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The best of the Peninsula It doesn’t matter what kind of fun you’re after, White Rock and South Surrey have endless possibilities all year long. From fast-paced sports games and picturesque beaches, to familyfriendly community events and numerous public parks, this area has it all. Shopping is at its finest in White Rock and South Surrey, with an abundance of unique stores specializing in fashion, home interior, garden, automotive, gifts and more. Take a look through the pages of this guide. The quick page reference puts the best of the Peninsula right at your finger tips.

Inside the Guide DISCOVER THE PENINSULA 2018 COMMUNITY White Rock Beach & Pier ...................................6-7 Semiahmoo First Nation .................................... 13 Education............................................................. 17 Arts & Entertainment ..................................... 19-20 Shopping ........................................................26-29 Development ..................................................32-33 Events .............................................................35-36 SPORTS & RECREATION Sports Events ................................................... 8-10 Parks & Trails .................................................. 14-15 Beaches & Pools ................................................. 40 Golf courses ...................................................42-43 Publisher: ................................................. DWAYNE WEIDENDORF Editor: ....................................................... LANCE PEVERLEY Advertising manager: ............................. STEVE SCOTT

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Even high winds – which cause choppy waters – can't keep locals and tourists alike from White Rock beach.

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Beach, pier remain tourist draws To those looking to escape the everyday hustle and bustle of city living, White Rock has much to offer, from a memorable culinary experience, an unbeatable glistening sunset from the pier, or just a day of winding down on the beach. Tourism Surrey executive director Cathy James says White Rock has the “whole package.” Tourism Surrey has been contracted by the City of White Rock to promote Lower Mainland area. “We can tell from the website stats the city as a travel destination since that most of them are from Surrey, 2016. In that time, Tourism Surrey Langley, White Rock, Richmond, created the brand Explore White Ladner area. That is the primary Rock. market that we’ve focused on,” she Along with the rebranding came a said. new website, videos and destination According to statistics from the map. Explore White Rock website, a James said the majority of visitors lot of visitors are interested in, coming to White Rock are from the 6 Peace Arch News • DISCOVER THE PENINSULA • 2018 6 Peace Arch News • DISCOVER THE PENINSULA • 2018

unsurprisingly, the promenade and pier. “Most people are coming down for leisure activities and tied to that are festivals and events, as well as the culinary or dining options,” she said. West Beach is undergoing renovations, of sorts. Major projects underway are the Memorial Park upgrades, situated at the foot of the pier, and a waterfront parkade at the corner of Vidal Street and Victoria Avenue. “Parking is always a hot topic and a lot of residents, as well as visitors, complain about the parking. I think the new washroom facilities will be great and I think the new Memorial Park will give a different vibe and it’s a great place to hold additional events and festivals,” James said.


Stroll by the stories that define the city History of White Rock now displayed on landmark pier

White Rock Museum & Archives, located in the historic White Rock Train Station on Marine Drive, 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. Those stories, preserved by the White Rock Museum and Archives Society since 1983, can also be found on several plaques that line the city’s landmark pier that’s paced by hundreds, if not thousands, of residents and visitors every day. Its collection of historical items began as a result of a

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Historic photograph of the White Rock Train station. 1967 centennial project to build a museum. 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. 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.

The museum cycles new exhibits on a quitefrequent basis. The latest to be presented, Irene’s Place: An Inquiry into Legacy and Change in White Rock, follows the story of Irene Maccaud, who lived in White Rock from 1950 until her death in 1978. She tried numerous ways to leave behind a lasting legacy, and while some of her antics seem far-fetched, or even insane, the exhibit asks visitors to draw their own conclusions of her methods. Irene’s Place, which opened May 18, will continue until Oct. 8.

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Sports action keeps fans busy For sports fans in South Surrey, White Rock and Cloverdale, there’s never a shortage of activities to keep you occupied, and this year is no exception, with everything from softball to cycling to junior hockey on the calendar. The summer is especially busy, and headlined by two premier events – the two-day Tour de White Rock cycling series, and the Canada Cup softball tournament, both of which are scheduled, as always, for July. The Tour de White Rock – which is part of the multi-race BC Superweek Cycling Series – makes its annual stop here July 14-15, with the criterium hitting the roads of uptown White Rock on Day 1, followed the next morning by the road race. In the criterium, cyclists pedal around a short, one-kilometre course that includes Johnston Road, Five

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Cyclists charge up Marine Drive towards the finish line during last year's Tour de White Rock Road Race. The event is one of the most popular each summer. Corners, White Rock City Hall and White Rock Elementary. The criterium races are among the most exciting of the weekend, as riders reach speeds up to 70 km/h, and are all in close proximity to one another. The Saturday action begins at 2:30

p.m. with the opening of the Family Fun Zone, kids’ bike parade and youth bike race, and the criterium races begin at 4 p.m. The Tour de White Rock's road race, on Sunday morning, features a 130km distance for the men's event and an 80-km distance for the women's

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race. 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, visit www.tourdewhiterock.ca The Canada Cup, meanwhile, will be staged July 13-22, with games set for three parks – Softball City, Sunnyside Park and Cloverdale Athletic Park. The Canada Cup originally ran from 1993 until 2010, at which point it gave way to the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championships, which were similar but drew fewer top-end international teams and instead focused more on youth squads. The current incarnation of the Canada Cup is in its second year after being reborn following the 2016 Women’s World Softball Championships, held in Surrey. For more information, visit www. canadacup.com Athletic parks in South Surrey

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Canadian women's national fastpitch team is the biggest draw at the Canada Cup. (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, 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 for new coach Mike Hughes – as well as the U16 Junior Tritons, and U15 prep-level Tritons. Local pools, Grandview Aquatic Centre (16855 24 Ave) and the South › see page 10

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Action from the rink to the pool › from page 9 Surrey Indoor Pool (14655 17 Ave.), are always a bustling 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 among many on the Peninsula, with two clubs – the White Rock Lawn Bowling Club (1079 Dolphin St.) and the Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club (14560 North Bluff Rd.) – hosting members and guests for daily games, tournaments and other events throughout the summer months. And if you'd rather play a sport than watch, the South Surrey Recreation Centre is a buzz 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. When summer turns to fall, the White Rock-South Surrey Titans football association hits the field at South Surrey Athletic Park, while Earl Marriott and Lord Tweedsmuir secondaries also field teams at their respective schools. Rugby is also one of the most popular sports on the Semiahmoo Peninsula, with the local Bayside Sharks Rugby Club fielding various teams, from youngsters (mini rugby) to both men's and women's teams. The Semiahmoo Old Boys – for men's players 38-and-above – are also a big part of the local rugby scene, and like their Bayside colleagues, play out of South Surrey Athletic Park beginning each fall. 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 a major draw at South Surrey Arena, and are coming off their first playoff appearance in a number of years; the team advanced to the second round this past season. For more on the Eagles, visit www. surreyeagles.ca or, for information on the BCHL, visit www.bchl.ca Elsewhere on the hockey front, the junior 'B' White Rock Whalers are set for their inaugural season this fall. The team – which will play in the Pacific Junior Hockey League – will play out of White Rock's Centennial Arena, and is owned by longtime Semiahmoo Peninsula businessman Ronnie Paterson.

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An important part of our history The Semiahmoo Peninsula is on the unceded territory of the Semiahmoo First Nation. Offices of the nation are located on its 312-acre reserve, situated on Beach Road, on waterfront land sandwiched between White Rock, Surrey and the Peace Arch border. Led by Chief Harley Chappell – elected in December 2016, Chappell replaced Willard Cook, who served for 20 years – and an elected two-member council, the nation has a storied history, and is “celebrating 10,000 years of survival and resilience.” The nation is ingrained in the community, sharing its culture, its history and the many talents of its people, year-round. Totem Plaza is just one representation of this. Situated on White Rock’s East Beach, it features a pair of totem poles carved by well-

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led the SFN from 1963-1996. Other well-known artists among the SFN’s 99 registered members include Roxanne Charles – who is also one of the band councillors – and brothers Leslie and Leonard Wells. Leslie helped carve the Salish house post and Haida totem pole that stand in Totem Plaza.

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Parks offer options for everyone For those craving looking for a place to have some fun in the sun, the Semiahmoo Peninsula offers a host of parks for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Whether it’s natural beauty, playgrounds, views, waterfront access or pet-friendly spots, there is something for everyone. White Rock alone has more than a dozen parks to choose from, while offerings in South Surrey range from staircases that lead to the shoreline, to sites where Fido can frolic leash-free.

Barge Park 13689 Malabar Ave. 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 the family. Pack a picnic basket, spread out a blanket and enjoy.

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South Surrey's Blackie Spit park is a popular spot during the summer months. shaded forest trails for a 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, ball diamonds, games court, lacrosse box, tennis courts and walking paths.

Crescent Park

5448 148 St. Play some tennis or have a picnic in this 2.8-hectare Panoramaarea park. Located south of Highway 10, it also features a playground and nature trails.

2610 128 St. 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.

Bryant Park

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15150 Russell Ave. Picnic tables and a meandering walkway make Bryant Park one of the White Rock’s hidden jewels. Located between Russell and Thrift Avenues, the park is also dogfriendly, but on-leash.

6220 184 St. Enjoy a recreation centre, youth centre, playgrounds, sports fields, games court, volleyball court and walking paths at this park.

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14600 North Bluff Rd. 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

15400-block of Buena Vista Ave. Stretching between White Rock’s Roper and Buena Vista avenues, this park – named after one of the Semiahmoo Peninsula’s first

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physicians – offers more than two acres of beautifully landscaped green space and gardens.

The Glades 561 172 Street The Glades covers 15 acres – the original plantings cover a five-acre garden, and contain over 1,600 mature rhododendrons – some more than six metres high – azaleas and companion plants. The garden contains many trees, some of which are designated as heritage.

Grand Chief Bernard Charles Memorial Plaza Marine Drive and Cypress Street A popular spot on Marine Drive’s East Beach, the plaza, located on traditional homeland of the Semiahmoo First Nation, is best known for two totem poles, designed by Haida artist Robert Davidson and Coast Salish artist Susan Point.

White Rock Promenade and Pier Marine Drive between Maple and Bay streets With an ocean view, stunning sunsets and a continuous, wheelchair-accessible promenade stretching 2.2 kilometres, there’s something for everybody.


Peace Arch Elementary Park 15877 Roper Ave. This park features a wheelchair-accessible playground, complete with swings, slides and monkey bars. The fields are ideal for an afternoon of sports.

South Surrey Athletic Park 148 Street and 20 Avenue Not only does South Surrey Athletic Park offer facilities for soccer, football, rugby, baseball, tennis and volleyball, it also features a variety of pathways and walking loops for walkers and joggers and a BMX bike park. And for the kiddies, a water park (from late May through late September) offers a cooldown that is a barrel of fun.

Sunnyside Park 15455 26 Ave. This park is a great place to take the kids, especially during the softball season when ball diamonds are full. The park also hosts an outdoor pool, two playgrounds, picnic areas, a soccer field, tennis courts and walking paths.

Tamanawis Park 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. ••• If you’re particularly interested in places to explore the natural environment while stretching your legs, there are a handful of places to visit that offer scenic, winding and sometimes challenging trails.

Blackie Spit 3136 McBride Ave. Popular amongst naturalists and bird-watchers, this park features a fenced off-leash dog area and dog beach, picnic area, washrooms, trails and walking paths.

Coldicutt Park Marine Drive and Cypress Street This

park, with more than three acres of forest, is a pristine place for a walk in the woods. As a bonus, the trails provide access to White Rock Beach.

Dogwood Park 13485 20 Ave. A mainly natural area, this site is home to a partly fenced off-leash dog area, nature 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.

Duprez Ravine in White Rock’s Centennial Park 14600 North Bluff Rd. A popular spot for fitness enthusiasts, offering a partially staired path that leads through the forest to Marine Drive.

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.

Mud Bay Park 13030 48 Ave. Includes a nearly threekilometre nature trail that offers an opportunity to view shorebirds and waterfowl – and even seals – that flock to Boundary Bay. Open since 2002, visitors can take their explorations further, by continuing along the Dyke Trail – 20 kilometres of shoreline – to Boundary Bay Regional Park in Delta. (Note: dogs, bikes and horses are not permitted on shoreline trails from fall to early spring.)

Redwood Park 17900 20 Ave. This 32-hectare park was the site of a tree farm established years ago by The Browns, one of the Peninsula’s pioneer families. The Browns’ sons, twins David and Peter, lived in a two-storey treehouse that has been rebuilt. In addition to a playground and picnic areas, the park

features five kilometres of hiking trails and the largest stand of redwood trees north of California.

Semiahmoo Trail 20 Avenue/151A Street and 144 Street/Crescent Road This gem was first used during the Gold Rush, and was later established by European settlers, becoming the main wagon route between Blaine and Fort Langley. Listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places, the eightkilometre stretch of the trail is a path running from the Nicomekl River south to 20 Avenue.

Serpentine Fen 4600-block of King George Boulevard Managed by the B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, this spot is great for exploring wildlife habitats for waterfowl, birds and more. It includes bird-watching towers as well as trails.

Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest 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 12500-block of 16 Avenue 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. (For more on either city’s offerings, visit www.whiterockcity.ca or www. surrey.ca).

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Arts abound on the Peninsula The Semiahmoo Peninsula has a long history – stretching back more than 100 years to the pioneer era – of encouraging home-grown arts and entertainment, and providing venues for touring shows of interest. Both the City of White Rock and the City of Surrey support cultural development in the area – with ample opportunities to get involved, either as a spectator or a participant. City of White Rock initiatives include a pop-up arts space at Central Plaza and multicultural events in the uptown area, including ongoing art shows at the White Rock Community Centre at Miramar Village (15154 Russell Ave.) and – at the waterfront – the TD Concerts at the Pier series in July and August, the White Rock Sea Festival in August, the Moon Festival in September and the Diwali Multicultural Integration Festival in October. Semiahmoo Arts (www.semiahmooarts.com) has an important role as an umbrella organization with a physical presence in both cities – including a gallery and multi-purpose space, pottery studio and a head office at the recently expanded South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, as well as presenting the Get Reel film series at the White Rock Community Centre and literary events at the Pelican Rouge Café.

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Platinum Blonde performs at last year's Concerts at the Pier in White Rock.

FVGSS – Musical Theatre

Beach House Theatre

Formerly known as the Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society, the society has historically drawn many of its staunchest members from South Surrey and White Rock. In addition to smaller musical-theatre events and fundraisers, the company usually stages two main productions a year, a full-scale musical in the spring – this year’s version of Iolanthe was staged at New Westminster’s Anvil Centre – and a Christmas pantomime in early December at Surrey Arts Centre. For information, visit www.fvgss.org

The Beach House Theatre Society presents summer theatre annually in a state-of-the-art tent stage at Blackie Spit on Crescent Beach. The community-based group's fifth season will feature the Neil Simon farce Rumors, Aug. 14-19, and the children and family-oriented Miss Electricity, by Kathryn Walat (daytime performances Aug. 15-19). Visit www.beachhousetheatre.org

White Rock Players Club

Peninsula Productions

The White Rock Players Club – with a rich history dating back to the early 1940s – is owner and resident company of White Rock's community theatre, the Coast Capital Playhouse. In addition to its celebrated annual Christmas pantomime, the club – whose theatre is at 1532 Johnston Rd. – presents four plays each year and offers a venue for rentals, including concerts and productions by other companies. For more information, visit www. whiterockplayers.ca

Geoff Giffin and Wendy Bollard's Peninsula Productions, based at the Semiahmoo Arts space in Centennial Park (14600 North Bluff Rd.), continues to bring "extraordinary performances" to the Semiahmoo Peninsula, including nationally and internationally-known musical acts as well as imaginative productions geared for children, while regular staged play readings and occasional full productions help set a new benchmark for community theatre. Visit www.peninsulaproductions.org

Concerts at the Pier Musical excitement returns to the waterfront and uptown area this July and August – despite a shift to Totem Park in East Beach during reconstruction of Memorial Park – as the city and the White Rock BIA present TD Concerts at the Pier. For its fourth year, the series offers six Saturday evening free concerts (four at the waterfront and two at Five Corners) with name headliners from the B.C. and Canadian music scene, starting July 5 (7-10 p.m.) with Honeymoon Suite and concluding Aug. 18 with the Northern Pikes. Visit www.whiterockbia.com › see page 20

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Writers' Group

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White Rock Blues Society

The White Rock and Surrey Writers' Group meets 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. For information, email Carol at ca2004@shaw.ca

The White Rock Blues Society, dedicated to the preservation and encouragement of blues-based music, presents monthly concerts at 1160 King George Blvd. by national, international and local blues artists. For more information, visit www. whiterockblues.com

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White Rock South Surrey Art Society 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, 14601 20 Ave. For information on society activities, visit www.artsociety.ca, or email info@artsociety.ca

Semiahmoo Potters Club The Semiahmoo Potters Club, at South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre (14601 20 Ave.), offers kiln and glazing facilities, plus sales of pottery held twice each year. Membership fees ($350 annually) give members use of club resources, including wheels. There are small fees for using kilns and glazes, however, and potters provide their own clay.

South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre

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The Burro, a watercolour by Audrey Bakewell, featured at Turnbull Gallery.

Museum & Archives White Rock Museum and Archives (14970 Marine Dr. ) offers an ongoing series of exhibits, art shows and activities appealing to all age groups, located in a prime piece of local history, the 1913 Great Northern Railway station building. For information on all events, visit www.whiterock.museum.bc.ca

Blue Frog Studios A combination of multi-media recording studios and an intimate event venue, Blue Frog (1328 Johnston Rd.) offers multiple concerts each month featuring high-profile Canadian and international music acts, as well as notable local performers and groups. For tickets and more information, visit www.bluefrogstudios.ca

White Rock Elks Club

Home base for several arts groups, the South Surrey Recreation and Arts The White Rock Elks No. 431 (1469 Centre’s 5,300 sq. ft. of dedicated George St.) offers karaoke Monday arts space (14601 20 Ave.) includes nights, live music every Wednesday the Turnbull Gallery, a multi-purpose from 4-6 p.m., Friday evening arts room, visual arts studio, pottery karaoke and dancing, and a music studio, plus a cafe that also exhibits jam open to local musicians every work by local artists. Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Special events For more information on the centre, on many holidays. visit www.surrey.ca/southsurrey Visit www.whiterockelks.ca 20 Peace Arch News • DISCOVER THE PENINSULA • 2018 20 Peace Arch News • DISCOVER THE PENINSULA • 2018

The Legion's Club 240, in addition to hosting the White Rock Traditional Jazz Society's Sunday afternoon sessions, offers Friday night dances presented by the Semiahmoo Music Consortium, as well as Saturday night events featuring local bands, tribute acts and special community fundraisers (2643 128 St.). Visit www.club240.ca

Crescent Moon Coffee House 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 (1379 128 St.). Visit www.facebook. com/CoffeeHouseCM/

Open mics Semiahmoo Peninsula open-mic king Dennis Peterson promotes the area's growing pool of talents through regular open-mic shows for all ages Monday nights (6:30-9 p.m) at The Roadhouse Grille, 1781 King George Blvd., and Saturday nights (sign up at 5:30 p.m.) at The Modern General Store, 3388 Rosemary Heights Cresc.

Pelican Rouge The Pelican Rouge coffee house (15142 North Bluff Rd.) hosts local visual artists and two literary events sponsored by Semiahmoo Arts, Readings By The Salish Sea and the Zero to 360 open mic for authors on the second Thursday of each month, with sign-up for authors at 7 p.m.


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Dentistry should look good, feel good and lasts a long time. Dr. William ( Bill ) Liang UBC Dentistry ’83. Recipient of the Canadian Oral-Maxillofacial prize for highest standing in oral surgery. After 35 years of practice, his passion is focused on implant dentistry and adult restorative services. Bill is also the Director of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Vancouver Maxicourse, one of the largest dental implant training programs for dentist. Member of the Peace Arch/White Rock Rotary Club.

Dr. Patricia Hunter UBC Dentistry ’83 Gold Medal Recipient. Examiner with the National Dental Examining Board. Vice President, College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. “I love helping people and working with them to improve their dental health and then working with them to maintain that state for the long term. Being able to come to work each day and meet old and new friends is what makes it all worthwhile.”

Dr. Jonathan Tsang Temple University, Dentistry ’08. Jonathan believes in lifelong learning and has participated in over 100 hours of continuing education courses yearly. He is certified to provide intravenous sedation. As part of his philosophy of giving back he has volunteered in Canada, United States and Haiti. His professional focus is on implant dentistry.

Dr. Kiranpal Kaur Sroay University of Manitoba, Dentistry ’03 Dean’s honour list. Alongside 15 years of private practice, she also taught for 11 years at the faculty of dentistry, University of Manitoba and participates as an examiner with the National Dental Examining Board. Dr. Sroay has made B.C. her permanent home since last year. In her spare time you can find her exploring the beauty of B.C. with her family and teaching Indian classical music.

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Shopping options aplenty Semiahmoo Peninsula retail landscape continues to expand The fast-growing White Rock and South Surrey area is a landscape in evolution – but retail growth continues to keep pace with residential development, offering exciting new choices and boutique stores alongside well-trusted chains. Whether gift-shopping, windowshopping, updating your wardrobe or adding flair to your home, the Semiahmoo Peninsula has something to suit every taste and budget. Here's a quick look:

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South Surrey's Grandview Central is one of the area's busiest shopping locales.

(148 Avenue & King George Boulevard) Home to Choices Supermarket, this South Surrey strip mall also includes Asian cuisine, hair salon, insurance, math tutoring and health care.

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Alderwood Plaza

designer optical store and more.

(160 Street & King George Boulevard) Home to Roadhouse Grille, this plaza also features a convenience store and a men’s-only salon and spa.

The Shops at High Street

Central Plaza (North Bluff Road & Johnston Road) Just across from Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, it's home to several businesses, including a cafe, insurance office, and art supply store.

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 (Beecher Street) 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 Mortgage, a podiatrist and dental office, plus much more.

(King George Boulevard) An eclectic mix of independent businesses ranging from restaurants to health and beauty care, fashion, lingerie, jewelry and more.

Gateway Crossing (176 Street and 4 Avenue) Near the Pacific Highway border crossing, features a pharmacy, health care, a bistro, liquor store and fitness.

Grandview Corners (160 Street & 24 Avenue) One of the fastest-growing districts on the Peninsula, Grandview Corners is a major destination with bigname retailers such as Superstore and Walmart, plus boutique shops, essential services and restaurants ranging from high-end to casual – with new stores coming in 2018.

(Marine Drive) Even with ongoing construction at Memorial Park (at the foot of the iconic pier), Marine Drive continues to offer an exciting strip – particularly on sunny summer days – with a range of boutiques, gift shops, clothing stores, book stores, ice cream shops, spas and restaurants.

Elgin Corners (140 Street & 32 Avenue) With a charming village atmosphere, Elgin Corners offers veterinary hospital, pet grooming, spa, organic food and home decor boutique.

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Ocean Park Shopping Centre Redwood Plaza (128 Street & 16 Avenue) This outdoor mall is anchored by Safeway and includes a children’s store, flower shop and more.

(King George Boulevard & 31 Avenue) Anchored by Rona Home Centre, this strip mall features Anytime Fitness, M&M Meat Shop and more.

Ocean Park Centre

Rosemary Centre

(128 Street & 16 Avenue) Right across from Ocean Park Village is a cluster of shops, which includes casual dining, clothing, home decor, jewelry, gifts and more.

(34 Avenue & Rosemary Heights Crescent) This stylish shopping complex, nestled in close proximity to Morgan Creek and Rosemary Heights, offers a range of shops and amenities.

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(152 Street & 56 Avenue) Featuring Big Ridge Brewing Company, Brown's Social House, A&W and two banks.

Peninsula Village (15355 24 Ave.) Anchored by Safeway, London Drugs and a liquor store, this mall has more than 30 retailers.

Semiahmoo Shopping Centre (16th Avenue & 152 Street) Anchored by Save-On- Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart, this mall boasts 75 shops and services.

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Canadian Tire and Staples, this area also features a number of shops, dental office and restaurants.

South Point Annex Mall (152 Street & 29A Avenue) This destination, anchored by Kin’s Farm Market, Showshaa, Nando's, a liquor store and more.

The Boulevard at South Point Exchange (32 Avenue and King George Boulevard) This great shopping spot is home to the Urban Barn, Zig Zag, Turner Shoes, Grasbys and much more.

Sullivan Square (152 Street & 56 Avenue) This plaza is home to a variety of restaurants, including Tim Hortons and Dairy Queen, as well as Pharmasave, doctor's office, an insurance business and a vet clinic.

Sunnyside Village (King George Boulevard & 24 Avenue) This conveniently located plaza consists of a movie theatre, restaurants, a sports gear and apparel store, camping and hiking equipment store, dry-cleaner, pharmacy and more.

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Uptown White Rock (Johnston Road) Banks, hair salons, a grocery store, butchers, flower shops, health food stores, an art gallery, delicatessens, book stores, clothing stores, fitness clubs and more 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 and more, have put this shopping hub on the map. This mall also has an eco-friendly cleaner and restaurants, including Kiki's.

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Pitching area to newcomers Semiahmoo Peninsula known for its 'record sunshine and vibrant shopping' It’s no secret the White Rock/South Townhouses projects and bigSurrey landscape has been undergoing box shopping has been expanding rapid change in recent years, as more in South Surrey in particular, with and more people choose to make the residential developments reaching Semiahmoo Peninsula home for their further and further east and north, new families and businesses. schools – elementary, high school Developers driving the change – and private – underway; and business not unexpectedly – have only good options increasing in the Grandview things to say about the once-quaint Corners and Campbell Heights communities they are building in. neighbourhoods. White Rock is “a bustling urban From unique restaurant options with File photo an ethnic flavour, to outlet stores and neighbourhood,” according to one White Rock's Miramar Village expands. grocery shopping, there is no shortage sales website. Another describes the waterfront city of places and spaces adding to the as one with “record sunshine and vibrant shopping… the community’s ever-evolving character. perfect location to unwind and take in the sea air.” White Rock, while much smaller geographically South Surrey, according to those behind a sold-out speaking, is bustling perhaps even more than South Surrey project of single-family homes “perched on the oceanwhen it comes to development. facing slopes of South Surrey,” is “British Columbia’s Major projects are underway that will drastically alter the fastest-growing community.” city’s horizon. Golf courses, views and amenities are always central in Exactly when the pace of change will taper off remains pitches for the Semiahmoo Peninsula neighbourhoods, to be seen, but what does appear clear is the draw of and with good reason. There is plenty of all three, and the two communities – to developers and prospective generally all within a short drive or walk. residents alike – is not waning. 32 Peace Arch News • DISCOVER THE PENINSULA • 2018 32 Peace Arch News • DISCOVER THE PENINSULA • 2018


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Nowhere is the changing face of White Rock more visible than in the uptown area, where major construction projects are underway – with more waiting in the wings. Work will continue this summer on both the 15 and 16-storey towers of the second phase of Bosa’s Miramar Village (at Johnston Road and Thrift Avenue) and the 23-storey Oceana PARC retirement residence (in the 1500-block area between Johnston Road and George Street). Meanwhile the City of White Rock has awarded a contract for reconstruction of the sidewalk between North Bluff Road (16 Avenue) and Russell Avenue, to improve drainage, replace uneven paving stones and plant new trees using silva-cell technology to ensure longer tree life and avoid

disruptive root systems (work is expected to be completed by fall). The latter work is part of the Johnston Road Gateway plan, for which council has also earmarked $1 million for construction of a decorative archway at the Johnston Road and North Bluff Road intersection to welcome visitors to the city. Council has also approved two multi-storey buildings for lower Johnston Road (south of Thrift Avenue), plus a 14-storey tower by Marcon adjacent to the existing Saltaire development (at Thrift Avenue and Johnston Road), while an application has been received for a 27-storey highrise at the site of Royal Place mall (also at the Johnston Road and North Bluff Road intersection).

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Easy to stay busy, year-round Events, festivals keep South Surrey, White Rock residents entertained The South Surrey and White Rock community is host to all manner of exciting events throughout the year. No matter the season, or your interests, there is always something interesting to enjoy. Here are but a few of the activities open to local residents and visitors alike – but be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

White Rock Farmers’ Market Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Miramar Village Plaza, 15154 Russell Ave. (May 6-Oct. 28) Dozens of vendors gather weekly throughout the spring, summer and fall, offering a wide range of

blanket and come tap your toes to the music of Canadian folk band Willy Blizzard at this once-only event.

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Sounds of Spring March 30, 6:30-8 p.m., Blackie Spit Park, 3136 McBride Ave. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic

June 3 at Blackie Spit Park Celebrate the world’s oceans and learn more about the coastline, featuring activities, food and entertainment. The event will take place from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Visit birdsonthebay.ca for more info.

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The Sunday evening torchlight parade is always a spectator-friendly highlight of the White Rock Sea Festival. entertainment for the whole family, including live music, games, food and more.

Yappy Hour & Auction June 23 at Peace Arch Park, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A fundraiser hosted by the U.S.based Puppy Rescue Mission to raise funds to “bring home the ‘battle buddies’ of our military men and women deployed overseas.” The dog-friendly event is to feature a live and silent auction featuring a signed Last Jedi movie poster and signed Tom Petty guitar; a beer garden and more. For more, visit puppyrescuemission.com

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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.

TD Concerts at the Pier July 5, 14, 19, 26, Aug. 11, 18, 7-10 p.m., Totem Park & Five Corners Presented by the White Rock Business Improvement Association and the City of White Rock, the summer concert series returns with live performances by Honeymoon Suite, Daniel Wesley, the Northern Pikes and more. See www. whiterockbia.com/concerts-at-thepier for show schedule.

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White Rock Sea Festival Aug. 4-5, White Rock waterfront A longstanding and much-loved Semiahmoo Peninsula tradition, this family-friendly festival – which attracts upwards of 100,000 visitors each year – returns for a 68th year. Events include music, marketplace, kids’ activities, paddle board races and a torchlight parade Sunday.

Great Pumpkin Run/Walk October, 21, Bayview Park This annual fundraiser for the Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation is all about fun. Participants get into the Halloween spirit by dressing up to take part in a five- or one-km run/walk. Stay tuned to www.pahfoundation.com for more information.


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Seniors can stay active year-round Activities for seniors abound on the Semiahmoo Peninsula, and White Rock’s Kent Street Activity Centre is the hub of many of those – from bus trips and educational opportunities, to social dances, workshops, fundraisers and more. Located at 1475 Kent St. – in the heart of Maccaud Park – the centre is always hopping. Looking for a friendly group of people to have lunch with? The Fresh & Lively Lunch program offers a nutritious meal and entertainment on the first three Fridays of every month (excluding July and August), at a cost of $7. Need to brush up

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The Fresh & Lively Lunches are a popular event at Kent Street. on your computer skills? Check out the Computer Club offered on Wednesday afternoons. If card games are more up your alley, you’ll find everything from bridge to

crib & whist at the centre. Membership benefits include reduced rates and early registration. For those who prefer to ‘test the waters’ before diving in, activity groups

may be tried three times on a drop-in basis before purchasing a membership. The annual cost of a White Rock Recreation & Culture membership – available for purchase at KSAC, Centennial Arena and the White Rock Community Centre – is $39; a three-month membership (valid for a specific three-month term) is $19.50. For those looking for a fulfilling way to spend their spare time, extra hands are always needed on the centre’s various committees, and even in the coffee shop. To get involved or for more information, call the centre at 604-541-2231.

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In the swim There’s no shortage of options on the Semiahmoo Peninsula for those looking to cool off from the summer heat with a cool-water dip. Whether you prefer the sand between your toes or you're in the mood to test the waters at an indoor pool, you're sure to find the perfect spot. Here are the area's most popular swimming spots:

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 or sunbathe. Named after the large boulder on its shoreline just east of the pier, this charming, oceanside community is located along an eight-kilometre stretch of sandy beach. The beach is always bustling with activity and excitement through the summer, especially around Marine Drive, where the sounds of music and laughter echo from the restaurant patios filled with patrons. At low tide, children build sandcastles, play frisbee and explore the marine life below the seaweed. Swimmers take note: White Rock Beach does not have a lifeguard on duty at any time throughout the year. And, pay parking is in effect – yearround, from 10 a.m. to midnight .

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Crescent Beach offers one of two spots in the area popular with pier jumpers. searching for crabs and more. And, it is undeniably one of the best swimming beaches in the region. Lifeguards are on duty 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer months at two roped-off areas. Swimmers should keep children within arm’s reach and be aware of currents, tides and water conditions. Dogs are not allowed on the main beach from May 15 to Sept. 15, but for those wanting to bring their fourlegged family members out, there is a designated off-leash area at Blackie Spit, at the northern tip. Another perk: free parking.

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The Crescent Beach Swimming Club – using a pool and signature salt-water tank – offers a broad aquatic program with opportunities for all family members at all levels. The club is proud to offer programs that include synchronized swimming, triathlon, water polo, family and medal swims. Visit www.cbswimclub.ca.

Located at 14988 57 Ave., the Tong Louie Family YMCA offers a range of swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. The facility includes a toddler pool, 25-metre lanes for swimming lengths as well as a smaller special-use pool.

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The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre is home to Surrey’s newest and largest pool facilities. Opened in the spring of 2016, its features include a 10-lane, 50-metre Olympic-size competition pool, a 500-sq-m leisure pool, dive towers, waterslide, hot tubs and more. Located at 16855 24 Ave., drop-in admission is $3.50 for children and youth, and $6.75 for adults. Visit surrey.ca for information.

If you prefer to stay cool in a pool – sans seaweed, sand and salt water Crescent Beach, situated on the – the South Surrey Indoor Pool, eastern shores of Boundary Bay, is measuring 37-metres in length, is a low-key alternative to the hustle open year-round. A popular hotspot and bustle of nearby White Rock for swimmers of all ages, the facility Beach in the summer. Whether the admission fee offers access to six tide is out or in, it's a great place 25-metre lanes, a dive tank and for playing on the sand, flying kites, two diving boards. There's also a indulging in ice cream, taking out children's pool, a whirlpool, two a kayak, enjoying a family picnic, 40 Peace Peace Arch Arch News News •• DISCOVER DISCOVER THE THE PENINSULA PENINSULA •• 2018 2018 40

Sunnyside Outdoor Pool As soon as the sun begins to sizzle on the Semiahmoo Peninsula, the Sunnyside Outdoor Pool, at 15455 26 Ave., becomes a haven for many. Admission is always free. The gates opened this season for public swims on May 14, with recreational and lesson times to continue till September. Call 604502-6255 for more information.

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Nico-Wynd Golf Course 3601 Nico Wynd Dr. 604-535-9511 Located along the banks of the Nicomekl River within Nico-Wynd Estates, the par-70 course offers South Surrey golf enthusiasts four sets of tee blocks, which cater to a variety of skill sets and experience. Visit www.nicowynd.bc.ca 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 designed tracks – the 18-hole canal course and the 18-hole ridge course. For more, visit www.northviewgolf. com for information.

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Sailing – both competitive or recreational – has long been popular on the Peninsula, both in White Rock and Crescent Beach.

Make waves out on the water Sailing co-ops give people chance to test their boating skills

Want to get out onto the water this summer, but don’t have thousands of dollars to purchase, moor and maintain your own boat? Well, a pair of Semiahmoo Peninsula yacht co-op programs make it easy for you to test the waters at a fraction of the cost. Both the White Rock-based Lower Mainland Yacht Co-op and the Surrey Sailing Club’s co-op program, based out of Crescent Beach, offer communal sailboats for member use. File photo Lower Mainland Yacht Co-op members The White Rock co-op is a prepare at White Rock pier prior to a longstanding one along the city’s 2016 cruise. waterfront, having been established by resident Art Bates more than 40 White Rock’s best kept secrets” on the years ago, while Surrey’s program is group’s website – one needn’t even new. have sailing experience. For both, however, the mission is the “We have everybody,” club same – to promote safe, affordable commodore Susan Manz told Black sailing. To become a member of the Press Media in 2016. White Rock club – dubbed “one of “From people who don’t have any 44 Peace Arch News • DISCOVER THE PENINSULA • 2018 44 Peace Arch News • DISCOVER THE PENINSULA • 2018

idea how to sail at all, that start out from scratch and learn how to sail and get the bug. Or people that have had boats and don’t want the responsibility anymore. “There’s every configuration you can imagine.” Both clubs require membership dues – White Rock is $700 per year, plus a one-time initiation fee, while Surrey’s co-op membership is $150 annually. As a member of the LMYC, members can hone their skills on their own, and join in on long weekend “Club Cruises” to various Gulf Island locales to visit “some of B.C.’s most beautiful spots.” For more on the Lower Mainland Yacht Co-op, visit www.lmyc.ca; to learn more on the Surrey Sailing Club, visit www.surreysailingclub. bc.ca


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