Tom Zillich

People of all ages take part in Surrey’s annual Vaisakhi parade in Newton. (File photo)

Vaisakhi parade to fill Surrey streets Saturday: Everything you need to know

More than 500,000 people expected for one of the world’s largest Vaisakhi-related events

People of all ages take part in Surrey’s annual Vaisakhi parade in Newton. (File photo)
B.C.’s ‘Captain Maniac’ has seen close to 1,000 concerts since 1964, starting with The Beatles

B.C.’s ‘Captain Maniac’ has seen close to 1,000 concerts since 1964, starting with The Beatles

Longtime drummer Colin Hartridge still gets his kicks hosting an internet radio show

B.C.’s ‘Captain Maniac’ has seen close to 1,000 concerts since 1964, starting with The Beatles
Andrew McNee (as Petruchio) and Jennifer Lines (Kate) in the Bard on the Beach festival’s Western-themed production of “The Taming of the Shrew.” (Photo: Emily Cooper/bardonthebeach.org)

Bard on the Beach fest tickets sold for Western-themed ‘Shrew’ and three other shows

‘Shakespeare in Love’ also staged in company’s 30th-anniversary season in Vancouver

Andrew McNee (as Petruchio) and Jennifer Lines (Kate) in the Bard on the Beach festival’s Western-themed production of “The Taming of the Shrew.” (Photo: Emily Cooper/bardonthebeach.org)
‘Olympics of Recreational Hockey’ coming to Richmond in spring 2020

‘Olympics of Recreational Hockey’ coming to Richmond in spring 2020

CARHA Hockey World Cup to involve 140 teams from 15 countries

‘Olympics of Recreational Hockey’ coming to Richmond in spring 2020
“Children of God,” an Urban Ink company musical written and directed by Corey Payette, will be performed at Surrey Arts Centre on March 22 and 23. (submitted photo: David Cooper)

‘This story needed to be told’: Residential-school horrors revealed in Payette’s musical drama

Touring to Surrey, ‘Children of God’ written from a place of ‘anger and frustration,’ playwright says

“Children of God,” an Urban Ink company musical written and directed by Corey Payette, will be performed at Surrey Arts Centre on March 22 and 23. (submitted photo: David Cooper)
Artwork for Khalid’s new “Free Spirit” album and companion film.

LISTEN: Khalid is coming to Surrey with new ‘Free Spirit’ songs

Album and movie launch in April, prior to his FVDED in the Park date at Holland Park

Artwork for Khalid’s new “Free Spirit” album and companion film.
Karate instructor Don Owens poses in a photo that has special meaning to him. “It’s one of my favourites as the black belt I am wearing was given to me by Shimoda Sensei (8th dan) of the Osaka police department special forces,” Owens says. “It has my name in English on one side and Osaka police on the other, in Kanji.” (submitted photo)

As a rare 9th-degree black belt, B.C. senior still gets kicks teaching karate

Former Vancouver cop Don Owens involved in martial arts for 54 years

Karate instructor Don Owens poses in a photo that has special meaning to him. “It’s one of my favourites as the black belt I am wearing was given to me by Shimoda Sensei (8th dan) of the Osaka police department special forces,” Owens says. “It has my name in English on one side and Osaka police on the other, in Kanji.” (submitted photo)
Pink Shirt Day a reminder to ‘T.H.I.N.K.’ before posting on social media

Pink Shirt Day a reminder to ‘T.H.I.N.K.’ before posting on social media

‘Be Kind’ message on shirts sold for anti-bullying activities of Wednesday, Feb. 27

Pink Shirt Day a reminder to ‘T.H.I.N.K.’ before posting on social media
Retired NHL player Theo Fleury speaks to delegates at Surrey City Hall Tuesday (Feb. 19) during the 2019 Sophie’s Place Child & Youth Advocacy Centre Provincial Conference. (Photo: facebook.com/centreforchild)

Former NHL star Fleury in Surrey for conference on child abuse

At Surrey City Hall, two-day event hosted by Sophie’s Place Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

Retired NHL player Theo Fleury speaks to delegates at Surrey City Hall Tuesday (Feb. 19) during the 2019 Sophie’s Place Child & Youth Advocacy Centre Provincial Conference. (Photo: facebook.com/centreforchild)
George Canyon in a music video posted to Youtube.com.

Aaron Pritchett and George Canyon to headline Gone Country concert in Cloverdale this summer

‘Early bird tickets on sale via Twins Cancer Fundraising website

George Canyon in a music video posted to Youtube.com.
VSO’s ‘Empire Strikes Back’ movie/concert series in Vancouver this summer

VSO’s ‘Empire Strikes Back’ movie/concert series in Vancouver this summer

Ticket sales start Feb. 14 for ‘Star Wars’ series screenings, with live music

VSO’s ‘Empire Strikes Back’ movie/concert series in Vancouver this summer
Musician Khalid in a photo posted to grammy.com.

Khalid, Zedd to headline Surrey’s FVDED music fest this summer

Hip-hop, R&B, rap and other sounds at Holland Park in early July

Musician Khalid in a photo posted to grammy.com.
‘Canada’s newest iconic landmark’ proposed to spiral skyward in Squamish

‘Canada’s newest iconic landmark’ proposed to spiral skyward in Squamish

Pending approvals, the structure would be the first of its kind in North America

‘Canada’s newest iconic landmark’ proposed to spiral skyward in Squamish
GVC Avalanche team goaltender Jordan Dobres, with the Richmond Jets hockey association, is given a game MVP medal by Shannon Butler during a Midget “A” Scholarship tournament game Tuesday (Feb. 5) at Minoru Arena, Richmond. (Photo: twitter.com/PCAHAMain)

In this Pacific Coast hockey tourney, players have to be good on the ice and also in school

Medal games of Midget ‘A’ Scholarship showcase Saturday at North Delta’s Sungod rink

GVC Avalanche team goaltender Jordan Dobres, with the Richmond Jets hockey association, is given a game MVP medal by Shannon Butler during a Midget “A” Scholarship tournament game Tuesday (Feb. 5) at Minoru Arena, Richmond. (Photo: twitter.com/PCAHAMain)
Trent Carroll, the Vancouver Canucks’ chief operating officer (COO), on the bench as an assistant coach with Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association’s Bantam A2 rep team, at South Surrey Arena. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Canucks’ business boss works the bench with minor hockey team in Surrey

NHL team’s chief executive, Trent Carroll, gets pro tips for Bantam squad he helps coach

Trent Carroll, the Vancouver Canucks’ chief operating officer (COO), on the bench as an assistant coach with Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association’s Bantam A2 rep team, at South Surrey Arena. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
General manager Cody O’Neil at Sky Zone in Surrey when the trampoline park opened in January 2016. (File photo)

Sudden closure of Surrey trampoline park prompts outcry

Business has operated in building near Pattullo Bridge since early 2016

General manager Cody O’Neil at Sky Zone in Surrey when the trampoline park opened in January 2016. (File photo)
Tess Degenstein in “Blind Date,” an Arts Club Theatre Company production touring the Lower Mainland this month. (submitted photo)

A theatrical ‘Blind Date’ for Mimi, a clown looking for ‘love’ with willing audience members

Actor Tess Degenstein mingles pre-show in search of a perfect on-stage partner

Tess Degenstein in “Blind Date,” an Arts Club Theatre Company production touring the Lower Mainland this month. (submitted photo)
At Surrey Memorial Hospital last Jan. 1, parents Manpreet Kaur Nijjar and Hardeep Singh Shergill pose with their daughter, the first baby born in B.C. in 2018. (File photo: Grace Kennedy)

A new ‘First Baby Born of 2019 in BC’ novelty bet has favoured hospital at 5/1 odds

Twenty-four hospitals are listed as betting options on PlayNow.com

At Surrey Memorial Hospital last Jan. 1, parents Manpreet Kaur Nijjar and Hardeep Singh Shergill pose with their daughter, the first baby born in B.C. in 2018. (File photo: Grace Kennedy)
Dallas Smith performing at the JUNO Awards in 2017. (Photo: Youtube)

Dallas Smith to play Cloverdale in ‘One Night in the Valley’ concert

Country-themed fundraiser for Variety charity next spring

Dallas Smith performing at the JUNO Awards in 2017. (Photo: Youtube)
Steven Guinther-Plank, a Surrey resident, at Sungod Arena in North Delta during a recent minor hockey game. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

VIDEO: Hockey super fan cheers on everyone, in memory of Humboldt Broncos player

Steven Guinther-Plank’s loud, enthusiastic voice is heard in arenas around B.C.

Steven Guinther-Plank, a Surrey resident, at Sungod Arena in North Delta during a recent minor hockey game. (Photo: Tom Zillich)