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White Rock firefighters held their annual Christmas tree chipping event Sunday. (Aaron Hinks photos)
White Rock firefighters held their annual Christmas tree chipping event Sunday. (Aaron Hinks photos)
The North Delta Lions will be taking over for the now-defunct Delta Scottsdale Lions to run the annual Christmas tree chipping fundraiser at Sungod Arena, to be held this year on Jan. 9 and 10. (Submitted photo)

North Delta Lions doing double duty for tree chipping fundraiser

The club is running the annual events at Sungod Area and Memorial Park on Jan 9-10

  • Dec 31, 2020
The North Delta Lions will be taking over for the now-defunct Delta Scottsdale Lions to run the annual Christmas tree chipping fundraiser at Sungod Arena, to be held this year on Jan. 9 and 10. (Submitted photo)
Sources and Amica volunteers prepared and delivered food to 140 isolated seniors on Christmas Eve. (Contributed photo)

Amica, Sources deliver 140 hot meals to isolated seniors on Christmas Eve

‘It was so worth it. So much so that a lot of us were in tears of happiness,’ volunteer said

Sources and Amica volunteers prepared and delivered food to 140 isolated seniors on Christmas Eve. (Contributed photo)
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Yellow-billed loon spotted in South Surrey. (John Gordon photo)

Rare loon spotted during South Surrey bird count

Numbers from the count have yet to be finalized

Yellow-billed loon spotted in South Surrey. (John Gordon photo)
Surrey firefighters handle Christmas trees during a charity chipping event. (File photo)
Surrey firefighters handle Christmas trees during a charity chipping event. (File photo)
A citizens’ Santa parade winds its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23. (Photo: Submitted)

‘Citizens’ Santa Parade’ wound its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23

Grassroots parade will run again next year, organizer says

A citizens’ Santa parade winds its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23. (Photo: Submitted)
Metal Beauty is Karen Ceraldi’s Team Canada entry in the World Photographic Cup. (Karen Ceraldi image)

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Karen Ceraldi’s Metal Beauty image is among Team Canada entries in the World Photographic Cup

Metal Beauty is Karen Ceraldi’s Team Canada entry in the World Photographic Cup. (Karen Ceraldi image)
The Knights of Columbus will host tree-chipping opportunities on Jan. 2-3 at Good Shepherd Church. (Black Press Media photo)
The Knights of Columbus will host tree-chipping opportunities on Jan. 2-3 at Good Shepherd Church. (Black Press Media photo)
From left, Lesley Hames and Wendy Fulford collected 1,620 pounds of food during the Ocean Park Food Drive. (Contributed photos)

Ocean Park Food Drive collects 1,620 pounds of food

Event also raised $3,400 for the food bank

From left, Lesley Hames and Wendy Fulford collected 1,620 pounds of food during the Ocean Park Food Drive. (Contributed photos)
White Rock’s Harold Zelt presents $918 – funds raised through the sale of the senior’s Dogs of White Rock calendar – to Taizo at the BC SPCA’s Surrey Education and Adoption Centre. (Contributed photo)

White Rock senior delivers early gift of calendar proceeds

Harold Zelt’s Dogs of White Rock fundraiser has surpassed $900

White Rock’s Harold Zelt presents $918 – funds raised through the sale of the senior’s Dogs of White Rock calendar – to Taizo at the BC SPCA’s Surrey Education and Adoption Centre. (Contributed photo)
SurreyCares Community Foundation presents a $5,000 cheque to Cloverdale Community Kitchen. The grant was made possible by the Surrey Community Relief Fund (SCRF). (Submitted photo)

Additional relief grant allows Cloverdale Community Kitchen to keep feeding seniors

Surrey Community Relief Fund continues to help during pandemic but support still needed

SurreyCares Community Foundation presents a $5,000 cheque to Cloverdale Community Kitchen. The grant was made possible by the Surrey Community Relief Fund (SCRF). (Submitted photo)
White Rock firefighters collect Christmas trees at a 2018 tree chipping event. (File photo)

White Rock firefighters to host tree chipping event Jan. 3

Proceeds to be allocated to BC Burn Fund, local charities

White Rock firefighters collect Christmas trees at a 2018 tree chipping event. (File photo)
Mrs. Claus continued her tradition of reading a Christmas story to students at the Surrey school district, but virtually this year. (Image: surreyschools.ca)
Mrs. Claus continued her tradition of reading a Christmas story to students at the Surrey school district, but virtually this year. (Image: surreyschools.ca)
Delta Community Living Society executive director Anita Sihota accepts a $5,000 donation from Ocean Trailer president Sid Keay. (Submitted photo)

Ocean Trailer delivers donation to Delta Community Living Society

$5,000 gift to help support local people with developmental disabilities

Delta Community Living Society executive director Anita Sihota accepts a $5,000 donation from Ocean Trailer president Sid Keay. (Submitted photo)
Cards created by students at White Rock Elementary will be delivered to members of Kent Street Activity Centre. (Contributed photo)

White Rock students craft Christmas cheer for seniors

Approximately 800 handmade cards mailed out

Cards created by students at White Rock Elementary will be delivered to members of Kent Street Activity Centre. (Contributed photo)
Zapped by the cold, Colby Walker runs from the water at the White Rock Polar Plunge. (Christy Fox file photo)

White Rock residents encourage to ‘take the plunge at home’

Annual Polar Bear Plunge will not return to the city’s beach this year

Zapped by the cold, Colby Walker runs from the water at the White Rock Polar Plunge. (Christy Fox file photo)
White Rock Festival of Lights, located at Memorial Park. (Aaron Hinks photos)

White Rock Festival of Lights receives provincial approval

The display is to be illuminated every night from 4:30-10 p.m. until Jan. 23

White Rock Festival of Lights, located at Memorial Park. (Aaron Hinks photos)
Four-year-old Ethan Fritz waves at his dad with his mom Alyssa, from the end of White Rock Pier. Pilot TK Minzak – who flies reserve for the U.S. Air Force, organized the fly-by after months of not being able to see Ethan due to border restrictions during the pandemic. (Tracy Holmes photo)

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Four-year-old Ethan Fritz waves at his dad with his mom Alyssa, from the end of White Rock Pier. Pilot TK Minzak – who flies reserve for the U.S. Air Force, organized the fly-by after months of not being able to see Ethan due to border restrictions during the pandemic. (Tracy Holmes photo)
The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society’s annual adopt-a-family program looked a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The society helped 21 families, and got everything ready on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)

Surrey firefighters deliver gifts, food to 21 families

This year looked a little different due to COVID, says organizer

The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society’s annual adopt-a-family program looked a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The society helped 21 families, and got everything ready on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)
Terrence Pitts, a crossing guard at Latimer Road Elementary School, has been recognized as one of Canada’s favourite crossing guards by Parachute. Pitts was one of three winners for 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Terrence Pitts, a crossing guard at Latimer Road Elementary School, has been recognized as one of Canada’s favourite crossing guards by Parachute. Pitts was one of three winners for 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)