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Four-year-old Miya from Willowbrook posed with Santa at Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Sunday, Dec. 5, part of a sensory-friendly photo session for kids who can get overwhelmed by the sounds and sights of Christmas. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A quiet photo with Santa at Langley shopping centre

Sensory-friendly sessions for kids who can be overwhelmed by Christmas sights and sounds

 

The Cloverdale Community Football Association’s Peewee Bobcats celebrate after winning a provincial title Dec. 5 as they beat the Abbotsford Falcons 44-0 in the championship game. (Photo submitted: Yeera Sami)

Cloverdale Peewee Bobcats score six TDs on way to provincial title

Successful season ends for Cloverdale Community Football Association

 

White Rock Pride Society’s 2021 Coldest Night of the Year team. (Gord Wait photo)

Brrr-ing on 2022 White Rock/South Surrey Coldest Night of the Year

Event set for Feb. 26 on White Rock waterfront

 

Kids from the Squamish Eagles U13 A2 team donate food and money to the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Nov. 28. The Kitchen delivered the items and cash to Camp Charis in Chilliwack Nov. 29 to help support flood victims. (Photo submitted: Matthew Campbell)

Squamish hockey team supports flood victims in Chilliwack

Cloverdale Community Kitchen has sent about 100,000 pounds of food and clothing to flood victims

Kids from the Squamish Eagles U13 A2 team donate food and money to the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Nov. 28. The Kitchen delivered the items and cash to Camp Charis in Chilliwack Nov. 29 to help support flood victims. (Photo submitted: Matthew Campbell)
Laronde Elementary French Immersion Grade 6 students undertook Compassion Projects, with efforts benefiting five non-profit organizations. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey students learn about compassion, turn words into action

Five non-profits to benefit from efforts of Grade 6 Laronde Elementary class

Laronde Elementary French Immersion Grade 6 students undertook Compassion Projects, with efforts benefiting five non-profit organizations. (Contributed photo)
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
White Rock Baptist Church is inviting the public to help put together the world’s largest puzzle on Nov. 20, 2021. (White Rock Baptist Church Facebook photo)

Puzzling event to unfold at White Rock Baptist Church

Public invited to get piece of the action during Nov. 20 build of world record-sized puzzle

White Rock Baptist Church is inviting the public to help put together the world’s largest puzzle on Nov. 20, 2021. (White Rock Baptist Church Facebook photo)
From left: The Cloverdale Legion’s Jeanne Arial and president Scott MacMillan present Meghan Neufeld, director of development for the Community Kitchen, and Melanie Yzerman, coordinator for the Christmas Hamper Program, with a cheque for $5,000. The funds will be used to support the Kitchen’s outreach programs. (Photo submitted: Lindsay Rempel)

Cloverdale Legion donates $5K to Community Kitchen

Funds will go to support the Kitchen’s food programs

From left: The Cloverdale Legion’s Jeanne Arial and president Scott MacMillan present Meghan Neufeld, director of development for the Community Kitchen, and Melanie Yzerman, coordinator for the Christmas Hamper Program, with a cheque for $5,000. The funds will be used to support the Kitchen’s outreach programs. (Photo submitted: Lindsay Rempel)
The lighting of a ceremonial diya at the B.C. Legislature on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Keri Coles photo)

COLUMN: Celebrating and understanding Diwali, Bandi Chhor Divas and Gurpurab

North Delta resident Mandip Kharod-Clark helps readers learn more about these important celebrations

  • Nov 4, 2021
The lighting of a ceremonial diya at the B.C. Legislature on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Keri Coles photo)
Holy Trinity Anglican Church acting pastor Wes Hills aims to host weekly ‘Priest at Large’ sessions at Laura’s Coffee Corner, starting Nov. 4, 2021. (File photo/holytrinitywhiterock.org photo)

‘Priest at Large’ launches at White Rock coffee shop

Holy Trinity Anglican Church’s Priest-in-Charge Wes Hills ‘ready to chat about pretty much anything’

Holy Trinity Anglican Church acting pastor Wes Hills aims to host weekly ‘Priest at Large’ sessions at Laura’s Coffee Corner, starting Nov. 4, 2021. (File photo/holytrinitywhiterock.org photo)
Jack Herring, 3, met Santa Claus at a ‘Cram the Cruiser’ event held by White Rock RCMP pre-pandemic. This year, the detachment’s drive-thru clothing drive is set for Nov. 27. (File photo)
Jack Herring, 3, met Santa Claus at a ‘Cram the Cruiser’ event held by White Rock RCMP pre-pandemic. This year, the detachment’s drive-thru clothing drive is set for Nov. 27. (File photo)
Surrounded by city councillors, Mayor Doug McCallum cuts a ribbon to officially open the Clayton Community Centre Oct. 16. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

City of Surrey officially opens Clayton Community Centre

Rec. centre has been open since February

Surrounded by city councillors, Mayor Doug McCallum cuts a ribbon to officially open the Clayton Community Centre Oct. 16. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
Elsje Hannah stands in the old safe at the Healing Place Counselling Centre in the Dale Building. Hannah converted the old safe into a chapel-area for quiet reflection for clients at her practice, which includes the not-for-profit Soul Matters Counselling. Soul Matters has recently partnered with the Cloverdale Community Kitchen to offer counseling services to the needy. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Soul Matters partnering with Cloverdale Community Kitchen to offer counselling services to the needy

Not-for-profit will have two interns working one day a week at the Community Kitchen

Elsje Hannah stands in the old safe at the Healing Place Counselling Centre in the Dale Building. Hannah converted the old safe into a chapel-area for quiet reflection for clients at her practice, which includes the not-for-profit Soul Matters Counselling. Soul Matters has recently partnered with the Cloverdale Community Kitchen to offer counseling services to the needy. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The Delta Police Department, in partnership with The Harmony Initiative Society and the Delta Police Foundation and with the support of Delta School District, is calling on local artists of all ages to participate in the 2022 “THIS is Where You Belong” calendar contest, running from Oct. 4-24. (Delta Police Department image)

Delta police and partners co-launch calendar contest

‘THIS is Where You Belong’ initiative, open Oct. 4-24, to encourage art that supports inclusion

The Delta Police Department, in partnership with The Harmony Initiative Society and the Delta Police Foundation and with the support of Delta School District, is calling on local artists of all ages to participate in the 2022 “THIS is Where You Belong” calendar contest, running from Oct. 4-24. (Delta Police Department image)
Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

B.C. grocer hands out thousands in employee bonuses amid regional staffing shortages

The extra cash followed a busy summer, says store owner Jean-Marc Pesant

Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Reach Development manager Kristin Bibbs, development manager at Reach Child and Youth Development Society, displays prizes available in the non-profit’s inaugural Reach for the Stars “Un-Gala” virtual auction. (submitted photo)

Reach Society hosting virtual auction in lieu of postponed gala

Online auction will open Saturday, Oct. 2 and run through to Monday, Oct. 18

Reach Development manager Kristin Bibbs, development manager at Reach Child and Youth Development Society, displays prizes available in the non-profit’s inaugural Reach for the Stars “Un-Gala” virtual auction. (submitted photo)
More than 250 people took part in Cloverdale’s annual Ride for Refuge. (Photo: Submitted)

Cloverdale’s Ride for Refuge raises $75K

More than 250 cyclists took part in annual event

More than 250 people took part in Cloverdale’s annual Ride for Refuge. (Photo: Submitted)
Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. driving school owner to install dash cams, in spite of prohibition

Mark Anderson said he intends to defy regulations due to better serve his clients

Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Mohammed Abel Abbas stands at the Crowsnest Pass circa 1979. Abbas, of Indo-Fijian descent, was heading back to his home in Sparwood after visiting Alberta. A new Community Treasures exhibit at the Museum of Surrey tells the story of Surrey’s Indo-Fijians. (Photo submitted: Rizwaan Abbas)

‘Indo-Fijians’ exhibit to open at Museum of Surrey

Community Treasurers exhibit to tell story of Indo-Fijians and their culture

Mohammed Abel Abbas stands at the Crowsnest Pass circa 1979. Abbas, of Indo-Fijian descent, was heading back to his home in Sparwood after visiting Alberta. A new Community Treasures exhibit at the Museum of Surrey tells the story of Surrey’s Indo-Fijians. (Photo submitted: Rizwaan Abbas)
A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Northern B.C. goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)