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Students at Creekside Elementary in Surrey wrote letters to seniors over the holidays, and are planning to write more for Valentine’s Day and Family Day. (Photo: surreyschools.ca)

Surrey elementary students connect with seniors through letter writing

Creekside students planning to send more cards for Valentine’s Day

White Rock Rotary Club president Mauricio Browne de Paula (front right) with other club and community volunteers at the launch of the free hot lunch program at the city parking lot at Russell Avenue and Johnston Road on May 21. (File photo)

Daily demand for White Rock Rotary, city lunch program surpasses 40

Recipients ‘are very good people… going through some tough times’

Isabella Skrypnyk, a Grade 11 student, and Kasonde Mulenga, a Grade 12 student, at Surrey Christian, work on some of the finishing touches of a shed on Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021). Their Grade 11/12 workplace math class has been working on since November. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey students build shed as part of math class project

Grade 11/12 class learning about budgeting, financing and construction

Construction on the main foyer at the soon-to-be opened Clayton Community Centre. (Photo courtesy of HCMA Architecture + Design)

Clayton Community Centre opening delayed again

City says Provincial Health Order reason for latest delay

Construction on the main foyer at the soon-to-be opened Clayton Community Centre. (Photo courtesy of HCMA Architecture + Design)
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Surrey boy’s fishy drawing among winners in cracker company’s contest

‘Feed Imagination’ art showcased on Surrey billboard and also on website

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Surrey seniors learn computer basics in free, five-week class held online

iPads are available for loan during Seniors Engagement Through Technology sessions

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A child joins the Uke ‘n Play kickoff event at the Chilliwack Library on Oct. 1, 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Events return, in virtual form, at Fraser Valley Regional Library

People can take part in ukulele jam, bullet journaling, reading groups and more

A child joins the Uke ‘n Play kickoff event at the Chilliwack Library on Oct. 1, 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
In 2017, a member of the Disneyana Fan Club curated a small Community Treasures exhibit at the Museum of Surrey about the early days of Disney and the cartoonist Walt Disney. The museum is now accepting applications for its 2022 Community Treasures exhibition. (Photo: Submitted)

Museum of Surrey wants to spotlight local organizations and clubs

Museum now accepting applications for its 2022 Community Treasures exhibit

In 2017, a member of the Disneyana Fan Club curated a small Community Treasures exhibit at the Museum of Surrey about the early days of Disney and the cartoonist Walt Disney. The museum is now accepting applications for its 2022 Community Treasures exhibition. (Photo: Submitted)
Through his lens, Doug Cook captured this picture of the Fraser River, Mount Baker, an eagle, and even the Golden Ears Bridge on a sunny fall afternoon. The photo was taken from the wooden walkway leading down to the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport float plane dock. (Contributed photo)

Friends of Semiahmoo Bay to host virtual World Wetland Day event

Webinar event to feature six speakers, to be held Feb. 2

Through his lens, Doug Cook captured this picture of the Fraser River, Mount Baker, an eagle, and even the Golden Ears Bridge on a sunny fall afternoon. The photo was taken from the wooden walkway leading down to the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport float plane dock. (Contributed photo)
One of the Choices Lottery grand prize packages includes a home located at 16730 19 Ave., Surrey. (Contributed photo)

Two South Surrey homes featured in Choices Lottery

Tickets on sale now for BC Children’s Hospital lottery

One of the Choices Lottery grand prize packages includes a home located at 16730 19 Ave., Surrey. (Contributed photo)
Sources team members (left to right) Carrie Belanger, Abby Gemino, Tatiana Belyaeva, Yasmin de Joya-Pagal cheer during the 2020 Coldest Night of the Year event. This year’s event will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Sources photo)

White Rock’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser goes virtual

Annual walk raises funds for variety of Sources programs and services

Sources team members (left to right) Carrie Belanger, Abby Gemino, Tatiana Belyaeva, Yasmin de Joya-Pagal cheer during the 2020 Coldest Night of the Year event. This year’s event will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Sources photo)
Music therapist Felicia Wall in the music room at Phoenix Society in Surrey. (submitted photo)

Eclectic album showcases songs recorded by Surrey residents in recovery

Project at Phoenix Society took about six months to complete, with help of music therapist

Music therapist Felicia Wall in the music room at Phoenix Society in Surrey. (submitted photo)
The City of Surrey is currently working through the initial phase for a park that’ll be built at 72 Avenue and 191 Street in Clayton. (Image via City of Surrey)

New park to be built in Clayton Heights

City of Surrey asking for feedback from Clayton residents

The City of Surrey is currently working through the initial phase for a park that’ll be built at 72 Avenue and 191 Street in Clayton. (Image via City of Surrey)
Members of the community participate in the 7th annual Coldest Night of the Year event Feb. 22, 2020. This year’s event will have a virtual aspect to it because of COVID, says organizer Courtenay van den Boogaard. (Photo Submitted: Amanda Grewall)
Members of the community participate in the 7th annual Coldest Night of the Year event Feb. 22, 2020. This year’s event will have a virtual aspect to it because of COVID, says organizer Courtenay van den Boogaard. (Photo Submitted: Amanda Grewall)
Peace Arch Hospital Foundation executive director Stephanie Beck speaks at a 2017 groundbreaking ceremony. In March 2020, she announced the Rapid Response Grant Program, aimed at providing financial assistance during the pandemic. (File photo)

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation grant program provides $275K relief

White Rock/South Surrey individuals, organizations benefit

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation executive director Stephanie Beck speaks at a 2017 groundbreaking ceremony. In March 2020, she announced the Rapid Response Grant Program, aimed at providing financial assistance during the pandemic. (File photo)
Over the years, the home of Bonnie and Ken Fletcher has raised more than $37,000 for the Sources South Surrey and White Rock Food Bank. (File photo)
Over the years, the home of Bonnie and Ken Fletcher has raised more than $37,000 for the Sources South Surrey and White Rock Food Bank. (File photo)
Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon shared a handwritten note his son received on Jan. 13, 2021. (Ravi Kahlon/Twitter)

Proud dad moment: Kahlon’s son receives handwritten note for act of kindness

North Delta MLA took to Twitter to share a letter his son received from a new kid at school

Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon shared a handwritten note his son received on Jan. 13, 2021. (Ravi Kahlon/Twitter)
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Scavenger hunt to promote family literacy in Delta

Delta Kids is holding the free month-long event to celebrate Family Literacy Day on Jan. 27

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COLUMN: Keep your mind sharp by writing

How-to poetry book inspires during COVID-19 pandemic

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Loretta Hibbs, Founder and President of City Dream Centre and Jodie Reimer who is a key volunteer.

Surrey-wide food program delivers 1,000 hampers with help of $20,000-grant

SurreyCares Community Foundation provides funding to City Dream Centre initiative

Loretta Hibbs, Founder and President of City Dream Centre and Jodie Reimer who is a key volunteer.