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Prized giants here for Rodeo Champion Clydesdales coming to Cloverdale for the first time

Reporter. “You just try to give back to the comBy Jennifer Lang It’s sure to be a dream come true for local munity you live and work in. It just seemed businessman and draft horse fan Terry Stewart like a great thing to try and make happen.” He originally fell for the Clydesdale team 10 this May long weekend, when Cloverdale welyears ago, when he spent the afternoon touring comes a team of picture-perfect their home barns in Oklahoma, equine stars to the Cloverdale and has since watched them in Rodeo. action at the Calgary Stampede, The Express Clydesdales are among other venues. a team of six heavy draft horses He was amazed at the “phethat will appear at a number of nomenal” number of people who events during the 2014 Clovercame through the gates just to see dale Rodeo and Country Fair – the heavy horses, and impressed and in the historic town centre by their remarkable relationship – May 16 to 19. with their human fans. Wherever they appear, the “They’re so big and so gentle,” horses are sure to draw admirStewart said. “These horses are ers of their size and beauty. Bred gentle giants.” for work, they wear shoes the He’s had the good fortune to size of dinner plates, weigh 2,000 Admired for their colour. see the Clydesdales at a number pounds, and stand six feet tall or of work-related functions; the higher. Prized for their rare colour – black, with a white blaze and legs, and team is the official mascot of Express Employblack mane and tail – the Clydesdales are ce- ment Professionals. CEO Bob Funk likewise fell in love with them on a 1998 visit to Saslebrities and champions. Stewart, who for nine-and-a-half years has katchewan, where the horses are originally owned Express Employment Services in Clo- from, and brought them to his home state. While the team frequents the Calgary Stamver Square Village, has long wanted to bring pede, the horses only come to Canada “once or the black beauties to town. “We’ve always been rodeo fans,” he told The See GENTLE GIANTS / Page 4

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By Jennifer Lang TV viewers in Cloverdale can cheer on a hometown hopeful in next week’s episode of Be the Boss Canada, a reality series airing on the W Network. Jen Pinch is one of two employees from The Bone & Biscuit Co. going head-to-head on the April 10 show. The pair undergo various challenges during a week-long job interview in hopes of landing a really big promotion with the company. Pinch, a Langley mother of three and manager of The Bone & Biscuit Company at Clo-


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She underwent an interview process, but the producers were keeping mum about the name of the actual show. Pinch only realized something was up when a car pulled up that Monday morning in Kelowna. “Oh my god, there’s a camera right there,” she thought. “It was like being on The Bachelor.” Pinch quickly put two and two together. “I’d happened to see the show,” she explains. The first challenge was working as a team with her Kelowna competitor, running a store,

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The Reporter’s Nov. 28, 2013 edition of Christmas in Cloverdale has been recognized by the CCNA.

and the Surrey Now. It’s The Reporter’s first CCNA and we couldn’t be more proud. It was a team effort, involving work by editor Jennifer Lang, ad representative Cynthia Dunsmore, and former designer Marla Poirier, along with contributing writers, images courtesy of the Surrey Archives, and the support of our advertisers. The 18-page section ran in our Nov. 28, 2013 edition, which was one of our largest papers last year. The Cloverdale Reporter is also a finalist in the 2014 Ma Murray Awards, presented by the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association, in the category of best collaborative ad design.

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The non-profit association that hosts one of B.C.’s biggest volunteer-driven events – and manages the day-to-day operations of the Cloverdale Fairgrounds – grabs the reins at the next Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Representatives from the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association will offer an

overview of events at the 2014 Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair. They’ll also delve into plans for the rodeo fairgrounds at the April 8 meeting of the Cloverdale and District Chamber of Commerce, Commerce, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino. Members are asked to RSVP to 604574-9802 by noon, Monday, April 7.


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Covered in slime from head to toe From page one

dealing with stock, and then giving a presentation before a test audience – literally heading out to the parking lot and roping in strangers, asking them to be on TV, a challenge that turned out to be easier than it might sound. “It’s really easy to gather people when you have a TV camera.” The contest didn’t merely require Pinch, 40, to outperform her competition - she also had to contend with working in front of

an audience when things didn’t go as planned. It was while demonstrating the inner workings of a dog’s digestive system using an eight-foottall test tube when things went awry. She ended up covered in slime from head to toe. “All I could say is, ‘So much for those new shoes.’” The days were long. Production ranged from four to 10 or 12 hours a day, for a week, but it was worth it. “It was the best life experience

I’ve ever had,” she said. “It was awesome.” No one’s saying who won, but company CEO Lee Drescher was impressed with both women. “Not only did they have to complete difficult challenges but they also had the added element of working with four-legged friends who sometimes don’t cooperate.” Pinch hasn’t seen the final cut of her debut; the first time will be when the episode airs at 8 p.m. next Thursday. A friend is hosting a viewing party.

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twice a year at most,” says Stewart. “They’ve never been here before.” He’s tried to arrange for the team to come to the Cloverdale Rodeo for the past four years. After all, the company is one of the rodeo’s sponsors. Last year’s business meeting at the Calgary Stampede provided Stewart with a chance to take his plea to his company


president. “I did a song and dance to the owner of Express. I kept on bugging him,” he said. It must have been some performance, because Stewart got the good news in November that the team would be coming to Cloverdale for the first time. “It was a pipe dream. We never thought we’d be able to get them here.” The team’s on the road more than 200 days a year, performing across North America, pulling a replica stagecoach or show delivery wagon and raising money for charities. They were crowned world champions in sixhorse hitch at the 2013 Calgary Stampede, and claimed the 2012 world championship title for horse hitch, and best cart, at the World Clydesdale Show in Milwaukee. Astute royal watchers may remember the Clydesdales as equine escorts to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at the 2011 Calgary Stampede. The Clydesdales will perform at all five rodeo performances and there‘ll be ample opportunity to meet them outside of the Stetson Bowl. “The plan is to have a tent, where people can see them on the grounds,

so people will be able to come up and get pictures taken with them.” The Clydesdales will also visit the Cloverdale Chili Cook-off and take part in the Cloverdale Rodeo Parade.

Six to go

With six weeks to go, the countdown to the 2014 Cloverdale Rodeo has begun. It runs May 16 to 19 at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds, and includes the invitational rodeo, along with the 126th annual country fair, offering family-friendly entertainment, from the midway to the West Coast Lumberjack Show. The Cloverdale Cowboy Cook-off Rib Fest and BBQ Competition is back, as is the World Freestyle Round-up, featuring the world’s best freestyle skateboarders. The Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association will present its new annual scholarship program, open to past and present student volunteers who are in their graduation year. Tickets are $12 for grounds admission (children 12 and under are free) and $20 for rodeo performances – also free for children 12 and under.



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First-time home buyers in Metro Vancouver expect to spend $506,500 on average and many anticipate financial help from parents or relatives, according to a Bank of Montreal survey. It found 40 per cent of Metro Vancouver respondents expect to lean on the “bank of Mom and Dad” to crack the high-priced market here, compared to 30 per cent in the rest of Canada. The average expected firsttime home cost nation-wide was $316,100 and $430,300 in B.C. as a whole. At least 60 per cent of the expected new home buyers surveyed earlier this year said they’d made lifestyle cutbacks to save for their down payment. A majority also said their home-buying timeline has been delayed, with many of them reporting that’s because of rising real estate prices.


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days add up to a savings of at least $500,000 for the school district. Spring break will be March 9-20 next year, March 14-24 in 2016

and March 13-24 in 2017. Trustee Reni Masi said the district consulted with parents, students and employees

about the school calendar proposals and all were supportive. The School Amendment Act (Bill 36) enacted in spring 2012,

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Vintage Truck Museum host a spring fundraiser April 10 at The Loft Bar and Grill, 5640 188 Street, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Cost is $25/ticket. For more information, call 604-576-3155 or 604-372-4093. EASTER BAKE SALE Traditional Easter breads such as paska, babka, and favourites like borsch, perogies and cabbage roles will be available at an Easter Bake Sale, Saturday, April 12 at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108 Ave., Surrey. From 9-11 a.m. For more information, call 6034-560-0152 or 604581-0313.

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SURREY HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Surrey Historical Society meets Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m., in the downstairs meeting room of the Surrey Archives Building, 17671 56 Avenue, Cloverdale. After the meeting, a presentation by Ryan Gallagher on ‘A Tourist’s Perspective of Surrey in 1953’ to follow. For more information, call 604-5769734.

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BEDS AND BEDDING FUNDRAISER FOR ST. ELIZABETH ORPHANAGE Saturday, April 5 at the Clova Cinema, 10:30 a.m. Tickets $5. Door prizes prior to the show. Movie TBA. Bring your own container and get popcorn and pop for $2.50. Fund raised will go to purchases mattresses and blankets for the children of St. Elizabeth Children’s Home in Kisumu, Kenya. Three-quarters of the children are currently battling pneumonia, and and nine have been hospitalized. Presented by New Hope Therapeutic Society, proud sponsor of St. Elizabeth Children’s Home in Kisumu Kenya. for tickets. SURREY HERITAGE SOCIETY FUNDRAISER The Surrey Heritage Society and the B.C.

ANNOUNCEMENTS CLOVERDALE HORSESHOE CLUB The Cloverdale Horseshoe Club’s Pitching Season is April 1 to Sept. 31 with practice nights at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 17886 64 Ave., Cloverdale. Pitching shoes is a healthy activity for all ages. And great family fun. For more information check out our web page at, also call Jim at 604-585-6831 or Cheryl at 604-593-8193. TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a nonprofit weight loss support group. In the Cloverdale area, TOPS meets in the Cloverdale Library Wednesday Nights at 6 p.m. Phone Lynda at 604-856-8014 for more information.

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side of Port Kells Monday morning. No one was injured in the blaze. It is Surrey RCMP’s understanding that the former mushroom barn was housing a large medicinal marijuana grow operation when it went up in smoke around 9 a.m. at 18646 88 Ave. Police and Surrey fire investigators have spoken to the owner who was renting out the building. The fire burned the building down to ashes and there was little firefighters could do to stop it. Surrey RCMP said Monday afternoon that the fire is still too hot for investigators to look into what sparked the blaze. While there are some “allegations” made by the owner that the fire is suspicious, Cpl. Bert Paquet said police aren’t willing to say that at this time. March 31 marked the end of licenses for home grown legal medicinal marijuana grow operations. As of April 1, medical marijuana will only be allowed to be grown in commercial buildings, not in individual homes. That new federal legislation has been challenged in Supreme Court by growers and users, and an injunction issued by the federal court is allowing growers to continue, pending the appeal of the legislation .

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A Neville Curtis photo (NC419A) of Miss Surrey riding by in the 1953 Cloverdale Parade. See Surrey in the 1950s and ‘60s through the lens of this prolific photographer on April 12.

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Photos paint vivid picture of Surrey Travel back to the 1950s through two lectures presented by the Surrey Archives this month as part of its spring heritage series. See Surrey through the eyes of a tourist in 1953, the year English tourist Janet Hurst visited the city. Surrey 1953 tells her travel story through her unique collection of journal entries, postcards, photos and other mementoes. It’s presented Saturday, April 12. Neville Curtis’s Surrey (Saturday, April 19) views the city, its residents, and public spaces through the lens of a local photographer whose work offers a window into life in the 1950s. Curtis worked as a freelance reporter for the Vancouver Sun, White Rock Sun, and wrote a column for the Surrey Leader, according to the website, On May 3, the city’s wider history comes to life in vivid images from the archives collection in Surrey in Colour. Par-

ticipants will learn about hand-coloured photographs and the art pieces that have documented Surrey’s many chapters. Acclaimed local historian Derek Hayes speaks about the cartography of the Fraser Valley when he presents his talk, Historical Maps of B.C. on May 10. Through a collection of beautiful and historically-significant maps. Hayes will explore the development of the

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