White Rock BIA Updates February 1, 2017
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WRBIA Board of Directors Announcement

Alana Souter submitted her resignation on January 3, 2017 and her last day will be on Friday February 3, 2017. She has decided to pursue a different career path. She has enjoyed working with the Board of Directors and all of our members during her employment with the White Rock Business Improvement Association. She has offered to support the BIA during the interim period while the BIA looks for a new Executive Director. If you have any questions please direct them to . If you would like to contact Alana directly you can reach her at 604-306-9704 or

We would like to wish her the best of luck with all her future pursuits and thank her for her work with the White Rock Business Improvement Association. 

In the interim period, the Board is pleased to announce that Russ Davies has agreed to take on the role of the Executive Director on a part time basis. He will begin working with the White Rock BIA on February 1, 2017. Many of you will remember during the White Rock BIA's beginnings Russ as the Executive Director for a five year period. 
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Meet your Match Campaign

In partnership with the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, the White Rock BIA is proud to support the Meet your Match Campaign. For the next few weeks, you can support your community and help the Peace Arch Hospital turn $1 million into $2 million. The deadline of February 14th for meeting the $1 million dollar goal towards the matching gift of Dave and Rani Mann with the Isle of Mann Group and the Mannkind Charitable Society. 

We need your help to achieve this goal! Donate by visiting
or by texting MATCH to 45678 to donate! 

Every donation will be doubled. As of January 23rd, $600,000 has been raised which is doubled to $1.2 million!
Donate Now

Spotlight on our Members: 

It is now the second week of a successful Taste White Rock season. Have you seen some of the amazing dishes prepared by our high quality participating restaurants? Last week we showed some interviews with the chef's behind the masterpieces, and this week we have more! Stay up to date with all these updates on our blog, Facebook, and by reading our weekly newsletter!

Last week we got some questions answered by Chef Jan Wait from Jan's on the Beach. Earlier this week she was featured in a special interview on 92.9 KISM Radio about Taste White Rock along with Councillor Lynne Sinclair and our Board President, Ernie Klassen. Scott Less came out to White Rock and got the inside story at Jan's on the Beach and the interview aired on Monday. See some photos below!

In the News:

West Coast Food:

If you like local and are looking for tasty eats, we suggest checking out West Coast Food's website. They feature articles on local cuisine that are sure to make your mouth water. This week they published an article on Taste White Rock! Read it here at

Vancouver Sun:

As you may have noticed, businesses are closing left and right on White Rock Beach. Here at the White Rock BIA, we are very concerned and we are looking into what we can do. The lack of business at the beach is hardest in winter and we are encouraging White Rock to be a strong foundation for local shops, services, and restaurants. As a community, it is more important than ever to support local businesses! Vancouver Sun published an article addressing the issue: Read it here at



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