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The Lower Mainland Green Team and students from Earl Marriott Secondary remove invasive plants from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park. (Contributed photo)

Green Team returns to White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park to monitor previous work

Environmental volunteers, South Surrey students remove invasive species

A team of White Rock Elementary students has won the Reading Link Challenge. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Elementary Grade 5 students win Reading Link challenge

Six Grade 5 students conquer book competition via Zoom

Typically, White Rock’s Canada Day celebrations are capped by a fireworks display over Semiahmoo Bay, but due to COVID-19, last year’s event was moved online. This week, the event earned two award nominations from the Vancouver chapter of the International Live Events Association. (Adrian Bakker file photo)

White Rock’s virtual Canada Day celebration up for two awards

Canada Day by the Bay nominated for best virtual event, best public event by ILEA Vancouver

Every day of the week, residents of South Surrey’s Launching Pad sort and distribute food that otherwise would have ended up in the landfill. (Aaron Hinks photo)

South Surrey charity keeps 158,000 kg of edible food out of landfill every year

Residents of Launching Pad feed about 750 people a week through FoodMesh

Every day of the week, residents of South Surrey’s Launching Pad sort and distribute food that otherwise would have ended up in the landfill. (Aaron Hinks photo)
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For SuperChefs’ free summer camps on Zoom, puppet teaches Surrey kids about cooking

Surrey-based non-profit creates program with help of ‘Sesame Street’ vet

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The Duke of Edinburgh Award ceremony May 25, 2019 at Government House in Victoria. This year’s Silver Awards are to be presented virtually on June 10, 2021. (Duke of Edinburgh Award BC & Yukon Division/Flickr)

Surrey students’ ‘infinite potential’ to be celebrated with Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Virtual ceremony set for June 10 – the late Duke’s 100th birthday

The Duke of Edinburgh Award ceremony May 25, 2019 at Government House in Victoria. This year’s Silver Awards are to be presented virtually on June 10, 2021. (Duke of Edinburgh Award BC & Yukon Division/Flickr)
Jon and Joan Mara pose in the Spirit Garden, backdropped by a rainbow. (Jordan Mara/Mind and Soil photo)

South Surrey Solstice Stroll set for June 26

Spirit Garden to glow with tributes in return of annual event

Jon and Joan Mara pose in the Spirit Garden, backdropped by a rainbow. (Jordan Mara/Mind and Soil photo)
The Museum of Surrey is now offering a virtual tour of their new Community Treasures exhibit titled “20 Years: Surrey’s Heritage Rail.” (Screenshot)

Museum of Surrey launches virtual tour for new Heritage Rail exhibit

Online tour of ‘20 Years: Surrey’s Heritage Rail’ offers snapshot into the history of trains in Surrey

The Museum of Surrey is now offering a virtual tour of their new Community Treasures exhibit titled “20 Years: Surrey’s Heritage Rail.” (Screenshot)
Julia Chung, left, and Balbir Kaur Gurm are among winners of 2021 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. (submitted photos)

Two Surrey-area women among YWCA’s Distinction award winners for 2021

38th annual awards saw more than 500 guests gather online Monday

Julia Chung, left, and Balbir Kaur Gurm are among winners of 2021 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. (submitted photos)
Long-time Cloverdale resident Peggy Hansen and her great-granddaughter, nine-year-old Charlotte, celebrate Peggy’s 100th birthday June 2 at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village. Peggy’s two remaining daughters, seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren helped the centenarian celebrate her unique milestone. (Photo: Submitted)

Long-time Cloverdale resident celebrates 100th birthday

Former Lord Tweedsmuir teacher turns 100

  • Jun 8, 2021
Long-time Cloverdale resident Peggy Hansen and her great-granddaughter, nine-year-old Charlotte, celebrate Peggy’s 100th birthday June 2 at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village. Peggy’s two remaining daughters, seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren helped the centenarian celebrate her unique milestone. (Photo: Submitted)
Benjamin Bos has been growing his hair out since January, 2020. Now he says he’ll donate his hair to charity, along with $6,000 he raised along the way. (Photo: submitted).
Benjamin Bos has been growing his hair out since January, 2020. Now he says he’ll donate his hair to charity, along with $6,000 he raised along the way. (Photo: submitted).
The Green Team at North Delta’s Sands Secondary built and installed garden boxes in the school’s courtyard over the May long weekend. (Delta School District photo)

School ‘Green Teams’ having a positive impact across Delta

Student-led projects across the district to benefit the local environment

The Green Team at North Delta’s Sands Secondary built and installed garden boxes in the school’s courtyard over the May long weekend. (Delta School District photo)
Passengers board a B.C. Transit bus on Scott Road in 1993, in a Surrey Leader Collection photograph stored by Surrey Archives.

Surrey’s dramatic change shown in photos from ‘Leader Collection’ during June 24 talk

Surrey Archives will reopen July 6 for pre-booked, in-person appointments

Passengers board a B.C. Transit bus on Scott Road in 1993, in a Surrey Leader Collection photograph stored by Surrey Archives.
Elizabeth Pete is a survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

WATCH: Kamloops bound convoy greeted by Canim Lake Band in 100 Mile House

More than two dozen members of the Tsq’escenemc people (Canim Lake Band) showed up

Elizabeth Pete is a survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A fundraiser intended to fund the search of Vancouver Island’s five residential school for children’s remains topped $100,000 Friday (June 4). Pictured is a church at Chawathil First Nation on Highway 1, on May 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fundraiser to search more B.C. residential schools tops $100,000

Indigenous leaders hope to use radar technology to search for lost children on Vancouver Island

A fundraiser intended to fund the search of Vancouver Island’s five residential school for children’s remains topped $100,000 Friday (June 4). Pictured is a church at Chawathil First Nation on Highway 1, on May 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Alia Rashid. (Submitted)

Clayton Heights student wins Beedie Luminaries scholarship

Alia Rashid says scholarship award ‘is such a blessing’

Alia Rashid. (Submitted)
Best Builders company owner Todd Best with youth at Mackie’s Place in North Surrey. (submitted photo: Preston Wong)
Best Builders company owner Todd Best with youth at Mackie’s Place in North Surrey. (submitted photo: Preston Wong)
People enjoy White Rock Beach Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock going virtual with Canada Day celebration

Event to be streamed on Facebook, YouTube

People enjoy White Rock Beach Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. government announces $1.5 million in pandemic relief for struggling Legion branches

Property tax exemption is what Legions really need, Victoria branch president says

Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left to right, Surrey RCMP constables Hwan Lee, Martine Bembenek, Trish Douglas and Leandre Melançon are on the 2021 Cops For Cancer cycling team. (submitted photo)
From left to right, Surrey RCMP constables Hwan Lee, Martine Bembenek, Trish Douglas and Leandre Melançon are on the 2021 Cops For Cancer cycling team. (submitted photo)