Archive for the category "surrey"

Surrey Libraries Festival of Trees 2012

November 22nd, 2012 @ 11:50am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Surrey City Centre Library kicks off the Festival of Trees this afternoon. Until December 19th, a selection of creative and beautifully decorated trees will be on display and the public is invited to stop by and vote for their favourite. When you vote, you also have the chance to win an e-reader! The launch […]

Stuff the Bus for the Surrey Christmas Bureau 2012

November 20th, 2012 @ 10:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Comfort Inn & Suites in Surrey is bringing back their Stuff the Bus Drive for a second year. The goal of the campaign is to literally stuff a bus full of donations for the Surrey Christmas Bureau that will be distributed among under privileged children and families. Last year they were able to fill the […]

Extra Helping Holiday Food Drive

November 19th, 2012 @ 7:34pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Thanks to the year-round efforts of campaigns like Five Hole for Food, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (and food banks across Canada) stay top of mind. It’s during the holidays however that the pinch is felt the most for many and food banks really need your help to keep the shelves stocked. Real Canadian Superstore […]

Santa Claus Parade 2012: Surrey and Vancouver

November 16th, 2012 @ 10:09am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Candies and costumes have been replaced with wreaths and ornaments on store shelves as we shift into the holiday season. Popular opinion is that it’s still too early to hear Christmas music but with December being just over two weeks away, plans are being made, gifts are being purchased, and many are ramping up for […]

Remembrance Day Ceremonies 2012 in Metro Vancouver

November 9th, 2012 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This Sunday, November 11th, is Remembrance Day in Canada. Communities across the country are taking time to gather, reflect, and remember the sacrifices made by our soldiers in honour of this country which we all call home. The following events are all taking place on November 11th around Metro Vancouver and the information has been […]

November Events in Metro Vancouver 2012

November 1st, 2012 @ 11:24am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Halloween has passed and the countdown to the holiday season is on. Here are some events around Metro Vancouver that have been sent my way this month: Photo credit: どこでもいっしょ on Flickr Thursday, November 1, 2012 Penny Drive For Our Kids [PDF] Day of the Dead: Dia de Muertos A Good Book Drive (until Nov […]

Step It Up for Sophie’s Place

October 8th, 2012 @ 10:06am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Work off a weekend’s worth of turkey by participating in Step It Up for Sophie’s Place happening Sunday, October 14, 2012. Registration is currently open for this first annual event that will have participants climbing up 23 flights of stairs at Central City, all for a great local cause. All proceeds benefit Sophie’s Place at […]

10 Parks for Fall Colours Around Metro Vancouver

October 4th, 2012 @ 11:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I have experienced the changing leaves in New England first hand, as the countryside puffed up under a colourful patchwork quilt of foliage, but still nothing compares to autumn on the West Coast. Crisp marine air tickles your nose with a hint of sea salt as chestnuts tumble and evergreens collect scattered crumbles of fallen […]