as our community emerges from the pandemic.

With the announcement by the Government of Canada of the Canada Student Services Grant, the Volunteer Brigade is now recruiting young people to assist with the delivery of its services.

We are seeking volunteers who wish to help reach out to our wonderful White Rock and South Surrey community to work from home and simply speak with or provide information to people in need using our TELUS business connect phone system.

If you would like to join the White Rock and South Surrey Volunteer Brigade please call 1-877-515-0491 or visit www.volunteerbrigade.ca.

For those looking for local information and/or support, please call the resource line at 604-238-0900 to speak with someone who will help find accurate information about safe and reliable organizations and businesses in our community.

 

STILLMAN BOOKS in Central Plaza, White Rock


open 11 a.m. to 5. p.m. Monday to Saturday.
Your only physical source for used and collectible books in White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Delta and Richmond.

Come and browse over 20,000 books, about 60% fiction/40% non-fiction, including over 1000 children’s books.
Please see the list of categories on the specific White Rock store page on the stillmanbooks.com website.

Phone: 778-291-0091 for specific titles.
You may contact the store via email at: orders@stillmanbooks.com

 

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


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.

 

Mathew's custom made cloth masks - $5.00

 

 

 It will be OK! continues to give back...!

Proceeds of T-shirt sales support the Cloverdale Community Kitchen and Foodbank, which now serves mobile meals...and Cloverdale Community Kitchen covers Langley, Surrey, Delta and White Rock , which is YOUR community!

Positive energies, for your community is PURE joy and HAPPINESS, and being HAPPY keeps us all HEALTHY!

Get your positive inspiration T-shirt here:
https://bioenergy-bemertherapy.square.site/produ…/t-shirt/9…

It will be OK!

 

 

White Rock mayor DARRYL WALKER will be hosting community conversations on a weekly basis with ur community.

The broadcast will take place on the day after our regularly scheduled weekly council meetings. The nexte session will be April 07 12:30 PM

(click here @ 12:30 the day of the session to join the LIVE session)

 

 

We are open and happy to provide our community with fresh baked bread, grocery essentials like eggs, milk & yeast as well as traditional bakery treats, fresh soup, and deli sandwiches.

All of our products are made in-house using real ingredients, no preservatives and are baked fresh daily.

We can fulfill your orders in the following ways:
?Free next-day delivery within 10km of the bakery for a minimum $10 order. 
?Same day no contact, front door pick up at the bakery.

To place an order please call us at 604-531-1750 or send us an email to hillcrestbakeryanddeli@gmail.com. Pre-arrangement and pre-payment are required for all orders at this time.

You can find our menus here: https://bit.ly/HillcrestMenus
If you want something that's not listed please let us know and with 24 hours notice we can most likely make it happen for you.

 

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

Township 7 Delivers Wine for a Cause

In light of the tumultuous times, many hospitality workers are facing severe financial distress.  To help meet their needs Township 7 is donating $10 per online order to the BCHF (minimum 4 bottles per order).  Included in this offer, Township 7 is providing free delivery across Canada.  The wines are available online under the code SUPPORT10 (at checkout).

 

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

 

 

From former White Rock Mayor/MLA/MP Gordie Hogg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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