For the Love of Crows By Sheila T

I had never paid much attention to crows. I thought they were just noisy, obnoxious pests. At least, that’s how I saw them when I lived back in Ontario. But then we moved to “Supernatural” British Columbia in 2012, and a couple things changed my mind about these black rascals.

It was low tide and we were strolling along the beach out in front of the 486-ton white rock looking for interesting stones and shells. Although I heard no sound other than the light lapping of waves, I started to get an odd sense – as if we were being followed.

I stopped suddenly, turned around and saw one lone crow following in my footsteps as I picked up and discarded unwanted stones. My sudden stop and about-face caused this crow to stop suddenly as well, and he seemed to look around as if to ask, “What’s wrong – is someone following us?” It was a comical moment and I began to wonder if there was more to crows than I’d previously noticed.

Shortly after that day, we noticed a particular crow near our own home. He had a broken beak but it never seemed to prevent him from hunting for food and having success. We named him “Brokebeak” and began throwing a few peanuts out for him and a couple of his pals.

About this time, we also embarked on an intensive walking program to both lose weight and get in better shape. Our walks would usually take us from our East Beach location heading west along the White Rock Beach promenade, all the way uphill on Oxford Street, then east on 16 Avenue into town where we would stop sometimes for a cold drink before continuing the trek back home.

What we noticed when we reached the alley leading to our home – and with still about one kilometre to go – was the sudden appearance of our new friends. I commented that they seemed to recognize us. Ric threw them some peanuts that he had in his pocket and they dove for them.

Yes, they had recognized us as we’ve since learned. They can recognize faces and they know people who are kind to crows and those who aren’t. While they can be both thieves and pranksters (more on that to follow), they also demonstrate a lot of intelligence.

They tend to follow us some distance when we go for walks – even as far as the White Rock pier or farther. Often Ric has gone out among the tidal pools at low tide with his tripod and camera, and our feathered friends will show up, patiently waiting for treats to follow after he takes his pictures.

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Our crow pals also seem to watch the house, and when they spot our car pulling out, they swoop in and fly along beside the car to get our attention. They’ll often fly along side until they get their peanut rations. And they also watch for us to return home. But we have one rule: if they’re noisy, they get no reward. Only quiet birds get treats.

Edgar Allen Crow - Approved Recipes to Feed Crows

NOTE: Humans will enjoy these as long you do not add any bugs or roadkill to these recipes.

We don’t expect everyone to share our love of crows, but there’s no denying their intelligence and cleverness. While that might not encourage affection, it should at least afford them a bit of respect.

8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (ABOVE)
$125 all taxes included
Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

This ready-to-hang framed print is in stock and ready to purchase from

8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 12.25″ x 12.25″ black aluminum frame  (ABOVE)
$135 all taxes included
8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (BELOW)
$125 all taxes included

Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

Both of these ready-to-hang framed prints are in stock and ready to purchase from

SAVE $100 if you buy both of these 20″ x 28″ Acrylic Prints by ARTographer Ric Wallace


Get the WOW-Factor with these 20″ x 28″ Acrylic Prints by ARTographer Ric Wallace
Seeing these photos as Acrylic Prints is an eye-popping experience. The combination of super-vivid printing, professional-quality materials, and the depth and details of these photos creates a truly magical effect.  We have one of each of these in stock for $500 each (tax included). The above is a sunset and the photo below is a sunrise. 

Buy both for $900  (tax included).

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ARTographer Ric Wallace says “Thinking SMALL means Thinking BIG” with his MINI Canvas Prints

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ARTographer Ric Wallace, also known as the Postcard King Of South Surrey and BC, is excited to be the FIRST White Rock Beach ARTIST to OFFER 8″ x 8″ mini canvas prints (he still offers his 16″ x 20″, 24″ x 48″ and 30″ x 60″ canvas prints, also 20″x 28″ acrylic prints ). These mini canvas prints are ONLY offered for sale at the waterfront Artist walk location (weather permitting) or directly from Ric Wallace – see card below.

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The cost of these MINI Canvas Prints is $80 all taxes included.
Add a table top easel for $40 extra all taxes included.
FREE White Rock Beach greeting card with every
8″ x 8″ canvas print purchased at our tent at the west beach.

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These will cater to lower budgets and help fill small spaces with his ARTography. During the many times he had his tent set up at the west beach at White Rock Beach, he noticed many people were looking for photos for small spaces, such as bathrooms, gifts, or something tourists can take back home without getting broken in their luggage.  Glass framed prints in luggage will most likely get broken because of the way airlines handed your luggage.

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Looking for 16″ x 20″ or 30″ x 60″ canvas prints? Please visit  White Rock Pharmacy, 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BC V4B 4A3

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canvas-8x8-05-pier-yellow These would look ideal in coffee shops, hair salons, doctors’ offices, legal offices, home offices, bathrooms, on top of fireplaces on mini easels. Our first mini canvas print sale was purchased as a house warming gift. Attention realtors: Sell a house – These are an inexpensive and unique gift to offer on completion of a successful sale!

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Outside Frame Size 25″ x 49″
Price $700 all taxes included and in stock

Canvas Size 30″ x 60″
Price $800 all taxes included and in stock

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Really COOL #WhiteRock Postcards to share with family and friends

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Ric Wallace has been busy for a few years taking some SUPER COOL photographs of the White Rock Beach area. He even registered the domain WhiteRockBeach.ca.

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  We sell all White Rock Beach postcards online

 White Rock Beach Postcard Sponsors WANTED

 Promote White Rock Beach and your name / business / website to the WORLD. Some of our sponsors include White Rock Pharmacy, White Rock Photo, José & Co. Custom Jewellers
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Ideal for individuals and families wanting to have a memorial keepsake or businesses wanting a unique opportunity to maybe gain more recognition by having their business name and website purchased by local residents and tourists as keepsakes or to be mailed around the world.
 
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These are some of the current White Rock Beach & area postcard retailers:
    1. Save On Foods (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre) 1641-152nd Street, Surrey, BC V4A 4N3
    2. White Rock Pharmacy, 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BC V4B 4A3
    3. WhiteRockBeach.ca- Buy Online - We ship worldwide
    4. The White Rock Beach Gallery - Waterfront Promenade Gallery – (weather permitting)
    5. Mr White Rock - Ric Wallace 604-259-0105 - VISA, MasterCard, Debit & CASH
    6. Sunnyside Evergreen Pharmacy - 2397 King George Blvd. Surrey BC V4A 5A4
    7. Whitby's Books and Gifts - 14877 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C2
    8. Canadiana Gifts - 14853 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C1
    9. Oriental-Link Enterprise LTD.  14969 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C3
    10. Heavens Angels Gifts & Gelato 15557 Marine Drive Dr White Rock, V4B 1C9
 

NOTE: Some retailers will have limited postcard selections due to space. PLEASE NOTE: The White Rock Museum does NOT sell our products (turned down 3 times) as they have no interest in our products. Please support the above local businesses that support out efforts.

This is the ONLY location you can see most of the 118+ White Rock / South Surrey postcards & greeting cards on display at the same time (even the winter and Christmas postcards - weather and time permitting).

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White Rock Postcard / Greeting Card Photographer on Shaw TV

THANK YOU @goVanTVShow for coming to #WhiteRock Beach

THANK YOU @goVanTVShow for coming to #WhiteRock Beach!

Within about 20 hours of the show airing, we picked up a new Greeting Card & Magnet retailer. Mentioning the show aired last night and having some printed out photos helped gain a customer who had turned us down last year.

Being a photographer and having done some video work, what Go Vancouver TV created, air time and having access to the a YouTube video is very valuable and like Christmas in July at White Rock Beach, BC.


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Tiffany Gurden meets up with local photographer Ric Wallace
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go-vancouver-05Lucky & Sugar-toes are pleased to welcome Tiffany Gurden @TiffanyGurden Video Journalist & Producer into the White Rock Beach Goodwill Ambassador program. Tiffany was at White Rock Beach to do a story on our REALY COOL postcards, greeting cards and magnets. Anyone can be a White Rock Beach Goodwill Ambassador. Just purchase or send a WhiteRockBeach.ca postcard or greeting card to someone who should visit White Rock Beach, BC. Tiffany above has a MILLION-DOLLAR smile. The gang at White Rock Beach think she deserves a raise or to be made president of SHAW. Sugar-toes said Tiffany should get at least 2 weeks off with pay for having to listen to and deal with LUCKY for half a day.

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Food, fashion, fitness, family fun and so much more! All in one show…all over Metro Vancouver! Watch go! Vancouver weekdays @ 5pm, 9pm & 11pm on Shaw TV ch4!

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Johanna Ward hosts go! Vancouver from Softball City
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Surrey – Photography – Tiffany Gurden looks at White Rock Postcard Photography by Ric Wallace
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Langley – Music – Paul McLellan brings us the music of Robyn & Ryleigh
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