Michele and Elaine are award-winning business owners who have a history of building, marketing and running successful business ventures. They envision White Rock to be a vibrant community year-round, and with their thinking- outside-the-box skills and can-do attitudes, they work hard for this beautiful community.
Michele and Elaine have been working with the City of White Rock for the last three years, volunteering on advisory boards, sub-committees and hosting events. They are knowledgeable in many aspects of how the City operates.
They are currently researching their platform and will be posted in the late summer. In the meantime, feel free to contact Michele or Elaine with your comments or questions.
We are passionate about forging new ideas and moving White Rock towards the future while celebrating and preserving White Rock’s unique treasured history, creating a city where our residents can live, work, and play in our community and thrive together.
We have been asked why we want to run for the White Rock Council…
MICHELE: It’s time. My family and I have lived in South Surrey and White Rock for twenty years. I love White Rock and feel lucky to live here. We raised our children here and I have had and continue to run businesses here. It’s a jewel by the sea. I have volunteered for a variety of events, organizations, and city run meetings in my community.
I have a vast skill set as I’ve run various businesses, taught for 25 years, specialize in creative marketing and communication and use basic common sense which I’m sure can assist in White Rock’s current growing pains. My approach is not a negative one, but a positive innovative one. I look at all aspects of a situation to determine a sensible and logical outcome.
ELAINE: I have lived in White Rock for 15 years, and I run my business here. My experience as a full-time resident, business owner and avid volunteer for our community has given me a good understanding of the issues our city faces today.
I want to create a White Rock that is vibrant and beautiful for our residents to enjoy and a place where businesses can thrive.
I am committed to listening to what our community wants, studying the facts and making decisions that will ultimately be positive for our community.
Michele and Elaine would love to hear from you. Simply fill in the form below to reach us and we will get back to you soon!
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Michele is an award-winning business owner, public speaker, acting coach and arts and culture advocate. Michele and her family have lived in South Surrey & White Rock for 20 years. Michele has a vast background in our film industry including acting, casting, producing short films, a feature film, video games and commercials. She has owned and operated several successful businesses including three well-known acting schools for all ages. Michele has been teaching acting, public speaking and improv for 25 years. Michele has won business awards from the Ocean Park Business Association, The Peace Arch News and the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce. Always volunteering in her White Rock community, Michele co-founded PACA (Peninsula Arts & Culture Alliance) to help spread the word about the performing arts.
One of the highlights for Michele was being included as a successful business profile in the 2019 B.C. Small Business Profile online publication from the B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology. In 2020, Michele launched Your Confidence Coach. Michele’s coaching skills are very much in demand for actors, business professionals, Ted Talk speakers as well as hosting events. Visit www.yourconfidencecoach.ca to learn more.
Elaine has lived and worked in White Rock for over 20 years. Elaine is the co-founder of the very popular comedy therapy company called Hilarapy. She is also an avid volunteer with Peace Arch Hospice, City of White Rock’s Arts & Culture Advisory Committee, and is the co-organizer of PACA (https://wrsspaca.com) with Michele Partridge. Her company Hilarapy was the winner of the Business of the Year Award – Supporter of the Arts in 2019 and she was the finalist in the category of Business Owner of the Year in 2020. In her spare time, you can find her running along the promenade with her dog Max (depending on the season) or dining with her family at one of the many fabulous restaurants we have in White Rock. If you see Elaine around town, don’t hesitate to talk to her about any questions or concerns you may have about our community.
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