Joe Ayres

Joe Ayres

Born in White Rock and raised in Surrey, Joe Ayres is a lighthearted journalist who just wants to tell a good story. A table top RPG enthusiast and general fan geek culture fan, an English tutor and writing coach, Joe is currently studying journalism at Langara College.
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2018 KidsPlay & Wake Up Surrey Drug & Gang Forum Shares the Grim Realities of Gangster Life

KidsPlay and Wake Up Surrey have partnered in a forum that will be discussing the dangers of drug and gang culture in Surrey on November 25th. The forum will be taking place at the Royal King Banquet Hall between 12 pm and 3 pm. The event is free, being open to the entire public. KidsPlay will be distributing $1000 in scholarships to any students attending. The forum aims to teach parents and their kids the dangers of the drug and gang lifestyle through keynote speakers who have been involved in said lifestyle, followed by a Q & A segment where the audience can ask questions. Gurpreet Singh Sahota, head of Wake Up Surrey, said, “how can we stop bullying in schools? How can we educate would be gangsters? How can we educate kids about role modelling and mentorships? Through people who have done good in academics or in sports. Don’t look...
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Diwali, Halloween Fireworks Pose Dangers for Property and Wildlife

Fireworks are a common sight in Surrey during the Halloween and Diwali season, but they pose a danger to property and wildlife. The Surrey fire services recommends hiring a professional with a federal fireworks license. Once you have hired a professional and have a plan for your display you may contact the Surrey Fire Services. Surrey Fire Services will review the property you wish to have your display on. They will look for potential fallout areas and other surrounding hazards, but if all is well you will be issued a permit. Its safety practices such as these that Jason Cairney, Assistant Chief with Surrey Fire Services, says helped bring fireworks incidents down in Surrey. “There are fireworks around and they can be enjoyable, we just hope people will do it in a safe manor so they can be enjoyed and everybody can be safe,” says Cairney. Fireworks incidents in Surrey...
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