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Recipe of the Week

Two favourite food groups, cheese & bacon. Why not bake them into a pie?

(click here for recipe)

 

History Lesson

As some of you know, the Ellingsen Family of White Rock are my extended family and I was contacted by Troy Ellingsen who asked if I would help him to create a post announcing that White Rock Brake & Wheel, 15170 Prospect Ave, will be shutting its doors permanently on August 31, 2022 after 46 years. Troy’s father, Eric Ellingsen, ran White Rock Brake and Wheel successfully for well over 40 years until his passing in 2020, at which time Troy took over the business, maintaining the same integrity and desire to serve the community of White Rock as his father did. Unfortunately, all good things must come to pass and as the landscape of White Rock changes, the time has come for White Rock Brake and Wheel close its doors. Very few businesses can stand the test of time as long as White Rock Brake and Wheel did and it was thanks mostly due to the support of the community. It was never just about making money, it was about being part of the community, supporting customers and most importantly, developing relationships and long-lasting friendships. Troy and the rest of the Ellingsen family wish to sincerely thank the White Rock Community for their unwavering support of the business over the years, and would like to invite you for one last visit on Friday August 26th for a BBQ, a chance to share memories, say good-bye and to thank everyone who has supported the business over the years.

Tom Saunders

 

 

 

 

Local News

Tuesday August 09, 2022

City of Surrey Urgently Needs Emergency Volunteers



The City of Surrey is actively recruiting for both on call Emergency Support Services (ESS) and Community Engagement volunteers for Fire Services.

ESS volunteers provide short-term assistance (up to 72 hours) to residents who are forced to leave their home because of fire, flood, earthquake and other emergencies. ESS volunteers work at a reception centre to provide short-term lodging, family reunification, food, clothing and emotional support.

“When a crisis hits our community, whether it’s large or small, we need many hands to help those in need. Having ESS volunteers ready to go is essential to helping our residents get back on their feet when disaster strikes”, said Shelley Morris, Assistant Chief, Surrey Fire.� “During the pandemic, our volunteer pool became depleted due to restrictions, so with fire season upon us, our goal is to get 100 volunteers in the next few months that we can draw on.”

Volunteering in an Emergency Support role would appeal to people who have flexibility in their schedule, enjoy helping others, are compassionate and wish to make a difference in their community. Having the ability to speak a second language would also be an asset.

“While training is required for ESS volunteers, it can be done over time”, commented Shelley Morris.� “The important thing now is to recruit people who are committed to this important work. This year has been relatively quiet, but you never know when the next emergency will happen.”

Community Engagement volunteers focus largely on educating the public on important fire safety and emergency preparedness messages through community events or speaking directly to residents about the Homesafe Smoke Alarm program.

Visit www.surrey.ca/volunteer for more information and to apply.

August 08, 2022 

On behalf of the Eagles organization we are absolutely ecstatic to announce the commitment of Surrey Native D Landen Hilditch (05)! Landen was selected from our Elite ID Camp back in the first week of July. He was also an affiliate player for us last season. Welcome to the flock Landen!

Season opener September 23 WENATCHEE visit the Eagles at the South Surrey Arena.

 

August 07, 2022

The Company You Keep?

The police are warning everyone the individuals pictured above, are involved in the lower mainland gang war and it is advisable to not associate with any of these individuals.

Your life may be in danger by publicly associating with any of the individuals. One of those picture had had both his brothers killed in the recent drug trade wars.

 

August 04, 2022

Following an incident of a hard landing with one of the Snowbirds in Fort St. John on Tuesday, the entire group of Snowbird planes has been grounded until further notice.�

The Department of Transport officials arrived in Fort St. John yesterday and each plane will be inspected thoroughly.

The Snowbirds appearances at the Penticton Peach Festival and this weekend's Abbotsford Air Show are also canceled.

 

Run To The Rez Recap

 

Richard Woods 1955 Belair HT with a 671 Blower won the top award at Sunday's Hot Rod Custom Car Show at this years Sea Festival. Hundreds of classic cars were on display in Semiahmoo Park.

The top trophy was donated by Mike Herrick the organizer of the annual car show.www.therodgod.com

 

Langley OR Bust

Just weeks after the release of the final business case, companies are invited to submit their qualifications to build the elevated guideway for the Surrey Langley SkyTrain.

This is the first contract for the project, which will provide high-quality and low-cost transportation for tens of thousands of people in Surrey, Langley and surrounding areas.

Surrey Langley SkyTrain is a 16-kilometre extension of the Expo Line from King George Station to Langley City Centre, the first rapid transit expansion south of the Fraser River in 30 years. Major construction is expected to begin in 2024, with the Surrey Langley SkyTrain anticipated to be in operation in late 2028.

Learn More:

Read about improved transit and the connected communities that are on the way with Surrey Langley SkyTrain: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022TRAN0067-001107

 

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Heading to the beach today?

Check to see if the tide is in our out at White Rock & Crescent Beach

(click here for today's tide schedule)

 

 

Chesney's Chestnut

If I caught a crime on an Apple device

Would that make me an iWitness?

 

 

Video of the Day

 

What would you do if a group of elephants turned up for dinner?

 

Thought for the Day 

 

 

White Rock Craft Beer Festival 

(event is for adults only- must be 19+ to attend).

Our 2nd annual White Rock Craft Beer Festival is launching Friday August 12 2022. The tickets are first come first serve, so make sure you grab those tickets asap! 

Where: Memorial Park
When: Saturday September 24 from 1 pm to 5 pm
Purchase your tickets here! starting on Friday August 12 at 9 am

This year's amazing brewery lineup includes:

3 Dogs Brewing
Galaxie Brewing
White Rock Beach Beer
Howe Sound Brewing 
Taves Estate Cidery
Five Roads Brewing 
Container Brewing 
Smugglers’ Trail Caskworks 
Lighthouse Brewing
Barnside Brewing 
Farm Country Brewing 
Studio Brewing
Mariner Brewing
Old Yale Brewing 

The White Rock Craft Beer Festival will also have food vendors, live music and other entertainment, and some of the best scenery at any BC craft beer festival!

 

 

 

 

 

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