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Don't forget! The Ocean Park Beautification Committee presents "The Value of Trees" Presentation at the OP Hall this thursday at 7:30pm. Our speakers include City of Surrey staff who will present and answer questions. Come out and find out how you can help preserve the beauty and heritage of Ocean Park. ... See MoreSee Less

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One of our finest establishments is hiring! ... See MoreSee Less

[EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES] Due to our community's ever growing support we have new positions available for servers and cooks. We offer flexible hours, extended health & dental benefits, and competitiv...

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The Orchard keeps getting more beautiful! 👌🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

Another new sign! Thank you City of Surrey, the Honeybee Centre, Sources, and the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation for supporting our bee garden!

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Sip and Shop in Ocean Park on August 24th! :) ... See MoreSee Less

🛍Sip n' Shop! A Girls Night Out! 🌸THURSDAY AUGUST 24th🌸 Enjoy a fun night of shopping in Ocean Park Village, finishing off with a wine pairing in our store! Space limited to 10 people per st...

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August 17 Mark your Calendars! We've got a great line up at the Hall. Did you know you're not allowed to plant trees that will get this tall again in Surrey? ... See MoreSee Less

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A visitor spotted at the Ocean Park Community Orchard! ... See MoreSee Less

An unexpected visitor to the orchard. Thanks to my friend Kerry for stopping to take the photos!

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Message from another resident:

We are looking for care for our 2 kids (7 & 10) in September and for the School year. The kids are self-sufficient and really just need supervision once home from school. Looking for someone who can be at the house around 3:00 to meet the kids until I am home around 5 pm (kids will walk home).
Excellent for a high school student looking to make some extra money with little commitment. Monday to Thursdays. Email T5812690@telus.net for more details.
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Message from a local resident: If you live on 128th street/Marine Drive and are concerned about speeding vehicles and motorcycles the only way we will get speed monitoring is if we all call into the non-emergency police line when it happens.

We are all aware 128th street is a cruising route with this type of activity peaking in the summer, however, it is also a residential neighborhood with plenty of kids riding bikes and crossing the street. A little respect for our neighbourhood would be appreciated. Please call if you see this type of activity.

Non-emergency line: 604-599-0502
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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Emergency Preparedness Survey – Please help!

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Did you know that the Ocean Park Community Association is working towards a Community Emergency Preparedness Plan?

Do you want to learn more about how you and your family can be prepared in an Emergency?

Would you like to be included in GREAT discounts for Emergency Preparedness Kits for your home?

Please help us as we prepare our community.  Please take a few minutes to complete this anonymous survey below to help us gauge the current emergency preparedness level of our community.

 

Mark THIS date on your calendar

The Ocean Park Community Association along with Dreyer Group Mortgages is excited to announce our 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Kwomais Park will be held on March 26, 2016! Stay tuned for more info as it comes!

 

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Celebrating Heritage Week in Ocean Park

BC Heritage Day is held on February 15 each year around the province of BC and lasts the whole week with provincial heritage sites promoting their unique history. This years theme is titled “Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places” and the Ocean Park Community Association is pleased to announce, that for the first time,  the Ocean Park Hall has been marked on the City of Surrey heritage tour which takes place this spring!

The Ocean Park Hall is a very special place for many generational Ocean Parkers. From hosting dances to lectures, performances and important public information sessions, this little hall has really held it’s own over the years. If Ocean Park can declare their own distinctive destination, then this year, we celebrate the Ocean Park Hall.

Here’s an excerpt from the Ocean Parker: Special Heritage Edition via Jack Berry about the Ocean Park Hall: ”

“The Ocean Park Hall had, to some degree, an effect on my early years.

My family came to Crescent Beach by train in 1925 with the speci c purpose of working in the Crescent Beach Hotel owned by Captain and Bessie Williams who were relatives on my mother’s side. Before my father bought our house on McKenzie Avenue, we either stayed in the hotel or at the farm house known as Crescent Lodge but as I was always underfoot they bundled me off to relatives in Mission. When I returned to Crescent Beach in 1927 the Hall had been built and was ready for opening. On that night we all climbed into Capt. Williams’ Model T Ford and rode up to the Hall. My aunt Bessie along with other ladies of the sewing circle had fashioned a patchwork quilt. e ladies had sold ra e tickets on it to raise money to add a kitchen to the Hall. During the evening proceedings Bessie called me (Little Jackie) over to pull the winning ticket – I pulled my mother’s. People were just too polite in those days to yell “Fix!”. From that day forward the Hall was well used – especially for monthly whist drives and dances. My parents provided the music, mother on the mandolin, father on the piano and sometimes Frankie Smith on the drums. Mother’s mandolin is on display in the Surrey Museum. I also have them on tape. During the winter months my parents managed the hotel but when they left early on a Saturday night to go to the Hall, at nine-thirty, I had to close the shop and turn the lights out then go up to my bedroom on the second oor – all alone in that big hotel on the waterfront with the wind whistling through the banisters and making other weird noises.

For six years I attended the little Crescent School with eight grades which also used the Hall for weekly badminton practices and yearly Christmas school concerts. On one of them I can vividly remember being Prince Charming and dancing a minuet on the stage with Jean Patterson. On another I was black face in ‘Tom Sawyer’ after which I acquired the nick name of ‘Marsa Tom’. Kids can be so cruel! I also remember many other concerts and I hated them all – the only people who enjoyed the occasions were the parents who doted on their little ham actors. And another thing, most kids received lovely toys and games o the Christmas tree, I always wound up with a lousy book! I nally came to the conclusion that because my parents were too busy to join the school P.T.A. that when it came to wrapping up and and designating the presents, blood was thicker than water.

In later life I have had many occasions to visit the Hall – lectures, dances, ea markets, craft sales, etc. and once twenty- ve years ago, I put on a lecture and slide show on the history of Crescent Beach. In those days I was involved with Surrey Museum Historical Society and also worked part time in the Museum. At present, I have a pictorial display of the history of the Crescent Beach Hotel and another one on Crescent Beach on the north wall of the Crescent Legion Hall. Viewing is limited to members and guests.” Jack Berry

The next time you pop by the hall, take a moment to honour the heritage of this little building that has acted as an anchor for the Ocean Park community.

PS: Stay tuned for your invitation to the annual Heritage Tea taking place this May!

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In the News!

Take a look at this fantastic photo taken by Ocean Park Community Association board member, Lyndon Olson of Chloe Elizabeth Ostrosser and family at the Amazing Race on Family Day! Thanks to the Peace Arch News for posting it in the paper to share with the community!

Photos of the Amazing Race!

Take a look at what went on or find yourself in the photo gallery of the 2016 Amazing Race in Ocean Park Village hosted by the Ocean Park Community Association!

Thank You to Ocean Park Village Businesses

And now the BIG, HUGE THANK YOU!

Thank you to the Ocean Park Village storefronts that were able to participate in this AMAZING event. Your enthusiasm and excitement to play along was definitely felt by the participants.

To Physiomoves Physiotherapy Clinic (double thank you, as you guys also sponsored our spectacular finish line), jj + whiskey clothing co., Healthy Monkey Cafe – Ocean Park, @Surrey Gymnastic SocietyCotton’n’Crayon Int’l Children’s Wear & ToysOcean Park Nails and EstheticStickys Candy – OceanparkCrescent Park DentalChristopher’s Gift GalleryOcean Park Panago PizzaOcean Park Pizza & Village PubEthical Addiction ApparelThrive Movement Studio!!

THANK YOU! We LOVE our Village.

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And the WINNERS are…

And the winners of the Third Annual Amazing Race in Ocean Park Village hosted by the Ocean Park Community Association are…

In FIRST PLACE: The Czajkowski Family
In SECOND PLACE: The Brunke Family
In THIRD PLACE: The Schulze Family
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First place won the Surrey Eagles tickets and memorabilia donated by Surrey Eagles as well as a take-home trophy and their name engraved on the large trophy which stays at the Ocean Park Pizza & Village Pub.

Second Place won the Morrison’s Cafe and Sandcastle Lanes gift certificates donated by Laura Thibeault, HomeLife Benchmark Realty White Rock

Third place won the beautiful gift basket donated by Jill at Romancing the Home

Fourth place won the handmade soap basket from AHOY SOAP COMPANY

Most Spirited prize went to Lisa Livingston Paquette and family donated by Ocean Park Nails and Esthetic!

We are looking forward to next year’s event!

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Come Join us!

Even if you’re not participating in the Third Annual Amazing Race in Ocean Park Village the Ocean Park Community Association invites you to join us at the Ocean Park Hall (1577 128th Street) at 1:30 pm to welcome back the participants of the race at the finish line and to some Beast and Brine hot dogs cooked up by the Ocean Cliff Elementary PAC! Come catch up with your neighbours and enjoy Family Day with friends. We hope to see you there!

 

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