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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

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Surrey / Canada Day Party

Surrey Canada Day will take place on July 1, with the Family Show from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the Evening Show from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Surrey Canada Day is committed to sharing music, education, entertainment, and the cultural practices of many Indigenous and multicultural artists. The City invites residents to come together to experience diverse cultural expression, as well as the best of Canada and its hope for the future. 

It is with great respect, humility, and enthusiasm to announce the Surrey Canada Day 2021 lineup featuring Buffy Sainte-Marie, Walk Off the Earth, Jim Cuddy, Bedouin Soundclash, William Prince, JoJo Mason, Celeigh Cardinal and many more. 

“Join us for Virtual Surrey Canada Day to experience entertainment, education and cultural sharing,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “The City of Surrey is proud to present international icon Buffy Sainte- Marie, and nationally recognized Canadian stars Walk Off the Earth and Jim Cuddy to our virtual stage. I invite you to tune into our livestream to celebrate incredible Canadian talent and our great country.” 

Additionally, residents of Surrey and across the Lower Mainland are invited to participate in the virtual celebrations by sending in a photo or short video sharing a “Happy Canada Day” message. Each submission will be entered to win a $200 gift card for participating Surrey Store to Door businesses and have a chance to be featured in the broadcast. Those submitting content can do so by posting on Facebook or Instagram using the campaign hashtags #SurreyCanadaDay or by emailing

We acknowledge we are situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semiahma (Semiahmoo) land-based nations. 

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. 

For more information, visit   





Vancouver Mural Festival Aug 4-22
60+ New Murals | 11 Neighbourhoods | 40+ Live Shows

Discover a world of inspiration as local artists share their personal, cultural, and historical stories on over 60 new murals in 11 neighbourhoods across the city. Plus, get inspired and learn more with Mural Tours, Art & Cultural Public Talks, Live Performances, and more while supporting local artists and communities!

Murals not only bring our streets to life, they’re part of a bigger story and cultural evolution. At Vancouver Mural Festival we harness the visual impact of public art to connect communities, celebrate diverse cultures, and serve as a catalyst for addressing many of the socio-cultural issues facing our city and communities. Showcasing and collaborating with underrepresented/marginalized groups is at the core of what we're about. This is reflected in all aspects of the festival, including our projects (art and events), curators, and artists.

This year's mural neighbourhoods include: Cambie Village / Downtown / Edgemont Village / Hogan’s Alley / Marpole / Mount Pleasant / Punjabi Market / River District / South Granville / Strathcona / West End.

Watch for more details about artists, events, neighbourhoods and maps. In the meantime, check out, follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and download our free VMF app to find all our previous years' murals. 




White Rock Beach Beer Co. has recently released their West Beach Pale Ale 355 ml. cans featuring artwork by well-known WR artist Allan Turton showing the waterfront and historic train station.


Grab a cold 6-pack to go for only $16.50, get a growler fill, or enjoy one with friends on either of their two outdoor patios this summer.

See you there!


Virtual Coffee With Kerry

Thank you to everyone who joined me for a virtual coffee and conversation next Zoom coffee hour will take place Friday, June 25 at 2:00 PM PT.

Email me at with the subject line “Coffee with Kerry” to RSVP!I hope to see you there!


White Rock’s Virtual Canada Day by the Bay brings music and laughs

The City of White Rock presents the second White Rock Virtual Canada Day by the Bay celebration on July 1 with performances by country band The Heels, pop duo Fionn and comedy group Hilarapy.

The theme for 2021 is “White Rock Together.” The matinee starts at 1 p.m. and the headline show kicks off at 7 p.m., starting with the White Rock City Orchestra performing O Canada. 

Play an online Canadian Trivia challenge with a live leaderboard starting at 7 p.m. Great prizes go to the top three participants. The virtual photo booth will be available all day. Stay for part or all of the day by visiting the City’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. 

Enter the Canadian Spirit contest between June 18 and 21 for a chance to win great themed prizes. The first 20 entries will win a Canada Day decorating kit. 

This year’s Virtual Canada Day by the Bay is made possible by event partners Heritage Canada, 93.7 JR Country, Amica White Rock and Flinnwest Solutions. Check out for more details.


Breaking news! viaSport has confirmed the following:

As of 3 PM Wednesday May 26, Jared from viaSport responded to BC Pickleball's request for clarification: "For outdoor sport you do not need to maintain physical distance".

We are OK to play doubles outside!

There are crowd limits and BC Pickleball are communicating re tournaments and the like. BC Pickleball will also work on an update for their website to make it reflect all the current conditions.


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Please visit Monica Donetti Ross Real Estate to get market updates.


Registration Opens in June for City of Surrey Summer Day Camps 


Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey is providing a limited selection of summer day camps from July 5 to August 27. Parents may register for up to one month at a time. Online or telephone registration for July camps opens June 2 at 7:30 a.m. Registration for August camps opens at 7:30 am on June 30.  

Camps offered include Fun Zone and a selection of nature, arts and heritage camps. Licensed summer preschool for children 3-5 years old will also be available.  

“Some camps have changed locations to nearby facilities due to vaccination clinics at a few of our recreation centres,”, said Lisa White, Manager of Community & Recreation Services. “However, parents will find day camps in every town centre across the city as in previous years.” 

All camps will operate with a heightened level of health and safety protocols including smaller camp sizes, physical distancing, daily health screening of both campers and staff, enhanced cleaning and designated area for pick-up & drop-off. 

Flexible payment plans are available and licensed summer preschool qualifies for subsidies.  

Find more information at 



Open year-round...7/365...step aboard for an adventure! We do whale watching, harbour cruises, local tours, charters, water taxi, call us!


White Rock Farmers Market

The White Rock Farmers Market will be welcoming visitors (Sunday) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the uptown district of WShtie Rock next to the world famous WYLAND WHALE WALL on Johnston Road.

COVID guidelines are in place with the number of visitors monitored and vendor booths are socially distanced.


The Semiahmoo Rotary Club's 32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for August 31, 2021.

"The health and safety of our golfers and volunteers is first and foremost. We feel that by [then], the vast majority of participants will have been vaccinated and the pandemic will be well under control," said Scott Hind, Tournament Co-Chair.

All the tournament's fundraising will be online, and 100% of net tournament proceeds will support Rotary community projects and SOURCES' social wellness and mental health programs, with a specific focus on supporting youth, families and seniors. 50/50 tickets are on sale now!

Reserve your golf tickets here


Fraser Health is working with Translink, BC Transit and handyDART to help ensure vulnerable citizens in our region can access COVID-19 immunizations by providing transportation to those in need.

(ll the details located here)



As more people are shopping online or having items delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic, White Rock City Council wants to encourage residents and visitors to buy from local businesses and “Shop the Rock.”

White Rock is fortunate to have award-winning, provincially and nationally recognized businesses that offer fantastic goods and services, ranging from hair products, restaurants, bakeries, health food stores, gourmet chocolate, home décor, flowers, craft beer, health food, mechanics and the arts.

This City by the Sea has more than 300 small businesses, in addition to home-based businesses.

Local businesses are often friends and neighbours who live and work in the community and many are hard hit by closures and reduced customer visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

List of Online and Pickup Options

The City of White Rock has started a list of businesses offering shopping alternatives and will keep adding to the list. To include your business, contact the City’s Economic Development Officer, Carolyn Latzen, at 



Virtual National Indigenous Peoples Day

Celebrate the rich culture and history of Canada's Indigenous People

Join us for Surrey's National Indigenous Peoples Day livestream on June 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the Kids Show and regular programming from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., broadcasted on the FRAFCA Facebook and YouTube Live.

Celebrating the rich culture and history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Surrey’s National Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration and Wellness Event hosted by Surrey’s Local Land-based First Nations (Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Katzie), brings together First Nations, Métis and Inuit families through a celebration of the culture and traditions of Indigenous People.

We acknowledge we are situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semiahma (Semiahmoo) land-based nations.


With the arrival of spring and warmer weather the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) is hoping you will give some consideration to the spread of Lyme disease and the ticks that carry it.
May is Lyme disease awareness month.
The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation is raising awareness this month and is hoping you will give some thought to the spread of Lyme disease and the ticks that carry it.
The Statistics Center will be updated annually to reflect on-going changes in tick populations and tick-borne pathogen distribution in Canada.
The Looking at Lyme podcast can be heard at

Help us keep wonderful actors acting. Buy a ticket to our 50/50 Lottery and support local theatre.

Here is the link.

Thanks so much.



White Rock Fire Rescue reminds people large fires are not permitted on the beach. Responding to fires on the beach takes resources away from critical matters.

If you detect a fire, or have another emergency, call 911.

noter: If the fire department is called into service as a result of your fire you will receive a hefty fine.







Alexandra Neighbourhood House and the Flourishing Foundation present an eight-week program that aims to combat racism and educate people about race-related issues – a grassroots initiative that aims to create “a better life for refugee, immigrant and Indigenous women in Canada – the Anti-Racism Circle will be held via Zoom, beginning the evening of April 12.

The sessions will include “eight weeks of engagement” with Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor – a book written by Layla F. SaadThe program will be facilitated by Dr. Andrea Montgomery Di Marco.

To register for the program, click here and fill out the form.









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