Community

f(x)=x, a math-themed kindness meter designed by Seaquam Secondary grad Kyla Dooley located outside Sungod Recreation Centre in North Delta. The City of Delta has installed five kindness meters around the city, all designed and painted by Delta students, to collect spare change for local organizations. (City of Delta photos)

Delta’s kindness meters yield first donations

Cash collected in public art pieces unveiled last month goes to charities supporting Delta residents

 

A blanket of snow covers the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club’s South Surrey property Dec. 30, 2021. (Contributed photo)

Tree-chip fundraiser to offset flood-repair costs at South Surrey hatchery

Cost of replacing submerged equipment estimated at $2,500; more expenses forecast

 

The Carpenter family – Mike, Danielle, Colton and Wyatt –regularly delivers gifts to White Rock Seniors Village, and this Christmas was no exception. (Contributed photo)

White Rock seniors residence feeling the love

Community spirit shining bright at White Rock Seniors Village

 

Approximately 130 holiday meals were delivered to isolated residents of South Surrey and White Rock on Christmas, through an initiative of Sources Community Resource Centres and Amica White Rock. (Contributed photo)

Christmas Eve delivery fills South Surrey/White Rock tummies

Initiative aims to bring holiday warmth to isolated residents

Approximately 130 holiday meals were delivered to isolated residents of South Surrey and White Rock on Christmas, through an initiative of Sources Community Resource Centres and Amica White Rock. (Contributed photo)
Pony Pals Therapeutic Riding Association received a donation of $10,000 during the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society’s Seven Days of Giving. (Delta Firefighters Charitable Society/submitted photo)

Delta firefighters donate $70K over ‘Seven Days of Giving’

Seven local non-profits received $10,000 each in the days leading up to Christmas

Pony Pals Therapeutic Riding Association received a donation of $10,000 during the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society’s Seven Days of Giving. (Delta Firefighters Charitable Society/submitted photo)
Young fan takes in the energy of the Shaw Charity Classic in 2018. 

The Shaw Charity Classic: A Canadian fundraising success story

The annual community support event continues to grow as one of Canada’s most impactful fundraisers

  • Dec 20, 2021
Young fan takes in the energy of the Shaw Charity Classic in 2018. 
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)
Catherine Crewe of Fernie with the card that she and Nancy Nester of Invermere have been sending back and forth to each other since 1964. Pictured here in 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

60 years of good wishes: Two long-time Kootenay penpals keep a Christmas tradition alive

Catherine Crewe of Fernie, and Nancy Nester of Invermere have been sending the same card back and forth to each other since they were both five years old

Catherine Crewe of Fernie with the card that she and Nancy Nester of Invermere have been sending back and forth to each other since 1964. Pictured here in 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The Cloverdale Community Football Association’s Peewee Bobcats celebrate after winning a provincial title Dec. 5 as they beat the Abbotsford Falcons 44-0 in the championship game. (Photo submitted: Yeera Sami)

Cloverdale Peewee Bobcats score six TDs on way to provincial title

Successful season ends for Cloverdale Community Football Association

The Cloverdale Community Football Association’s Peewee Bobcats celebrate after winning a provincial title Dec. 5 as they beat the Abbotsford Falcons 44-0 in the championship game. (Photo submitted: Yeera Sami)
White Rock Pride Society’s 2021 Coldest Night of the Year team. (Gord Wait photo)

Brrr-ing on 2022 White Rock/South Surrey Coldest Night of the Year

Event set for Feb. 26 on White Rock waterfront

White Rock Pride Society’s 2021 Coldest Night of the Year team. (Gord Wait photo)
Kids from the Squamish Eagles U13 A2 team donate food and money to the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Nov. 28. The Kitchen delivered the items and cash to Camp Charis in Chilliwack Nov. 29 to help support flood victims. (Photo submitted: Matthew Campbell)

Squamish hockey team supports flood victims in Chilliwack

Cloverdale Community Kitchen has sent about 100,000 pounds of food and clothing to flood victims

Kids from the Squamish Eagles U13 A2 team donate food and money to the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Nov. 28. The Kitchen delivered the items and cash to Camp Charis in Chilliwack Nov. 29 to help support flood victims. (Photo submitted: Matthew Campbell)
Laronde Elementary French Immersion Grade 6 students undertook Compassion Projects, with efforts benefiting five non-profit organizations. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey students learn about compassion, turn words into action

Five non-profits to benefit from efforts of Grade 6 Laronde Elementary class

Laronde Elementary French Immersion Grade 6 students undertook Compassion Projects, with efforts benefiting five non-profit organizations. (Contributed photo)
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
White Rock Baptist Church is inviting the public to help put together the world’s largest puzzle on Nov. 20, 2021. (White Rock Baptist Church Facebook photo)

Puzzling event to unfold at White Rock Baptist Church

Public invited to get piece of the action during Nov. 20 build of world record-sized puzzle

White Rock Baptist Church is inviting the public to help put together the world’s largest puzzle on Nov. 20, 2021. (White Rock Baptist Church Facebook photo)
From left: The Cloverdale Legion’s Jeanne Arial and president Scott MacMillan present Meghan Neufeld, director of development for the Community Kitchen, and Melanie Yzerman, coordinator for the Christmas Hamper Program, with a cheque for $5,000. The funds will be used to support the Kitchen’s outreach programs. (Photo submitted: Lindsay Rempel)

Cloverdale Legion donates $5K to Community Kitchen

Funds will go to support the Kitchen’s food programs

From left: The Cloverdale Legion’s Jeanne Arial and president Scott MacMillan present Meghan Neufeld, director of development for the Community Kitchen, and Melanie Yzerman, coordinator for the Christmas Hamper Program, with a cheque for $5,000. The funds will be used to support the Kitchen’s outreach programs. (Photo submitted: Lindsay Rempel)
The lighting of a ceremonial diya at the B.C. Legislature on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Keri Coles photo)

COLUMN: Celebrating and understanding Diwali, Bandi Chhor Divas and Gurpurab

North Delta resident Mandip Kharod-Clark helps readers learn more about these important celebrations

  • Nov 4, 2021
The lighting of a ceremonial diya at the B.C. Legislature on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Keri Coles photo)
Holy Trinity Anglican Church acting pastor Wes Hills aims to host weekly ‘Priest at Large’ sessions at Laura’s Coffee Corner, starting Nov. 4, 2021. (File photo/holytrinitywhiterock.org photo)

‘Priest at Large’ launches at White Rock coffee shop

Holy Trinity Anglican Church’s Priest-in-Charge Wes Hills ‘ready to chat about pretty much anything’

Holy Trinity Anglican Church acting pastor Wes Hills aims to host weekly ‘Priest at Large’ sessions at Laura’s Coffee Corner, starting Nov. 4, 2021. (File photo/holytrinitywhiterock.org photo)
Jack Herring, 3, met Santa Claus at a ‘Cram the Cruiser’ event held by White Rock RCMP pre-pandemic. This year, the detachment’s drive-thru clothing drive is set for Nov. 27. (File photo)
Jack Herring, 3, met Santa Claus at a ‘Cram the Cruiser’ event held by White Rock RCMP pre-pandemic. This year, the detachment’s drive-thru clothing drive is set for Nov. 27. (File photo)
Surrounded by city councillors, Mayor Doug McCallum cuts a ribbon to officially open the Clayton Community Centre Oct. 16. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

City of Surrey officially opens Clayton Community Centre

Rec. centre has been open since February

Surrounded by city councillors, Mayor Doug McCallum cuts a ribbon to officially open the Clayton Community Centre Oct. 16. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
Elsje Hannah stands in the old safe at the Healing Place Counselling Centre in the Dale Building. Hannah converted the old safe into a chapel-area for quiet reflection for clients at her practice, which includes the not-for-profit Soul Matters Counselling. Soul Matters has recently partnered with the Cloverdale Community Kitchen to offer counseling services to the needy. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Soul Matters partnering with Cloverdale Community Kitchen to offer counselling services to the needy

Not-for-profit will have two interns working one day a week at the Community Kitchen

Elsje Hannah stands in the old safe at the Healing Place Counselling Centre in the Dale Building. Hannah converted the old safe into a chapel-area for quiet reflection for clients at her practice, which includes the not-for-profit Soul Matters Counselling. Soul Matters has recently partnered with the Cloverdale Community Kitchen to offer counseling services to the needy. (Photo: Malin Jordan)