volunteers

A Prospera Credit Union team conducted a shoreline cleanup along White Rock’s West Beach Thursday (Oct. 7, 2021). (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Prospera volunteers clear debris from White Rock shoreline

Oct. 7 cleanup focuses on West Beach waterfront

 

Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society hosted its Trunk Treasures Sale & Family Event on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Janet Soucy photo)

PHOTOS: Peace Arch Hospital auxiliary’s treasures sale ‘a great day’

First-ever event was held Sept. 25 in South Surrey

 

Girl Guides show the Christmas cards they made for seniors at Chartwell Crescent Gardens during a Zoom meeting last year. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: ‘Desperate’ need for Girl Guide leaders in South Surrey/White Rock

Nearly three dozen girls waiting to join Guide units

 

Diana Barkley is new president of the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club board of directors, following a Sept. 14 election. (File photo/friendsofsfgc.ca photo)

South Surrey fish-and-game ‘Friends’ win board majority

Sept. 14 vote put 12 new faces on Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club board

Diana Barkley is new president of the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club board of directors, following a Sept. 14 election. (File photo/friendsofsfgc.ca photo)
Local volunteers and members of the Lower Mainland Green Team work to remove invasive species from White Rock Beach in May 2021. (Green Team photo)

Green Team looking for volunteers to pitch in at White Rock beach

Himalayan blackberry to once again be focus of restoration efforts

Local volunteers and members of the Lower Mainland Green Team work to remove invasive species from White Rock Beach in May 2021. (Green Team photo)
The Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary's Superfluity Shop – pictured here during 65th anniversary celebrations – has been the auxiliary's main source of fundraising during the pandemic. (File photo)

South Surrey ‘Trunk Treasures’ sale a first for hospital auxiliary

Organizers hope Sept. 25 event will boost coffers after 18-month pandemic-imposed lull

The Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary's Superfluity Shop – pictured here during 65th anniversary celebrations – has been the auxiliary's main source of fundraising during the pandemic. (File photo)
European green crab (DFO photo)

PHOTOS: Volunteers sought for South Surrey invasive-crab efforts

European Green Crab trapping, information sessions planned at Blackie Spit, Elgin Heritage Park

European green crab (DFO photo)
Rotary lunch volunteer Moti Bali and Janine Maclean of Seriously Good Catering at the ‘Feed My City’ lunch hut, where meals continue to be distributed daily to those who turn out – but funding is running low. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Rotary lunch program funds dwindling

Enough funds in place for ‘about a month,’ says volunteer

Rotary lunch volunteer Moti Bali and Janine Maclean of Seriously Good Catering at the ‘Feed My City’ lunch hut, where meals continue to be distributed daily to those who turn out – but funding is running low. (Contributed photo)
Volunteers are needed to help in assessing Neighbourhood Small Grants applications targeting South Surrey/White Rock. (Contributed photos)

Volunteers sought to assess South Surrey/White Rock community-grant projects

Neighbourhood Small Grants support ideas aimed at ‘bringing people together’

Volunteers are needed to help in assessing Neighbourhood Small Grants applications targeting South Surrey/White Rock. (Contributed photos)
Noah and Alesha wrap shoeboxes for youth in Zimbabwe. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey-based society aiming to give Zimbabwe youth Christmas in January

Shoeboxes of gifts sought for shipping container that leaves for Africa in August

Noah and Alesha wrap shoeboxes for youth in Zimbabwe. (Contributed photo)
This barn owl, rescued in South Surrey on June 25, 2021, is recovering and will soon be ready for banding and release, officials say. (June Young photo)

PHOTOS: Barn-owl rescue in South Surrey ends with hospital visit for OWL volunteer

June Young says trapped raptor ‘exploded in my face’ during response to a call for help

This barn owl, rescued in South Surrey on June 25, 2021, is recovering and will soon be ready for banding and release, officials say. (June Young photo)
Lori Schlechtleitner walks in Blackie Spit Park adjacent to the protected salt marsh. (Contributed file photo)

Surrey’s summer park clean-up program launches at Blackie Spit

Volunteers encouraged to pitch in at Surrey parks starting June 28

Lori Schlechtleitner walks in Blackie Spit Park adjacent to the protected salt marsh. (Contributed file photo)
Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)

Baby Mooshu on the mend after being rescued near Tofino

Rescued little one becomes spokes-calf for unique, seaweed-eating, Meares Island herd

Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE 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)
South Surrey’s Raaj Chatterjee is CEO of MeaningfulWork, a new online platform that connects corporations, non-profits and employees for ‘skilled volunteering.’ (meaningfulwork.xyz screenshots)

Pandemic punch prompts students to forge social enterprise, says South Surrey CEO

Soft launch for platform focused on ‘skilled volunteering’ planned for Nov. 23

South Surrey’s Raaj Chatterjee is CEO of MeaningfulWork, a new online platform that connects corporations, non-profits and employees for ‘skilled volunteering.’ (meaningfulwork.xyz screenshots)
Volunteers work on the Comfort Coats at Star of the Sea Hall on a recent Monday, determined to not let pandemic-related obstacles stop them from completing their annual project. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey ‘Comfort Coat’ project a success, despite pandemic hurdles

Helpers of St. Anne volunteers ensure tradition continues to warm homeless

Volunteers work on the Comfort Coats at Star of the Sea Hall on a recent Monday, determined to not let pandemic-related obstacles stop them from completing their annual project. (Contributed photo)
Signage outside of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in South Surrey advises of the drive-thru schedule. (Contributed photo)

Cold-weather clothing donations sought at South Surrey drive-thru effort

Weekly collection continues in Mount Olive Lutheran Church parking lot

Signage outside of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in South Surrey advises of the drive-thru schedule. (Contributed photo)
Left, Rowena Leivo early on in her volunteer career with the South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank. Right, Leivo in the food bank Tuesday. (Contributed photos)

After 34 years, ‘The Boss’ retires from South Surrey Food Bank volunteer gig

Rowena Leivo, 90, spent a third of her life volunteering at the food bank

Left, Rowena Leivo early on in her volunteer career with the South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank. Right, Leivo in the food bank Tuesday. (Contributed photos)
Chip Bowness (seated) and Brian O’Ruairc in the nearly-completed Stayte House kitchen. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey Rotarians pitch in at Sources’ group home

Renovations to Stayte House completed over three ‘solid’ weeks

Chip Bowness (seated) and Brian O’Ruairc in the nearly-completed Stayte House kitchen. (Contributed photo)
Leanna Wurz, 3, shows a plastic straw that she found on East Beach Thursday (Aug. 20) during a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup effort organized by her mom, Rachel. (Tracy Holmes photo)

PHOTOS: Waterfront cleanup aims to remove ‘yuckies’ from East Beach

Volunteers find discarded cigarette butts, beach toys, bottle caps and more

Leanna Wurz, 3, shows a plastic straw that she found on East Beach Thursday (Aug. 20) during a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup effort organized by her mom, Rachel. (Tracy Holmes photo)