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Join us for the Virtual Canada Day by the Bay on July 1! The matinee starts at 1 p.m. and the headline show kicks off at 7 p.m.

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The Heels

The Heels

There’s a sound that isn’t heard enough on Country radio—the sound of organic, three-part female harmonies, offering stories that speak the language of modern women everywhere. Add in some good-natured brash and sassy attitude and you’ve got Canada’s pop-country queens, The Heels

That title is now undisputed with the release of the trio’s warmly received 2018 debut album, Love, Heels and multiple follow-up singles, alongside BCCMA Award wins. Although Bobbi Smith, Brittni Dominelli and Kyla Rawlins have spent much of these past three years winning over audiences with a dynamic live show that showcases each of their distinctive voices and personalities, they also found time to write over 100 songs during several trips to Nashville—and at their home base in Vancouver— for upcoming sophomore album titled “I Am”. 

By incorporating influences ranging from classic country, gospel and Motown, through to powerful contemporary female artists such as Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood and Whitney Houston, The Heels’ music, although it may be categorized as country, display a unique musical vision that transcends the genre. 

Bobbi, Brittni and Kyla still get a kick whenever someone assumes they’re sisters. They know it’s not just because of their seamless “family blend” harmony, but because of the obvious personal chemistry they share. And when that chemistry comes down to spreading positive energy, there is just no limit to how high The Heels will lift us.

FIONN

Dedication, creativity and drive — there are few words that better describe the artistry of sisters Alanna and Brianne, twin forces behind pop duo Fionn.

Known for their honest lyricism and captivating storytelling, the singer/songwriters are getting ready to take things in an even more diverse direction; encapsulating everything from sugary sweet sounds to moodier melodies.

While remaining true to themselves, Fionn’s current vibe embraces a more playful side — a direct result of the sisters’ experiences and mindset over the past year. Now, while continuing down a musical path that began over a decade ago, both Alanna and Brianne maintain it’s important to keep evolving in music, as much as in their personal lives.

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Hilarapy

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Hilarapy, your local laugh experts, will be bringing you a Sketch Comedy show about the citizens of White Rock on July 1, 2021.

Lizzie Allan (centre) created Hilarapy as a way to process life through the lens of humour, therapy and community. Lizzie and her comedy crew got together to create something unique and hilarious, including a rap and music video about how brilliant the White Rock community is.

Hilarapy’s mission is to make the world better through the sparks of shared laughter.

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Dane Szohner

Dane Szohner was born in Vancouver, B.C. where he has been a Musical Theatre Actor for over a 15 years and has appeared in many amazing productions, most recently Disney’s Beauty and The Beast as Gaston. His Love for the golden age of music and film began at a very young age and who else dominated the world of entertainment so completely than Frank Sinatra. Growing up in Vancouver there is of course one name that comes to mind when you think of someone current who really brings to life the music of the past... Michael Buble. Dane performed with many of the same people that Michael had and even got a chance to meet him in an intimate social setting where he told him “You beat me to it you ____!” 

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Korki the Klown

Korki the “Mommy Clown of Hearts” has been tickling funny bones for the past 30 years. Professionally trained in the Art of Clowning earning two gold medals for balloon art with the World Clown Association. In 2015 Korki was honoured with being crowned as White Rock’s Official Smile Ambassador during the White Rock Sea Festival where she has enjoyed her role as children’s chair for the past 22 years as Capt’n Korki. During the pandemic Korki’s Korner was created; a Facebook Live format to keep in touch with families to Empower and Entertain children through Laughter and Learning Adventures. Follow Korki‘s Fun adventures on Facebook.

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White Rock Museum and Archives

The White Rock Museum and Archives is a place for celebrating our community and its history. We do this by offering changing exhibitions and different events, and maintain our growing artifact and archival collections. Our goal is to interpret local history and challenge visitors to think about the future as well as the past.

Celebrating our community through preserving artifacts, designing exhibits, and communicating stories. Learn more about who we are through this video!

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Valerie Slaunwhite

I have been a group fitness instructor with White Rock Recreation and Culture since 2011. I teach 50+ classes which consist of Bodyworks - a full body workout consisting of balance,strengthening, some light cardio and stretching. Cardio Circuit- in the gym at CAL using the cardio equipment for timed increments combined with strength training and stretching. Fit Camp - a little higher intensity with timed intervals of cardio and strength exercises. All classes are one hour in length and start with a warm up and end with nice relaxing stretch.

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White Rock City Orchestra


At 7 p.m., under the direction of Maestra Paula DeWit, come and join the City's very own orchestra proudly present 'O Canada'  with members of renowned a cappella singing ensemble Belle Voci, Crescent Choirs and Handel Society of Music Choir.

White Rock City Orchestra has been a key cultural part of the community for nearly 50 years. They are dedicated to making beautiful music for all to enjoy including wonderful collaborations with musicians and arts organizations in the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. Watch "We Like It Here", a digital performance by the Orchestra featuring beautiful photography of the City of White Rock set to music.


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Master of Ceremonies

Michele Partridge

7 p.m. Show Emcee 

Michele loves being on stage as well as behind the scenes. 

Michele was an actor for 10 years, then went into casting, then produced short films, a feature film, video games and commercials. She has owned and operated several successful businesses including 3 successful acting schools for all ages. Her current business is Your Confidence Coach.

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Ella Ramsay

1 p.m. Show Emcee

Ella has lived in White Rock her whole life. In 2019, she was crowned Princess of White Rock through the White Rock Youth Ambassadors, a program that introduces teens to volunteering and making connections in the community. She plans to pursue a post-secondary education in creative writing and elementary school education, to become a teacher and a novelist. 

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