Boaz Joseph

Merchant ships assemble in Bedford Basin

The war’s fourth branch

Surrey’s George Robin Hooper recalls serving as a young cadet aboard a Canadian merchant ship during the Second World War.

Merchant ships assemble in Bedford Basin
Mike Ward (left) and Devin Gallant concentrate on a board game called The Battle for Normandy at the BottosCon Board Game Convention at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel on Nov. 5.

All aboard for strategy

BottosCon 2016 Board Game Convention brought more that 100 enthusiasts to Surrey over the weekend.

Mike Ward (left) and Devin Gallant concentrate on a board game called The Battle for Normandy at the BottosCon Board Game Convention at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel on Nov. 5.
Students on Ice Arctic Expedition participants were taught about global warming on the Illulisat Icefjord in Greenland.

Polar expression

Surrey student Abhayjeet Singh Sachal, 14, learns about Canada’s Arctic region in person.

Students on Ice Arctic Expedition participants were taught about global warming on the Illulisat Icefjord in Greenland.
Retired carpenter Ralph Heading will lead an artist talk on Oct. 6 about his retro-futuristic artistic creations.

Sweet dreams and flying machines

Artist Ralph Heading will bring his steampunk vision for an artist talk at the Surrey Art Gallery on Oct. 6.

Retired carpenter Ralph Heading will lead an artist talk on Oct. 6 about his retro-futuristic artistic creations.
Haysom with her grandkids Conall

‘Everything happens for a reason’

Breast cancer survivor Sally Haysom is taking part in her ninth CIBC Run for the Cure on Oct. 2.

Haysom with her grandkids Conall
Surrey’s James and Sheila Dass are celebrating their 70th anniversary. The two were married in Fiji on Aug. 31

Seventy reasons to celebrate

James and Sheila Dass look back at 70 years of marriage.

Surrey’s James and Sheila Dass are celebrating their 70th anniversary. The two were married in Fiji on Aug. 31
Aaron

Kids come full circus

SOS Children's Village Social Circus: ‘Juggling now, empowerment later."

Aaron
Bring your old bras to Bear Creek Park at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Support needed – and bras can help

CIBC Run for the Cure preceded by Paint Canada Pink Week – and they need your old bras on Sunday.

Bring your old bras to Bear Creek Park at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
The Surrey Skill Share Fair takes place Oct. 2 at the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre.

Show what you know

2016 Surrey Skill Share Fair seeks presenters for October event.

The Surrey Skill Share Fair takes place Oct. 2 at the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre.
Participants get in the thick of it at the 2015 Rugged Maniac 5K obstacle race at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.

Mud, sweat and beers

Rugged Maniac 5K obstacle race comes to Cloverdale for a second year.

Participants get in the thick of it at the 2015 Rugged Maniac 5K obstacle race at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.
Surrey's Alex Sangha (third from right) was the Vancouver Pride Parade's first Sikh grand marshal.

‘The community has come a long way’

Surrey's Alex Sangha was the first South Asian to lead the Vancouver Pride Parade.

Surrey's Alex Sangha (third from right) was the Vancouver Pride Parade's first Sikh grand marshal.
Dr. Shawn Llewellyn

Praise for helping pets and the poor

Surrey veterinarian lauded for his work with homeless and low-income animal owners.

Dr. Shawn Llewellyn
Tanya Zarin

‘My goal became to finish’

Surrey’s Tanya Zarin runs 89 kilometres in under 11 hours in South African ultra marathon.

Tanya Zarin
Based out of City Centre Library

Word is there’s a new chief librarian in town

Surinder Bhogal takes over Surrey Libraries as leader Melanie Houlden retires.

Based out of City Centre Library
Former Surrey resident Lyanne Smith was joined by former transit operator Angus McIntyre to display their collection of transit memorabilia at the Museum of Vancouver’s new exhibit

A ticket to B.C. transit history

Next stop for retired bus driver’s collection: The Museum of Vancouver.

Former Surrey resident Lyanne Smith was joined by former transit operator Angus McIntyre to display their collection of transit memorabilia at the Museum of Vancouver’s new exhibit
BC Regiment Master Warrant Officer Hafeez Mullick (right) chats with Lt. Col. Pritam Singh Jauhal at the Second World War veteran's book launch at the Newton Library in a photo taken on Nov. 30

A soldier remembered

Lt. Col. Pritam Singh Jauhal fought to have turbans admitted in Royal Canadian Legion halls.

BC Regiment Master Warrant Officer Hafeez Mullick (right) chats with Lt. Col. Pritam Singh Jauhal at the Second World War veteran's book launch at the Newton Library in a photo taken on Nov. 30
Clockwise from top left: Anna Granuzzo Silverman

The faces of courage

Six women share their stories of sexual assaults in a Surrey Women's Centre campaign for change.

Clockwise from top left: Anna Granuzzo Silverman
From left: Denice Thompson

It’s never too late to date

South Surrey and White Rock seniors' advocates saw a film about seniors doing speed dating. It gave them an idea.

From left: Denice Thompson
Above: A European honeybee (Apis mellifera) at a hive at the Honeybee Centre in Surrey. Below: Operations manager Leanne Buhler is heading a Bee Garden Project to bring 100 bee colonies to 50 specially prepared sites in Surrey over the next few years.

The bee plot thickens

Pollinators are getting their own gardens, thanks to Surrey honeybee enthusiasts.

Above: A European honeybee (Apis mellifera) at a hive at the Honeybee Centre in Surrey. Below: Operations manager Leanne Buhler is heading a Bee Garden Project to bring 100 bee colonies to 50 specially prepared sites in Surrey over the next few years.
Piano days are here again

Piano days are here again

Surrey Museum's latest addition is a working 1904 Lansdowne player piano.

Piano days are here again