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Your Guide to Surrey Farmers Markets

With the warmer months come Surrey’s bounty of fresh local produce just waiting to be devoured. After all, 30 percent of Surrey’s land is dedicated to Agriculture and committed to local food-growing. So it’s no surprise that there are a variety of Farmers Markets peppered across the city where you can pick-and-choose your weekly produce pickup.

Clayton Community Farmer’s Market
7003 188 Street

2018 is the inaugural year for the Clayton Community Farmer’s Market, which is taking place every other Sunday from May 13th to September 30th, and features vendors from local farms, artisans, musicians, and crafters.

Cloverdale Market Days
176th Street from 56A to 58 Ave

Taking over downtown Cloverdale, the Cloverdale Market Days take over the neighbourhood five times per season: May 26th, June 23rd, July 21st, August 18th, and September 22nd. You can expect multiple live performances at any one time, local vendors, food trucks, and family friendly activities.

Kingfisher Market
South Surrey
512 172 Street

The Kingfisher Market truly gives you that farm to table experience. Open from mid-June into the Autumnal season, each Tuesday you can browse through their selection of vegetables grown right on their farm. You can even visit the cows and chickens who call the farm home, and see where the harvest is hauled from.

Surrey Urban Farmers Market
North Surrey
10275 City Parkway

Taking place every Wednesday from June 6th to October 3rd at Surrey’s Skytrain Plaza, the Surrey Urban Farmers Market brings an array of vendors to Surrey’s City Centre. Local vendors, food trucks, and produce-growers are selling their goodies weekly, along with local artists and artisans.



White Rock Museum and Archives

WHAT’S IN THE ARCHIVES! The second of our series of photos of Irene Maccaud (taken about 1970), shows her in her White Rock home surrounded by the exotic furniture and miscellany that she loved to collect. Many of the items in this photograph are now in the White Rock Museum & Archives collection. It was her fervent desire that her home and all its contents should become a public museum owned by the City of White Rock after her death. But her dream was only partially realized. You can learn the whole story when our latest exhibit “Irene’s Place” opens next week in the museum gallery. Although she died just a few years after this photo was taken she still had the poise and joyful expression of the avid sailor, skier and mountaineer that she was earlier in life.
Come and visit the exhibition to learn more:…/irenes-place-inquiry-legac…/

......and join us for our special opening on May 31:


The Algonquin once lived in harmony with the vast territory they occupied. This balance was upset when the Europeans arrived in the 16th century.

Gradually, their Aboriginal traditions were undermined and their natural resources plundered.

Today, barely 9,000 Algonquin are left. They live in about 10 communities, often enduring abject poverty and human rights abuses. These Aboriginal people are suffering the threat to their very existence in silence.

Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie have decided to sound the alarm before it's too late. They challenge perceptions by spotlighting the sad reality of the Algonquin of Quebec and bringing the history of this people to the screen for the first time.

Friday May 25 at White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Avenue, White Rock.
Doors at 6.30pm and Film at 7.00pm
Admission $10




June 02

Event for On Common Ground · Hosted by Marni Keeping
Saturday, June 2 at 2 PM - 5 PM

Bakerview Park
1845 - 154 Street, Surrey, British Columbia

Come out and share a couple hours and meet some of our neighbours and tell us about yourselves!
Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch or coffee and the kids , friends or a neighbour and hang out for a while!
Stay all day or pop in and say hi!
We will camp out close to the playground which borders on 18 ave so kiddies can play and it’s close to washrooms too. 😉
Let’s celebrate us as Commoners !
I’m really looking forward to seeing many of you !
Cheers !








It may be that spring is finally here. Cherry blossom, tulips, daffodils, and muscarii are in bloom everywhere and humming of lawn mowers has begun once again.

With the season comes spring cleaning. What to keep and what to throw away or recycle? Or donate to your local museum?

My daughter was born at Peace Arch Hospital and christened at the Church of the Holy Trinity here in White Rock. Her hand-sewn christening gown could possibly be a welcome addition to the WRMA collections someday, although I am hoping it will become a family heirloom. My mum has carried with her, in a small box, through many moves, across thousands of kilometres, over a period of more than fifty years, her dog Strike’s baby teeth. It has become a family joke.

When I first began as Director at the museum a year ago, I spent time with each staff member, learning more about them, and their roles. When I spoke with Kate, our Curator, she spoke to me at length about collecting and what it means. Museums are the recipients of some wonderful donations, adding pieces to the museum’s collection providing opportunities for present and future generations to learn and explore. Other pieces must be gently and diplomatically declined as they may not relate as closely to the community or our museum’s specific mandate.

Here at the White Rock Museum and Archives, our potential acquisitions must meet three basic criteria:

Relevance: the object must support the Museum’s mission and fit within its stated collecting goals.
Use: the object must have the capacity for use in exhibitions and/or for research and scholarly purposes.
Condition: the object must be in reasonable condition and must not require significant expense for treatment in order to make it relevant or useful.
There are also a multitude of practical considerations to any donation to our museum, like number of similar or duplicate objects that we may already have of a certain item. Each donation is unique, and given careful assessment within the context of the existing collection.

As with everyone, so too, a museum must take account of what it holds in its collection and from time to time, and assesses gaps in the collection, and embark on a period of ‘mindful’ or ‘active collecting’. Is there a specific event or topic we don’t have much information, or historical material on? Is there a event happening now, in the present that we can collect objects and material on for the generations of tomorrow? “Mindful collecting” is a concerted effort to view the collection as a whole, and seek out specific objects or related items that might help tell the story of White Rock long into the future.

Karin Bjerke-Lisle







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