Video contest to share their love of community

Viewers can vote for their favourite choice on Facebook page

The Peninsula Community Foundation is sounding the call for video submissions showing off what makes the South Surrey/White Rock area a great place to live.

Headed by PCF director Nadia Hasan, the contest requires participants to send in a one- to two-minute-long video about their love of the community, which will be posted on the foundation’s Facebook page. People who visit the page can vote for their favourite video by clicking the “Like” button.

“Rather than us simply telling residents why the Peninsula is such a great place to live, we thought we would have them tell us,” Hasan said.

One aspect of the contest that organizers hope will spur submissions is the grand prize of six private box tickets for the March 9 Maroon 5 concert, which was donated by Vancouver Canucks Alumni.

“With the video aspect and the tickets, we hope we can encourage young people to be involved,” Hasan said. “We also wanted to leave it broad so people can show us anything from the simple act of riding a bike through a trail to showcasing youth philanthropy.”

The videos will eventually be put together to create a patchwork of the community, Hasan added. The three videos with the most votes or “Likes” will be reviewed by the foundation’s board of directors, with the winner announced at the PCF’s Wish You Were Here Concert on Feb. 16.

Video submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 8 and should be sent to

To vote, visit Peninsula Community Foundation – White Rock/South Surrey on Facebook.