Photo Restoration by ARTographer Ric Wallace of White Rock Beach / South Surrey

Ric Wallace of Virtual Edge Communications is the creator of 200+ White Rock Beach / South Surrey postcards and greeting cards and is also a master at retouching old or damaged photographs. Ric offers a FREE quote on bringing those old photos back to life. The only thing he needs to know is what size of prints you want ie: 4″x6″, 5″x7, 8″x10″, 11″x14″, 13″ x 19″, etc. The final size needed will dictate the file size he has to work with. Large print sizes will need a bigger file size to produce the best quality.

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Old, torn and sometimes photos in two or more pieces can be restored to their original state or better. We do a high resolution scan from your original image and electronically use a computer to do the retouching and corrections. High quality photographic prints can be obtained from the computer file. The computer file can be supplied on CD/ DVD to ensure exact copies can be made for years to come, with no loss in quality like prints made from negatives which will degrade over time.

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We have even taken passport photographs, restored them to a better than original state, and produced quality photographic enlargements for wall display. This service is invaluable for genealogy enthusiasts trying to put together family albums.retouch-03

Old, faded, and cracked photographs can be brought back to life with our expert digital restoration techniques.

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Virtual Edge Communications — Get the Virtual Edge advantage for your Business

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We sell all Lucky Coins online - V1.0, V2.0 and V3.0
The Lucky Coin® retails for $19.95* / Lucky Coin® Keychain retails for $29.95*
* plus applicable taxes
These are some of the current White Rock Beach & area Lucky Coin® V3.0 retailers:
  1. WhiteRockBeach.ca - Buy Online - We ship worldwide.
  2. LuckyCoin.ca - Online Retailer
  3. White Rock Pharmacy 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BCV4B 4A3

GOOD NEWS BC – The White Rock Beach promenade should reopen Feb. 9, 2019

White Rock’s promenade west of the white rock is scheduled to be reopened to the public by Feb. 9, according to a progress report on storm repairs delivered to council Monday.

Everyone is welcome to walk along the famous White Rock Beach waterfront on Feb 9 – see Peace Arch News Story above) and see our 2 piers. This will be a great opportunity to see first hand what Mother Nature can do. Bring your camera and consider visiting the waterfront restaurants Moby Dick’s Fish & Chips or Charlie Don’t Surf.

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Storm of the Century Postcard Sets
$30 Set $40 Set $75 Set $100 Set $110 Set $150 Set
Certificate Of Authenticity Included With All Sets

These postcards were produced by ARTographer Ric Wallace. On December 20, 2018 the Storm of the Century battered the White Rock Beach waterfront breaking the pier into two, and an emergency air recuse was needed to lift a stranded man to safety at White Rock Beach, in BC, CANADA. No lives were lost in White Rock, but damage to the pier, boats, and waterfront was in the millions.

The collector postcards will be offered for sale as a set to share the story of the destruction of the midsection of the White Rock Beach pier. There is a 14-postcard pack of the Storm of the Century for $30 and another pack containing the 14 storm postcards plus an additional 10 postcards of the pier and beach in its glory for $40 (before Stormageddon 2018) . There are other collector packs listed online at WhiteRockBeach.ca, which are expected to become highly prized collector items as well.
The postcard sets will come with a Certificate of Authenticity which might make these cherished items for generations to come or investments to be sold online or at auctions in years to come. These postcard sets are for sale online at WhiteRockBeach.ca and WhiteRockPier.ca. They will also be available at the White Rock Beach Gallery (WhiteRockBeachGallery.com) on the west beach waterfront, weather permitting, or people can contact Ric Wallace directly (RICco.ca).

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These are some of the White Rock Beach / South Surrey APPROVED gift shops:
  1. The White Rock Beach ONLINE STORE OPEN 24 -7
  2. White Rock Pharmacy, 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BC V4B 4A3
  3. Whitby’s Books and Gifts 14833 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C1
  4. Save On Foods (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre) 1641-152nd Street, Surrey, BC V4A 4N3
  5. The White Rock Beach Gallery - Waterfront Promenade Gallery – Artist Walk Outside (weather permitting)
  6. Mr White Rock - Ric Wallace 604-259-0105 - VISA, MasterCard, Debit & CASH
  7. Sunnyside Evergreen Pharmacy - 2397 King George Blvd. Surrey BC V4A 5A4
  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. Captain Imports & Gifts #103-1959 152nd Street, Surrey BC V4A 9E3
  11. Heavens Angels Gifts & Gelato 15557 Marine Drive Dr White Rock, V4B 1C9
  12. Urban Decor Centre -  #2181 192nd Street, Surrey BC V3S 2X2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Telling White Rock’s Storm of the Century in Pictures and Postcards

Ric Wallace, Artographer & White Rock Beach resident
Tel: (604) 259-0105
VIRTUAL EDGE COMMUNICATIONS
PO Box 75214, RPO White Rock, Surrey BC V4A 0B1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telling White Rock’s Storm of the Century in Pictures and Postcards

The historic and disastrous storm of the century on December 20, 2018 in White Rock, BC caused millions in damages but LUCKILY spared the lives of White Rock residents and visitors. As an east beach resident and participant in the Artist Walk program on the waterfront, Ric Wallace was seconds away from the action working on his computer. As the storm intensified, he could hear a loud BANG, BANG, BANG of the glass balcony canopy on a neighboring house, and with a camera always at the ready, he ventured out across Marine Drive to get a first-hand look.

While snapping pictures, Wallace tried unsuccessfully to protect his camera and lens from the salt spray and did something no professional photographer would do under normal circumstances: more than once he went into the washroom to dry his lens and camera with toilet paper and under the hand dryer. Venturing back out into the storm, he asked a stranger if she would mind if he used her back as a salt-spray shield, and he continued recording this historic happening as both stills and video. Suddenly another bystander shouted that the boats had come loose and were smashing into the pier.

 

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Wallace rushed west up Marine Drive – the promenade was too risky because of the high waves and debris littering the walkway. He captured on camera the sailboats smashing into White Rock’s landmark pier, acting as crowbars with the force of the waves and wind thrusting the vessels under and up through the pier, lifting the decking that gave the pier its strength. He also watched and recorded the successful rescue of the stranded visitor, who was cut off from the shore by the now missing midsection of the pier.

Knowing that many people would want a keepsake of this moment in history when White Rock’s over 100-year-old pier was destroyed by the Storm of the Century with a wind force likened to a Category 1 hurricane, Wallace has produced a selection of prints suitable for framing, and now has available postcard sets, time-stamped on the back indicating when the photograph was taken, showing the progression of the damage to the pier as well as the dramatic Coast Guard rescue. The waterfront restaurants Moby Dick’s Fish & Chips and Charlie Don’t Surf  both have purchased photo enlargements to display on their walls to share this historic event with their customers for years to come.

Storm of the Century Postcard Sets
$30 Set $40 Set $75 Set $100 Set $110 Set $150 Set
Certificate Of Authenticity Included With All Sets

The collector postcards will be offered for sale as a set to share the story of the destruction of the midsection of the White Rock Beach pier. There is a 14-postcard pack of the Storm of the Century for $30 and another pack containing the 14 storm postcards plus an additional 10 postcards of the pier and beach in its glory for $40 (before Stormageddon 2018) . There are other collector packs listed online at WhiteRockBeach.ca, which are expected to become highly prized collector items as well.
The postcard sets will come with a Certificate of Authenticity which might make these cherished items for generations to come or investments to be sold online or at auctions in years to come. These postcard sets are for sale online at WhiteRockBeach.ca and WhiteRockPier.ca. They will also be available at the White Rock Beach Gallery (WhiteRockBeachGallery.com) on the west beach waterfront, weather permitting, or people can contact Ric Wallace directly (RICco.ca).

Ric Wallace has been made famous many times for recognizing when an opportunity comes knocking. The BANG BANG BANG he heard while he was working at his computer was the UNIVERSE KNOCKING LOUDLY and telling him to get out and take some photos of this historic event. The universe also rewarded him for his efforts by telling him to register the domain WhiteRockPier.ca which had just become available Christmas morning December 25, 2018.

If climate change experts are correct in their predictions of rising sea levels and stronger storms in the future, a pier that is higher and stronger along with a higher and longer breakwater should be considered to insure that the now estimated $16.2 Million for repairs or replacement of the pier is not wasted money and effort. The White Rock Beach pier is like a part of the family and many memories are tied to it – everything from first dates, weddings, anniversaries, birthday, learning to swim, fishing or snapping award- winning sunrises or sunsets captured from the pier.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ric Wallace, Artographer – Tel: (604) 259-0105
Visit WhiteRockBeach.ca or WhiteRockPier.ca