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YOU'RE INVITED - PIZZAZZ Talent Fashion Show June 29

.Pizzazz Talent/Fashion show at the Pacific Inn Hotel..Come and support young people with Personal and Career Development. ..I will be there as well with other supporters...Come and c my Monat products and enjoy a great evening! 6:30 Cocktails&Silent Auction&Entertainment/7:30 Models Overview/8:30 Fashion Show/9:30 Awards/Dance with Music with Richard Tichelman and Band!

Corry Kriticos

 

White Rock is the place to be on July 1st!

 

Join us for the Annual Canada Day by the Bay celebration at White Rock Beach and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities from morning to night. Presented by AMICA, this annual event attracts thousands of people and is one not to be missed! Bring along your appetite and enjoy a meal from one of the fabulous food trucks: Taco Fino, Lil' Bits Mini Donuts & Lemonade, Melt City Grilled Cheese and the Aussie Pie Guy.

Highlights include the RE/MAX Sea Stage located beside the White Rock Museum & Archives (14970 Marine Drive) where live music will entertain you all day long and the Half Moon Dentistry Kids Zone at East Beach (Marine Dr & Finlay St) where live music, famiily sand sculpting, kids crafts & activities and the White Rock Firefighters Charity BBQ will be running from 10AM to 4PM.

Don't miss headliners, the Matinee on the RE/MAX Sea Stage at 9pm!

80+ vendors will line the promenade, selling a wide variety of handcrafted items plus some of our local businesses will be onsite selling and be promoting their products. The White Rock Museum will be hosting children's activities on the Museum plaza and invite you inside to visit the latest exhibition free of charge.

A finale of fireworks will conclude the day at approx 10:15 pm. For best viewing, find a spot anywhere along the waterfront!

For the full schedule of events, visit www.whiterockcity.ca/CanadaDay

 

 

The White Rock Museum is opening its feature exhibition this summer, Mosaics: Understanding White Rock in the Context of Canada. The exhibition runs until October 9, 2017 and is funded by the Government of Canada and the City of White Rock.

The exhibition explores the development of White Rock as a Canadian city, but emphasizes little known local stories about several communities present in White Rock over the last 150 years. These stories include the large the Japanese community living near East Beach until 1941, the development of the Semiahmoo reservation, Great Northern Railway as a major silk distributor from Asia, and the challenge facing Chinese Canadians living in the area until the late 1940s. The exhibition features the Campbell River Lumber Company, as one of White Rock’s largest industrial outfits, and the important role it played in bringing a culturally diverse workforce to the Peninsula in the 1920s.

The exhibition draws on new photos from the Japanese (Nikkei National Museum) and South Asian (Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies) community, a host of archival photos from the museum’s collection, and images from the Surrey Museum and the Great Northern Railway Historical Society collections also.

This summer’s show also features an interactive “speaker’s corner” where visitors will have the opportunity to create photo or video to share their experience at the museum with the larger community via social media. This initiative is made possible by the City of White Rock, the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Peninsula Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

Kate Petrusa, Curator says “We are glad to be a part of the City of White Rock’s Canada 150 festivities. We’ve been meeting as a committee for this summer for a year now, so it’s satisfying to see it come together. As a museum, I’m eager to fulfill our responsibility in telling a range of stories about Canada, not always the celebratory ones, and make sure that we have a fuller picture of Canada’s legacy as a country.”

The White Rock Museum is located at 14970 Marine Drive in White Rock, BC. The Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday 11:00am – 4:30pm. Admission is by donation. For more information, call 604-541-2230.

 

 

Eagle Lovers Take Note

With the 22mnd Annual Fraser Valley Eagle Festival a mere 6.5 months away (seriously?) we are looking for two very special photos.

The theme photo – that will be featured on the marketing pieces for 2017 and the souvenir buttons.
The sticker photo – each year we produce stickers that we hand out throughout the year at the various events and during the festival weekend.

For all the contest details please visit our website

www.fvbef.ca

The photos are selected at our JUNE festival meeting.

Cheers!
Jo-Anne Chadwick
Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

 

 

Pop Up Junk Drop is back for 2017, with 4 event dates scheduled! Get rid of household items you can’t put out during your regular waste collection service during upcoming junk drop off events in Surrey. Please note this is for City of Surrey residents only.​ Thank you to everyone who made our 2016 Pop Up Junk Drop pilot a success, and who provided feedback on their experience of the event.

Location:
Surrey Operations Centre Parking Lot, 6549 148 St

Dates & Time:

June 24, July 15, & July 22

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

(click here for more information)

 

White Rock History Club, Monthly Meeting


DATE
Monday, June 26, 2017
TIME
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE
White Rock Public Library, Upstairs Meeting Room, 15342 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock.
TYPE OF EVENT
Entertainment; Lecture and open discussion
AUDIENCE
19+
COST
Admission is free

DESCRIPTION

Significant Earthquakes in the Americas – by Dr. Carlos Ventura

Dr. Ventura is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia. A world expert on earthquakes, he will speak on significant earthquakes in the Americas - North and South. This topic is vey relevant to coastal British Columbia today.
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Pull up a chair and take a seat at The Long, Long Table at Civic Plaza on June 27th, 2017, for a unique dining experience with our community. Sit with friends and family, or better yet, sit with a stranger and share a story.
The Long Long Table brings together community members of all backgrounds to share a unique dining experience. It is a chance for people who work, live, and learn in our downtown core to come together and celebrate community. Additionally, this year The Long, Long Table will also be celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. Located in the centre of Downtown Surrey, The Long, Long Table will be set up in beautiful Civic Plaza, on June 27th, 2017. With over 200 seats available, diners can look forward an opportunity to build new friendships and connections within our diverse community.
Participants can look forward to a delicious five-course meal outside in the scenic Civic Plaza. Each course of the meal features a different narrative of Canadian heritage. The ingredients are all locally sourced, so diners will have an opportunity to not only eat a delicious meal, but can support local farmers as well. We’re also not kidding about The Long, Long Table. The dinner table spans 280 feet, which is almost the length of a full size football field.
Take a seat at The Long, Long Table and enjoy a journey through Canada from coast to coast. The main feature of this event will, of course, be the food. The five-course meal highlights delicious Canadian cuisine. From traditional bannock and salmon, to fresh Salt Spring Island Salad, this dinner is fit for Canada’s milestone birthday celebration. While enjoying the meal, diners can take in the sounds of Canada. There will be local musicians and and performers showcasing Canadian culture and talent throughout the evening.
Tickets for The Long, Long Table are $40 each and available online until June 26th.

Visit llt2017.eventbrite.ca and purchase your tickets today.


Escape the fast-paced urban lifestyle on June 27th and settle in to celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday with the community in an experience you will never forget.

Event: The Long Long Table: A Canadian Affair
When: June 27, 2017, dinner time
Where: Civic Plaza (13450 104 Avenue)

What: Long table dinner with 220 guests and menu inspired by Canadian cuisine

 

 

Dominion Days Festival

 

We're celebrating SurreyCanada150 with a NEW two day festival. Party like it's 1899 at this throwback event reviving Dominion Days. It is the largest, most action packed event Historic Stewart Farm has ever planned.

Bring your noisemakers for a calithumpian parade celebrating Canadian pride. The free, all ages, family event will feature (detailed printable schedule coming soon):

Food Trucks:
Saturday, July 1 O’Canadawg and U’scream I’scream
Sunday, July 2 Taters the Baked Potato Co.
Sunday, July 2 evening local singer/songwriter Ranj Singh
Story time and roaming entertainment by Zox of the Forest
Performances by Surrey International Folk Dancers and Surrey Square Wheelers dance group
Candy bags from Dipsy Doodle Creations candy cart
The “Beat the Bucket” dunk tank game
Prizes for old time carnival games and lawn game competitions
Guided nature walks through Elgin Heritage Park courtesy of Urban Forestry
A period costume pioneer selfie station
The Surrey Archives booth will have a “Then and Now” spin the wheel game about Surrey’s past
Heritage demos and spinning demos with Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners

Location:
Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Rd

Date & Time:
July 1 to July 2, 2017
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

 

It is called the biggest Canada Day celebration in Western Canada. Cloverdale Millenium Amphithatre

(click here for more details)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stand up for Kids' Mental Health, July 16, 2017


The Champion of the Crescent Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) event in support of kids’ mental health is back! Join us on Sunday, July 16 at Blackie Spit Park for a full day of fun.

We will have competitive, recreational and kids’ races, as well as a SUP Expo, the popular Family Fun Zone and the exciting Relay Challenge.

Paddlers of all ages, abilities and paddling experience are welcome. Whether you are a competitive racer, a weekend warrior or a newbie, we have a race for you. It's all in support of a great cause - mental health programs that help young people from across the Fraser Valley. Stand up for Kids’ Mental Health by registering today.

​Choose your race and sign up today.

!(click here for more information)

 

 


 

Join us this August to celebrate 150 years of Canada
and this beautiful town called

White Rock!

This summer in celebration of Canada 150 Peninsula Productions presents Sea of Stories, a musical about life in small town Canada. The play centres around the history of White Rock, it’s people, it's triumphs and it's challenges.

Coast Capital Playhouse
1532 Johnston Road, White Rock
Box Office Hours Wed-Sat 1-5pm
604-536-7535

 

 

 

Most people know there is AIDS in Africa but few people are aware of the extent of the devastation from the AIDS pandemic.  30 million people have died and 13 million children are orphaned.  Many of these children are in the care of their grandmothers who bury their own beloved children and begin parenting again with few resources.

Canadian grandmothers have united to bring awareness to the situation for African grandmothers and, through the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, have raised $24 million in 11 years.  On Grandparents Day, Sunday September 10, five grandmother groups from across the Lower Mainland will host Solidarity Cycle in support of African grandmothers.

The starting line and light breakfast is sponsored by Whitecliff Retirement Residence, 15501 16 Ave, Surrey.  All riders who would like to fundraise in support of African grandmothers and the children in their care are welcome to join the ride. 

The route travels 100 km through the Fraser Valley from White Rock to Yarrow and is supported by Grandmother groups along the way.  Riders may choose to ride as a team of two doing 50 km each.  

For more information about Solidarity Cycle see solidaritycycle.weebly.com
For more information about the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers Campaign see grandmotherscampaign.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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