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2016 GUIDE TO WHITE ROCK AND SOUTH SURREY
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No matter what kind of fun you’re after, White Rock and South Surrey have endless possibilities.
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From fast-paced sports and picturesque beaches, to family-friendly community events, public parks or a flourishing arts scene, this area has it all.
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Shopping is at its finest in White Rock and South Surrey, with an abundance of unique stores. Take a look through the pages of this guide. The quick page reference puts the best of the Peninsula right at your finger tips.
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Enjoy the great outdoors The Semiahmoo Peninsula offers a host of parks and green spaces for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Whether it’s natural beauty, playgrounds, views, waterfront access or pet-friendly sights that appeal, there is something for everyone. White Rock alone has more than a dozen parks to choose from, covering more than 29 hectares of land. Offerings in South Surrey range from staircases that lead to the shoreline, to sites where Fido can frolic leash-free. ■ Barge Park
Seagulls roost near Blackie Spit. the family. Pack a picnic basket, spread out a blanket and enjoy.
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A place to relax with a good book while children play on the playground. ■ Bayview Park Marine Drive and Bay Street
Located at the west end of White Rock’s popular Promenade, this is a perfect site for an outdoor meal with
■ Blackie Spit 3136 McBride Ave.
Popular amongst naturalists and bird-watchers, this park also features a fenced off-leash dog area and dog beach, a picnic area, washrooms, natural area trails and walking paths.
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SEMIAHMOO PARKS ■ Bob Rutledge Park
■ Coldicutt Park
5448 148 St.
Marine Drive and Cypress Street
Play some tennis or have a picnic in this 2.8-hectare Panorama-area park. Located south of Highway 10, it also features a playground and nature trails.
This park, with more than three acres of evergreen forest, is a pristine place for a walk in the woods. As an added bonus, the trails provide access to White Rock Beach.
■ Bryant Park
■ Crescent Park
15150 Russell Ave.
2610 128 St.
Picnic tables and a meandering walkway make Bryant Park one of White Rock’s hidden jewels. Located in the heart of Town Centre, between Russell and Thrift Avenues, the park is also dog-friendly, provided the pet is leashed.
This park offers sports fields, baseball diamonds, a bridle path, fitness track, picnic areas, playgrounds, walking trails and tennis courts. Small ponds on the west side are a draw for ducks and kingfishers.
■ Centennial Park
■ Dogwood Park
14600 North Bluff Rd.
13485 20 Ave.
White Rock’s largest park offers amenities including tennis courts, a playground, baseball and soccer fields, a horseshoe pitch and a running oval. There are also shaded forest trails, for a more serene experience.
A mainly natural area, this site is home to a partly fenced off-leash dog area, trails and park shelter. It connects with Chantrell Park, Bridlewood Park and Huntington Park, and is a natural extension of the Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest.
■ Cloverdale Athletic Park
■ Don Christian Park
6330 168 St.
6220 184 St.
This 20-plus hectare park offers sports fields, playgrounds, a water park, a bike park, picnic area, washrooms, lacrosse box, tennis courts and walking paths.
Enjoy a recreation centre, youth centre, playgrounds, sports fields, games court, volleyball court and walking paths at this park.
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South Surrey’s Dogwood Park features a partly fenced off-leash dog area. ■ Dr. R.J. Allan Hogg Rotary Park 15400-block of Buena Vista Avenue
Stretching between White Rock’s Roper and Buena Vista avenues, this park – named after one of the Semiahmoo Peninsula’s first physicians – offers more than two acres of beautifully landscaped green space and gardens. ■ Elgin Heritage Park Crescent Road at 137 Street
With 16 hectares of undeveloped parkland and home to
Historic Stewart Farm, this jewel along the Nicomekl River is a great destination for those looking for a scenic walk or the opportunity to take in a little history. ■ Grand Chief Bernard Charles Memorial Plaza Marine Drive and Cypress Street
One of the most popular spots on Marine Drive’s East Beach, the plaza, located on traditional homelands of the Semiahmoo First Nation, is best known for its two totem
Discover the Semiahmoo Peninsula With the arrival of summer, comes the opportunity to experience the warmth & natural beauty of our community. Invite your family & friends to join in the many community events & to enjoy the culinary delights available at our fine restaurants. Explore our unique shops, farmers markets & art shows. There is so much to do & see, right here in your own backyard.
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SEMIAHMOO PARKS poles, designed by Haida artist Robert Davidson and Coast Salish artist Susan Point. ■ White Rock Promenade and Pier Marine Drive between Maple Street and Bay Street
With an ocean view, stunning sunsets and a continuous, wheelchair-accessible promenade stretching 2.2 kilometres, there’s something for everybody on White Rock Beach. ■ Mud Bay Park 13030 48 Ave.
This park includes washrooms, a natural area and walking trails. ■ Peace Arch Elementary Park
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This park features a wheelchair-accessible playground, complete with a log roll, swings, slides and monkey bars. The fields are ideal for an afternoon of sports, from soccer to batting a few baseballs – whatever your game of choice may be. ■ Redwood Park
Two-storey treehouse at Redwood Park.
17900 20 Ave.
The site of a tree farm established years ago by the
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MINI-GOLF Our entertaining 18-hole mini golf course winds its way through the Garden Spot perennials, herbs, trees and plants for a picturesque golfing experience. Last Tee time starts an hour and a half before closing. No Appointments Needed. Please allow additional playing time during peak times (sunny weekends). KIDS PLAY AREA Our kids play area has kid-friendly pea gravel for soft landings and ‘relatively clean pant knees’. Swings, slides and kid-safe obstacles will keep toddlers busy for the duration. TRAIN RIDES The Train is always a hit with younger children. Everyone’s favorite Tank Engine and his perpetual smile light up kids smiles too. The train departs every 15 minutes daily (weather permitting in extreme conditions). The last train departs 30 minutes before closing.
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SEMIAHMOO PARKS Browns –one of the Peninsula’s pioneer families – this 32-hectare park has a unique heritage. The Browns’ sons, twins David and Peter, lived in a two-storey treehouse that has been rebuilt. The park also features five kilometres of hiking trails, as well as sheltered picnic areas, a playground and the largest stand of redwood trees north of California. ■ Serpentine Fen Nature Reserve
■ Sunnyside Park 15455 26 Ave.
This park is a great place to take the kids, especially during the softball season when the diamonds are full of competing teams, and a concession stand is available to refresh loyal fans. The park also hosts an outdoor pool, playgrounds, picnic areas, a soccer field, tennis courts and walking paths.
4600-block of King George Boulevard
■ Tamanawis Park
Managed by the B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, this spot is great for exploring wildlife habitats for waterfowl, birds and more. Serpentine Fen Nature Reserve also includes bird-watching towers as well as a natural area and trails.
12601 64 Ave.
This park – a part of the Serpentine Greenway that connects all of Surrey – features two artificial turf fields, ball diamonds and more.
■ Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest
12500-block of 16 Avenue
2598 144 St.
Take a long walk through this second-growth forest abundant in giant hemlock, cedar and spruce. The woods span 124 hectares and are home to a collection of wildlife, from birds and coyotes to black-tailed deer. It was declared an ‘urban forest’ in 1988 and is treasured by many who continue to work tirelessly to ensure it will be here to enjoy for generations to come.
■ 1001 Steps Tucked away behind the bustle of Ocean Park, this gorgeous spot features nature trails and a staircase that ends at the waterfront of Crescent Beach. Also check out 101 steps, at the foot of 24 Avenue, which has access to the waterfront from a staircase through a wooded setting. For more on parks in either city, visit www. whiterockcity.ca or www.surrey.ca
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Sea Fest shines every summer One of the Semiahmoo Peninsula’s oldest traditions, the White Rock Sea Festival, will be celebrating a big anniversary this summer. A guaranteed highlight of the annual event – scheduled for the July 29-31 weekend – will be the city’s 30th torchlight parade (Sunday, July 31, 9 p.m.). It was in 1986 that the parade – a regular daytime feature since the beginning of the festival – switched to a nighttime start. The change – with its opportunities for inventive lighting and fireworks displays – added extra sizzle to an event already renowned for White Rock’s city float, plus floats and marching bands representing other cities and organizations throughout B.C. It was also an impetus for the creators of floats representing local businesses and clubs to get even more creative in dreaming up their mobile promotions to take full advantage of the torchlight effect. For this year’s event, organizing body The White Rock
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SEA FESTIVAL the White Rock Sea Festival actually began. By the society’s count, the festival dates from 1949, when the idea was introduced to the White Rock Board of Trade as a replacement for the increasingly moribund White Rock May Day celebration. But organizers seem to have forgotten that it was three years from the time the idea was first discussed until the first festival hit the streets in 1952 – which makes this year’s edition technically the 64th, not the 67th White Rock Sea Festival. Whatever the historical facts, it’s clear that the concept was a hit with local residents and visitors from day one – the ideal way to showcase the ‘city by the sea’. And although some aquatic-themed events – like the King Neptune beard-growing contest launched in 1954 – haven’t lasted, the White Rock Youth Ambassador pageant (which started in 1952 as ‘Miss White
Rock’) has continued, and the city’s newly-chosen royalty still make their debut at the torchlight parade. The fun doesn’t end in the summer, however. Also coming up will be the city’s
slate of fall festivals, including the White Rock Moon Festival in September, and the Diwali Multicultural Integration Festival, the Outside the Box Festival and the International Artist Day Festival in October.
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Action aplenty across Peninsula Sports enthusiasts across the Semiahmoo Peninsula, Cloverdale and other parts of Surrey needn’t look too far for their sports fix this year – there is plenty on the calendar to keep busy, no matter the season. The summer is chock full of action, and headlined by the two biggest events of the summer – the 2016 Women’s World Softball Championships and the Tour de White Rock, both of which are set for July. The softball tournament – which will feature 31 countries and myriad youth teams from across the continent – will be, for one year only, a large-scale replacement for the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championships, traditionally held at Softball City (2201 148 St.) and other South Surrey ball diamonds, including Sunnyside Park (15455 26 Ave.). This year’s world championships – Surrey won the bid for the event back in 2013 – will run from July 15-24, and will give spectators the opportunity to see the top women’s teams from across the globe, including Canada’s national
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squad, which features a pair of homegrown Surrey athletes in Sara Groenewegen and Kyla Benz. Next year, the Canadian Open is expected to return, according to tournament chair Greg Timm. For more on this year’s world championships – including park listings, tournament information and schedules when they become available – visit www.surrey2016.com Crowds will gather a little further south of South Surrey’s
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SPORTS EVENTS ball fields, too, when the Tour de White Rock – part of the BC Superweek cycling series – makes its annual stop in the seaside city. This year’s two-day event is set for July 16-17, with the popular criterium hitting the streets of uptown White Rock on Day 1, followed the next morning by the main event – the road race. After a one-year experiment in 2015 that saw the two events held on a Friday-Saturday schedule, this year’s cycling showcase returns to its traditional Saturday-Sunday alignment. The criterium will see cyclists pedal around a short, one-kilometre course that includes Johnston Road, Five Corners, White Rock City Hall and White Rock Elementary. The criterium races are among the most exciting of the weekend, as riders – cycling within mere centimetres of each other – reach speeds of up to 70 km/h. The Tour de White Rock’s road race features a 130-km distance for the men’s event and an 80-km distance for the women’s race.
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SPORTS EVENTS Hundreds of riders will take part, pedalling along Marine Drive before traversing a gruelling, hilly course full of long climbs, tight turns and beautiful scenery. For more on the Tour de White Rock – including a route map and race details – visit www.tourdewhiterock.ca If cycling or international softball don’t fully whet your sporting appetite, there are plenty of other options throughout the summer. Athletic parks in South Surrey (14792 20 Ave.), Cloverdale (6410 168 St.) and Newton (7395 128 St.) have been abuzz with activity since early spring, as have school fields in each community. On the softball side, the White Rock Renegades, Surrey Storm and South Surrey-White Rock Thunder softball programs are in full swing as they aim for provincial – even national – titles, while the baseball diamonds are full of White Rock-South Surrey Baseball Association clubs, highlighted by the under-18 White Rock Tritons, who play in the BC Premier Baseball League, and the under-16 Junior Tritons. Local pools, including the recently opened Grandview Aquatic Centre (16855 24 Ave) and the South Surrey Indoor Pool (14655 17 Ave.), are a hub of activity, as local swim and dive clubs – including the Pacific Sea Wolves, White Rock Divers, White Rock Amateur Swim Association,
White Rock Wave and the Crescent Beach Swimming Club – stay busy in the water. Lawnbowling is also a big draw in White Rock, as two clubs – the White Rock Lawn Bowling Club (1079 Dolphin St.) and the Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club (14560 North Bluff Rd.) – host members and guests for daily games, tournaments and other events.
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SPORTS EVENTS And if you’d rather play a sport than simply watch them this summer, the South Surrey Recreation Centre is a hive of activity, while the Kent Street Activity Centre offers plenty of options for seniors, including snooker, carpet bowling and more. Visit www.whiterockcity.ca/register for more information. As the calendar turns to fall, the sports landscape adjusts, with football and soccer programs taking centre stage. The White Rock-South Surrey Titans minor football association plays Sundays throughout late summer and fall – the club’s annual Titans Day celebrations, held at South Surrey Athletic Park in September, serve as the unofficial kickoff to the gridiron season. At the high-school level, Earl Marriott and Lord Tweedsmuir secondaries also have thriving football programs, with EMS winning its second consec-
utive AA Tier 2 provincial title this past season. At local hockey rinks – South Surrey Arena (2199 148 St.), Centennial Arena (14600 North Bluff Rd.) and Cloverdale Arena (6090 176 St.) – minor-hockey players will lace up their skates from the fall until next spring.
The BC Hockey League’s Surrey Eagles are also a major draw at South Surrey Arena, and the junior ‘A’ squad will be looking to rebound after a pair of tough seasons on the ice. For more on the Eagles, visit www. surreyeagles.ca or, for information on the BCHL, visit www.bchl.ca
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alike frequent the club, which also includes tennis facilities and dining. Visit www.hazelmere.com for more.
For South Surrey and White Rock golf enthusiasts, there are no shortage of local opportunities to get out the clubs and tee off. Whether you’re a low-handicap golfer looking to improve your score, or just looking to get out for a casual weekend round with friends, there are a number of great options throughout the Semiahmoo Peninsula and Cloverdale. Here are some of the best places to tee off:
1054 168 St. 604-541-1213
■ Birdies and Buckets Family Golf Centre 5228 King George Blvd. 604-592-9188
Featuring a nine-hole Scottish-Links-style course that is great for beginner golfers, the course is also an excellent test for more experienced players because it challenges their short game. Visit www.birdiesandbuckets.ca ■ Hazelmere Golf Course
■ Meridian Par 3
Opened in 1959 on land once occupied by a hazelnut farm, Meridian Golf Par 3 is a family-run golf course that welcomes players with a friendly smile and a delightful park-like setting. Visit www.meridiangolfpar3.ca ■ Morgan Creek Golf Course 3500 Morgan Creek Way 604-531-4653
Enjoy 18 holes of pure championship golf, designed by award-winning Canadian golf-course designer Thomas McBroom. Open to the public year-round, it is regarded as one of the driest courses in the Lower Mainland, regardless of the weather. For more, visit www.morgancreekgolf.com ■ Nico-Wynd Golf Course
18150 8 Ave 604-538-1818
3601 Nico Wynd Dr. 604-535-9511
Hazelmere is a challenging 18-hole course that also delights players with scenic vistas. Both locals and visitors
Located along the banks of the Nicomekl River within Nico-Wynd Estates, the parkland-style par-70 course
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■ Northview Golf and Country Club
17065 4 Ave. 604-538-1892
6857 168 St. 604-574-0324
Carved into a setting of beautiful, mature cedars, this par-3 course takes players up and down a gentle and scenic ridge. Though there are only nine holes, each one has two sets of tee boxes, so you can play a full 18.
This 21-year-old course is known for hosting the PGA Tour for seven years, and has two Arnold Palmer signature designed tracks – the 18-hole canal course and the 18-hole ridge course. Visit www.northviewgolf.com.
■ Sunrise Executive Par 3 Golf Course
■ Peace Arch Golf Centre 765 172 St. 604-541-1214
5640 188 St. 604-576-1995
Bring friends and family out to the Peace Arch Golf Centre to relax and keep fit.
Sunrise Golf Course is located in the heart of Cloverdale with an amazing view of Mount Baker. It’s a public nine-hole facility with two sets of tee boxes to provide golfers the opportunity to golf 18 holes. For more, visit www.sunrisegolf.ca
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Ready to take on the world South Surrey’s Greg Timm is rarely excited to talk about himself. But the longtime chair of the Canadian Open Fastpitch Society is more than happy to discuss, at length, the ins and outs of the 2016 Women’s World Softball Championships – the prestigious international fastpitch tournament set for South Surrey from July 15-24. Timm is especially enthusiastic when conversation turns to the hundreds of volunteers that have worked tirelessly to prepare for the event since Surrey was awarded it back in 2013. Over the course of a half hour, he mentions more than a few of them – from volunteer ticket-takers and committee members to city staff. There’s the 86-year-old volunteer who has been in charge of transportation for more than 20 years’ worth of Canada Cups and Canadian Opens; or Canada Cup founder Glenn Todd, or the legion of volunteers “with no skin in the game” – who volunteer their time not because they have children involved in the sport, but
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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP more than $1.5 million will have been spent to improve the facility, dating back to 2014. “This is a fantastic facility – one of the crown jewels of Western Canada when it comes to softball – but it was in need of a refurbishment,” Timm says. Away from the park, Timm and the organizers are as busy as ever. And though there is much work ahead, he admits it’s nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel. “It’s really starting to take shape now. We’re starting to get scheduling done, but it’s still a nervous time because there’s so much to do,” he says. “We still have to go to Mars and back about 20 times.” Timm says he “is of both minds” when asked if time has flown by since his group was awarded the 2016 bid during an International Softball Federation convention in Cartagena, Colombia nearly three years ago. “It does seem like a long time ago… but on the other hand, two-and-a-half years can expire pretty quickly. It’s just been an unbelievable effort from our volunteers to get to this point,” he says. “Before we’d started anything, we knew this was going to be a massive effort. I feel pretty lucky here to have had so many great people get involved.”
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A taste of history The history of White Rock – in a seashell, if you will – can be explored at the city’s quaint museum and archives, located in the historic White Rock Train Station on the popular Marine Drive waterfront. Just a stone’s throw from the landmark pier paced by hundreds, if not thousands, of residents and visitors every day, White Rock Museum & Archives houses photos, writings and artifacts of the past, in collections that tell stories of the natural history, First Nations history, railway history and settlement history of the seaside city. Run by a dedicated group of volunteers and staff, the museum and archives, at 14970 Marine Dr., is committed to preserving and promoting local history and culture. Its collection of historical items began as a result of a 1967 centennial project to build a museum. The White Rock Museum & Archives Society formed in 1983; the museum’s first major exhibit opened in July, 1992. In 2011, officials celebrated the revitalization and renovation of the
building – a more than $1.4 million project that maximized exhibition, gallery and programming areas, doubled storage space and added computerized climate controls for exhibition and archival materials. The work also returned the historic former Great Northern Railway station to its original 1913 configuration, including a glassed-in breezeway – which serves as the gift shop area, while linking Marine Drive
and the waterfront. Recent exhibits have included Reflecting White Rock, a showcase of artists reflecting their relationship with the city through mediums including watercolour, acrylic and 3D; and Child’s Play: Toys of the Last 100 Years. The Museum Art Wall program features artwork created by students from area schools, with a different school’s works featured approximately every three months. Ongoing museum and archives’ projects include the Living Legacy Book, which honours past and present citizens who have made significant contributions to the city, and the Heritage Stones Project, which details the city’s history on plaques throughout White Rock.
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Celebrate Surrey’s unique heritage The Surrey Museum & Archives, located in the heart of Cloverdale, offers something for everyone. From artifacts and images highlighting everything from vintage vehicles to totem poles, the 17710 56A Ave. facility is bursting with features, events and programs. Visitors can get a sense of the city’s first pioneers with a peek inside the Anderson Cabin; a modest, single-storey log building measuring six metres by four metres, that was built in 1872. A variety of exhibitions throughout the year feature local artifacts; others hail from museums across the country. On now through July 9 is Community Treasures: Ukrainians in Canada: 125 Years. This exhibition, offered in partnership with the University of Alberta, celebrates the history of Ukrainian culture in Canada. Through Dec. 23, visitors can also check out the Kids Gallery, with its focus on fun and interactive elements. The latest theme for the gallery is water, which is explored from a kid’s point of view, through activities
The Surrey Museum offers visitors a glimpse of history. including a pinball game, a fun wheel, a cartoon map and a wall of clear pipes. In Heritage Square, between the museum and archives buildings, visitors can pay tribute to veterans at the cenotaph memorial, Kneeling in Remembrance. It features a bronze statue of a soldier in full First World War gear. And for those interested in textile crafts, the Hooser Textile Centre hosts demonstrations, lectures, hands-on activities and more; the Honey Hooser Weaving Collection – a tribute to a noted Surrey pioneer and weaver – is also a must-see,
with looms, textiles, patterns and more. An important piece of Surrey’s history can also be explored at the Historic Stewart Farm, located on Crescent Road in South Surrey. Built in 1894, the restored farmhouse, situated in Elgin Heritage Park, features furnishings from the City of Surrey collections, and tells the story of one of the city’s early pioneer families. Drop-in tours and programs are offered. For a schedule of special events, go online to www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation
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The Beach House Theatre Society presents summer theatre annually in a state-of-the-art tent stage at Crescent Beach. The community-based group’s fifth season will feature the all-ages contemporary comedy The Foreigner, by Larry Shue, Aug. 9 to 14, and the children and family-oriented Aesop’s Fables Aug. 10 to 14. For tickets and information, visit www.beachhousetheatre.org
Zachary Stevenson, as Buddy Holly, performs at Blue Frog Studios. the Semiahmoo Peninsula including nationally and internationally-known musical acts as well as imaginative productions geared for children, while regular staged play readings help set a new benchmark for community
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ■ Outside the Box Outside the Box, ‘A Celebration of Fibre – Plus’ is commencing preparations for its 2016 city-wide festival, set for September, which will include all forms of artistic expression – including mixed-media, 3D and food. For more, visit www. outsidetheboxwhiterock.blogspot.ca ■ White Rock South Surrey Art Society 14601 20 Ave.
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Established more than 30 years ago, the White Rock South Surrey Art Society invites guests and newcomers of any skill level to attend the regular meetings, held the second Monday of each month (except July and August) at the society’s new headquarters, the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre. For more, visit www.artsociety.ca, or email email@example.com ■ Semiahmoo Potters Club 14601 20 Ave. 604-536-4038
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The Semiahmoo Potters Club, at South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, offers kiln and glazing facilities, plus sales of pottery held twice each year. Membership fees ($350 annually) give members of the non-profit society use of club resources, including wheels. There are small fees for using kilns and glazes, however, and potters must provide their own clay.
cafe that also exhibits art, as well as recreational features such as a spin studio, a fitness studio, a weight room, a child-minding room. Visit www.surrey.ca/southsurrey ■ Writers’ Group 15342 Buena Vista Ave. 604-501-0934
The White Rock and Surrey Writers’ Group meets 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at White Rock Library. For information, email Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org ■ Museum & Archives 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222
White Rock Museum and Archives offers an ongoing series of exhibits and activities appealing to all age groups, located in a prime piece of local history, the 1913 Great Northern Railway station building – now featuring a permanent piece of public art, the sculpture The Passenger. Visit www.whiterock.museum.bc.ca ■ Blue Frog Studios 1328 Johnston Rd.
A combination of multi-media recording studios and an intimate event venue, Blue Frog offers several concerts each week featuring Canadian and international music acts. For tickets and more information, visit www.bluefrogstudios.ca ■ White Rock Elks Club
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The White Rock Elks No. 431, has emerged as a busy public venue for live music, whether in the lounge or down in the main hall. Members and visitors alike can rely on karaoke Monday nights, live music every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday evening karaoke and dancing, and a music jam open to local musicians Sundays from 4-7 p.m. Visit www.whiterockelks.ca
Home base for Semiahmoo Arts, the South Surrey and White Rock Arts Society and the Semiahmoo Potters Club, the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre features 5,300 sq. ft. of dedicated arts space. That includes the Turnbull Gallery, a multi-purpose arts room, visual arts studio, pottery studio, plus a
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The Legion’s Crescent Branch 240, in addition to hosting the White Rock Traditional Jazz Society’s Sunday afternoon sessions, also offers regular Friday night and Saturday night entertainment and is a venue for local dances and special community fundraisers. ■ Crescent Moon Coffee House 1379 128 St.
Best-kept secret on the Semiahmoo Peninsula for musicians and music lovers is the Thursday night, 8 p.m. Crescent Moon Coffee House at the City of Surrey’s Kwomais Point Park – now in its 41st year. ■ Morrison Cafe 12855 16 Ave.
Morrison Cafe in Ocean Park is the venue for a new regular monthly dinner/concert series, offering a three-course fine-dining-with-music experience in the licensed venue. On music nights, dinner is served from 5 p.m., followed by the concert, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the monthly presentations ($40) are available at the cafe. Largest selection of swimwear for the whole family.
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Laura’s Coffee on the Corner at Five Corners, at the foot of Johnston Road, is a regular venue for local visual artists, highlighting a different painter/photographer each month. ■ Pelican Rouge 15142 North Bluff Rd. 604-541-8778
The Pelican Rouge coffee house provides a venue for visual artists and also hosts two literary events sponsored by Semiahmoo Arts, Readings By The Salish Sea and the Zero to 360 open mic for authors. Zero to 360, named for the six minute maximum in which writers get to present their work, takes place at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. ■ Good Day Sunshine Cafe 100 2950 King George Hwy.
Semiahmoo Peninsula open-mic king Dennis Peterson – a man with a good eye for the area’s growing pool of experienced and developing talents – offers a regular open mic show, 6-9 p.m. most Saturdays at The Good Day Sunshine Cafe.
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Top swim spots Looking for a way to cool off on a hot summer day on the Semiahmoo Peninsula? There are plenty of options when it comes to places to take a quick dip in our community: ■ Crescent Beach Crescent Beach, situated on the eastern shores of Boundary Bay, is a relaxing, lowkey alternative to the hustle and bustle of nearby White Rock Beach in the summer. It’s a great place for playing on the beach, kite flying, ice cream, kayaking, picnic, searching for crabs and is undeniably one of the best swimming beaches in the region. Another perk for visitors: free parking. ■ White Rock Beach Thousands of visitors from all over flock to White Rock Beach every summer to dive from the pier, take a dip in the ocean and sunbathe. The beach is always bustling with activity especially
around Marine Drive, where visitors can find a wide variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and other businesses. At low tide, children build sandcastles, play frisbee and explore the marine life lurking below the seaweed. Pay parking is in effect along the waterfront. ■ Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre Brand new to the Semiahmoo Peninsula, this facility – at 24 Avenue and 168 Street –– boasts boasts aa 10-lane, 10-lane, 50-metre 50-metre Olympic Olympic sized sized competition competition pool, pool, competition-height competition-height diving diving platforms, platforms, two two hot hot tubs, tubs, aa 500-square-metre 500-square-metre leisure leisure pool pool with with lazy lazy river river and and beach-style beach-style entry entry and and aa large large spispiralling ralling waterslide. waterslide. The The centre centre is is also also home home to to aa 10,000-sq.ft. 10,000-sq.ft. fitness fitness facility. facility. ■ South South Surrey Surrey Indoor Indoor Pool Pool ■ Year-round, Year-round, the the South South Surrey Surrey Indoor Indoor Pool, Pool, measuring measuring 37-metres 37-metres in in length, length, is is aa popular hotspot hotspot for popular for swimmers swimmers of of all all ages ages and and experience experience levels. levels. There’s also also aa children’s children’s pool, pool, aa whirlpool whirlpool and and two two drydryThere’s heat heat saunas. saunas.
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BEACHES & POOLS ■ Sunnyside Outdoor Pool Gates are open for public swims at this outdoor pool, at 15456 26 Ave., from mid-May to Sept. 1. Admission is always free. Swimming lessons take place at the pool throughout the summer from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ■ Crescent Beach Swim Club The Crescent Beach Swimming Club offers a broad aquatic program with opportunities for all family members at all levels. The pool and signature salt-water tank have been a part of local swimming heritage for many years. The club is proud of its ability to serve the swimming community with programs including synchronized swimming, triathalon, water polo, family and medal swims. Visit www.cbswimclub.ca for more information.
■ South Surrey Athletic Park: Kids Water Park
Washrooms are on site as well as a picnic area with shelters.
Swimming pools and salt water aren’t the only ways to stay cool. For the kiddies, the water park located at South Surrey Athletic Park on 148 St. and 20 Ave. is always a barrel of fun and frolic. Best of all, it’s always free.
■ Tong Louie Family YMCA Located at 14988 57 Ave., the Tong Louie Family YMCA includes a toddler pool, 25-metre lanes for swimming lengths as well as a smaller special-use pool, and offers lessons for swimmers of all ages.
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FAITH on the Peninsula
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Sundays 10.30 am Everyone Welcome ! Pastor Peter Klenner
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• Good Shepherd Church 2250 - 150th Street, South Surrey • Star of the Sea Church 1153 Fir Street, White Rock • Holy Cross Church 12268 Beecher Avenue, Crescent Beach Looking for a home for your faith?
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Unitarians draw from inÁuential thinkers & philosophers, both spiritual and humanist.
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Holy Communion Services Sundays at 8 & 10am Wednesdays at 10am
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THE UNITED CHURCHES on the Peninsula Bringing a positive and inclusive message of God’s love to our community. Sharing Sunday Worship Services throughout the summer. See websites or call for more information.
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SUNNYSIDE SUNDAY SERVICE 9:30 a.m. Rev. Scott Swanson
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FAITH on the Peninsula Baha’i Faith Worship Service & Kid’s Church at 10:00 am 1845 154th Street, South Surrey in Sunnyside Hall September to January 12:00 pm First United Church 15385 Semiahmoo Avenue (778) 294-4040 www.churchinthepark.ca Affiliated with Sunday Line Communications
“God has chosen you to blend together human hearts and give light to the human world. The doors of generosity are wide, wide open to us; but we must be attentive, alert and mindful, occupied with service to all mankind." Devotional meetings, children & jr. youth classes
SEMIAHMOO BAPTIST CHURCH 2141 Cranley Drive 604-576-6504
We sing the Traditional Hymns and use the King James version in all services.
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Year-round family fun
■ World Oceans Day June 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Blackie Spit Park
Celebrate the world’s oceans and learn more about the coastline, featuring activities, food, entertainment and more. ■ Hands Across the Border
The Semiahmoo Peninsula is host to all manner of activities and events throughout the year. No matter the season, there is always something wonderful for people to enjoy. Here are just a few of the activities open to local residents and visitors. Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out.
June 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Peace Arch Border
This popular event draws Scouts and Guides from Western Canada and the U.S. to the border crossing for a day of celebration, food and badge trading. ■ Ocean Park Day June 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ocean Park Mall, 16 Avenue & 128 Street.
■ White Rock Farmers’ Market Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Miramar Village Plaza, 15154 Russell Ave. (May 29-Oct. 9)
Dozens of local vendors gather weekly throughout the summer and fall, offering a wide range of produce, baked goods, garden products, handmade crafts, jewelry and more. Live entertainment each week from local performers and recording artists.
A free family fun day of food, rides, games, shopping and entertainment. ■ Surrey Night Market June 3-Aug. 14, Cloverdale Fairgrounds
Back for its third season, this multicultural night market runs Fridays and Saturdays from 6-11 p.m. and Sundays from 5-10 p.m., offering a variety of food, goods, entertainment and fun activities.
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PENINSULA EVENTS ■ Canada Day Rock 10K Run July 1, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Start your Canada Day celebrations with a 10- or five-km run along White Rock’s waterfront. Run starts at Semiahmoo Park. ■ Pioneer Fair July 2, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Rd.
■ Surrey’s Canada Day Celebration
Old-fashioned family fun featuring music, re-enactments, races, carnival games, face painting, spinning and weaving demonstrations and much more. ■ TD Concerts at the Pier
■ Canada Day by the Bay July 1, White Rock Beach
July 1, Bill Reid Amphitheatre, 176 Street & 64 Avenue
A day full of activities and entertainment for the whole family, including live music from well-known Canadian recording artists, games, food and more.
Family-friendly festivities at White Rock’s famous waterfront. Celebrations in honour of our nation’s birthday include live music, BBQ and a Kids Zone at East Beach, featuring bouncy castles, face painting and more.
July 9, 16, 23, August 6, 13, 20, 7-10 p.m., White Rock Pier
Presented by the White Rock Business Improvement Association and the City of White Rock, the summer concert series returns with live performances by major US and Canadian recording artists.
The White Rock Players’ Club produces five shows a year, including comedies, thrillers, dramas, and the popular Christmas Pantomime, a local tradition since 1954. Tickets are just $10 on Wednesdays TThe Odd Couple/Female Odd Couple June 7th - July 2nd
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PENINSULA EVENTS ■ 2016 Women’s World Softball Championship July 15-24, South Surrey Athletic Park, 14792 20 Ave.
A record-setting 31 nations will compete at the women’s world championships right in our own backyard, including 11 countries making their international championship debuts. ■ Tour de White Rock July 16-17
This annual fan-favourite features dozens of elite local and international cyclists in tests of endurance and strength, including a short-circuit criterium race and the 130-km Peace Arch News Road Race. ■ White Rock Sea Festival August long weekend, White Rock waterfront
A Semiahmoo Peninsula tradition, this family-friendly festival – which attracts upwards of 100,000 visitors each August – is back for its 67th
year. Events include live music, marketplace, kids’ activities, paddle board races and a torchlight parade Sunday evening. ■ White Rock Princess Party Aug. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Centennial Arena, 14600 North Bluff Rd.
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the Peninsula will be treated to a magical day with Queen Elsa, Princess Anna and other magical favourites to enjoy crafts, games, face painting and more. Proceeds benefit the White Rock Fire Fighters Charity Association, raising funds for an all-abilities park on White Rock Beach.
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PENINSULA EVENTS ■ Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance, Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Blackie Spit Park.
This event, in its 14th year, draws thousands to scenic Blackie Spit Park for a display of vintage automobiles and motorcycles from the west coast of Canada and the U.S. ■ Festival of Lights: Diwali Integration 2016 Oct. 1, 12-8:30 p.m., White Rock’s West Beach.
The festival along the waterfront will include international artists singing and dancing, vendors, food, face-painting and more. Be sure to stay for the fireworks at dusk. ■ Great Pumpkin Run/Walk October, Bayview Park at White Rock Beach
This annual fundraiser for the Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation is all about the fun. Participants often dress up to take part in a five- or one-km run/ walk. Visit www.pahfoundation.com for more details. ■ Christmas on the Peninsula Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., White Rock Community Centre, Uptown White Rock
An event that brings together community organizations, churches, businesses and the City of White Rock, this festival features a village Christmas market, music and more.
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This summer look to us as your Summer Day Camps Headquarters! Visit www.surrey.ca/daycamps for details.
Come visit our state of the art 8,000 sq. feet Fitness Centre featuring functional fitness weight training equipment and a wide selection of machines and free weights.
Our variety of drop-in classes in newly expanded fitness rooms includes Body Sculpt, Hi Lo Aerobics, Yoga and more!
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Learn about our Senior’s membership which allows participation in activities such as Duplicate Bridge, Table Tennis, Pickle Ball and more.
We offer a variety of exciting sport drop-in programs such as Basketball, Badminton, Pickleball and more for all ages.
Check out our unique Preschool & Children’s programs and Family Sport opportunities.
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