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The best of the Peninsula

Inside the Guide

No matter what kind of fun you’re after, White Rock and South Surrey have endless possibilities.


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 Semiahmoo Peninsula right at your finger tips.

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Explore 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 leashfree. ■ Barge Park

■ 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 the family. Pack a picnic basket, spread out a blanket and enjoy. ■ 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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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. ■ Bryant Park 15150 Russell Ave.

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. ■ Centennial Park 14600 North Bluff Rd.

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SEMIAHMOO PARKS running oval. There are also shaded forest trails, for a more serene experience. ■ Cloverdale Athletic Park 6330 168 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. ■ Coldicutt Park Marine Drive and Cypress Street

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. ■ Crescent Park 2610 128 St.

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SEMIAHMOO PARKS 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.

walking trails and tennis courts. Small ponds on the west side are a draw for ducks and kingfishers. ■ Dogwood Park 13485 20 Ave.

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.

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Enjoy a recreation centre, youth centre, playgrounds, sports fields, games court, volleyball court and walking paths at this park. ■ 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

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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 poles, designed by Haida artist Robert Davidson and Coast Salish artist Susan Point. ■ Hodgson Park 15050 North Bluff Rd.

This urban park was the first of its kind in White Rock. Located in the Town Centre, it was the result of a partnership between the city and the

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SEMIAHMOO PARKS Kiwanis Club, and provides seating and horticultural displays around a plaza. ■ 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 15877 Roper Ave.

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 17900 20 Ave.

habitats for waterfowl, birds and more. Serpentine Fen Nature Reserve also includes bird-watching towers as well as a natural area and trails. ■ Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest

fans. The park also hosts an outdoor pool, playgrounds, picnic areas, a soccer field, tennis courts and walking paths. ■ Tamanawis Park

The site of a tree farm established years ago by the 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.

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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.

This park – a part of the Serpentine Greenway that connects all of Surrey – features two artificial turf fields, ball diamonds and more.

■ Serpentine Fen Nature Reserve

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Managed by the B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, this spot is great for exploring wildlife

■ Sunnyside Park 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

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■ 1001 Steps 12500-block of 16 Avenue

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 or


Talent across many stages The Semiahmoo Peninsula has no shortage of opportunities to get involved in the local arts scene, whether as an observer or a participant. City of White Rock initiatives include a pop-up arts space on Johnston Road to highlight different individuals and groups in the arts community, and the city also offers assistance in such multicultural waterfront special events as White Rock’s Sea Festival in August and the Diwali Multicultural Integration Festival in October. ■ White Rock Players Club 1532 Johnston Rd. 604-536-7535

The White Rock Players Club – with a rich history dating back to the early 1940s – is the owner and resident company of White Rock’s community theatre, known for the past decade as the Coast Capital Playhouse. In addition to its long-celebrated annual Christmas pantomime, the club has received accolades for many other

The Graduate was staged at the Coast Capital Playhouse earlier this year. shows through the years. For more information, visit ■ Peninsula Productions 14600 North Bluff Rd.

Geoff Giffin and Wendy Bollard’s Peninsula Productions, based at the Semiahmoo Arts space in Centennial Park, continues to bring “extraordinary performances” to the

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 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 theatre. For more,visit ■ Beach House Theatre Blackie Spit, Crescent Beach

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 sixth season will feature The Heart of Robin Hood, and for younger audiences, The Tales of King Arthur, which will run Aug. 15-20. For tickets and information, visit ■ FVGSS: A Musical Theatre Company Founded in 1982, the organization formerly known as the Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society is devoted to musical theatre, usually stages two main productions a year, a full-scale musical in the spring and a Christmas pantomime in early December at Surrey Arts Centre. For more, visit

Beach House Theatre’s 2016 lineup included The Foreigner. ■ Concerts at the Pier Marine Drive, White Rock

The musical excitement will return to the waterfront this July and August as the city and the White Rock BIA present the TD Concerts at the Pier series for a third year. Thanks to sponsorship from the TD Bank Group, the series will offer Thursday and Saturday evening free concerts with well-known headliners, starting in July ■ Traditional Jazz Society 2643 128 St. 604-805-3437

White Rock Traditional Jazz Society, founded in 1990, promotes and supports traditional styles of jazz through Sunday afternoon live sessions from September through May at the Royal Canadian Legion, Crescent Branch 240. House group Red Beans and Rice Jazz Band keeps the music going Sunday afternoons through the summer. ■ White Rock Blues Society 1160 King George Blvd. 604-542-6515

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■ International Artist Day 1459B Johnston Rd.

The International Artist Day (IAD) Festival will return for a fifth year in October. Organized by IAD founder and local artist Chris MacClure, the festival includes everything from paintings to mixed media. ■ White Rock South Surrey Art Society 14601 20 Ave.

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 South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre. For more, visit, or email info@ ■ Semiahmoo Potters Club 14601 20 Ave. 604-536-4038

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. ■ South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre 14601 20 Ave. 604-592-6970

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 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 ■ 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 ■ 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. For more, visit www.whiterock. ■ 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. Visit: ■ White Rock Elks Club 1469 George St. 604-538-4016

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT p.m., Friday evening karaoke and dancing, and a music jam open to local musicians Sundays from 4-7 p.m. Visit ■ RCL Crescent Branch 2643 128 St. 604-535-1080

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 community fundraisers. ■ Laura’s Coffee on the Corner 15259 Pacific Ave. 604-538-6600

Bill Henderson and Chilliwack will perform at this year’s TD Concerts at the Pier series.

Laura’s Coffee on the Corner at Five Corners – in a new, larger location as of this year – is planning to continue hosting arts-oriented events, including music.

On music nights, dinner is served from 5 p.m., followed by the concert, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are available at the cafe.

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Year-round fun 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. ■ 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. ■ World Oceans Weekend Festival June 9-11 at Blackie Spit Park

Celebrate the world’s oceans and learn more about the coastline, featuring activities, food, entertainment. The event will take place at various times during the weekend. Visit for more info. ■ Surrey’s 150th Canada Day Celebration

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Family-friendly festivities celebrating our nation’s birthday include live music, BBQ, kids zone and sandcastle competition at the beach. Events start at 10 a.m. ■ Canada Day Rock 10K Run July 1, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

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A day full of activities and entertainment for the whole family, including live music, games, food and more. Events start at 10 a.m. ■ TD Concerts at the Pier July 6, 15, 20, 27, Aug. 10, 19, 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 Platinum Blonde, Chilliwack and others. ■ White Rock Princess Party July 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Centennial Arena, 14600 North Bluff Rd.

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A Semiahmoo Peninsula tradition, this family-friendly festival – which attracts upwards of 100,000 visitors each August – is back for its 67th

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A window into city’s past 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 Nation 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. Current exhibits include Mosaics:

Understanding White Rock in the Context of Canada (running until Oct. 9), exploring cultural diversity in White Rock and Canada. A new, permanent exhibit added this year is City by the Salish Sea – featuring interactive features, which look at the city’s iconic landmarks and delve into stories from the Semiahmoo First Nation and more. 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 White Rock citizens who have made significant contributions to the city, and the Heritage Stones Project, which details the city’s history on plaques fitted on stones placed in various locations, including the waterfront, White Rock Community Centre and at the First United Church.

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A glimpse into Surrey’s history The Surrey Museum & Archives, located in the heart of Cloverdale, offers something for everyone. From artifacts and images highlighting everything from vintage

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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. An important piece of Surrey’s history can also be explored at the Historic Stewart Farm, located on Crescent Road in South Surrey.

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SPORTS EVENTS 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 centimeters of each other – reach speeds 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. Hundreds of riders will take part, pedalling along Marine Drive before traversing a grueling, hilly course full of long climbs, tight turns and beautiful scenery. For more information on the Tour de White Rock – including route maps and race details – visit www. The action on the ball diamonds this summer will be exciting as well, as the Canada Cup event looks to piggyback on the momentum gained from the success of last year’s

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SPORTS EVENTS On the softball side, the White Rock Renegades, Surrey Storm and South Surrey-White Rock Thunder softball programs are in full swing, while the baseball diamonds are full of White Rock-South Surrey Baseball Association clubs, highlighted by the BC Premier Baseball League’s under-18 White Rock Tritons – now playing under new coach Kyle Dhanani – as well as the under-16 Junior Tritons, who are among the province’s best teams in that age group. Local pools, the award-winning 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.

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Dive into the top swim spots Are you looking for a way to cool off on a hot summer day on the Semiahmoo Peninsula? Well, you’re in luck – 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, low-key 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, a 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 dip in the ocean and sun bathe. The beach is always bustling with activity especially around Marine Drive where visitors can find restaurants 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 The award-winning facility – at 24 Avenue and 168 Street – boasts a 10-lane, 50-metre Olympic sized competition pool, competition-height diving platforms, two hot tubs, a 500-square-metre leisure pool with lazy river and beach-style entry and a large spiralling waterslide. Built in the ever-growing Grandview Heights 2017 | DISCOVER THE PENINSULA | Peace Arch News 33

BEACHES & POOLS neighbourhood, the newest aquatic centre on the Semiahmoo Peninsula is home to many of the community’s top swimming and diving clubs. ■ South Surrey Indoor Pool Year round, the South Surrey Indoor Pool, measuring 37-metres in length, is a popular hotspot for swimmers of all ages and experience levels. There’s also a children’s pool, a whirlpool and two dry heat saunas. ■ 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.

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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 for more information. ■ South Surrey Athletic Park: Kids Water Park Swimming pools and salt water aren’t the only ways to stay cool during the warmer months. For the kiddies, the newly renovated

water park – set to be complete in time for summer – located at the 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. There are also washrooms on site, as well as a family picnic area with shelters.


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Canada Cup returns to Surrey One of the Semiahmoo Peninsula’s most prestigious sporting events – the Canada Cup – is set to return to South Surrey this summer after seven years on the sideline. The international event is set for July 7-17 at Softball City (2201 148 St.), Sunnyside Park (15455 26 Ave.) and Cloverdale Athletic Park (6330 168 St.). The international women’s softball tournament originally ran from 1993 until 2010, and annually featured the world’s top national programs. After 2010, the Canada Cup was replaced by the similar, but more youth-focused, Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship, which ran until 2016. Last year, of course, both tournaments were kept on the sidelines in order to hold the prestigious 2016 Women’s World Softball Championships. In fact, it was the success of that event – which, in the absence of the Olympics, 36 Peace Arch News | DISCOVER THE PENINSULA | 2017 36 Peace Arch News | DISCOVER THE PENINSULA | 2017

is the flagship tournament in the sport – that spurred organizers to dust off the Canada Cup format. The return of softball to the Olympics – which occurred in August of last year – also played a role in the Canada Cup’s return. “It means the tournament will have more of an international focus,” Greg Timm, longtime chairman of the Canadian Open committee as well as the world championships, said after last summer’s announcement. “With softball being back in the Olympics, there will be money coming back into the sport for each country. So it will likely help us bring in more teams.” As has been the case for previous Canada Cup tournaments – as well as the Canadian Open – this year’s tournament will feature not only an international women’s division, but also women’s elite, Futures (under-19) and


Showcase (under-16) divisions. While the international tournament is usually the main draw – especially now that future Olympians will be hitting the field – the younger age groups also offer exciting action, and will feature some of the top youth teams from across Canada and the U.S. Softball is riding a wave of momentum locally after last year’s world championships and the re-introduction of the sport into the Olympics in time for Tokyo 2020. “We’re excited that the sport is returning to (previous) levels. We feel like maybe we’ve inspired the sport a little bit and… injected a shot of adrenaline into the sport internationally,” Timm said after last year’s worlds, which attracted more than 150,000 spectators over 10 days. For more on the Canada Cup, visit

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FAITH on the Peninsula SEMIAHMOO BAPTIST CHURCH 2141 Cranley Drive 604-576-6504

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Visitors are always welcome!

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FAITH on the Peninsula

A Place To Belong… 1657 140 St, 604-531-2344 Sunday Worship & Kids Church 10am

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Religious resources

■ White Rock First United 15385 Semiahmoo Ave. 604531-4850

■ Sunnyside United 15629 24 Ave., 604-531-2979

■ Muslim Association 15531 25 Ave., 604-542-0260

■ Church on Oxford Hill 1519 Oxford St., 604-541-1413 ■ St. Mark’s Anglican 12953 20 Ave., 604-535-8841

■ Emmanuel Evangelical 17029 16 Ave., 604-535-0748

■ Peace Portal Alliance 15128 27b Ave., 604-531-4733

■ Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Parish 2250 150 St., 604-531-5739

■ White Rock Life Church 2265 152 St., 604-531-8301 ■ St. John’s Presbyterian 1480 George St., 604-531-5739 ■ Good Shepherd Church 2250 150 St., 604-531-5739 ■ Gracepoint Community 3487 King George Blvd., 604-531-5739

■ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 6270 126 St., 604-597-4166 ■ All Saints Community 14615 16 Ave., 604-209-5570 ■ Seaview Pentecostal 14633 16 Ave., 604-536-7011

■ Mount Olive Lutheran 2350 148 St., 604-536-8527

■ Semiahmoo Baptist 2141 Cranley Dr., 604-536-2328

■ Christian Science Society 15242 Russell Ave., 604-5369611

■ Pacific Community 5537 180 St., 604-574-4001

■ Crescent United Church 2757 127 St., 604-535-1166

■ White Rock Baptist 1657 140 St., 604-531-2344

■ White Rock Community 15280 Pacific Ave., 604-5352131

■ Star of the Sea 1153 Fir St., 604-531-6316

■ White Rock Baha’is 778-294-7503

■ Village Church Ministry 14928 56 Ave., 604-560-5577 ■ Parirsh of St. George 1480 George St., 604-275-7422 ■ Berea Baptist Church 6062 132 St, 604-592-3599

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Hit the links For South Surrey and White Rock golf enthusiasts, there’s no shortage of local courses at which 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. Here are some of the best: ■ Birdies and Buckets Family Golf Centre

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■ Morgan Creek Golf Course

■ Peace Arch Golf Centre

3500 Morgan Creek Way 604-531-4653

765 172 St. 604-541-1214

Enjoy 18 holes of pure championship golf, designed by award-winning golf-course designer Thomas McBroom. Open to the public year-round, it is regarded as one of the driest courses in the Lower Mainland. Visit www. ■ Nico-Wynd Golf Course

Bring friends and family out to the Peace Arch Golf Centre to relax and keep fit.

3601 Nico Wynd Dr. 604-535-9511

Located along the banks of the Nicomekl River within Nico-Wynd Estates, the parkland-style par-70 course offers South Surrey golf enthusiasts four sets of tee blocks. Visit for more. ■ Northview Golf and Country Club 6857 168 St. 604-574-0324

This 21-year-old course is known for hosting the PGA Tour for seven years, and has two Arnold Palmer signature

■ Peace Portal Golf Club 16900 4 Ave. 604-538-4818

Established in 1928, Peace Portal has achieved a fourstar rating by Golf Digest and was listed among the “Top 100 Public Courses in Canada” by Canada’s Golf Ranking magazine. Visit ■ Peace Portal Par 3 17065 4 Ave. 604-538-1892

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 still play a full round of 18 if you’d prefer.

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No matter what you’re looking for, the White Rock and South Surrey area has no shortage of shopping options. Here’s a quick look: 604-560-6330

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■ Alder Crossing (148 Avenue & King George Boulevard)

Home to Choices Supermarket, this South Surrey strip mall also includes Indian cuisine, hair salon, insurance, math tutoring and wellness centre. ■ Alderwood Plaza (160 Street & King George Boulevard)

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■ Central Plaza (North Bluff Road & Johnston Road)

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Home to Roadhouse Grille, it also features a convenience store.

Just across the way from Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, Central Plaza is home to several businesses.

*Patrick P. Embley, Physiotherapist Corporation


■ Centre 24 (24 Avenue, between King George Boulevard and 156 Street)

Home to the White Rock Hospice Thrift Store, this plaza also includes a florist, dance studio, bakery, pizzeria, book store and wine retailer. ■ Crescent Beach GUYS & GALS PIN-UP & ROCKABILLY RETRO & MODERN CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES


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One coupon per customer. Valid until September 30, 2017 at 1113 Vidal St.

A beloved destination for locals and tourists alike, this area is laced with artistic charm. An art gallery, hair salons, ice-cream and coffee shops, restaurants and yoga studios are highlights of the seaside community. ■ Croydon Business Centre (2594 Croydon Dr.)

The business centre features RBC Wealth Management, Exclusive

SHOPPING Mortgage, a podiatrist and dental office and more.

Anchored by Great Canadian Superstore, this new development also includes BCAA.

■ Elgin Corners (140 Street & 32 Avenue)

■ Marine Drive

With a charming atmosphere, it offers veterinarian, pet grooming, organic food and home decor boutique.

(Marine Drive)

With a collection of boutiques, gift shops, clothing stores, book stores, homemade ice cream shops, spas and restaurants, this an exciting strip.

■ Five Corners (Johnston Road & Buena Vista Avenue & Pacific Avenue)

This busy shopping hub is home to several unique cafes and restaurants, ladies’ fashion boutiques, a day spa, designer optical store and more.

■ Morgan Creek Corp. Centre

Buy Low Foods anchors this mall, which features a bakery and deli, thrift store, women’s clothing store, art gallery and a sushi restaurant.

(15252 32 Ave.)

This building offers a wide range of services in one location, with physiotherapists, travel centre, dental office, laser centre, pharmacy and café.

■ Grandview Corners

■ The Shops at High Street

(160 Street & 24 Avenue)

(King George Boulevard)

A mix of independent businesses ranging from restaurants to health care, fashion, lingerie and more.

A combination of big-name retailers, boutique shops, dining options and essential services, this is a one-stop shop featuring more than 40 stores.

■ Hillcrest Mall

■ Grandview Central

(Thrift Avenue & Johnston Road)

(160 Street & 24 Avenue)

■ Shops at Morgan Crossing (Croydon Drive & 24 Avenue)

A trendy lifestyle village that combines three levels of residences on top of shops and services.

S O U T H S U R R E Y R E C R E AT I O N & A R T S C E N T R E

Healthy Communities. Active Together. Come find your fit today! Your Summer Day Camp Headquarters

Youth Activities

Take advantage of our Sport drop-in times and check out the Fitness Centre After Hours program.

This summer look to us as your Summer Day Camps Headquarters! Visit for details.

55+ Activities

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.

Group Fitness

Our variety of drop-in classes in newly expanded fitness rooms includes Body Sculpt, Hi Lo Aerobics, Yoga and more!

South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre 14601 20 Ave. 604-592-6970

Licensed Preschools

2017/18 Registration is now open for our award winning Licensed Preschools offered at multiple locations and times.

Preschool, Children & Family Fun Check out our unique Preschool & Children’s programs and Family Sport opportunities.

Learn about our Senior’s membership which allows participation in activities such as Duplicate Bridge, Table Tennis, Pickle Ball and more.

Drop-in Sports

We offer a variety of exciting sport drop-in programs such as Basketball, Badminton, Pickleball and more for all ages. 8135731

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SHOPPING ■ Ocean Park Shopping Centre

■ Rosemary Centre (34 Avenue & Rosemary Heights Crescent)

(128 Street & 16 Avenue)

This popular outdoor mall is anchored by Safeway and includes a children’s store and flower shop. ■ Ocean Park Centre (128 Street & 16 Avenue)

Across the street from Ocean Park Village is a unique cluster of shops, which includes casual dining, unique clothing, home decor and more. ■ Panorama Place (152 Street & 56 Avenue)

Featuring Big Ridge Brewing Company, Brown’s Social House, A&W and two banks, this complex is part of a fast- growing neighbourhood. ■ Peninsula Village (15355 24 Ave.)

Anchored by Safeway, London Drugs and a liquor store, this mall has more than 30 retailers. ■ Redwood Plaza (King George Boulevard & 31 Avenue)

Anchored by Rona Home Centre, this strip mall also features a Ricky’s Restaurant, M&M Meat Shop and a number of smaller retailers.

This shopping complex, nestled in close proximity to Morgan Creek and Rosemary Heights, offers a range of shops and amenities. ■ Semiahmoo Shopping Centre

the Running Room, Zig Zag, Turner Shoes, Grasbys and much more. ■ Sullivan Square (152 Street & 56 Avenue)

This plaza is home to a variety of restaurants as well as Pharmasave, a doctor’s office, an insurance business and a veterinary clinic.

(16th Avenue & 152 Street)

■ Sunnyside Village

Anchored by Save-On- Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart and a B.C. Liquor Store, this mall boasts 75 shops and services.

(King George Boulevard & 24 Avenue)

■ South Point Exchange (152 Street & 32 Avenue)

Anchored by Save On Foods, Canadian Tire and Staples, this area also features shops, dental office and restaurants. ■ South Point Annex Mall (152 Street & 29A Avenue)

This shopping destination is anchored by Kin’s Farm Market, Seven Seas Fish Market, RBC and Subway. ■ The Boulevard at South Point Exchange (32 Avenue and King George Boulevard)

This great shopping spot is home to

This conveniently located plaza consists of a movie theatre, restaurants, a sports gear and apparel store, camping and hiking equipment store, dry-cleaner and pharmacy. ■ Uptown White Rock (Johnston Road)

Banks, salons, a grocery store, butchers, flower shops, delicatessens, and book and clothing stores are located along this busy street. ■ Windsor Square Mall (152 Street & 20 Avenue)

More than 50 upscale shops and services, from salons to jewelry and fashion, have put this shopping hub on the map. This mall also has an eco-friendly cleaner and numerous restaurants.


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