SENIORS’ SCENE: This weekend a time to cheer for athletes

Tour de White Rock a fun, family event

The 40th Annual Tour de White Rock presented by Landmark Premiere Properties is here this weekend. Come out and cheer on the 100-plus professional cyclists as they compete for more than $20,000 in cash prizes.

July 13 features the Choices Markets Criterium, where racers reach speeds of up to 70 km/h as they race on a one-kilometre circuit that loops from Johnston Road, around Five Corners, past White Rock City Hall and back around White Rock Elementary. On Sunday, July 14 the Westminster Savings Road Race takes cyclists through the beautiful landscapes of White Rock’s hilly seaside along Marine Drive, testing the athletes’ endurance and stamina. For more information check out

• While watching the excitement of the Choices Market Criterium on July 13, bring your grandkids down to participate in their very own bike parade and bike race. At 3 p.m., three- to six-year-olds can show off their decorated bikes in a parade and the seven- to 11-year-olds have the chance to cycle one lap of the criterium, just like the pros will be doing. Register the kids early for these fun, free events by calling 604-541-2199.

• The Kent Street Activity sing-a-long group is continuing to meet on some Tuesdays during the summer months. This month, drop in on July 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. and meet this lively, welcoming group. If you are considering purchasing a membership with White Rock Recreation and Culture but aren’t 100 per cent sure yet, remember you can drop into any of our 17 activity groups and try them out three times before purchasing membership. Call 604-541-2199 for more information on what groups are still getting together this summer.

• Enjoy a narrated boat cruise on Diablo Lake in Washington on Monday, July 29. The tour boat features a glass roof and outdoor deck, perfect for viewing wildlife, stunning waterfalls and snow-clad majestic mountains. Lunch is included on this lovely excursion that is filling up fast. Call 604-541-2199 to register.

• Don’t forget that the Kent Street Activity Centre will remain closed for general maintenance and cleanup this week. We look forward to seeing everyone back very soon as regular office hours resume Monday, July 15. For information regarding registration and programs, please call the White Rock Community Centre at 604-541-2199.

The Kent Street Activity Centre located at 1475 Kent St. is open to persons 55 years of age or better. For more information, call 604-541-2231.

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