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Amritpal Saran


Jacob Zinn

ISO 1600 | ƒ/3.5 | 1/200 | 165mm

Simrit Saran holds a photo of her 29-year-old brother Amritpal, whose body was found on Surrey’s Colebrook Road last February.

Holy Cross Crusaders


Jacob Zinn

ISO 200 | ƒ/13 | 1/200 | 17mm

Clockwise from right, Taylor Browne, Jonathan Kongbo, Stanley Maduabueke, Bright Dododza and Henry Maduabueke of the Holy Cross Crusaders are making some noise in AAAA hoops.

Pearl Jam @ Rogers Arena

Jacob Zinn

ISO 4000 | ƒ/3.2 | 1/100 | 150mm

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder showed the power of his baritone voice through a near 200-minute set by the Seattle grunge mainstays at a sold-out Rogers Arena on Wednesday, delighting fans with ’90s hits “Even Flow”, “Alive”, “Go” and “Do the Evolution” among 31 other outstanding songs.

See more photos of Pearl Jam at Shot @ the Show.

South Surrey youth pastor knows ugly Christmas sweaters

Jacob Zinn

Geoff Stewart is going for his sixth Most Original Sweater trophy at the 12th annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party in Vancouver on Dec. 20. The South Surrey youth pastor designs his own sweaters, often with some electronic element like Christmas lights or an iPad.

SOUTH SURREY — Geoff Stewart doesn’t mess around when it comes to ugly Christmas sweaters.

Stewart, the youth pastor at Peace Portal Alliance Church, is the reigning defending champion of Vancouver’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, the premiere contest for ugly holiday sweaters. He is going for the six-peat in the Most Original Sweater category.

“This will be my seventh year going – the first year, I came in second place and I’ve won the other five,” he said. “You could say I’m the Michael Jordan of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.”

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