Storm 2018 Clean Up Work: Beaches and Promenade
Thursday, January 3, 2019 marks two weeks since the devastating windstorm swept through the City that resulted in extensive damage to the Pier, waterfront and boats along the marina. BC Hydro reported it to be the most damaging in the Crown utility’s history.
We understand the significant value that the Promenade, waterfront and Pier bring to our community.
We thank our residents, businesses, and visitors for their understanding and patience while the City and BNSF Railway staff continue to perform major clean up work along East and West Beach including the Promenade.
As this work is being carried out, it is very important that the public continue to respect the signage and keep a distance away from the waterfront, Promenade and Pier so that City staff, contractors and BNSF Railway crews can perform their work safely, efficiently, and expeditiously.
Assessment of the extensive damage to the Pier is being undertaken.
Memorial Park: Concrete Pour and Public Art Installation
The Memorial Park project is in the final stages of construction. The installation of the public artwork “Coastal Cradle” will take place during the first week of January during the stages of the final concrete pour.
About Coastal Cradle
Canadian Artist: Andy Davies
Name of Art Piece: Coastal Cradle
About the Coastal Cradle:
“Drawing on the delicate nature of the humblest of plants – the simple blade of grass. These blades, with a droplet of morning dew, evoke the precious and fragile stir of early morning. The suggestion of cradling leads the viewer to a place of tenderness, kindness, and the protection of something sacred. The flowing organic movement of the blades reference the undulating beach, waves, and tidal pools of White Rock. Nestled in these waves is the sun, shining with uplifting brilliance.” ~ Andy Davies
The art work is 17 feet high. It will sit just west of the Pier in the plaza area south of the washrooms in Memorial Park and its placement allows people to move through and around it. The base of the sculpture will be sunk below grade as if to give the effect of the large-scale blades of grass are growing up through the ground. (See image on the left for a photo of the mock-up).
The Waterfront Parkade project (Victoria Avenue and Vidal Street) in on track for completion in March 2019.