photos courtesy of Jim Boyd
Earth Day Donation Barbecue at Choices in South Surrey.
Earthbound Farm supplied the organic salad and 7 Seas donated the salmon. All the the net proceeds went to these great community organizations:
Project CHEF: Cook Healthy Edible Food is an experiential, curriculum-based school program aimed at children in grades four and five that teaches students about healthy food: where it comes from, what it tastes like, how to prepare it and how to enjoy sharing it around a table. http://www.projectchef.ca/home.html
Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society is a provincially registered, non-profit, society working as environmental stewards in conservation, education and restoration in Boundary Bay and the Fraser River Delta. http://www.birdsonthebay.ca/
The World In A Garden is a multicultural urban agriculture project that educates community and youth on the nutritional, cultural, social and environmental benefits of a just and local food system. http://theworldinagarden.wordpress.com/
The Okanagan Greens Society is a non-profit, non-partisan collective of citizens and community advocates, based in Kelowna and supporting projects in British Columbia's Southern Interior. http://www.okanagangreens.ca/
The good folks from the Rotary Club cleaning up the beach! Way to go!
Christmas on the Peninsula
White Rock's Caroling Clowns
It was the first day of winter Dec.22 and clown culture was shared in the midst of our ordinary streets in White Rock and South Surrey. ...Read more...
Our local clowns, Korki, Sugar & BoBo with a schedule in hand, transformed the community along the way with merriment and Christmas music. Clown, as a verb is to smile, love, laugh, give and these unique clowns certainly did that. The caroling clowns visited Small Ritual Cafe, 4 Cats Art Studio, Coffee with Attitude, Leisure Services-Centennial Arena, Buy Low, Laura's Fashion Fabrics, White Rock Players' Club, Morgan Crossing, Uptown Party, Peninsula Village, and the Semiahmoo Mall. hide
Farewell to Mayor Catherine Ferguson!
Tracy Dueck, owner of the White Rock, Tracycakes Bakery Cafe, hosted a special "High Tea" Fundraiser and Farewell event on Dec. 3, 2011, for our outgoing White Rock Mayor.
The Farewell, and guest of honour was our charming and personable Mayor Catherine Ferguson,
and the Fundraiser was for the White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society. The current, head of the Hospice, Yvon Thibeault, a genuine and compassionate man, welcomed Catherine to her new position as the Executive Director of the Hospice. Guest speakers were Gavin Johnston - a good friend of Mayor Ferguson and Russ Hiebert, MP.
My point of view of this event?
The forty guests including her husband, family and friends were greeted by thoughtful and really nice servers. I found this engaging event to be charming, exquisite and memorable. The mingling of people, fine food, great service, lots of laughs, and quiet emotion captured an overall, great atmosphere.
A favourite song was gifted to our mayor "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." The singer was Helen Chotijaha, a thirteen year old, with a fabulous voice and was accompanied by guitarist, Ron Fairbairn. She was escorted by her very proud mother, and singing coach Heidi McCurdy of Harmony Expressive Arts.
Beyond that I ask you, what is this "high tea" ceremony all about?
Being that there is much history behind having a "High Tea" ceremony, I won't go into that. But, what I can say is that having engaged in a High Tea, that this experience has changed my mind about having a cup of tea, especially sharing amongst 40 people. This included specialty loose leaf teas, finger sandwiches, sausage rolls, fresh fruit, lemon curd, devon shire cream, raspberry jam, baby cake cupcakes and dainty rounds.
Feel sophisticated, dress up and wear a hat, and treat yourself to a High Tea. What a great idea to take a break in the winter season, feel special and even dress like a princess. In fact, about a week later I went to Tracycakes and found a mother sharing "tea party" etiquette with her two young daughter's, who were dressed up as little princess's. What a great experience for these little girls, who have probably graduated from having a tea parties with their dolls and teddy bears.
For the heartier bunch, in the cold weather, take the chill off after walking the beach or the pier and enjoy Tracy's famous homemade soups, chill and shepherd's pie.
British Car Rally and East Beach Passport wind up.
A Perfect Clown Wedding – Sept 23.
It was a perfect September day at White Rock Beach; the sun was shining, the ocean breeze lifted the gulls like soaring kites in flight, while family and friends were gathered together waiting in anticipation for Bob and Kellie Read more...
To exchange their marital vows on the beautiful shores of White Rock. As the wedding party approached down the promenade followed by curious spectators the faint sound of carnival music could be heard, as bubbles danced in merriment around them. Family and friends were now standing and straining their eyesight to confirm they were seeing what they thought they saw.
Like a beautiful fall collage, the wedding party sauntered in style towards the ceremony area; now giggles could be heard coming from the guests. Why.... well the wedding party was in full clown, White Rocks first! The procession was lead by the best women, Korki, Hanya Bananya and Lollipop followed by the happy couple Sugar(Kellie) & BoBo (Bob). Everyone but the groom was a professional clown, but it didn’t take Bob long to transform into his Happy Hobo character “BoBo”, nor did it take long for the guests to enjoy the silly spin Bob and Kellie had surprised them with.
Before the ceremony, family members were brought up from both sides and were presented with Big Ties for the guys and Big Sunglasses for the gals to wear. With Korki officiating; the happy couple exchanged vows to love, cherish and keep each other’s funny bones well oiled.
The guests and crowd of passer bye’s which had increased in numbers; cheered in joy as Sugar and BoBo bumped a nose to make it official. It was now time to take pictures “Clown Style”, as BoBo and Sugar passed a bag of foam clown noses around giving their guests permission to pick their own noses.
Chuckles could be heard everywhere, as all participated and posed in good FUN with their new clown noses. What a wonderful way to start a new beginning....with a SMILE at White Rock Beach. hide