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People enjoy White Rock Beach Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock going virtual with Canada Day celebration

Event to be streamed on Facebook, YouTube

People enjoy White Rock Beach Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (Aaron Hinks photo)
(L-R) White Rock Rotary Club members George Garrett, Marcus Low, Jack Rae, Raj Rajogopal and former president Mauricio Browne de Paola join 2019 student finalists Miranda Clark, Olivia Canavan, Sierra Cowie, Satori Yatsura, Isabella Tome and Fiona Sjaus at an awards ceremony at  Earl Marriott Secondary library. (File photo)

White Rock Rotary, Peace Arch News essay contest returns

Four secondary schools set to participate; entry deadline is June 30

(L-R) White Rock Rotary Club members George Garrett, Marcus Low, Jack Rae, Raj Rajogopal and former president Mauricio Browne de Paola join 2019 student finalists Miranda Clark, Olivia Canavan, Sierra Cowie, Satori Yatsura, Isabella Tome and Fiona Sjaus at an awards ceremony at  Earl Marriott Secondary library. (File photo)
Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. government announces $1.5 million in pandemic relief for struggling Legion branches

Property tax exemption is what Legions really need, Victoria branch president says

Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left to right, Surrey RCMP constables Hwan Lee, Martine Bembenek, Trish Douglas and Leandre Melançon are on the 2021 Cops For Cancer cycling team. (submitted photo)
From left to right, Surrey RCMP constables Hwan Lee, Martine Bembenek, Trish Douglas and Leandre Melançon are on the 2021 Cops For Cancer cycling team. (submitted photo)
BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS’ SCENE: Learn signs of abuse in older adults

Virtual event to focus on keeping each other safe

  • Jun 3, 2021
Dianne Sawicki
Rotary Roundup

ROTARY ROUNDUP: Advancement of youth front and centre for Semiahmoo Rotary clubs

SASSY awards handed out to group of exceptional teens

  • Jun 3, 2021
Rotary Roundup
The City of Surrey is offering a series of free online programs and activities starting June 3, to mark BC Seniors Week. (surrey.ca photo)

Surrey offers free programs for B.C. Seniors’ Week

Online events and activities begin June 3

The City of Surrey is offering a series of free online programs and activities starting June 3, to mark BC Seniors Week. (surrey.ca photo)
People in need receive food from the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank in 2020. The food bank, through the Cloverdale Community Kitchen, has launched a new summer food drive aimed to increase donations at a time of year when they tend to drop. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Community Kitchen launches new summer donation drive

Initiative aims to raise much needed food and money for Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank

People in need receive food from the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank in 2020. The food bank, through the Cloverdale Community Kitchen, has launched a new summer food drive aimed to increase donations at a time of year when they tend to drop. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Students at Sands Secondary are holding a pair of electronic waste collection events June 19-20 and July 10-17 in hopes of providing refurbished items for charities and, if all goes well, winning a $10,000 prize for their school. Pictured (clockwise, from top) are teachers Bryce Murray and Lindsay Viveiros, and student organizers Sumreet Kaur Bains, Parveer Singh Gill and Parneet Kaur Gill. (Submitted photo)

North Delta students collecting e-waste to refurbish, recycle

Items collected will be refurbished if possible and donated to charity

Students at Sands Secondary are holding a pair of electronic waste collection events June 19-20 and July 10-17 in hopes of providing refurbished items for charities and, if all goes well, winning a $10,000 prize for their school. Pictured (clockwise, from top) are teachers Bryce Murray and Lindsay Viveiros, and student organizers Sumreet Kaur Bains, Parveer Singh Gill and Parneet Kaur Gill. (Submitted photo)
Michael Gibbs, co-chair of communications for the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society, drives a virtual train that is part of a new interactive train exhibit at the Museum of Surrey. The exhibit opens June 2. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Michael Gibbs, co-chair of communications for the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society, drives a virtual train that is part of a new interactive train exhibit at the Museum of Surrey. The exhibit opens June 2. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)

B.C. Cancer Foundation canvassers going door-to-door

Residents asked to support monthly donor program, but warned canvassers do not take cash

BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)
Rachelle Seidel collapses to the ground after seeing her renovated home Sunday evening. (Aaron Hinks photo)

VIDEO: South Surrey single mother overwhelmed by home renovation gift

LifeApp volunteers renovated every room in Rachelle Seidel’s house

Rachelle Seidel collapses to the ground after seeing her renovated home Sunday evening. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Self portrait, Joon Sohn. (Submitted)

Salish Secondary student wins Beedie Luminaries scholarship

Community service work with war veterans helped Sohn win scholarship

Self portrait, Joon Sohn. (Submitted)
Local volunteers and members of the Lower Mainland Green Team work to remove invasive species from White Rock Beach Saturday. (Green Team photo)

PHOTOS: Green Team, volunteers clear invasive species from White Rock Beach

Volunteers remove ‘some of the largest Himalayan blackberry crowns we have seen’ – organizer

Local volunteers and members of the Lower Mainland Green Team work to remove invasive species from White Rock Beach Saturday. (Green Team photo)
Robin Yadav, a Grade 12 student at Queen Elizabeth Secondary, is a 2021 Schulich Leader scholarship winner, valued at $80,000 over four years. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey student receives $80K Schulich Leader scholarship

Robin Yadav, a Grade 12 student at Queen Elizabeth Secondary, wants to major in computer sciences

Robin Yadav, a Grade 12 student at Queen Elizabeth Secondary, is a 2021 Schulich Leader scholarship winner, valued at $80,000 over four years. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
South Surrey’s famous destination of the 1940s and 1950s, the Tara Supper Club on Crescent Road, will be among the restaurant venues remembered in the next in Historic Stewart Farm’s series of online talks. (City of Surrey Archives photo)

Online discussion revisits historic Surrey restaurants

Photos and memories will be shared in virtual talk

South Surrey’s famous destination of the 1940s and 1950s, the Tara Supper Club on Crescent Road, will be among the restaurant venues remembered in the next in Historic Stewart Farm’s series of online talks. (City of Surrey Archives photo)
Liane Ricou of School District 36 accepts a cheque for $63,000 on May 27 on behalf of the White Rock Elementary playground upgrade, from White Rock Rotary past president Jack Rae (centre) and president David Grant. Surrey School District photo

Funding moves White Rock Elementary playground upgrade forward

White Rock Rotary contribution fulfils commitment to school project

Liane Ricou of School District 36 accepts a cheque for $63,000 on May 27 on behalf of the White Rock Elementary playground upgrade, from White Rock Rotary past president Jack Rae (centre) and president David Grant. Surrey School District photo
Burnsview Secondary student Kushal Mujral is one of 100 graduating students from across Canada selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship this year. Mujral will be studying software engineering at the University of Waterloo in the fall. (Submitted photo)

North Delta student awarded $100,000 STEM scholarship

Burnsview Secondary’s Kushal Mujral to study software engineering at University of Waterloo this fall

Burnsview Secondary student Kushal Mujral is one of 100 graduating students from across Canada selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship this year. Mujral will be studying software engineering at the University of Waterloo in the fall. (Submitted photo)
A view atop one of the islands that dot Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam. (Patrick Davies photo)

COLUMN: Scars serve as a reminder to practise water safety

Near tragedy could have been prevented with life jacket

A view atop one of the islands that dot Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam. (Patrick Davies photo)