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Joanne Specht sings with the White Rock Lutheran Church Carolers outside the Coast Capital Playhouse during White Rock's annual Christmas on the Peninsula festival. (File photo)

Christmas on the Peninsula planned for Nov. 27

Event to feature a parade, Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Joanne Specht sings with the White Rock Lutheran Church Carolers outside the Coast Capital Playhouse during White Rock's annual Christmas on the Peninsula festival. (File photo)
Surrey Archives is to host a virtual event that will explore the history of South Surrey. One of the images to be showcased is this picture of an event at Peace Arch Park. (Surrey Archives)

South Surrey to be highlighted in upcoming Archives event

Virtual Community Histories: South Surrey to take place Nov. 25

Surrey Archives is to host a virtual event that will explore the history of South Surrey. One of the images to be showcased is this picture of an event at Peace Arch Park. (Surrey Archives)
Little House Society’s Tsawwassen facility. (submitted photo)

Delta invited to ‘paint a little house at Little House’

Community art project to celebrate merger of Tsawwassen’s Little House Society and Phoenix Society

Little House Society’s Tsawwassen facility. (submitted photo)
Centenarians Hans Andersen (middle left) and Dick Deck stand with Legion representative Laurier “Duke” Cadieux (right) and two RCMP officers Nov. 11, 2021. The two 100-year-olds had both laid wreaths at the Cloverdale Cenotaph. Both men were POWs in WWII. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

Two 100-year-old former POWs lay wreaths at Cloverdale Cenotaph

About 500 attend Remembrance Day ceremony in Cloverdale

Centenarians Hans Andersen (middle left) and Dick Deck stand with Legion representative Laurier “Duke” Cadieux (right) and two RCMP officers Nov. 11, 2021. The two 100-year-olds had both laid wreaths at the Cloverdale Cenotaph. Both men were POWs in WWII. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
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AUXILIARY NOTES: PAH Auxiliary gearing up for Christmas season

Food, chocolate and ‘Grinch Trees’ available for purchase as holidays approach

  • Nov 12, 2021
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Delta Naturalists Society has released a series of new brochures aimed at helping residents learn more about the plants and wildlife that call Delta home. (Delta Naturalists Society/submitted photo)

Local flora and fauna focus of new Delta Naturalists brochures

The pamphlets cover ‘every variety of local animal and plant, large and small’

Delta Naturalists Society has released a series of new brochures aimed at helping residents learn more about the plants and wildlife that call Delta home. (Delta Naturalists Society/submitted photo)
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SENIORS SCENE: A fall full of activities at Kent Street Centre

Twitter workshop to be offered on Nov. 16

  • Nov 11, 2021
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First Canadian Paratroop Battalion veteran George Siggs as he appears in 2021, as a resident of White Rock Seniors Village. Alex Browne photo

White Rock Second World War veteran recounts harrowing and humorous experiences

George Siggs still has intense memories of serving as a paratrooper Europe

First Canadian Paratroop Battalion veteran George Siggs as he appears in 2021, as a resident of White Rock Seniors Village. Alex Browne photo
Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)

Swan gets ‘second-chance at life’ after being rescued near 100 Mile

The swan was unable to migrate south due to an injured wing

Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)
Alumni speakers at a YELL event in 2019. The organization’s educational programs “empower youth with the skills, knowledge and network they will need to take on the future,” according to a webpost. (Photo: yellcanada.org)

KPU helps give young entrepreneurs something to YELL about in Surrey, region

Post-secondary credit for secondary students now offered

Alumni speakers at a YELL event in 2019. The organization’s educational programs “empower youth with the skills, knowledge and network they will need to take on the future,” according to a webpost. (Photo: yellcanada.org)
June Young shows a couple of the toques she has crocheted for donation this year. (Contributed photo)

Rosy look to White Rock senior’s ‘Hats for Homeless’ project

June Young has crocheted and donated nearly 500 toques and scarves this year

June Young shows a couple of the toques she has crocheted for donation this year. (Contributed photo)
Neelam Sahota, the Surrey Libraries board chair, is this year’s recipient of the Trustee Excellence Award from the B.C. Library Trustees Association. (Submitted photo: Surrey Libraries)

Surrey Libraries board chair receives provincial award

Annual award recognizes three trustees from more than 700 serving on B.C. library boards

Neelam Sahota, the Surrey Libraries board chair, is this year’s recipient of the Trustee Excellence Award from the B.C. Library Trustees Association. (Submitted photo: Surrey Libraries)
The She Connects mentorship initiative was launched by, from left to right, Emily Haugen, Leena Parhar, Meghan Dunn and Avneet Sandhu. “We have more mentors than mentees right now,” said Sandhu, a Surrey resident, “and it’s about getting in touch with girls and spreading the word, on social media and other places. I’ve literally put up posters on mailboxes in my neighbourhood.” (submitted photo)

She Connects mentorship program searches for girl mentees in Surrey and region

Volunteer initiative connects young women in high school with women who have graduated

The She Connects mentorship initiative was launched by, from left to right, Emily Haugen, Leena Parhar, Meghan Dunn and Avneet Sandhu. “We have more mentors than mentees right now,” said Sandhu, a Surrey resident, “and it’s about getting in touch with girls and spreading the word, on social media and other places. I’ve literally put up posters on mailboxes in my neighbourhood.” (submitted photo)
Delta-based dancer Emma Tomlinson in video of her winning “Coppélia” dance at International Ballet Grand Prix Vienna, a virtual competition this year. (submitted video)

Surrey, Delta dancers shine at International Ballet Grand Prix Vienna competition

Online event in October attracted 193 competitors from 23 countries

Delta-based dancer Emma Tomlinson in video of her winning “Coppélia” dance at International Ballet Grand Prix Vienna, a virtual competition this year. (submitted video)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum stands with kids outside the Don Christian Rec. Centre’s new child care facility. (Photo submitted: City of Surrey)

New child care facility opens in Cloverdale

Don Christian Rec. Centre opens 16-space facility

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum stands with kids outside the Don Christian Rec. Centre’s new child care facility. (Photo submitted: City of Surrey)
Surrey and White Rock firefighters donated $35,000 to Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. (Contributed photo)

Surrey, White Rock firefighters donate $35,000 to support mental health care

Mental health has been at the forefront of the firefighters’ philanthropy efforts

Surrey and White Rock firefighters donated $35,000 to Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. (Contributed photo)
Satbir Cheema speaks during B.C.’s online Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards. (YouTube video)
Satbir Cheema speaks during B.C.’s online Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards. (YouTube video)
The 2021 Surrey Kids Conference is to be held Nov. 18-20. (City of Surrey image)
The 2021 Surrey Kids Conference is to be held Nov. 18-20. (City of Surrey image)
White Rock's Bob Jadis began painting and selling wine bottles to raise money for the food bank. (Contributed photos)
White Rock's Bob Jadis began painting and selling wine bottles to raise money for the food bank. (Contributed photos)
Surrey’s Joyce Dutton celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 4. (Submitted photo: Nicola Romaniuk)

Surrey resident celebrates 100th birthday

Joyce Dutton had a day of balloons, entertainment, cake and champagne

Surrey’s Joyce Dutton celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 4. (Submitted photo: Nicola Romaniuk)