Preschoolers host ‘Foodrazer’

SURREY – A pair of community-minded preschoolers are busy planning another special event, this time in the parking lot at the AW restaurant in Whalley.

 

Saturday’s "Foodrazer" for Surrey Food Bank (July 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) is the brainchild of Ryley Patterson, 5, and her pal Chloe Gravel-Fallis, 3. The girls have planned the whole event, with help from three interns at Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association.

 

"All kids should have food," Ryley said. "We planned a festival and we want people to come and bring food or money so kids can have food."

 

Last December, the girls held a "Funrazer" that collected four large boxes of toys and more than $1,500 cash for Surrey Christmas Bureau.

 

The girls, who are related to a pair of BIA staff members, recently told Surrey council about their "Foodrazer" event, which will also serve as a collection depot for old car seats destined for recycling.

 

The AW is located at 13645 102nd Ave.

 

Wes Barker’s latest adventure on TV put him in front of some high-profile judges on America’s Got Talent.

 

The Clayton Heightsbased "stunt magician" appeared on the popular variety show/contest on Tuesday (July 21).

 

Barker twice flew to New York for show tapings a few months ago. Judging his secondround act were Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Howard Stern and Mel B, along with guest judge Michael Bublé.

 

"It was awesome," Barker told the Now. "Howie liked me and so did Bublé, but Stern didn’t really get it…. He and I (were) at odds a bit, but that’s OK."

 

Barker said he recently hit 20 million views on YouTube, prompting producers of America’s Got Talent to contact him for an appearance on the show.

 

In the end, Barker didn’t make it past the second round, ending his run on AGT.

 

Barker also recently recorded his act for the TV show "Penn Teller: Fool Us," a magic contest that airs Mondays on the CW network.

 

Surrey-raised pop songstress Rykka looks pretty chilled out in the video for her latest song, "Movies."

 

She and director Brianne Nord-Stewart shot the clip in an ice cave at the Rhône Glacier in Switzerland, a country where Rykka (born Christina Maria Rieder) lives part-time.

 

The man-made cave is carved from an 11,500-year-old glacier.

 

Likewise, the song is an icy slice of electropop, with a big chorus and lyrics about wanting what you can’t have, according to the Peak Performance Projectwinning musician. "’Movies’ tells the story of two rebels and their love affair as a brief escape from the social poverty of life," Rykka said Friday (July 17) through her record label, Indoor Recess.

 

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

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