Telling White Rock’s Storm of the Century in Pictures and Postcards

Ric Wallace, Artographer & White Rock Beach resident
Tel: (604) 259-0105
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PO Box 75214, RPO White Rock, Surrey BC V4A 0B1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telling White Rock’s Storm of the Century in Pictures and Postcards

The historic and disastrous storm of the century on December 20, 2018 in White Rock, BC caused millions in damages but LUCKILY spared the lives of White Rock residents and visitors. As an east beach resident and participant in the Artist Walk program on the waterfront, Ric Wallace was seconds away from the action working on his computer. As the storm intensified, he could hear a loud BANG, BANG, BANG of the glass balcony canopy on a neighboring house, and with a camera always at the ready, he ventured out across Marine Drive to get a first-hand look.

While snapping pictures, Wallace tried unsuccessfully to protect his camera and lens from the salt spray and did something no professional photographer would do under normal circumstances: more than once he went into the washroom to dry his lens and camera with toilet paper and under the hand dryer. Venturing back out into the storm, he asked a stranger if she would mind if he used her back as a salt-spray shield, and he continued recording this historic happening as both stills and video. Suddenly another bystander shouted that the boats had come loose and were smashing into the pier.

 

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Wallace rushed west up Marine Drive – the promenade was too risky because of the high waves and debris littering the walkway. He captured on camera the sailboats smashing into White Rock’s landmark pier, acting as crowbars with the force of the waves and wind thrusting the vessels under and up through the pier, lifting the decking that gave the pier its strength. He also watched and recorded the successful rescue of the stranded visitor, who was cut off from the shore by the now missing midsection of the pier.

Knowing that many people would want a keepsake of this moment in history when White Rock’s over 100-year-old pier was destroyed by the Storm of the Century with a wind force likened to a Category 1 hurricane, Wallace has produced a selection of prints suitable for framing, and now has available postcard sets, time-stamped on the back indicating when the photograph was taken, showing the progression of the damage to the pier as well as the dramatic Coast Guard rescue. The waterfront restaurants Moby Dick’s Fish & Chips and Charlie Don’t Surf  both have purchased photo enlargements to display on their walls to share this historic event with their customers for years to come.

Storm of the Century Postcard Sets
$30 Set $40 Set $75 Set $100 Set $110 Set $150 Set
Certificate Of Authenticity Included With All Sets

The collector postcards will be offered for sale as a set to share the story of the destruction of the midsection of the White Rock Beach pier. There is a 14-postcard pack of the Storm of the Century for $30 and another pack containing the 14 storm postcards plus an additional 10 postcards of the pier and beach in its glory for $40 (before Stormageddon 2018) . There are other collector packs listed online at WhiteRockBeach.ca, which are expected to become highly prized collector items as well.
The postcard sets will come with a Certificate of Authenticity which might make these cherished items for generations to come or investments to be sold online or at auctions in years to come. These postcard sets are for sale online at WhiteRockBeach.ca and WhiteRockPier.ca. They will also be available at the White Rock Beach Gallery (WhiteRockBeachGallery.com) on the west beach waterfront, weather permitting, or people can contact Ric Wallace directly (RICco.ca).

Ric Wallace has been made famous many times for recognizing when an opportunity comes knocking. The BANG BANG BANG he heard while he was working at his computer was the UNIVERSE KNOCKING LOUDLY and telling him to get out and take some photos of this historic event. The universe also rewarded him for his efforts by telling him to register the domain WhiteRockPier.ca which had just become available Christmas morning December 25, 2018.

If climate change experts are correct in their predictions of rising sea levels and stronger storms in the future, a pier that is higher and stronger along with a higher and longer breakwater should be considered to insure that the now estimated $16.2 Million for repairs or replacement of the pier is not wasted money and effort. The White Rock Beach pier is like a part of the family and many memories are tied to it – everything from first dates, weddings, anniversaries, birthday, learning to swim, fishing or snapping award- winning sunrises or sunsets captured from the pier.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ric Wallace, Artographer – Tel: (604) 259-0105
Visit WhiteRockBeach.ca or WhiteRockPier.ca

SAVE $100 if you buy both of 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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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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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
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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.

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

The NEW and IMPROVED White Rock Beach Gallery

mr-whiterock-620White Rock Beach Gallery founder ARTographer Ric Wallace shares some photos of how his galleries have evolved since spring 2015.wr-gallery-waterfrontThis was an early setup of the Now Famous White Rock Beach Gallery 2015. I had never set up one of these tents before. Things learned since then, dealing with wind from the ocean and trains. Noise of the trains, I NOW bring hearing protection. The above display stands are not practical for waterfront display use. The above setup has only one 24″ x 48″ table.

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The above setup summer of 2016, FIVE – 24″ x 48″ tables are used, with rubber top mats to stop things from being blown away. Tables are leveled using customized hockey pucks and wood spacers. Custom-made postcard and greeting card pockets are mounted to tables and the poles of the tent. The tent was modified to allow it to support horizontal poles on the back and left side. Sixty pounds of ankle weights on the front poles help stabilize the tent in windy conditions. On display are postcards, greeting cards, magnets, 6″ x 8″ and 8″ x 10″ prints, 16″ x 20″ canvas prints, 20″ x 28″ acrylic prints, framed prints and magnets. Magnet boards are placed on the table to help create a wall of products. Many of the products are also online for sale on WhiteRockBeach.ca.

Above is the JUNE 2017 setup.

You can see an archive of some of my Instagram post photos here (BEST displayed on a computer):

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Shown here is a THREE- 24″ x 48″ table setup in front of the White Rock Museum AUGUST 2015.

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Below is early spring 2016 with FOUR – 24″ x 48″ tables making a perfect 6-foot square, with a hole in the center allowing 4 picture easels. Postcard and greeting card pockets mount to tables, allowing boxes and other items to be stored below neatly. People can walk completely around the display. An industrial designer visiting White Rock Beach was very impressed with the display setup; he stopped by to talk and see how it was set up.

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Shown above is a 30″ x 60″ canvas print.

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wrbg-004This White Rock Beach Gallery when setup in front of the White Rock Museum is wheel chair accessible.wrbg-005

Above is a FOUR – 24″ x 48″ table setup (ONE & THREE) July 2016 – trying a new concept.

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Above is a THREE – 24″ x 48″ table setup Jun 25th, 2016 – trying a reduced setup to hasten set up and take down time.

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Early spring 2015 a permanent uptown location was set up at  White Rock Pharmacy at 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BCV4B 4A3. The good people of White Rock Pharmacy are offering Ric Wallace space on their walls to showcase his canvas prints. Some of the canvas prints on display and for sale.WhiteROCK-gallery-02

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ARTographer Ric Wallace says “Thinking SMALL means Thinking BIG” with his MINI Canvas Prints

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ARTographer Ric Wallace, also known as the Postcard King Of South Surrey and BC, is excited to be the FIRST White Rock Beach ARTIST to OFFER 8″ x 8″ mini canvas prints (he still offers his 16″ x 20″, 24″ x 48″ and 30″ x 60″ canvas prints, also 20″x 28″ acrylic prints ). These mini canvas prints are ONLY offered for sale at the waterfront Artist walk location (weather permitting) or directly from Ric Wallace – see card below.

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The cost of these MINI Canvas Prints is $80 all taxes included.
Add a table top easel for $40 extra all taxes included.
FREE White Rock Beach greeting card with every
8″ x 8″ canvas print purchased at our tent at the west beach.

These will cater to lower budgets and help fill small spaces with his ARTography. During the many times he had his tent set up at the west beach at White Rock Beach, he noticed many people were looking for photos for small spaces, such as bathrooms, gifts, or something tourists can take back home without getting broken in their luggage.  Glass framed prints in luggage will most likely get broken because of the way airlines handed your luggage.

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Looking for 16″ x 20″ or 30″ x 60″ canvas prints? Please visit  White Rock Pharmacy, 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BC V4B 4A3

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canvas-8x8-05-pier-yellow These would look ideal in coffee shops, hair salons, doctors’ offices, legal offices, home offices, bathrooms, on top of fireplaces on mini easels. Our first mini canvas print sale was purchased as a house warming gift. Attention realtors: Sell a house – These are an inexpensive and unique gift to offer on completion of a successful sale!

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Outside Frame Size 25″ x 49″
Price $700 all taxes included and in stock

Canvas Size 30″ x 60″
Price $800 all taxes included and in stock

For realtors that sell a home in the White Rock/South Surrey area, you can afford the 30″ x 60″ canvas prints.canvas-8x8-12-pier-hdr-blue

The #WhiteRockBeach #Gallery THEN and NOW

mr-whiterock-620White Rock Beach Gallery founder ARTographer Ric Wallace shares some photos of how his galleries have evolved since spring 2015.wr-gallery-waterfrontThis was an early setup of the Now Famous White Rock Beach Gallery 2015. I had never set up one of these tents before. Things learned since then, dealing with wind from the ocean and trains. Noise of the trains, I NOW bring hearing protection. The above display stands are not practical for waterfront display use. The above setup has only one 24″ x 48″ table.

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The above setup summer of 2016, FIVE – 24″ x 48″ tables are used, with rubber top mats to stop things from being blown away. Tables are leveled using customized hockey pucks and wood spacers. Custom-made postcard and greeting card pockets are mounted to tables and the poles of the tent. The tent was modified to allow it to support horizontal poles on the back and left side. Sixty pounds of ankle weights on the front poles help stabilize the tent in windy conditions. On display are postcards, greeting cards, magnets, 6″ x 8″ and 8″ x 10″ prints, 16″ x 20″ canvas prints, 20″ x 28″ acrylic prints, framed prints and magnets. Magnet boards are placed on the table to help create a wall of products. Many of the products are also online for sale on WhiteRockBeach.ca. You can see an archive of some of my Instagram post photos here (BEST displayed on a computer):

white-rock

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.

yellow-pier

WhiteRockGallery-02

Shown here is a THREE- 24″ x 48″ table setup in front of the White Rock Museum AUGUST 2015.

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Below is early spring 2016 with FOUR – 24″ x 48″ tables making a perfect 6-foot square, with a hole in the center allowing 4 picture easels. Postcard and greeting card pockets mount to tables, allowing boxes and other items to be stored below neatly. People can walk completely around the display. An industrial designer visiting White Rock Beach was very impressed with the display setup; he stopped by to talk and see how it was set up.

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Shown above is a 30″ x 60″ canvas print.

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wrbg-004This White Rock Beach Gallery when setup in front of the White Rock Museum is wheel chair accessible.wrbg-005

Above is a FOUR – 24″ x 48″ table setup (ONE & THREE) July 2016 – trying a new concept.

3-table-jun25th2016

Above is a THREE – 24″ x 48″ table setup Jun 25th, 2016 – trying a reduced setup to hasten set up and take down time.

WhiteRockPharmacy
Early spring 2015 a permanent uptown location was set up at  White Rock Pharmacy at 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BCV4B 4A3. The good people of White Rock Pharmacy are offering Ric Wallace space on their walls to showcase his canvas prints. Some of the canvas prints on display and for sale.WhiteROCK-gallery-02

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