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White Rock’s Joseph Kakwinokanasum is in the running for a $6,000 writing prize. (Tracy Hetherington photo)

White Rock writer in running for $6,000 accolade

Joseph Kakwinokanasum to learn Oct. 1 if his story, Ray Says, wins CBC Nonfiction Prize

White Rock’s Joseph Kakwinokanasum is in the running for a $6,000 writing prize. (Tracy Hetherington photo)
The four Trybe app founders outside Chad Kroeger’s jet on a trip to Silicon Valley. From left, Bill Swinimer, Felipe Freig, Chad Kroeger and Dan Swinimer. (Submitted photo)

Surrey-born Trybe social media app’s award system connects with Nickelback singer

‘It’s turned into so much more than we originally conceived,’ says co-founder of the new platform

The four Trybe app founders outside Chad Kroeger’s jet on a trip to Silicon Valley. From left, Bill Swinimer, Felipe Freig, Chad Kroeger and Dan Swinimer. (Submitted photo)
Transgender Surrey brothers debut fantasy novel as author duo Vincent Hunter

Transgender Surrey brothers debut fantasy novel as author duo Vincent Hunter

‘Transgender people are being misrepresented in popular fiction and media, and we aim to change that’

Transgender Surrey brothers debut fantasy novel as author duo Vincent Hunter
The White Rock Playhouse is among a number of venues across Canada that will light their exteriors red tonight (Sept. 22) to support live event workers whose careers have ground to a halt, thanks to COVID-19. (Google image)

Dozens of Canadian venues to light up red in support of entertainment workers

Local facilities among dozens across Canada to participate in Light Up Live

The White Rock Playhouse is among a number of venues across Canada that will light their exteriors red tonight (Sept. 22) to support live event workers whose careers have ground to a halt, thanks to COVID-19. (Google image)
A drive-thru event hosted by Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival in Langley in June. (File photo: Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)
A drive-thru event hosted by Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival in Langley in June. (File photo: Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)
BC Culture Days go digital with events in Surrey and other cities starting Sept. 24

BC Culture Days go digital with events in Surrey and other cities starting Sept. 24

Kickoff virtual gathering to feature Surrey’s VanCity Dance Team

BC Culture Days go digital with events in Surrey and other cities starting Sept. 24
Image of film festival logo posted to Shakti Society’s Facebook page.

New festival in Surrey focuses on women in film, both behind camera and on screen

Shakti Film Festival debuts online due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Image of film festival logo posted to Shakti Society’s Facebook page.
Young musicians featured in a video that profiles the 2019 Band-Aid program event at Surrey Arts Centre. (Youtube photo)

Band-Aid program goes online with tips for young Surrey musicians

The trio Indian Standard Time is set to perform too

Young musicians featured in a video that profiles the 2019 Band-Aid program event at Surrey Arts Centre. (Youtube photo)
James Lash’s painting “Night Crossing” (acrylic on canvas, 91 x 122 cm) is showcased in Surrey Art Gallery’s “Searching for Surrey” exhibition this fall. (submitted image)

Surrey Art Gallery reopens with ‘Where We Have Been’ and more to mark 45th anniversary

In Whalley, Surrey UrbanScreen will showcase ‘Varvara & Mar: We Are the Clouds’ during evening hours

James Lash’s painting “Night Crossing” (acrylic on canvas, 91 x 122 cm) is showcased in Surrey Art Gallery’s “Searching for Surrey” exhibition this fall. (submitted image)
Bucketheads – A Star Wars Story is being filmed near the 19000-block of 16 Avenue in South Surrey. (Mychaylo Prystupa photos)

PHOTOS: Bucketheads – A Star Wars Story being filmed in South Surrey

‘Extraordinary’ COVID-19 precautions being taken as film industry restarts

Bucketheads – A Star Wars Story is being filmed near the 19000-block of 16 Avenue in South Surrey. (Mychaylo Prystupa photos)
White Rock actor Malaika Jackson, former Miss Caribbean Canada, is finding growing success in television, movies and commercials. Contributed photo.

White Rock actor leading a charmed life

Pageant win was turning point for Malaika Jackson

White Rock actor Malaika Jackson, former Miss Caribbean Canada, is finding growing success in television, movies and commercials. Contributed photo.
‘New world of theatre’ for Surrey actor in a summer of Shakespeare

‘New world of theatre’ for Surrey actor in a summer of Shakespeare

For Ryan Kniel and others, live-screen recordings of Zoom meetings were used as a ‘stage’

‘New world of theatre’ for Surrey actor in a summer of Shakespeare
Surrey’s Greek Food Festival offers ‘drive-thru’ service on Labour Day weekend

Surrey’s Greek Food Festival offers ‘drive-thru’ service on Labour Day weekend

In Cloverdale, Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival returns later in September

Surrey’s Greek Food Festival offers ‘drive-thru’ service on Labour Day weekend
The Colony Farm performs a tribute song to Dr. Bonnie Henry in a music video. (YouTube image)

White Rock band releases tribute tune for Dr. Bonnie Henry

The Colony Farm Band releases playful twist on The Beatles song Doctor Robert

The Colony Farm performs a tribute song to Dr. Bonnie Henry in a music video. (YouTube image)
White Rock-raised Ashlie Corcoran is the artistic director of Arts Club Theatre Company. (file photo)

Arts Club stays busy with three-play series on Vancouver stages

Audience cap of 50 patrons for company’s ‘small yet fierce shows’ this fall

White Rock-raised Ashlie Corcoran is the artistic director of Arts Club Theatre Company. (file photo)
Steve Goodall, of White Rock-based Wave Ukes, in his workshop. (Contributed photo)

White Rock craftsman riding the wave of the ukulele revival

Steve Goodall’s hand-crafted instruments are growing in popularity

Steve Goodall, of White Rock-based Wave Ukes, in his workshop. (Contributed photo)
Elektra Women’s Choir artistic director Morna Edmundson (middle) with some members of the choir, which Edmundson co-founded in 1987. (Photo: elektra.ca)
Elektra Women’s Choir artistic director Morna Edmundson (middle) with some members of the choir, which Edmundson co-founded in 1987. (Photo: elektra.ca)
Tyler Joe Miller in a promo photo.

Surrey’s ‘Pillow Talkin’ hit singer aims for Top of the Country contest win

Tyler Joe Miller also nominated for CCMA ‘Rising Star’ award

Tyler Joe Miller in a promo photo.
Photographer/artist Ric Wallace is among those who have offered displays of their works at the artists walk along the promenade. The walk has now been reopened with physical distancing measures in place. (photo courtesy Ric Wallace – WhiteRockBeach.ca)

White Rock artists walk returns to promenade

Waterfront attraction is back with physical distancing

Photographer/artist Ric Wallace is among those who have offered displays of their works at the artists walk along the promenade. The walk has now been reopened with physical distancing measures in place. (photo courtesy Ric Wallace – WhiteRockBeach.ca)
Mekaela (left) and Marlowe Reyes in a “Sistahood” duo dance performance, from video posted to Praise Team Studio’s Youtube channel.

PNE’s ‘Reverse Parade’ gives Surrey sisters reason to dance

‘The Most Fun on Four Tires’ promised at East Van fair site

Mekaela (left) and Marlowe Reyes in a “Sistahood” duo dance performance, from video posted to Praise Team Studio’s Youtube channel.