Tom Zillich

Kooner

‘It’s exciting’: Surrey’s Juvy Kooner signs to play pro soccer in Portugal

‘It has been an honour to watch him develop into the skilled, and strong player he has become’

Kooner
Pictured from left, hockey player Justin Sourdif, Ironman triathlete Elizabeth Model, MMA fighter Jeremy Kennedy and soccer player Samantha Savoy.
Pictured from left, hockey player Justin Sourdif, Ironman triathlete Elizabeth Model, MMA fighter Jeremy Kennedy and soccer player Samantha Savoy.
Clockwise from top left: Tyler Joe Miller, Alexis Lynn, Merkules, Matty Vu, Jim Carrey in the Surrey-filmed “Sonic the Hedgehog,” Atish Ram, Jojo Mason and DJ Miko.So? (file photos)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Surrey people who entertained us in 2020 (and Jim Carrey too)

A look back at some memorable musicians, actors, attractions and more

Clockwise from top left: Tyler Joe Miller, Alexis Lynn, Merkules, Matty Vu, Jim Carrey in the Surrey-filmed “Sonic the Hedgehog,” Atish Ram, Jojo Mason and DJ Miko.So? (file photos)
A Surrey firefighter hoses down a burning car in the 10600-block of 137A Street on Oct. 27. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey life in 2020, by the numbers

A look back at figures from a year we’d all rather forget

A Surrey firefighter hoses down a burning car in the 10600-block of 137A Street on Oct. 27. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey firefighters handle Christmas trees during a charity chipping event. (File photo)

Surrey firefighters’ tree-chip a drive-thru event in Guildford for 2020

Annual charity event set for Saturday, Jan. 2

Surrey firefighters handle Christmas trees during a charity chipping event. (File photo)
Sahib Sidhu

Surrey soccer player wins UFV academic award for second straight year

Honours for Fleetwood Park Secondary grad Sahib Sidhu

Sahib Sidhu
Alan Cedargreen played Frau Schackenbacken in Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s December 2016 pantomime, “Beauty and the Beast,” at Surrey Arts Centre. (file photo: Gord Goble)

Surrey-made Christmas panto turns back clock to 2016, in video for by-donation viewing

The 90-minute version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was written and directed by Ellie King

Alan Cedargreen played Frau Schackenbacken in Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s December 2016 pantomime, “Beauty and the Beast,” at Surrey Arts Centre. (file photo: Gord Goble)
A pile of plastic shopping bags. (Black Press file photo)

Surrey moves to ban plastic shopping bags and foam cups, and stiffens tree-cutting fines

Plastic bags bylaw now goes to Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy for approval

A pile of plastic shopping bags. (Black Press file photo)
(Photo: twitter.com/TheWHL)

Ex-Vancouver Giant Svejkovsky wins Memorial eCup video game tourney

Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick was ‘dominant from start to finish’ during inaugural event

(Photo: twitter.com/TheWHL)
Musicians perform a version of “Blue Christmas” in a new video created by local company FUSIONpresents. (YouTube photo)

WATCH: Genre-shifting ‘Blue Christmas’ song/video unites a dozen musicians

Two-week recording project sees six styles of music fused into ‘one collective, seamless song’

Musicians perform a version of “Blue Christmas” in a new video created by local company FUSIONpresents. (YouTube photo)
Guildford’s giant Canadian flag in a parking lot after it fell from its pole, on 104th Avenue, early Saturday. (Photo: twitter.com/PreventCrimes)

Storm sends Surrey’s giant flag to street below — in front of crime-fighting team

‘The flag literally fell from the sky in front of them’

Guildford’s giant Canadian flag in a parking lot after it fell from its pole, on 104th Avenue, early Saturday. (Photo: twitter.com/PreventCrimes)
Jeremy Brine hits a ball during a game of pickleball at the South Surrey Recreation Centre courts. (Aaron Hinks file photo)

Pickleball players are sour about the lack of courts in North Surrey as game’s popularity grows

City financial/capital plan promises City Centre Spray Park and Courts, but not until 2023

Jeremy Brine hits a ball during a game of pickleball at the South Surrey Recreation Centre courts. (Aaron Hinks file photo)
Surrey’s Zhao family earned a 2020 Civic Distinction Award for their work to keep the city clean. (submitted photo)

Civic Distinction Awards for 30-plus Surrey people, groups and projects

Read about all the winners in arts, heritage, sports, ‘Heart’ and other categories

Surrey’s Zhao family earned a 2020 Civic Distinction Award for their work to keep the city clean. (submitted photo)
Rachna Singh, MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers, is the Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives. (Photo: flickr.com/photos/bcgovphotos)

Anti-racism programs boosted with $1.9M as part of B.C.’s COVID response

A ‘devastating’ side effect of pandemic has been increase of racism and hate crimes in B.C, Singh says

Rachna Singh, MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers, is the Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives. (Photo: flickr.com/photos/bcgovphotos)
Photo of Heritage Community College program grads posted to B.C. government’s website. (news.gov.bc.ca)

Surrey college ramps up health-care assistant training with $437,000 in gov’t funding

Heritage Community College to train eligible immigrants through CEP project

Photo of Heritage Community College program grads posted to B.C. government’s website. (news.gov.bc.ca)
Non-medical face masks made by Rhonda Philips. (submitted photo)

For holiday gift shopping, Surrey’s ‘Heart to Home’ art market moves online

The annual event is usually held at SAGA’s gift shop at Bear Creek Park

Non-medical face masks made by Rhonda Philips. (submitted photo)
Surrey’s mobile light display. (submitted photo)
Surrey’s mobile light display. (submitted photo)
Cat Levan says she loves Christmas — “not just the tinsel, lights and gifts, but the whole idea that there is a time of year when people give a little more, care a little more and open up their hearts to others.” (submitted photos)

Surrey singer feels ‘The Joy of Christmas’ with two new songs and an old favourite

Cat Levan’s new EP follows ‘Double Life’ debut last spring

Cat Levan says she loves Christmas — “not just the tinsel, lights and gifts, but the whole idea that there is a time of year when people give a little more, care a little more and open up their hearts to others.” (submitted photos)
Surrey resident Morna Edmundson (foreground, in black) directs the Vancouver-based Elektra Women’s Choir. (submitted photo)
Surrey resident Morna Edmundson (foreground, in black) directs the Vancouver-based Elektra Women’s Choir. (submitted photo)
TEASER PHOTO Agam Darshi, filmmaker and actor.

Agam Darshi dishes on Netflix-run ‘Funny Boy’ and filming her own movie during COVID

Part-time Surrey resident stars in Deepa Mehta-directed drama set in Sri Lanka

TEASER PHOTO Agam Darshi, filmmaker and actor.