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Harrison country artist Todd Richard adjusts his camera before filming “Green and Blue” as sung by he and the students of Harrison Hot Springs Elementary. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Harrison Hot Springs students team up with country artist, pay tribute to frontline workers

Students sang “Green and Blue” with Todd Richard as part of Music Monday

 

Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau executive director Chris Bayliss was surrounded by toys Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 at the 37th annual Kruise for Kids toy drive and fundraiser held at the Langley Events Centre for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau brings the holidays to 700 families

Despite COVID-19 limitations, 2020’s campaign went smoothly

 

Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle (center) sings “Ordinary Day” with a virtual choir of 200 physicians from all over Canada. The video draws attention to A Dollar A Day Foundation, which supports those suffering with mental health and addiction issues. (Screenshot/YouTube)

VIDEO: 200-physician choir sings to benefit mental health, addiction recovery

Led by Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle, the video calls attention to mental health needs

 

After twice have their wedding plans altered due to COVID-19 restrictions, Suzanne Schmidt and Andrew Sturgess got married in Bakerview Park last weekend, with the only guests being their two daughters, Zoey (foreground) and Tessa. (Darren Ripka photo)

From New Zealand to Bakerview Park, South Surrey couple weds in ‘backyard’

Twice scaled-down wedding ‘proof that good things still happen during bad times’

After twice have their wedding plans altered due to COVID-19 restrictions, Suzanne Schmidt and Andrew Sturgess got married in Bakerview Park last weekend, with the only guests being their two daughters, Zoey (foreground) and Tessa. (Darren Ripka photo)
On July 25, as part of The Big Spend, Semiahmoo Peninsula residents will be encouraged to shop at locally-owned White Rock and South Surrey businesses, helping boost the local economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

‘Big Spend’ event encourages residents to buy from South Surrey, White Rock businesses

July 25 campaign aims to boost business amid COVID-19 pandemic

  • Jul 18, 2020
On July 25, as part of The Big Spend, Semiahmoo Peninsula residents will be encouraged to shop at locally-owned White Rock and South Surrey businesses, helping boost the local economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Nora Zhu (centre row, right) and her friends chat on a Zoom call earlier this year, as they made plans to launch a fundraising campaign to help Peace Arch Hospital workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed photo)

Southridge students raise $5,600 for hospital meal program

GoFundMe campaign funds two months of meals at Peace Arch Hospital

Nora Zhu (centre row, right) and her friends chat on a Zoom call earlier this year, as they made plans to launch a fundraising campaign to help Peace Arch Hospital workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed photo)
Ron Henze with the 1956 Farmall Cub he restored for his best friend’s father. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey tractor project evokes ‘$1-million smile,’ helps connect neighbours

Retired Surrey firefighter Ron Henze began project for friend’s dad to fill time during pandemic

Ron Henze with the 1956 Farmall Cub he restored for his best friend’s father. (Contributed photo)
Patricia Mulvaney sets out on a 10-km walk Thursday (July 2), to raise funds and awareness for Surrey Urban Mission. She decided to do the trek last-minute, after a tradition of hosting a pancake breakfast during July 1 activities in White Rock was stymied by the pandemic. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Blustery South Surrey walk to benefit homeless

Patricia Mulvaney is walking 10k to boost awareness of Surrey Urban Mission Society

Patricia Mulvaney sets out on a 10-km walk Thursday (July 2), to raise funds and awareness for Surrey Urban Mission. She decided to do the trek last-minute, after a tradition of hosting a pancake breakfast during July 1 activities in White Rock was stymied by the pandemic. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Say Thanks Surrey – started by Semiahmoo Secondary and Southridge students in response to the pandemic – has partnered with the Peninsula Village Safeway, where a donation stand has now been set up to support the campaign. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey lawn-sign campaign seeing success

Organizers of ‘Say Thanks Surrey’ says student-led initiative is expanding

Say Thanks Surrey – started by Semiahmoo Secondary and Southridge students in response to the pandemic – has partnered with the Peninsula Village Safeway, where a donation stand has now been set up to support the campaign. (Contributed photo)
Oceana PARC held an in-house farmers market for residents last week. (Photos courtesy of PARC Retirement Living)

White Rock senior’s residence hosts in-house ‘farmers market’

Event modeled after earlier event at West Vancouver PARC location

Oceana PARC held an in-house farmers market for residents last week. (Photos courtesy of PARC Retirement Living)
A farmers-market style event is planned for White Rock’s Oceana PARC on Wednesday. A similar event was held at PARC’s Westerleigh residence in West Vancouver recently, and drew rave reviews. (Photo courtesy of PARC Retirement Living)

White Rock’s Oceana PARC residence to host in-house market for seniors

Farmers-market style event has been popular at PARC’s West Vancouver location

A farmers-market style event is planned for White Rock’s Oceana PARC on Wednesday. A similar event was held at PARC’s Westerleigh residence in West Vancouver recently, and drew rave reviews. (Photo courtesy of PARC Retirement Living)
Powerlifter gives back to Surrey healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Powerlifter gives back to Surrey healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Sumeet Sharma aims to visit all Lower Mainland hospitals, including Peace Arch, to deliver food

Powerlifter gives back to Surrey healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic
Charley Pauliuk (left), who turned 11 last week, poses with her sister Quinn by her neighbour’s rock garden. For her birthday, Charley asked her friends to paint rocks to add to the colourful display. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey girl asks friends to help make birthday rock – literally

Charley Pauliuk marked her 11th year with a display of cheer

Charley Pauliuk (left), who turned 11 last week, poses with her sister Quinn by her neighbour’s rock garden. For her birthday, Charley asked her friends to paint rocks to add to the colourful display. (Contributed photo)
A new ‘Say Thanks Surrey’ sign campaign aims to support frontline workers and raise money for Surrey Memorial and Peace Arch hospitals. (Contributed photo)

‘Thank You’ sign campaign aims to raise money for Surrey, Peace Arch hospitals

Student-led initiative supports health-care workers during COVID-19 pandemic

A new ‘Say Thanks Surrey’ sign campaign aims to support frontline workers and raise money for Surrey Memorial and Peace Arch hospitals. (Contributed photo)
Amica’s Justin Penney and Kellie Besseling delivered 15 three-course prime rib Mother’s Day dinners to some seniors whose families couldn’t be with them on Sunday, May 10. (Contributed photo)

Mother’s Day special delivery for isolated seniors

Three-course dinner, flowers delivered Sunday by Amica staff

  • May 12, 2020
Amica’s Justin Penney and Kellie Besseling delivered 15 three-course prime rib Mother’s Day dinners to some seniors whose families couldn’t be with them on Sunday, May 10. (Contributed photo)
A new grocery delivery service called Good Neighbour BC has launched on the Semiahmoo Peninsula. (Contributed photo)

New service aims to deliver groceries to South Surrey and White Rock seniors

Good Neighbour BC launches after success of similar program in Ontario

A new grocery delivery service called Good Neighbour BC has launched on the Semiahmoo Peninsula. (Contributed photo)
Residents of Whitecliff Retirement Residence in South Surrey are looking forward to a socially distanced Mother’s Day concert. (Contributed photo)

Pandemic protocols won’t quash Mother’s Day at South Surrey retirement residence

Concert, virtual visits lined up for Whitecliff residents

Residents of Whitecliff Retirement Residence in South Surrey are looking forward to a socially distanced Mother’s Day concert. (Contributed photo)
Corona Palooza – Telus concerts offer musical treat for quarantined seniors

Corona Palooza – Telus concerts offer musical treat for quarantined seniors

Mother’s Day live weekend performances open to public through Zoom teleconferencing

Corona Palooza – Telus concerts offer musical treat for quarantined seniors
South Surrey teacher runs DIY marathon after Vancouver event cancelled due to COVID-19

South Surrey teacher runs DIY marathon after Vancouver event cancelled due to COVID-19

Colleagues, family cheer Elgin Park Secondary’s Lindsey Ellett on solo run

South Surrey teacher runs DIY marathon after Vancouver event cancelled due to COVID-19
Every Monday at 5 p.m., residents at Windsong, a Courtenay strata complex, converge on their respective balconies to sing a song, in appreciation of the work being done by all frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: B.C. strata residents break out in song to salute COVID-19 frontline workers

“…it’s a beautiful way to say thanks. And it’s also entertaining for people walking by.”

Every Monday at 5 p.m., residents at Windsong, a Courtenay strata complex, converge on their respective balconies to sing a song, in appreciation of the work being done by all frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Photo by Terry Farrell