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  • Peninsula Arts & Culture Alliance (PACA) is a monthly networking group hosted by the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce. It supports and promotes events & opportunities for the local arts and culture community in South Surrey & White Rock. Established in 2017, PACA is comprised of arts-based businesses, non-profit organizations and city representatives.

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  • Get Involved with the Local Arts Community!

     

    PACA members meet every second Wednesday of the month with a different location each time. These monthly meetings are for those interested in the local arts scene. Please refer to the Chamber's Events Calendar by clicking the image below for details and to register for meetings. We also invite you to check out the Arts & Culture Directory to learn more about the arts businesses in the community. We look forward to connecting with you!

     

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  • Monthly & Quarterly PACA Updates

     

  • Meeting Minutes Meeting Minutes

    2023 Meetings

    June Meeting – click here

    May Meeting – click here

    April Meeting – click here

    March Meeting – click here

    February Meeting – click here

  • Arts & Culture Newsletters Arts & Culture Newsletters

    July 2023: Arts Quarterly Newsletter – click here

    March 2023: Arts Quarterly Newsletter – click here

    November/December 2022: Happy Holidays Newsletter – click here

  • Submit an inquiry to be considered for publishing in the Quarterly Arts Newsletter, click here.

     

  • To see a photo gallery of past meetings for PACA and the arts, click here.

     

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  • Resources

     

    • Arts 'Let's Get Local' Video Series
      The Chamber produced a series of promotional videos to highlight local businesses in the South Surrey & White Rock area in sectors that were hardest hit by the pandemic. View the series focused on the arts: click here.‚Äč

     

    • Be Part of the City's Art Database
      Both City of Surrey and City of White Rock are dedicated to working with community art organizations and artists to enhance and create spaces for arts and culture to thrive.
      Visit each City's Arts & Culture page below:

      City of Surrey: click here
      City of White Rock: click here; and please fill out their information page to be part of their online database: click here.

     

    • List Your Property for Filming
      The City of White Rock is a strong supporter of the film industry and encourages sustainable production. To learn more about filming in White Rock, click here. To register your property or business as a filming location or to find out more about the process, please go to Creative BC’s website here.

     

    • Americans for the Arts Social Impact Explorer
      This tool provides facts, statistics, and data on the social impact of a variety of topics, including several areas under the arts umbrella. While this tool extracts data from the US, it may be used as a point of reference when building a case for the arts: click here
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  • Do you want to support the local arts community?

     

    Here are some ways you can provide support:

     

    • Incorporate the arts into your own events, parties and celebrations by hiring a local Chamber Member/PACA artist like a musician, dance group, signer, band, etc. To see a full list, visit the Chamber directory and watch the 'Support Local' video series showcasing the arts.

     

    • Provide space to have meetings, rehearse, perform and showcase exhibits. Meeting rooms, theatre and multimedia spaces are always in demand.

     

    • Provide goodies and treats for meetings.

     

    • Provide financial contributions through sponsorship of the Chamber’s events specific to the arts.
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  • For more information or to collaborate, please contact the Chamber team: 604-536-6844 or info@sswrchamber.ca.

  • PACA Links of Interest PACA Links of Interest

    In January of 2023, PACA and the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce joined forces in which PACA is now a subset of the Chamber. We are excited to continue supporting the local arts community through the Chamber's various benefits, events, and marketing collaborations. 

     

    To see the News Release announcing the merger, click here.

     

    To learn more about the merger: click here.

     

     

  • Keep Up With Us on Social! Keep Up With Us on Social!

    To see the Chamber's recent activities, visit one of the links below:

     

              

     

    To see the PACA's recent activities, visit one of the links below:

     

      

  • Not a Chamber Member Yet? Not a Chamber Member Yet?

    The Chamber has created a special category to be inclusive of independent artists in the community.

    For more details, click here or the image below:

  • Chamber Newsletter Chamber Newsletter

     
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    Thank you to our generous Pillar Partners

     

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