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Sources volunteers face off at the organization’s ‘Enchanted’ gala – one as a fairy and the other as her magic-mirror reflection – held in 2019. (Tiffany Kwong photo)

‘Rising infections’ prompts move to virtual Sources gala

Silent auction, raffle opens to public at 9 a.m. Oct. 30

This year’s annual Lighted Boat Parade has been cancelled. (File photo)

White Rock’s annual Lighted Boat Parade cancelled

COVID-19 cited as main reason for cancellation of popular winter tradition

Signage outside of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in South Surrey advises of the drive-thru schedule. (Contributed photo)

Cold-weather clothing donations sought at South Surrey drive-thru effort

Weekly collection continues in Mount Olive Lutheran Church parking lot

Textile artists Amy Walker and Sharon Kallis install their contributions to the Museum of Surrey’s new feature exhibit “Nature’s Clothesline.” The exhibit explores how the world is airing its dirty laundry – not on a clothesline, but in the landfills and oceans. (Photo submitted)

‘Nature’s Clothesline’ opens at Museum of Surrey

Exhibition strives to educate on how our choice of clothing can affect ‘the health of the planet’

Textile artists Amy Walker and Sharon Kallis install their contributions to the Museum of Surrey’s new feature exhibit “Nature’s Clothesline.” The exhibit explores how the world is airing its dirty laundry – not on a clothesline, but in the landfills and oceans. (Photo submitted)
Amal Javed Abdullah (right) and her younger sister, Sarah, have both been involved in SFU Surrey Envision Financial Community Leaders Igniting Change, or CLIC. (submitted photo)

‘So rewarding’: CLIC grad touts program seeking future community leaders in Surrey

Those who run CLIC aim to have more than 100 alumni giving back to their community

  • Oct 28, 2020
Amal Javed Abdullah (right) and her younger sister, Sarah, have both been involved in SFU Surrey Envision Financial Community Leaders Igniting Change, or CLIC. (submitted photo)
Four-legged attendees were a draw for a previous rotary club shredding event. (File photo)

Rotarians’ shredding event returns to South Surrey

By-donation opportunity set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31

Four-legged attendees were a draw for a previous rotary club shredding event. (File photo)
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While the number of houses decorated for Halloween seem to be down compared to previous years, some homeowners kept the tradition alive, sort of. In South Surrey’s Summerfield neighbourhood, a skeleton horse and buggy are the showcase displays. The decorations include levitating candles, tomb stones, and skeleton dogs. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Trick-or-treat: Halloween spirit evident in South Surrey home

Skeleton horse-drawn carriage feature of Summerfield bone yard

While the number of houses decorated for Halloween seem to be down compared to previous years, some homeowners kept the tradition alive, sort of. In South Surrey’s Summerfield neighbourhood, a skeleton horse and buggy are the showcase displays. The decorations include levitating candles, tomb stones, and skeleton dogs. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Chemposite Inc. owner and founder Sarah Lam (left) presents a cheque for $400,000 to (from left) Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation board chair Andrew Clark, executive director Lisa Hoglund and major giving manager Jodi Stokes. The funds were donated through the foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund and have been used to fast-track acquisition of critical infection control equipment and fund priority COVID-19 related equipment and infrastructure at Delta Hospital. (Submitted photo)

Tilbury manufacturer donates $400K to fund COVID-19 response at Delta Hospital

Chemposite Inc. donation used to fast-track acquisition of critical infection control equipment

Chemposite Inc. owner and founder Sarah Lam (left) presents a cheque for $400,000 to (from left) Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation board chair Andrew Clark, executive director Lisa Hoglund and major giving manager Jodi Stokes. The funds were donated through the foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund and have been used to fast-track acquisition of critical infection control equipment and fund priority COVID-19 related equipment and infrastructure at Delta Hospital. (Submitted photo)
South Surrey’s Pacific Inn Resort – known locally as the Pink Palace – has been closed since 2018, but on Saturday will host a Overnight Paranormal Tour and Ghost Hunt. (Facebook photo)

South Surrey’s Pink Palace to host late-night Halloween ghost tour

Paranormal ghost hunt set for midnight to 4 a.m. Saturday at closed hotel

South Surrey’s Pacific Inn Resort – known locally as the Pink Palace – has been closed since 2018, but on Saturday will host a Overnight Paranormal Tour and Ghost Hunt. (Facebook photo)
Construction of Douglas College's Surrey Campus in 1970. (Photo: Douglas College Archives)

PHOTOS: Douglas College’s Surrey roots at a B.C.-first campus in 1970

The official date of the Douglas/Kwantlen split was April 1, 1981

Construction of Douglas College's Surrey Campus in 1970. (Photo: Douglas College Archives)
Loretta Hibbs (right), founder and president of Surrey-based City Dream Centre, with Kelly Voros (foreground), the organization's executive administrator. (submitted photo)
Loretta Hibbs (right), founder and president of Surrey-based City Dream Centre, with Kelly Voros (foreground), the organization's executive administrator. (submitted photo)
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Hundreds of people gathered in White Rock last year to participate in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony – but due to COVID-19, the city’s ceremony this year will be online only. (File photo)

White Rock chooses ‘virtual’ Remembrance Day

Due to COVID-19 the Nov. 11 ceremony will be online only

Hundreds of people gathered in White Rock last year to participate in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony – but due to COVID-19, the city’s ceremony this year will be online only. (File photo)
Nia Misiak

Surrey student given award for academic success despite health challenges

Nia Misiak says grant will help her pursue aspirations ‘and help others through similar experiences’

Nia Misiak
Delview Thanks4Giving committee members Alexa Liptak (left) and Amanda Quibing stand with the donation box outside the school’s front entrance. (James Smith photo)

Thanks 4 Giving food drive going drive-thru due to COVID-19

Organizers hope North Delta residents will come to them for Delview Secondary’s annual food drive

Delview Thanks4Giving committee members Alexa Liptak (left) and Amanda Quibing stand with the donation box outside the school’s front entrance. (James Smith photo)
Pumpkins outside Malvinder Gill’s farm on 152nd Street in Surrey. (submitted photo: Sarah Wilson)

At Surrey farm, free pumpkins for donation to food bank

‘Amazing for the community, especially during the pandemic,’ says one local resident

Pumpkins outside Malvinder Gill’s farm on 152nd Street in Surrey. (submitted photo: Sarah Wilson)
From left: Puneet Dhillon – Community Liaison Coordinator, Surrey Hospitals Foundation; Harp Dhillon – Vice Chair, SHF Board of Directors; Sonia Virk – Director, SHF Board of Directors; Tony Singh – President, Fruiticana; Azra Hussain – Chief Operating Officer, Surrey Hospitals Foundation; Don Hickling – Vice President, Leadership Giving, Surrey Hospitals Foundation. (Photo submitted)

Fruiticana donates $100,000 to support Children’s Health Centre at Surrey Memorial Hospital

Surrey-based company says giving back to community is key reason for its success

From left: Puneet Dhillon – Community Liaison Coordinator, Surrey Hospitals Foundation; Harp Dhillon – Vice Chair, SHF Board of Directors; Sonia Virk – Director, SHF Board of Directors; Tony Singh – President, Fruiticana; Azra Hussain – Chief Operating Officer, Surrey Hospitals Foundation; Don Hickling – Vice President, Leadership Giving, Surrey Hospitals Foundation. (Photo submitted)
Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
Participants in the annual Ride For Refuge charity event bike in front of the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Oct. 3. The event raised $15,000. (Photo submitted: Beverly Rennicks)

Participants raise more than $15,000 in local Ride for Refuge

Cloverdale Community Kitchen raised $5,000 more than last year

  • Oct 22, 2020
Participants in the annual Ride For Refuge charity event bike in front of the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Oct. 3. The event raised $15,000. (Photo submitted: Beverly Rennicks)
Left, Rowena Leivo early on in her volunteer career with the South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank. Right, Leivo in the food bank Tuesday. (Contributed photos)

After 34 years, ‘The Boss’ retires from South Surrey Food Bank volunteer gig

Rowena Leivo, 90, spent a third of her life volunteering at the food bank

Left, Rowena Leivo early on in her volunteer career with the South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank. Right, Leivo in the food bank Tuesday. (Contributed photos)