Tom Zillich

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)
(Photo: bchockey.net)

A new Major Bantam hockey league will debut in B.C. next fall

Seven all-star teams of 13- and 14-year-olds will play in the Lower Mainland and Okanagan

(Photo: bchockey.net)
Why this former B.C. junior hockey player’s league records may never be broken

Why this former B.C. junior hockey player’s league records may never be broken

On BCHL’s new all-time stats page, Shane Kuss is tops for career points and assists

Why this former B.C. junior hockey player’s league records may never be broken
A scene from Melvin Medici’s “Surrey Theme Song” video. (Photo: youtube.com)

VIDEO: ‘Surrey Theme Song’ plays up ‘jokes and stereotypes’ artist sees in city

Artist known as Melvin Medici says he channeled ‘Surrey Jack’ alter ego for music video

A scene from Melvin Medici’s “Surrey Theme Song” video. (Photo: youtube.com)
Honeymoon Suite on stage in White Rock in July 2018. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Just announced: Quiet Riot and others to rock Ambleside music fest next summer

Annual classic-rock concerts held in West Van over three days in August

Honeymoon Suite on stage in White Rock in July 2018. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Jason Aldean will headline next summer’s Rockin’ River Music Fest, at Coldwater River in Merritt (Photo: flickr.com/photos/morgancwilliams1)

Jason Aldean, Old Dominion to headline Merritt’s Rockin’ River concerts next summer

Four-day music festival at Coldwater River from Aug. 1 to 4

Jason Aldean will headline next summer’s Rockin’ River Music Fest, at Coldwater River in Merritt (Photo: flickr.com/photos/morgancwilliams1)