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South Surrey Parks:

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Splashes Auto Glass & Modula Racks: A Passion For Cras Spanwed a Career

The Cabin:

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SATURDAY APRIL 15

SENIORS DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON

HAPPY

12:00pm - 2:00pm – Doors open at 11:30am Centre for Active Living | 1475 Anderson Street)

$10.00/person ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY *Purchase at City of White Rock Recreation Centres 604-541-2199 Join us for a very special journey through the past 60 years with our commemorative video.

Have you lived in White Rock for 60 years or know anyone who has?

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Call 604-541-2199

Enjoy the music of

“NEARLY NEIL” ALYSSA NIELSEN and

performing the music of Patsy Cline.

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BIRTHDAY WHITE ROCK! SATURDAY APRIL 29

COMMUNITY BIRTHDAY PARTY 11:00am – 9:00pm

Centennial Arena | 14600 North Bluff Rd

YOU are invited to join the party in celebration of our City by the Sea’s birthday!

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OUTSTANDING BANDS

REDEYE EMPIRE &

HEY OCEAN!

Enjoy free activities and entertainment for the whole family including live music, face painting, an interactive photo booth and the best food trucks in the lower mainland!

CELEBRATE WHITE ROCK’S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE!

Blending infectious Pop into a sound that is uniquely their own.

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT: Four-time JUNO nominees | 11am & 1pm

BOBS & LOLO

Movement Storyteller | 2pm

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Connect T Congratulations Connect to all Nominees and Winners of the

Your Business 2016 Business Excellence Awards Grows with Yo 15-Plus Employees

Sponsored by: Peace Arch News Presenter: Dwayne Weidendorf, Publisher Cheryl’s Trading Post Cheryl Morgan Gregory – Co-Owner & General Manager

Sponsored by: Peace Arch News Cloverdale Paint Represented by Larry Lozinski – President and COO

Thank you to all those who have supported Cheryl’s Trading Post over the years. They have counted on you to return and make every effort to provide exceptional service and product that they know you will love. They also thank their artists, who work to provide exceptional handmade products and take their time to achieve excellence. They aspire to have gifts that are authentic Native-made art, found only in our Native origins, and to share the beautiful Pacific Northwest Coast Native culture and art with the world, as well as art from across the Americas. 103 - 1711 152 Street, Surrey, BC 604-538-5008 cherylstradingpost.com

Cloverdale Paint was founded in 1933 and their reputation has been built on the quality of their products, the quality of their people and the quality of their company as a trusted supplier.Their customers range from the largest industrial and commercial painting companies in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest to their important do-it-yourself individuals. From humble beginnings on a farm near Cloverdale, BC, they’ve grown into one of North America’s largest regional paint manufacturers and sellers of paint

8-14 Employees

New Business of the Year

Sponsored by: Peace Arch News MPB Construction Ltd. Paul Kent Clarke – Owner & President

products and coatings, with over 850 employees in Canada. 400 - 2630 Croydon Drive, Surrey, BC 604-596-6261 cloverdalepaint.com

Sponsored by: Peace Arch News Chambertech Solutions Inc. Gary Gumley – President

Non-Profit Organization of the Year   Sponsored by: Peace Arch News Seniors Come Share Society Sue McIntosh – Executive Director

Celebrating 40 years of valuing and caring for their older adults, Seniors Come Share Society is a community leader with a mission to empower, educate and engage. From its genesis as a socially responsible initiative to help their elders, Seniors Come Share has become ‘the’ source for older adults, family members and community partners who need assistance and information to support a loved one, a staff member, a neighbour or a friend.Through its three locations in South Surrey, Newton, and Guildford, Seniors Come Share offers a wide variety of programs that serve the needs of their diverse population. 15008 26 Avenue, Surrey, BC 604-531-2502 comeshare.ca

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Sponsored by: Westminster Savings Credit Union Presenter: Maria Mura, Branch Manager Choices Markets Mike Senger – Choices Store Manager

See over 30,000 sma Mike Senger why is the Store Manager of the Choices Markets in South Surrey/White Rock, which is part of a 100%-ownedand-operated chain Join of natural/organic stores in British the best ben Columbia. Mike’s focus is to participate in events in the community through donations and active involvement. with 1 Choices Markets has been a large supporter of the Tour de White Rock for many years, where Mike and his team can be found working at the event. Always looking for innovative natural food products, keeping the customer service top-notch, and providing Customer Seminars keeps Mike and the team busy. 3248 King George Boulevard Surrey, BC 604-541-3902 choices-market.com

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Sponsored by: Mardon Insurance Brokers Presenter: Andrew Janzen, Owner Blue Frog Studios, Kelly Breaks & Juanita VanderZalm – Co-owners.

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Chamber Executive Director, Cliff Annable, accepting on behalf of Kelly Breaks and Juanita VanderZalm

Paul Kent Clarke, Owner & President of MPB is proud to have served the South Surrey/White Rock market for 27 continuous years. With 1800 complete projects of all types and sizes, they can handle just about anything. Their projects have included custom kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces and custom millwork, complete house and condo makeovers, a “real” man cave, major commercial projects and outdoor living spaces. They are located at 24th and King George Boulevard and have 10 great employees. They have a selection showroom, a custom millwork shop and their own designer architect. 62 - 15515 24 Avenue, Surrey, BC 604-538-9622 mpbconstruction.com

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Chambertech Solutions Inc. is a company that provides hyper-localized marketing strategies through direct affiliation with Chambers of Commerce.They provide print, mobile app and responsive website marketing solutions branded as Experience <your community>.They currently serve three communities in the Lower Mainland: Delta, South Surrey and White Rock, and Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.They also extend an invitation to local businesses who are not yet involved in the Experience project to contact them to see how they may benefit from participating. #398 - 800-15355 24th Avenue, Surrey, BC 604-538-5486 chambertech.ca

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SOUTH SURREY & WHITE ROCK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Kelly Breaks and Juanita VanderZalm spent 8 years as professional touring musicians.Together they bought former Rock Beach Recording Studios in White Rock and transitioned the facility into a multi-use live music and recording venue called Blue Frog Studios.The crystal-clear studio acoustics, beautiful stage and theatre lighting, a crack team of recording engineers, video directors and the latest in video recording gear make Blue Frog one of the most unique facilities anywhere. 1328 Johnston Road, White Rock, BC 604-542-3055 bluefrogstudios.ca

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ChamberTech Solutions

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to the 4th edition of our Experience South Surrey & White Rock magazine. It is hard to believe that we have now been publishing this magazine for a year and we continue to be amazed by the outstanding support we are receiving from our community. In this issue we celebrate the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards that were announced in late January at an event at the always inviting Hazelmere Golf Course facility on 8th Avenue in South Surrey. Our team at Chambertech was very unexpectedly chosen as the Outstanding New Business of the Year for 2016. We are so pleased to be recognized for our efforts and are gratified to be recognized for our attempts to make a positive impact on our community. In particular we would like to thank the Chamber of Commerce, its Board of Directors and its members for their continued support of our initiative. We would also like to thank the sponsors of the many Business Awards of the Year categories, especially The Peace Arch News. Please see the page opposite for all the winners. Our sincere congratulations go to all the nominees for their outstanding contributions. With spring upon us it is time to start venturing out into this wonderful place we call home. Please look through this edition, get out and about and support our advertisers by letting them know how much you enjoy our magazine. Warmest Regards,

Surrey parks! Splashes Auto Glass & Modula Racks . . . . . . 11 A passion for cars spawned a career Laurel Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Leaders in senior care and innovation Seniors Come Share Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Much more than bingo and beading! Pacific Chartered Advisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The calm before the storm

Gary Gumley

ALL INQUIRIES: Gary Gumley, ChamberTech Solutions 604-538-5486 gary.gumley@chambertech.ca W R I T E R S : Jodie Blaney, Michelle Hopkins

The Cabin Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Nostalgic meets delicious in Crescent Beach

P U B L I S H I N G A S S I S T A N T : Jacqueline Argent A D M I N I S T R A T I O N : Linda Gumley W E B S I T E : www.experiencesswr.ca C R E A T I V E D E S I G N : James Martin

Life Force Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Hope and healing at Life Force Chiropractic + Wellness

T E C H N O L O G Y A S S O C I A T E S : Curve Communications Group Ltd. COVER PHOTO: The Glades Garden Park located on 168th street and 8th Avenue in South Surrey.

Ashberry & Logan Floral Designs . . . . . . . . . 35 Perfecting the art of flowers

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Darts Hill Garden Park

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pring on the West Coast, when nature’s palette is gloriously ablaze with fresh colour, is truly something to be experienced. Fresh air and blue skies call us outside, wakening us from our winter slumber and bringing the promise of warmer days. This spring as you take in the blossoming landscapes be sure to include Darts Hills Garden Park and the recently expanded woodland gardens at The Glades, two of South Surrey’s not-to-be missed destinations. Whether you’re a novice gardener or an experienced horticulturist, the range of flowering plants, shrubs and trees is sure to impress. Darts Hill Garden Park Darts Hill Garden Park features a diverse selection of mature trees

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and shrubs, including an outstanding collection of rhododendrons and magnolias. Home to some of the finest and most mature horticultural varieties in the region, this beautiful garden reflects the vision, commitment and hard work of avid gardener Francisca Darts. In 1943 Francisca and her husband Edwin purchased and cleared the land, transforming their property into an award-winning orchard. Over time Francisca became involved with local gardening clubs and the Royal Horticultural Society, developing an enthusiasm for rare and unusual plants from all over the world. Many of the tree and shrub species found in the garden today were originally planted with seeds from afar, as well as from the Pacific Northwest. Unlike formal or traditional

botanical gardens, Darts Hill is a true “plantsman’s garden”, showcasing a curated collection of only the finest examples of plants, species and hybrids, the reflection of an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardener. Today the current size is 7.5 acres, and the City of Surrey has purchased an additional adjoining 15 acres. Darts Hill is a horticultural centre that holds a special place in the community, inspiring a new generation of gardeners and fostering learning and appreciation. The Garden is now operated jointly by the City of Surrey and the Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society. Enjoy Darts Hill Garden Park during the peak months of April, May, June and September during their Saturday Strolls. The garden may also be visited

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The Glades

The Glades is currently undergoing expansion to encompass an additional 15 acres, to be phased in over several years, and is scheduled to open for select dates this year – from Mother’s Day, May 14

at two Surrey parks! for their Open Houses, which feature popular yours to enjoy at every turn. Photographers visitors’ park experience, including more Plant Sales and Guided Tours, as well as will delight in the reflective ponds, fountains, gardens, washrooms and parking, as well as during special events, details of which can statuary, and there’s even a wishing well. a new main entrance and gathering spaces. be found on their Events Provisions are being made to Calendar. Consider becoming allow for additional park events a member or booking a to be held. The Glades is currently undergoing expansion to encompass private tour. Please note Over the years Glades wheelchair access is limited Garden has seen several an additional 15 acres, to be phased in over several years, and is but a golf cart is available by transformations. When Lydia scheduled to open for select dates this year. prearrangement. Each year and Murray Stephen purchased the City of Surrey sponsors a the property in 1956 the free summer evening concert “garden” was far from what it is series in several City Parks, including Darts Pause at one of many garden benches to today. The land was tangled with the detritus Hill Garden. marvel at spring’s finest show. of turn-of-the-century clearings, including Glades Garden Park The Glades is currently undergoing blackberries, alder trees and stumps, and a At South Surrey’s Glades Garden expansion to encompass an additional 15 labour-intensive restoration was required to Park, a woodland rhododendron garden, acres, to be phased in over several years, and create a woodland paradise. The five acres meandering grassy paths and beautiful is scheduled to open for select dates this of original plantings feature an outstanding water features invite relaxation and year. Highlights of the master plan include seasonal display, including many rejuvenation. Blissful, Monet-like views are new features and amenities to enhance heritage-designated trees as WWW.EXPERIENCESSWR.CA 

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Laurel Place – A Home Away from Home EXCEPTIONAL CARE & SERVICES IN A HOME-LIKE ENVIRONMENT

Personalized and specialized care plans support each resident’s particular needs n Complex Care n Convalescent Health n Sub-Acute and Hospice n Caring, professional trained staff available 24/7 n Doctors dedicated to Laurel Place

PLUS: n Rehab and Physio n Recreational team n Chapel n Beauty Services n Onsite Gourmet-Style Cooking

Future Home To Multisensory Therapy A therapeutic environment delivering sensory stimulation to dementia patients n Reduces fear n Enhances awareness and trust n Improves communication, mood and behavior

Call us to arrange a private tour!

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LEADERS IN SENIOR CARE

9688 – 137A Street, Surrey \ 604.582.6336

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The Glades

1633 170th Street (16th Ave & 170th St.), Surrey (604) 501-5100 dartshill.ca info@dartshill.ca Public Openings: Saturdays 11 am to 3 pm April May June and September

561 172nd Street, Surrey Open Mother’s Day - May 14 For more Open House dates call The City of Surrey.

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well as over 1,600 mature rhododendrons, Two new Surrey parks azaleas and companion plants. The gorgeous The City of Surrey is announcing the rhododendron gardens of Scotland inspired opening of two new parks this spring. Murray to recreate the glory he remembered WILLS BROOK PARK, located at 2955 from his youth, and today The Glades’ majestic 160 Street, is mainly a riparian area protecting rhododendrons, some over 20 feet tall, are the Wills Brook flowing north to the Nicomekl crowning glory of the season. River, and will include an off-leash area for When Murray passed away in 1970 dogs. A bridge and connecting paths will the garden fell into a state of decline but improve accessibility to new residential fortunately in 1994 was restored by new developments. owners, Jim and Elfriede DeWolf. They gifted OAK MEADOWS PARK, at 16271 the gardens to the City of Surrey in 2002 but 22 Avenue, comprises 4.2 acres located thanks to a life estate, their continued input in South Surrey’s Sunnyside Heights will help to preserve the garden’s beauty and neighbourhood and features meadows, pay homage to the Stephens’ original vision. forest and wetlands. A formal park-opening Glades Garden will be open for Mother’s celebration is planned. Day and select Open Houses. For up-to-date To learn more about these exciting information and schedules check the City of park developments, visit the City of Surrey EXPERIENCE SOUTH SURREY & WHITE ROCK   | SPRING 2017 9  Surrey website. website.


PATIO OPENING SOON!

2-for-1 Bar Snacks! WHEN YOU BRING IN THIS AD! Until 7 PM

n White Rock’s favourite family-owned eatery n Our new chef Skye Van Schetsen says her menu is where great tastes come together with casual dining n Our front-end staff Dave, Jazmin, Christie, and Erin along with our GM Shayne May promise to take great care of you!

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Ronnie G’s Bar + Grill

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Mon – Thur: 5 – 9pm Fri & Sat: 5 – 10pm

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award-winning beer & wine for less

Make Built in 1928 Peace Portal is one of BC’s oldest courses, a local favourite and a tourist destination. Beautiful old growth trees and rolling terrain make for a memorable and challenging round for all skill levels. Located in sunny South Surrey, just 40 minutes from Vancouver and minutes from the US border.

Peace Portal Golf Course

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Splashes Auto Glass & Modula Racks

spawned a career

A passion for cars

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here’s a saying that goes something like this: Follow your passion and success will surely follow. Sometimes this ingredient can make the biggest difference of all – it certainly did for Ryan Oliver. The founder of Splashes Auto Glass, Detail and Car Wash, and Modula Racks, has been obsessed with cars ever since he can remember. Ryan began his career nearly two decades ago. His first job was washing cars at age 15, followed by detailing and auto-glass replacement. “I just really love cars … you can call me a self-proclaimed lifer,” he quips. “I think everybody sees whether you’re enthusiastic or not.”

company,” he explains. Indeed, Splashes now offers state-of-theart products and services that go above and beyond your traditional auto services. Whether it’s restoration work, window-tinting or protective coating, Splashes offers a one-stop shop. (Except repairs.) “Whether you left your sunroof open in the rain, you dropped bleach on the back seat, or a cooler filled with crab spilled all over your trunk, we can restore your interior,” he says. Recently, Splashes patented its WhiteWater Car Wash, a touchless car-wash system. This brush-free yet super-efficient conveyor car wash can super-clean 10 cars in 15 minutes.

Splashes Auto Glass, Detail and Car Wash After a few years working at Auto Werks, Ryan discovered that the owner was ready to sell. “I took it over in 2003 and changed the name to Splashes,” states the entrepreneur. A few years later he was approached by Greg Horton, who owned and operated an auto-glass business, inquiring whether Ryan wanted to merge their businesses. “In 2008 we partnered, which allowed us to really grow our

Modula Racks This January they launched a new, independent company called Modula Racks, born to cater to Splashes clients’ desire for roof racks. “We kept getting customers asking us if we sold roof racks, so we started carrying some funky, cool, well-priced, well-built Italian roof racks in Splashes. Within two years, it grew into its own entity,” explains Ryan. Today, Modula’s showroom caters to the outdoor enthusiast’s every need, including

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Surrey Golf

at its Finest

Nico-Wynd Golf Course 3601 Nico Wynd Dr Surrey

A 9-hole regulation-length par 35 golf course with 4 sets of tee blocks. Enjoy the sunny scenery and mountain backdrops here on the banks of the Nicomekl River. Relax at the clubhouse grill and patio. Rental clubs, power and pull carts available.

BEST 9-HOLE COURSE FOR SMALL BUSINESS TOURNAMENTS. Call us and see how affordable it is.

(604) 535-9511

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Your home for great deals on a wide range of sporting goods. We BUY & SELL new and gently used sports gear and fitness equipment. Bring us your gently used sports sports gear and fitness equipment for cash or credit and save even more off our already incredible deals of up to 70% LESS than retail prices. Sporting Gear & Exercise Equipment Golf Clubs, Bags and Accessories Hockey Skates, Sticks, Helmets and More Downhill Ski and Snowboard Gear Soccer Bags, Balls & Cleats Surfboards, Wakeboards & Paddle Boards Water Skis & Wetsuits Bikes, Scooters and Skateboards Everything you and your family need to get out and play

15355 24th Ave, Surrey, BC

778-736-0211

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AUTO GLASS, DETAIL & CAR WASH 103 – 3050 King George Blvd, Surrey 604-542-4960 info@splashes.ca www.splashes.ca Monday –Saturday 8 AM to 6 PM Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM

roof and bike racks, cargo boxes, and hitches and accessories such as awnings, trays, and much more. “We carry several Italian brands, Australia’s Rhino and some Canadian ones, including our house brand, Modula,” he adds. As Ryan says goodbye, the passion that spawned a career is still very much evident.

101 – 3050 King George Blvd, Surrey 604-541-9966 info@modularacks.com www.modularacks.com Monday –Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM Sunday: Closed

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Leaders in senior care and

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aring for residents like family is what defines

technologies to improve lives. The area attracts talent in the

Laurel Place’s secure, safe and home-like

healthcare technology and services sector, including many

environment where personal independence and

clinicians and researchers.

mobility are encouraged. This family-owned and operated

A unique Multi-Sensory Room currently being added

multilevel care facility embraces a holistic approach to well-

will offer residents, particularly those with Alzheimer’s

being, helping residents improve their physical, mental,

and forms of dementia, a world of physical and cognitive

social, and spiritual selves. “We are different,” explains

stimulation, including light patterns, projected moving

Executive Director Linda Fernholm. “We take pride in the

images, and evocative sounds. Sensory stimulation has

many resident-focused amenities, including a fine-arts room,

been shown to improve concentration, focus, and alertness.

a chapel, and a fitness room with specialized equipment.

Time spent in such an environment creates a relaxing

On-site occupational therapists and physiotherapists work one-on-one to develop personalized wellness programs.” Centre of Excellence Residents enjoy private, well-appointed and comfortable single-occupancy rooms. Double occupancy rooms to share with a friend or spouse are also available. Unique to Laurel Place is a beautifully landscaped interior courtyard, visible from all rooms, featuring tranquil ponds and lush gardens,

HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR 2017 Friday, April 28th, 2017

ideal for relaxing. Warm and welcoming staff from a variety

10:00AM – 4:00PM

of care backgrounds form the heart of Laurel Place, and are

9688 – 137A Street, Surrey BC V3T4H9 (Across from Surrey Memorial Hospital)

trained on values such as flexibility, accountability, mutual respect, integrity, leadership, and yearning for excellence. Professional 24-hour nursing care, full-service housekeeping, and a range of personal care services are tailored to each

Over 1,000,000 Canadians suffer with Alzheimer’s & Dementia and you can help!

person’s needs.

Donations graciously accepted, no matter how small.

Innovation Laurel Place is ideally situated one block north of Surrey Memorial Hospital in the city’s “Innovation Boulevard”, where diverse health, business, higher education and government organizations collaborate to create new health

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Join Laurel Place in their goal to raise $50,000 for a new Sensory Stimulation Room.

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Come learn how our residents benefit from Sensory Stimulation. Other presentations include: Prostate Cancer, Diabetic Clinic, with 40 exhibitors and Medical Professionals to answer all your health questions. Sponsored by

Times, presenters and vendors TBA

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innovation and calming effect, and can awaken memories, improve mobilization and encourage communication. We care about people A wide variety of monthly leisure and recreational events encourage learning and companionship. Upcoming highlights include a Health Fair on April 28, in conjunction with many monthly events including Mother’s Day, Father’s

Upcoming

Events

Health & Wellness Fair 2017 Friday, April 28, 2017 • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

EXHIBITS & PRESENTATIONS

Summer 2017 Art Fair

tie event is scheduled for September with the opening of their new 15-bed private-pay wing. Check their website for updates. Laurel Place is a proud member of the BC Care Providers Association. They are home to 140 Complex Care residents and offer 35 beds for Convalescent Care, as well as two specialized accommodations for Bariatric Care. Governmentfunded and private-pay rooms are available.

Date TBA

Residents’ and community artists’ artwork

Barn Days

Day, and a summer barbeque and dance. A proposed black-

The staff at Laurel Place take pride in listening to and working with every family member and resident. They invite

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you to come for a friendly and informative visit.

Ponies!

Fall 2017 LEADERS IN SENIOR CARE

Black Tie Affair

To open our new 15-room private-pay wing

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Watch For Our Black Tie Event Coming This Fall

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Belvedere Seniors Living is excited to announce construction of Suncrest Retirement Community, a new community for seniors located at: 2567 King George Blvd. in South Surrey. Our thoughtfully designed Centre includes a Care Centre and Independent Living Suites.

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Seniors Come Share Society

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ou might have heard that seniors’ programs are about bingo and having a cup of tea. That certainly isn’t the case at the Seniors Come Share Society. Here, seniors enjoy activities like bocce ball, Java Music, pizza-making and spa services, and that’s only the Day Programs. This nonprofit organization started as a grassroots movement in 1977. It was a labor of love for six caring individuals who saw friends and neighbours struggling to meet their basic needs. Often living alone, they felt isolated. “We started with a one-year grant from the Government of Canada and it grew from there,” says Executive Director Sue McIntosh. “Our society was designed to keep older adults in their homes longer by offering supports and services within the community to stay connected.”

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Empower – Engage – Educate Today the Society offers 25 different programs, which include everything from its popular Community Lunches at the Kent Street Activity Centre to Friendly Visitor and Income Tax assistance. The flagship of the Seniors Come Share Society is the Day Program, offering a range of recreational programs, opportunities to socialize with peers, health monitoring, and exercises and games that strengthen and promote safety. These programs provide an opportunity for isolated seniors to meet new friends, stay physically active and keep mentally stimulated. The Society also recognizes that caregivers need assistance too. It features a wide selection of educational and support sessions such as workshops and Caregiver Café.

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Peace Portal Par 3

The perfect 9-hole course for beginners to advanced players wanting to sharpen their short game! Carved into a setting of beautiful mature cedars, the Par 3 course takes players up and down a gentle and scenic ridge with two small lakes to challenge all who play. Open 7 days a week, including holidays from March to the end of October - weather dependent.

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OU’RE not a Capitalist.” The words rang out across the kitchen table, breaking the silence and nervous ticking of an old clock. “You’re a walking contradiction. How can you support globalism, the fundamentals of entrepreneurialism, and still be in favour of government intervention on real-estate pricing?” To this day these words from my mentor still echo in my head. Over two years ago on a late summer evening, a conversation about the affordability of housing and real estate between me and my mentor had become the subject of a heated debate. Now, looking back, he was right to claim that at the time I was being narrow-minded and not seeing the bigger picture. Fast forward to today and sure, government intervention has helped stem some of the craziest real estate runs that BC has ever seen - but it’s temporary; the floodgates will burst. 2016 was the year of intervention and the realization of sobering results in Vancouver and surrounding municipalities. A ‘wild west’ of sorts for the last few years, construction has boomed, empires were created and business practices ran unchecked in a loosely unregulated environment. This summer the sector woke up to a bad hangover. The provincial government stepped in, imposing the 15% foreign buyers’ tax, a re-haul of real estate practices and a vacancy tax starting in 2017 within the city of Vancouver. Not to mention that the CRA has spread a blanket across the Lower Mainland and is targeting any business practices remotely tied to real estate. I am a firm believer that while government initiatives and regulatory control will slow growth for a brief moment, it shall be fleeting, as regulation cannot stop demand. Take for example

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that the 15% foreign buyers’ tax is on residential real estate only; it does not apply to commercial nor to the non-residential component of mixeduse properties. Talking to individuals on the front lines in condo-presales, supply is limited as condos are flying off the shelves like hotcakes. Despite recent restrictions in China on outflowing capital, foreign monies will still come into Vancouver and the surrounding cities as a safe haven to invest and foster growth. With the ascendancy of president-elect Donald Trump, the coming months will show us a possible influx of U.S. immigration and businesses, and indirectly immigration from global sources may increase as the White House adopts a tougher stance south of the border. A greater influx of both refugees and new immigrants under the Trudeau administration is also fueling demand in Surrey. BC Stats has our net inflow population projection at a conservative 52,000 new individuals for 2017. Contrary to public opinion, even though CRA is specifically targeting construction and real estate, this will not slow down the need for supply. Take into consideration that earlier this week Business in Vancouver wrote that 15,000 construction jobs will be needed to be filled in 2017 due to the sector’s growth. With BC currently looking more attractive than Alberta, we are also seeing an internal migration of workers and skilled labour from the oilfields coming back home. Of course, as always there are two sides to the coin, but as was candidly pointed out to me two years ago, we live in one of the most desirable places in the world. The 2010 Olympics put us on the map; it’s just a matter of time before our population exponentially multiplies. We can implement all the regulations and red tape we want, but we have to face reality: this is just the calm before the storm.

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founded Life Force Chiropractic + Wellness. She wanted to create a wellness centre with a strong commitment to personalized care, a holistic healing environment, and the latest techniques and treatments in the chiropractic field. The objective of chiropractic treatment is not only to relieve pain, but also to improve quality of life by relieving systemic problems relating to the central nervous system. Dr. Randhawa understands that many people fear the “pop”, but they need not. “We use correction methods that are safer,

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more comfortable and more effective than ever before. We combine those with stateof-the-art technology that allows us to treat patients with a non-invasive approach,” she explains. “It’s a mixed blend of different techniques that we customize for each patient.” During the initial consultation, a chiropractic examination will be able to identify whether or not there is interference to the function of your nervous system that may be affecting your health. Combining chiropractic techniques and lifestyle suggestions, Dr. Randhawa begins a patient’s recovery to wellness. Journey back to optimum health Taking her patients on a journey back to optimum health is what drives her. “It’s not just about a bone out of alignment … there is an underlying cause which is often associated with lifestyle and stress,” explains

Robin. “If we don’t address both, we can’t heal. Along with dealing with the issues affecting a patient’s health, there are simple changes I can suggest that can make a huge difference.” Another specialty for Dr. Randhawa is expectant mothers. She is trained to use the Webster Technique, a very gentle method, to analyze and adjust the hips throughout pregnancy, detecting imbalances in preparation for safer, easier births. At Life Force Chiropractic + Wellness, Dr. Randhawa and her team make the health of your nervous system a priority. “As a holistic centre, our philosophy is that the body works as a whole ... if something in your body is off, chances are other parts are as well,” she stresses. Begin your journey back to optimum health by contacting Life Force Chiropractic + Wellness.

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ay 15th 2016 is a date that is forever etched in Laura Cornale’s memory. That is the day a massive fire ripped through Laura’s Coffee Corner and along the once thriving Five Corners neighbourhood. The fire caused extensive damage to the proprietor’s popular coffee shop, as well as to many of her fellow

business owners’ shops and the residents’ homes in Ocean Ridge. “The fire completely destroyed my business and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to reopen or not,” says Laura. “I was stunned by the devastation. Initially, I was told it could be two to three years before I could reopen … I thought my customers would forget me by then.” The only things salvaged from the gutted coffee shop were the sandwich preparation table, the dishwasher, and her slightly damaged espresso machine. “I am thankful for at least salvaging something.” Fortunately for her loyal following, Laura was slated to reopen in February,

only now in a new location across the street, the former site of J&H Food Market. The previous owners, the Soo family, approached her with their plans to retire last fall. “A customer of mine called me, telling me he knew the Soo family. He mentioned to me that they wondered if I would be interested in taking over their store,” she adds. “I love this area and I’m really thankful for the Soo family doing that for me.” Restoration The newly minted Laura’s Coffee Corner showcases a reclaimed wood coffee bar, whitewashed brick walls, and lots of steel and exposed pipes. Additionally, the owner of the former Taka’s Sushi donated 12

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wooden tables, similar to those in her former locale. “I will have extra seating (30 inside and 12 on the outside patio), in a more contemporary, industrial-chicmeets-country-style decor,” she says. “My husband, Glen, has been doing all of the renovations, including building a really nice communal table and bench.” Laura is especially excited about her ‘piece de resistance’: an 1889 piano previously owned by a 97-yearold woman. “I’m going to roll out the piano in the summer on the patio to encourage people to come out to play,” says the entrepreneur. Fresh Treats With three times the footprint of her former java shop, Laura’s Coffee Corner will offer customers more of her European-inspired fare, including baked goods and breakfast, lunch, and now dinner selections.

“We are extending our hours and offering lots of new options,” says Laura, adding that she’s hired another pastry chef. “Now that I have the extra space, I can bake my croissants, Danishes and launch some home-baked breads.” Earlier this year, Laura used her time to test-bake fresh culinary delights. “I’m going to introduce new dishes such as Chicken Pot Pie, Baked Mac n’ Cheese, Steak and Vegetable Pie, Gruyere Potato Broccoli and Leek Galettes and Pineapple Twists,” she adds. There will be a few new breakfast choices as well, like mouthwatering waffles, a granola and fruit bowl, and sweet potato hash with poached egg. The java bar is a true family affair. “My mom, Ruggera, comes in in twice weekly to bake some of her delicious goodies, and my daughter Sophia is back as one of my baristas,” Laura says.

Community Rebirth While it wasn’t easy, it certainly has been worth it for Laura. She has been humbled by the tremendous support of the community during her shutdown. “The fire has taught me about what a great sense of community exists here,” she reflects. For more information about the Grand Re-Opening of Laura’s Coffee Corner, visit their Facebook page or their new website at www.laurascoffeecorner. com. Now Laura is looking forward to the future, one that highlights a Five Corners neighbourhood that re-emerges stronger and better.

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Events Calendar

Submit your South Surrey / White Rock events to publishing@experiencesswr.ca

REGULAR EVENTS MONDAYS PJ Storytime

Come in pyjamas (optional) with your favourite cuddly for stories, songs, puppets & action rhymes. Drop-in. Semiahmoo Library 7:00-7:30 pm 604-592-6907

History Club

Members are invited to give a short presentation on history themes of their choice. White Rock Library 7 pm, Last Monday of each month 604-542-2299

TUESDAYS Exhibit Tour and Tea Afternoons

We invite your group or facility to enjoy our Tuesday Tour & Tea! This 1-hour program includes a 30-minute guided tour of our latest exhibit, followed by a tea and a treat! Maximum 10 participants per group. White Rock Museum & Archives Cost: $5.00 per person Contact: 604-541-2221 Reservations are required via email at curator@whiterockmuseum.ca

Titles and Tea Afternoon Book Club

Classics to new titles discussed in a casual setting. White Rock Library 2:00-4:00 pm, Third Tuesday of each month 604-541-2201

White Rock Chess Club

All ages and experience welcome! Drop-in program. White Rock Library Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm 604-541-2201

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White Rock Laughter Yoga

Enjoy deep breathing, light stretches and interactive laughter exercises. White Rock Library 7:00 pm, Last Tuesday of each month

WEDNESDAYS English Corner

A conversational group for Canadian newcomers. Alexandra Neighbourhood House 1:00-2:30 pm 604-535-0015

White Rock Library Book Club

Classics to new titles discussed in a casual setting. New members welcome. White Rock Library 7:00-9:00 pm, Last Wednesday of each month. 604-541-2201

SFU Philosopher’s Café

Lively discussions on burning issues of the day. White Rock Library 7:00–9:00 pm, Second Wednesday of the month, January through April. 604-541-2201

THURSDAYS Tales and Tunes

Stories, songs, puppets, fingerplays and movement rhymes. Drop in. For ages 2 years and up. Semiahmoo Library 10:30-11:00 am. 604-592-6907

Weekly Painting Group – Afternoon

SSWR Art Society Everyone does their own thing, no lessons, just fun, friendship and helpful hints. South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre. Free for members; $5 per week for non-members. www.artsociety.ca Sandra Wagstaff: 604-591-5797

FRIDAYS Preschool Storytime

Songs, puppets, circle games and of course favourite stories. Drop in. Ages 3 years and up. Semiahmoo Library 11:00-11:30 am 604-592-6907

SATURDAYS White Rock Chess Club

All ages and skill levels welcome. Drop-in. White Rock Library 2:30-4:30 pm 604-541-2201

SUNDAYS Yakking Over Yarn & Sunday Scrabble Club All skill levels are welcome but this is not an instructional class. Drop-in. Sunday Scrabble Club shares the same great space! Ocean Park Library 2:00-4:00 pm

SUNDAY, MARCH 5 Ladies Auxiliary Meeting

10:30 am Royal Canadian Legion Branch 008

THURSDAY, MARCH 9 Literary Open Mic

A collaboration of emerging and experienced writers who each share up to six minutes of poetry, short stories, chapters of novels in progress, memoirs or song lyrics. 7:00 PM-9:00 PM The Pelican Rouge Coffee Co Contact: 604-536-8333

MONDAY, MARCH 13 – FRIDAY, MARCH 17, MONDAY, MARCH 20 – FRIDAY, MARCH 24 Spring Break Play Away Day Camps

9:00 am - 3:00 pm Alexandra Neighbourhood House

CRESCENT BEACH

Action-packed daycamps for kids ages 5-12. Contact: Doni Koskela 604-5350015 ext 229

Tuesday, March 14 – Saturday, March 18

MacKarino’s Kitchen Offering Tradional Irish Fare 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion Branch 008

FRIDAY, MARCH 17 Throwing Demonstration with James Watkins

9:00 am - 4:00 pm South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre  Cost: $50 Register by phone: 604-536-8333

St. Patrick’s Day Dance

Dance to music by classic Soda Irish Dancers 4:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion Branch 008

SATURDAY, MARCH 18 THE PAT CHESSELL BAND

Doors 7:00 pm / Show 8:00 pm Blue Frog Studios www.bluefrogstudios.ca Tickets:  $39.50 each

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 THURSDAY, MARCH 23 Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Party

Come in costume if you want. Ages 8+. 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Semiahmoo Library Registration required. 604-592-6907

Readings by the Salish Sea Semiahmoo Arts is pleased to present the author of Disappearance in Damascus, award-winning Canadian journalist Deborah Campbell.  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre Cost: $10 Contact: 604-536-8333

Get Reel Film Series: Koneline, Our Beautiful Land A bold experimental film from some of Canada’s leading documentary artists. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm White Rock Community Centre Cost: $10. 604-536-8333

THURSDAY, MARCH 30 Double Exposure Opening Reception

Double Exposure creates a platform for dialogue between photography and poetry. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. Free

Branch Meeting

7:30 pm Royal Canadian Legion Branch 008

FRIDAY MARCH 24

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard!

Kane & Potvin

11:00 am – 11:45 am White Rock Library. 604-541-2201

Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver

Doors 6:00pm | Music 7:00pm Doors 8:45pm | Music 9:15pm Blue Frog Studios www.bluefrogstudios.ca 19+ yrs unless otherwise specified

SATURDAY MARCH 25 Ladies Auxiliary Buffet Dinner

For more information call the bar @ 604-531-4308 or 604-612-9848. Please reserve your meal by March 22. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 008

The Great Canadian Songbook with Ken Lavigne, Tiller’s Folly & Diyet

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Garden Projects

Begin at the White Rock Native Plant Demonstration Garden, west side of the Museum, west of the Pier, 14970 Marine Drive, to remove invasive plants. Dress for the weather and bring along a favourite trowel and gloves. Refreshments and tools provided. 8:00 am – 1:30 pm Darts Hill and White Rock Beach Phillip Milligan philmill@telus.net Marg blueheron@birdsonthebay. ca

SUNDAY, APRIL 2 Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up

Join us to clean up the shoreline in this important bird habitat. Dress for the weather, bring gloves, gumboots and binoculars. Tools and refreshments provided. Register with Sharon Jones, email: mshiker4@gmail.com 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Blackie Spit

Ladies Auxiliary Meeting

10:30 am Royal Canadian Legion Branch 008

THURSDAY APRIL 6

APRIL 1 – 30

Micah Barnes New York “Failpoint” by Artist Alex Waber and Curators Roxanne Stories Tour Doors 6pm | Music 7pm Gagnon and Lynol Lui Blue Frog Studios Exhibition: Wednesdays through Saturdays 9 am-5 pm Opening Reception: Thursday April 20th @ 6pm Arts Umbrella Lobby Cost: Free. Contact: surrey@artsumbrella.com or call 604-535-1127

SATURDAY APRIL 1 R&B Allstars

Doors 8:45pm | Music 9:15pm Blue Frog Studios www.bluefrogstudios.ca 19+ yrs unless otherwise specified

Seedy Saturday

Stop by the Farm’s annual sale and seed exchange to purchase heritage vegetable, flower and herb seeds, fruit trees and nursery plants. 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Historic Stewart Farm. Free

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SATURDAY, APRIL 8 Nicomekl Riverbank Cleanup with the White Rock and Surrey Naturalists

Adults-only cleanup of the north bank of the Nicomekl riverbank in South Surrey. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Register: wrsn@shaw.ca

MONDAY, APRIL 10 Easter Storytime

All ages. Free tickets available for pick-up at the library from 9:30am on the same day. 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Ocean Park Library 604-502-6451

THURSDAY, APRIL 13 Easter Storytime

All ages. Free tickets available for pick-up at the library from 9:30am on the same day. 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Ocean Park Library 604-502-6451

Literary Open Mic

A collaboration of emerging and experienced writers who each share up to six minutes of poetry, short stories, chapters of novels in progress, memoirs or song lyrics. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Pelican Rouge Coffee Co Contact: 604-536-8333

FRIDAY, APRIL 14 Easter Bonnet Parade

1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion Branch 008 Prizes awarded

SATURDAY, APRIL 15 Old-Fashioned Easter

Little ones will have their face painted, make rabbit ears and compete in Bunny Olympics. Then hunt for brightly coloured eggs. 11 am to 3 pm Historic Stewart Farm Free Contact: 604-592-6956

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 – SATURDAY, MAY 6 Glorious! by Peter Quilter

A strangely hilarious comedy set in In 1940s New York based on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins. Wednesdays to Saturdays @ 8 pm; Sundays @ 2:30 pm. Coast Capital Playhouse Contact: 604.536.7535 www.whiterockplayers.ca boxoffice@whiterockplayers.ca

SATURDAY, APRIL 22 – SATURDAY, APRIL 29 Rotary Club of White Rock Charity Book Sale

10 AM - 4 PM Daily Peace Arch Curling Rink adjacent to the Centennial Arena in White Rock Contact: Raj (604) 560-4770

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Darts Hill Spring Open Golden Anniversary House, Plant Sale, & Celebration - WRSSSC is 50! Environmental Extravaganza 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary SATURDAY, APRIL 22 – SUNDAY, JUNE 11 Surrey’s Environmental Extravaganza!

Surrey’s Environmental Extravaganza is a series of over 100 free events and programs Check out http://www.surrey.ca/ culture-recreation/533.aspx in April for more information and a calendar of events!

THURSDAY, APRIL 27 Native Plant Garden Cleanup 8:00 am – Noon White Rock Museum and Archives Dress for the weather and bring along a favourite trowel and gloves. Refreshment and tools provided. Phillip Milligan philmill@telus.net Marg blueheron@birdsonthebay.ca

Cecily Nicholson – From the Poplars Semiahmoo Arts is pleased to present award-winning poet of From the Poplars. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre Free Contact: 604-536-8333

Branch Meeting

7:30 pm Royal Canadian Legion Branch 008

SATURDAY, APRIL 29 Shorekeepers Training

Join the Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society for a one-day workshop learning about marine habitats to do citizen science marine surveys. Contact Sharon Jones for scheduling, information and to register: mshiker4@gmail.com 8:45 am – 15:00 pm Location: TBA

The Garden is open for extended hours to enable visitors to enjoy and photograph the spectacular spring beauty of this special plantsman’s garden. https://dartshill.ca/event/ spring-open-house-plant-saleenvironmental-extravaganza/ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Admission is by donation.

SUNDAY, APRIL 30 Celebrate the Beauty & Uses of Coastal Native Plants Join us to enjoy learning about coastal native plants and how to use them in your garden. 1:00 – 3:30 pm Little Campbell Hatchery Register: register@birdsonthebay. ca

SATURDAY, MAY 6 Le Cirque du Soirée - The Peace Arch Hospital Gala

Support a new hospice residence for Peace Arch Hospital with a glamourous night of magic and merriment. 5:30 pm - 12:00 am Centennial Arena Tickets $300 prior to March 17; $350 after pahfoundation.ca/gala or 604-535-4520

SUNDAY, MAY 7 Hike 4 Hospice

Annual 1, 3, or 5 km walk to support White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society. 9:00 am – 12 Noon Blackie Spit Park, Crescent Beach Small registration fee www.whiterockhospice.org

of the White Rock South Surrey Skating Club. 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Centennial Arena, White Rock 19 yrs+ Tickets $15. Reserve by emailing wrsssc50@gmail.com

SUNDAY, MAY 21 Royal Victorian Party

The whole family will enjoy this royal celebration with dancing, birthday cake and a chance to meet Queen Victoria herself. Future kings and queens are encouraged to dress the part. 11 am to 3 pm Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road. Free 604-592-6956

SATURDAY, MAY 27 Native Plant Garden Work Party

Dress for the weather and bring along a favourite trowel and gloves. Refreshment and tools provided. 8:00 am – 1:30 pm White Rock Museum and Archives Phillip Milligan philmill@telus.net Marg blueheron@birdsonthebay. ca

Darts Hill Spring Open House, Plant Sale, Environmental Extravaganza and Native Plant Work Party https://dartshill.ca/event/ spring-open-house-plant-saleenvironmental-extravaganza-2/ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Darts Hill Garden Park Admission is by donation.

SUNDAY, MAY 28 Be a Beach Hero Marine Exploration

Join a Beach Hero Marine Interpreter to explore life on the beach and discover the creatures that call Crescent Beach home. Dress for the weather, bring water and a hat. 1:30 – 2:30 pm Beecher Place Preregistration is required: register@birdsonthebay.ca

THURSDAY, JUNE 1 Blue Water Day, Shoreline Cleanup at Blackie Spit

Dress for the weather and wear suitable footwear. Tools, gloves and refreshments provided. Bring binoculars and a camera. 1:30pm – 3:30pm Blackie Spit Register: register@birdsonthebay. ca

SATURDAY, JUNE 17 Surrey Doors Open

11:00 am – 4:00 pm South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre Free www.surrey.ca/doorsopen

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SATURDAY, MAY 13 White Rock & District Garden Club Annual Spring Plant & Bake Sale 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 1577 128 Street

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