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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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LaRonde Development Open House

A notice of the public hearing for the Laronde Development at 13160 20th Ave (north of Laronde Elementary school) was issued to local residents surrounding the area last week. The public are invited to email the City Clerk (clerks@surrey.ca) or attend the meeting to learn more about the proposed development. Current concerns are the size of houses and lots and that the development is not in keeping with the surrounding neighbourhoods of Laronde, Amblegreen, Bridlewood, Huntington along with concerns of tree protection.

 

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We NEED Forest Volunteers!

We are looking to put together a volunteer work group to take care of either a designated area in Fun Fun Park or Kwomais Park. The group will be given formal training on how to clip ivy and remove other invasive species by the City of Surrey and then meet every two weeks over the late Spring and Summer to clear that space of invasive plants.

Once the group has successfully cleared the designated space the City of Surrey will host a pizza party and volunteers will get to put new native plants back into the forest! Think salmon and thimble berries and more lovely native plants.

This is a great way to get involved in the community, meet new neighbours and give back to this beautiful area.

If you would like to participate please email oceanparkvillage@gmail.com

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What’s New in Ocean Park Village

In case you missed the monthly “Ocean Park Village” feature in the Peace Arch News, we have it here for you! Take a quick read of board member, Laura Thibeault’s highlights of what’s going on this month.

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Ocean Park Community Orchard – Update

Last night (April 20) another public information session was hosted by The City of Surrey to address any concerns and questions local residents may have about the proposed Community Orchard on the City-owned passive space at Ocean Park Terrace (128th Street and 22nd avenue).
 
If you were not able to attend, attached are the renderings the City has produced for the project based on the initial vision the Community Orchard committee had for the site.
 
A few points of concern were raised by some residents who live in the direct vicinity of the proposed orchard. They included feeling that this piece of green space belongs to the residents of Ocean Park Terrace and that unless individuals reside in the Ocean Park Terrace neighbourhood they should not have any business or interest in doing something on the site. That there may be an increase in noise and activity on the site that could disturb the existing neighbours and that eventually the volunteers that spearheaded the project will lose interest and the site will become unsightly.
 
Some of the counters to those concerns were that this is a City-owned passive park space and that after the initial site analysis it was found that the space was rarely used. That sustainable projects like a community orchard are positive additions to communities. The orchard intends to feed the less fortunate, allow people of all abilities, skills and ages to learn about food production and ultimately gather the community. The noise and activity levels would likely not be an issue due to the thick hedge of trees and bushes that divide the land from the houses and that typically work parties are not loud activities. Lastly, the Community Orchard Committee is made up of a very knowledgable, passionate and well-educated group of volunteers, many who have high levels of education in horticulture. And through a partnership with Canyoudigit and through establishing relationships with local schools, community groups and College and University horticulture programs the site will offer educational opportunities through volunteer time ensuring that the orchard is well taken care of well into the future.
 
If you would like to find out more about the orchard or have you questions please go to: http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/18086.aspx
 
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Ocean Park Community Association gets Ocean Park “Prepared”

The Ocean Park Community Association has been hard at work for the Ocean Park community! Clarence Giesbrecht, Director on the board of the Association and a group of (amazing) local residents have spent much of the last year working on getting the community prepared for a major emergency event.

Clarence was recently featured in the Peace Arch News – to speak about the initiative. http://www.peacearchnews.com/community/376257131.html

Mark May 7th on your calendar! From 10:30 pm – 2:30 pm at the Ocean Park Hall representatives from BC Hydro, Fortis BC, Surrey Search and Rescue, Surrey Neighbourhood Emergency Program, 72Hours.ca and Forager Foundation will be on hand with information and resources to help you “Get Prepared”. 

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Public Information Meeting for Community Orchard

The City of Surrey is hosting a public information session on April 20th at the Ocean Park Hall from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm to learn more about the community orchard planned at the site of Ocean Park Terrace (a City-owned passive green space).

The group of Ocean Park residents spearheading this project aim to use the orchard to provide food to those in need, educate children and residents through workshops and on-site activities and ultimately gather the community.

More details can be found here: http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/18086.aspx

 

 

 

If you Love Heritage, Then You’re in Luck!

The Ocean Park Community Association along with local historian, Ed Fader, are hosting the annual Heritage Tea on Friday, May 6th from 3 – 5:00 p.m. at the Ocean Park Hall. Come meet the original Ocean Parker’s, check out some lovely vintage photo’s and listen and possibly share stories from the past. RSVP by calling 604.538.2460. This event is free and everyone is welcome.Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 2.22.26 PM

Join us for an Emergency Preparedness Fair

The Ocean Park Community Association is proud to host their first Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, May 7th from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Ocean Park Hall! BC Hydro, Fortis BC, City of Surrey Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program, 72hours.ca, Surrey Search and Rescue and more safety-related agencies will be on hand to provide safety and emergency event related information to the public. The event will also include a free raffle for a two person deluxe 72 hour emergency preparedness kit donated by HomeLife Benchmark Realty.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to put in orders for their 72hour emergency preparedness kit at the event. If you plan to attend please RSVP here.

 

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