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Tickets for Charcuterie on the Pier Event - Go on Sale this Week!

Sheila's Catering Co. is gearing up for an extraordinary event on September 2, 2023 as tickets for their attempt to break the World Record for the longest Charcuterie Board ever go on sale this week! Residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to secure their tickets for Charcuterie on the Pier, where the Sheila's Catering team will construct a consecutive 500ft Charcuterie board down the center of White Rock's iconic Pier.

The general public will be able to purchase tickets and partake in this historic event, taking place on White Rock's "Longest Pier in Canada." The 500ft Charcuterie board will serve 1,200 individuals, and there will be a selection of beer and wine. In addition, there will be a day of free entertainment, music, and activities provided by local businesses and organizations in the Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles (Pa-Kwach-Tun) Memorial Plaza.

Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, June 1, 2023. There will be 4 time slots of tickets available for purchase and ticket prices range between $89 and $189 for the VIP experience. Tickets include entrance to Charcuterie on the Pier at a designated time, a keepsake charcuterie board, a chance to enjoy the delicious selection of charcuterie, live entertainment and an official certificate of attendance.

Since the event was announced on May 1, over 30 local businesses have stepped forward to provide sponsorship and in-kind donations, ensuring a successful event with net proceeds benefiting Sources Food Banks, Friends of the Pier, and the Semiahmoo Rotary Club.

 

 

SPIRIT GARDEN

South Surrey residents Jon and Joan Mara have turned a piece of property on 140th street into a Spirit Garden. Each year there is a Summer Solstice gathering. This year the event will be a Candlelight Solstice Evening @ 9 p.m.

The garden is located at 2860-140th stret.

The Candlelight Solstice Evening will be held this year on Saturday, June 24 at 8 p.m. or later at Spirit Garden, which is located at 2860 140 St. in South Surrey.

 

 

 

 

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IN THE LOOP

The Surrey White Rock Literacy Task Group helps you stay in the loop on literacy news, events, and resources.

Please share with your colleagues and networks.

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

  • Learn how to access the 2023 BC Gaming Capital Project Grant at this webinar on June 7, 12:00pm to 2:00pm. 

  • Learn how to grow nutritious greens in small spaces on Thursday, June 15, 1:00pm at the White Rock Community Centre with Semiahmoo Seniors and A Rocha. Free event, details attached.

  • Family Smart’s free June virtual events are on Beyond Behaviours: When is it More? What it Looks Like Ages 4-8 (poster attached).

  • Fraser Valley Regional Library has a ton of free and interesting events for all ages. Check them out!

  • We regret to announce that READ Surrey/White Rock Society’s June 3 Celebration of Summer in Music and Song concert has been postponed until further notice. You can still support literacy by going to the Aequitas Singers benefit concert for three local organizations (yup, including READ) on June 3, 7:00 pm at Northwood United Church (poster attached).

And in case you’re wondering what music has to do with literacy, did you know Music Training Can be a Literacy Superpower ? Also check out Education at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

RESOURCES/PRO-D/NEWS

  • Canada Post gives $2,000 grants to Indigenous Peoples who have renewed their educational learning. Find out more here

  • The Chief Joe Mathias Aboriginal scholarship fund deadline is June 16, 2023.  Learn more.

  • For more Indigenous scholarships, bursaries and other news, see SFU’s Syetsem Indigenous Newsletter.

  • First Book Canada provides access to new books for children in need. Register here.There is no limit to the number of people each organization can have registered.

 

Join the Community Challenge and crown White Rock as Canada’s Most Active Community!

Join the City of White Rock in the ParticipACTION Community Challenge this June. This national initiative encourages everyone to get active and your participation could help recognize our city as Canada’s Most Active Community and be awarded $100,000 to support local physical activity and sport initiatives.

Anyone can participate in the ParticipACTION Community Challenge by downloading and tracking their movement in the free ParticipACTION app from June 1 to 30, 2023.

“Help the City of White Rock become the most active community in Canada,” said City of White Rock Mayor Megan Knight. “Enjoy the many physical and mental benefits of getting active and join White Rock in the ParticipACTION Community Challenge. Let’s get moving, White Rock!”

Get started on Saturday, June 3 with a free trail journey to explore the beautiful trails of Centennial/Ruth Johnston Park and the White Rock promenade. White Rock recreation staff will be on-hand to help you sign up for the ParticipACTION Community Challenge. Register online or call 604-541-2199.

For information on the event or how to sign up, visit whiterockcity.ca/communitychallenge       

 


Wigs for Kids BC is having our second annual online auction this year starting Sunday May 28 at noon and ending June 7 at 8PM, thanks to the many businesses and individuals who donated I think this is our best yet!!!

Please take a look, make a bid, spread the word and help take the stress of the financial burden off the families of BC kids while they are fighting cancer and let them concentrate on what’s important… getting their child healthy again.

We are volunteer run and with no overhead every dollar raised (100%!!!!) goes to the Wigs for Kids BC program.

The QR Code, auction link and our website are listed below, please help us help BC kids.  We’d love it if you shared this!

https://can.givergy.com/WFKFundraiser2023/?controller=home

 

Join Surrey’s " Our City" campaign to enhance neighbourhoods with grants and resources 

 

The City of Surrey invites you to join Our City, a new campaign to empower and inspire the community to take an active role in enhancing neighborhoods.

“Our City is about fostering civic pride, forging community connections and collaboration, and enhancing the quality of life and livability in neighborhoods across Surrey," said Mayor Brenda Locke. "By encouraging and celebrating the actions of people at the neighbourhood and community level, collectively we can create the community life and neighbourhoods we want to experience in Surrey.”

Through the Our City campaign, residents, businesses, organizations and individuals are encouraged to participate in neighborhood improvement projects, events, cleanup initiatives, attend grant workshops, and share their ideas and projects to celebrate and inspire others. Grants of up to $3,000 are available to fund neighborhood improvement projects, as well as a range of tools and resources.

Programs that will be promoted at various points in the Our City campaign include:

  • Neighbourhood Enhancement Grants

  • Neighbourhood Event Kits

  • Block Parties

  • Neighbourhood Cleanup Kits

  • Community Banners

  • Community Picnics

  • Block Watch

The Our City campaign highlights ways to get involved and provides grants, tools, resources and support to bring projects to life. Whether it's a community garden, art project, block party, or park improvement, your ideas can make a difference.

Discover more and get involved at surrey.ca/ourcity.

 

Join us for our Community Memorial Service on Wednesday, May 31st at 7pm at Victory Memorial Park.

If you'd like the name of your loved one to be included in the program, please call our office at 604-531-7484 or email contactus@pahospicesociety.org.

 

 

 

 

Surrey recognizes seniors with a week of fun events and activities, June 4–10 

                                                                                              

The City of Surrey is proud to recognize Seniors Week from June 4–10. To celebrate, the City is offering a variety of free and low-cost activities from food and recreation, to history and art.

“Seniors bring a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience that enrich the lives of all our residents,” said Mayor Brenda Locke. “Let's take this week to celebrate their achievements and contributions to our city. Surrey’s Seniors Week celebration will feature art workshops to low-impact sports and educational sessions. There is something for everyone and for all ages to enjoy and take part in. I hope you will join us in celebrating our seniors.”

Take a public garden stroll at The Glades Woodland Garden and Darts Hill Garden Park, get creative with a family-friendly art day at the Surrey Art Gallery, or join in on low-impact lawn bowling and walking soccer. You can also attend exercise classes, and educational workshops on fraud and scams. And for those who prefer to stay at home, there will be online art classes and an Armchair Traveler series to explore the world from the comfort of your own home.

Most events are free or low cost to attend, and some require pre-registration. Visit surrey.ca/seniorsweek for more information. 

City of Surrey is leading the way in supporting healthy active aging through its Age Friendly Strategy for Seniors, a framework that ensures seniors, families and caregivers are supported through advocacy, policy, partnering and service delivery.


 

Want to learn Stand Up Paddleboarding this summer?

Try out this very popular sport with our new paddleboard recreation classes.

It’s a great way to cool off on the water. Canoe and Kayak classes are also available. Register at ow.ly/vxC050On6pf or call 604-541-2199.

 

 

 

White Rock's THREE DOGS BREWING is just one of over 150 Craft Breweries that will feature their product at the upcoming CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL.

 

 

 

 

Walk the Rock 2023!

You are cordially invited to take part in Youth In Action’s second annual Walk the Rock fundraiser, taking place on, Sunday, June 4, 2023, at White Rock Beach.  This year all funds will be going towards critically needed medical imaging equipment at Peace Arch Hospital. 

Walk the Rock is planned and organised by the Youth In Action Program. Peace Arch Hospital Foundation launched the Youth In Action program in April 2021 with the goal of supporting grades 10-12 students in South Surrey and White Rock who want to make a difference, get hands-on volunteer experience, and get involved with helping to make their community the healthiest possible.  

Walk participants will receive a pedometer, swag bag with goodies to help support a healthy lifestyle, activity tickets for the fair portion of the event, and an entry to win grand prize. In addition to the walk, there will be fair activities, raffles, and food carts! Bring the family down and enjoy a day at the beach with all proceeds going to benefit our local hospital! You can read more about activities planned here: Walk the Rock 

All participants who purchase a ticket to the walk portion of the event will be entered to win a week stay at the Delta Grand Kelowna in a 2 story, two-bedroom, two-bathroom, lake view condo with a whirlpool during wine festival. This stay is valued at almost $9,000.00. 

Tickets are just $25 dollars and are available at www.pahfoundation.ca/events/walk-the-rock/

On behalf of this year’s Youth In Action members, we thank you for your time and we hope you will join us! 

 

Spring Cleaning Made Easy with Surrey’s Disposal Days May 12-30

Spring cleaning just got easier for Surrey residents. City of Surrey is pleased to announce a return of its popular Disposal Days event, providing residents a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted waste.

From May 12-30, residents can drop off their recycling, garbage and household items for free or discounted rates at both the new Central Surrey and North Surrey Recycling and Waste centres. 

During this promo, all recyclables including mattresses (maximum 4 units), electronics, metals, appliances, paints, used oil, and antifreeze will be free. Garbage disposal fees for the first 300kg will also be free. Fees will be reduced by 50% for loads between 301kg up to a maximum of 1,000kg. Proof of residency required, limit of one trip per household. Commercial and business vehicles not permitted. For details, visit surrey.ca/disposaldays

Disposal Days is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to promote sustainability and responsible waste management, ensuring that Surrey remains a clean and safe place for everyone.

Can’t make it to the drop-off event? Book a Large Item Pickup and we will pick up your unwanted items right from your curb! It’s easy to book online at surrey.ca/largeitems or call 604-590-7289 (Option 3)

 

 

Changing the World One Shred At a Time!
Clean up, clear out paper clutter and contribute!


You have probably seen the lawn signs and posters advertising the Rotary Club of South Surrey’s ‘Get it Shredded’ fund raiser scheduled for June 3 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Ocean Park Safeway Parking Lot.  You may even have been saving up all your personal papers and documents especially after-tax time!  Bring it all to the commercial trucks for on-site confidential destruction – and all for the cost of a financial donation to great causes.
Ever wonder what Rotary and these fund raisers are all about?
It’s about being part of a movement.  A movement that promotes peace, wipes out polio, saves the lives of mothers and children, provides clean water, educates communities, preserves the environment, and helps local economies thrive. These aren't just dreams, but realities thanks to the incredible work of the 1.4 million people just like you, serving in more than 46,000 clubs worldwide. And the best part? You can be a part of it too!

Our very own Rotary Club of South Surrey supports a variety of local projects as well as a Children’s Centre in Cambodia and a Hospice in Thailand.  Imagine helping to keep children from a life on the streets.  Imagine fixing up a hospice so that an open sewer no longer runs inches away from persons facing their last days on a cot.  Imagine roofs that no longer leak during the monsoon season and imagine a future with hope and a death with dignity.  This is the difference your support makes in the lives of so many.
So, collect all that paper, bring it to the ‘Get-It Shredded’ event, donate, and join us in changing lives.
Better yet – join US!!!  We meet the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday mornings each month at 7:30 AM at the Rotary Field House and enjoy fun and friendship at our monthly evening social gatherings!
Morning meetings too early for your taste?  No problem, let us know your preference and one of the lunch, dinner, or evening Rotary Clubs could work for you!
To learn more, call Rhonda at 604-785-2538, or Deirdre at 604-803-0773.
See you soon!

 

Join our new outdoor water recreation classes this spring. Enjoy a scenic sunset canoe tour or try out paddleboarding for the first time.

For times and registration visit ow.ly/6Uns50NV9A2.

 

 

Hi all Critter Care supporters! Baby season has definitely started!

We are current running low on a couple of items. The first is 1cc syringes, which we use to feed small critters milk. The second is game meat.

If you know anyone that can purchase or drop some off please feel free to come to the centre. Or listed below is our Amazon wish list.

Thank you for you continued support.

 

 

 

Join us for our free Dying to Learn More: Spirituality for Bereavement & End-of-Life presentation on June 21st. There will be lunch provided, draw prizes, and community resources.

Pre-registration is required. Call 604-531-7484 or email contactus@pahospicesociety.org.

 

 

Whether you are new to the Guitar or want to fine tune your skills there is a class for you.

available for Level 1, 2 and 3. View dates and times at ow.ly/zAJU50NKVHH.

 

Emergency Services Open House - Behind City Hall

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023 AT 9 AM – 3 PM

Police & Fire Open House

Join us as we open up our workspaces to the public!

Meet your local RCMP officers & firefighters, as well as other community partners!

It’s a FREE fun filled family event!

Ribbon cutting ceremony at 9am

 

sprinkler watering lawn

The City of White Rock’s Stage 1 lawn watering restrictions start May 1 to align with Metro Vancouver’s lawn watering regulations. Lawn watering is now permitted one day per week for all resident and business property owners.

Residential lawn watering regulations:

  • Even-numbered addresses on Saturdays

  • Odd-numbered addresses on Sundays

  • Automatic lawn watering is allowed 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Manual lawn watering is allowed 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Note: multi- Note: multi-family dwellings are considered even or odd according to the building number, not the unit number.

Non-residential lawn watering regulations:

  • Even-numbered addresses on Mondays

  • Odd-numbered addresses on Tuesdays

  • Automatic watering is allowed 4 a.m. to 6 a.m.

  • Manual watering is allowed 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is allowed any day or time if hand water or using drip irrigation. If using a sprinkler, residents are permitted any day from 5 to 9 a.m. and non-residential properties are permitted from 4 to 9 a.m. All hoses must have an automatic shut-off device. Edible plants are exempt from regulations.

Did you know? Water use can increase by 50% in Summer and early Fall, largely due to lawn watering. Outdoor water restrictions are implemented annually from May 1 to October 15 to support and promote sustainable water use.

Learn more about all stages of lawn watering restrictions at whiterockcity.ca/waterrestrictions

 

 

Darts Hill Garden Park is now open for the 2023 season.

If you're not currently a member, you can join on the day, and your membership is valid until February 2024.

More details of the benefits of membership can be found on the web site at https://dartshill.ca/get-involved/#member

 

White Rock's Loss - Aldergrove and Maple Ridge's Gain

 

 

 

 

White Rock Pride Society

Black Tie Cocktail Reception. Performance by Ben Dunnill. Raising funds for the White Rock Pride Society, to support local initiatives. Enjoy an evening of beautiful canapes provided by Sheila's Catering, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Be prepared to experience an amazing sunset at the one of the most prestigious properties in Ocean Park, Surrey. Sponsors include: Russ Cmolik - for opening his lovely home for us, Chris Shields, Jas Salh, Ernie Klassen. Ashberry & Logan Floral Designers.

Purchase tickets at https://rem.ax/3LiZKtZ

 

 

Please be advised of periodic low-level helicopter flying over White Rock skies on May 1 to June 15 as per special authorization by Transport Canada.

This is a part of FortisBC’s annual high-pressure gas lines inspection.

For more info visit ow.ly/1rAH50NKZ2g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society and 93.7 JR Country are hosting the 5th Annual Battle of the Brews on Saturday August 19 at Surrey City Hall Plaza from 1-5pm (doors open at 12:30). This fun charity event will offer attendees a great afternoon of craft beer tasting and food trucks while listening to 93.7 JR Country. Attendees will get the chance to help choose their favourite beers and all proceeds from the event will help fund Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society youth initiatives.

Guiness World Record

World Record Breaking Event Coming to White Rock
Sheila’s Catering to Build the Longest Charcuterie Board on the Longest Pier in Canada

On September 2nd, 2023, Sheila’s Catering Co. will break the World Record for longest Charcuterie Board ever! The Sheila’s Catering team will build a consecutive 500ft Charcuterie board down the center of White Rock’s iconic Pier. The event is aptly named, Charcuterie on the Pier.

The pier is a major draw for both locals and tourists and will offer a stunning background for this inaugural event which supports Sources Food Banks, Friends of the Pier, and other local charities. Overlooking White Rock Beach and Semiahmoo Bay, the White Rock Pier is the ultimate way to showcase White Rock’s surrounding community and supporting businesses, all while raising funds for important community causes.

The public will be invited to purchase tickets and experience this historical event right on White Rock’s “Longest Pier in Canada”. The 500ft board will feed 1200 persons, with 3 bars open serving beer and wine. In addition, Memorial Park will be a free entertainment zone with live music and activities provided by local businesses and organizations.

More information can be found at www.charcuterieonthepier.com

 

 

 

 


 

 

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