B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix will be in South Surrey on Oct. 13 for a gala fundraising dinner to back Susan Keeping as the party's candidate in the Surrey-White Rock riding.
Tickets are selling for $100 each, members of the party were told in a recent newsletter: "As we have a serious campaign coming up in early 2013, this is going to be the start of some serious fundraising-. We expect to sell 200 tickets."
Pacific Inn Hotel has been booked for the event, which will offer music by Lana Panko and Richard Singmaster.
'Bald Eagles' raise cash for cancer
A group known as Kwantlen Bald Eagles raised $4,225 for cancer research during the recent Terry Fox Great Canadian Hair Do event.
The university students spent the better part of summer organizing the event as part of a civic-engagement project.
By donation, a volunteer team of hairdressers and estheticians came to the university's Surrey campus to shave, shear, colour, thread, henna-tattoo and/or wax students, staff and faculty.
In partnership with Eva & Company Wigs, the Kwantlen Bald Eagles collected enough hair to create eight wigs for local people living with cancer. All proceeds from the event, which included a barbecue, bake sale and 50/50 draw, went to Terry Fox Foundation.
The students more than doubled their original goal of raising $2,000 at the event.
"Several of them had their hair cut," said English 4401 instructor Greg Chan, "and two students - Allycia McPherson and Alexis Johnson - donated three inches of their hair for wigs. Congratulations to the Kwantlen Bald Eagles on their achievement, and thank you to all our supporters."
Garage sale for exotic animals
Money will be raised for the exotic animals of Cinamazoo during a giant garage sale this weekend in South Surrey.
The agency's parking lot will be the site of the sale Friday and Saturday (Sept. 22 and 23) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, at 1395 176th St.
Money raised will help rescue, house and care for hundreds of Cinemazoo's exotic animals and the agency's education programs. Donated items for the sale and cash donations are also welcome (call Sharon to get involved, 604-299-6963).
Meanwhile, Cinemazoo's new Nature Club starts Sunday, Sept. 30, giving kids a chance to learn about animals, make crafts and play games for two hours every Sunday for six weeks this fall. Details are online at www.cinemazoo.com, or email info@ cinemazoo.com.
Laughter yoga club returns to library
White Rock Laughter Yoga Club gets going again for the fall with a session on Sept. 25.
Members of the club meet on the last Tuesday of every month at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave., from 7 to 8: 30 p.m.
A number of laughter yoga clubs are in operation across Metro Vancouver, with Nicole Worden and Carol Ann Shannon as teachers/leaders. For details, visit www.laughteryoga.ca.
Philosophers' Café events in White Rock
The second floor of White Rock Library is the place for Philosophers' Café events on the second Wednesday of every month, starting at 7 p.m.
The moderator is Charles Marxer, who has an MA in philosophy and has taught at Douglas College and at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. On the calendar, topics for discussion include "Does evil exist?" (on Oct.
10), "Should criminals be punished?" (Nov. 14) and "Does popular culture enhance or degrade the quality of our lives?" (Dec. 12).