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Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau executive director Chris Bayliss was surrounded by toys Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 at the 37th annual Kruise for Kids toy drive and fundraiser held at the Langley Events Centre for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau brings the holidays to 700 families

Despite COVID-19 limitations, 2020’s campaign went smoothly

 

Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle (center) sings “Ordinary Day” with a virtual choir of 200 physicians from all over Canada. The video draws attention to A Dollar A Day Foundation, which supports those suffering with mental health and addiction issues. (Screenshot/YouTube)

VIDEO: 200-physician choir sings to benefit mental health, addiction recovery

Led by Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle, the video calls attention to mental health needs

 

After twice have their wedding plans altered due to COVID-19 restrictions, Suzanne Schmidt and Andrew Sturgess got married in Bakerview Park last weekend, with the only guests being their two daughters, Zoey (foreground) and Tessa. (Darren Ripka photo)

From New Zealand to Bakerview Park, B.C. couple weds in ‘backyard’

Twice scaled-down wedding ‘proof that good things still happen during bad times’

 

Bill McKeown on his newly restored 1956 Farmall Cub. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey tractor project evokes ‘$1-million smile,’ helps connect neighbours

Retired Surrey firefighter Ron Henze began project for friend’s dad to fill time during pandemic

Bill McKeown on his newly restored 1956 Farmall Cub. (Contributed photo)
Ron Henze with the 1956 Farmall Cub he restored for his best friend’s father. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey tractor project evokes ‘$1-million smile,’ helps connect neighbours

Retired Surrey firefighter Ron Henze began project for friend’s dad to fill time during pandemic

Ron Henze with the 1956 Farmall Cub he restored for his best friend’s father. (Contributed photo)
Screenshot from the Prom Is On website.
Screenshot from the Prom Is On website.
A small townhouse complex in Walnut Grove started singing/playing O Canada on Sundays at noon. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Walnut Grove residents join together for weekly O Canada singalong

Every Sunday at noon, people from a Langley townhouse gather to honour frontline workers

A small townhouse complex in Walnut Grove started singing/playing O Canada on Sundays at noon. (Screenshot)
Every Monday at 5 p.m., residents at Windsong, a Courtenay strata complex, converge on their respective balconies to sing a song, in appreciation of the work being done by all frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: B.C. strata residents break out in song to salute COVID-19 frontline workers

“…it’s a beautiful way to say thanks. And it’s also entertaining for people walking by.”

Every Monday at 5 p.m., residents at Windsong, a Courtenay strata complex, converge on their respective balconies to sing a song, in appreciation of the work being done by all frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Photo by Terry Farrell
Dorothy Dewar turned 100 on April 30, 2020. Family members came to see her at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack where they brought balloons, a sign, and they sang Happy Birthday. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Family sings Happy Birthday outside B.C. care home to 100-year-old woman

All smiles for Dorothy Dewar who lives in Eden Care Centre, the location of one COVID-19 case

Dorothy Dewar turned 100 on April 30, 2020. Family members came to see her at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack where they brought balloons, a sign, and they sang Happy Birthday. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Family members Maya Moreno, Chrissie Clancy and Emma Moreno stepped up when COVID-19 concerns resulted in multiple resignations at the Moreno’s Market and Deli in Langley at the beginning of the outbreak. (special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley grocery store workers serve amid COVID-19

Busy stores are working hard to protect staff and customers during the outbreak

Family members Maya Moreno, Chrissie Clancy and Emma Moreno stepped up when COVID-19 concerns resulted in multiple resignations at the Moreno’s Market and Deli in Langley at the beginning of the outbreak. (special to Langley Advance Times)
Comox youngster Chase Petersen had a birthday party for the ages on April 28. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: Drive-by parade for B.C. boy features superheroes, from land and sky

Chase Petersen has a “super” birthday parade

Comox youngster Chase Petersen had a birthday party for the ages on April 28. Photo by Terry Farrell
This handmade banner hangs on the deck of a 204th Street complex, offering assurances that #WereInThisTogether. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

#WereInThisTogether: Elderly woman created Canadian-themed tribute banner

Know to hang decorations off their deck, a Langley City couple offer a few words of encouragement

  • Apr 27, 2020
This handmade banner hangs on the deck of a 204th Street complex, offering assurances that #WereInThisTogether. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
#WereInThisTogether: Kind notes to seniors so appreciated

#WereInThisTogether: Kind notes to seniors so appreciated

A Langley chef is thanked for showing kindness to residents of a Surrey care home

  • Apr 24, 2020
#WereInThisTogether: Kind notes to seniors so appreciated
Seniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence are doling out words of wisdom for younger generations as a way to keep busy and stay connected to those in their community. (Contributed photos)

PHOTOS: B.C. seniors offer advice to younger generations

Residents of Penisula Retirement Residence offer words of widsom via homemade signs

Seniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence are doling out words of wisdom for younger generations as a way to keep busy and stay connected to those in their community. (Contributed photos)
Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.                                Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re In This Together: Black Press Media puts callout for feel-good community stories

We want to tell uplifting stories you’ve seen in your community during the pandemic

Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.                                Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.