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“The Future is Female” art by Samya Arif was featured during the March 2021 virtual gathering of Surrey Muse, an interdisciplinary art and literature presentation group launched 10 years ago, in November 2011. (YouTube screenshot)

Surrey Muse celebrates 10th year with arts awards honouring 5 Canadian ‘miracle makers’

The art/lit group’s Nov. 26 gathering will be its 20th in a virtual setting

“The Future is Female” art by Samya Arif was featured during the March 2021 virtual gathering of Surrey Muse, an interdisciplinary art and literature presentation group launched 10 years ago, in November 2011. (YouTube screenshot)
The Surrey RCMP Classic basketball tournament involves close to 700 student-athletes in what has become a city championship, and certainly a barometer for future success in playoffs, held a few weeks later. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey school gyms have some bounce again as basketball season starts

RCMP Classic tournament organizer laments ‘disappointing and sad’ 2020-21 season, which was cancelled

The Surrey RCMP Classic basketball tournament involves close to 700 student-athletes in what has become a city championship, and certainly a barometer for future success in playoffs, held a few weeks later. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Blood donation image on Canadian Blood Services' website.

Blood donations sought in Surrey today in wake of flooding in Fraser Valley

Canadian Blood Services has had to postpone or cancel donation events in hard-hit areas

Blood donation image on Canadian Blood Services' website.
South of the Fraser Maritime Employers group reps present donation of $36,000 to Women of Options campaign organizers. Pictured from left are Marissa Chan-Kent (BCMEA), Kathy deLisser (Ceres Terminals Canada), Christine Mohr (Options Community Services CEO), Kim Stegeman-Lowe (Western Group), Penny Priddy (Women of Options), Jennifer Perih (Global Container Terminals Canada), Angela Kirkham (DP World Fraser Surrey) and Kamaljit Lehal (Options Community Services Chair of the Board). (Submitted photo)

Surrey’s ‘Women of Options’ campaign tops $1.5M with push from waterfront companies

Funds raised will help build an affordable-housing complex in Newton

South of the Fraser Maritime Employers group reps present donation of $36,000 to Women of Options campaign organizers. Pictured from left are Marissa Chan-Kent (BCMEA), Kathy deLisser (Ceres Terminals Canada), Christine Mohr (Options Community Services CEO), Kim Stegeman-Lowe (Western Group), Penny Priddy (Women of Options), Jennifer Perih (Global Container Terminals Canada), Angela Kirkham (DP World Fraser Surrey) and Kamaljit Lehal (Options Community Services Chair of the Board). (Submitted photo)
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3D Santa coming to Surrey’s Guildford mall in train-themed ‘North Star Experience’

‘Santa and his furry friends will make a virtual appearance’ at the end of 10-minute adventure

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‘Xmas of Chaos’ at Surrey garden centre promises ‘twisted take on Christmas’

December haunts to offer ‘live horror theatre experience’ in Newton

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Bassist Jodi Proznick’s New Horizons band is featured during IronFest concerts. (submitted photo)
Bassist Jodi Proznick’s New Horizons band is featured during IronFest concerts. (submitted photo)
Alumni speakers at a YELL event in 2019. The organization’s educational programs “empower youth with the skills, knowledge and network they will need to take on the future,” according to a webpost. (Photo: yellcanada.org)

KPU helps give young entrepreneurs something to YELL about in Surrey, region

Post-secondary credit for secondary students now offered

Alumni speakers at a YELL event in 2019. The organization’s educational programs “empower youth with the skills, knowledge and network they will need to take on the future,” according to a webpost. (Photo: yellcanada.org)
Musicians Sami Ghawi and Khyla Granstrom at a youth jam night in 2018, the first time they performed together. (submitted photo)

VIDEO: Musical ‘explosion’ at youth jam leads to ‘I Wanna Be Cool’ song about fitting in

Lyricist Khyla Granstrom, 22, sings about struggles of peer pressure as teen

Musicians Sami Ghawi and Khyla Granstrom at a youth jam night in 2018, the first time they performed together. (submitted photo)
teaser photo: Tom Jackson brings "Stories, Songs and Santa Causes” to Surrey Arts Centre's Main Stage on Nov. 19.

Tom Jackson brings ‘Stories, Songs and Santa Causes’ to Surrey with charity in mind again

‘People can expect singing, storytelling, and tomfoolery’ on Nov. 19

teaser photo: Tom Jackson brings "Stories, Songs and Santa Causes” to Surrey Arts Centre's Main Stage on Nov. 19.
The She Connects mentorship initiative was launched by, from left to right, Emily Haugen, Leena Parhar, Meghan Dunn and Avneet Sandhu. “We have more mentors than mentees right now,” said Sandhu, a Surrey resident, “and it’s about getting in touch with girls and spreading the word, on social media and other places. I’ve literally put up posters on mailboxes in my neighbourhood.” (submitted photo)

She Connects mentorship program searches for girl mentees in Surrey and region

Volunteer initiative connects young women in high school with women who have graduated

The She Connects mentorship initiative was launched by, from left to right, Emily Haugen, Leena Parhar, Meghan Dunn and Avneet Sandhu. “We have more mentors than mentees right now,” said Sandhu, a Surrey resident, “and it’s about getting in touch with girls and spreading the word, on social media and other places. I’ve literally put up posters on mailboxes in my neighbourhood.” (submitted photo)
Delta-based dancer Emma Tomlinson in video of her winning “Coppélia” dance at International Ballet Grand Prix Vienna, a virtual competition this year. (submitted video)

Surrey, Delta dancers shine at International Ballet Grand Prix Vienna competition

Online event in October attracted 193 competitors from 23 countries

Delta-based dancer Emma Tomlinson in video of her winning “Coppélia” dance at International Ballet Grand Prix Vienna, a virtual competition this year. (submitted video)
TEASER PHOTO ONLY. Surrey-raised hockey player Colin Fraser, shown here with the Stanley Cup in the summer of 2010 after winning the trophy as a member of Chicago Blackhawks, would be a strong candidate for induction in a Sports Hall of Fame in Surrey. (File photo)

Virtual Surrey Sports Hall of Fame viewed as ‘highly accessible’ and ‘contemporary’

Such a hall ‘provides all the benefits of a real-world museum without the limitations,’ according to city report

TEASER PHOTO ONLY. Surrey-raised hockey player Colin Fraser, shown here with the Stanley Cup in the summer of 2010 after winning the trophy as a member of Chicago Blackhawks, would be a strong candidate for induction in a Sports Hall of Fame in Surrey. (File photo)
Satbir Cheema speaks during B.C.’s online Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards. (YouTube video)
Satbir Cheema speaks during B.C.’s online Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards. (YouTube video)
Guitarist Brian “Smitty” Smith and singer Ra McGuire on stage with Trooper. (Photo: Stan Pietrusik/trooper.com)

Rock band Trooper to carry on without founding members McGuire, Smith

‘They are both healthy and happy, they’ve just decided that this is the best time to step back from the road and enjoy the life that this unplanned time-off has dropped them into’

Guitarist Brian “Smitty” Smith and singer Ra McGuire on stage with Trooper. (Photo: Stan Pietrusik/trooper.com)
Dr. Ryan D’Arcy was named Business Person of the Year during the 2021 Surrey Business Excellence Awards, a virtual gala held Thursday, Nov. 4. (File photo: Simon Fraser University)

VIDEO: Surrey Business Excellence Awards celebrate eight for ‘resiliency’ in online gala

Thursday’s digital broadcast was emceed by broadcaster Jay Durant

Dr. Ryan D’Arcy was named Business Person of the Year during the 2021 Surrey Business Excellence Awards, a virtual gala held Thursday, Nov. 4. (File photo: Simon Fraser University)
Surrey resident Vinay Giridhar directed the new documentary movie, “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” which sheds light on three South Asian adults (Kayden, Jag and Amar) and their stories of growing up gay. (Photo: visaff.ca)

Surrey director’s ‘Emergence’ doc film aims to educate about South Asians who grow up gay

The award-winning movie will play during Surrey’s Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival

Surrey resident Vinay Giridhar directed the new documentary movie, “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” which sheds light on three South Asian adults (Kayden, Jag and Amar) and their stories of growing up gay. (Photo: visaff.ca)
Surrey Knights hockey player Jacob Tudan with prized puck after scoring a rare “Michigan” goal on Wednesday, Nov. 3. (Photo: twitter.com/SurreyKnights)

VIDEO: Surrey Knights player shocks onlookers by scoring rare ‘Michigan’ goal in Langley

‘To see the move put to use in the PJHL is a testament to how skilled young Canadian hockey players are these days’

Surrey Knights hockey player Jacob Tudan with prized puck after scoring a rare “Michigan” goal on Wednesday, Nov. 3. (Photo: twitter.com/SurreyKnights)
First World War soldier William James Taylor is profiled by his great-grandson, student Connor Mitchell, in the “KPU Remembers” project. This photo of Taylor is from the video Mitchell created to tell the story of his ancestor’s last battle at Mount Sorrel, Ypres, in 1916.

VIDEO: Students’ ‘KPU Remembers’ website shows First World War experiences of Canadian soldiers

In time for Remembrance Day, written reports and ‘excellent’ videos posted to website, instructor says

First World War soldier William James Taylor is profiled by his great-grandson, student Connor Mitchell, in the “KPU Remembers” project. This photo of Taylor is from the video Mitchell created to tell the story of his ancestor’s last battle at Mount Sorrel, Ypres, in 1916.
Rendering of the exterior of the new Vancouver Art Gallery building. (Photo: Herzog & de Meuron)

Historic $100M donation to help build new Vancouver Art Gallery, additional $160M sought

Audian Foundation gift is the largest to an art gallery in Canadian history

Rendering of the exterior of the new Vancouver Art Gallery building. (Photo: Herzog & de Meuron)