The City of White Rock is grateful to receive a donation of $400,000 from the community-based Friends of the Pier toward upgrading Canada’s Longest Pier for future generations.
Members of Friends of the Pier, led by founder Bob Bezubiak, presented the City with a cheque for $400,000 during a City Council meeting on Feb. 10.
The White Rock Pier was split in half by a severe storm in December 2018. With funding from the provincial government, the City’s insurance and reserves, the damage in the middle section of the pier was repaired and the pier reopened in August 2019.
The preliminary cost for the reconstruction of the remaining sections of the pier—including design, archaeological permitting, environmental permitting, seismic improvements, construction and contingency—is estimated at $11.6 million.
Facts about the White Rock Pier
Friends of the Pier
Friends of the Pier has led fundraisers that include Concerts for the Pier, Dancing for the Pier, Chefs for the Pier, Beers for the Pier, Prints for the Pier and now Planks for the Pier. Visit www.friendsofthepier.com for more information.
Committee members are:
Individuals and Groups Raising Funds for the Pier
Mayor Darryl WalkerCity of White Rock
“The community was devastated when the White Rock Pier was torn in half during a storm in December 2018. Out of that difficult time came something extraordinary.
City Council and the community are so very thankful to the Friends of the Pier for working with the community to hold spectacular, creative events that have raised significant funds for the future of the White Rock Pier. Your generosity leads us closer to ensuring everyone can enjoy Canada’s Longest Pier for many years to come.”
Bob Bezubiak, Friends of the Pier
“This first payment to the City of White Rock is possible because of the tremendous support the fundraising committee has received from across White Rock and South Surrey.
Our fundraising efforts will continue as the city looks to replace the remaining portions of the pier, bringing them up to 2020 standards.”
Donna Kell, APRManager, Communications and Government RelationsCity of White Rockdkell@whiterockcity.ca