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White Rock singer-songwriter Lovarra (also know as Corinne Friesen) is paying tribute to essential workers - and gaining a following - due to nightly rooftop mini-concerts in the Five Corners neighbourhood. (Contributed photo)

Roof-top singer builds a following at White Rock’s Five Corners

Lovarra’s nightly mini-concerts salute essential workers, cheer quarantiners

White Rock singer-songwriter Lovarra (also know as Corinne Friesen) is paying tribute to essential workers - and gaining a following - due to nightly rooftop mini-concerts in the Five Corners neighbourhood. (Contributed photo)
Families from St. John Paul II Academy stop by Peace Arch Hospital last Thursday to thank health-care workers. (Peter Hass photo)

Pair of appreciation events celebrate Peace Arch Hospital health-care workers

St. John Paul II Academy parade followed by flower giveway to PAH employees

Families from St. John Paul II Academy stop by Peace Arch Hospital last Thursday to thank health-care workers. (Peter Hass photo)
Staff at White Rock Seniors Village say thanks for the outpouring of support received from the community. (Contributed photo)

‘Outpouring of love and support’ at White Rock retirement residence

Recognition of sacrifices appreciated: community relations manager

Staff at White Rock Seniors Village say thanks for the outpouring of support received from the community. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey’s Kelly Tarry and her family participate in the inaugural BC Stay-at-Home Campout on April 25. The event was so successful, a second one is planned for May 16. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey Stay-at-Home Campout organizer plans second event

Province-wide fundraiser supports BC Centre for Disease Control Emergency Response Fund

South Surrey’s Kelly Tarry and her family participate in the inaugural BC Stay-at-Home Campout on April 25. The event was so successful, a second one is planned for May 16. (Contributed photo)
Dorothy Dewar turned 100 on April 30, 2020. Family members came to see her at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack where they brought balloons, a sign, and they sang Happy Birthday. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Family sings Happy Birthday outside B.C. care home to 100-year-old woman

All smiles for Dorothy Dewar who lives in Eden Care Centre, the location of one COVID-19 case

Dorothy Dewar turned 100 on April 30, 2020. Family members came to see her at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack where they brought balloons, a sign, and they sang Happy Birthday. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Carole Hartfield (left) and her daughter Kyla visit with their mom/grandma June Hardie, a resident at Suncrest Retirement Community in South Surrey, where Hartfield last weekend added wooden hearts to an outside fence to thank staff members. (Lisa Snell photo)

Show of thanks warms hearts at South Surrey retirement community

Resident’s daughter carves staff names into dozens of wooden hearts

Carole Hartfield (left) and her daughter Kyla visit with their mom/grandma June Hardie, a resident at Suncrest Retirement Community in South Surrey, where Hartfield last weekend added wooden hearts to an outside fence to thank staff members. (Lisa Snell photo)
Comox youngster Chase Petersen had a birthday party for the ages on April 28. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: Drive-by parade for B.C. boy features superheroes, from land and sky

Chase Petersen has a “super” birthday parade

Comox youngster Chase Petersen had a birthday party for the ages on April 28. Photo by Terry Farrell
Diane Toth, lifestyles consultant, Bette Hutchinson, retirement counsellor, current resident Mary Bucholtz and Amrit Sidhu, director of wellness washed, dried and styled hair at Peninsula Retirement Residence last week. (Contributed photo)

‘Beauty School Dropout’ session offers shampoo, set and social interaction

Peninsula Retirement Residence staff host spa day for seniors amid COVID-19 lockdown

Diane Toth, lifestyles consultant, Bette Hutchinson, retirement counsellor, current resident Mary Bucholtz and Amrit Sidhu, director of wellness washed, dried and styled hair at Peninsula Retirement Residence last week. (Contributed photo)
Willy developed a special device to ensure he and his friend Sally Hemming, a resident of the Pacific Carlton in South Surrey, could get back to their walks while practising social distancing. (Contributed photo)

Wheelchair contraption reconnects South Surrey seniors – from a distance

‘These tiny moments are what life is all about’

Willy developed a special device to ensure he and his friend Sally Hemming, a resident of the Pacific Carlton in South Surrey, could get back to their walks while practising social distancing. (Contributed photo)
Chelsea Granter, 16, has sewed more than 120 masks, which she sells for $10 each. Money raised through the South Surrey teen’s project is being donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey teen sewing masks to benefit Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Chelsea Granter, 16, wants to help ease stress during COVID-19 pandemic

Chelsea Granter, 16, has sewed more than 120 masks, which she sells for $10 each. Money raised through the South Surrey teen’s project is being donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. (Contributed photo)
Seniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence are doling out words of wisdom for younger generations as a way to keep busy and stay connected to those in their community. (Contributed photos)

South Surrey seniors offer advice to younger generation

Residents of Penisula Retirement Residence offer words of widsom via homemade signs

Seniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence are doling out words of wisdom for younger generations as a way to keep busy and stay connected to those in their community. (Contributed photos)
A small plane pulling a banner thanking health care workers flew above Peace Arch Hospital on Monday night. The aircraft, hired by New Westminster’s Gordon Cartwright, also flew over Royal Columbian Hospital. (D. McBride photo)

Plane towing ‘thank you’ banner soars above White Rock’s Peace Arch Hospital

Gesture of appreciation for health-care workers made by Lower Mainland pub owner

A small plane pulling a banner thanking health care workers flew above Peace Arch Hospital on Monday night. The aircraft, hired by New Westminster’s Gordon Cartwright, also flew over Royal Columbian Hospital. (D. McBride photo)
Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.                                Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re In This Together: Black Press Media puts callout for feel-good community stories

We want to tell uplifting stories you’ve seen in your community during the pandemic

Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.                                Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.