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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)
(Photo: surrey.ca/daycamps)
(Photo: surrey.ca/daycamps)
Rod Winning (centre) from the South Delta Artist’s Guild delivers donations for Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s second annual Reach for Beauty: Art Auction for Autism, to be held June 13-28, 2021. Also pictured are Reach Society volunteer Linda Edwards (left) and Reach development manager Kristin Bibbs (right). (Submitted photo)

Delta artists donate works for second annual Reach fundraiser

Reach Society’s second annual Reach for Beauty: Art Auction for Autism will run June 13-28

Rod Winning (centre) from the South Delta Artist’s Guild delivers donations for Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s second annual Reach for Beauty: Art Auction for Autism, to be held June 13-28, 2021. Also pictured are Reach Society volunteer Linda Edwards (left) and Reach development manager Kristin Bibbs (right). (Submitted photo)
Bob and Berla McLaughlin of Surrey, with scruffy little Sophie, took part in a small car rally that drove through the village of Fort Langley Monday, to mark Victoria Day and to replace the traditional May Day Parade that would have been in its 99th year – if not for COVID. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Rain dampens numbers, not spirit in ’unofficial parade’ through Fort Langley

99th annual May Day Parade wasn’t allowed, so a few dozen car lovers decided to take a ‘drive’

Bob and Berla McLaughlin of Surrey, with scruffy little Sophie, took part in a small car rally that drove through the village of Fort Langley Monday, to mark Victoria Day and to replace the traditional May Day Parade that would have been in its 99th year – if not for COVID. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
(Contributed photo)

Dementia webinar to explore links between music and the brain

Series offers tips, info for Surrey, White Rock residents

(Contributed photo)
Diaper Drop Day organizer Bianca Myddleton, of Coldwell Banker Marquise Realty, hopes the company’s June 12 South Surrey event will collect as many as 100,000 diapers for distribution, to families in need, by Sources Community Resources and Options Community Services. File photo.

Diaper drop planned in South Surrey for Sources, Options

Realty company aims to collect 100,000 for distribution to needy families

Diaper Drop Day organizer Bianca Myddleton, of Coldwell Banker Marquise Realty, hopes the company’s June 12 South Surrey event will collect as many as 100,000 diapers for distribution, to families in need, by Sources Community Resources and Options Community Services. File photo.
The growing membership of Soroptimist of White Rock poses for a photo for their new website. (Dani May photo)

Domestic-violence stats highlight need for funds, awareness, say White Rock soroptimists

Blast-from-past donation a ‘sweet’ example of club’s impact

The growing membership of Soroptimist of White Rock poses for a photo for their new website. (Dani May photo)
Nick Kanaan and wife Lindsay (special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A thank you to donors who funded artificial lung machine

‘I would not be here without them’ area resident Nick Kanaan says of Hometown Heroes Lottery

Nick Kanaan and wife Lindsay (special to Langley Advance Times)
Heather Roscoe Neidig’s entry in the 2020 Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show (patio/deck — novice category). This year, residents have from Friday, May 28 until Friday, June 4 to get their entries in for a chance at over $1,000 worth of prizes. (Heather Roscoe Neidig photo)

Virtual show to celebrate the best of North Delta neighbourhood’s gardens

Over $1,000 in prizes available for green-thumbed Sunshine Hills residents

Heather Roscoe Neidig’s entry in the 2020 Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show (patio/deck — novice category). This year, residents have from Friday, May 28 until Friday, June 4 to get their entries in for a chance at over $1,000 worth of prizes. (Heather Roscoe Neidig photo)
(submitted photo: Easter Seals/Surrey Central Lions Club)
(submitted photo: Easter Seals/Surrey Central Lions Club)
zoomer column

PENINSULA ZOOMER: Grief is a complex, but inescapable, part of life

Pandemic has robbed many of a ‘good death,’ writes April Lewis

  • May 20, 2021
zoomer column
Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS’ SCENE: Summer-program sign-up opens tomorrow

Registration for all indoor-outdoor programs starts at 8:30 a.m.

  • May 20, 2021
Dianne Sawicki