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Tom Zillich

Tom Zillich

I cover entertainment, sports and news stories for the Surrey Now-Leader, where I've worked for more than half of my 30-plus years in the newspaper business.
My biggest thrill on the job is meeting and writing about people who are creative, talented and achieve great things.
Passions in my "other" life include playing bass on local concert stages, eating Mexican food, swimming in sun-soaked pools and cheering the Canucks to just one (ONE!) Stanley Cup before I die.

Phone
604-543-5814
Email
tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Recent Work by Tom

10 billion trees planted in B.C. since reforestation work began 94 years ago

10 billion trees planted in B.C. since reforestation work began 94 years ago

A ceremonial seedling was planted at Green Timbers Urban Forest Park in Surrey
Vaisakhi art bus rolls out ahead of parades in Surrey, Vancouver

Vaisakhi art bus rolls out ahead of parades in Surrey, Vancouver

‘I’ve always wanted to see my artwork on a bus,’ artist says
PNE summer concerts move inside with Ludacris, Blondie, Barenaked Ladies, more

PNE summer concerts move inside with Ludacris, Blondie, Barenaked Ladies, more

Fair admission included in cost of ticket, sold for $40 and up starting April 12
PHOTOS: B.C.’s new ADI gallery showcases Métis culture, language

PHOTOS: B.C.’s new ADI gallery showcases Métis culture, language

In Surrey, tobacco bags and gauntlet mittens are exhibited in space, named after Amelia Douglas
‘Hairspray’ in Vancouver for a week of ’60s-era music/comedy starting April 2

‘Hairspray’ in Vancouver for a week of ’60s-era music/comedy starting April 2

‘Liberation Force’ group pushes B.C. gov’t to build South Asian Canadian Museum

‘Liberation Force’ group pushes B.C. gov’t to build South Asian Canadian Museum

Tuesday meeting in Surrey ‘a rallying cry for community solidarity’
50 years ago, this B.C. RCMP officer was shot, killed on final shift before marriage

50 years ago, this B.C. RCMP officer was shot, killed on final shift before marriage

An overpass in Surrey is now named for Const. Roger Pierlet, on the job less than 2 years
PHOTOS: B.C. woman’s balloon art wins Top Twister awards at Chicago event

PHOTOS: B.C. woman’s balloon art wins Top Twister awards at Chicago event

How Kristal Yee has twisted her way to global acclaim
Rising star Bains meets Canucks fans in Surrey, where hockey career started

Rising star Bains meets Canucks fans in Surrey, where hockey career started

‘It’s nice to see the kids here supporting me, maybe looking up to me,’ the rookie forward said
‘Lion King,’ ‘Beetlejuice,’ other big-stage musicals coming to Vancouver in 2024-25

‘Lion King,’ ‘Beetlejuice,’ other big-stage musicals coming to Vancouver in 2024-25

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