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Please join us for our next film event on Friday February 28th.
Doors open at 6.30pm, Film starts at 7.00pm
White Rock Community Centre, 
15154 Russell Ave, White Rock. (Free parking underground)



Monday, March 2

Among all the emotions caregivers experience, guilt may be one of the toughest.

"Caregiver guilt is often fueled by the demands of the role, the expectation of others and the expectations of our toughest critic - ourselves," says Avalon Tournier, a Support and Education Coordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. for White Rock and the rest of the South Fraser region.

To help residents living with the emotion, the Society brings its Strategies for Guilt workshop to the area on Monday, March 2.

Designed for caregivers of people with dementia, the workshop will help participants learn the difference between guilt and sadness and identify their triggers. Participants will also hear strategies and share experiences with other caregivers.

The workshop runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at White Rock Resource Centre, 4 – 1475 Anderson Street (next to Centennial Arena). Pre-registration is required, by contacting 604-449-5000 or

The workshop is part of the Society's Dementia Dialogues series of interactive learning opportunities for family caregivers. It connects them with one another and increases their knowledge and caregiving skills.

If you are living with dementia or have questions about the disease, visit and call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 (English), 1-833-674-5007 (Cantonese and Mandarin) or 1-833-674-5003 (Punjabi).



The Seeds of Heritage - Garden and Orchard

Stewart Farm House Wants YOU!

The plants grown at Historic Stewart Farm are a unique heritage collection. They allow us to smell and taste what the Stewarts did. The gardens and orchard on the farm today are reproduction plants that would have been available from 1890 to 1910. Given there are no photographs or records of the gardens, volunteers used the following information to determine what varieties may have been grown here:

  • Archeological evidence of a flower garden
  • Certificates from local farm fairs stating Annie Stewart won a prize for Scarlet runner beans in 1898 and John Stewart won a prize for Belgian white carrots in 1902
  • Newspapers, letters and records from other pioneers in the area
  • A 1901 Eatons catalogue listing the common flowers and vegetables available by mail order

Heirloom Varieties

The Stewarts lived before the industrialization of agriculture. Plants grown then were open pollinated, and GMO free. All plants grown on the farm are organic heirloom varieties. Garden volunteers save seeds annually for replanting the following year. Seed saving is an important part of the heritage gardens which is why we ask that visitors do not take plants or produce from the gardens. We host a Seedy Saturday event each year where the public is welcome to purchase or trade heirloom seeds.

What Do We Do with the Produce?

Produce harvested from the gardens and orchard is used in farm public programs. For example, rhubarb is used in loaves and muffins served at teas, girl guides make apple sauce and school children peel apples. We use the produce to teach the public and enhance the heritage experience.

Flower Gardens

In full bloom from late May to September, the gardens at the farm are spectacular. The varieties depict a cottage garden style, including bulbs, perennials, annuals and natives. Annie was a busy farm wife and mother so while the gardens are era specific, the grandness may not reflect what the flower beds actually looked like during Annie’s time.


The orchard includes more than 30 apple varieties, as well as two pears and one plum tree. Blossoming in spring, it is a picturesque stop on any farm tour. Farm volunteers nurture mason bee colonies on the side of the garage on site. The bees pollinate the trees to help ensure a good crop of fruit.

Getting Involved

The gardens and orchard are largely maintained by dedicated volunteers who are passionate about heirloom plants. We also offer programs about seed saving, pruning and more.

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“Lift Each Other Up” is the 2020 message for #PinkShirtDay on February 26

London Drugs continues its long-standing support of Pink Shirt Day by returning as the official retail partner in 2020. This year’s message for #PinkShirtDay is the positive and encouraging words of “Lift Each Other Up”.

Falling on February 26th, Pink Shirt Day has become a national movement which sees thousands of Canadians wearing pink to show their support for safe and inclusive schools, workplaces and communities.

“We want to encourage every Western Canadian to share the positive message of Pink Shirt Day this year,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs President and Chief Operating Officer. “Since becoming involved with this campaign when it first launched 13 years ago, through our customers generosity, we have raised $1.5 million toward the CKNW Kids Fund, and various anti-bullying efforts across Western Canada. A true example of how our customers and staff have worked to lift each other up.”

Official Pink Shirt Day t-shirts are now available at all London Drugs locations across Western Canada in youth or adult sizes. Net proceeds are distributed through CKNW Kids’ Fund to support youth anti-bullying programs at Boys & Girls Clubs across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Sales from shirts are given back to community programs in each provincial market for important community programs including anti-bullying initiatives.

London Drugs has been a proud retail sponsor since 2008 and continues to provide support across Western Canada to facilitate the powerful message of anti-bullying. In addition to pink shirts, London Drugs will also be selling pink wrist bands to raise awareness and funds to support this integral campaign.



Join us for a special morning presentation by
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum on the incredible development and opportunities occurring in Campbell Heights, the City's plan
to support further economic development and
other issues affecting South Surrey. Following the presentation,
guests will receive a tour of the Starline Windows facility.
A light breakfast will be provided.

Chamber Members: $40 + GST
General Admission: $60 + GST

You are welcome to forward the invitation to associates.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call the Chamber office at 604-536-6844 for more information.

Register early, as space is limited.



TEDxSemiahmooSecondary gives voice to passionate youths and provides a platform for ideas to be shared on a global level. 

This event is a non-profit, the first fully student-led TEDx Talk event in Surrey/White Rock area, B.C. Lead by Alissa Guo, the team strives to bring the community together and having the voices of our local youths heard. Our theme for this year is “Off The Edge”. This theme gives wings to dreams of what could be.

Our Conference will be held from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, April 24, 2020, in Semiahmoo Secondary School’s Theatre. Currently, TEDxSemiahmooSecondary is calling for 8-9 speakers that have "Ideas Worth Spreading" to give high-impact talks that address a diverse range of topics offering solutions and insights that are novel and practical. The speaker application is open to all local youths, although age is not a main factor. These talks should inspire, stimulate and activate thoughtful optimists with open minds and big hearts to move the needle of future towards a better world. 

Anyone wishing to apply to become a TEDxSemiahmooSecondary 2020 speaker should apply at as soon as possible. If any questions arise, reach out to the curators at 

To stay updated, follow our Instagram page @tedxsemiahmoosecondary.


Our annual /Earl Marriott - Semiahmoo First Nation Pow Wow - April 3rd, 4th and 5th. Doors open @ 5:30 pm Friday and runs throughout the weekend. 

Contact Michael MacKay-Dunn @ or 604-836-3720 for more info. 






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