Supporting students studying the arts

Board Members

Meryle Ardagh

President and Recording Secretary

Meryle has been a resident of White Rock for over thirty years. While living on the peninsula she has served on the board of Camp Kwomais, the Semiahmoo Music Society and since 2004 has been on the board of the Peninsula Arts Foundation. Meryle has always kept herself involved in the arts community in one way or another singing in choirs, teaching & selling crafts, or organizing events for the Peninsula Arts Foundation and others. She works for MNP LLP in Surrey. Some of her interests include painting, singing, playing guitar and piano, jewelry design, and fabric arts.

Mike Sheeshka

Vice President

Mike joined the board in 2009. A peninsula resident since the 1970’s, Mike has served on various not for profit boards in the community as a volunteer including: the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of B.C.,  Crescent Housing Society, the White Rock Kiwanis Club, Alexandra Neighbourhood House, and the In Harmony Music Festival. He has also produced entertainment for local coffee houses, showcases and festivals such as In Harmony Festival Alexandra Festival and the Spirit of the Sea Festival.

Mike is a songwriter who sings about living here on the peninsula.  His personal commitment to the Arts and his expertise in not for profit organizations are welcome assets to the Peninsula Arts Foundation Board of Directors.

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Shirley Boni


Shirley has lived in White Rock since 2002 and currently works as a Canadian and U.S. tax accountant in Surrey and serves as the treasurer on the council of her strata building.  She has worked in a public accounting firms managing accounts and finances for high profile, high net-worth clients in the entertainment industry, including their charitable foundations.  She enjoys living on the Peninsula and is pleased to contribute to the community by serving on our board.

Mary Wiebe

Director and Correspondence Secretary

Mary joined the Board of Peninsula Arts Foundation in 2012. Having lived in the area since 1991 working in Real Estate, she has been a volunteer on many organizations including Children’s Miracle Network, Canuck Place Hospice and the Canadian Cancer Society. She enjoys seeing the benefits of volunteer work when it comes to helping young people get rewarded for the skills and efforts that they put out.

Susan Pendleton


Susan holds an MA in Educational Theatre from New York University an MM in Oboe from The University of Memphis. Her BA degree in music with a minor in theatre is from Heidelberg College. Susan has been teaching drama and music to students from preschool through university since 1974. Presently, she is a free-lance oboist and English hornist and plays with orchestras in Bellingham, Washington. Susan created a creative drama curriculum for the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan School District and continues to lead teacher workshops in various school districts. In April, 2011, Pendleton was invited as a SMART artist to lead workshops in Drama Education at The University of The United Arab Emirates.

Bob Douglas

Bob Douglas


Vancouver born and raised, Bob has performed in Canada and the USA with several well known bands as a bass player over the last 50 years and also worked as a recording session player at the renowned Mushroom Studios among many others. He is proud to be noted in the archives of the Royal British Columbia Museum for his work in the band “5 Man Cargo” in the 1970’s. Today Bob is a long-time White Rock resident, owns Music Makers Rehearsal Studios in Surrey, is a Blue Crew member at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock and has happily “Retired into rock and roll”.

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Natalie Dunnill


Natalie joined the board in 2016 and has been a Peninsula resident for about 25 years. She is the manager of Sandcastle Fitness in South Surrey. Natalie has been singing with rock bands most of her life and still continues to do so today. All of her children have enjoyed the Arts in our community over the years so she is thrilled to be part of the Peninsula Arts Foundation board.


Recent Photos

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An organization like ours relies on memberships and donations. We encourage you to support the Peninsula Arts Foundation. Your membership and donations do make a difference.

Contact Us:

P.O. Box 75267 -
RPO White Rock
Surrey, BC V4A 0B1
Tel: (604) 531-8393