In regards to the ‘100th birthday of the White Rock pier’ celebrations held last Thursday, it’s very hard to believe that the community as a whole was not able to access the pier on this occasion unless you had a $100 to hand over.
Whose pier is it, if it is not the people of White Rock and the tourists who come to enjoy it?
Very sad state of affairs that the organizers could not have created a venue that would have complemented the pier as it was in the beginning – a meeting place for families to enjoy.
As it is, the White Rock beach area already costs money to come and park.
I grew up in White Rock since 1956 and have lived in the area my whole life. Our family home was on Victoria Avenue, I went to all the schools in this community and feel that it is all of ours to share – and not for $100 a ticket.
All the people that came out should have had access to the pier. And if some wanted to pay to drink or eat what was offered, they could have had a stamp on their hands for that part of the event.
Sad sad sad.
Mike Herrick, Langley