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Bouquets for Baba volunteer Jan Hickman, right, puts up a display for their Mother’s Day campaign at Therapy. (Special to The News)

Bouquets needed for B.C. babas

Mother’s Day campaign to inspire donations for one or two years

Bouquets for Baba volunteer Jan Hickman, right, puts up a display for their Mother’s Day campaign at Therapy. (Special to The News)
Surrey residents aged 18 and older are sought for the next Surrey Shares cohort. (Contributed photo)

Surrey storytelling program for seniors expands to include 18-and-older

Organizers wonder if ‘COVID fatigue’ impacting registration

Surrey residents aged 18 and older are sought for the next Surrey Shares cohort. (Contributed photo)
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‘Garden of Generations’ planted at Surrey park by senior/youth volunteers

Passersby will be welcomed to sample a portion of the crops at Newton’s Unwin Park

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Students work with members of the Lower Mainland Green Team to remove invasive species from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park. (Contributed photos)

PHOTOS: South Surrey students, Green Team volunteers clean up Ruth Johnson Park

Group celebrated Earth Day by clearing park of invasive species

Students work with members of the Lower Mainland Green Team to remove invasive species from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park. (Contributed photos)
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Online 50/50 raffle to benefit Delta Hospital

First draw to take place on May 31, with a guaranteed jackpot of $2,500

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Career Fair

5 reasons your career search just got easier

Black Press Virtual Career and Post- Secondary Education Event comes to the Fraser Valley

  • Apr 26, 2021
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An animated Gordie Hogg introduces his ‘Community Connections’ videos. (YouTube screenshot)

Community Connections: Gordie Hogg speaks with Bev Boys

Former mayor, MP began posting conversations on YouTube in June

  • Apr 25, 2021
An animated Gordie Hogg introduces his ‘Community Connections’ videos. (YouTube screenshot)
SurreyCares Community Foundation recently provided a $9,600 grant, through the Emergency Community Support Fund, to the Sur-Del Easy Does It Club (EDIC) to help support the club’s homelessness outreach program. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey’s Easy Does It Club receives grant for homeless outreach program

Program that started in December of 2020 has helped to get some people into recovery

SurreyCares Community Foundation recently provided a $9,600 grant, through the Emergency Community Support Fund, to the Sur-Del Easy Does It Club (EDIC) to help support the club’s homelessness outreach program. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Susan Richards de Wit shared these photos of a Nunavut family who received care packages she sent from South Surrey. (Contributed photos)

Call for help in Nunavut reaches South Surrey

A retired RCMP officer’s quest for care packages spurred many to act

Susan Richards de Wit shared these photos of a Nunavut family who received care packages she sent from South Surrey. (Contributed photos)
L.A. Matheson Secondary students with teacher Gurpreet Kaur Bains (second from right) and Guru Nanak Diversity Village fundraising officer Ankita Grewal (second from left). The students are fundraising for the next four years to support the long-term care facility for South Asian seniors. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
L.A. Matheson Secondary students with teacher Gurpreet Kaur Bains (second from right) and Guru Nanak Diversity Village fundraising officer Ankita Grewal (second from left). The students are fundraising for the next four years to support the long-term care facility for South Asian seniors. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole chats to Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce members via Zoom April 23. (Screengrab via Zoom)

O’Toole wants 2022 Olympics in Canada, ‘we should put forward a bid to replace Beijing’

Leader of Conservative Party chatted with Cloverdale Chamber April 23

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole chats to Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce members via Zoom April 23. (Screengrab via Zoom)
The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is available to fund events ranging from socially-distanced community meetups; a seed library or any number of virtual events. (Contributed photos)

Deadline for Neighbourhood Small Grant submissions extended

$500 grants available for a number of South Surrey/White Rock projects

The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is available to fund events ranging from socially-distanced community meetups; a seed library or any number of virtual events. (Contributed photos)
The City of White Rock is planning to refresh playground equipment at Emerson Park. (whiterockcity.ca photo)

White Rock’s youngest residents asked to choose park’s play equipment

Survey regarding ‘freshening’ Emerson Park open till May 21

The City of White Rock is planning to refresh playground equipment at Emerson Park. (whiterockcity.ca photo)
South Surrey Rotary Club member Deirdre O’Ruairc at the April 17, 2021 shredding event in Ocean Park. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey Rotarians’ shred-it event raises $11,000

Funds to benefit local, international efforts

South Surrey Rotary Club member Deirdre O’Ruairc at the April 17, 2021 shredding event in Ocean Park. (Contributed photo)
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THINK GREEN: Race is on to ban single-use plastics

By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean

  • Apr 22, 2021
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Volunteers from Semiahmoo Secondary joined with members of the Lower Mainland Green Team and the White Rock and South Surrey Naturalists Wednesday to remove invasive plants from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park in March. (Contributed photo)

Green Team, South Surrey students mark Earth Day with invasive plant removal

Volunteers to be on site at White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park

Volunteers from Semiahmoo Secondary joined with members of the Lower Mainland Green Team and the White Rock and South Surrey Naturalists Wednesday to remove invasive plants from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park in March. (Contributed photo)
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PENINSULA ZOOMERS: Waiting for vaccine no problem for one with plenty of practice

With so much time spent waiting for things in life, what’s a few more weeks?

  • Apr 22, 2021
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Members of the Wheeling 8’s dance group go on a roll at Surrey’s Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in 2018, during the club’s 45th-anniversary event. If not for the pandemic, such activities could be socially prescribed as part of a new program involving Fraser Health and DiverseCity Community Resources Society. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Social prescriptions’ connect Surrey seniors to activities and other services they need

Fraser Health-backed program involves GP referrals to a Seniors’ Community Connector with DiverseCity

Members of the Wheeling 8’s dance group go on a roll at Surrey’s Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in 2018, during the club’s 45th-anniversary event. If not for the pandemic, such activities could be socially prescribed as part of a new program involving Fraser Health and DiverseCity Community Resources Society. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
A Surrey woman is winner of an inaugural online charity lottery. (Contributed images)

Surrey woman wins $334k in online 50/50 fundraiser

Four charities teamed up to raise funds in event won by Joanne Gamache

A Surrey woman is winner of an inaugural online charity lottery. (Contributed images)
The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society and Surrey Honda have partnered together for a second year in a row for a car raffle to support local mental health initiatives. (Submitted photo)
The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society and Surrey Honda have partnered together for a second year in a row for a car raffle to support local mental health initiatives. (Submitted photo)