Christmas

‘The Mountain of Giving’ sits just inside Brookside Elementary in Surrey. (Submitted photo)

Brookside Elementary in Surrey creates ‘The Mountain of Giving’

Students and staff have created a six-foot-high pile of gifts near the front of the school

‘The Mountain of Giving’ sits just inside Brookside Elementary in Surrey. (Submitted photo)
Cliff Power made the trip over from Victoria today to hand out stockings to children and families in both Langley and Surrey. (Trevor Beggs)

Power surge: Cliff Power delivers stockings in Surrey

This is Power’s 20th year of filling stocking for those in both Victoria and the Fraser Valley

Cliff Power made the trip over from Victoria today to hand out stockings to children and families in both Langley and Surrey. (Trevor Beggs)
Step one: line up to pack the boxes. (Trevor Beggs)

PHOTOS+VIDEO: Surrey’s City Dream Centre dreaming big with $60,000 in gift donations

250-300 volunteers helped wrap gifts at North Surrey Secondary on Sunday

Step one: line up to pack the boxes. (Trevor Beggs)
TWU Spartans donate 1,400 hockey tickets to Cloverdale Christmas Hamper

TWU Spartans donate 1,400 hockey tickets to Cloverdale Christmas Hamper

It’s the largest one-time donation that the hockey team has ever made, says TWU Athletic Director

TWU Spartans donate 1,400 hockey tickets to Cloverdale Christmas Hamper
The Winter Ice Palace, pictured here in 2013. (Boaz Joseph / The Surrey Leader)

Winter Ice Palace will return to Cloverdale for 20th year

Annual holiday open skate starts up on Dec. 22

The Winter Ice Palace, pictured here in 2013. (Boaz Joseph / The Surrey Leader)
Volunteers worked on Monday, Dec. 11 to set up East Delta Hall and sort the many presents donated for the toy depot. (Grace Kennedy photo)

VIDEO: Deltassist launches annual toy depot

On Monday, Dec. 11, volunteers organized East Delta Hall for the three day toy depot

Volunteers worked on Monday, Dec. 11 to set up East Delta Hall and sort the many presents donated for the toy depot. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Alex McGowan, 8, sits surrounded by the presents she donated to the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper. (Sam Anderson)

Girl, 8, donates birthday presents to Cloverdale Christmas Hamper

‘I have too many toys,’ says Alex McGowan

Alex McGowan, 8, sits surrounded by the presents she donated to the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper. (Sam Anderson)
VIDEO: Thousands line the streets of Cloverdale to welcome Surrey Santa Parade

VIDEO: Thousands line the streets of Cloverdale to welcome Surrey Santa Parade

The Surrey Santa Parade kicked off in downtown Cloverdale on Dec. 3.

VIDEO: Thousands line the streets of Cloverdale to welcome Surrey Santa Parade
Peter Bladt, owner of Armstrong Creek Christmas Tree Farm, holds the branches of a Nordmann Fir at his farm on 190th Street. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Cloverdale’s only Christmas tree farmer says, ‘It’s not as easy as people think’

Running a Christmas tree farm has an element of science, an element of good stress relief

Peter Bladt, owner of Armstrong Creek Christmas Tree Farm, holds the branches of a Nordmann Fir at his farm on 190th Street. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Keian’s memory lives on with ‘Holiday Wish Toy Drive’

Keian’s memory lives on with ‘Holiday Wish Toy Drive’

Surrey RCMP assist Keian’s family in the annual event after naming him an honourary officer

Keian’s memory lives on with ‘Holiday Wish Toy Drive’
Surrey residents donate Christmas gifts to 200 seniors

Surrey residents donate Christmas gifts to 200 seniors

Cloverdale London Drugs brings back popular Stocking Stuffers for Seniors program

Surrey residents donate Christmas gifts to 200 seniors
Bodyslams for Toys event will take place on Friday, Dec. 15. (All Star Wrestling)

‘Body slams for toys’ wrestling event will benefit Surrey Christmas Bureau

Christmas toys can be exchanged for 2018 wrestling tickets at Dec. 15 All Star Wrestling match

Bodyslams for Toys event will take place on Friday, Dec. 15. (All Star Wrestling)
Cloverdale’s Christmas shopping kicks off with Ladies’ Night Out next week

Cloverdale’s Christmas shopping kicks off with Ladies’ Night Out next week

Check out Cloverdale businesses, vendors, and more Thursday, Nov. 30

Cloverdale’s Christmas shopping kicks off with Ladies’ Night Out next week
Maurizio, Daniella, and Natalie Zinetti, of Zinetti Foods, which will donate 600 lasagnas to the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper this year. (Zinetti Foods)

Zinetti Foods donates 600 lasagnas to Cloverdale Christmas Hamper

Cloverdale-based pasta manufacturer is the latest local business to provide for Christmas charity

Maurizio, Daniella, and Natalie Zinetti, of Zinetti Foods, which will donate 600 lasagnas to the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper this year. (Zinetti Foods)
(Tim Gouw / Unsplash)                                (Tim Gouw / Unsplash)

Two Cloverdale volunteers want to make the holiday season a little warmer for seniors

Volunteers raising funds for a blanket heater, which is on Zion Park Manor’s wish list this Christmas

(Tim Gouw / Unsplash)                                (Tim Gouw / Unsplash)
(Editorial cartoon by Patrick LaMontagne)

OUR VIEW: Let’s not rush Christmas

The holiday season and Remembrance Day poppies don’t mix – and nor should they

  • Nov 16, 2017
(Editorial cartoon by Patrick LaMontagne)