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Come help build the new phase of the White Rock Community Garden!
After months of exciting planning and anticipation, the expansion of the existing Centennial Community Gardens is set to go.  Growing By The Sea, a non-profit society is looking for volunteers to help on the build day, Saturday, September 16th. Additional work may carry over to Sunday, September 17th.  We need volunteers to help cut wood, build the beds, and move soil and mulch. Everyone is welcome to join us on Vine Street near Centennial Arena for all or part of the day. Refreshments will be provided. Contact for more information. Growing By The Sea would like to recognize the generous support of the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, Sources Community Resources Society, the Surrey/White Rock Food Action Coalition, PARC Developments and the City of White Rock for making this project possible.

For all those who will be helping out this week-end here is the schedule for activities.

Friday morning the 15th - Placing cardboard. We can start at 10 am if you have volunteered for that. City crews will have laid out the location of all the beds. Be aware that there will probably still be some work going on to remove the hedge. The parking lot will be blocked off for our project.

Friday afternoon - delivery of lumber and soil.

Saturday Morning, the 16th - 8:00 am.
Set up welcome and registration table. Everyone must sign waiver forms and complete safety orientation before starting.
Instructions for cutting and assembly crews who can then start work. We have two excellent groups of volunteers from Semiahmoo Rotary and Together We Can who will be helping us.
Saws drills and generator will be set up on site.
Coffee and snacks available.
Saturday Morning - any time after 8:30 am: All volunteers must sign waivers and complete safety briefing before starting work. We have two canopy tents and some tables to be set up. All other volunteers can begin moving soil and related building activity.

Saturday Noon: Lunch provided provided by donation from generous local businesses.

Saturday 4 pm: Assess remaining work, if any and plan for Sunday. Clean up site and secure any equipment.

Sunday, 17th 9 am: Continue work to completion.

Sunday pm: Clean up and secure site.

The weather looks good for Saturday, Sunday uncertain.
We have some parking passes if necessary but if you can walk, carpool or park nearby and walk that would be good.

Thanks to all the enthusiastic volunteers who have come forward. If you are unable to participate this time, there will be more work parties over the next few months for you to help make the site into a beautiful garden.

See you there!
Fresh local food makes sense! We like to grow our own.



Intangible: Memory and Innovation in Coast Salish Art
September 13 to December 10, 2017


Semiahmoo First Nations Artist - Roxanne Charles

Contemporary Coast Salish art is embedded within a traditional cultural framework that includes community, ceremonial life, territory, history and innovation. Six artists challenge our expectations and illustrate Coast Salish art as a thriving art tradition – a dynamic one that demonstrates both continuity with the past and exploration of new ideas and technologies.

Marvin Oliver (Quinault / Isleta Pueblo) is an innovator in contemporary glass work and embeds symbolic knowledge in glass Spirit Boards.

Aaron Nelson Moody (Squamish) invokes family knowledge of traditional copper use and combines it with contemporary techniques.

lessLIE (Cowichan, Penelakut and Esquimault) focuses on enlarged Salish design elements to magnify issues of identity and colonialism.

Tracy Williams (Squamish) explores land sovereignty by experimenting with plant, animal, and mineral components and employing them in her cedar weavings.

Ronnie Dean Harris (Sto:lo / St'át'imc) will use multimedia to explore traditional Salish territory within the urban environment.

Roxanne Charles (Semiahmoo) is a fibre artist, who frequently incorporates live performance to engage the public in contemporary issues.



White Rock and Surrey Naturalists present;

From the Amazon to Zoology:
Reclaiming Nature for our Children

With Lee Beavington

Time in nature promotes children who are more attentive, active, creative—and perhaps most important—more connected to the natural world. 

7:30 PM  September 14, 2017

Sunnyside Community Hall, inside Bakerview Park
1845 – 154th Street, Surrey, BC

Free & All Welcome


Filmmaker Catherine Bainbridge examines the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history. She exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how indigenous musicians helped influence popular culture.

Semiahmoo Arts presents this film on Sept. 27, 7pm at White Rock Community Centre as part of the Get Reel Film Series program.

(tickets in advance)




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
For more information about the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers Campaign see



Ready to get your walk on? Join us as we part take in this year's Walk for Reconciliation hosted by Reconciliation Canada!

On Sunday, September 24th we will walk to support a positive movement in our communities in an effort to build better relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.

Get full event details here →




What the Health is the ground breaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick. The film follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases – ​and investigates why the nation’s​ ​leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it. With heart disease and cancer the​ ​leading causes of death in America, and diabetes at an all-time high, the film reveals possibly the​ ​largest health cover-up of our time.

​Official Trailer: ​​ ​ ​

Date & Time: Friday ​​​​​​​September 29th, 201​7​​ at 7 PM​ - doors open 6:30 PM​

Location: First United Church, Buena Vista Ave​ ​@​ ​Centre St, White Rock​​

Admission​:​ ​B​y donation​​ (suggested​ minimum​ donation $5)​










(click here for full information and registration)










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