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Rotary Club of White Rock Youth Environmental Innovation Challenge

Thank you for your interest in the Rotary Club of White Rock's Youth Environmental Innovation Challenge.

The Rotary Club of White Rock is calling on students to participate in its inaugural Youth Environmental Innovation Challenge, a program that aims to empower youth to take meaningful action against climate change in their own community. The project aims to foster a sense of empowerment and encourage youth-led community initiatives at the local level. Participants will have an opportunity to present their project idea through the TEDx White Rock platform in December 2024.

Through the program, participants aged 15-25 will hear from community leaders in government, NGO, and business sector about current opportunities in addressing climate change locally. Participants will participate in workshops to develop their project ideas. Finalists will have an opportunity to feature their story at TEDx Talk.

Application is due June 25

 

 

 

A Great Idea In Surrey

Improve your neighbourhood!

From small projects to community events and clean ups, there are many ways to beautify and uplift your neighbourhood.

Neighbourhood Enhancement Grants

Neighbourhood Event Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of White Rock

The City is looking for public feedback on the Five Corners Improvement Project, an opportunity to revitalize the vibrancy and functionality of Five Corners by:

• Addressing transportation concerns

• Improving pedestrian safety

• Creating more public space

Take the survey and learn about the project at https://tinyurl.com/47cpujzr

 

 

 

 

 

Free concert! Saturday June 15, at 1:00 PM

Featuring the music of Éy St’elmexw St’elt’ílém Good Medicine Songs - Songs and stories in Halq’eméylem and English promoting revitalization of Stó:l? language and culture, reconciliation, belonging and unity.

This is a family friendly event with songs, stories and participation. Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford.

Free registration on Eventbrite https://tinyurl.com/3nxxy9s2

10:00 AM, Sunday June 16, Sunday Service.

 

Fold em offers help about dealing with the fall-out from gambling.

Whether you are looking at stopping or scaling back your own gambling or helping a family member with a problem, this podcast can help.

Hear from gamblers who have been through it and tips from counsellors. Listen on apple podcasts, spotify, amazon music, or on their website:

 

 

 

We have an upcoming event for our Dying to Learn More Series on June 12th and our topic of focus will be 'Living in the Now While Preparing for the End'.

 

 

Are you a local senior who is needing a little assistance navigating a program or filling out a form? Sources Community Seniors Hub is available by appointment at two locations in South Surrey/White Rock. Email help@sourcesbc.ca or call the Seniors Hub coordinator at

604-542-4357 to book an appointment. They are available to help sort it out.

 

National Indigenous Day

Surrey’s National Indigenous Peoples Day event returns on June 21 from 3 to 8pm to the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale.

This event has grown exponentially over the years and is a testament to our commitment to acknowledging and respecting the ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.

Hosted by the s?myám? (Semiahmoo), q???:n????n? (Kwantlen), and q?ic??y? (Katzie) First Nations, this Indigenous-led event invites everyone to honour and share in the cultural heritage of Indigenous Peoples, both past and present.

 

City of White Rock

The City is looking for public feedback on the Five Corners Improvement Project, an opportunity to revitalize the vibrancy and functionality of Five Corners by:

• Addressing transportation concerns

• Improving pedestrian safety

• Creating more public space

Take the survey and learn about the project at https://tinyurl.com/47cpujzr

Provide feedback by:

  • Taking the survey at talkwhiterock.ca/fivecorners 

  • Attend one of the Open Houses at the White Rock Community Centre (15154 Russell Avenue):

    • June 17, 2024, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    • June 20, 2024, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

A conceptual design has been created and the City is seeking input on key design components, including:

  • Expansion of urban and public space for social gatherings and events 

  • Activate transportation infrastructure (sidewalks, cycling facilities)

  • Traffic safety improvements

  • Street furniture (benches, bike parking)

  • Public washroom

  • Public art 

Learn more at whiterockcity.ca/fivecorners

 

Volunteers needed! Summer is just around the corner and White Rock will be buzzing with many exciting events ?

Be part of the action by volunteering at Canada Day by the Bay, and the White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days! ?

Sign up now at https://tinyurl.com/5ytawjmp

 

 

 

Whether you're swinging for the fences or cheering from the sidelines, this is where teamwork shines and community thrives.

Let's transform office rivals into field allies at the iconic Softball City in Surrey, BC! Registration is $1150 per team. 

Register:
https://softballcity.bc.ca/tournaments/king-of-corporate/

 

Canada Day by the Bay returns to the White Rock waterfront on Monday, July 1 from 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The FREE, family-friendly event features live music, cultural performances, Kid’s Zone, games and fireworks finale at 10:15 p.m. presented by Allure Ventures.

Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/yc7dr7y3 and RSVP: Canada Day by the Bay

 

 

Halal Ribfest

Founded in Toronto, @halalribfeststops in BC, Alberta, Ontario, and several American states. The tour will arrive in Vancouver on August 30 and is calling itself “the ultimate Halal BBQ experience.”

The event will feature halal vendors offering everything from shawarma to burgers to South African BBQ, as well as ice cream stalls and beverage options. There will also be carnival rides, a local market, and a kids zone, though exact details will vary depending on the location .

?? August 30
? Holland Park — 13428 Old Yale Road

Downtown Whalley/Surrey

 

 

Street banner winners announced! 

 An art selection panel of community artists, the White Rock BIA, and the Public Arts and Culture Advisory Committee had the hard task of choosing 8 artists out of 150 submissions. 

The banners will be displayed over the next two years in the Uptown, Five Corners, East Beach and West Beach neighbourhoods.

For a list of winners visit https://tinyurl.com/3uxrwjxj.

 

Saturday June 22, 2024

BARN DANCE in Support of Valley West Stampede in September

Come out for night of entertainment in support of the Valley West Stampede.

Join us for a barn dance with live music the Bargain Shopper Club will be performing all night long.  

There will be food trucks on site as well as a live auction and 50/50

Adult beverages will be available for purchase. Please consume responsibly and plan a safe ride home.

This is a ticketed event and limited tickets available: tickets not for sale at the door.

Please join us for a night with good friends, family and music in support of the 2024 Valley West Stampede.

Location

Pacific Country Riding Stables

21852 16th Avenue, Langley

Tel. 778-549-6939

Order your tickets here

 

 

 

 

The free annual Boundary Bay Airshow is back on July 13th, 2024 at the Boundary Bay Airport (Delta, BC). 
Gates open at 11am with performances beginning around noon and ending approximately 4pm. 
With plenty of performers, food trucks, kids zone, exhibitors and more, there will be plenty of things to see and do. 
Did we mention that admission is FREE?
Due to such limited space, parking on site will be for a fee but parking off site with the shuttle will be free! More details to follow! 

Visit us at https://czbb.com/airshow/ 


Mission – It’s back ! 

Mission Soapbox Derby Association have a location set for the Pre-Race and Registration.

On Saturday June 1st, they will be at Hillside Traditional Academy Parking Lot (East side) from 10 to 3PM.

Saturday June 8th – Mission Raceway Parking Lot from 10 to 3PM.

 

 

 

 

City asks for public feedback on dogs on the Promenade

The City of White Rock is seeking the public’s feedback to allow dogs on the Promenade from April 1 to September 30, during the hours of 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Residents, visitors to White Rock and local businesses can complete a survey by June 14 at talkwhiterock.ca

City Council approved a motion to receive public comment at the May 13, 2024 Regular Council meeting. Watch the meeting here.
Facts about dogs in White Rock

  • Dogs are permitted on-leash on the Promenade from October 1 to March 30

  • Dogs are not allowed on the White Rock Pier at any time

  • Dogs in White Rock must be leashed and licenced

  • Owners must pick up after their pets and dispose of the feces in garbage cans

Learn more about dogs in White Rock at https://www.whiterockcity.ca/799/Dogs-in-White-Rock

 

Saturday June 15- The White Rock Buskers & Comedy Festival returns to Blue Frog Studios for an intimate night featuring North America’s top comedy talent!

This year's talent is bound to be a repeat of a hilarious evening: Hart Shouldice, Ola Dada and headliner Yumi Nagashima


 

Get Ready for summer recreation in White Rock!

The 2024 Summer Recreation Guide is now available online for programs and activities in July and August. You won't believe all the things you can do!

Unique summer programs at the waterfront include stand up paddleboard class, pilates on the beach and introduction to kayaking.

Interested in learning the new sport pickleball? Level 1, 2 and 3 courses are available.

 

 

Spirit Garden South Surrey

140th street near 30th avenue South Surrey

 This year's candlelight solstice stroll on June 22, 8pm or later, everyone is welcome to come stroll through the garden.

The one night a year candles in front of all the special plants that have been planted by family and friends for loved ones no longer with us. It’s a beautiful evening in the garden.

 

City of White Rock

With sunshine in the forecast this week, a reminder to residents that stage 1 lawn watering restrictions are currently in effect, in accordance with Metro Vancouver's one-day-a-week lawn watering regulations.

Find your lawn watering days at https://tinyurl.com/yc6n6s69.

 

One more Spring Sunday to visit our quickly growing baby goats - Mother’s Day Sunday May 12th

We will be open 10am to 3pm.

Our next Public Opening will be Aug 17,18 & 24,25

18507 20th. $7.50 per person age 2 and older.

Kona Ice will be on-site for refreshment!

Hayride, farm animals, play area in a relaxing park like environment.

Be part of the White Rock Torchlight Parade this year! Categories to apply in are:

1) Community Float* - community, not-for-profit, charitable club, associations"

2) Commercial Float* - small or large $100 entry fee

3) Small Commercial Business (under 20 employees) $100 entry fee 4) Large Commercial Business (over 20 employees) $200 entry fee 5) Marching Band

6) Marching/Walking Unit – community, not-for-profit, charitable club, associations

7) Dignitaries

*a float is a decorated platform, either built on a vehicle like a truck or towed behind one.

Be part of the Torchlight Parade!!! Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/39mjjrd3

 

 

Now to SEP. 25 - FREE JUNK DROP OFF

At Central Surrey and North Surrey recycling and waste centres. FREE at any time.

Surrey residency ID needed, loads of 100 kilograms or less and up to four mattresses. The free drop-off promo is not extended to commercial and business vehicles.

Recyclables, including electronics, metals, appliances, books and clothing, can be dropped off for free at any time at the two waste centres, in Newton (6711 154 St.) and Port Kells (9770 192 St.)

If you can not make it to the City yard, consider Large Item Pickup Program http://www.surrey.ca/largeitems

 

We're BACK Baby!! 

That's right our weekly A & W Cruise-In at 2303 King George Highway/South Surrey (just south of 24th avenue) is moving back to Wednesday nights for 2024 and we're kicking it off next Wednesday May 1st!!! (Weather permitting) 

Join Creative DJ Services as we'll be spinning your classic rock requests from 5 until 8 p.m. every Wed., we'll have Car Show food specials, prizes, food giveaways and cool cars with even COOLER people. (Weather permitting) 

It's the A & W Wednesday Night Cruise In back on Wednesday nights for 2024 until September! Check out our Facebook page at A & W Wednesday Cruise-In Video is courtesy of Kwg Vids who cover tons of shows in the Lower Mainland!! Check them out!!

 

Get ready for the pickleball season by getting a parking pass for the Centennial Arena parking lot?

Parking decals for Centennial are $19.95 are valid until March 31, 2025. Please read all the details on the City's website:

 

Are you 65 years of age or older? Are you interested in participating in a clinical study evaluating a new therapy designed to enhance your natural immunity? The Resilience Study is evaluating the effect of a new therapy in boosting your natural immunity and reducing your chance of getting respiratory infections. 

To learn more, email info@isstudy.ca or phone 1-877-223-8637 or visit The Resilience Study.

 

City of White Rock It’s registration time!

Summer Camp registration is now open online at https://tinyurl.com/2m5savxk or call 604-541-2199.

In-person registration is available at the White Rock Community Centre (15154 Russell Ave.), Kent Street Centre (1475 Kent St.), or Centennial Arena (14600 North Bluff Rd.)

 

Want to be part of the action at the Canada Cup International Softball Championship? We're seeking passionate volunteers for various roles:

🔹 GameChanger Scorekeepers

🔹 Security

🔹 Transportation Drivers

🔹 Batgirls

🔹 Ticketing and Gates

🔹 Guest Services

🔹 Volunteer Hospitality

With a minimum commitment of 20 hours, you'll receive a coveted RED volunteer shirt, a meal with every shift, and a FULL tournament pass, including all Team Canada games! Join us in making this event unforgettable! 🇨🇦

 

SUMMER CONCERT Friday June 21st 7.30pm

We are really excited to give you an early notification that we have just released tickets for our summer concert. We warmly invite you to take a look www.wrco.ca ! We will be at St Marks Anglican Church, 20th Ave, Ocean Park.

IMPORTANT NOTE - until May 7th you can get 10% off the price of all tickets simply by entering the promo code EARLYBIRD at checkout (offer lasts till the May7th and then tickets go back to full price)!

(click here to order tickets)

 

 

Canada Cup International Softball Championship

Softball City in South Surrey

 

Today is World Baseball Softball Day - celebrating its 10th anniversary!

A decade of unity and passion that united us.

As we hit the field, we're thrilled the Canada Cup International Softball Championship is joining in the celebration. Let's continue spreading our love for the game around the globe.

 

Every Sunday in Uptown White Rock by the world famous WYLAND WHALE wall

 

Calling BC Artists!

The City of White Rock seeks proposals from talented local and BC artists for a two-dimensional crosswalk design on Johnston Road. The art will add vibrancy to the area, bringing arts into the daily lives of residents and welcoming visitors to White Rock.

Apply by May 24 at https://tinyurl.com/3drzkwk3.

 

 

White Rock, it's time to bring the Fun back into Friday nights by the Pier.

In collaboration with The City Of White Rock, White Rock BIA, Total Event Co. & BC Shop Local we're going to highlight how beautiful a Friday night at White Rock Beach is.

Check out local businesses complemented with Live Music, Food Trucks, Market Place, Art Walk and Buskers and more!.

5 Fridays only in 2024 starting May 31

 

 

Join us for our 3rd Annual White Rock Pride Family in White Rock on July 20th, where we're thrilled to announce a ground-breaking new lineup: a Taylor Swift drag performance, marking a first for our event! But that's not all get ready for a day packed with enchantment and excitement.

Fairies will dance, clowns will entertain, and local youth will showcase their talents alongside the kids' carnival games and painting activities.

The festivities kick off at 11 AM and run until 4 PM, offering a full day of family-friendly fun. Explore a variety of vendors selling crafts, indulge in delicious treats from food carts, and groove to live performances on the stage from 1 PM to 4 PM. Don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate PRIDE in White Rock gather your friends and join us for a day filled with love, laughter, and community spirit!

 

 

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Find the answers you’ve been looking for at a FREE Exercise Session with us.

 

 

 

 

 

We are proud to announce the Canada d’Eh Celebration and Car Show is back on for 2024!!

 

BILL HAWKE PHOTO

This is great news for not only us but also for the car community.

2024 is Jellybean AutoCrafters 20th Anniversary Year of being in business, so we are combining it with our celebration of how great Canada is.

We’d like to thank the car community for making “enough noise” (in a respectful way), Murray from the Langley Speedway Historical Society and Dan from the Langley Advance Times and the Aldergrove Star for playing a big part in making this event happen this year. 

We also want to thank the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Board for reconsidering their stance and are now in support of the event.

The management and staff of Jellybean AutoCrafters are looking forward to celebrating Canada d’Eh with the car community on July 1,  2024 at Langley Speedway.

 

 

THE Torchlight Parade returns to the White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days on Aug. 3

The Torchlight Parade returns to the White Rock waterfront as part of the White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days on Saturday, August 3, 2024.

Whether you represent a marching band, a business, or a community organization, the City of White Rock invites you to register to participate in the 33rdannual Torchlight parade.

This year, the parade returns to its original Torchlight essence. In the spirit of the event, participants are requested to have a light up component to their entry, with the procession starting at 8:30 p.m. from West Beach and continuing down Marine Drive to East Beach.

Participants can apply and view the parade terms and conditions atwhiterockcity.ca/seafestival

 


Event by Honeybee Centre

7480 176 Street Surrey, BC, Canada, British Columbia V3S 7B1

Duration: 2 days

Public Anyone on or off Facebook

The Honeybee Festival is a FREE 2 day event that celebrates honeybees! Come for fun family activities all day, bee beards, beekeeping demos, live music, food, farmers market and a variety of fantastic local vendors.

When: July 27 & 28, 2024
Time: 10am – 4pm
Where: Honeybee Centre
Address: 7480 176th Street, Surrey

 

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