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KPU launches new lecture series for Black History Month

A new Black History Month speaker series highlights research being doing in B.C. on issues that relate to the black community.

February is Black History Month in Canada, and although it is not as big an event in B.C. as it is elsewhere in world, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) philosophy instructor and lecture series organizer Dr. Leland Harper points out that there is still a tremendous amount of quality work and research being done locally on issues that relate to the black community.

Black History Month Speakers Series:

Art as a Catalyst for Social Change and Racial Equality

Carline Jackson, artist/social activist

Understanding the Foundations of Black Solidarity

Dr. Leland Harper, KPU philosophy instructor


Feb. 7, 1:30 p.m.

Room 1205, Cedar building, KPU Surrey campus

Diversity and Affect

Wayde Compton, author and SFU Continuing Studies program director of creative writing

Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m.

Room 128, Fir building, KPU Surrey campus

Who gets to decide what words mean?
History, Intent, and Meaning in Sports Teams Names

Dr. Holly Andersen, SFU associate professor, philosophy department

Feb. 28, 1:30 p.m.

Room 2005, Cedar building, KPU Surrey campus



Peninsula Productions is delighted to be presenting a staged reading of the heartbreakingly beautiful play The Father by Florian Zeller. Featuring Hamish Cameron, Robyn Bradley, Sam Weller, Rebekah MacEwan, Gordon Law and Kelly Thompson.

Now 80 years old, André was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter, Anne, and her husband, Antoine. Or was André an engineer, whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas, and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control.

Director Alan Brodie is thrilled to be working once again with Peninsula Productions, where last summer he created the set, lighting and projection designs for Sea of Stories. In the capacity of director, Brodie continues to expand the scope of his lengthy career as a theatre maker.

He is impressed by how Peninsula Productions continues to build upon prior successes, growing its audience and expanding its reputation beyond the community of White Rock.

About The Father, he says, "I am honored to have been asked to direct this beautiful play by Florian Zeller. The story of André and his family is one that will resonate with us all. It is a humorous and touching portrayal of life, mortality, loss and the ties that bind families."

Tickets $15 and can be purchased at
Sunday February 4th 8pm
Peninsula Productions
14600 North Bluff Road, White Rock

Wednesday February 7th 8pm
Centre Stage Surrey City Hall,
13450 104th Avenue


White Rock and Surrey Naturalists present
Strengthening our Community Ties
and the Benefits of Partnerships
Nathan Ross, Surrey Natural Areas Partnerships
Annual General Meeting to Follow

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 Partnerships are an effective tool in building resilient communities and in creating true value for the partners involved.

7:30 PM  February 8, 2018

Sunnyside Community Hall, inside Bakerview Park
1845 – 154th Street, Surrey, BC

Free & All Welcome




We've Got Your Free Family Day Covered!

Family Day is on Monday, February 12! Join us for some family-fun at various facilities in Surrey. Whether you want to bring the kids for arts & crafts or drop in for sports, there's lots going on to celebrate this special holiday. Find an activity to enjoy:

Arts & Crafts

Celebrate creativity through arts and crafts and experience our play-based preschool program in this family event.

Heritage Family Day: Family Flags

Historic Stewart Farm at 12pm to 3pm

Discover various flags, tartans and coat of arms families use to represent themselves. Make a family crest of your own to take home too!

Family Fun Day

Each of our recreation facilities will host free, family fun activities and games. Drop by an event near you!

Cloverdale Recreation Centre at 10am to 1pm

South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre at 11am to 1pm



Supper Club TUESDAY
Feb 13th
Committed to learning about better, healthier, eating choices!
LORRIE ERHO: Our in-house herbalist/natural health consultant, will be sharing some of her favourite plant-based recipes each month.

Are you interested in healthy eating? Looking to make a change?
Come...hang out, learn, chat, eat and ENJOY!

Hosted the second Tuesday eve of most months.
Donations for the meal are welcome!
MUST RSVP IN ADVANCE - Use this link to register and keep informed of upcoming events!



An increasing number of White Rock residents are finding themselves caring for a family member.

The reason? Dementia, the medical term for a set of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain.

"The physical and psychological toll on family caregivers is considerable," says Avalon Tournier, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Support & Education Coordinator for White Rock and the South Fraser region.

Knowing the signs of caregiver stress and finding ways to get support are important for both families and those for whom they are caring. To help families on the dementia journey, the Society brings its free Family Caregiver Series workshop to White Rock for four Wednesday sessions starting on February 14.

Participants will learn strategies for taking care of someone with dementia, as well as taking care of their own health to ensure they are prepared to continue providing care for their family members. "We offer practical techniques and strategies that caregivers can begin using immediately," Tournier says.

Topics to be covered include:

*Understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

*Effective and creative ways of facilitating communication with a person with dementia.

*Understanding behaviour as a form of communication.

*Self-care for the caregiver.

*Planning for the future.

The workshops run February 14 through March 7 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at White Rock Resource Centre, 1475 Anderson Street. Pre-registration is required by contacting 604-449-5000 or


Celebrate the Year of the Dog at Muriel Arnason Library
Saturday, February 17  2:00 - 3:00 pm: Muriel Arnason Library is celebrating its 10th annual Chinese New Year, and everyone is cordially invited to join the library staff and some special artists  to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Come and enjoy the Chinese dance and music, make a craft and a lucky envelope, and taste some New Year’s foods.
This is a free, drop-in program. All supplies are provided.

Muriel Arnason Library is located in the Township of Langley Civic Facility at 20338 - 65 Avenue, and the phone number is 604-532-3590





Charity hockey game between the White Rock Firefighters and Peace Arch Hospital All Stars.

Join us Saturday February 24th, 2018 at the South Surrey Arena and help the firefighters raise money for our new Emergency Room.

Tickets: $20 Adult (includes one beer) and $10 Child (under 19)

Doors Open at 11:45 am and Puck will drop at 12:15 pm.

Concession and Beer Garden onsite

(purchase ticketes in advance)





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