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Hey did your hear??? Cotton'n' Crayon has begun their RETIREMENT SALE! Starts today!!!

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Last Saturday the sun was shining as the Ocean Park Community Association and Dreyer Group Mortgage Brokers - Canada celebrated Easter weekend with hundreds of local families out hunting for chocolate eggs (over 10,000 chocolate eggs that is!) Take a look at all of the pics here: http://www.oceanparkvillage.com/events1/gallery/

PS: Thanks again to Wendy at Ocean Park Nails and Esthetic and Not for Long~Children's and Maternity Consignment Boutique for the special gifts, and Leo the Lion from our Ocean Park RBC for coming out too!
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In advance of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, the Ocean Park Community Association is hosting their own Environmental Challenge in Ocean Park!

Sign up in advance for the Storm Drain Marking Challenge that will take place on Saturday, May 27th at 10:00 am around Ocean Park. Groups will work together to mark as many drains as they can!

After the work, our good friends at Ethical Addiction Apparel will be host a BBQ, and we'll have a Recycling Fair taking place at the Ocean Park Hall too!

Register your group (family, friends, school, club) directly with us at oceanparkvillage@gmail.com
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Next Saturday, April 22 pop by the Ocean Park Hall for the Crafty Affaire Market! So much local, handmade goodness! ... See MoreSee Less

It's almost here! ONE more week before the Spring Market! Join us on April 22nd for local handmade goodness at Ocean Park Community Hall. Let us know that you're coming by RSVPing on our event page. ...

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Good Morning Ocean Parkers! We're prepping for our Easter Egg Hunt today at Kwomais Park and very excited to see everyone!

As this is a local, community event, we encourage as many people as possible to walk/bike and stroll to the event. Kwomais does not have a lot of parking capacity. :)

Community Connect members don't forget your cards! You will get free entry into the Purely Local Spring Market and entered into a free raffle for some lovely gifts at Ocean Park Nails and Esthetic! Drop by our table to enter!

See you soon!

PS: Don't forget your easter baskets!
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Quick update! Looks like the food truck is not able to make it to the Ocean Park Community Association and @dreyergroupmortgages Easter Egg Hunt and @purelylocal Spring Market tomorrow at Kwomais Park - but there will still be lots of sweet treats available! ... See MoreSee Less

I'm REALLY looking forward to having some delicious treats from @candyssweettables on Saturday! She creates the most amazing sweet tables and treats, make sure to come check her out this weekend!

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Because of course! @ethicaladdictionapparel has custom printed Easter t's waiting for you! ... See MoreSee Less

Excited for Easter? Stop by and check out our custom Easter T's! Only $20 Each! We are open Friday 9-5 and Saturday 10 - 5 ! Happy Holidays :)

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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Update on Ocean Park Community Association Emergency Preparedness Plan

The Ocean Park Community Association Emergency Preparedness Plan Subcommittee held its first meeting in December 2015. The initial focus for the group will be earthquake preparedness, especially the post-earthquake response. Discussions are focused on primary risk areas in the area, and the review of several earthquake plans from other communities. From now until May, the subcommittee will meet monthly, and aims to have a plan ready to present for May 7, the last day of Emergency Preparedness Week. In the coming months, look for the subcommittee to reach out to the Ocean Park community to help fill the roles identified the plan: response coordinator, medics, communications, construction/structural assessment, meals and food, emergency lodging.

In the meantime please feel free to check out our Emergency Preparedness Resources. 

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Kwomais Park Update

In November 2015 the Ocean Park Community Association and members of the Ocean Park public met with the City of Surrey to discuss the additional parking lot and traffic changes coming to Kwomais Park.

During that meeting we were informed that the additional parking lot for Kwomais Park would be scaled down in size and would only be open during special events, like weddings. Another point that was made is the City is looking to use a surface material other than asphalt that could be used for other purposes when the parking lot is not in use. 

Do you spend time in Kwomais Park? And if so, what do you think the other purposes for this parking lot could be? We want to hear from you! Please email us at oceanparkvillage@gmail.com if you have any suggestions we can forward to the City of Surrey.

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Look to Connect in the New Year!

The Ocean Park Community Association has been very busy in 2015 working an a new membership program designed to continue to engage with the community in a meaningful and relevant way. We look forward to sharing this new program with you in the New Year! Until then have a very Merry Christmas and a very happy holiday season.

 

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Mail Box Theft

A local resident notified us of an early morning Canada Post mail box break-in. Read the original message here:

“I heard a noisy car in our culdesac before 7am and my daughter heard noises shortly after. When she looked out there were two guys opening the boxes on our mailbox. When I went out they were gone but all the box doors were open. We called police and they came by patrolling. Also notified Canada Post. So let people know to be vigilant if you hear or see something unusual, take note or call police!”

Please call the Surrey RCMP non-emergency line if you see or hear anything suspicious – 604.599.0502.

Please feel free to print and laminate this Mailbox Theft Prevention Notice provided to the public by the Surrey RCMP to post on  your communal mail box.

 

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Update on Public Info Meeting for CD Zoning | Kwomais Point Zone 2

Wednesday night, December 9th was the CD Zoning Meeting for Area was held at the Ocean Park Hall. The group of residents leading the proposal will reconvene in the New Year with the City to make any amendments as there were some good recommendations to possibly improve the original proposal. There was also interest in looking at other creative ways to save the trees if the proposal passes.

Next steps: City meeting to make amendments to proposal; then a voting ballot will be mailed out to residents with changes.

If you are interested in learning more about the proposal please email nicole@oceanparkvillage.com

 

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Suspicious Person

The following message was received from a local resident who witnessed a suspicious person in the Ocean Park Village on Wednesday. 

“On Wednesday afternoon at about 4:40pm Mike and I were shopping at Ocean Park Village at the corner of 16th avenue and 128th street. While we were exiting Rexall drugs, Mike noticed a male standing on the sidewalk who looked out of place. Mike went around to the back of the vehicle and I went around the back with him to put some items we purchased into the hatch. As I walk around to the passenger side with my purse in hand, Mike noticed the male watching me and moving in my direction. Mike then made himself visible to the male from around the back of the car. Once the male saw Mike, he stopped immediately and began standing “awkwardly” like he was trying to look natural.

The male continued standing there while we got into our vehicle. Mike then noticed two young females about 13 or 14 years old walk around the corner toward the breezeway, which went to the alley between the Library and Starbucks. The male turned his back to the females and once they were well passed him, he turned to follow behind them through the breezeway. We drove around the building and observed the females travelling Northbound toward 128th street. The male was focussed on them and following about 30 meters behind. The male ducked into a bush area behind Coast Capital savings and took off the red hoodie he was wearing and placed it into the bush. He then continued following the females Northbound on 128th.

Mike and I drove ahead of the girls and pulled into a townhouse complex to wait for them to pass. Mike told me to warn the girls that they were being followed, so I got out and approached them. By this time, the male had closed the distance on the two girls and was now only about 5 metres behind them. I warned them and they turned around to look… the male then ducked off into a driveway and hid. The girls went home a few doors down and we watched them enter a house. We then turned around, only to see this male reappear and turn back Southbound on128th street toward Safeway. He retrieved his hoodie from the bush and we believe he was now aware he was being followed. He walked back into the alley behind Safeway where we lost sight of him.

Mike called the RCMP and they came and did patrols. Mike spoke with the member at the location and advised him of the situation. I went into Starbucks and told the staff to be on the lookout for this male and gave a description. They told me that a male matching that description was in the area a week prior and someone had called the police on him as well, although they did not know the circumstances of the complaint. The staff said they would speak to their manager about getting cameras in the rear of the Starbucks because they have had property stolen from the back of the building recently.

What is REALLY REALLY creepy about this situation, is that he followed the girls who had nothing visible to steal. He also ditched his clothing to try and change his appearance… possibly to do something and then put the red hoodie back on after the fact. Mike initially thought he might be trying to steal a purse or bag, but clearly, he might have been up to something much worse. In any event, let your kids know to walk in groups and be aware of their surroundings at all times. You never know what can happen. A description of this male is as follows:

White male/19 to 23 years old/thin build/dirty blonde hair/appeared clean shaven/approximately 6′ to 6’1 tall/red hoodie/dark jeans

Sorry if this is long winded, but I had to give this some context to appreciate the incident.

Feel free to repost so that we can spread the word.”

Please remember if you see anything  or anyone that seems out of place please report the incident to the Surrey RCMP non-emergency phone line at 604-599-0502.

Photos from our 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland at Ocean Park Hall

Take a look at some of the photos from our annual Christmas event here. And stay tuned for next year’s event – it’s going to be even better!

 

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Thank You!

Another great community event was had this past Sunday at our 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland at Ocean Park Hall. We are so grateful to local businesses who are so generous and of course the hard work of the Ocean Park Community Association board members and our event

sponsor, Dr. Coby Cragg and his crew!

 

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Downzoning Public Info Meeting December 9th

A public information meeting in regards to the re-zoning of Kwomais Point Zone 2 will take place on December 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the Ocean Park Hall in order to gauge the level of support for the proposal. The City of Surrey will be on hand as a resource and to answer any technical questions about draft rezoning provisions and respond to any questions about the rezoning process. 

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