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White Rock Fall/Winter Newsletter

Fall/Winter Newsletter

Meet Amanda Sittrop: our new Collections and Exhibits Coordinator...

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On now until December 21st

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Our annual Book Sale was a success...

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Featured Artist:

Local artist DALE BYHRE’s work is featured at the museum... (Read more..p.4)

Fall/Winter Newsletter

Meet Amanda Sittrop:

Amanda Sittrop Collections & Exhibits Coordinator

our new Collections & Exhibits Coordinator. Amanda comes to us from the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Center, and has extensive education and experience working in the areas of collections and database work and exhibit research and design. She is a graduate of Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario where she studied Museum Management & Curatorship, and also has a bachelor of arts from UVIC and an associates art degree from Douglas College. Welcome to our team, Amanda!

Holiday Market: attend our annual HOLIDAY MARKET for all your Christmas shopping needs. This year we will feature over 25 vendors, and you will ďŹ nd everything from handmade soaps and knitted hats to beautiful local photography and fresh wreaths for your door! This is always a wonderful event and an excellent opportunity to support local crafters! Open daily now until December 21st.

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Featured Artist - Dale Byhre: We are honored to feature a collection of local artist DALE BYHRE’s original paintings currently in the gallery. These fabulous, framed pieces depict the maritime history of Semiahmoo Bay and other local waters. All paintings in this collection are available for purchase and would make an outstanding Christmas gift for that special someone on your list.

RECAP - Book Sale:

On October 13 – 28th in the Museum Gallery was another great success. Hundreds of nearly new and gently read books were available to choose from. All proceeds benefited the Museum…It has been held over in our board room until December 23rd - not too late to find that perfect winter read! All books only $1.00

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We are always looking for opportunities to expand our membership base and there are many reasons to join our local museum. In addition to unlimited access to our galleries and exhibits throughout the year, members enjoy discounts in our Museum Shop, special invitations to events and receptions, regular e-newsletters, updates and information about programs and special offers, opportunity to serve on our Board of Directors, invitation to the AGM, and automatic enrollment in our membership loyalty program.

After ten visits to the museum within a year, our MEMBERSHIP LOYALTY PROGRAM offers members their choice of two single guest admission passes, a discounted rate on “Years of Promise”, a free legacy floorboard, one pound of museum brand coffee, or one 8x10 archival photo of their choosing! We also offer a one time 20% discount on shop merchandise when you take out a membership.

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Volunteer Appreciation:

During the month of November we recognized our many hard-working volunteers who assist in all areas of our Museum, including the Museum Shop, archives area, collections, exhibit prep, special events, programs, administration, and publicity and so on. Regular volunteers attended a special evening in their honor and those who have contributed 50 volunteer hours or more over the current year (ending in December) will be recognized on our Volunteer Bubble in our Museum Shop. WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!

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Museum Shop:

Museum Lecture Series: Our Museum Shop is bursting with great gift ideas and beautiful local treasures, featuring work created by artisans and artists from our community and throughout the Lower Mainland. Merchandise is ever-changing and it’s always fun to browse and chat with our helpful staff and dedicated volunteers!

Throughout the month of August the museum featured a series of summer guest lecturers. Archivist Hugh Ellenwood, local author Anne Murray, and author and map historian Derek Hayes each gave a Sunday afternoon presentation on a variety of fascinating subjects. You won’t want to miss the next lecture series, happening over the winter months.

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Charlie Don’t Surf: We are very excited to acknowledge our latest Museum Sponsor… CHARLIE DON’T SURF RESTAURANT will be sponsoring food for our events and exhibit receptions over the upcoming months. YUM,YUM, YUM!! Museum Sponsors are recognized in a variety of ways, including receiving a plaque on our “bubble wall” in the Museum Shop, acknowledgment on our website, invitations and recognition at special events, and more!


Why not give your special someone a lasting gift of recognition! These beautiful bronze plaques are permanently installed in front of the museum on the waterfront and are inscribed with your choice of wording. For information on this extremely popular program... contact Janice at

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Have you tried MUSEUM BRAND COFFEE? Offered in several varieties, including MUSEUM BLEND (bold Italian), ARCHIVES ROAST (medium blend) and STATIONHOUSE (Swiss water decaffeinated). This locally roasted organic coffee is a delicious way to support your museum at $16.00 a pound. Makes an ideal holiday gift!

…Early in the new year we are pleased to be featuring a travelling exhibit entitled “Chinese Legacies”. This wonderful exhibit speaks to the extraordinary contribution that early Chinese immigrants made to the building of the railroad. Also in the gallery for this period is a selection of artwork from White Rock Elementary School.

Congratulations to Margaret Cuthbert and The Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society on the recent installation of new signage for the Garden next to the Museum. This garden is maintained by volunteers and is a wonderful addition to the promenade. VISIT OUR ARCHIVES DEPARTMENT anytime Monday through Thursdays. In addition to offering access to local historical records and fascinating photographs, our Archives Manager Hugh Ellenwood is a mountain of information and intriguing historical facts about our community! PURCHASE FABULOUS ARCHIVAL PHOTOS OF OUR AREA in our Museum Shop… another great gift idea!

Fall/Winter Newsletter NEWSLETTER CREDITS:

2012 Museum Society Board of Directors

Mahyar Saeedi Cover Art

Marilena Fluckiger (Society President)

Sharon Oldaker Writer

Doug Mclean (Past President)

Mahyar Saeedi Graphic Design/Layout Design Photography By: Various

Colleen Kerr (Vice President) Karin Bjerke-Lisle (Treasurer)

Contact Information: For more information or to inquire about events, programs, volunteering, memberships or exhibits please contact us directly: Museum Contacts: Sharon Oldaker, Executive Director 604 541 2251

Agnes Jamont (Secretary) Jolene Laing Agnes Jamont Mardon Mack Dr. Paul Oxley Kevin Cook (Semiahmoo First Nations Representative) Louise Hutchinson (City of White Rock Representative) Donna Mendes-Frobb Jim Kring

Lauren Boni, Visitor Services & Resource Development Manager 604 541 2222 Hugh Ellenwood, Archives Manager 604 541 2225 Amanda Sittrop, Collections & Exhibits Coordinator 604 541 2230 Museum Shop 604 541 2221

Check us out online: Join our Facebook Group! Follow Us on Twitter! @WhiteRockMuseum

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Letter From Executive Director:

Sharon Oldaker Executive Director

It’s hard to believe that we are already down the home stretch for the year, but the cooler weather and rainy days remind us that the holidays arer1’t far away. As I look back over the past months, it’s been a very significant year for the Museum. We have enjoyed outstanding exhibits, numerous family days, special celebrations, our 21St annual book sale, a summer lecture series, art wall presentations, and countless other significant events. Our Museum Shop is very vibrant and has attracted artists and artisans plus visitors and returning ìocals on a regular basis. Membership at the Museum this year has increased significantly and I am very grateful to the many Sponsors and Donors who have assisted us this year in so many different areas. lwould encourage you to support and thank these many fine local businesses and individuals, as they assist us in continuing to provide excellent quality programs and exhibits. I also want to thank our fine Volunteers who have contributed countless hours and a great variety of talents to help us over the past many months. lt is the shared belief that the Museum serves as a invaluable resource to our Community that has inspired so many to be a part of our day to day operations. Lastly, I salute the Society Board of Directors, a committed and outstanding group of individuals, several Whom have served for many years in this Capacity. Without their encouragement and vision for the Museum, we could not move forward. If you have not been to the Museum lately, please come down. Enjoy a leisurely Stroll through the Holiday Market Craft Sale, pick up a few gifts from our wonderful Shop, enjoy some Museum blend coffee, and re-acquaint yourself with our great staff. Our next exhibit, “Chinese Legacies” will open in january after the holiday break. From all of us at the Museum, I wish you a very happy holiday season and thank you for being a part of both our current and future success. Warnl Regards,


Sharon Oldaker Executive Director

Museum and Archives Fall/Winter Newsletter - 2012  

White Rock Museum and Archives newsletter.

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