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An early photo of the White Rock Pier from Buena Vista avenue

"Where You Can Vacation - And Be Home The Same Day"

 

 

 

 

Is The Tide In or Out?

Check out today's tide tables - CLICK HERE

 

Sunrise/Sunset

Tuesday August 22

6:14 AM Sunrise

8:13 PM Sunset

 

 

 

Night Owl

(check out all the great live music and entertainment this week - click here)

 

JANE BUNNETT & MAQUEQUE

A rare Thursday evening concert.

Multiple Juno Award winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the U.S and Cuba. She has been up for Grammy Awards, numerous Juno’s, received The Order of Canada, The Queens Diamond Jubilee and most recently The Premiers Award for Excellence. An internationally acclaimed musician, Jane Bunnett is known for her creative integrity, improvisational daring and courageous artistry. Her exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies expresses the universality of music and her ability to embrace and showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba has been groundbreaking. She has toured the world bringing her own special sound to numerous JAZZ festivals, displaying her versatility as a flutist, saxophone player and pianist

Doors 6:00pm | Show 7:00pm (get your tickets here)

 

Friday

Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, the Maple Blues Award winning Kirby Sewell Band have been making a name from themselves all over North America.
​Enroute to the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, Nevada, they are rolling into Blue Frog Studios for an intimate show.

 

 

 

Local News

August 22, 2017

Congratulations to the White Rock Beach Beer crew who took the top honours over the weekend at Surrey Centrals BATTLE OF THE BREWS.

Battle of the Brews beer fest yesterday, an event put on by the Surrey Fire Fighters to raise money for their charitable organization. 16 breweries involved. The people who attended the event were asked to vote on the beers they sampled. Three categories: Most Drinkable, Most Flavourable, Best Beer.
White Rock Beach Beer took the top honour with their West Beach Pale Ale.

 

Cheeky

Even though the proposed development for the land where DEALS WORLD sits on Johnston Road, the developers have informed the owners DEALS WORLD it is time to start wrapping up to get ready to vacate by the end of September.

Some cynical observers of White Rock development have taken to referring to the push for development below Thrift avenue along Johnston as the "Let's Make A Deal District."

 

August 21, 2017

White Rock @ The Little League World Series


White Rock Little League ALL STARS built on their winning streak yesterday with a 7-3 win over Venezuela. Canada took an early lead in the first inning. With zero outs in the first inning Reid Hefflick drove in three runs when he homered.

(click here to watch game highlights)

Since beginning their climb for supremacy in world little league White Rock has gone 8-0. To punch their ticket for a trip to Williamsport PA White Rock had a perfect record of 6-0 at the Canadian Little League Championships held this year in Medicine Hat , Alberta.

Their win yesterday morning makes it 2-0 at the World Series of Little League. The local boys now are in tough when they meet Japan in the semi-finals Wednesday. A win Wednesday and Canada will move over the playoff board and meet their first US team Friday.

The eight international teams are Seoul, South Korea (Asia-Pacific); Sydney (Australia); White Rock, (Canada); Santiago, Dominican Republic (Caribbean); Emilia, Italy (Europe-Africa); Tokyo (Japan); Maracaibo, Venezuela (Latin America); and Reynosa, Mexico (Mexico).

2017 White Rock All Stars


(click here to see an amazing catch Sunday by the Pennsylvania centre fielder)

 

August 20, 2017

Thank You - Good Night

Rik Fedyk photo

80's rockers PLATINUM BLONDE put the finishing touches to the popular White Rock "Concerts @ The Pie" last evening. Young and old stood and swayed to the band's song catalogue. A beautiful evening and an incredibly stunning setting made for a summer memory for many.

Tom Saunders photo

Watch for the concert series to return for a third year in 2018.

 

August 17, 2017

I Scream You Scream - We All Scream For Ice Cream

Former White Rock councillor JAMES COLERIDGE is embroiled in a dispute over the bills, investors and family matters that all may force the closure of his three popular ice cream/gelato outlets in Vancouver.

(read the full story)

 

August 16, 2017

Who's Moving To White Rock?

Scott Brown, President & CEO of Fifth Avenue Real Estate talks about who the new development Foster Martin will appeal to.

“There is a built-in community in White Rock and South Surrey that lives in large homes around golf courses or ocean views that are aging and want to stay in this community for the next 10 to 15 years that want something smaller, but won’t buy anything less than 1,000 square feet,” said Brown. “In the last six years there has been no new supply of any meaningful scale or height offered in White Rock, so Foster Martin meets that demand.”

(click here to read the full story)

Have You Heard The Call?

 

 

Hop On/Hop Off

The City of White Rock in their ongoing efforts to move people to the waterfront from uptown have joined forces with the White Rock BIA to provide a free shuttle each summer weekend. Plus during special events.

Download the route guide: http://ow.ly/QWg030dBJG6

 

 

TNT The Naked Truth

DON PITFAIRN shares Part II of the history of South Surrey's Hall's Prairie/Hazelmere Valley district.

(click here)

 

Sunday Funnies

Once upon a time in the 80's White Rock was known as The Sandcastle Capital of the World. For reasons that still have never really been fully explained we let it slip away.

Former White Rock resident and owner of Surfside Music ROBBIE KEENE who now lives outside of Parksville on Vancouver island, was kind enough to share a collection of photos from this year's month long sand sculpture party.

CAROL FAUX today's photos are especially for you and all of us who remember the great times we had on the tidal flats of Semiahmoo Bay

(click here to see the wonderful sculptures)

White Rock 1982

 

Coming Events

Learn more about this years walk at the White Rock Farmer's Market this Sunday. Watch for the Parkinson Walk tent.

(click here to check out what else is on around town)

 

Today's Video


 

 

Joke Of The Day

Retired Person's Perspective

1. I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people. I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

2. I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People move out of the way much faster now.

3. You can tell a lot about a woman's mood just by her hands. If they are holding a gun, she's probably very unhappy.

4. You know that tingly little feeling you get when you really like someone you've just met? That's common sense leaving your body.

5. I don't like making plans for the day. Because then the word "premeditated" gets thrown around in the courtroom.

6. I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes 1,500 days in a row.

7. I decided to change calling the bathroom the John and renamed it the Jim. I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.

8. Dear paranoid people who check behind shower curtains for murderers: If you find one, what's your plan?

9. Everyone has a right to be stupid. Politicians just abuse the privilege.

 

Thought For The Day

 

 

 

 

 

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