Mother’s Day holds a special place in our hearts, a day to honour the extraordinary women who have shaped our lives with love and wisdom. At Sunnyside Manor Retirement Home in White Rock, we embrace the opportunity to bridge the gap between generations and celebrate the timeless bond between mothers and their loved ones. Join us for as we explore different delicious ways to honour the special mothers in our lives in White Rock. From gourmet brunches, fresh local produce, to decadent desserts, and finger sandwiches, we’ve curated a selection of mouthwatering treats and activities to make this Mother’s Day one to remember.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Lunch at the Pier

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White Rock’s iconic pier is roughly a 5-7 minute drive from Sunnyside Manor retirement home and truly sets the stage for a delightful Mother’s Day brunch, offering breathtaking ocean views and delectable cuisine. Residents of Sunnyside Manor Retirement Home can enjoy a leisurely brunch with their loved ones at one of the waterfront restaurants, savouring delicious dishes while basking in the beauty of the seaside setting. From freshly caught seafood to decadent desserts, having Mother’s Day brunch by the pier is a feast for the senses and a perfect way to celebrate this special day. Here are some delicious restaurants with spectacular views along the White Rock pier you could check out with your loved ones to celebrate Mother’s Day:

    The Boathouse is known for its fabulous brunch options and spectacular views. With a vast menu, everyone is sure to find something they love!
    If you’re looking for a more lunchy brunch, nothing beats a classic fish n’ chips meal, all wrapped up in newspaper with plenty of tatar dipping sauce and a squeeze of lemon! Moby Dick is sure to be a favourite among many generations celebrating Mom.  
    Located right along Marine Drive in White Rock, Charlie Don’t Surf is a local favourite. On Saturdays and Sundays, they have a special brunch menu to compliment their fantastic regular menu. Voted Best Patio in White Rock, this spot is a must on a sunny afternoon.
  • The Wooden Spoon is hands down, one of the yummiest brunch spots in White Rock. While not right on Marine Drive, this amazing spot is only 2 blocks from Sunnyside Manor. With your classic brunch menu, this spot is a crowd-pleaser and will be a great hit for your Mother’s Day brunch in White Rock. 

Visit the White Rock’s Farmers Market

Visit the White Rocks Farmers Market

Gather the generations for a delightful outing to the local White Rock farmers market this Mother’s Day! It’s open on Sundays from 10am – 2pm. Imagine strolling through stalls brimming with vibrant produce, fragrant flowers, and artisanal goods, surrounded by the bustling energy of vendors and fellow market-goers. Visiting a farmers’ market offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with loved ones of all ages while supporting local growers and artisans. For residents of Sunnyside Manor Retirement Home, located in the heart of White Rock, joining in on this outing can foster a sense of community and togetherness. From sampling seasonal delights to discovering unique treasures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the market. Soak up the sights, sounds, and flavours of the season as you explore together, creating cherished memories and strengthening family bonds along the way. Treat Mom to a farm-fresh bouquet, indulge in gourmet treats, and revel in the joy of spending quality time with multiple generations. Whether it’s tasting freshly picked strawberries or admiring handcrafted wares, a trip to the farmers market is sure to make this Mother’s Day unforgettable for the whole family.

Exploring Local Flavors

The farmers’ market provides an immersive experience for seniors and their families to explore the diverse array of locally grown produce, artisanal goods, and culinary delights. From sampling farm-fresh fruits and vegetables to indulging in homemade jams and baked goods, there’s something to tantalize the taste buds of every generation.

Embracing Healthy Living

At Sunnyside Manor retirement home, we prioritize the health and well-being of our residents, and what better way to promote healthy living than by supporting local farmers and enjoying nutritious, seasonal fare? Visiting the farmers’ market encourages seniors and their families to embrace a lifestyle centred on wholesome eating, sustainability, and community engagement.

What’s in season this Mother’s Day

A wide range of delicious, nutritious, and bountiful spring produce is in season on Mother’s Day. Discover fresh asparagus, chives, radishes, kale, mustard greens, green onions, spinach, swiss chard, turnips and more. Create memories together through the gift of taste. Learn more about what is in season in BC from this article.

Savoring Elegance: High Tea, coffees, and treats for Mother’s Day in White Rock

Want to celebrate Mothers’ Day in refined style and grace? Indulge in the timeless tradition of high tea or grabbing a warm and comforting cup of coffee in the picturesque city of White Rock. We have found that many of our senior community members at Sunnyside Manor love sipping on coffee or going for high tea, and there are so many great options nearby for Mother’s Day. We invite our guests and seniors to explore the charm of high tea or the enjoyable aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, for an unforgettable Mother’s Day experience.

Discovering White Rock’s High Tea and Coffee Gems

Discovering White Rocks High Tea and Coffee Gems

White Rock boasts an array of charming tea houses and cafes that offer exquisite high tea experiences. Take a leisurely stroll on Mother’s Day through the city’s streets and discover hidden gems where you can delight in an afternoon of elegance and indulgence. From traditional English teas to modern twists on classic favourites, there’s something for every palate to enjoy. If you’re looking for a traditional high tea experience, we recommend Clancy’s Tea Cosy. If you’d prefer to stay in the comfort of Sunnyside Manor, you can purchase a High Tea At Home kit from HillCrest Bakery and Deli! 

Mother’s Day Picnic in the Park: A Generational Celebration

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Celebrate the special bond between generations with a memorable Mother’s Day picnic in one of White Rock’s charming parks near the Sunnyside Manor Seniors Community. Gather your loved ones for a day of outdoor fun, delicious food, and cherished moments together.

Choosing the Perfect Park

Select a park in White Rock that offers accessible amenities and scenic surroundings suitable for a multi-generational picnic. Look for features such as paved pathways, wheelchair-friendly facilities, and ample seating areas where seniors can comfortably relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. 

  • Bakerview Park is a short 6-minute walk from Sunnyside Manor seniors home, and features picnic tables, grassy fields, washroom facilities and even a playground for the young ones and young at heart. 
  • Centennial and Ruth Johnson Park, within just a 5-minute car ride, friends and family celebrating Mother’s Day can visit Centennial and Ruth Johnson Park (combined park). With large sports fields, a butterfly garden, and many shaded trails, this is a great park on a busy day!
  • Bayview Park with stunning oceanfront views, this quiet park is a short 7-minute drive away from Sunnyside Manor. This park is a true hidden gem picnic location in White Rock. 

Planning the Menu

Craft a picnic menu that caters to the tastes and dietary preferences of everyone in your group, including the seniors. Opt for a mix of classic favourites and lighter fare that’s easy to enjoy outdoors. Consider packing a variety of finger foods, such as sandwiches, salads, and fresh fruit, along with refreshing beverages and sweet treats for dessert. Don’t forget to accommodate any dietary restrictions or food allergies among your guests!

Creating a Comfortable Setting

Set up a cozy picnic area with blankets, cushions, and portable chairs to ensure everyone has a comfortable place to sit and relax. Provide shade with a sun umbrella or canopy to protect against the sun’s rays, and bring along plenty of sunscreen and insect repellent for added comfort. Consider bringing along a lightweight portable table for seniors who may prefer a higher surface for dining.

Entertainment for All Ages

Plan some enjoyable activities and entertainment to keep guests of all ages engaged and entertained throughout the day. Bring along board games, playing cards, or puzzles for some friendly competition this Mother’s Day, or organize a leisurely nature walk or scavenger hunt for a fun outdoor adventure. Don’t forget to pack a camera to capture precious moments and create lasting memories together!

Honouring Mom’s Special Day:

Take the opportunity to celebrate Mom and show her how much she’s loved and appreciated. Consider bringing along a bouquet of her favourite flowers or a handwritten card expressing your heartfelt sentiments. Create a special keepsake or photo album featuring cherished family memories to commemorate the occasion and make Mom feel truly cherished. Our residents often proudly display handmade gifts and cards from grandkids.

Embracing the Moment

Above all, embrace the beauty of the moment and savour the simple pleasures of spending quality time with your loved ones in nature while in White Rock. Take time to relax, unwind, and enjoy each other’s company, sharing stories, laughter, and love as you celebrate Mother’s Day together. Treasure these precious moments and the special bond that brings your family together across generations.

A Mother’s Day picnic in the park is a wonderful way to celebrate the special women in your life and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. By including seniors in the celebration, you can honor their wisdom, experience, and love, while enjoying a meaningful and memorable day together in the great outdoors. So gather your loved ones, pack a picnic basket, and head to the park for a Mother’s Day celebration to remember.

Conclusion: Embracing Mother’s Day with Unforgettable Celebrations in White Rock

As Mother’s Day approaches, there’s a myriad of delightful ways to honour and celebrate the special women in our lives in White Rock. From tranquil picnics in scenic parks to indulgent high tea experiences, the options are as diverse as the cherished bonds we share with our mothers and mother figures.

Let these thoughtful gestures and meaningful celebrations serve as a testament to the love and admiration we hold for our mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures. May this Mother’s Day be filled with joy, laughter, and cherished moments that honour the extraordinary women who enrich our lives each day.

Experience the warmth and charm of Sunnyside Manor Retirement Home. Schedule a personalized tour today to discover our exceptional amenities and compassionate care. Whether you’re seeking a serene retreat for your loved one or planning a visit to celebrate Mother’s Day, our dedicated team is here to assist you every step of the way. Contact us now at 604-531-7470, to learn more about Sunnyside Manor Retirement Home.