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Nelson Mendonca teaching someone how knit a toque by looming. Mendonca has been teaching people at Phoenix Society how to knit and the “toquers” are knitting to help fundraise for the Surrey-Whalley 2021 Coldest Night of the Year virtual fundraiser. (Photo submitted: Amy Reid)
Nelson Mendonca teaching someone how knit a toque by looming. Mendonca has been teaching people at Phoenix Society how to knit and the “toquers” are knitting to help fundraise for the Surrey-Whalley 2021 Coldest Night of the Year virtual fundraiser. (Photo submitted: Amy Reid)
TEASER PHOTO Kvitka Ukrainian School of Dance members perform during Malanka celebrations last January at Surrey's Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Mary. (submitted photo)
TEASER PHOTO Kvitka Ukrainian School of Dance members perform during Malanka celebrations last January at Surrey's Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Mary. (submitted photo)
Ron Restrick has been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment. (Contributed photo)
Ron Restrick has been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment. (Contributed photo)
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Take a Hike Delta students take part in an “out day” in November 2020. (Submitted photo)

Burrows family donates $75,000 to support mental health program for Delta youth

Donation supports the Take a Hike program at North Delta’s Delview Secondary

Take a Hike Delta students take part in an “out day” in November 2020. (Submitted photo)
2018 SASSY Awards winner Emma Salisbury. This year’s event, which will be an online-only format, is planned for May. (Contributed photo)

Nominations sought for Surrey’s SASSY Awards

Awards recognized youth who show leadership, volunteerism

2018 SASSY Awards winner Emma Salisbury. This year’s event, which will be an online-only format, is planned for May. (Contributed photo)
A video released by Tabor Home in Abbotsford includes staff members holding photos of some of the 25 residents who lost their lives to COVID-19 during an outbreak that began in early November. (Video screengrab)

Tabor Home in Abbotsford releases video in memory of lives lost to COVID-19

Long-term care home pays tribute to 25 residents who died in outbreak

A video released by Tabor Home in Abbotsford includes staff members holding photos of some of the 25 residents who lost their lives to COVID-19 during an outbreak that began in early November. (Video screengrab)
Volunteers at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen pack food hampers that will be delivered to people in self-isolation because of positive COVID-19 tests. (Photo submitted)
Volunteers at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen pack food hampers that will be delivered to people in self-isolation because of positive COVID-19 tests. (Photo submitted)
White Rock's Horst and Emmy Warner Centre for Active Living continues to provide safe recreational programs included in the city's Winter 2021 Recreation Guide. File photo

Registration open for White Rock recreation programs

Wide variety of activities still possible with safety restrictions

White Rock's Horst and Emmy Warner Centre for Active Living continues to provide safe recreational programs included in the city's Winter 2021 Recreation Guide. File photo
White Rock firefighters held their annual Christmas tree chipping event Sunday. (Aaron Hinks photos)
White Rock firefighters held their annual Christmas tree chipping event Sunday. (Aaron Hinks photos)
One-year-old baby Aryan Singh Deol with his father Gaganpreet Singh Deol and mother Harpreet Kaur Deol outside the family’s home in Newton in August. Aryan, who has a rare genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), will get the treatment he needs thanks to the $2.8 million collected during an online fundraising effort during the spring and summer months. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

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One-year-old baby Aryan Singh Deol with his father Gaganpreet Singh Deol and mother Harpreet Kaur Deol outside the family’s home in Newton in August. Aryan, who has a rare genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), will get the treatment he needs thanks to the $2.8 million collected during an online fundraising effort during the spring and summer months. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
The North Delta Lions will be taking over for the now-defunct Delta Scottsdale Lions to run the annual Christmas tree chipping fundraiser at Sungod Arena, to be held this year on Jan. 9 and 10. (Submitted photo)

North Delta Lions doing double duty for tree chipping fundraiser

The club is running the annual events at Sungod Area and Memorial Park on Jan 9-10

  • Dec 31, 2020
The North Delta Lions will be taking over for the now-defunct Delta Scottsdale Lions to run the annual Christmas tree chipping fundraiser at Sungod Arena, to be held this year on Jan. 9 and 10. (Submitted photo)
Sources and Amica volunteers prepared and delivered food to 140 isolated seniors on Christmas Eve. (Contributed photo)

Amica, Sources deliver 140 hot meals to isolated seniors on Christmas Eve

‘It was so worth it. So much so that a lot of us were in tears of happiness,’ volunteer said

Sources and Amica volunteers prepared and delivered food to 140 isolated seniors on Christmas Eve. (Contributed photo)
Yellow-billed loon spotted in South Surrey. (John Gordon photo)

Rare loon spotted during South Surrey bird count

Numbers from the count have yet to be finalized

Yellow-billed loon spotted in South Surrey. (John Gordon photo)
Surrey firefighters handle Christmas trees during a charity chipping event. (File photo)
Surrey firefighters handle Christmas trees during a charity chipping event. (File photo)
A citizens’ Santa parade winds its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23. (Photo: Submitted)

‘Citizens’ Santa Parade’ wound its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23

Grassroots parade will run again next year, organizer says

A citizens’ Santa parade winds its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23. (Photo: Submitted)
Metal Beauty is Karen Ceraldi’s Team Canada entry in the World Photographic Cup. (Karen Ceraldi image)

South Surrey photographer’s ‘strength and beauty’ vying for world title

Karen Ceraldi’s Metal Beauty image is among Team Canada entries in the World Photographic Cup

Metal Beauty is Karen Ceraldi’s Team Canada entry in the World Photographic Cup. (Karen Ceraldi image)
The Knights of Columbus will host tree-chipping opportunities on Jan. 2-3 at Good Shepherd Church. (Black Press Media photo)
The Knights of Columbus will host tree-chipping opportunities on Jan. 2-3 at Good Shepherd Church. (Black Press Media photo)
From left, Lesley Hames and Wendy Fulford collected 1,620 pounds of food during the Ocean Park Food Drive. (Contributed photos)

Ocean Park Food Drive collects 1,620 pounds of food

Event also raised $3,400 for the food bank

From left, Lesley Hames and Wendy Fulford collected 1,620 pounds of food during the Ocean Park Food Drive. (Contributed photos)
White Rock’s Harold Zelt presents $918 – funds raised through the sale of the senior’s Dogs of White Rock calendar – to Taizo at the BC SPCA’s Surrey Education and Adoption Centre. (Contributed photo)

White Rock senior delivers early gift of calendar proceeds

Harold Zelt’s Dogs of White Rock fundraiser has surpassed $900

White Rock’s Harold Zelt presents $918 – funds raised through the sale of the senior’s Dogs of White Rock calendar – to Taizo at the BC SPCA’s Surrey Education and Adoption Centre. (Contributed photo)
All of us at the <em>Now-Leader</em> wish all of you a most Merry Christmas and safe holidays. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

From everyone at the ‘Now-Leader,’ Merry Christmas to you all

We wish our readers the best of this holiday season

  • Dec 24, 2020
All of us at the <em>Now-Leader</em> wish all of you a most Merry Christmas and safe holidays. (Photo: Lauren Collins)