Tom Zillich

teaser photo: Tom Jackson brings "Stories, Songs and Santa Causes” to Surrey Arts Centre's Main Stage on Nov. 19.

Tom Jackson brings ‘Stories, Songs and Santa Causes’ to Surrey with charity in mind again

‘People can expect singing, storytelling, and tomfoolery’ on Nov. 19

teaser photo: Tom Jackson brings "Stories, Songs and Santa Causes” to Surrey Arts Centre's Main Stage on Nov. 19.
The She Connects mentorship initiative was launched by, from left to right, Emily Haugen, Leena Parhar, Meghan Dunn and Avneet Sandhu. “We have more mentors than mentees right now,” said Sandhu, a Surrey resident, “and it’s about getting in touch with girls and spreading the word, on social media and other places. I’ve literally put up posters on mailboxes in my neighbourhood.” (submitted photo)

She Connects mentorship program searches for girl mentees in Surrey and region

Volunteer initiative connects young women in high school with women who have graduated

The She Connects mentorship initiative was launched by, from left to right, Emily Haugen, Leena Parhar, Meghan Dunn and Avneet Sandhu. “We have more mentors than mentees right now,” said Sandhu, a Surrey resident, “and it’s about getting in touch with girls and spreading the word, on social media and other places. I’ve literally put up posters on mailboxes in my neighbourhood.” (submitted photo)
Delta-based dancer Emma Tomlinson in video of her winning “Coppélia” dance at International Ballet Grand Prix Vienna, a virtual competition this year. (submitted video)

Surrey, Delta dancers shine at International Ballet Grand Prix Vienna competition

Online event in October attracted 193 competitors from 23 countries

Delta-based dancer Emma Tomlinson in video of her winning “Coppélia” dance at International Ballet Grand Prix Vienna, a virtual competition this year. (submitted video)
TEASER PHOTO ONLY. Surrey-raised hockey player Colin Fraser, shown here with the Stanley Cup in the summer of 2010 after winning the trophy as a member of Chicago Blackhawks, would be a strong candidate for induction in a Sports Hall of Fame in Surrey. (File photo)

Virtual Surrey Sports Hall of Fame viewed as ‘highly accessible’ and ‘contemporary’

Such a hall ‘provides all the benefits of a real-world museum without the limitations,’ according to city report

TEASER PHOTO ONLY. Surrey-raised hockey player Colin Fraser, shown here with the Stanley Cup in the summer of 2010 after winning the trophy as a member of Chicago Blackhawks, would be a strong candidate for induction in a Sports Hall of Fame in Surrey. (File photo)
Satbir Cheema speaks during B.C.’s online Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards. (YouTube video)
Satbir Cheema speaks during B.C.’s online Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards. (YouTube video)
Guitarist Brian “Smitty” Smith and singer Ra McGuire on stage with Trooper. (Photo: Stan Pietrusik/trooper.com)

Rock band Trooper to carry on without founding members McGuire, Smith

‘They are both healthy and happy, they’ve just decided that this is the best time to step back from the road and enjoy the life that this unplanned time-off has dropped them into’

Guitarist Brian “Smitty” Smith and singer Ra McGuire on stage with Trooper. (Photo: Stan Pietrusik/trooper.com)
Dr. Ryan D’Arcy was named Business Person of the Year during the 2021 Surrey Business Excellence Awards, a virtual gala held Thursday, Nov. 4. (File photo: Simon Fraser University)

VIDEO: Surrey Business Excellence Awards celebrate eight for ‘resiliency’ in online gala

Thursday’s digital broadcast was emceed by broadcaster Jay Durant

Dr. Ryan D’Arcy was named Business Person of the Year during the 2021 Surrey Business Excellence Awards, a virtual gala held Thursday, Nov. 4. (File photo: Simon Fraser University)
Surrey resident Vinay Giridhar directed the new documentary movie, “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” which sheds light on three South Asian adults (Kayden, Jag and Amar) and their stories of growing up gay. (Photo: visaff.ca)

Surrey director’s ‘Emergence’ doc film aims to educate about South Asians who grow up gay

The award-winning movie will play during Surrey’s Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival

Surrey resident Vinay Giridhar directed the new documentary movie, “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” which sheds light on three South Asian adults (Kayden, Jag and Amar) and their stories of growing up gay. (Photo: visaff.ca)
Surrey Knights hockey player Jacob Tudan with prized puck after scoring a rare “Michigan” goal on Wednesday, Nov. 3. (Photo: twitter.com/SurreyKnights)

VIDEO: Surrey Knights player shocks onlookers by scoring rare ‘Michigan’ goal in Langley

‘To see the move put to use in the PJHL is a testament to how skilled young Canadian hockey players are these days’

Surrey Knights hockey player Jacob Tudan with prized puck after scoring a rare “Michigan” goal on Wednesday, Nov. 3. (Photo: twitter.com/SurreyKnights)
First World War soldier William James Taylor is profiled by his great-grandson, student Connor Mitchell, in the “KPU Remembers” project. This photo of Taylor is from the video Mitchell created to tell the story of his ancestor’s last battle at Mount Sorrel, Ypres, in 1916.

VIDEO: Students’ ‘KPU Remembers’ website shows First World War experiences of Canadian soldiers

In time for Remembrance Day, written reports and ‘excellent’ videos posted to website, instructor says

First World War soldier William James Taylor is profiled by his great-grandson, student Connor Mitchell, in the “KPU Remembers” project. This photo of Taylor is from the video Mitchell created to tell the story of his ancestor’s last battle at Mount Sorrel, Ypres, in 1916.
Rendering of the exterior of the new Vancouver Art Gallery building. (Photo: Herzog & de Meuron)

Historic $100M donation to help build new Vancouver Art Gallery, additional $160M sought

Audian Foundation gift is the largest to an art gallery in Canadian history

Rendering of the exterior of the new Vancouver Art Gallery building. (Photo: Herzog & de Meuron)
Surrey-based music producer Intense in a promo photo.
Surrey-based music producer Intense in a promo photo.
A 600-DAY WAIT FOR “JOSEPHINE” ON SURREY STAGE: Florida-based actor, singer and dancer Tymisha “Tush” Harris brought “Josephine” to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage last Saturday, Oct. 30, for a well-attended matinee and a sold-out evening show. The entertaining “burlesque cabaret dream play,” about Josephine Baker, the 1920s-era star, was the first in-person show on the stage since March 2020 – more than 600 days – due to pandemic gathering restrictions. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
A 600-DAY WAIT FOR “JOSEPHINE” ON SURREY STAGE: Florida-based actor, singer and dancer Tymisha “Tush” Harris brought “Josephine” to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage last Saturday, Oct. 30, for a well-attended matinee and a sold-out evening show. The entertaining “burlesque cabaret dream play,” about Josephine Baker, the 1920s-era star, was the first in-person show on the stage since March 2020 – more than 600 days – due to pandemic gathering restrictions. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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‘Snowed In’ comedians plan January show in Surrey on another B.C.-wide tour

Featured this year are Debra DiGiovanni, Pete Zedlacher, Dan Quinn and Paul Myrehaug

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The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)

‘Footloose’ in B.C.: Dancing ban irks live-event industry, those who want to bust a move

‘Events are getting cancelled (and) it’s too late to get events going for November, December,’ one DJ says

The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)
Some of the entries in the 2018 Gingerbread Village competition at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Some of the entries in the 2018 Gingerbread Village competition at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
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New ‘Surrey Holiday Lights’ event adds twinkle to city in another ticketed ‘holiday experience’

MRG Group’s ‘Immersive Lights & Music Experience’ starts Nov. 25 at Civic Plaza, followed by Lumagica in Cloverdale

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Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club dancers outside Surrey Arts Centre, in Diwali Downtown Surrey “digital showcase” video on YouTube.

Diwali Fest features both in-person and online events for 2021

Diwali Downtown Surrey was a ‘digital showcase,’ and Canucks host Diwali-themed game Friday

Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club dancers outside Surrey Arts Centre, in Diwali Downtown Surrey “digital showcase” video on YouTube.
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Sun sets on work life for Sundowner owner as Delta pub closes its doors

‘I’m 73 next month, that’s it,” Marilyn Sanders said with a laugh and a smile, typical of her very social nature

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Missing couple last seen at Surrey home on Halloween morning

‘Family and police have been unable to make contact with Matthew or Janaye and are very concerned for their wellbeing as this is out of character’

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