2014 June

The White Rock and Surrey Writers’ Club Literary Contest PRIZES: $100.00 for first place in each category. $75.00 for second place in each category. $50.00 for third DEADLINE for submissions: June 30, 2014 WORD LENGTH: Prose: maximum 1,200 words Poetry: maximum 40 lines ENTRY FEE: $10.00 for each submission Cheque or money order payable to White Rock and Surrey Writers’ Club RULES OF ENTRY: • All entries must be original and not published for a fee. • Prose entries must be double-spaced; poetry single spaced, typed with detachable cover sheet with title, author’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail (if applicable) and word count. • Place title (header) and page number… Read More

Call for submissions   The Friends of the White Rock Library are sponsoring a creative writing competition.   Theme: Story must feature oceanside life. Stories may be any genre or style.   Prizes: First Place $200.00 Second Place $125.00 Third Place $75.00   Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2014   Word length: Up to 2050 words.   Entry fee: $10.00   Rules for entry are available from the White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. Contact information: Friends of the White Rock Library    fowrlibrary@gmail.com  

Semiahmoo Arts presents a poetry contest to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the White Rock pier. Please join us this year As we celebrate the pier At one hundred, still in its prime! Put your muse to the test And give us your best In free verse, or sonnet or rhyme. HERE’S TO THE PIER!  POETRY CONTEST launches the first day of summer and runs until July 21st. Here’s your chance to commemorate White Rock’s iconic pier. Tell us why you love it, share your personal memories or describe how it contributes to White Rock’s identity. Shape your thoughts into a poem. Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the White Rock Pier… Read More

Take your vows with the White Rock Museum! Calling all married couples! Are you a former or current resident of White Rock? Well then, we want your stories! The White Rock Museum & Archives is underway with preparations for its next exhibit, “I Do! The Wedding Stories of White Rock.” We are looking for community members who currently or once called White Rock home and want to share the moments of their special day with us. Whether you got hitched 4 weeks or 40 years ago, your story matters! If you’ve ever wondered when you’d pull out that wedding dress again, this is it! We’d love to put it and… Read More

Combat Canvas Live Painting Competition   Calling all Artists to compete in “Combat Canvas” during the High Street Summer Block Party on the plaza outside the “Good Day Sunshine Cafe” at High Street, #100 – 2950 King George Boulevard, Surrey. A Festival Canopy will be put up if the rain makes an appearance that day. Come armed with your brushes and paints to duke it out in 45 minutes on canvas! To participate, the registration fee is $10, which includes a 16″ x 20″ blank canvas and a 16 oz. non-alcoholic beverage from the Good Day Sunshine Cafe. Winner is chosen through popular vote from ballots submitted by block party… Read More

“Elfindale” The novel by Canadian author Ian Lauder When Variety magazine – the entertainment industry bible – received local author Ian Lauder’s advertisement, such was its quality and visual appeal that they immediately gave it top billing, a $32,000 upgrade to the magazine’s inside front cover – gratis! The piece promotes Lauder’s seven-book fantasy series, Elfindale, as ripe for feature-film development, as well as other screen-adaptable titles. Earlier this year Lauder e-published 46 books, all available in ebook and paperback on amazon.com See the Variety advert here: http://www.mudvalley.com/variety3.pdf  To view the entire issue of Variety, contact Ian@mudvalley.com    

The City of Surrey is asking anyone interested in applying for a Vendor Booth at the upcoming 2014 South Surrey Festival to please fill out and submit the following registration form. The event, themed as a large block party, will have a main stage with performers, a food fair, sports, craft activities, etc… both inside and outside the South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre at 14601 20th ave., in Surrey. The festival takes place on July 26, 2014, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Exhibitor Registration Deadline: July 2, 2014 Event Date: July 26, 2014 Event Location: South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre at 14601 20th ave., in Surrey Event… Read More

Summer Camp Art and Drama classes for ages 4 – 21, are available for July and August, 2014, at the South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre.   Visit our “Art Courses” webpage for a listing of these courses. Semiahmoo Arts offers classes, courses, and workshops for all ages, throughout the year at our South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre location. Drop-in child minding while you take a course is available for a fee through the South Surrey Recreation Centre. Please call 604-592-6970 for more information. Please be aware there is limited hours and limited space available. Childminding at SSRC  

Richard Tetrault Mural unveiling Semiahmoo Arts selected Richard Tetrault to paint a mural celebrating the community’s diversity of arts on the South and East facing walls of the Semiahmoo Arts Building in Centennial Park. Semiahmoo Arts also worked with the Richard to coordinate collaborative mural workshops which involved local artists in designing and drawing the south facing wall mural. The local artists chosen for this project were Mallory Donen, Adam Lipschultz, Jeff Wilson, and Jolayne Devente. On Tuesday, May 27, those artists (except for Jocelyn who was unavailable) joined Richard, Mayor Wayne Baldwin, and Semiahmoo Arts representatives Mary Brunet and Barbara Cooper, for a formal ribbon cutting and unveiling. “The… Read More