Tom Zillich

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PHOTOS: Surrey crash memorial tree stands as haunting reminder of 3 teens killed one year ago

The memorial began growing the day of the crash that claimed the lives of Parker Magnuson, Ronin Sharma and Caleb Reimer

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Julio Avila Cuban Band. (Submitted photo)
Julio Avila Cuban Band. (Submitted photo)
Music performed during the 2019 Ignite a Dream gala. (Photo: Facebook.com/surreyfirefighterscharitablesociety)

Surrey firefighters help ‘Ignite A Dream’ for students with Sept. 24 cocktail social at KPU

The last such event, in April 2019, attracted more than 300 people

Music performed during the 2019 Ignite a Dream gala. (Photo: Facebook.com/surreyfirefighterscharitablesociety)
The “Doodle Classroom” at Guildford Town Centre. (Submitted photo: Jesse Holland/Treeline Photography)

‘Doodle Classroom’ at Surrey shopping mall creates a public colouring project for charity

The 950-square-foot, vinyl-walled installation was created by artist Tierney Milne

The “Doodle Classroom” at Guildford Town Centre. (Submitted photo: Jesse Holland/Treeline Photography)
American alt-rock band Cake plays this year’s Summer Night Concerts series at the PNE Fair, on Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Submitted photo)

Q&A with Cake, pre-PNE: Singer John McCrea on the new album, Twitter politics, one ‘Cake Forest’

The fair’s Summer Night Concerts start Saturday with The B-52s ‘farewell tour’ show

American alt-rock band Cake plays this year’s Summer Night Concerts series at the PNE Fair, on Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Submitted photo)
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Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, speaks during the 2019 Drug & Gang Free Surrey Walk hosted by PICS. (Photo: pics.bc.ca)

Surrey rally to take aim at gangs and drugs Thursday at city hall, Holland Park

PICS also hosting gala dinner with former B.C. Premier Glen Clark as guest speaker

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, speaks during the 2019 Drug & Gang Free Surrey Walk hosted by PICS. (Photo: pics.bc.ca)
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Boa constrictor found in yard, moved to Surrey rescue centre is likely an escaped pet

Anyone missing a boa constrictor? On Monday morning (Aug. 15) the B.C.…

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Surrey’s Gardiner on Team Canada against U.S., months after winning national title with Ohio State

The 2001-born foward graduated from Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary in Cloverdale

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Shirley Goodwin stands at the southwest entrance to Holland Park, across the street from the house where she has lived since 1964. Over the years Goodwin has watched the park develop into a gathering place for large festivals and concerts. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

SURREY NOW & THEN: Once well forested, Holland Park now filled with summer concerts, festivals

‘The park is being used as a venue for a lot of things it shouldn’t be used for,’ longtime resident laments

Shirley Goodwin stands at the southwest entrance to Holland Park, across the street from the house where she has lived since 1964. Over the years Goodwin has watched the park develop into a gathering place for large festivals and concerts. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Surrey Storm won the U19 women’s fast pitch national championship July 31 in Fredericton, N.B. (Submitted photo: Ryan Woodward)

Storm surge: Surrey U19 team wins fastpitch nationals as ‘last hurrah’ for some players

‘They just believed in themselves as a group and weren’t going to take losing as an option,’ coach says

Surrey Storm won the U19 women’s fast pitch national championship July 31 in Fredericton, N.B. (Submitted photo: Ryan Woodward)
Courtney Abraham with her dog Riddick at the temporary “bark park” off-leash area in Newton, at 68 Avenue and 134 Street. Some dog owners in the area are upset that the facility has moved from 135 Street and 70A Avenue, where Newton Community Centre will be built. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Newton ‘bark park’ move has some dog owners howling about city’s temporary fix at Unwin Park

‘The other dog park was great,’ one dog owner says. ‘I won’t use this park’

Courtney Abraham with her dog Riddick at the temporary “bark park” off-leash area in Newton, at 68 Avenue and 134 Street. Some dog owners in the area are upset that the facility has moved from 135 Street and 70A Avenue, where Newton Community Centre will be built. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
To debut in Surrey in mid-September, Meghan Gardiner’s play “To Perfection” will star Rae Takei, left, and Patti Allan. In this story, Gloria, a former celebrity TV chef (Allan), is finally reuniting with her estranged grandchild, Alex (Takei). However, the temperature heats up when Alex comes out as non-binary and opens a ‘genderational’ divide. (Submitted photo)

Play time: Surrey theatre companies line up comedies, musicals, monologues this fall/winter

On Aug. 21, fledgling Pivot Theatre to host drag-show fundraiser ‘Drag Out Your Friends’ in Newton

To debut in Surrey in mid-September, Meghan Gardiner’s play “To Perfection” will star Rae Takei, left, and Patti Allan. In this story, Gloria, a former celebrity TV chef (Allan), is finally reuniting with her estranged grandchild, Alex (Takei). However, the temperature heats up when Alex comes out as non-binary and opens a ‘genderational’ divide. (Submitted photo)
Trees fill a pickup truck at a City of Surrey tree-sale event. (Photo: surrey.ca)

For $20 each, only Surrey residents can buy the city’s trees to help grow the urban forest

The next online tree sale starts Aug. 24, with more than a dozen types of trees available

Trees fill a pickup truck at a City of Surrey tree-sale event. (Photo: surrey.ca)
In “Encanto,” a Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. The animated comedy will be shown Saturday, Aug. 13 at Surrey’s Holland Park, as part of the Movies Under the Stars series. See listing under Movies.
In “Encanto,” a Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. The animated comedy will be shown Saturday, Aug. 13 at Surrey’s Holland Park, as part of the Movies Under the Stars series. See listing under Movies.
Benzo and winner Humuza Bazira at the end of the Red Bull Dance Your Style regional qualifier in Vancouver early this month. (Submitted photo: Spencer Watson/Red Bull Canada)

Surrey street dancers dominate qualifier for Red Bull-hosted national championship in Toronto

Humuza Bazira aims for world title after winning fan-vote regional event in Vancouver

Benzo and winner Humuza Bazira at the end of the Red Bull Dance Your Style regional qualifier in Vancouver early this month. (Submitted photo: Spencer Watson/Red Bull Canada)
Vancouver Zion Mission Choir and Coram Deo Foundation have partnered to present a benefit concert Aug. 25 at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. (Submitted photo)

Choir’s Aug. 25 benefit concert to help deafblind people ‘navigate daily life’ in South Korea

$100,000 is the fundraising goal for event at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Vancouver Zion Mission Choir and Coram Deo Foundation have partnered to present a benefit concert Aug. 25 at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. (Submitted photo)
An aerial view of the Bose Corn Maze in Surrey. (File photo)

Surrey’s Bose Corn Maze won’t open for 2nd straight year, with spring’s wet weather to blame

Last summer was first time in 22 years the corn maze didn’t operate at corner of 64 Ave. and 156 St.

An aerial view of the Bose Corn Maze in Surrey. (File photo)
Photo posted to “Jurassic Fest Surrey” event on Facebook.

City cancels permit for ‘Jurassic Fest Surrey,’ which has ghosted ticket-buyers for months

‘I haven’t seen any money yet, and I haven’t seen anything about the event actually happening’

Photo posted to “Jurassic Fest Surrey” event on Facebook.
The band Too Much of Anything in a promo photo.

VIDEO: White Rock band rocks ‘Just for the Night’ with QOTSA-like song 4 years after forming

Too Much of Anything trio set to perform Aug. 20 at Portside Pub in East Vancouver

The band Too Much of Anything in a promo photo.