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More than 250 people took part in Cloverdale’s annual Ride for Refuge. (Photo: Submitted)

Cloverdale’s Ride for Refuge raises $75K

More than 250 cyclists took part in annual event

 

Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. driving school owner to install dash cams, in spite of prohibition

Mark Anderson said he intends to defy regulations due to better serve his clients

 

Mohammed Abel Abbas stands at the Crowsnest Pass circa 1979. Abbas, of Indo-Fijian descent, was heading back to his home in Sparwood after visiting Alberta. A new Community Treasures exhibit at the Museum of Surrey tells the story of Surrey’s Indo-Fijians. (Photo submitted: Rizwaan Abbas)

‘Indo-Fijians’ exhibit to open at Museum of Surrey

Community Treasurers exhibit to tell story of Indo-Fijians and their culture

 

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Northern B.C. goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)
Fraser Health Authority and Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation announced the arrival of the new echocardiogram and the opening of the echocardiography service at Delta Hospital on Aug. 19, 2021. (Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation/submitted photo)

New echo ultrasound services available at Delta Hospital

Previously, all the hospital’s patients had to travel to other sites to access to this diagnostic tool

Fraser Health Authority and Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation announced the arrival of the new echocardiogram and the opening of the echocardiography service at Delta Hospital on Aug. 19, 2021. (Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation/submitted photo)
The Cloverdale Community Kitchen donated a truckload of food and clothing to the Lytton First Nation July 30. From right: Lytton resident Thomas Johnny, Desiree Peters, Joleen and Hoefie Haupt, and volunteers Kim Ross and Sheila Potter.(Photo: Submitted)
The Cloverdale Community Kitchen donated a truckload of food and clothing to the Lytton First Nation July 30. From right: Lytton resident Thomas Johnny, Desiree Peters, Joleen and Hoefie Haupt, and volunteers Kim Ross and Sheila Potter.(Photo: Submitted)
Kidzone Learning Centre’s Rhonda Aird picking up her prize in the second annual Reach for Beauty: Art Auction for Autism benefiting Deltas Reach Child and Youth Development Society: a handmade quilt created by Reach counsellor Yvonne Mckenna. (Submitted photo)

Reach art auction raises $8,000

Proceeds to help support Reach programs, services for children with neurodiversity and extra needs

Kidzone Learning Centre’s Rhonda Aird picking up her prize in the second annual Reach for Beauty: Art Auction for Autism benefiting Deltas Reach Child and Youth Development Society: a handmade quilt created by Reach counsellor Yvonne Mckenna. (Submitted photo)
Pivot Theatre, a new community theatre group in Surrey, is officially launching. The group held a yard sale Saturday (Aug. 7, 2021) at the Newton Cultural Centre to help raise funds for their upcoming first production. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

New community theatre group launches in Surrey

Pivot Theatre hosted a yard sale to fundraise for its upcoming first production later this fall

Pivot Theatre, a new community theatre group in Surrey, is officially launching. The group held a yard sale Saturday (Aug. 7, 2021) at the Newton Cultural Centre to help raise funds for their upcoming first production. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Visitors browse the market during a previous Christmas on the Peninsula Festival. This Saturday (July 10, 2021), more than two dozens vendors are to be at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in South Surrey. (Contributed file photo)

South Surrey trunk sale planned

Event to feature many artisans from Christmas Festival Market

Visitors browse the market during a previous Christmas on the Peninsula Festival. This Saturday (July 10, 2021), more than two dozens vendors are to be at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in South Surrey. (Contributed file photo)
2019 Red Serge Gala guests try their luck at roulette. (Simon Lau photo)

High hopes for in-person Red Serge Gala on Semiahmoo Peninsula

28th fundraiser for community safety programs set for Oct. 23 return

2019 Red Serge Gala guests try their luck at roulette. (Simon Lau photo)
A butterfly takes a rest on some flowers in a hanging basket in one of three entries in the 2021 Sunshine Hills Community Group Virtual Garden Show by “flowers flowers flowers” category winner Tammy S. (Tammy S./Facebook photo)

18 winners named in North Delta virtual garden show

2021 Sunshine Hills Community Group Virtual Garden Show ran May 28 to June 4

A butterfly takes a rest on some flowers in a hanging basket in one of three entries in the 2021 Sunshine Hills Community Group Virtual Garden Show by “flowers flowers flowers” category winner Tammy S. (Tammy S./Facebook 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)
The Newton Community Centre will be built on 7.24 acres, part of which embraces the former location of the Rona Store at 6965 King George Blvd. (File photo)

Surrey rapidly moving on major community projects

‘We will continue to move extremely quick on all these projects,’ Mayor Doug McCallum said

The Newton Community Centre will be built on 7.24 acres, part of which embraces the former location of the Rona Store at 6965 King George Blvd. (File photo)
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)
Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, stands among some of the bikes that will be up for grabs April 10. The cycle shop is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Community Cycles to hold bike sale April 10

Repair shop selling bikes for both kids and adults

Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, stands among some of the bikes that will be up for grabs April 10. The cycle shop is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Renie D’Aquila, executive director of Reach Child and Youth Development Society (centre), receives a cheque for $4,618.40 from Jane Stark, chair of Tourism Delta (left) and Evangeline Englezos, director of community and government relations of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The donation is the net proceeds from the We Love Delta holiday box campaign last December. (Submitted photo)

We Love Delta holiday campaign nets $4,600 for Reach Society

We Love Delta Holiday Boxes were so popular the mystery gift boxes sold in just two hours

Renie D’Aquila, executive director of Reach Child and Youth Development Society (centre), receives a cheque for $4,618.40 from Jane Stark, chair of Tourism Delta (left) and Evangeline Englezos, director of community and government relations of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The donation is the net proceeds from the We Love Delta holiday box campaign last December. (Submitted photo)
Historic Stewart Farm program assistant Kathlyn Meers poses with some of the seed varieties for sale at Seedy Saturday on April 10. (City of Surrey photo)

Historic Stewart Farm’s Seedy Saturday goes virtual

Tradition of heirloom-seed sales and activities continues

Historic Stewart Farm program assistant Kathlyn Meers poses with some of the seed varieties for sale at Seedy Saturday on April 10. (City of Surrey photo)
Gui Costello Art is selling boxes of greeting cards, with partial proceeds donated to Deltassist. The six-card Canadian Landscapes Collection features Costello’s works (clockwise, from top-left) “Les Leos,” “Near North Battleford,” “Tuc-el-Nuit,” “Vaseux Lake,” “Swathered Fields” and “Kicking Horse River.” (Gui Costello Art photos)

Greeting card fundraiser to support Deltassist

Family of late artist Gui Costello selling six-card set featuring Canadian landscapes

Gui Costello Art is selling boxes of greeting cards, with partial proceeds donated to Deltassist. The six-card Canadian Landscapes Collection features Costello’s works (clockwise, from top-left) “Les Leos,” “Near North Battleford,” “Tuc-el-Nuit,” “Vaseux Lake,” “Swathered Fields” and “Kicking Horse River.” (Gui Costello Art photos)