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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

 

Jack Knight poses with his number one fan 2-year-old Carter. Though much of the 7 p.m. noise tribute to COVID-19 front line workers has faded out, Knight has never missed an evening since late March. (Adam Louis/Observer)

‘They just have my heart’: Harrison bugler still tributing health care workers each evening

Jack Knight toots his own horn – for all those fighting the pandemic every day

 

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VIDEO: Early carolers bring Christmas cheer to Agassiz assisted living facility

An Agassiz resident captures the sound of children singing on video

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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’

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)
‘A heart to help others’: Agassiz girl raises $2,400 for poor communities during swimathon
‘A heart to help others’: Agassiz girl raises $2,400 for poor communities during swimathon
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)
AESS graduates and their families decorated their vehicles for the class of 2020 Grad parade on Saturday, June 13. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: AESS graduates get their day in the sun with grad parade

The parade ran throughout the District of Kent and beyond

AESS graduates and their families decorated their vehicles for the class of 2020 Grad parade on Saturday, June 13. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The virtual pet parade for Canada Day is accepting submissions until June 15. (Contributed Photo/Stephanie Gallamore)

Harrison to host Canada Day, gone virtual

Celebrations streaming online this year

The virtual pet parade for Canada Day is accepting submissions until June 15. (Contributed Photo/Stephanie Gallamore)
Anonymous donors give PPE masks to Harrison FD

Anonymous donors give PPE masks to Harrison FD

FD can use the masks during training and practice during the pandemic

Anonymous donors give PPE masks to Harrison FD
Screenshot from the Prom Is On website.
Screenshot from the Prom Is On website.
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
Luke Skywalker (played convincingly by Harrison Hot Springs Elementary kindergarten teacher Dustin Neufeld) strikes a determined pose during his address to Neufeld’s students this week. (Photo/HHSES KinderChannel, YouTube)

Harrison Elementary celebrates May the Fourth

HHSE gets a transmisison from a galaxy far, far away

Luke Skywalker (played convincingly by Harrison Hot Springs Elementary kindergarten teacher Dustin Neufeld) strikes a determined pose during his address to Neufeld’s students this week. (Photo/HHSES KinderChannel, YouTube)
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)
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
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.