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Launched in January, Uplift Canada was founded by Tsawwassen resident Maggie Larocque. (submitted photo)

Surrey shelters get clothing collected June 26 by Uplift Canada

Book a pickup on website of the new non-profit, founded by Delta resident

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‘Stay-at-home mom’ works to raise $25K to help Options build housing in Surrey

Tammy Bourelle boosts ‘Women of Options’ fundraising campaign, which ends June 30

Surrey Libraries will host a series of free contests and programs for teenagers this summer. (Malin Jordan photo)

Surrey Libraries offering series of free summer programs for teens

Writing contests, virtual programs scheduled throughout summer

Jack and Arleen Mar celebrated their wedding 60 years ago. (Contributed photo)

White Rock couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

‘Listen to your wife,’ Jack Mar offered as advice to newlyweds

Jack and Arleen Mar celebrated their wedding 60 years ago. (Contributed photo)
Seaquam Secondary Grade 9 student Hassan Ahmad won the Gold Intermediate Excellence Award at last month’s Canada-Wide Science Fair. (Submitted photo)

North Delta student takes home regional, national science awards

Seaquam Secondary’s Hassan Ahmad won Gold Intermediate Excellence at virtual Canada-Wide Science Fair

Seaquam Secondary Grade 9 student Hassan Ahmad won the Gold Intermediate Excellence Award at last month’s Canada-Wide Science Fair. (Submitted photo)
Raushan Bindra, who graduates this year, received her COVID-19 vaccination this week. It was administered by her dad, Bira Bindra, a White Rock firefighter. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Vaccination a family affair for White Rock firefighter

Bira Bindra is among firefighters spending their days off helping out at local immunization clinics

Raushan Bindra, who graduates this year, received her COVID-19 vaccination this week. It was administered by her dad, Bira Bindra, a White Rock firefighter. (Contributed photo)
Cover of the 32-page Surrey First Peoples Guide for Newcomers, created and compiled by Jeska Slater.

New ‘Surrey First Peoples Guide for Newcomers’ seeks to ‘uplift and amplify’ voices

32-page guide launched Tuesday by Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP)

Cover of the 32-page Surrey First Peoples Guide for Newcomers, created and compiled by Jeska Slater.
Outdoor vendors at the Cloverdale Flea Market are seen in this bird’s eye view image from the flea market’s Facebook page.

Cloverdale Flea Market to reopen

Market to open June 20 after being closed since Nov. 2020

Outdoor vendors at the Cloverdale Flea Market are seen in this bird’s eye view image from the flea market’s Facebook page.
Old trucks are seen in the yard at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale June 14, 2021. The Museum is reopening June 19 after a seven-month COVID closure. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale’s truck museum to reopen

B.C. Vintage Truck Museum set to open its doors June 19

Old trucks are seen in the yard at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale June 14, 2021. The Museum is reopening June 19 after a seven-month COVID closure. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The Lower Mainland Green Team and students from Earl Marriott Secondary remove invasive plants from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park. (Contributed photo)

Green Team returns to White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park to monitor previous work

Environmental volunteers, South Surrey students remove invasive species

The Lower Mainland Green Team and students from Earl Marriott Secondary remove invasive plants from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park. (Contributed photo)
Victoria’s Taya Lee, left, won Innovator of the Year in the 16 to 19 age category of the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase, while Cranbrook’s Keanu Chan, right, won Innovator of the Year in the 12 to 15 age category.

Science Fair Foundation BC announces winners in third annual Youth Innovation Showcase

Keanu Chan and Taya Lee each win $5,000 for their innovations

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Victoria’s Taya Lee, left, won Innovator of the Year in the 16 to 19 age category of the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase, while Cranbrook’s Keanu Chan, right, won Innovator of the Year in the 12 to 15 age category.
A team of White Rock Elementary students has won the Reading Link Challenge. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Elementary Grade 5 students win Reading Link challenge

Six Grade 5 students conquer book competition via Zoom

A team of White Rock Elementary students has won the Reading Link Challenge. (Contributed photo)
Typically, White Rock’s Canada Day celebrations are capped by a fireworks display over Semiahmoo Bay, but due to COVID-19, last year’s event was moved online. This week, the event earned two award nominations from the Vancouver chapter of the International Live Events Association. (Adrian Bakker file photo)

White Rock’s virtual Canada Day celebration up for two awards

Canada Day by the Bay nominated for best virtual event, best public event by ILEA Vancouver

Typically, White Rock’s Canada Day celebrations are capped by a fireworks display over Semiahmoo Bay, but due to COVID-19, last year’s event was moved online. This week, the event earned two award nominations from the Vancouver chapter of the International Live Events Association. (Adrian Bakker file photo)
Every day of the week, residents of South Surrey’s Launching Pad sort and distribute food that otherwise would have ended up in the landfill. (Aaron Hinks photo)

South Surrey charity keeps 158,000 kg of edible food out of landfill every year

Residents of Launching Pad feed about 750 people a week through FoodMesh

Every day of the week, residents of South Surrey’s Launching Pad sort and distribute food that otherwise would have ended up in the landfill. (Aaron Hinks photo)
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For SuperChefs’ free summer camps on Zoom, puppet teaches Surrey kids about cooking

Surrey-based non-profit creates program with help of ‘Sesame Street’ vet

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The Duke of Edinburgh Award ceremony May 25, 2019 at Government House in Victoria. This year’s Silver Awards are to be presented virtually on June 10, 2021. (Duke of Edinburgh Award BC & Yukon Division/Flickr)

Surrey students’ ‘infinite potential’ to be celebrated with Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Virtual ceremony set for June 10 – the late Duke’s 100th birthday

The Duke of Edinburgh Award ceremony May 25, 2019 at Government House in Victoria. This year’s Silver Awards are to be presented virtually on June 10, 2021. (Duke of Edinburgh Award BC & Yukon Division/Flickr)
Jon and Joan Mara pose in the Spirit Garden, backdropped by a rainbow. (Jordan Mara/Mind and Soil photo)

South Surrey Solstice Stroll set for June 26

Spirit Garden to glow with tributes in return of annual event

Jon and Joan Mara pose in the Spirit Garden, backdropped by a rainbow. (Jordan Mara/Mind and Soil photo)
Julia Chung, left, and Balbir Kaur Gurm are among winners of 2021 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. (submitted photos)

Two Surrey-area women among YWCA’s Distinction award winners for 2021

38th annual awards saw more than 500 guests gather online Monday

Julia Chung, left, and Balbir Kaur Gurm are among winners of 2021 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. (submitted photos)
Passengers board a B.C. Transit bus on Scott Road in 1993, in a Surrey Leader Collection photograph stored by Surrey Archives.

Surrey’s dramatic change shown in photos from ‘Leader Collection’ during June 24 talk

Surrey Archives will reopen July 6 for pre-booked, in-person appointments

Passengers board a B.C. Transit bus on Scott Road in 1993, in a Surrey Leader Collection photograph stored by Surrey Archives.
The Museum of Surrey is now offering a virtual tour of their new Community Treasures exhibit titled “20 Years: Surrey’s Heritage Rail.” (Screenshot)

Museum of Surrey launches virtual tour for new Heritage Rail exhibit

Online tour of ‘20 Years: Surrey’s Heritage Rail’ offers snapshot into the history of trains in Surrey

The Museum of Surrey is now offering a virtual tour of their new Community Treasures exhibit titled “20 Years: Surrey’s Heritage Rail.” (Screenshot)