The White Rock Beach Gallery is ALLOWED BACK on the Promenade

ARTISTS UPDATE –  3 artists are allowed to setup.
Ric Wallace and 2 other artists so far.


 

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The Covid 19 Economic Tsunami is hitting the world hard; with tourist destinations and services possibly taking the brunt, and in turn, many businesses will be closing their doors for good globally. A second or third wave is not out of the picture.

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Living in White Rock, BC Canada on the edge of the Pacific Ocean for 9+ years and catering to the tourist market, Ric Wallace has met and overcome many unexpected challenges and overcome them with success. Ric has seen dozens of businesses sell or close the doors over the years in White Rock / South Surrey. His philosophy is DO NOT FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN’T DO, but rather, FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN DO.

In the summer of 2018 British Columbia and Washington State, USA and neighboring areas had to endure the health risks and damages associated with wildfires. Most people were complaining and sitting back watching the news. ARTographer Ric Wallace was out capturing dramatic sunsets and foggy imagery due to smoke, as the air quality was not ideal for setting up at the beach. He would prefer NOT to be taking photos of events like this, but if it is there why not document it. Many of these photos are sold as postcards, greeting cards, and Wall art.

On December 20 2018, the famous White Rock Beach Pier was destroyed in what Ric calls the Storm of the Century which saw him out snapping photos of the action. On the following day (December 21st) Ric Wallace was set up at the White Rock Beach waterfront under the Artist Walk program, with printed photos he took the day before. People were walking the promenade looking at the missing middle section of the 100+ year old pier and crying over what happened to a landmark that has meant so much to many people. Poster prints and other sized photos of the helicopter rescue – taken less than 24 hours before – were on display and selling like hot cakes until they sold out.  

If you want to see the ARTISTS setup, once again along the White Rock Beach promenade. PLEASE let the City Of White Rock know – www.whiterockcity.ca

December 24th Christmas Eve day, Ric was set up once again at his White Rock Beach Gallery (https://whiterockbeachgallery.com/), attracting as much attention as the broken pier. Ric had plans of maybe setting up on Christmas day, but the long cold days at the beach, power outages, no heat, puffy eyes, sore back & joints he decided to take the day off. After turning on the computer, checking email and the weather forecast, plus paying off his Mastercard, a thought popped into his head he claims NOT to be his. The thought was to check out the domain WhiteRockPier.ca, so he entered the web address. PAGE NOT FOUND was displayed – years ago someone was using this domain to sell real estate or some service, so then he visited a domain register site to see if it was available.

With his screen saying, “Available to register”, but not wearing his glasses he could not believe what he was seeing so he enlarged the screen 800%. When he is tired, his speech and spelling goes out the window. Not wanting to spend money on a misspelled domain (happened once before), he asked his wife as she was putting the Christmas turkey in the oven “How do you spell PIER?” she replied it is a 4 letter word – P   I   E   R  – it is PIE with an R. He said that is what I typed, and one click of the mouse and $11.55 plus tax was applied to his credit card.

On December 30, 2018 – The Pier Guy shown in the above photo,
receives a FREE 13″x 19″ poster print on the promise NO more helicopter rides. LOL 

Ric loves to share the story of why he went out to take photos the day the pier was destroyed; you can ask him if he is set up at the beach (a good story to hear). He feels the UNIVERSE rewarded him for being the only ARTIST WALK photographer (hundreds of people were out snapping photos) to be capturing the events leading up to the helicopter rescue and the stunning sunset that lasted just 4 seconds.

On July 19, 2019, once again a thought came into Ric’s head to check out WhiteRockPier.com. He repeated what he had previously done on Christmas Day and it was available for purchase – click, registered, no need to back order a domain.

In Jan 2019 a series of Storm of the Century postcard sets were produced and offered for sale listing the newly registered domain WhiteRockPier.ca. The City of White Rock was even selling the $30 & $40 sets with a portion to go for the pier reconstruction project.
white-rock-02With the pier reconstruction starting in March 2019 and lasting until late August 2019, sales for artists at the beach were the worst ever for many long time artists, and Marine Drive merchants also had the same fate. In 2019, Ric lost a few months because of surgery and also had to find a new place to live as his landlord had a family member moving back to Canada. All the White Rock Beach Gallery tents and products were placed in storage while looking for a new place to live. Two days before he was to take possession of a new place July 15, it was found he was a victim of a rental scam in White Rock. With the help of and a visit by White Rock RCMP to the person who took his money, he was able to get his money back but had nowhere to move to. His current landlord offered to extend his stay while a new place was found. Not giving up, a place was found and days before the pier reopening last week of August 2019, the White Rock Beach Gallery was open up for business overlooking the beautiful Semiahmoo Bay and the restored pier. Long story short, after 5+ months closed at not able to go to the beach – setup stuff in storage – 2019 turned out to be the best year for sales in BC for Ric.

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Jumping ahead to June 2020, White Rock Beach Gallery sales were down 99.9% from Jan to June over the same time period in 2019.
With the pier closed, promenade closed until near the end of May, and with most stores that sell Ric’s postcards, greeting cards, magnets, etc also closed, things were not looking good. Sales at Save On Foods at Semiahmoo Shopping centre were not greatly affected. With the onset of the pandemic, people were told to stay home, and scared to go shopping. Putting Ric in front of a TV will put him to sleep.

Ric was thinking he needs a million dollar idea.

The odds on the lotto are bad in Canada, so he said:

DO NOT FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN’T DO,
but rather, FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN DO.

With the USA border closed, no cruise ships, air flights to BC at a fraction of what they used to be, people out of work, stores closed, no toilet paper in stores, and disposable incomes vanishing due to the need for rent or food money, Ric wondered what he could offer for $10 to $30 with an average sale of $25 being his TARGET. People will still pay $5 to $25+ for coffee and a treat or sandwich.
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In Stock Wall ART

Large wall art costing hundreds of dollars will be a harder sell this year.



The Christmas, Season Greetings, winter scenes, etc set a record for 2019 at the waterfront (up over 300 % over 2018) and in stores due to them being new cards. The Storm of the Century postcards were a very profitable idea (no other product on the market). Wanting to minimize spending in a time of uncertainty and having stock of 300+ different postcard designs, Ric needed an idea to suit the times. Conducting business during the Covid 19 pandemic means changing the way business is transacted, so he had the idea to assemble postcard packs sealed in plastic with a mini contact sheet showing the enclosed postcards. He knew this would be the idea he needed to surf the Economic tsunami topside and online.

After 4+ weeks, 500+ hours (He was able to do this only because of Covid 19 – bored), and some more $$$, Ric Wallace (MR WHITE ROCK) now has 16 postcard packs offering a savings over single-card purchasing. The names of the postcard packs would also play a factor to get people’s interest.  Retail stores only have up to 40 of the 300+ postcards found on WhiteRockBeach.ca and do not offer the sets. If at least one of these themes does not interest you, there’s no need to come to White Rock.

  1. The Best Deal Pack
  2. White Rock Snow Pack
  3. Crescent Beach
  4. The Crow ART Pack
  5. Value Deal Pack
  6. Amazing Tourist Pack
  7. Amazing Sunsets
  8. Amazing Sunrises
  9. Santa Hat Pack
  10. The White Rock Beach Pier Pack
  11. Birds Of Canada
  12. Wildlife Of Canada
  13. Storm of the Century Postcards – 14 storm
  14. Storm of the Century Postcards – 14 storm + 10 White Rock Beach 
  15. Storm of the Century Postcards – 14 storm + 31 White Rock Beach 
  16. Storm of the Century Postcards – 14 storm +31 White Rock Beach + Lucky Coin

Special discount for pickup or in person sales – contact for details.

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All packs are for sale on WhiteRockBeach.ca, a catalogue can also be downloaded for FREE as a PDF. Ric is also offering a further discount for in-person sales (no shipping charges and a discount equal to the tax charged online) in White Rock/South Surrey or the promenade (if allowed by the city).

On June 10th an Amazing Tourist Pack was purchased at 5:59 am while Ric woke up at 6:13 am – YES, RIC hit the $25 target with the first sale. Making money while you sleep is a great excuse for afternoon naps. A past customer at the White Rock Beach Gallery made the purchase online. Upon delivery they also wanted a Santa Hat pack which was in my trunk, so another sale was made and an email receipt (with a link to my website) issued to support this story. This would not be the first time Ric has made a sale from the trunk of his car. One morning he woke up to find over $900 USD in his email inbox with orders all going to the United Kingdom and had no idea for the spike in sales. He wrote to one customer asking what prompted the purchase and she replied, “I saw you on the BBC1 last night.” I have never been to the UK and if you meet me at the beach, I will tell you the story and show you what she saw on TV.

If the White Rock Beach Gallery / Ric Wallace is  ALLOWED open for business at the beach (Covid 19 – 2020?), the wheels have been turning on how to be open for business. Gloves, face protection, etc and even QR codes can be displayed so people can see postcards, greeting cards, magnets, poster prints, wall art on their own smart devices to help Ric quickly find what they want to purchase, something other artists and businesses should consider.


He has even created a layout, to scale, or blueprint on how his setup can be changed working within the confines of the new normal for doing business. It is easier to work things out on the computer than trying to move tents, tables, products on site to come up with an ideal setup. Using Square for tap or email payment, credit or debit sales can be made and an email or text of the payment receipt can be issued. (Cash can still be accepted.)

Every postcard or greeting card produced by Ric Wallace works as an advertisement showing the beauty of White Rock Beach or birds & Wildlife of Canada with zero tax dollars spent. If you want to brag about White Rock Beach to relatives or friends anywhere in the world, these make great keepsakes or collectibles for generations to come. Have some relatives you do not want to see? Send some the Snow Pack postcards and scare them away saying we have too much snow here (LOL). One customer has sent these to relatives in the UK doing just this.

The above stories are NOT meant to be bragging but maybe inspire people.

Do you want to be BULLIED out of business by the Covid 19 virus?

Or do you want to adapt to what they are now calling the new NORMAL?

Ric does more than snap photos and sell postcards & greeting cards – see VirtualEdge.ca.

Final words:

DO NOT FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN’T DO,
but rather, FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN DO.

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Santa Eagle (Santa CLAWS), Santa CROW and the REAL Santa Claus are ALL found ONLY at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre in White Rock / South Surrey

No other place in the WORLD – Mall / Shopping Center or even the North Pole can make the claim Santa CROW, Santa Eagle (Santa CLAWS) and the REAL Santa Claus are ALL found in one location like Semiahmoo Shopping Centre in White Rock / South Surrey, British Columbia CANADA.

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All the WhiteRockBeach.ca, Crowart.ca, RICco.ca postcards and Greeting cards are SANTA APPROVED.


White Rock BC Photo Restoration  Ric Wallace can bring FADED or partially lost PHOTOS back to LIFE
Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. Ric Wallace does a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically uses a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD, USB, or downloaded from the internet to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.
Save On Foods has the postcards near checkout #9 with 40 top selling images.
The WhiteRockBeach.ca & RICco.ca are found on a side wing in the book Aisle #9 in the center of the store. The WildlifeOfCanada.com, RICco.ca and CrowART.ca are in Aisle #8 beside the GOLDFISH crackers.
All the winter, Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings cards will be replaced with the Spring / Summer cards December 26 / Boxing Day 2019. Shop early or online 24-7-365 for access to all cards that are for sale WhiteRockBeach.ca even in off seasons.
 
Framed photos which make ideal Christmas gifts are also for sale directly from Ric Wallace.
 

LOOKING FOR UNIQUE GIFTS? Think HARRY the Seagull

To purchase a HARRY the Seagull framed print
(frame size 11″ x 11″) for $100 contact Ric Wallace

HARRY the Seagull is a very unique bird with his own personality. Harry lives at White Rock Beach, British Columbia, CANADA.

8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (ABOVE)
$125 all taxes included
Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

This ready-to-hang framed print is in stock and ready to purchase from

8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 12.25″ x 12.25″ black aluminum frame  (ABOVE)
$135 all taxes included
8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (BELOW)
$125 all taxes included

Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

Both of these ready-to-hang framed prints are in stock and ready to purchase from

 

Santa CROW & Santa Eagle Greeting Cards NOW ON SALE Online

Purchase Online – CLICK HERE

https://whiterockbeach.ca/greeting-cards/

 

 
 
 
 
 
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White Rock BC Photo Restoration  Ric Wallace can bring FADED or partially lost PHOTOS back to LIFE
Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. Ric Wallace does a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically uses a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD, USB, or downloaded from the internet to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.

Come to White Rock Beach, BC April 1, 2018 for the Annual Counting & Instagramming of the CROWS

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It will be a fun day at White Rock Beach the first day of April 2018.  We are looking at having a monthly day for Instagramming of the CROWS. Check CrowART.ca for details.

COMING SOON – Our NEW line of CrowART.ca Greeting cards.

The 3 Amigos of the West BeachEdgar Allen Crow, Victoria, EJ (Edgar Junior – born 2017).

8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 12.25″ x 12.25″ black aluminum frame  (ABOVE)
$135 all taxes included
8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (BELOW)
$125 all taxes included

Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

Both of these ready-to-hang framed prints are in stock and ready to purchase from


White Rock BC Photo Restoration  Ric Wallace can bring FADED or partially lost PHOTOS back to LIFE
Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. Ric Wallace does a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically uses a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD, USB, or downloaded from the internet to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.

8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 12.25″ x 12.25″ black aluminum frame  (ABOVE)
$135 all taxes included
8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (BELOW)
$125 all taxes included

Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

Both of these ready-to-hang framed prints are in stock and ready to purchase from

TRY OUR LUCKY CROW

8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (ABOVE)
$125 all taxes included
Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

This ready-to-hang framed print is in stock and ready to purchase from

Artist Ric Wallace & The White Rock Beach Gallery invite you to try Square for FREE

Virtual Edge Communications & the White Rock Beach Gallery invites you to try Square

 width= Easy-to-use tools for every little thing. From mobile point-of-sale tools and online invoicing to next-day deposits and inventory management, Square has everything you need to run your business anywhere. Virtual Edge Communications uses this COOL device to process charge card & debit payments as well as document cash sales. We can use this on our iPad, Mini iPad or iPod (we do not have an iPhone). If you sell products or services, you can boost your sales by offering to accept charge cards. We use the Square device to accept sales at The White Rock Beach Gallery - Waterfront Promenade Gallery. Want to see how simple this Square is to use? Come to White Rock Beach and if we are set up, buy some postcards, greeting cards, magnets or canvas prints and we will show you how simple it is to use and email you a receipt, saving the trees for the squirrels or postcards. LOL  whiterockbeach-gallery-02
White Rock BC Photo Restoration  Ric Wallace can bring FADED or partially lost PHOTOS back to LIFE
Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. Ric Wallace does a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically uses a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD, USB, or downloaded from the internet to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.
8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (ABOVE)
$125 all taxes included
Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

This ready-to-hang framed print is in stock and ready to purchase from

8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 12.25″ x 12.25″ black aluminum frame  (ABOVE)
$135 all taxes included
8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (BELOW)
$125 all taxes included

Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

Both of these ready-to-hang framed prints are in stock and ready to purchase from

What is “The Virtual Edge?” Simply put… Your Unfair Advantage

What is “The Virtual Edge?”

Simply put…

Your Unfair Advantage

No matter what kind of business you have – big or small – you can get the unfair advantage we refer to as The Virtual Edge over competing businesses. We consider business a game and we play to WIN, in turn generating business for our clients. In business there are usually other companies wanting the same thing. We like to use the analogy of a sled dog team. There can only be one lead dog, as the other dogs are only following the lead. We like the lead dog view as he can see everything – the others are simply looking at dog BUTT.

Visit VirtualEdge.ca for more information and contact info. We cater to businesses worldwide. If you are in Newfoundland, Ontario, California, New Zealand — NO PROBLEM, we are only a click or email away.

The above image shows the last 100 visitors on WhiteRockBeach.ca

Virtual Edge Communications & WhiteRockBeach.ca are excited the visitors to our site have been increasing daily. The above map shows the last 100 visitors to the site. We even have visitors from Canada’s other coast on the Atlantic Ocean, in St John’s, wanting to see what is going on in White Rock Beach in beautiful British Columbia. Another site we run had over 500,000 visitors last year and recently as many as 14,000 visitors in a 3-day period. On WhiteRockBeach.ca we are logging visitors from Argentina, New Zealand, Sweden, Japan, etc.


If we can put White Rock Beach on the map, just imagine what we can do for you.
Through our parent company (the people that own all the toys we use), Virtual Edge Communications, we offer website design, digital photography, and digital video with professional titling and special effects. With our writing/editing/design services we offer the following: press releases, brochures, flyers, manuals/reports, newsletters, eBooks, resumes, and cover letters. We don’t simply cater to large companies; small businesses or even individuals wanting exposure can use our services.

We shoot more than just pretty sunrises and sunsets.

We photograph just about everything!


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Promote White Rock Beach and your name / business / website to the WORLD. Ideal for hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, real estate agents, restaurants, gift shops, dentists, or any business catering to tourists or newcomers to British Columbia. Using the White Rock name in your business name - get the goodwill of investing in your local neighborhood.

Our premium sponsored postcards are printed on a thicker whiter stock, standing out from other postcards on the market. Want to sponsor a custom postcard with colour theme, subject, view, etc? Contact Ric Wallace and he will come up with an idea. Below are samples sponsored postcards with text printed on 5,000 postcards. CLICK HERE to see all current postcards.

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New postcard designs (to be printed) are listed with a Read more button.

Sponsor and receive postcards to sell* for $1.50 or give away:

  • 5,000 postcards OPTION A for $750* 
    • You get 1,000 postcards
      • Sell for $1.50 (cost 75 cents each for the ones you receive) and make a profit of $750 ($0.75 each) directly from your advertising. 
      • 4,000 postcards will be sold online & though various retailers and at the beach* with your name on the back of the postcards.
  • 5,000 postcards OPTION B for $650* 
    • You get 500 postcards - giving you more exposure through the WhiteRockBeach.ca postcard network and saving $100 over OPTION A.
      • Sell for $1.50 (cost $1.30 each for the ones you receive) break even and netting FREE advertising & $100 Profit for your business..
      • 4,500 postcards will be sold online &  though various retailers and at the beach* with your name on the back of the postcards.
  • 5,000 postcards OPTION B for $600* 
    • You get 250 postcards - giving you more exposure through the WhiteRockBeach.ca postcard network and saving $150 over OPTION A.
      • 4,750 postcards will be sold online &  though various retailers and at the beach* with your name on the back of the postcards.
  •  10,000 postcards for $1,500*
    • You get 4,000 postcards
      • Sell for $1.50 (cost 37.5 cents each) and make a profit of $4,500 (1.125 each) directly from your advertising.
      • 6,000 postcards will be sold online & though various retailers and at the beach* with your name on the back of the postcards.
    • NOTE: Sponsored postcards sold through retailers, online or at the beach are non profit sharing; sponsors benefit by having their name on our products. Reprints have a minimum order of 5,000 as they have proven to be a good seller. There are other conditions that apply to sponsor a WhiteRockBeach.ca postcard. Contact Ric Wallace for details. Interested in postcards not under the WhiteRockBeach.ca brand? Ric Wallace can create one for you. Sponsored postcards can also be sold as WhiteRockBeach.ca greeting cards.

White Rock photographer Ric Wallace has produced over 200 White Rock Beach (more planned for 2018) and 50+ Wildlife of Canada postcard and greeting card designs. Due to increases in production costs and not wanting to raise prices in stores, he is seeking sponsors to help offset production and printing costs. Ideal for individuals and families wanting to have a memorial keepsake or businesses wanting a unique opportunity to maybe gain more recognition by having their business name and website purchased by local residents and tourists as keepsakes or to be mailed around the world.

You can sponsor a current postcard in need of a reprint or a new design. Interested sponsors with the highest sponsoring level will be given first choice.

Want to see and receive some samples or more info? Contact Ric Wallace.

The White Rock Beach Gallery has a NEW LOOK!

Looking for the COOLEST White Rock Beach & Wildlife Of Canada Postcards, Greeting Cards, magnets, Panoramic Prints, Wall ART and more?

Think the White Rock Beach Gallery located along the White Rock Beach promenade west of the White Rock Beach Pier & train station.

 

 

The #WhiteRockBeachGallery version 4.0 #supersize #ricco #virtualedge #ricwallace #artographer #explorewhiterockbc #explorewhiterock #virtualedge

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White Rock Postcard Photographer on Shaw TV
Published on Jul 16, 2014

 

Share the Spirit of #AmazingWhiteRock Beach by sharing White Rock Beach postcards with family & friends

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We are asking people to share the Spirit of AMAZING White Rock Beach by sharing White Rock Beach postcards with family, friends, and business acquaintances. If you are going on a trip, why not help promote White Rock Beach by packing some White Rock Beach postcards. Naturally, not everyone can afford vacations to faraway places, but anyone can share them around the globe via Canada Post.

For more information – C L I C K H E R E

These are some of the current White Rock Beach & area postcard retailers:
    1. Save On Foods (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre) 1641-152nd Street, Surrey, BC V4A 4N3
    2. White Rock Pharmacy, 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BC V4B 4A3
    3. WhiteRockBeach.ca- Buy Online - We ship worldwide
    4. The White Rock Beach Gallery - Waterfront Promenade Gallery – (weather permitting)
    5. Mr White Rock - Ric Wallace 604-259-0105 - VISA, MasterCard, Debit & CASH
    6. Sunnyside Evergreen Pharmacy - 2397 King George Blvd. Surrey BC V4A 5A4
    7. Whitby's Books and Gifts - 14877 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C2
    8. Pier Souvenirs  - 14969 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C3
    9. Heavens Angels Gifts & Gelato 15557 Marine Drive Dr White Rock, V4B 1C9
 

NOTE: Some retailers will have limited postcard selections due to space. Please support the above local businesses that support out efforts.

This is the ONLY location you can see most of the 300+ White Rock / South Surrey / Crow ART / Wildlife Of Canada postcards & greeting cards on display at the same time (even the winter and Christmas postcards - weather and time permitting).
White Rock BC Photo Restoration  Ric Wallace can bring FADED or partially lost PHOTOS back to LIFE
Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. Ric Wallace does a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically uses a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD, USB, or downloaded from the internet to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.

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An AMAZING IDEA – FREE PARKING without losing any parking revenue and increasing business

Knowing  you might be able to recoup some or ALL of the money you spent on parking would be an AMAZING promotion to BRING people to the beach. Restaurants (or other businesses) could promote “Come and enjoy the beach on US” (normal rate $1.50 / $3.00 per hour depending on the season). Enjoy your dinner gathering with friends by using your parking receipt as a coupon (see our site for details). This discount would only apply for people who mention the discount and present their current parking receipt; limit of one discount per table. Residents with parking passes would not have a parking receipt, unless they have stayed more than 4 hours. If people do not mention the promotion, they do not get the discount. 

If the city was to print a QR code and website (theirs or ours) on the parking receipt (on the front, or pre-printed on the back), visitors could check online to see who offers a discount or is willing to accept the parking receipt as a coupon. Participating retailers would need to have their own terms and conditions on their own site. The site listed on the receipt or linked from the QR code would just offer simple links to businesses offering a discount – very little maintenance – JUST A LINK. This is something the city should offer for FREE to businesses with valid White Rock business and/or Artist Walk licences.

 The parking receipt would need to have the CURRENT date and time to be accepted (up to individual business owners).  

For example: the White Rock Beach Gallery – would offer a free postcard ($1.75 value) if someone mentions the discount and presents a current parking receipt and purchases 3 postcards for $5. Ric Wallace would even accept the parking receipt – up to 3 hours, for a discount totalling $12 (summer time rate) on a 16″ x 20″ canvas print or larger. Other discounts could be offered and easily changed by the participating business. 

Hair salons or spas uptown could even offer to accept PAST parking receipts as a way to help people enjoy our AMAZING waterfront & beach for FREE by using their services. 
How many parking recipients (possible coupons) are printed each day? Why has no one previously come up with this AMAZING IDEA? Ric Wallace is claiming bragging rights on this idea, just like registering WhiteRockBeach.ca.

If you like this idea, let the local paper, politicians, and city hall know. If you don’t like the idea simply close your browser window.

Just to be clear: the businesses would set the terms and conditions and the value of the discount offered. This information would be listed on their own websites. The paid parking receipt would contain a QR code/web address linking to a listing of retailers offering a discount.


White Rock BC Photo Restoration  Ric Wallace can bring FADED or partially lost PHOTOS back to LIFE
Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. Ric Wallace does a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically uses a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD, USB, or downloaded from the internet to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.

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ASK NOT what White Rock can do for YOU, but what you can do for WHITE ROCK!

City of White Rock elected officials should LOVE this AMAZING STATEMENT.
ASK NOT what White Rock can do for YOU, but what you can do for WHITE ROCK!

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We want people and businesses to flood social media with photos of all the AMAZING things White Rock & area has to offer or can be found here using the hashtag #amazingwhiterock. We encourage businesses to reward people for posting photos and comments to social media of what they feel is AMAZING. If lots of businesses get on board – one really COOL SNAP SHOT on Twitter and/or Instagram and Facebook, etc, you could get many rewards from a variety of businesses (potential rewards – coffee, gift, discount, service). AMAZING White Rock will be offering many other ideas to help support the White Rock business community.  Ric Wallace has some other ideas he is willing to share with local businesses – like his Amazing White Rock Wall Art idea – on how they can boost their IMAGE and that of White Rock, in turn, attracting more customers. Long story below.


If you LOVE White Rock and are a PHOTO SNAPPER (professional photographers included) or SOCIAL MEDIA JUNKIE and do not have a business (business owners who are not AMAZING White Rock Business Partners are also welcome to become just friends), but like to take photos and have a smart phone or tablet with Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or other social media, you can help by using the hashtag #AmazingWhiteRock.

If you LOVE White Rock and are a PHOTO SNAPPER (professional photographers included) or SOCIAL MEDIA JUNKIE and do not have a business (business owners who are not AMAZING White Rock Business Partners are also welcome to become just friends), but like to take photos and have a smart phone or tablet with Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or other social media, you can help by using the hashtag #AmazingWhiteRock.

#AMAZINGWHITEROCK

We would like our AMAZING White Rock Business Partners to reward you for your efforts, in turn THANKING you for a few clicks, a photo and taps on your device. This is an idea under development to get businesses on board to get you FREE STUFF. Posting a pic and using the hashtag #amazingwhiterock will help get the attention of potential business partners, who may choose to offer prizes to people posting photos they like. For example: If your photo shows up on Instagram –   Twitter – or Facebook and they like what you posted – you could WIN. Any business could offer this even without being connected to us (without paying or owing us – FREE IDEA). As long as the photos are taken in White Rock and your posting has the hashtag #amazingwhiterock, feel free to post pics of sunrises, sunsets, the pier, the FAMOUS WHITE ROCK, your dog walking on the sidewalk, selfies with your friends, food & drink, classic cars on Marine Drive, etc. If your photos impress a local business, they could direct message you to offer you a reward (this is up to them, not to us).

A site to promote the AMAZING THINGS about White Rock & Area, British Columbia to the WORLD. YES we do have things to BRAG about, and with a visit to White Rock you will see FIRST HAND why. WARNING: You may want to stay and not go home (this happened to Ric Wallace – he never left).

The idea for the site came from being an Artist Walk ARTographer (The White Rock Beach Gallery) where Ric Wallace was and is  MARKETING* (not selling) his postcards, greeting cards, photo prints, magnets, canvas prints, acrylic prints to local residents and tourists. The most used word by visitors was AMAZING. You have AMAZING postcards, AMAZING greeting cards, AMAZING photos, AMAZING weather, AMAZING  sunsetsAMAZING  sunrisesetc.

People think it was AMAZING Ric Wallace was able to register the domain WhiteRockBeach.ca for $10,45 and it was not taken already. And the list goes on and on.


White Rock BC Photo Restoration  Ric Wallace can bring FADED or partially lost PHOTOS back to LIFE
Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. Ric Wallace does a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically uses a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD, USB, or downloaded from the internet to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.

Listening to the visitors coming to White Rock Beach has inspired many of the 101+ White Rock Beach postcards & other products. Simply asking people where they come from has helped Ric learn from people’s first-hand experiences what they buy or are attracted to – by age, gender, nationality, country, etc. Ric Wallace has valuable marketing information not available to others. Also, by being a GOODWILL Ambassador for White Rock at the waterfront helps us collect valuable information; we do not get this information from the many stores that sell our products – just what has sold.

 

Ric Wallace has even walked all the streets in White Rock & South Surrey and has even taken the title Mr White Rock & the Postcard King– LOL.

AMAZING Sunsets, AMAZING Sunrises, AMAZING Food, AMAZING Ice Cream (see below), AMAZING Accommodations, AMAZING Weather, AMAZING Artists, AMAZING Postcards, AMAZING Greeting Cards, AMAZING Shops, AMAZING Services, an AMAZING Place to LIVE or VISIT. We are the ONLY city in Canada to have a Lucky Coin® – A local White Rock resident holds the Canadian Trademark. The movie Best of Luck had scenes filmed at the AMAZING White Rock Pier. White Rock is an AMAZING filming location. YES, if you had to use one word to describe White Rock – AMAZING would be it.

The visitors to The White Rock Beach Gallery coined the phrase AMAZING.
Ric Wallace (AKA Mr White Rock) was apparently the only one listening. He registered the domain AmazingWhiteRock.com and created the hashtag #AmazingWhiteRock.
He also registered WhiteRockBeach.ca and a few others.

WANTED: BUSINESS PARTNERS looking to
increase SALES and TOURISM at the same time.

INCREASED TOURISM = $ $ $
for your business and others!

We plan on working with one or two businesses at a time.
ASK NOT what White Rock can do for YOU, but what you can do for WHITE ROCK!

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White Rock BC Photo Restoration  Ric Wallace can bring FADED or partially lost PHOTOS back to LIFE
Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. Ric Wallace does a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically uses a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD, USB, or downloaded from the internet to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.