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April 11, 2021

COVID-19 update for April 10: Residents 60 + can now register for vaccine | More than 1,200 new cases, two deaths | Variants driving up ICU numbers

The B.C. Ministry of Health says B.C. residents aged 60 and older can now register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

People born in 1961 and earlier, Indigenous peoples 18 and older, and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable can now register to book their vaccine appointment through B.C.’s new Get Vaccinated system in one of three ways:

• Online, 24/7, at

• Through a provincial call centre between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at 1-833-838-2323

• In-person at the nearest Service B.C. location.

There are three steps to register to book a vaccine appointment:

1. Register: First, register when it’s your turn and get a confirmation code.

2. Book: Book a vaccine appointment when you get an email, text or phone call telling you you’re eligible to book based on your age.

Dr. Bonnie Henry / Provincial Health Office

During the Corona-virus (COVID 19) pandemic we will endeavour to keep you informed to what is taking place in our community of White Rock and South Surrey/

If you see or hear about someone or an organization that is doing good in our community please forward the information to me.?

Thank You

David Chesney/Publisher

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Semiahmoo Music is pleased to present the Q3 Virtual Concert featuring Jazz Band 11 and three grade 9 Concert Bands.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 13th at 7pm - full details coming soon.




Sunday Funnies

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April 11, 2021

Council Meetings Monday

Monday April 12, 2021

5:00 p.m. IN CAMERA Closed Meeting

White Rock takes one final kick at approving the operating budget for the coming year

7:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting (click here for agenda)


Surrey Council

(click here for Surrey council's Monday schedule)


April 10, 2021

The Meeting

Rather mysteriously yesterday work began on the installation of a new public art piece at the recently completed Miramar village plaza. The art piece has traveled the world before it found its way to our CITY BY THE SEA.

The Meeting
Artist: Wang Shugang (b. 1960, China)
Medium: Eight painted bronze figures
Dimensions (H x W): 92 x 75 cm (36 x 30 in) each
Weight: 100 kg (220 lbs) each
Former Location: Rey Sargent Park (Lonsdale & 21st St. West) in the city of North Vancouver

The Meeting was originally exhibited at the 2007 G8 summit meeting in Heiligendamm, Germany. It is not without irony that the red figures are placed in a circle, static and crouching with cupped hands, open to various interpretations, from one of thoughtful contemplation to one of latent energy ready to leap up. Wang Shugang’s installation for the Vancouver Biennale, The Meeting, is painted a shade of red that is known as Chinese Red, the colour associated with the Chinese government and communism. This hue ranges from a vivid red to a red-orange made from vermilion, sometimes referred to as cinnabar.

According to the artist, ” . . .  the colour red has multiple cultural meanings in China, historically representing happiness but during the Cultural Revolution it symbolized terror. Today red is the colour of the faded lettering praising Mao on the ceilings of the factories, coats of the Buddhist monks and the colour of wedding decorations.”

Wang Shugang made his North American public art debut as part of the 2009-2011 Vancouver Biennale exhibition. For the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale, The Meeting was relocated to Rey Sargent Park in the city of North Vancouver.

In 2017, The Meeting was loaned to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-Air Museum, a project for the 375th anniversary of Montreal, the 50th anniversary of Expo 67 and the 150th anniversary of Canada. La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-Air Museum was designed and organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the McCord Museum and with the support of Concordia and McGill universities. The large public art exhibition was installed along one kilometre of Sherbrooke Street and showcased 67 works conveying a message of peace, in the image of universal values of humanism, tolerance, and openness that inspired the creation of Expo 67.

In 2020, the Vancouver Biennale loaned The Meeting to the Arts on the Avenue Edmonton Society, a registered non-profit charitable organization in Edmonton, Alberta, which is engaged in developing 118th Avenue (75 through 106 streets) into a community arts district via public art installations, arts celebrations, and signature art festivals.

The Meeting returned to the West Coast in 2021 to take up permanent residency at Miramar Village, a Bosa Properties development in the city of White Rock, British Columbia.


Virtual Seedy Today - Stewart Farm House

Gardeners across the Lower Mainland circle the date on their calendars a year in advance for the STEWART FARM HOUSE Seedy Saturday event, this Saturday.

This is your chance to purchase heirloom organic seeds

Purchase Heirloom Seeds 
Each year we harvest the organic, heirloom, flower and vegetable seeds from our garden for you to re-plant in your own garden. Complete the form below, checking off which seeds you wish to purchase. A staff person will call you to accept payment and arrange a date and time for you to safely pick-up your seeds. Seed are available while quantities last. Purchase at
Price including tax: 
-1 package - $2.25 
-3 packages - $5.50

Online Event
Price: Free
Public Anyone on or off Facebook

Our popular annual gardening event is going online this year with the same green thumb offerings as usual.


Getting A Jump On It

With the recent announcement by the City of White Rock that street designation to the alley north of Marine Drive, would finally be officially recognized as COSMIC ALLEY, a few residents are already joining the movement.

April 09, 2021

Covid Camping

With a sunny weekend in the forecast, the RCMP will be doing double duty monitoring the Canadians entering into the American portion of Peace Arch Park. Daily hundreds of Canadian and Americans meet up in the park for "a visit."

As you can see by the tents throughout the park off of 0 avenue, many desire privacy for their visit.

Residents of the Summerfield are of South Surrey (new subdivision built up around Peace Portal golf course) will continue to shake their heads as Canadians simply walk through the ditch from Canada to gain access to the park.


Something's Brewing In Miramar Village

Work has begun in earnest on the new location for3 DOGS BREWING to be located in the newly expanded Miramar Village.

Upon completion of the new facility the current location of 3 DOGS on Johnston will close.

The license from the Johnston road location will be transferred to the new location which will be fully equipped with their brewing vats and machinery. Expect an early summer opening.


Hometown Hero


Six days a week MOTI BALI mans the Rotary Free Lunch House located in the parking lot net to the White Rock Playhouse. I have had the pleasure for the past year of volounteering to help MOTI one day a week.

I have marveled how he knows virtually every one of the roughly three dozen visitors to the snack shack daily. He has a special little greeting,perhaps a question about how they are doing and an offer of friendship and a smile to one and all.

One day I asked MOTI "How long have you been a member of ROTARY?" He quickly replied "OH I am not a member of Rotary. I have also seen him order lunches and pay for them out of his pocket if we run out of food before everyone receives their lunch. MOTI you are my hero.

(read the wonderful article the Peace Arch News did this week on MOTI)

David Chesney


April 06, 2021

Patio Patrol

My young son and I walked from West beach to East beach yesterday and checked out every restaurant and whether they had a patio that was open during this recent COVID closure, had an all-weather patio (could sit out there in the rain), and whether they had heaters or not.

In case you're wanting to know who has what, here is our list.

GB Robins




Recipe of the Week

Asparagus with Broiled Tangerines

The local food stores are practically giving away asparagus. I guess it was a good year in California.

(click here for recipe)


History Lesson

Old White Rock sign located at the corner of 8th avenue and King George Highway (near where current roundabout is located)


Video of the Day

BRUNO MARS and friends with a feel good Sunday kind of song.


Chesney's Chestnuts

In an interview, General Norman Schwarzkopf was asked if he thought there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harboured and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America.
His answer was classic Schwarzkopf  
The General said, "I believe that forgiving them is God's function - OUR job is to arrange the meeting.


Thought For The Day


Live Eagle Web cam

HANCOCK WILDLIFE ORG has once again turned the live streaming eagle web cams on across the Lower Mainland.

The camera/eagle's nest above is located in South Surrey

Surrey Reserve Nest Information

There have been eagles in this territory for at least 20 years – but these cams show a new nest set up in the fall of 2018 to replace one that blew down. Happily for us, the eagles named Sur (M) and Res (F) for Surrey Reserve accepted the nest, and successfully raised two chicks in 2019 and two more in 2020.

Updates 2021

Dad Sur put in an appearance at the nest on September 26, and Mom Res arrived back on October 2nd.  As of November 8, they haven’t done a lot of work, but one or both are stopping by fairly often.

The eagles have been busy and we have eggs! Res laid her first egg of the year at 4:02 pm on February 24 (3 days earlier than last year) and laid the second at 6:20 pm on February 27. We usually start watching for signs of a hatch in 35 days (though most eggs take a few days longer than that), so we’ll be on hatch watch beginning March 31st.

David Hancock



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