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

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

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Thank You

David Chesney/Publisher

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We are deeply saddened to announce the recent passing of singer Michael Demers,
the amazing voice of Roy Orbison from the Lonely tribute band.

In honour of Michael's immense contribution to the music community, we are re-opening the Blue Frog “Pond” for a special screening of his last show at Blue Frog.

Come and enjoy this special concert with the full Blue Frog sound system and the largest video screen in town. Or, have your own private screening at home by watching this show on Blue Frog TV.

Stay tuned, things are getting very close for a return to live bands again.





Spirit Garden South Surrey 2860 140th St. Surrey, BC

Price: Free

Public Anyone on or off Facebook

Once a year, during the time of the Summer Solstice we place candles by all plants that have been planted for loved ones who are no longer here. On that evening the candles begin to sparkle as the light fades illuminating the garden in the most magical way. We hope you can join us



To Our Loyal Customers, Family and Friends


These last couple years we have learned a lot about ourselves, COVID really made us think long and hard about what truly matters and with that said we are sad to say that MacKarino’s Kitchen is now coming to an end. We are really going to miss you all so much, and are grateful that we have met some truly amazing people. As to what is next for us, Dionne and Brian will be moving to a small Island, not to far away, more info on that later!!

Angela is going to be busy filling her time with her Familia!! Especially the new little person in her life!! Working full time at Peace Arch Hospital, and of course her several volunteer positions.

We’d like to thank Heather, Kim, Kait, Dee, KC & Shelly for all your help and hard work through the years we couldn’t have done it without you!!

To all the Legion staff, Executives and Bartenders, it was a pleasure to work along side you all, we’ve made some amazing friends for life!!

We wish nothing but good vibes to the White Rock Legion and all the patrons that walk through these doors.

Once again Thank You to all of our lovely customers, your support, encouragement and love means the world to us.

Our last Day in the Kitchen will be June 26th.

Much Love and happiness to you all.

Dionne and Angela

MacKarino’s Kitchen❤️❤️



White Rock Beach Beer Co. has recently released their West Beach Pale Ale 355 ml. cans featuring artwork by well-known WR artist Allan Turton showing the waterfront and historic train station.


Grab a cold 6-pack to go for only $16.50, get a growler fill, or enjoy one with friends on either of their two outdoor patios this summer.

See you there!


irtual Coffee With Kerry

Thank you to everyone who joined me for a virtual coffee and conversation next Zoom coffee hour will take place Friday, June 25 at 2:00 PM PT.

Email me at with the subject line “Coffee with Kerry” to RSVP!I hope to see you there!


5 Corners Diner - Reopening June 15

They say they have missed us and are looking forward to our/their return of the only diner on the Semiahmoo Peninsula!



White Rock’s Virtual Canada Day by the Bay brings music and laughs

The City of White Rock presents the second White Rock Virtual Canada Day by the Bay celebration on July 1 with performances by country band The Heels, pop duo Fionn and comedy group Hilarapy.

The theme for 2021 is “White Rock Together.” The matinee starts at 1 p.m. and the headline show kicks off at 7 p.m., starting with the White Rock City Orchestra performing O Canada. 

Play an online Canadian Trivia challenge with a live leaderboard starting at 7 p.m. Great prizes go to the top three participants. The virtual photo booth will be available all day. Stay for part or all of the day by visiting the City’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. 

Enter the Canadian Spirit contest between June 18 and 21 for a chance to win great themed prizes. The first 20 entries will win a Canada Day decorating kit. 

This year’s Virtual Canada Day by the Bay is made possible by event partners Heritage Canada, 93.7 JR Country, Amica White Rock and Flinnwest Solutions. Check out for more details.


Breaking news! viaSport has confirmed the following:

As of 3 PM Wednesday May 26, Jared from viaSport responded to BC Pickleball's request for clarification: "For outdoor sport you do not need to maintain physical distance".

We are OK to play doubles outside!

There are crowd limits and BC Pickleball are communicating re tournaments and the like. BC Pickleball will also work on an update for their website to make it reflect all the current conditions.


Monica Donetti Ross Real Estate

Put your trust in me.

Please visit Monica Donetti Ross Real Estate to get market updates.


Registration Opens in June for City of Surrey Summer Day Camps 


Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey is providing a limited selection of summer day camps from July 5 to August 27. Parents may register for up to one month at a time. Online or telephone registration for July camps opens June 2 at 7:30 a.m. Registration for August camps opens at 7:30 am on June 30.  

Camps offered include Fun Zone and a selection of nature, arts and heritage camps. Licensed summer preschool for children 3-5 years old will also be available.  

“Some camps have changed locations to nearby facilities due to vaccination clinics at a few of our recreation centres,”, said Lisa White, Manager of Community & Recreation Services. “However, parents will find day camps in every town centre across the city as in previous years.” 

All camps will operate with a heightened level of health and safety protocols including smaller camp sizes, physical distancing, daily health screening of both campers and staff, enhanced cleaning and designated area for pick-up & drop-off. 

Flexible payment plans are available and licensed summer preschool qualifies for subsidies.  

Find more information at 



Open year-round...7/365...step aboard for an adventure! We do whale watching, harbour cruises, local tours, charters, water taxi, call us!


Galaxie Craft Brewhouse: The Countdown is On!

If you visit Galaxie Craft Brewhouse's website, you'll see that the countdown is on! This thing takes off in less than two weeks!

Craft brewing culture is becoming a staple in White Rock, with Galaxie the third craft brewery in town (along with the award-winning 3 Dogs Brewing and White Rock Beach Beer Co). We hope this aspect of local culture keeps growing and thriving, and we're counting on all the passionate craft beer aficionados to come out and make sure that happens. 

White Rock Farmers Market

The White Rock Farmers Market will be welcoming visitors (Sunday) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the uptown district of WShtie Rock next to the world famous WYLAND WHALE WALL on Johnston Road.

COVID guidelines are in place with the number of visitors monitored and vendor booths are socially distanced.

Free Senior Online Class in June

We are excited to offer a new online classes to the seniors (55+) in our community. It is offered free of charge and funded through the New Horizon For Seniors grant. 

Beginner's Guide to Photoshop: Online Class for Seniors (55+)

Tuesdays, June 1 - 29, 10 am - 11 am on Zoom

Course Description: This 5 week course will give the Adobe Photoshop beginner a comprehensive introduction to Photoshop and its navigation tools, workspace menus, pallets, layers, selection and cropping tools, image editing tools, painting and colour correction tools and much more.

Can can sign up HERE

Please confirm you are a senior and meet the eligibility requirement for this class. Space is limited, only sign up if you are going to participate.


The Semiahmoo Rotary Club's 32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for August 31, 2021.

"The health and safety of our golfers and volunteers is first and foremost. We feel that by [then], the vast majority of participants will have been vaccinated and the pandemic will be well under control," said Scott Hind, Tournament Co-Chair.

All the tournament's fundraising will be online, and 100% of net tournament proceeds will support Rotary community projects and SOURCES' social wellness and mental health programs, with a specific focus on supporting youth, families and seniors. 50/50 tickets are on sale now!

Reserve your golf tickets here


Fraser Health is working with Translink, BC Transit and handyDART to help ensure vulnerable citizens in our region can access COVID-19 immunizations by providing transportation to those in need.

(ll the details located here)



As more people are shopping online or having items delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic, White Rock City Council wants to encourage residents and visitors to buy from local businesses and “Shop the Rock.”

White Rock is fortunate to have award-winning, provincially and nationally recognized businesses that offer fantastic goods and services, ranging from hair products, restaurants, bakeries, health food stores, gourmet chocolate, home décor, flowers, craft beer, health food, mechanics and the arts.

This City by the Sea has more than 300 small businesses, in addition to home-based businesses.

Local businesses are often friends and neighbours who live and work in the community and many are hard hit by closures and reduced customer visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

List of Online and Pickup Options

The City of White Rock has started a list of businesses offering shopping alternatives and will keep adding to the list. To include your business, contact the City’s Economic Development Officer, Carolyn Latzen, at 


Re-loaded with a bunch of cool merchandise: hats, T's (men's and women's cut), long-sleeved T's, and hoodies.

Grab some swag and rep your local brewery (or take it back to your hometown if you're not from WR to show it off.



Drop by and visit our new extended patio on the north side of our location.


Virtual National Indigenous Peoples Day

Celebrate the rich culture and history of Canada's Indigenous People

Join us for Surrey's National Indigenous Peoples Day livestream on June 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the Kids Show and regular programming from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., broadcasted on the FRAFCA Facebook and YouTube Live.

Celebrating the rich culture and history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Surrey’s National Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration and Wellness Event hosted by Surrey’s Local Land-based First Nations (Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Katzie), brings together First Nations, Métis and Inuit families through a celebration of the culture and traditions of Indigenous People.

We acknowledge we are situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semiahma (Semiahmoo) land-based nations.


With the arrival of spring and warmer weather the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) is hoping you will give some consideration to the spread of Lyme disease and the ticks that carry it.
May is Lyme disease awareness month.
The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation is raising awareness this month and is hoping you will give some thought to the spread of Lyme disease and the ticks that carry it.
The Statistics Center will be updated annually to reflect on-going changes in tick populations and tick-borne pathogen distribution in Canada.
The Looking at Lyme podcast can be heard at

Help us keep wonderful actors acting. Buy a ticket to our 50/50 Lottery and support local theatre.

Here is the link.

Thanks so much.


Wanna see more photos like this? Join the Surrey Archives virtually for Whalley Before Skyscrapers – May 13th from 6:30-7:30pm.

Register for the free program as of May 2nd at or 604.501.5100.



White Rock Fire Rescue reminds people large fires are not permitted on the beach. Responding to fires on the beach takes resources away from critical matters.

If you detect a fire, or have another emergency, call 911.

noter: If the fire department is called into service as a result of your fire you will receive a hefty fine.





Alexandra Neighbourhood House and the Flourishing Foundation present an eight-week program that aims to combat racism and educate people about race-related issues – a grassroots initiative that aims to create “a better life for refugee, immigrant and Indigenous women in Canada – the Anti-Racism Circle will be held via Zoom, beginning the evening of April 12.

The sessions will include “eight weeks of engagement” with Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor – a book written by Layla F. SaadThe program will be facilitated by Dr. Andrea Montgomery Di Marco.

To register for the program, click here and fill out the form.









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