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Alex Matches

Remembering White Rock’s endless summer

Longtime resident Alex Matches recalls childhood summer days during the 1930s and ’40s

Alex Matches
Group photo of children in front of the Vancouver 2nd Avenue Sikh Temple, date unknown, early- to mid-20th Century. (Image courtesy Charan Gill Family fonds. South Asian Canadian Digital Archive, University of the Fraser Valley)

Surrey Archives to highlight Sikh Heritage Month

Archives to host online event April 14

Group photo of children in front of the Vancouver 2nd Avenue Sikh Temple, date unknown, early- to mid-20th Century. (Image courtesy Charan Gill Family fonds. South Asian Canadian Digital Archive, University of the Fraser Valley)
The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)

Saving Golden’s Swiss Village: Dr. Johann Roduit and Dr. Ilona Spaar reflect on iconic B.C. spot

The historic Edelweiss Village has been for sale for over a year, and preservation talks are moving

The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)
3D-printed world map created by the history department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, with help of Wilson School of Design. (Submitted photo)

3D-printed world map shows global coverage of Indian newspaper 100 years ago

‘We were able to quantify the newspaper’s geographic coverage,’ history instructor says

3D-printed world map created by the history department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, with help of Wilson School of Design. (Submitted photo)
People attend the Cloverdale flea market, ca. 1990s. (Photo: Terrance William Lyster Collection/Courtesy of Surrey Archives, 2015.0009.117)

Cloverdale’s unique past will come to life in a virtual talk Feb. 10

Hour-long chat will feature photos, audio recordings, and film from Cloverdale’s history

People attend the Cloverdale flea market, ca. 1990s. (Photo: Terrance William Lyster Collection/Courtesy of Surrey Archives, 2015.0009.117)
Greater Victoria photographer Don Denton is working to discover and preserve the history of B.C.’s forgotten photographers. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

B.C. photographer working to unearth province’s forgotten camera artists

Don Denton collecting and preserving details of mostly unknown photographers

Greater Victoria photographer Don Denton is working to discover and preserve the history of B.C.’s forgotten photographers. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Murakami family in Greenwood, B.C., in a photo featured in “Broken Promises” at Museum of Surrey. Opening Feb. 5, the exhibition explores the dispossession of Japanese-Canadians in the 1940s. (Photo courtesy Salt Spring Island Archives)

Museum of Surrey’s new ‘Broken Promises’ explores ‘dark part of Canadian history’

Touring exhibition about Japanese-Canadians ‘a vehicle to start a conversation with children about racism’

The Murakami family in Greenwood, B.C., in a photo featured in “Broken Promises” at Museum of Surrey. Opening Feb. 5, the exhibition explores the dispossession of Japanese-Canadians in the 1940s. (Photo courtesy Salt Spring Island Archives)
Lee Brandt, A Langley-based crane operator who grew up in Milner will make his television show debut with History TV Canada’s new series, Lost Car Rescue. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Crane, planes and automobiles star in History Network’s Lost Car Rescue

Rescuing classic cars requires more than a love for the classics and…

Lee Brandt, A Langley-based crane operator who grew up in Milner will make his television show debut with History TV Canada’s new series, Lost Car Rescue. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Thousands of skaters flocked to Fry's Corner in Surrey in January 1962. (Photo: Stan McKinnon Collection/Surrey Archives)

LETTERS: Thanks for the memories on ice

Story looking back at Fry’s corner spurred nice memories

  • Dec 30, 2021
Thousands of skaters flocked to Fry's Corner in Surrey in January 1962. (Photo: Stan McKinnon Collection/Surrey Archives)
MV Sea Lion, which was built in 1905 and was B.C.'s oldest wooden tugboat, is being scrapped at a shipyard in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C.’s oldest wooden tugboat being scrapped at shipyard in Nanaimo

MV Sea Lion, built in 1905, had a part in 1914 SS Komagata Maru incident

MV Sea Lion, which was built in 1905 and was B.C.'s oldest wooden tugboat, is being scrapped at a shipyard in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Thousands of skaters flocked to Fry’s Corner in Surrey in January 1962. (Photo: Stan McKinnon Collection/Surrey Archives)
Thousands of skaters flocked to Fry’s Corner in Surrey in January 1962. (Photo: Stan McKinnon Collection/Surrey Archives)
From left: SurreyCares Community Foundation’s Coral Henshaw and John Lawson, Coun. Brenda Locke, Mayor Doug McCallum, Marilyn Buchannon (Keery family representative), Coun. Doug Elford, and Coun. Laurie Guerra at the Oct. 19, 2021 groundbreaking of the Keery Park loop trail in Campbell Heights. (City of Surrey photo)
From left: SurreyCares Community Foundation’s Coral Henshaw and John Lawson, Coun. Brenda Locke, Mayor Doug McCallum, Marilyn Buchannon (Keery family representative), Coun. Doug Elford, and Coun. Laurie Guerra at the Oct. 19, 2021 groundbreaking of the Keery Park loop trail in Campbell Heights. (City of Surrey photo)

PHOTOS: Trail enhancements for historical South Surrey park launched

City, family officials celebrate Keery Park

From left: SurreyCares Community Foundation’s Coral Henshaw and John Lawson, Coun. Brenda Locke, Mayor Doug McCallum, Marilyn Buchannon (Keery family representative), Coun. Doug Elford, and Coun. Laurie Guerra at the Oct. 19, 2021 groundbreaking of the Keery Park loop trail in Campbell Heights. (City of Surrey photo)
From left: SurreyCares Community Foundation’s Coral Henshaw and John Lawson, Coun. Brenda Locke, Mayor Doug McCallum, Marilyn Buchannon (Keery family representative), Coun. Doug Elford, and Coun. Laurie Guerra at the Oct. 19, 2021 groundbreaking of the Keery Park loop trail in Campbell Heights. (City of Surrey photo)
White Rock Museum (file photo)

White Rock Museum’s war years show an evolving exhibit

Increasing emphasis placed on developing narratives of those who served

White Rock Museum (file photo)
Camas flowers in full bloom. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Vancouver Island camas meadows reveal agricultural impact of B.C. colonialism

Lekwungen food expert Cheryl Bryce looks to raise awareness of traditional food systems

  • Sep 30, 2021
Camas flowers in full bloom. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Newton’s old Pay N Save gas station, pictured in March 1969. (Photo: Surrey Archives/Roy Houghton Collection)

History of Newton zoo, drive-in theatre and more in Surrey Archives talk Sept. 28

Highlights include recorded audio from opening ceremonies for Surrey Drive-In Theatre in 1950

Newton’s old Pay N Save gas station, pictured in March 1969. (Photo: Surrey Archives/Roy Houghton Collection)
Surrey Historical Society’s new-look website is on surreyhistory.ca.

New-look Surrey Historical Society website a hub for group searching for new members

52-year-old society transitions to Zoom meetings, next on Sept. 11

Surrey Historical Society’s new-look website is on surreyhistory.ca.
Vernon summer resident Julie McCann (née Holland) set an unofficial world record Monday, Aug. 9, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park, becoming the fastest woman to run 100 metres on all fours with a clocking of 22.99 seconds. (Christine Castrucow photo)

100 metre dash – on all fours: Vernon woman breaks unofficial Guinness record

Vernon resident Julie McCann sets unofficial Guinness mark as fastest woman to cover 100 metres on all fours

Vernon summer resident Julie McCann (née Holland) set an unofficial world record Monday, Aug. 9, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park, becoming the fastest woman to run 100 metres on all fours with a clocking of 22.99 seconds. (Christine Castrucow photo)
Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo
Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
RCA Records presented a Tribute to Ray McAuley at the Newton Inn in February 1980, featuring an all-star band of B.C. Country Music Association members JC Cadeau, Gerry Hughes, Perry Mann, Ed Molyski, Norman Jones, Mark Telford and Jess Less. Admission was $3. The tribute concert is recalled in a book by Surrey resident Ray Ramsay, “Promo Monkey: My Life as a Bellhop in the Waldord Hysteria.” (Photo courtesy Ray Ramsay)
RCA Records presented a Tribute to Ray McAuley at the Newton Inn in February 1980, featuring an all-star band of B.C. Country Music Association members JC Cadeau, Gerry Hughes, Perry Mann, Ed Molyski, Norman Jones, Mark Telford and Jess Less. Admission was $3. The tribute concert is recalled in a book by Surrey resident Ray Ramsay, “Promo Monkey: My Life as a Bellhop in the Waldord Hysteria.” (Photo courtesy Ray Ramsay)
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