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Help us to restore the historic White Rock Pier

$1,955 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 1 month
Created December 20, 2018
The historic White Rock pier collapsed after being hit by a record-breaking windstorm on 20 December 2018. The pier is known as the heart of our city by the sea, witnessing White Rock’s growth and development over the past 100 years. And we are devastated to witness the collapse of the “heart of White Rock” by the severe windstorm.
First built in 1914, White Rock’s historic pier stretches out 1,542 feet (470 metres) into the ocean and has been a landmark of the City for over a century. For many years, the pier has been an iconic destination for people from both nearby and afar to enjoy beautiful views of the Pacific coastal mountains and islands. To members of the White Rock community, the pier has always been a part of our life. Whether it is strolling back and forth the pier with our families to see the sunsets or jumping off the pier when we were kids, all of us have a special connection with this symbol of White Rock.
Our Mayor Darryl Walker has already vowed to restore our beloved pier. However, as youth ambassadors of our beautiful city by the sea, we are also eager to contribute to the city’s restoration commitment. The desire to help preserve and enhance the heart of our home has led to this fundraiser. Your donations will go towards some of the special features of the pier that were previously from private donations or are not covered by the government funding. These include:
- Lights
- Archways
- Benches
- Memorial plaque
As a group of youth, we have sought and are continuing to seek advice and counsel of the community leaders, getting practical information to protect your donations and ensure these contributions will enhance the new pier. As soon as the festive season is over we will meet with a local Rotary club to discuss about our partnerships. We will also connect with White Rock City Council to become a benefactor.
Please feel secure and comfortable to share and donate. It has already been a great opportunity for us to engage, connect, and learn about our community. Thank you!

Who are we?
The White Rock Youth Ambassador Program is a contemporary, volunteer and self-development program for teens from the White Rock, South Surrey area who are chaperoned and mentored by members of the community in a safe, positive and nurturing environment. After a six-month apprenticeship, the participants become the ambassadors of the city, working closely with the White Rock City Council and its service organizations, volunteering at various city and community functions, and travelling across the province to promote the city of White Rock.
Our mandate is to:
- To promote and train volunteering in teens;
- To develop potential in teens; and
- To improve community through effective action and leadership of these teens.
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Update 6
Posted by Emma-Rose Harvey
12 days ago
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So grateful to have been interviewed by CTV morning live, it was a pleasure! See our interview here to see more about why you should donate to our campaign.
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1580526
Emma-Rose, Snover Gill and Sarah Zhang
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Update 5
Posted by Emma-Rose Harvey
15 days ago
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https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1579185&playlistId=1.4241588&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1&binPageNum=1

Thank you to CTV news for featuring our campaign! Check out our interview to learn more about what we are aiming to do.
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Update 4
Posted by Emma-Rose Harvey
17 days ago
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Today White Rock Youth Ambassadors met with Semiahmoo Rotary’s Cliff Annable to discuss partnering with them to provide tax receipts for donors requesting them. He will talk with their treasurer and this will get set up fairly soon. It seems that it will take a long time before the pier is rebuilt as there are many more regulations and stakeholders since it was first constructed in the early 1914’s.

White Rock Youth Ambassadors are preparing a power point to show to Rotary to explain our campaign and our use of social media to reach a maximum of people.

The ambassadors are contacting the mayor of White Rock Darryl Walker to seek guidance for one of its councilors as how to proceed with the correct protocols.

Below is a link to an article from the Vancouver Sun:
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/gofundme-campaign-launched-to-rebuild-historic-white-rock-pier
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Update 3
Posted by Emma-Rose Harvey
24 days ago
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For anyone concerned about the credibility of our campaign, feel free to check our website, Wrya.ca to learn more about who we are.
The White Rock Youth Ambassador Program is a contemporary, volunteer and self-development program for teens from the White Rock, South Surrey area who are chaperoned and mentored by members of the community in a safe, positive and nurturing environment. After a six-month apprenticeship, the participants become the ambassadors of the city, working closely with the White Rock City Council and its service organizations, volunteering at various city and community functions, and travelling across the province to promote the city of White Rock.
Our mandate is to:
- To promote and train volunteering in teens;
- To develop potential in teens; and
- To improve community through effective action and leadership of these teens.
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Raised by 40 people in 1 month
Created December 20, 2018
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