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Night Owl

Blue Frog announces two of the all time favourite groups returning to White Rock.

STEELIN' IN THE YEARS November 9 & 10

EAGLE EYES (The #1 tribute show of the music of The Eagles)

December 13, 14 & 15

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Local News

Tuesday September 18, 2018


The Surrey Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address is scheduled to take place on September 19, 2018 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269-104 Avenue, Surrey BC) from 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Mayor Linda Hepner will deliver her 4th and Final Annual State of the City Address on the progress of Surrey’s Economy.

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Registration: 11:15am
Program: 12:00-1:30pm
Speaker: Mayor Linda Hepner to speak at approximately 12:40pm.
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269-104 Avenue, Surrey)

Note - In past years the State of the city Address has been streamed live on the web.

We are waiting for confirmation. This event is SOLD OUT.


Sunday afternoon was a special day for the children of HARLEY CHAPPELL leader of the Semiahmoo First Nations.

The ceremony was held at Earl Marriott Secondary school in South Surrey.


Monday :September 17, 2018

OH NO! Say It Ain't So

The Latest SMASH HIT at the White Rock Playhouse!

So, with all of the construction happening on Johnston Road, two waterlines burst Sunday, sending rocks and debris smashing in a large front window and several of the front doors.

First reports are that the pantomime giraffe was uninjured in the blast.

T. Saunders

Sylvia Van Sickle

It happened again around 6:15 pm when my husband was in the theatre for the rehearsal of another play and the glass was being replaced. He said it was like a bomb going off and the rocks, water and glass just missed him. He said if it had hit anybody it would have killed them. All the glass that was replaced was broken and then some, the carpets were flooded and the gyproc on the back wall was wet and dented from the rocks. Thank God nobody was injured. I guess the replacement part was faulty too?


Back In The Saddle

White Rock and Surrey council are back behind their desks Monday evening for one of the final meetings of this term.

Read Monday's agenda

(click here)

Read the Land Use & Planning preview for:

Public Hearing for Bylaw 2249 (1456 Johnston Road)

(click here)

Surrey's Monday Agenda

(click here)


MPS Back In Ottawa

South Surrey/White Rock MP Gordie Hogg backpacks it into the House of Commons for the Fall session.

HOGG will be back in our community for the Friday Rail Safety meeting (see below)

On Friday Sept 21 in the afternoon a Community Forum will take place on rail safety on the Semiahmoo Peninsula. The Panel will be MP Gord Hogg, MLA Tracy Redies, Mayors for White Rock and Surrey, Transport Canada and BNSF. As citizens who are concerned regarding decoupling causing blockage of access to and from Crescent Beach, derailment of toxic materials and lack of an emergency response plan for the Semiahmoo Peninsula we invite your to attend this community forum to voice your concerns.

Friday, September 21st, 1:30 – 3 pm, White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Avenue



September 15, 2018

White Rock Civic Election - Saturday October 20, 2018

Stay up to date on all the election news, polling stations, advance poll dates, campaign trail details and of course - the results on Saturday October 20th


Mayor - One to be elected

Name Documents (PDF)
Tom Bryant PDF
Judy Higginbotham PDF
Grant Meyer, White Rock Coalition PDF
Mike Pearce PDF
Darryl Walker, Democracy Direct - White Rock PDF
Garry Wolgemuth PDF

(6 candidates)


Councillor - Six to be elected

(22 candidates)

Name Documents (PDF)
Michael Armstrong PDF
Moti Bali PDF
David Chesney PDF
Helen Fathers PDF
Andy Gibney PDF
Heather Hildred PDF
Erika Johanson, Democracy Direct - White Rock PDF
Zachary Johnson PDF
Ernie Klassen, White Rock Coalition PDF
Megan Knight, White Rock Coalition PDF
Scott Krisjanson, Democracy Direct - White Rock PDF
Christian Lane PDF
Bill Lawrence, White Rock Coalition PDF
Fiona MacDermid PDF
Anthony Manning, Democracy Direct - White Rock PDF
Mia Pedersen PDF
Jeffery Simpson PDF
Lynne Sinclair, White Rock Coalition PDF
Balbir Thind, White Rock Coalition PDF 
Christopher Trevelyan, Democracy Direct - White Rock PDF
Ken Wuschke
Nerissa Yan, White Rock Coalition PDF

(click here for more info)


Surrey Civic Election Candidates

Mayor - 1 position for Mayor

  • Tom Gill (Surrey First, currently a councillor)
  • Pauline Greaves (Proudly Surrey)
  • Bruce Hayne (Surrey Integrity Now, former Surrey First member, currently councillor)
  • Rajesh Jayaprakash (People First Surrey)
  • Doug McCallum (Safe Surrey Coalition, former Surrey mayor)
  • Francois Nantel (Independent)
  • Imtiaz Popat (Progressive Sustainable Surrey)
  • John Wolanski (Independent)

Council - 8 council positions available

  • Neera Agnihotri (Independent)
  • Linda Annis (Surrey First)
  • Saira Aujla (Independent Surrey Voters Association, formerly Surrey Community Alliance)
  • Kashmir Besla (Independent)
  • Tanvir Bhupal (Independent)
  • Brian Calderwood (Independent)
  • Roslyn Cassells (GreenVote)
  • Narima Dela Cruz (Surrey First)
  • Avi Dhaliwal (Integrity Now)
  • Doug Elford (Safe Surrey Coalition, former Surrey Community Alliance president)
  • Maria Foster (People First Surrey)
  • Neneng Galento (Independent)
  • John Gibeau (Integrity Now)
  • Rina Gill (Integrity Now)
  • Parshotam Goel (Proudly Surrey)
  • Laurie Guerra (Safe Surrey Coalition)
  • Trevor Halford (Surrey First)
  • Paul Hillsdon (Surrey First)
  • Jack Singh Hundial (Safe Surrey Coalition)
  • Afshan Kamran (Independent)
  • Felix Kongyuy (Proudly Surrey)
  • Murali Krishnan (People First Surrey)
  • Vera LeFranc (Surrey First, incumbent)
  • Nicholas Loberg (Independent)
  • Brenda Locke (Safe Surrey Coalition)
  • Adam MacGillivray (Proudly Surrey)
  • Mandeep Nagra (Safe Surrey Coalition)
  • Nasima Nastoh (Independent Surrey Voters Association)
  • Stuart Parker (Proudly Surrey)
  • Allison Patton (Safe Surrey Coalition)
  • Kuldip Pelia (Independent)
  • Steven Pettigrew (Safe Surrey Coalition)
  • Thampy Rajan (People First Surrey)
  • Bableen Rana (Safe Surrey Coalition)
  • Major Singh Rasode (Independent)
  • Paul Rusan (People First Surrey)
  • Bernie Sheppard (Independent Surrey Voters Association, formerly Surrey Community Alliance)
  • Forrest Smith (Independent)
  • Mike Starchuk (Surrey First, incumbent)
  • Barbara Steele (Integrity Now, incumbent, formerly Surrey First)
  • Asad Syed (Independent Surrey Voters Association, formerly Surrey Community Alliance)
  • Upkar Tatlay (Surrey First)
  • Raminder Thomas (Surrey First)
  • Deanna Welters (Progressive Sustainable Surrey)
  • Dave Woods (Integrity Now, incumbent, formerly Surrey First)
  • Yanni Yu (People First Surrey)
  • Derek Zabel (Independent Surrey Voters Association)
  • Becky Zhou (Independent)

UPDATE: Johnston Road Temporary Road Closure to Vehicle Traffic Extended


White Rock, B.C. – After the current temporary road closure of Johnston Road, CLCS (Canadian Landscape and Civil Services Ltd – the project’s Prime Contractor) has made significant progress to upgrade critical water and sewer infrastructure, installing soil-cell structures for the new trees, and addressing sidewalk safety matters on Johnston Road. In order to continue making significant strides, the City of White Rock will extend the Temporary Road closure from September 15, 2018 to September 21, 2018:



TNT The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

White Rock has an official flower - the Nootka Rose.

I think it might be time to acknowledge and name the official bird.

(read more)


Video of the Day

We keep putting the idea out there for some street art in White Rock.

Perhaps a new council will embrace the arts properly.


Chesney's Chestnut

I told my lady love she was one of the 8 wonders of the world..

She warned me not to let her catch me with any of the other seven!!!


Thought The Day


Community Calendar

White Rock Municipal Forum (hosted by Chamber of Commerce and BIA)

- Mayors & each Councillor and Trustee will be given approx. 1 minute to introduce themselves and a meet and greet to follow)

(Open to the public)

Date: Friday, October 12th

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Location: White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave., White Rock
Free underground parking for the first 60 cars. Also free parking across the street at the City Parking lot Johnson and Russel!

(click here for more community events)


Tomorrow In THE SUN

Meet The Candidates

Mike Armstrong


Scott Kristjanson

Between now and the voting day we will be featuring some of the various candidates that are participating in the White Rock civic election.

Election day is Saturday October 20.

Make your voice heard, VOTE!




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