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Typewriter in a photo posted to facebook.com/SurreyIWC.

Registration opens June 2 for Surrey Int’l Writers’ Conference virtual sessions this fall

‘We will once again be offering a pay-what-you-can option for the main conference’

Typewriter in a photo posted to facebook.com/SurreyIWC.
South Surrey teacher Sandip Sodhi’s new picture book, illustrated by Anika Sandhu, offers a chance for adults and young children to ponder the positives of life - even during a pandemic. Contributed photo
South Surrey teacher Sandip Sodhi’s new picture book, illustrated by Anika Sandhu, offers a chance for adults and young children to ponder the positives of life - even during a pandemic. Contributed photo
A scene from “The Bee” video posted to Surrey City Orchestra’s Youtube channel, with animation by Kenny Hawksworth.
A scene from “The Bee” video posted to Surrey City Orchestra’s Youtube channel, with animation by Kenny Hawksworth.
Jatinder Singh Randhawa in a photo posted to Facebook.
Jatinder Singh Randhawa in a photo posted to Facebook.
Karen Kroeker’s “A Vision” earned first place in the Sculptures and Fibre Art category of the Arts 2020 competition hosted by the Arts Council of Surrey. (submitted photo)

Upcoming Surrey Arts Centre arts exhibit showcases latest work

Annual show includes paintings, drawings, sculpture and mixed-media

Karen Kroeker’s “A Vision” earned first place in the Sculptures and Fibre Art category of the Arts 2020 competition hosted by the Arts Council of Surrey. (submitted photo)
Blake Havard performs at Central City’s outdoor plaza during a 2017 Surrey concert. His latest music will be highlighted in a live-streamed program May 28 presented by White Rock-based BEC Entertainment (File photo)

White Rock-based Blake Havard live stream set for May 28

Veteran singer-songwriter to showcase new music in paid online concert

Blake Havard performs at Central City’s outdoor plaza during a 2017 Surrey concert. His latest music will be highlighted in a live-streamed program May 28 presented by White Rock-based BEC Entertainment (File photo)
Christopher Jane as Batman in “Rise of the Bat,” a fan-made film written and directed by Ashvin Dayal. (Youtube screenshot)

Surrey Batman fan makes a short film he calls ‘Rise of the Bat’

‘I chose Batman as my first film (because) everyone has an opinion of him,’ Ashvin Dayal says

Christopher Jane as Batman in “Rise of the Bat,” a fan-made film written and directed by Ashvin Dayal. (Youtube screenshot)
Christina Myers with a copy of her new novel, The List of Last Chances. (submitted photo)

Road-trip story from Surrey novelist reveals ‘The List of Last Chances’

Christina Myers writes about reluctant travel companions in debut book of fiction

Christina Myers with a copy of her new novel, The List of Last Chances. (submitted photo)
Members of Whalley Legion Junior Band at an event in the early 1980s. (Facebook photo)
Members of Whalley Legion Junior Band at an event in the early 1980s. (Facebook photo)
(Clockwise, from top-left) Brenda DeJong, Carol Jones, Marcia Strang, Cathy Collis and Mark East star in the upcoming Sidekick Players Zoom presentation of the Norm Foster play “Halfway There,” directed by Carroll Lefebvre, on May 22, 2021. (Submitted photos)

Delta’s Sidekick Players continue ‘Foster Zoom Fest’ with ‘Halfway There’

Tsawwassen-based theatre company hosting another online performance on Saturday, May 22

(Clockwise, from top-left) Brenda DeJong, Carol Jones, Marcia Strang, Cathy Collis and Mark East star in the upcoming Sidekick Players Zoom presentation of the Norm Foster play “Halfway There,” directed by Carroll Lefebvre, on May 22, 2021. (Submitted photos)
Trucks line up for food during a drive-thru event on the PNE grounds last May. (Photo: Darryl Dyck/CP)

Drive-thru food truck fest coming to North Surrey Secondary lot

School a ‘great location – high traffic, very visible, and a very large parking lot’

Trucks line up for food during a drive-thru event on the PNE grounds last May. (Photo: Darryl Dyck/CP)
The “Play at Home” contest-winning band Raincity performs during the 2020 Surrey Canada Day livestream. (Photo: Youtube)
The “Play at Home” contest-winning band Raincity performs during the 2020 Surrey Canada Day livestream. (Photo: Youtube)
Interactive children’s show Under the Sea, presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres, starting May 28, includes graphics and animation as well as dance and music. (Contributed graphic)

Surrey Civic Theatres’ Under the Sea an adventure for children

Online interactive show presented in English and French, May 28-June 11

Interactive children’s show Under the Sea, presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres, starting May 28, includes graphics and animation as well as dance and music. (Contributed graphic)
Bucketheads – A Star Wars Story is being filmed near the 19000-block of 16 Avenue in South Surrey. (Mychaylo Prystupa photos)
Bucketheads – A Star Wars Story is being filmed near the 19000-block of 16 Avenue in South Surrey. (Mychaylo Prystupa photos)
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Surrey artist’s paintings help him heal after cousin’s COVID-caused death

Sanjoy Das’ works are featured at PoMoArts starting May 20

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Surrey-raised rapper Merkules outside his old Green Timbers-area house. Its looming demolition triggers some memories for the musician. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

VIDEO: Rapper Merkules visits old Surrey home one final time before its demolition

‘It’s weird seeing the place gutted like this,’ he says of the Green Timbers-area rancher

Surrey-raised rapper Merkules outside his old Green Timbers-area house. Its looming demolition triggers some memories for the musician. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Michael Bublé in video posted to Arts Club Theatre Company’s Youtube channel.

VIDEO: Arts Club alum Michael Bublé backs theatre company’s re-opening campaign

Pandemic has caused 15 months of suspended operations for Arts Club, founded in 1964

Michael Bublé in video posted to Arts Club Theatre Company’s Youtube channel.
Semiahmoo Peninsula entertainment entrepreneur Bill Brooks says BEC Entertainment’s role as an online streaming provider evolved out of necessity. Contributed photo

White Rock event promoter evolves into online presenter

Pandemic strategy has added versatility, Bill Brooks says

Semiahmoo Peninsula entertainment entrepreneur Bill Brooks says BEC Entertainment’s role as an online streaming provider evolved out of necessity. Contributed photo
Daniel Pelton (at left) and his jazz/pop band Long Time No Time have weathered the storms -both anticipated and unanticipated - of creating a new album, Tough Times, in the middle of a pandemic. (Contributed photo )

Semiahmoo Peninsula-raised artist recounts hard time creating ‘Tough Times’

Daniel Pelton and his jazz-pop band overcame multiple challenges

Daniel Pelton (at left) and his jazz/pop band Long Time No Time have weathered the storms -both anticipated and unanticipated - of creating a new album, Tough Times, in the middle of a pandemic. (Contributed photo )
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Top-10 ‘Maxim’ magazine contest model got her start in Surrey

Kajal Kumar hopes to earn $25K cash prize and a cover photo shoot

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