Tom Zillich

Eleanor Collins with the new Canada Post stamp that features her. (Submitted photo: Michael Desjardins/Pinpoint National Photography)

Surrey’s Eleanor Collins, 102, featured on new Canada Post stamp as country’s ‘first lady of jazz’

She was among first Canadian women and Black artists in North America to host a national TV series

Eleanor Collins with the new Canada Post stamp that features her. (Submitted photo: Michael Desjardins/Pinpoint National Photography)
Actor/comedian Mary Walsh is now scheduled to perform at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Oct. 29, following the postponement of her February show there. (Submitted photo)

Surrey shows being cancelled or postponed due to health, capacity concerns

‘Artists (have) some very grave and legitimate concerns about travelling at this time,’ manager of performing arts says

Actor/comedian Mary Walsh is now scheduled to perform at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Oct. 29, following the postponement of her February show there. (Submitted photo)
Lottery winner Eric Emery, a Surrey resident who bought a winning ticket at a Langley store. (Photo: BCLC)
Lottery winner Eric Emery, a Surrey resident who bought a winning ticket at a Langley store. (Photo: BCLC)
Bergmann Piano Duo. (File photo)

‘Oboe d’amour’ concert to kick off Winter Shows series in Surrey, with some changes

Event planners have opted to omit the usual pre-concert social hour Feb. 3 at Surrey Arts Centre

Bergmann Piano Duo. (File photo)
Metro Vancouver Transit Police Indigenous Liaison, Constable Kirk Rattray, in video about the Blue Eagle youth cadet program, coming to an elementary school in Surrey. (YouTube.com)

Blue Eagle cadet program flies to Surrey for lessons in Indigenous culture, policing

‘We’re trying to make it easier for youth to interact with us and to start to trust the police’

Metro Vancouver Transit Police Indigenous Liaison, Constable Kirk Rattray, in video about the Blue Eagle youth cadet program, coming to an elementary school in Surrey. (YouTube.com)
A still from Nancy Paterson’s “Garden in the Machine” multimedia installation, featured in the current “On Air” exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery. See listing below, under Art/Galleries. (Photo courtesy Surrey Art Gallery)

SURREY EVENTS: Concerts, comedy, ‘On Air’ at art gallery and more (for Jan. 19)

CONCERTS “Coffee Concert: Oboe d’amour”: Morning performance Thursday, Feb. 3 (11 a.m.),…

A still from Nancy Paterson’s “Garden in the Machine” multimedia installation, featured in the current “On Air” exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery. See listing below, under Art/Galleries. (Photo courtesy Surrey Art Gallery)
Kalyani Phadke’s “Lotus” mandala art. (submitted photo: Surrey Art Gallery)

‘Magic’ of mandala art revealed during Surrey gallery talk in February

Also, Panchal Mansaram’s work will be explored in an online conversation Feb. 5

Kalyani Phadke’s “Lotus” mandala art. (submitted photo: Surrey Art Gallery)
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‘Snowed In’ comedians coming to Surrey on tour already hit by show postponements

Debra DiGiovanni talks about joining Pete Zedlacher, Dan Quinn and Paul Myrehaug on B.C. leg of 13th-year tour

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Justin Sourdif in video posted to twitter.com/whlgiants.

VIDEO: Surrey’s Sourdif reacts after trade to Edmonton by Vancouver Giants

Traded for a pair of first-round draft picks and forward Jacob Boucher

Justin Sourdif in video posted to twitter.com/whlgiants.
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Dinner-theatre show at Surrey hotel to feature ‘Eat Your Heart Out’ comedy

‘To our knowledge, this is the first time dinner theatre has been presented in Surrey,’ Royal Canadian company says

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Pro footbal player Jonathan Konbo pictured outside his Surrey home in 2019. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey’s Kongbo aims for NFL again, this time with Denver Broncos

Former Holy Cross standout signs NFL contract after winning two Grey Cups with Blue Bombers

Pro footbal player Jonathan Konbo pictured outside his Surrey home in 2019. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Kites, dogs and dancers were featured in “Shadows of Eternity,” a show staged at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre in 2012 by the Paws 2 Dance canine dance group. (File photo)

Free rent of Surrey’s Bell theatre to be won in new program that assists pandemic-hit groups

Some renters are postponing or cancelling events due to B.C.’s current gathering restrictions

Kites, dogs and dancers were featured in “Shadows of Eternity,” a show staged at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre in 2012 by the Paws 2 Dance canine dance group. (File photo)
Lady Gaga at Surrey’s Mirage nightclub in 2008, from a video posted to the “alexandrajose” channel on YouTube.

Watch Lady Gaga sing ‘Just Dance’ at Surrey’s Mirage nightclub in 2008

Tickets for the show were $25, and Gaga’s debut album, The Fame, was released that week

Lady Gaga at Surrey’s Mirage nightclub in 2008, from a video posted to the “alexandrajose” channel on YouTube.
Transportation minister Rob Fleming will speak during a Surrey Board of Trade event online, Jan. 25. (File photo: Paul Henderson/Black Press Media)

Fleming’s transportation talk, Dix’s hospital update and other Surrey events move online again

Surrey-area business speeches and events have gone digital again due to Omicron…

Transportation minister Rob Fleming will speak during a Surrey Board of Trade event online, Jan. 25. (File photo: Paul Henderson/Black Press Media)
A scene from “Ascension,” a documentary focused on China’s industrial supply chain. The film and others will be screened during another online edition of KDocsFF, a social-justice documentary film festival, Feb. 18-27. (Photo: viff.org)

20+ films ‘seeking truth’ showcased in 10th KDocsFF festival in February

Surrey-based event is billed as Metro Vancouver’s premier social justice documentary film festival

A scene from “Ascension,” a documentary focused on China’s industrial supply chain. The film and others will be screened during another online edition of KDocsFF, a social-justice documentary film festival, Feb. 18-27. (Photo: viff.org)
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84 Avenue-area resident Julie Cotton outside the Surrey townhouse complex where she’s lived for nine years. The city’s planned road extension will cut through the hydro corridor in the distance. “I’m very upset by it, and we’re putting up a good fight,” she said Tuesday, Jan. 4. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

On Surrey’s 84 Avenue, imminent road construction concerns those near Bear Creek Park

‘I think they want to get at this pretty quick, so we’re going to see trees felled,’ church pastor says

84 Avenue-area resident Julie Cotton outside the Surrey townhouse complex where she’s lived for nine years. The city’s planned road extension will cut through the hydro corridor in the distance. “I’m very upset by it, and we’re putting up a good fight,” she said Tuesday, Jan. 4. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Firefighters chip trees for Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society causes in 2015. (File photo)

Tree-chipping for charity at two Surrey malls Saturday, Jan. 8

Tree chipping for charity will be done at Surrey’s two largest shopping…

Firefighters chip trees for Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society causes in 2015. (File photo)
Trumpeter Jens Lindemann will perform with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Jan. 8. (Photo: trumpetsolo.com)

Trumpeter Lindemann in Surrey for VSO concert with 50% capacity Saturday

He’s the first classical brass soloist to ever receive the Order of Canada

Trumpeter Jens Lindemann will perform with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Jan. 8. (Photo: trumpetsolo.com)
Tymisha “Tush” Harris stars in “Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play,” an online production from Surrey Civic Theatres from Jan. 20-22. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey digital stage for ‘Josephine,’ a one-woman musical about the fascinating Ms. Baker

Available for a fee starting Jan. 20, the production contains adult content and nudity

Tymisha “Tush” Harris stars in “Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play,” an online production from Surrey Civic Theatres from Jan. 20-22. (Photo: Tom Zillich)