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Whalley Chiefs baseball players with Santa and donations they collected for delivery to Surrey Food Bank. (submitted photo)

Whalley baseball players deliver 30 boxes of food, diapers to Surrey Food Bank

‘We are pleased that we could help to bring a little comfort and brighten someone’s Christmas,’ Chiefs rep says

Whalley Chiefs baseball players with Santa and donations they collected for delivery to Surrey Food Bank. (submitted photo)
Shea Roddie (left) and others in recovery at Phoenix Society sing Christmas songs at Green Timbers Park on Monday, Dec. 20. (submitted photo)

VIDEO: As music therapy, people in recovery sing Christmas songs at Surrey park

Resident says Phoenix Society’s music therapy program gives him ‘an opportunity to make a lot of strides’ in recovery

Shea Roddie (left) and others in recovery at Phoenix Society sing Christmas songs at Green Timbers Park on Monday, Dec. 20. (submitted photo)
Sienna Simms (clockwise from top left), Regan Arlitt, Madison McPeake, and Sienna Grandia helped install this “free” pantry in Clayton. The girls, all 1st Clover Ridge Pathfinders, installed two pantries in the area with the help of the United Way’s Sabrina Melhorn. (Photo submitted: Sherri McPeake)

Girls from the 1st Clover Ridge Pathfinders install free food pantries in Clayton

Pathfinders help put up two free food pantries in Clayton Heights

Sienna Simms (clockwise from top left), Regan Arlitt, Madison McPeake, and Sienna Grandia helped install this “free” pantry in Clayton. The girls, all 1st Clover Ridge Pathfinders, installed two pantries in the area with the help of the United Way’s Sabrina Melhorn. (Photo submitted: Sherri McPeake)
Sadie Chapin, 4, smiles for a photograph at White Rock’s Bright Walk Sunday evening. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Sadie Chapin, 4, smiles for a photograph at White Rock’s Bright Walk Sunday evening. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Dec 20, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.
(L-R) Les Folles Jambettes’ Vanessa Reyes-Golding, Sarah Leslie and Melanie Shenstone pose for a photo next to a family of snow people displayed at a home on 17th Avenue, near the intersection of 77th Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ Can Can dancers trot out Christmas flash mobs

City residents with amazing Christmas displays were treated to the surprise dances

(L-R) Les Folles Jambettes’ Vanessa Reyes-Golding, Sarah Leslie and Melanie Shenstone pose for a photo next to a family of snow people displayed at a home on 17th Avenue, near the intersection of 77th Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Surrey Fire Fighters Association held its annual Adopt a Family event Sunday afternoon in Surrey. (Aaron Hinks photos)
Surrey Fire Fighters Association held its annual Adopt a Family event Sunday afternoon in Surrey. (Aaron Hinks photos)
The Community Thrift Store, which is run as a partnership between the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society and the Surrey Hospice Society, has donated clothing to help Indigenous communities impacted by the flooding last month. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)

Surrey firefighters, hospice donate clothing to Indigenous communities impacted by floods

This is despite the Community Thrift Store suffering yet another break-in

The Community Thrift Store, which is run as a partnership between the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society and the Surrey Hospice Society, has donated clothing to help Indigenous communities impacted by the flooding last month. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)
Erin Ocampo with her three children, aged 8, 6 and 4. (Erin Ocampo Facebook photo)
Erin Ocampo with her three children, aged 8, 6 and 4. (Erin Ocampo Facebook photo)
Winter driving tips are offered to drivers. (ICBC image)

Winter-driving tips offered for White Rock, South Surrey motorists

Busy holiday season increases risks on the roads: alliance

Winter driving tips are offered to drivers. (ICBC image)
A trio of children share their Christmas wishes with Santa during a visit at the Jolly Old Elf’s village in Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. (Contributed photo)

Santa busy in South Surrey

Shopping centre officials will ‘squeeze you in when we can’

A trio of children share their Christmas wishes with Santa during a visit at the Jolly Old Elf’s village in Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. (Contributed photo)
Waceya Metis Society president Kelly Sears stands in Waceya’s new office in Cloverdale. The groups location will serve Metis in Surrey, Langley, White Rock and Delta. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Waceya Metis Society opens its doors in Cloverdale

Society to serve community needs in Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Delta

Waceya Metis Society president Kelly Sears stands in Waceya’s new office in Cloverdale. The groups location will serve Metis in Surrey, Langley, White Rock and Delta. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Santa arrives by air ambulance to visit kids at Surrey Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 14. (Photo courtesy of Fraser Health)

PHOTOS: Santa arrives by air ambulance to visit kids at Surrey Memorial Hospital

BC Emergency Health Services and Helijet transport the Man in Red

Santa arrives by air ambulance to visit kids at Surrey Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 14. (Photo courtesy of Fraser Health)
Santa with some furry friends during a recent charity photo shoot at OpenRoad Honda Surrey. (submitted photo)

PHOTOS: Holiday best for some pets in charity shoot with Santa at Surrey auto dealership

Surrey event raised more than $1,500 for Surrey Animal Resource Centre

Santa with some furry friends during a recent charity photo shoot at OpenRoad Honda Surrey. (submitted photo)
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Surrey students sell hand-drawn colouring books to help Homelessness and Housing Society

Community Leader awards for Grade 6/7 kids at Kirkbride Elementary, and also Cody Jacques

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Crescent Beach now has three publicly accessible automated external defibrillator stands, which include naloxone and first aid kits. St. John Ambulance is continuing work to install 1,000 of the life-saving devices around the province. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey’s Crescent Beach waterfront now home to three AEDs

St. John Ambulance has added two stands, with support from property owners’ association

Crescent Beach now has three publicly accessible automated external defibrillator stands, which include naloxone and first aid kits. St. John Ambulance is continuing work to install 1,000 of the life-saving devices around the province. (Contributed photo)
Former NHL hockey player Corey Hirsch in a photo posted to wikipedia.org.

Former NHL-er Hirsch coming to Surrey to talk about mental health

Two-hour event Jan. 21 hosted by Independent Contractors and Businesses Association

Former NHL hockey player Corey Hirsch in a photo posted to wikipedia.org.
Carla Maskall’s “A Beach Walk” creation was the People’s Choice winner in the Gingerbread Village contest hosted by the Downtown Surrey BIA at Central City Shopping Centre. (Photo: twitter.com/dtsurreybia)

PHOTOS: Artist’s contest-winning ‘Beach Walk’ gingerbread village remembers nephew

An area of Central City Shopping Centre was filled with the gingerbread creations from Dec. 4-12

Carla Maskall’s “A Beach Walk” creation was the People’s Choice winner in the Gingerbread Village contest hosted by the Downtown Surrey BIA at Central City Shopping Centre. (Photo: twitter.com/dtsurreybia)
Vehicles wind their way through many Cloverdale neighbourhoods Dec. 11 for the second annual Citizen Santa Parade. (Photo submitted: Spencer Montgomery)

Second annual Citizen Santa Parade rolls through Cloverdale

Parade collected donations for flood victims, Loveabull Rescue Society, and B.C. Children’s

Vehicles wind their way through many Cloverdale neighbourhoods Dec. 11 for the second annual Citizen Santa Parade. (Photo submitted: Spencer Montgomery)
Kids race on sleds in Parksville in 2018. (File photo: J.R. Rardon/Black Press Media)

Sledding Spots in Surrey: Where to have fun in the snow

We welcome readers to submit their favourite sledding spots in Surrey, with email to edit@surreynowleader.com

Kids race on sleds in Parksville in 2018. (File photo: J.R. Rardon/Black Press Media)