For the Love of Crows By Sheila T

I had never paid much attention to crows. I thought they were just noisy, obnoxious pests. At least, that’s how I saw them when I lived back in Ontario. But then we moved to “Supernatural” British Columbia in 2012, and a couple things changed my mind about these black rascals.

It was low tide and we were strolling along the beach out in front of the 486-ton white rock looking for interesting stones and shells. Although I heard no sound other than the light lapping of waves, I started to get an odd sense – as if we were being followed.

I stopped suddenly, turned around and saw one lone crow following in my footsteps as I picked up and discarded unwanted stones. My sudden stop and about-face caused this crow to stop suddenly as well, and he seemed to look around as if to ask, “What’s wrong – is someone following us?” It was a comical moment and I began to wonder if there was more to crows than I’d previously noticed.

Shortly after that day, we noticed a particular crow near our own home. He had a broken beak but it never seemed to prevent him from hunting for food and having success. We named him “Brokebeak” and began throwing a few peanuts out for him and a couple of his pals.

About this time, we also embarked on an intensive walking program to both lose weight and get in better shape. Our walks would usually take us from our East Beach location heading west along the White Rock Beach promenade, all the way uphill on Oxford Street, then east on 16 Avenue into town where we would stop sometimes for a cold drink before continuing the trek back home.

What we noticed when we reached the alley leading to our home – and with still about one kilometre to go – was the sudden appearance of our new friends. I commented that they seemed to recognize us. Ric threw them some peanuts that he had in his pocket and they dove for them.

Yes, they had recognized us as we’ve since learned. They can recognize faces and they know people who are kind to crows and those who aren’t. While they can be both thieves and pranksters (more on that to follow), they also demonstrate a lot of intelligence.

They tend to follow us some distance when we go for walks – even as far as the White Rock pier or farther. Often Ric has gone out among the tidal pools at low tide with his tripod and camera, and our feathered friends will show up, patiently waiting for treats to follow after he takes his pictures.

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Our crow pals also seem to watch the house, and when they spot our car pulling out, they swoop in and fly along beside the car to get our attention. They’ll often fly along side until they get their peanut rations. And they also watch for us to return home. But we have one rule: if they’re noisy, they get no reward. Only quiet birds get treats.

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

We don’t expect everyone to share our love of crows, but there’s no denying their intelligence and cleverness. While that might not encourage affection, it should at least afford them a bit of respect.

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

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

Make a Friend – Feed a CROW

2014-may-21-06Crows are always looking for food. If you are going out for a walk or visiting beautiful White Rock Beach, BC Canada, consider packing a pocket of peanuts. If you run a business consider a CROW watering dish, like the Dingo Bar which catered to Dingoes, dogs and CROWS.

If you like to bake some mini muffins, please consider some of our mini muffin recipes. Shown below is Edgar Allen Crow who does not like zucchini, but put into a mini muffin he loves it.

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

The White Rock Beach Gallery
is CROW Friendly.

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

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


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.

Try our Lucky Crow
Lottery Number generator

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The White Rock Beach Family Day 12″ x 18″ Poster Print BOGO SALE – Buy One Get One FREE ($50 value)

BOGO – Buy One Get One FREE SALE*

Come to White Rock Beach
Family Day February 12 , 2018 
12″ x 18″ Poster Prints*
BOGO SALE – Buy One Get One FREE
on in stock prints while supplies last.

13″ x 19″ Poster Print Catalog Jan 2018

 


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

Stay WARM & DRY -> Shop Online at WhiteRockBeach.ca in CANADIAN DOLLARS

 Weather Alert – RAIN RAIN RAIN = “UMBRELLA” sale at the WhiteRockBeach.ca Online Store – FREE shipping for orders over $25 before TAX using the discount code – UMBRELLA


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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Our best selling Christmas Postcard and Greeting cards are now on sale in selected stores and online.

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These are some of the current White Rock Beach & Crescent Beach greeting cards retailers:
  1. WhiteRockBeach.ca - Buy Online - We ship worldwide.
  2. The White Rock Beach Gallery - Waterfront Promenade Gallery – Artist Walk Outside (weather permitting)
  3. Mr White Rock - 604-259-0105 - Purchase directly from Ric Wallace - VISA, MasterCard, debit or Cash
  4. White Rock Pharmacy, 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BC V4B 4A3
  5. Sunnyside Evergreen Pharmacy 2397 King George Blvd. Surrey BC V4A 5A4
  6. Ethical Addiction Apparel  (Ocean Park)- 1558 128th Street, Surrey, BC V4A 3T7
  7. Dudes Coffee House - 12823 Crescent Road, Surrey, BC, V4A V4A 3T7
NOTE: Some retailers will have limited postcard selections due to space. Please support the above local businesses that support out efforts. arrow-bar[1]

These are some of the White Rock Beach / South Surrey APPROVED gift shops:
  1. The White Rock Beach ONLINE STORE OPEN 24 -7
  2. The White Rock Beach Gallery - Waterfront Promenade Gallery – Artist Walk Outside (weather permitting)
  3. White Rock Pharmacy, 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BC V4B 4A3
  4. Beaches Swimwear 14885 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C2
  5. Mr White Rock - Ric Wallace 604-259-0105 - VISA, MasterCard & CASH
  6. Sunnyside Evergreen Pharmacy - 2397 King George Blvd. Surrey BC V4A 5A4
  7. Pier Souvenirs  - 14969 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C3
  8. Ethical Addiction Apparel  (Ocean Park)- 1558 128th Street, Surrey, British Columbia V4A 3T7

Look for Ric Wallace at the White Rock Elementary‘s Annual Winter Craft Fair

We will have a single table similar to the above setup at the White Rock Elementary‘s Annual Winter Craft Fair. Below is our waterfront setup.

WINTER CRAFT FAIR – WHITE ROCK, BC 

It’s almost that time of year again… Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping at White Rock Elementary‘s Annual Winter Craft Fair. Beautiful crafts and handmade items by over 30 local artisans, vendors and students. Games, cake walk, food, prizes, 50/50, Brewnetti cafe mobile coffee truck, and professional family & children portraits by Jennifer Findlay Photography. Proceeds from the event will go towards funding for a new playground. 

The Winter Fair takes place:
Friday Nov. 17th 2017
White Rock Elementary 
1273 Fir Street, White Rock, BC
2:30 pm – 7 pm

Please help us promote this event by sharing it With others!

 

Ric Wallace / The White Rock Beach Gallery will be set up at the White Rock Elementary 

WINTER CRAFT FAIR  –  Friday Nov. 17th 2017

I will have a single table setup (no tents) and all
postcards and greeting cards will be for sale.

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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.

SHOP 24-7 in Canadian Dollars

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WhiteRockBeach.ca Postcards, Greeting Cards & Magnets

These are some of the White Rock Beach / South Surrey APPROVED gift shops:

  1. The White Rock Beach ONLINE STORE OPEN 24 -7
  2. The White Rock Beach Gallery - Waterfront Promenade Gallery – Artist Walk Outside (weather permitting)
  3. White Rock Pharmacy, 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BC V4B 4A3
  4. Beaches Swimwear 14885 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C2
  5. Mr White Rock - Ric Wallace 604-259-0105 - VISA, MasterCard & CASH
  6. Sunnyside Evergreen Pharmacy - 2397 King George Blvd. Surrey BC V4A 5A4
  7. Pier Souvenirs  - 14969 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C3
  8. Ethical Addiction Apparel  (Ocean Park)- 1558 128th Street, Surrey, British Columbia V4A 3T7
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

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


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.

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 $1.75 (cost 75 cents each for the ones you receive) and make a profit of $1,000 ($1.00 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 $1.75 (cost $1.30 each for the ones you receive) break even and netting FREE advertising & $225 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 $550* 
    • You get 250 postcards - giving you more exposure through the WhiteRockBeach.ca postcard network and saving $200 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 $1,400*
    • You get 4,000 postcards
      • Sell for $1.75 (cost 35 cents each) and make a profit of $5,600 (1.40 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 300 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.