Tomorrow Night We Make History
White Rock's landmark pier ( the longest pier in Canada) turns 100 years old this year. Semiahmoo Arts is using the occasion as an opportunity to host a fund raising party. There are only a few of the limited tickets still available.
August 27, 2014
Mural Mural On The Wall
White Rock mayor WAYNE BALDWIN presided over the ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday of the ELIZABETH HOLLICK mural that now adorns the White Rock Playhouse Wall. A large crowd was on hand for the special dedication.
Councillors HELEN FATHERS and LOUISE HUTCHINSON of the city's Public Arts Committee were on hand beaming proudly. FATHERS reflects on how the finished product was a long time coming.
Community Ice Bucket Challenge Today
White Rock TD Bank Manager BOB BEZUBIAK
BOB BEZUBIAK has issued the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a number of White Rock residents. The mass ice bucket splash down will happen today @ 4 p.m. in front of the TD Bank n Central Plaza.
"I'm sure most of you are aware of the big social media buzz around the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. If not, go to Youtube and checkout video's from Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Bill Gates, George Bush and more. The idea behind this is that if challenged, you have 24 hours to acknowledge the challenge and either Donate to ALS Society (www.ALS.ca) and/or do the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. I myself was challenged to it and now I am challenging you and other key members of the South Surrey/White Rock community to join in one big community #ALSIceBucketChallange."
White Rock's New Park
White Rock has paid homage to MARGARET STAGER by dedicating a park in her memory for her many years of volounteering in the city. HUGH ELLENWOOD at the White Rock Museum (he knows everything) sent over the following information;
Margaret Stager came to White Rock with her family in 1934. She started the Girl Guides in White Rock in 1950 and was very involved for 10 years. A Margaret Lang Hastings article written in 1982 reads:
"It was during the late 1960s that she and her neighbours in the 15100 block [of Columbia Ave.] successfully petitioned the city to clean up the vacant strip along Columbia Avenue in front of their homes.
Not only was this done, but the work expanded into flowers, some lawn and a bench, for one more attractive green space in White Rock. Naming the new park was suggested by a neigbour who felt that Margaret Stager's years of work with the girls and her other community service deserved recognition."
The park possesses a breath taking vantage point of the ocean view afforded residents on the hillside. The park is located at the corner of Johnston Road and Columbia Avenue.
August 24, 2014
Those dependent on the Community Shuttle buses to get to work and to go shopping or visit the doctor are in for a big surprise. The C-51 and C-53 buses will be reduced from half hour service to hourly service commencing Monday September 1, 2014. The C-52 route from uptown down along the waterfront will remain on the every half hour schedule, for the time being.
Where was the community engagement for this major service cutback? Do any of the local politicians care? Do any of the local politicians actually use this life link in our community?
August 23, 2014
Request For Railing and Chain Link Mesh on White Rock Waterfront
The controversy over safety fences along the White Rock waterfront has been ramped up another notch by Transport Canada and BNSF railways. The city has been ordered to fill in the railing along the promenade on East Beach. Erect a fence at the top of the Coldicutt Ravine access point and re-design the crossing point at Findlay Street across on east beach. The city must also put meshing along the fence at the bottom of Bayview Park. Check out our GOOD IDEA below.
TRANSPORT CANADA who are behind the safety measure upgrades on the White Rock waterfront are under huge public pressure following this week's report on the LE MEGANTIC rail disaster last year in Quebec which killed 47. (watch EVAN SOLOMON on CBC)
Vote today for White Rock or Surrey
Do you think where you/we live is the best place in all of Canada? Well then tell the rest of the country by casting your vote today.
August 20, 2014
Sexual Assaults in South Surrey/White Rock
It has come to light there have been two recent sexual assaults in the South Surrey / White Rock area. Monday evening a woman was attacked in the area of Alderwood Place complex in the area of King George Highway and Stayte Road.
Just south in White Rock an attack occurred nearly two weeks ago which is just now becoming public.
Swimmers Itch @ Crescent Beach
Signs warning of Swimmer's Itch have gone up along the beach in Crescent Beach. To date White Rock has not reported any problem swimming of of "the city by the sea." It is still possible to swim at Crescent Beach but be advised to wash off at the rest room area at the end of Beecher Street.
Our friends over at Semiahmoo Productions proudly present the ragin' cajun GARY COMEAU & The Voodoo All Stars
The Naked Truth
You have to know when DON PITCAIRN sent in this photo for his Naked Truth editorial today we were a little concerned. That concern went to a new level when he said "I am in Ottawa!"
Let's talk about our town, White Rock. Where we are to-day, where we want to go and what we need to do to get there.
Thursday, August 28th at Elks Club Hall
1469 George Street
7pm - 9pm
Phone: 604 541 7461
Cell: 604 290 8278
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (7W-5L-12L) saw their six-match unbeaten streak come to an end in a 2-0 loss to LA Galaxy (11W-5L-7D) Sunday at the StubHub Center.The fifth-place 'Caps remain two points up on Portland, who are set to meet Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday night. No matter the result of that game, there will be major playoff implications when the 'Caps and Timbers meet next Saturday, August 30 at BC Place. Limited tickets are still available at whitecapsfc.com/tickets.
Your BC LIONS are now off for a couple weeks. Next game is a road trip to the nation's capital September 05 - 4:30 p.m. our time.
Next home game is against Winnipeg Bluebombers Saturday September 13, BC Place 7 p.m.
Joke Of The Day
A young boy, about eight years old, was at the corner Mom & Pop grocery picking out a pretty good size box of laundry detergent. The grocer walked over, and, trying to be friendly, asked the boy if he had a lot of laundry to do.
"Oh, no laundry," the boy said, "I'm going to wash my dog."
"But you shouldn't use this to wash your dog. It's very powerful and if you wash your dog in this, he'll get sick. In fact, it might even kill him."
But the boy was not to be stopped and carried the detergent to the counter and paid for it, even as the grocer still tried to talk him out of washing his dog.
About a week later the boy was back in the store to buy some candy. The grocer asked the boy how his dog was doing.
"Oh, he died," the boy said.
The grocer, trying not to be an I-told-you-so, said he was sorry the dog died but added, "I tried to tell you not to use that detergent on your dog."
"Well," the boy replied, "I don't think it was the detergent that killed him."
"Oh? What was it then?"
"I think it was the spin cycle!"
Stevie Ray Vaughan died on this date in 1990.. Can it be 24 years since we lost on of the greatest guitarists of modern times? RIP my friend.
Thought For The Day
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