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Gearing up for White Rock Sea Festival 2017

Described as an exciting seaside community surrounded by the warm shallow waters of Semiahmoo Bay and with an eight kilometers sandy beach- White Rock. Located in the southwest corner of the Lower Mainland with a population of 19,399 individuals, only fifteen minutes to the Canada/ US border and 45 kilometers from Vancouver. Excellent accommodations are available at White Rock hotels and hotels White Rock.

White Rock has a moderate climate where in the summer temperature averages at twenty-three degrees Celsius while six degrees Celsius in winter. Amazingly considered as a perfect retirement spot.

The waterfront is fully accessible to the disabled and parents with strollers including a promenade that is two and a half kilometers long. Creating a unique ambiance throughout the area is the train station, heritage pier, a large beached "white rock," and colorful sidewalk cafes. Some apartment buildings with retail stores located on the ground level in the Town Center as well as commercial meets residential along the waterfront with a variety of specialty shops dot White Rock. White Rock has a vast selection of housing. Ocean sights from some sites are breathtaking. From multiple family homes, single-family homes on small lots and to estate lots. Dedicated bus and public transportation with high-occupancy vehicle lanes make and car, or vanpooling appealing to commuters commuting to Vancouver takes about one hour.

There are four secondary schools in White Rock has two primary schools and in association with neighboring South Surrey. The Promenade and Centennial Park with curling rink, ice arena, and ravine trails. Excellent recreation facilities and programs are present. White Rock has an attractive setting and amenities. There is an increase in property values have steadily with White Rock hotels  Hotels White Rock.

 

August long weekend awaits the White Rock Sea Festival celebration of the best our City       By The Sea has to offer. For more than 6 decades, there is a three-day summer tradition that's been celebrated each year. Along the West Beach Promenade Live performances that are staged at various venues, a waterfront marketplace runs. Showcasing different artisans, crafters, and various vendors await the expectations. There is a free use of the special event trolley shuttle so no need to bring a vehcile near the waterfront. Fireworks and a torchlight parade plus there's a crowning ceremony of Miss (sometimes Mister) White Rock, fireworks, a sandcastle competition, music stages and various other beach-related activities. The festival began in 1949 in its 68th year.

 

White Rock Sea Festival events include: Beach Scavenger Hunt at White Rock Beach starting on August 5 and ends on August 6; Sand Soccer Skills Competition on August 5 at9:30am – 12:30 pm and venue will be located at East Beach area; Kid’s Sand Gold will be held on August 5 at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and venue will also be at the East Beach area. Performance by theLegendary PowderBlues on August 5 at 8:00 pm t 9:00m pm, the venue will be at The “White Rock”. Right after the performance of The Legendary Powder Blues, be amazed at the beautiful fireworks show at 10:00 pm to 10:20 pm n August 5. Family Sandcastle Competition will follow on August 6 at 11:0 am t 3:00 pm, showcasing their talents at East Beach area. Everyone is encouraged to come out and have fun on the water with skimboarding. A limited supply of boards is available so definitely bring on for you. Come and join White Rock Skimboarding located beside the White Rock at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The huge hit and much anticipated Torchlight Parade stands at some 50 confirmed entries, with marching bands and city and commercial floats, on August 6 at 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm along Marine Drive while staying relaxed at Hotel South Surrey and Best Western Surrey.

A festival highlight began in 1987, the torchlight parade. Nearly 60 entries extravagant floats to a choreographed 100-member marching band to long-boarders this year. Always a crowd favorite and built by volunteers three years ago in celebration of the festival’s 65th anniversary, the White Rock Sea Festival float. This signature float is brightly lit with a hulking blue creation full with fish,  flowers, and sea anemones. Craft’s constructor, Deanna Pedersen said it'd been a labor of love for three years. It started with a couple of sketches then a couple of things from the Internet, and then it evolved

Children will be invited to play a game of sand golf and give skimboarding a try, build sandcastles plus featuring interactive games for you to enjoy! Tag along with the kids for learning and fun combined as you look into what all the vendors have to offer for an exciting, hands-on, educational and memorable experience at Peace Arch Inn, White Rock hotels Hotels white rock.

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Children will be invited to play a game of sand golf and give skimboarding a try, build sandcastles plus featuring interactive games for you to enjoy! Tag along with the kids for learning and fun combined as you look into what all the vendors have to offer for an exciting, hands-on, educational and memorable experience at Peace Arch Inn, White Rock hotels Hotels white rock.



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