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Surrey resident Phoebe Dinamling with a gift-filled shoebox at the Operation Christmas Child processing plant in Calgary. (Submitted photo)

Surrey volunteer tracks Christmas gift-filled shoeboxes like the one she received 10 years ago

‘I was one of those kids (in 2012), and the excitement of opening a box is surreal,’ Phoebe Dinamling says

Surrey resident Phoebe Dinamling with a gift-filled shoebox at the Operation Christmas Child processing plant in Calgary. (Submitted photo)
Santa visits with a young guest during the White Rock RCMP’s 2021 Children’s Clothing Drive. (Contributed photo)

White Rock RCMP’s children’s clothing drive taking place Nov. 26

Fifth-annual event to benefit Sources, Options; drop-offs accepted until Dec. 10

Santa visits with a young guest during the White Rock RCMP’s 2021 Children’s Clothing Drive. (Contributed photo)
A women is seen at the 4th annual Stalew Craft Fair at the Museum of Surrey in 2021. (Photo submitted: Chung Chow)

Christmas Craft Market returns to Museum of Surrey

Fifth annual stɑlə̓w̓ Market set for Dec. 3

A women is seen at the 4th annual Stalew Craft Fair at the Museum of Surrey in 2021. (Photo submitted: Chung Chow)
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PENINSULA Zoomer: What is the big deal with the number 12

A dozen examples can be found of the number 12 popping up in our day-to-day lives

  • Nov 24, 2022
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Anne and Gary McPhail recently donated a ‘major gift’ to Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s efforts to raise $3.2 million for a new fluoroscopy unit at PAH. (Contributed photo)

$3.2 million campaign for pain-saving gear at Peace Arch Hospital nears goal

PAH foundation head says ‘major gift’ and matching donations instrumental

Anne and Gary McPhail recently donated a ‘major gift’ to Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s efforts to raise $3.2 million for a new fluoroscopy unit at PAH. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey resident and avid photographer John Cullen captured a flock of Dunlins at Blackie Spit in Crescent Beach with his camera Monday, Nov 21. (John Cullen photo)

South Surrey photographer captures tiny shorebirds during stop on migration route

Two-ounce Dunlins rest from migrating at Blackie Spit in Crescent Beach

South Surrey resident and avid photographer John Cullen captured a flock of Dunlins at Blackie Spit in Crescent Beach with his camera Monday, Nov 21. (John Cullen photo)
Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)

PODCAST.: Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’

TODAY IN B.C.: Singer-songwriter tells story of legendary pioneer in one-woman show

Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Elgin Park Secondary grads Seth Hayward and Donnee Janzen, along with Michael Hibbert, have helped promote the school’s annual Community Christmas Dinner in years past. (Contributed photo)

Elgin high’s Community Christmas Dinner returns

Dec. 7 event is South Surrey school’s first festive meal since 2019

Elgin Park Secondary grads Seth Hayward and Donnee Janzen, along with Michael Hibbert, have helped promote the school’s annual Community Christmas Dinner in years past. (Contributed photo)
The annual Ladies’ Night Out shopping event will return to downtown Cloverdale along 176th Street Dec. 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Ladies’ Night Out to return to Cloverdale

Popular shopping event set for 5 - 9 p.m. Dec. 1

The annual Ladies’ Night Out shopping event will return to downtown Cloverdale along 176th Street Dec. 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Festival of Trees, presented by Scotiabank, brings local businesses, organizations and members of the community together to celebrate the joy of the season while gathering funds to help kids with serious illnesses in BC.

Visit your local Festival of Trees + brighten the holidays for BC kids

Create beautiful family memories at BC Children’s Hospital’s annual holiday fundraiser

  • Nov 21, 2022
Festival of Trees, presented by Scotiabank, brings local businesses, organizations and members of the community together to celebrate the joy of the season while gathering funds to help kids with serious illnesses in BC.
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)

Ukraine couple find safe harbour in Salmon Arm

‘Thus it was dangerous for us, a same sex couple, to be there and be ourselves’

  • Nov 21, 2022
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)
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Write for Rights: Elgin students to write letters advocating for social justice globally

Students are participating in the internationally-recognized campaign

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Members of the White Rock and Surrey Writers’ Club from Left, Back Row: Robert Ramsay, Don Cameron, Dennis Kiffiak, Ken Westdorp, Walker Lee, Norma Janzen and Rose Stephens Middle: Parvaneh Farhangpour, Ekterina Lobanova, Sharon Bazant, Elaine Allum and Karen Shaw Front: Joan Bywater, Les Johnson, Doreen Tadros and Christina Bodansky. Not pictured: Marilyn Knoch, G.W. Hendrickson, Annick Lemay, Corrie Mosier and Anne Sullivan. (Contributed photo)
Members of the White Rock and Surrey Writers’ Club from Left, Back Row: Robert Ramsay, Don Cameron, Dennis Kiffiak, Ken Westdorp, Walker Lee, Norma Janzen and Rose Stephens Middle: Parvaneh Farhangpour, Ekterina Lobanova, Sharon Bazant, Elaine Allum and Karen Shaw Front: Joan Bywater, Les Johnson, Doreen Tadros and Christina Bodansky. Not pictured: Marilyn Knoch, G.W. Hendrickson, Annick Lemay, Corrie Mosier and Anne Sullivan. (Contributed photo)
Volunteers from the Rotary Club of North Delta, in partnership with the CIty of Delta, have created a new "ecological park for children" at the western end of the Huff Hydro Park Reserve in North Delta. (Rotary Club of North Delta/submitted photo)

North Delta Rotary builds new ‘ecological park for children’

Finishing touches to new park at western end of Huff Hydro Park Reserve coming in spring

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of North Delta, in partnership with the CIty of Delta, have created a new "ecological park for children" at the western end of the Huff Hydro Park Reserve in North Delta. (Rotary Club of North Delta/submitted photo)
Alan Clegg accepts the Clovie award for Citizenship Excellence at the seventh annual Clovies gala Nov. 16 at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club. The Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce handed out an array of awards that night. Clegg’s Citizenship Excellence award recognized an individual who made “outstanding contributions to the well-being of the community through their commitment and dedication.” (Photo: Michael Gladkey / Gladkey Photography)

Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce names 2022 Clovie winners at gala dinner

Surrey’s most prestigious business awards handed out Nov. 16 at Hazelmere GTC

Alan Clegg accepts the Clovie award for Citizenship Excellence at the seventh annual Clovies gala Nov. 16 at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club. The Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce handed out an array of awards that night. Clegg’s Citizenship Excellence award recognized an individual who made “outstanding contributions to the well-being of the community through their commitment and dedication.” (Photo: Michael Gladkey / Gladkey Photography)
Jen Temple says three toy drives are planned to support the Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s Christmas Hamper program, two of which will be held at Hillcrest Village Shopping Centre on the Fraser Hwy. (Image submitted: Jen Temple)

‘Huge increase in need’ for the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper program

Three-pronged toy drive planned to support hamper program

Jen Temple says three toy drives are planned to support the Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s Christmas Hamper program, two of which will be held at Hillcrest Village Shopping Centre on the Fraser Hwy. (Image submitted: Jen Temple)
Ross and Doreen at their commitment ceremony at Chartwell Imperial Place in Surrey on Wednesday (Nov. 16). (Photo: Anna Burns)

VIDEO: Surrey seniors commit to one another in ceremony filled with tears and laughter

Ross Staschuk, 92, and Doreen Baird, 88, won’t be living together but they’re only a floor away

Ross and Doreen at their commitment ceremony at Chartwell Imperial Place in Surrey on Wednesday (Nov. 16). (Photo: Anna Burns)
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SENIORS SCENE: Christmas events ramping up at Kent Street Centre

Mistletoe lunch, readers’ theatre staging of Scrooge happening in the coming weeks

  • Nov 17, 2022
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Surrey man wants to run fastest across Canada for mental health, ‘like what Terry Fox did for cancer’

Ultramarathoner Sachin Latti was drenched during this year’s ‘Run to Remember,’ for Honour House

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