volunteers

Ramona Kaptyn has been selected to receive 2022 Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Awards for her volunteer contributions to “making the City of White Rock a successful, vibrant and thriving community.” (Contributed photo)

3 Semiahmoo Peninsula residents to be honoured in Canada Day awards ceremony

Kaptan, Sabine and Tatlay recognized for ‘tireless’ volunteerism

 

A dozen planes ferried supplies across the Canada-U.S. border from Langley Airport on Saturday, June 18, during “Operation Thunder” an exercise in disaster preparedness. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Operation Thunder rehearses for disaster relief

Volunteer B.C. AERO airlift created in response to last year’s flood disaster

 

Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games on south Vancouver Island

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marks 99 days to the Games

 

Biologist Lori Schlechtleitner holds a crab native to the Surrey shoreline. (Contributed file photo)

‘Urgent need’ for volunteers to trap Boundary Bay invasive crabs

European green crab could decimate eelgrass beds in Blackie Spit and beyond: stewards

Biologist Lori Schlechtleitner holds a crab native to the Surrey shoreline. (Contributed file photo)
Heavy rains flooded the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club in South Surrey. This was the scene on Nov. 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey game club officials optimistic following rains that flooded hatchery

Damage assessment underway, grounds open to public: president

Heavy rains flooded the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club in South Surrey. This was the scene on Nov. 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)
Volunteers at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib prep meals for shipment to those stranded in Hope. (Facebook/Amarjit Singh Dhadwar photo)

Surrey volunteers ship 3,000 meals to flood-stranded Hope

Helicopter transport to deliver food from Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib to those stranded

Volunteers at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib prep meals for shipment to those stranded in Hope. (Facebook/Amarjit Singh Dhadwar photo)
Volunteers from a handful of Semiahmoo Peninsula groups helped plant 300 trees and shrubs in Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest on Nov. 6, 2021. (Contributed photo)

Volunteers add green to South Surrey’s urban forest

300 trees and shrubs planted during Nov. 6 event

Volunteers from a handful of Semiahmoo Peninsula groups helped plant 300 trees and shrubs in Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest on Nov. 6, 2021. (Contributed photo)
This coho was counted last week at the Little Campbell Hatchery. (Contributed photo)

Coho salmon off to a good start at South Surrey hatchery

Volunteers say more than half of entire season’s typical run already logged at Little Campbell site

This coho was counted last week at the Little Campbell Hatchery. (Contributed photo)
2019 Red Serge Gala guests try their luck at roulette. (Simon Lau photo)

Gathering limits force postponement of South Surrey’s Red Serge Gala

Organizers now aiming for fundraiser’s February 2022 backup date

2019 Red Serge Gala guests try their luck at roulette. (Simon Lau photo)
A Prospera Credit Union team conducted a shoreline cleanup along White Rock’s West Beach Thursday (Oct. 7, 2021). (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Prospera volunteers clear debris from White Rock shoreline

Oct. 7 cleanup focuses on West Beach waterfront

A Prospera Credit Union team conducted a shoreline cleanup along White Rock’s West Beach Thursday (Oct. 7, 2021). (Contributed photo)
Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society hosted its Trunk Treasures Sale & Family Event on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Janet Soucy photo)

PHOTOS: Peace Arch Hospital auxiliary’s treasures sale ‘a great day’

First-ever event was held Sept. 25 in South Surrey

Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society hosted its Trunk Treasures Sale & Family Event on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Janet Soucy photo)
Girl Guides show the Christmas cards they made for seniors at Chartwell Crescent Gardens during a Zoom meeting last year. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: ‘Desperate’ need for Girl Guide leaders in South Surrey/White Rock

Nearly three dozen girls waiting to join Guide units

Girl Guides show the Christmas cards they made for seniors at Chartwell Crescent Gardens during a Zoom meeting last year. (Contributed photo)
Diana Barkley is new president of the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club board of directors, following a Sept. 14 election. (File photo/friendsofsfgc.ca photo)

South Surrey fish-and-game ‘Friends’ win board majority

Sept. 14 vote put 12 new faces on Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club board

Diana Barkley is new president of the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club board of directors, following a Sept. 14 election. (File photo/friendsofsfgc.ca photo)
Local volunteers and members of the Lower Mainland Green Team work to remove invasive species from White Rock Beach in May 2021. (Green Team photo)

Green Team looking for volunteers to pitch in at White Rock beach

Himalayan blackberry to once again be focus of restoration efforts

Local volunteers and members of the Lower Mainland Green Team work to remove invasive species from White Rock Beach in May 2021. (Green Team photo)
The Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary's Superfluity Shop – pictured here during 65th anniversary celebrations – has been the auxiliary's main source of fundraising during the pandemic. (File photo)

South Surrey ‘Trunk Treasures’ sale a first for hospital auxiliary

Organizers hope Sept. 25 event will boost coffers after 18-month pandemic-imposed lull

The Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary's Superfluity Shop – pictured here during 65th anniversary celebrations – has been the auxiliary's main source of fundraising during the pandemic. (File photo)
European green crab (DFO photo)

PHOTOS: Volunteers sought for South Surrey invasive-crab efforts

European Green Crab trapping, information sessions planned at Blackie Spit, Elgin Heritage Park

European green crab (DFO photo)
Rotary lunch volunteer Moti Bali and Janine Maclean of Seriously Good Catering at the ‘Feed My City’ lunch hut, where meals continue to be distributed daily to those who turn out – but funding is running low. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Rotary lunch program funds dwindling

Enough funds in place for ‘about a month,’ says volunteer

Rotary lunch volunteer Moti Bali and Janine Maclean of Seriously Good Catering at the ‘Feed My City’ lunch hut, where meals continue to be distributed daily to those who turn out – but funding is running low. (Contributed photo)
Volunteers are needed to help in assessing Neighbourhood Small Grants applications targeting South Surrey/White Rock. (Contributed photos)

Volunteers sought to assess South Surrey/White Rock community-grant projects

Neighbourhood Small Grants support ideas aimed at ‘bringing people together’

Volunteers are needed to help in assessing Neighbourhood Small Grants applications targeting South Surrey/White Rock. (Contributed photos)
Noah and Alesha wrap shoeboxes for youth in Zimbabwe. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey-based society aiming to give Zimbabwe youth Christmas in January

Shoeboxes of gifts sought for shipping container that leaves for Africa in August

Noah and Alesha wrap shoeboxes for youth in Zimbabwe. (Contributed photo)
This barn owl, rescued in South Surrey on June 25, 2021, is recovering and will soon be ready for banding and release, officials say. (June Young photo)

PHOTOS: Barn-owl rescue in South Surrey ends with hospital visit for OWL volunteer

June Young says trapped raptor ‘exploded in my face’ during response to a call for help

This barn owl, rescued in South Surrey on June 25, 2021, is recovering and will soon be ready for banding and release, officials say. (June Young photo)
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