Tom Zillich

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First homes of Surrey’s new Flamingo block sell quickly in future ‘15-minute city’

‘The public believes in the revitalization of Surrey’s historic Whalley district,’ developer says

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Melissa Burger sets up paintings at a previous Heart to Home Holiday Market, which returns to Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 27-28). Items sold include handmade silk scarves, original paintings, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, woodworks, homemade jams and jellies, and more. More info under Markets, below. (Submitted photo)
Melissa Burger sets up paintings at a previous Heart to Home Holiday Market, which returns to Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 27-28). Items sold include handmade silk scarves, original paintings, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, woodworks, homemade jams and jellies, and more. More info under Markets, below. (Submitted photo)
Bradley McPherson with his beloved 1980 GMC truck he called "Emma.” (photo: facebook.com/Bradsmemorialshowandshine)

Surrey toy run to remember man killed at Christmas Eve party 10 years ago

‘We decide to give back in a bigger way to kids,’ says Bradley McPherson’s mother

Bradley McPherson with his beloved 1980 GMC truck he called "Emma.” (photo: facebook.com/Bradsmemorialshowandshine)
Glassblower Robert Gary Parkes at work in his Port Kells-area studio. (File photo)
Glassblower Robert Gary Parkes at work in his Port Kells-area studio. (File photo)
Carson Hoy TEASER PHOTO (Submitted photo: Swastik Sodankoor)

‘Night Drive’ video showcases music/film vision of Surrey’s driven Carson Hoy

‘The ideas I’m having are beyond the music and more about telling stories, visually,’ the Surrey-based artist says

Carson Hoy TEASER PHOTO (Submitted photo: Swastik Sodankoor)
Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir returns to Surrey Arts Centre with its popular Christmas concert on Tuesday, Dec. 7. (Submitted photo)

Welsh Men’s Choir sings ‘heartfelt carols’ at Surrey theatre after two-year concert hiatus

‘Having the singers more spread apart has resulted in some unexpected benefits,’ music director says

Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir returns to Surrey Arts Centre with its popular Christmas concert on Tuesday, Dec. 7. (Submitted photo)
The Round Up Cafe operated for more than six decades at 10449 King George Boulevard, Surrey. (File photo)

More copies of popular Round Up Café book printed, signing event at Surrey diner Dec. 3

‘I know there is a demand for them as we ran out before everybody got a copy,’ project co-ordinator says

The Round Up Cafe operated for more than six decades at 10449 King George Boulevard, Surrey. (File photo)
Willem Vanderpol’s car in front of the office at the Surrey plant, circa 1953. Ria Vanderpol is standing in the door of the office. (Submitted photo, from the book “First With the Finest: Vanderpol’s, a Family Enterprise”)
Willem Vanderpol’s car in front of the office at the Surrey plant, circa 1953. Ria Vanderpol is standing in the door of the office. (Submitted photo, from the book “First With the Finest: Vanderpol’s, a Family Enterprise”)
Lotto winner William Northcott is a Surrey resident. (Submitted photo: BCLC)

‘Everyone went crazy’: $500K richer, Surrey lotto winner high-fives others at store

William Northcott checked his winning ticket where he bought it, on King George Blvd.

Lotto winner William Northcott is a Surrey resident. (Submitted photo: BCLC)
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VIDEO: Humboldt Broncos crash survivor happy to skate again in Surrey

Rehabing hockey player Layne Matechuk treated by team with Surrey Neuroplasticity Clinic

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Surrey’s Tree Lighting Festival returns Saturday, Nov. 20 at Surrey Civic Plaza. The day-long festival runs from noon to 10 p.m., with immersive light displays, live music, a Holiday Market, food trucks, free hot chocolate and family activities. Admission is free, and all the details are posted to surrey.ca/treelighting. (File photo: City of Surrey)
Surrey’s Tree Lighting Festival returns Saturday, Nov. 20 at Surrey Civic Plaza. The day-long festival runs from noon to 10 p.m., with immersive light displays, live music, a Holiday Market, food trucks, free hot chocolate and family activities. Admission is free, and all the details are posted to surrey.ca/treelighting. (File photo: City of Surrey)
“The Future is Female” art by Samya Arif was featured during the March 2021 virtual gathering of Surrey Muse, an interdisciplinary art and literature presentation group launched 10 years ago, in November 2011. (YouTube screenshot)

Surrey Muse celebrates 10th year with arts awards honouring 5 Canadian ‘miracle makers’

The art/lit group’s Nov. 26 gathering will be its 20th in a virtual setting

“The Future is Female” art by Samya Arif was featured during the March 2021 virtual gathering of Surrey Muse, an interdisciplinary art and literature presentation group launched 10 years ago, in November 2011. (YouTube screenshot)
The Surrey RCMP Classic basketball tournament involves close to 700 student-athletes in what has become a city championship, and certainly a barometer for future success in playoffs, held a few weeks later. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey school gyms have some bounce again as basketball season starts

RCMP Classic tournament organizer laments ‘disappointing and sad’ 2020-21 season, which was cancelled

The Surrey RCMP Classic basketball tournament involves close to 700 student-athletes in what has become a city championship, and certainly a barometer for future success in playoffs, held a few weeks later. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Blood donation image on Canadian Blood Services' website.

Blood donations sought in Surrey today in wake of flooding in Fraser Valley

Canadian Blood Services has had to postpone or cancel donation events in hard-hit areas

Blood donation image on Canadian Blood Services' website.
South of the Fraser Maritime Employers group reps present donation of $36,000 to Women of Options campaign organizers. Pictured from left are Marissa Chan-Kent (BCMEA), Kathy deLisser (Ceres Terminals Canada), Christine Mohr (Options Community Services CEO), Kim Stegeman-Lowe (Western Group), Penny Priddy (Women of Options), Jennifer Perih (Global Container Terminals Canada), Angela Kirkham (DP World Fraser Surrey) and Kamaljit Lehal (Options Community Services Chair of the Board). (Submitted photo)

Surrey’s ‘Women of Options’ campaign tops $1.5M with push from waterfront companies

Funds raised will help build an affordable-housing complex in Newton

South of the Fraser Maritime Employers group reps present donation of $36,000 to Women of Options campaign organizers. Pictured from left are Marissa Chan-Kent (BCMEA), Kathy deLisser (Ceres Terminals Canada), Christine Mohr (Options Community Services CEO), Kim Stegeman-Lowe (Western Group), Penny Priddy (Women of Options), Jennifer Perih (Global Container Terminals Canada), Angela Kirkham (DP World Fraser Surrey) and Kamaljit Lehal (Options Community Services Chair of the Board). (Submitted photo)
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3D Santa coming to Surrey’s Guildford mall in train-themed ‘North Star Experience’

‘Santa and his furry friends will make a virtual appearance’ at the end of 10-minute adventure

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‘Xmas of Chaos’ at Surrey garden centre promises ‘twisted take on Christmas’

December haunts to offer ‘live horror theatre experience’ in Newton

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Bassist Jodi Proznick’s New Horizons band is featured during IronFest concerts. (submitted photo)
Bassist Jodi Proznick’s New Horizons band is featured during IronFest concerts. (submitted photo)
Alumni speakers at a YELL event in 2019. The organization’s educational programs “empower youth with the skills, knowledge and network they will need to take on the future,” according to a webpost. (Photo: yellcanada.org)

KPU helps give young entrepreneurs something to YELL about in Surrey, region

Post-secondary credit for secondary students now offered

Alumni speakers at a YELL event in 2019. The organization’s educational programs “empower youth with the skills, knowledge and network they will need to take on the future,” according to a webpost. (Photo: yellcanada.org)
Musicians Sami Ghawi and Khyla Granstrom at a youth jam night in 2018, the first time they performed together. (submitted photo)

VIDEO: Musical ‘explosion’ at youth jam leads to ‘I Wanna Be Cool’ song about fitting in

Lyricist Khyla Granstrom, 22, sings about struggles of peer pressure as teen

Musicians Sami Ghawi and Khyla Granstrom at a youth jam night in 2018, the first time they performed together. (submitted photo)