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.

Edgar Allen Crow - Approved Recipes to Feed Crows

NOTE: Humans will enjoy these as long you do not add any bugs or roadkill to these recipes.

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)
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8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (BELOW)
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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).

Edgar Allen Crow - Approved Recipes to Feed Crows

NOTE: Humans will enjoy these as long you do not add any bugs or roadkill to these recipes.

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Get the WOW-Factor with these 20″ x 28″ Acrylic Prints by ARTographer Ric Wallace

Get the WOW-Factor with these 20″ x 28″ Acrylic Prints by ARTographer Ric Wallace
Seeing these photos as Acrylic Prints is an eye-popping experience. The combination of super-vivid printing, professional-quality materials, and the depth and details of these photos creates a truly magical effect.  We have one of each of these in stock for $500 each (tax included). The above is a sunset and the photo below is a sunrise.

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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

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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.

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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.

Edgar Allen Crow - Approved Recipes to Feed Crows

NOTE: Humans will enjoy these as long you do not add any bugs or roadkill to these recipes.

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

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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

 

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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.

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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:

  •  1,500 postcards for $250*
    • You get 250 postcards
      • Sell for $1.50 (cost $1.00 each for the ones you receive) and make a profit of $125 ($0.50 each) directly from your adverting.
      • 1,250 postcards will be sold though various retailers and at the beach* with your name on the back of the postcards.
  • 2,500  postcards for $350*
    • You get 350 postcards
      • Sell for $1.50 (cost $1.00 each for the ones you receive) and make a profit of $175 ($0.50 each) directly from your adverting.
      • 2,150 postcards will be sold though various retailers and at the beach* with your name on the back of the postcards.
  • 5,000 postcards OPTION A for $600* 
    • You get 1,000 postcards
      • Sell for $1.50 (cost 60 cents each for the ones you receive) and make a profit of $900 ($0.90 each) directly from your adverting.
      • 4,000 postcards will be sold though various retailers and at the beach* with your name on the back of the postcards.
  • 5,000 postcards OPTION B for $500* 
    • You get 350 postcards
      • Sell for $1.50 (cost 1.43 cents each for the ones you receive) break even and netting FREE adverting & $25 Profit for your business..
      • 4,650 postcards will be sold though various retailers and at the beach* with your name on the back of the postcards.
  • 5,000 postcards OPTION C for $450* 
    • You get 100 postcards
      • Sell for $1.50 (cost 4.50 cents each for the ones you receive) and netting a cost of $300 for advertising for your business on 5,000 postcards (6 cents)
      • 4,900 postcards will be sold though various retailers and at the beach* with your name on the back of the postcards.
  •  10,000 postcards for $1,200*
    • You get 3,000 postcards
      • Sell for $1.50 (cost 40 cents each) and make a profit of $3,300 ($1.10 each) directly from your adverting.
      • 7,000 postcards will be sold 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 may 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 - see PostcardKing.ca. Sponsored postcards can also be sold as WhiteRockBeach.ca greeting cards.

White Rock photographer Ric Wallace has produced over 118  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.

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

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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. 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 – Artist Walk Outside (weather permitting)
  5. Mr White Rock - 604-259-0105 - Purchase directly from Ric Wallace - VISA, MasterCard, debit or 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. Captain Imports & Gifts #103-1959 152nd Street, Surrey BC V4A 9E3
  9. Shefield & Sons Tobacconists - (unit 109) (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre)
  10. Urban Decor Centre -  #2181 192nd Street, Surrey BC V3S 2X2
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These are some of the White Rock Beach / South Surrey APPROVED gift shops:
  1. The White Rock Beach ONLINE STORE OPEN 24 -7
  2. White Rock Pharmacy, 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BC V4B 4A3
  3. Whitby’s Books and Gifts 14833 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C1
  4. Shefield & Sons Tobacconists - (unit 109) (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre)
  5. Save On Foods (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre) 1641-152nd Street, Surrey, BC V4A 4N3
  6. The White Rock Beach Gallery - Waterfront Promenade Gallery – Artist Walk Outside (weather permitting)
  7. Mr White Rock - Ric Wallace 604-259-0105 - VISA, MasterCard, Debit & CASH
  8. Sunnyside Evergreen Pharmacy - 2397 King George Blvd. Surrey BC V4A 5A4
  9. Canadiana Gifts 14853 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C1 
  10. Oriental-Link Enterprise LTD.  14969 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C3
  11. Captain Imports & Gifts #103-1959 152nd Street, Surrey BC V4A 9E3
  12. Heavens Angels Gifts & Gelato 15557 Marine Drive Dr White Rock, V4B 1C9
  13. Urban Decor Centre -  #2181 192nd Street, Surrey BC V3S 2X2

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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