Boaz Joseph

British Columbia Electric Railway car 1304, known as the Connaught car, is currently being restored by the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society. They railcar, originally built in 1911, will be re-launched at Cloverdale Station in September.

VIDEO: Rebuilding railway royalty

Fraser Valley Heritage Railway society volunteers on track to bring BCER interurban car 1304 back to life in September.

British Columbia Electric Railway car 1304, known as the Connaught car, is currently being restored by the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society. They railcar, originally built in 1911, will be re-launched at Cloverdale Station in September.
VIDEO: Surrey in fine fiddle form

VIDEO: Surrey in fine fiddle form

Surrey Old Time Fiddlers switch their monthly dances to Tuesday afternoons in Clayton Heights.

VIDEO: Surrey in fine fiddle form
BC Regiment Master Warrant Officer Hafeez Mullick (right) chats with Lt. Col. Pritam Singh Jauhal at the Second World War veteran's book launch at the Newton Library in a photo taken on Nov. 30, 2013. The memoir, A Soldier Remembers, tells of Jauhal's decades as a soldier in the Indian Army and his later battles to gain acceptance by the Canadian Legion. He was not allowed to enter a Legion building on Remembrance Day in 1993 while wearing a turban, and helped to overturn the rule.

A soldier remembered

Lt. Col. Pritam Singh Jauhal fought to have turbans admitted in Royal Canadian Legion halls.

BC Regiment Master Warrant Officer Hafeez Mullick (right) chats with Lt. Col. Pritam Singh Jauhal at the Second World War veteran's book launch at the Newton Library in a photo taken on Nov. 30, 2013. The memoir, A Soldier Remembers, tells of Jauhal's decades as a soldier in the Indian Army and his later battles to gain acceptance by the Canadian Legion. He was not allowed to enter a Legion building on Remembrance Day in 1993 while wearing a turban, and helped to overturn the rule.
From left: Denice Thompson, Ramona Kaptyn, April Lewis, Catherine Sperling Dreyer and Lita Martin, all directors of CARP's White Rock-Surrey chapter, are organizing a speed dating event for people 55 and older on June 29 in South Surrey. A movie about seniors speed dating will take place this Friday at noon. BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER

It’s never too late to date

South Surrey and White Rock seniors' advocates saw a film about seniors doing speed dating. It gave them an idea.

From left: Denice Thompson, Ramona Kaptyn, April Lewis, Catherine Sperling Dreyer and Lita Martin, all directors of CARP's White Rock-Surrey chapter, are organizing a speed dating event for people 55 and older on June 29 in South Surrey. A movie about seniors speed dating will take place this Friday at noon. BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER
A cancer patient, Myra Ford is among the first clients of the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society — the same people who drove cancer patients under a previous program that was cancelled last year by the Canadian Cancer Society.

Volunteers driven to help cancer patients

Drivers from cancelled program are getting back into their cars

A cancer patient, Myra Ford is among the first clients of the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society — the same people who drove cancer patients under a previous program that was cancelled last year by the Canadian Cancer Society.
Second World War veteran Gerry Gaudet, 93, shares his story of a romance that survived separation, loneliness and 58 years.

A veteran’s Valentine

In love and war, Gerry Gaudet made good on a promise to his fiancée Irene: He came home.

Second World War veteran Gerry Gaudet, 93, shares his story of a romance that survived separation, loneliness and 58 years.
Here's mud in your eye

Here’s mud in your eye

Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race in Surrey brings out the bravest of weekend warriors.

Here's mud in your eye
Surrey dance festival leaps into its 49th year

Surrey dance festival leaps into its 49th year

Photos from the opening weekend of the 49th-annual Surrey Festival of Dance.

Surrey dance festival leaps into its 49th year
The Surrey/Langley Skeptics in the Pub meet twice a month to discuss critical thinking and science. From left are Jeff Vickers, Anthony Ball, Marina Sedai, Scott Imbeau and Bob Brennert.

A healthy dose of skepticism

Shouldn't these folks be at church on Sunday morning? God, no.

The Surrey/Langley Skeptics in the Pub meet twice a month to discuss critical thinking and science. From left are Jeff Vickers, Anthony Ball, Marina Sedai, Scott Imbeau and Bob Brennert.
Dorothy Gibbs is the honouree at the Alzheimer Society's Walk for Memories, which takes place on Jan. 25 in Surrey.

In living memory

Volunteer Dorothy Gibbs to be honoured at this year's Alzheimer's walk in Surrey.

Dorothy Gibbs is the honouree at the Alzheimer Society's Walk for Memories, which takes place on Jan. 25 in Surrey.
Psychiatrist Dr. Greg Passey speaks at a PTSD forum in Surrey. Passey, who spent 22 years with the Canadian Forces, also has PTSD.

Former soldiers blast their treatment by Veterans Affairs

Forum on PTSD was held in Surrey Saturday, Jan. 17.

Psychiatrist Dr. Greg Passey speaks at a PTSD forum in Surrey. Passey, who spent 22 years with the Canadian Forces, also has PTSD.
Stella Kosick Sloan, holding a book written by her sister, wants to spread word about the little-known internment of thousands of Ukrainians in Canada during the First World War.

‘This is what happened to our people’

A Surrey woman tells the story of her father and the Canadian internment of Ukrainians during the First World War.

Stella Kosick Sloan, holding a book written by her sister, wants to spread word about the little-known internment of thousands of Ukrainians in Canada during the First World War.
Dr. Tara Stewart gets a hug from 35-year-old patient Ukrainian patient Roman Bertash the day after his surgery.

Mission: Reconstruction

Canadian surgical team heals the graphic wounds of the Ukrainian crisis.

Dr. Tara Stewart gets a hug from 35-year-old patient Ukrainian patient Roman Bertash the day after his surgery.
Brenden Parker, 18, and his father Baron are gearing up for the first-ever Brenden’s Ride for Easter Seals on Sept. 13. The motorcycle ride is to raise money for participants facing new fees at Easter Seals Camp Squamish. Pre-registration for the ride ends Sept. 2. A poster for the ride (below, left) features artwork by Mary-Lou Williams, one of Brenden’s former teachers.

Ensuring the sun shines on other kids’ summers

Surrey teen with cerebral palsy gives back to Camp Squamish, which has made his summers memorable for seven years.

Brenden Parker, 18, and his father Baron are gearing up for the first-ever Brenden’s Ride for Easter Seals on Sept. 13. The motorcycle ride is to raise money for participants facing new fees at Easter Seals Camp Squamish. Pre-registration for the ride ends Sept. 2. A poster for the ride (below, left) features artwork by Mary-Lou Williams, one of Brenden’s former teachers.
Robin Williams

Crisis line callers distraught over death of Robin Williams

10% of callers to Surrey-based support service on Tuesday made mention of comedian’s passing.

Robin Williams
A 'tram' speeds by the Historic Stewart Farm on Father's Day.

Stewart Farm gets its own train

Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club visits historic site for Father's Day.

A 'tram' speeds by the Historic Stewart Farm on Father's Day.
Mohan Tatra, who underwent a kidney transplant several years ago, is the president of the new South Surrey Chapter of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch.

The renal route to good health

A volunteer helps launch the South Asian chapter of the Kidney Foundation in Surrey.

Mohan Tatra, who underwent a kidney transplant several years ago, is the president of the new South Surrey Chapter of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch.
Rosalba Lamont (front) takes part in Tai Chi movements at a Wednesday morning Taoist Tai Chi session at Surrey’s Kennedy Hall.

Engaging body and mind

Local practitioners extol the health benefits of Tai Chi

Rosalba Lamont (front) takes part in Tai Chi movements at a Wednesday morning Taoist Tai Chi session at Surrey’s Kennedy Hall.
Live (sort of) Mexican entertainment

Live (sort of) Mexican entertainment

Surrey Museum hosts fiesta for Dia de lost Muertos – Day of the Dead.

Live (sort of) Mexican entertainment
A glean sweep at God's Little Acre

A glean sweep at God’s Little Acre

About 400 volunteers help gather produce at South Surrey farm for the Surrey Food Bank.

A glean sweep at God's Little Acre