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Register your address on the Paint the Town locations map!

Benefits include:
1. Artwork created, inspired by your location.

2. Your logo (optional) on Paint the Town promo material in print and web.

3. Attract patrons to your location.

4. Supporting the arts in your community.

White Rock Beach Beer, Young Hwa Cha Hach, 2016

Secure your spot by paying a $50 registration fee through the paypal link and fill out the form below. Thank you for supporting your community arts.

About Paint the Town:
Artists from around the lower mainland celebrate the beauty of White Rock by creating art at various locations.
July 22 is the 4th annual Paint the Town.
We will be creating artwork inspired by the changing urban landscape and the natural beauty of White Rock.
We are thrilled to have been given a grant from the City of White Rock to help produce this important community event.

This year we are connecting with White Rock businesses to include their locations on our Paint the Town map.
During last year’s event, 2 artists were stationed outside White Rock Beach Beer on Russell Avenue. It was a great experience for the patrons to see the artists working
- and the result was 2 beautiful paintings of the White Rock Beach Beer storefront.

Interested businesses can register their locations here. Or call contact Melanie Watts

(604) 536-8333







White Rock History Club, Monthly Meeting

Monday, May 29th, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
White Rock Public Library, Upstairs Meeting Room, 15342 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock.
Entertainment; Lecture and open discussion
Admission is free

OPENING JAPAN TO THE WORLD circa 1850 by Dr. Beth Foggin

Dr. Foggin gained her PhD from the University of Montreal in Travel Studies. She specializes in all aspects of the Pacific while making her home in South Surrey. She gave a fascinating talk to our club earlier on Alaska. Beth, who now has the envious job of presenting contextual stories on Holland-America Cruise Lines will share some of her tales she recounts on Far East cruises as they approach Japan. Few people realize that after the early discovery of Japan by Portugal & Spain in the 1550, ALL outside influences were banned in the 1600s from the country until US Navy Commodore Perry ‘forced open’ the doors in 1853.


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

The photos are selected at our JUNE festival meeting.

Jo-Anne Chadwick
Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival




World Nature Night – Stunning South Africa

…is presented on June 9th, 7pm at Kwomais Point Park, Sanford Hall, 1367 128th St in south Surrey.

South Africa is quite simply gorgeous and boasts 143 regionally endemic bird species, unrivalled wildlife viewing, breathtaking geography and a rich botanical heritage.

We will tour this most southern and diverse country from the north-eastern bushveld and acacia savannah to southern tropical dune forests, Zululand game reserves, the Indian and Atlantic sea coasts and west to the Cape Peninsula. From the Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain fynbos habitat, we’ll travel north thru rolling grasslands to the Namibian border and Karoo desert of Bushman land in our quest to view nature. We’ll wrap up the evening with Kruger National Park, a two million hectare lowveld and one of the world’s most famous reserves to view wildlife we only dream of!

Join us for an enjoyable evening of unique flora and fauna photos, refreshments will be served. Register with Sarah, email: or call 604-536-3552 to leave a message with your name and the event.


Marine Creatures and Eelgrass…is presented on Saturday, June 10

, 10am – 1:30pm at Kwomais Point Park, Sanford Hall, 1367 128th St. in south Surrey.
Learn about the marine creatures and importance of eelgrass habitat on our local beaches with a photo presentation followed by an interpretive walk down 1001 Steps to the beach. (must be able to do 300 steps down then back up). Dress for the weather, wear appropriate footwear and bring water and a lunch. All welcome, no registration required.
World Ocean Day – Celebrate our World Ocean June 11, 10 – 2pm at Crescent Beach and Blackie Spit, south Surrey.
Drop by our activity tents along the promenade and in the park to learn how to take care of the this sensitive area! Check out fun activities - make an eagle mask and scope the bay at Sullivan Point, touch marine creatures with the Beach Hero Interpreters and connect with the SNAP team at Blackie Spit Park, visit Birds Studies Canada at the entrance to Blackie Spit – keep walking there is more to discover and enter


Good news for White Rock gardeners

Soon there will be more community garden spaces in White Rock.

Growing By The Sea, a non-profit society, has recently received funding from the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation through Sources Community Resources Society and the Surrey/White Rock Food Action Coalition. This generous support provides the opportunity to double the current Centennial Community Gardens.

“We want to sincerely thank the Horseshoe Club and the City of White Rock,” says Growing By The Sea President, Komal Shaikh Both have offered much appreciated cooperation and support.”

Growing By The Sea is excited to make this announcement,” says Rick Ketcheson, Co-Chair of the Surrey/White Rock Food Action Coalition and Vice-President of Growing By The Sea. “We thank the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation for recognizing the important role gardens play in enhancing the health and wellness of our community. Gardens provide opportunities to grow nutritious food, develop social connections, and nurture beautiful green spaces.”

Centennial Community Garden volunteer coordinator, Pat Christensen, has been part of the group working to develop more garden space. “Our waiting list for community garden space keeps growing,” says Pat. “This new space, adjacent to the existing community gardens, will help tremendously, but we will have to continue our efforts to create more garden spaces. We are always looking for potential garden sites.”

Growing By The Sea welcomes new members to help with the planning for the new gardens. There will also be a need for willing workers when construction of the new beds begins, and soil is moved on-site. 

An afternoon open house to kick off this new project, will be held on Sunday, June 11th from 2 to 4 pm at the Centennial Community Garden on Vine Street.  Anyone interested in Growing By The Sea is welcome to come by.

Contact: or look for us on Facebook (Growing By The Sea).



Storybook Theatre: “Silly Soup”
performed by: Surrey Youth Theatre Company (SYTCO)

Ten smart, snappy pieces based on “”noodlehead”” lore, from the author of Plays from African Folk Tales.

SATURDAY, JUNE 10th, at 11AM
All tickets are $5 each, all ages are welcome!

Doors open 30 mins before showtime, come early to participate in some crafts!

CLICK HERE for tickets




Sibel on Sunday! ***Sibel Thrasher***

Father’s Day Sunday June 18
A Mother of a Father’s Day Event!

(ANAF Unit 284-11900-#1 Road 604-277-7350)
R&B, Gospel Shout (it is Sunday), Blues, and a touch of Shabadu!
Showtime 5:30P to 7:30P Following the Ladies Auxiliary Fund Raiser
Come early and grab a good seat (Ow! Do I know you?!)
When she performed at the Open Mic Jam in May she burned it down!
For interviews, contact R’s truly, Ray Ramsay 604-313-8583 or
While we are a Membership Service Club, guests may attend, sign the Guest Book as you enter, MUST be 19+, there is limited seating so no reservations.
PLEASE remove hats or Caps out of Respect for our Veterans passed and Present.
You have been served.










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