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Painful injury? The Cloverdale 130 2010! We can help. CLOVERDALE Physiotherapy & SPORTS CLINIC 604.574.4342 Your Weekly Clover Valley Newspaper September 1, 2011 Y Y 604-575-2405 Something in the maize? It’s been a challenging year, but the maze is finally here JENNIFER LANG PHOTO Children of the corn: Jordan Creech, who turns 7 in October, and her sister Brooklyn, 4, pose for a victory photo after completing the maze at the Bose family farm in Cloverdale last week. The maze, located at 64 Avenue and 156 Street (entrance off 156) is a popular attraction for families, teens and even TV shoots. Enjoy Life jump, sandbox, slides for the kids, pumpkin By Jennifer Lang If there were any lingering doubts, news patch, plus a fire pit for roasting marshmalthat the Bose family corn maze is open for lows at dusk. The family also sells red, white the season provides indisputable proof that and russet potatoes on site. The sweet corn should be ready in early September. Summer 2011 has well and truly arrived. “It’s been a challenging year for farmers, Operated by the Bose family – Mike, Novy, Kevin Matthew – the maze covers but somehow we managed to get it done. 17 sprawling acres at 64 Avenue and 156 Especially for us,” Mike says, referring to his Street, and is a popular attraction, drawing close-knit family, and alluding to his recent visitors from Surrey and across the Lower health scare. This winter, he underwent quadruple byMainland. It’s a favourite with families, school trips, pass heart surgery just as his team, the Cloteens and corporate retreats. It’s even played verdale Colts Midget A1 hockey team, was host to weddings, fashion shoots, plus TV headed for the provincials. A Cloverdale Minor Hockey and film productions. The (normally) spectacular stalks – plant- veteran with 22 seasons under his belt, Mike, barely home from hospital, was ed to form an elaborate design determined to support his each year – are known to reach underdog team. heights of 12 feet or more. He watched from the stands One season, the corn grew to as the players – wearing heart16 feet, a family record. shaped badges on their jerseys But thanks to a late spring – and sporting blue Mohawks in and a late start in some sections honour of “Coach B” – fought that were still under water in their way to second place, losearly July – this year’s corn has ing the final game to Surrey. only now surpassed six feet It was a proud accomplishhigh, and may not grow higher ment for the hard-workthan 9 or 10 feet by season’s end ing team, which overcame in October. numerous other obstacles “But you never know, Mothalong the way. er Nature may give us a beautiHalf a year later, Bose is the ful fall this year and make up MIke Bose in the corn. picture of recovery, which he for the cold and wet spring,” chalks up to his exercise program and his Mike Bose says. Sunny weather in the last couple of weeks diet. He’s scrupulously avoiding excess sohas been very good for the corn, which can dium and fats. The Boze Corn Maze opened a week or grow up to four inches a day. Corn is a desert plant. It likes sun in the so later than last year, Aug. 13, and isn’t day, but would love rain or fog at night, he slated to close until Oct. 16, a week after says. A generous downpour from the skies Thanksgiving. “The Farmer’s Almanac says our best on Aug. 22 provided much-needed water. month this year will be October,” Bose The maze designs themselves (visible only from above) are always worth noting. says. Millions of residents on the southern The 2010 maze recognized the contribution of Surrey’s agricultural sector, spelling out, B.C. coast hope he’s right. – Hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday, “Support your farmer, buy local.” Thursday and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m., This year’s maze honours the 99th CFL Fridays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays and Grey Cup, to be hosted in Vancouver. The maze boasts other attractions: a hay holiday Mondays from noon to 4 p.m. MacMILLAN TUCKER MACKAY & at RETIREMENT RESIDENCE  Affordable 1st class accommodation  Friends and fun activities  Delicious home cooked meals  Small pets welcome  Safe and secure environment Call 778-373-0299 today for details about our all-inclusive rates or to book your personal tour. 17528 59th Avenue Cloverdale, BC Owned and operated by the Cloverdale Senior Citizens Housing Society “Your Cloverdale Law Firm” Our goal is to provide you with top quality service in a comfortable, friendly environment. & ICBC CLAIMS GENERAL PRACTICE s&REE#ONSULTATIONAND 0ERCENTAGE&EESFOR)#"##LAIMS s#ORPORATEAND#OMMERCIAL s#IVIL,ITIGATION s&AMILYAND$IVORCES s2EAL%STATEs7ILLSAND%STATES 5690 - 176A Street, Surrey 604-574-7431 CLOVA Present this ad and receive a EEM FR EDIU M POPCORN C I N E MA P .Y . . . .L A . .I . . . . . .O.W N . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .G. . . N Fri, Sept. 2 - Thurs, Sept. 8 FRIGHT NIGHT .......... 7:00 PM HORRIBLE BOSSES... 9:15 PM NOT VALID ON TUESDAYS • 5732 - 176 Street

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