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Weekend Update

City to host 12th annual Surrey Fusion Festival in Holland Park this weekend

This free community festival – presented by Coast Capital Savings – will feature non-stop entertainment
on seven stages, including headlining performances by 2Baba, Sharry Mann, K’NAAN and Busty and the Bass.
When: Saturday, July 20 to Sunday, July 21
Location: Holland Park, Surrey, B.C.
Across from King George SkyTrain Station
Named Best Festival at the 2019 Special Events Magazine Gala Awards, Surrey Fusion Festival is a free community
event celebrating food, music and culture from around the world. This year’s event will welcome 53 pavilions and
over 200 performers across seven stages, an Indigenous Village, a kid’s zone, sports zone, vendors, inflatables and a
new Celebrate Africa zone. For more information, including the full festival schedule, visit


(click here for more weekend events)






Local News

July 19, 2019

City Council Community Forum - Affordable Housing

Join White Rock City Council as they host a Community Forum regarding Affordable Housing in White Rock. Interact with City Council and ask questions and provide feedback during the Community Forum.

Date: Monday, July 29, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: White Rock Community Centre - Halls A/B/C (15154 Russell Avenue White Rock


White Rock Goes To Court

UPDATE: Yesterday

Both lawyers were in attendance at the Courts yesterday morning , the case was scheduled for 10.00am with no judge assigned. This seems to be a regular occurrence ( almost like over booking of flights ).
The case has been postponed until next Tuesday / Wednesday 23/24 July but will likely be postponed again until August 25/26.

It's Off To Court White Rock Goes

The city of White Rock's lawyers and the legal counsel for GSR Capital Group will walk into BC Supreme Court tomorrow and Friday for the beginning of what might well be a long prolonged court case.

GSR is claiming the newly elected city October 2018 city council had no right to downsize their development located @ 1310 Johnston Road which resulted when the new council unanimously endorsed an Official Community Plan review. Council voted 5-2 to not approve the Lady Alexandra development as the property had not had a building permit and now was caught in limbo with the call for the OCP review. Councillors FATHERS and MANNING voted against the motion.

Council's decision was based on what they believed was sound legal advice. Time rill tell.

If GSR does not win it's appeal they could well be limited to just a 4 storey building on the site, as council has already rezoned the area south of Thrift to Roper as a transition zone with building heights capped @ 4-6 stories. One would have to believe the transition zone of 4-6 would mean the 6 storeys would start at Thrift at the top and step down to 4 storeys @ Roper where the Lady Alexandra development is located.


It was a great night of music last night on White Rock's East Beach. Organizers estimated the crowd to be in excess of 5,000 people. The largest crowd to date.

FA B FOUREVER a Beatles Tribute group started the evening and EAGLE EYES an amazing tribute to The Eagles closed out the night.

Three more upcoming shows - Jim Byrnes with Babe Gurr, July 25 at Memorial Park (next to the old train station, by the pier) at 7 pm.

Dr. Strangelove with Duelling Pianos, August 8 at Five Corners at 7 pm.

The Crash Test Dummies with Fionn, August 15 at Totem Park (East Beach) at 7 pm.


White Rock Council - Final Session Before Summer Break

Governance and Legislation 5:15 p.m. (click for agenda)

Regular council 7 p.m. (click for agenda)


July 18, 2019

Surrey Councillor Steps Aside

Jack Hundial

JACK HUNDIAL yesterday became the third Surrey city councillor to step aside from the Safe Surrey Coalition that up until recently held every seat on Surrey council. The exact reason for his departure has not been made public. HUNDIAL was a retired member of the RCMP. HUNDIAL has now joined councillors STEVEN PETTIGREW and BRENDA LOCKE who have disassociated themselves with Safe Surrey First over the course of the last month.

Concerns over the planned transition from the RCMP to a municipal police force are at the heart of Hundial's decision, he says.


Not So Happy Anniversary

Today is the fourth anniversary of the tragic fatal shooting of HUDSON BROOKS outside of the South Surrey RCMP detachment. The shooting involved Const. Elizabeth Cucheran who has been on leave since the incident. The trial was scheduled to start this week but it has now been delayed until August 08.This is the fifth delay in the start of the trial. HUDSONS mother, family and friends are upset by yet another delay.

Last week another delay seemed to catch the family bu surprise. Prosecutor HEATHER MAGIN claimed the judge and jury trial could take up to six weeks. Currently the trial cannot even begin until the Fall of 2020.


MLA Tracey Redies Is @ The Beach

At Crescent Beach today for the launch of the beach access wheelchair - an initiative of The Self-Advocates and the City of Surrey to make accessibility better for all Surrey citizens! Special thanks to SAS, the City of Surrey and Manjeet Ghangass for all her work on this!


July 16, 2019

Pier View

Shar Ramage photo

A regular reader and photo contributor to THE SUN starts her day enjoying the pace and quiet of our waterfront. Here are a pair of photos she sent along yesterday. The underside of the pier looks to be complete and now the wooden deck and railings and we will be very close to completion.

Once the construction crew has repaired the broken pier city staff will install the benches and archways and away we go. Mid-August completion looks very possible now. OR sooner?


Night Owl

Tonight - We Be Jammin'

Some of the top players will be on stage tonight at CLUB 240 in Crescent Beach

(click here for all this week's entertainment news)


Yell It Like It Is

Boy did you miss a great party.

A " pale horse came riding........and it wasn't on a bicycle.

Right underneath our nose is perhaps the solution to two of our main challenges regarding the marketing and funding of our TOUR DE WHITE ROCK.

Who is this mystery man and what are his thoughts? - click here)


History Lesson

Marine Drive - 1964, by the numbers... Vidal Street is on the right. Oxford St is out of frame on the far left.

(courtesy Tom Saunders)


TNT The Naked Truth

When we opened DON PITCAIRN'S column this week, this is what we saw. We thought "What the heck is that?"

Now you are going to have to do what we did.

(click here)


Chesney's Chestnuts

Genie: OK, I'm ready for your third wish.

Me: Third? What about the first two?

Genie: Well, this is a little unusual, but after your first wish, you screamed like a madman and said "I wish I'd never made that wish!" So that counted as your second wish, and I erased your memory of both of them.

Me: Well, OK. I wish I really understood how women think.

Genie: Granted. By the way, that was your first wish, too.


Thought for the Day

Video Of The Day

Would you bungee jump? Would you bungee jump naked?


Community Calendar

"Art Night At West Beach"
 Every Thursday Evening 5 to 9pm starting July 25th

14833 Marine Dr, White Rock

 (604) 536-3049

In the tradition of tourist towns the galleries of West Beach, White Rock are excited to announce Thursday evening art nights.  The Golden Cactus Gallery/Studio and  The Art Couture Gallery are hosting art nights each Thursday evening starting July 25th and continuing every Thursday.  The galleries will feature their gallery artists and surprise visits and chats with guest artists and wine sampling from local wineries. 

Guest Artist
Golden Cactus Studio/Gallery   Brent Heighton
Whitbey’s Coffee   Serge Dube
Art Courture 

(click here for more community events)


Tide Tables

Before heading to the beach find out if the tide is going to be in, or out.

(click here)


Tomorrow In The Sun

Recipe(s) of the Week





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