Peace Arch Hospital Foundation takes on the annual White Rock Princess Party

Monday, March 05, 2018

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation is adding the longstanding White Rock Princess Party to its roster of events in 2018. Now going into its 9th year, the annual fundraiser for an all abilities and all ages playground at East Beach has been a passion project for founder and organizer Myra Merkal and the White Rock Fire Fighters Charity Association.

With eight years under her belt, Myra has decided to take a step back and has gifted the Party to Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, to continue her work in both raising funds for the playground as well as providing families in our community with a magical and spectacular event.

“I am very confident in the Foundation’s ability as a volunteer and community fundraising organization to take this annual event to even higher levels of success,” Myra said.

“Myra and her son, White Rock firefighter Evan Bird, have worked tirelessly towards their dream of a playground for East Beach,” said Stephanie Beck, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s Executive Director. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to continue their work and support projects that enhance the health of our community like the new all abilities and all ages playground at Centennial Park.”

This year’s White Rock Princess Party will take place on Saturday, July 28 at Centennial Arena and feature many of the same elements Myra brought to the event including a focus on virtues and the importance of gratitude and kindness. As the founder of the event, Myra will also assist with the planning in an advisory capacity during the transition.

“Myra has created such a wonderful template for the party and we want to honour her vision while introducing some exciting new elements,” Stephanie said.

“If there is one thing the Foundation excels at, it’s bringing the community together for a great event and a great cause,” Myra said. “Between the Peace Arch Hospital Gala and the Great Pumpkin Run Walk, I know my Princess Party is in very capable hands.”

Purchase your tickets for the 9th Annual White Rock Princess Party HERE.