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Aiming to make history Federal Liberals ‘hitting the ground running’ in new riding 31 years and is currently on unpaid politiBy Jennifer Lang Despite a stampede of Conservative cal activity leave. The Liberals plan to make their preshopefuls chomping at the bit for their party’s nomination, local Liberals insist ence known in the new riding this weeka Tory lock on the new federal riding of end, when they’ll participate in Saturday’s Cloverdale Rodeo Parade. Cloverdale-Langley City isn’t Boulton conceded the feda certainty. eral Liberal party has “strong And now that the branduphill battles in pretty much new Liberal electoral district all of our Fraser Valley conassociation is in place and the stituencies.” first executive board has been He cautioned the associaelected, the party is “hitting tion is still in its infancy. “It’s the ground running” in Cloa brand-new riding. It’s goverdale-Langley City, presiing to be an exciting time for dent Matthew Boulton told all parties.” the Reporter. Boulton said he believes The next step is to begin the the Liberal party’s tradition nominee selection process for of developing policy from a candidate who will carry the grassroots – and the mesMatthew Boulton the Liberal banner in the next sage being spread by party federal election in 2015. leader Justin Trudeau – will “We want to get somebody in as quick as we can, so we can start promoting appeal to voters in both communities. “We align what Cloverdale and Langley them,” Boulton said. “We don’t want a City is looking for,” he said. “I think our long, drawn out affair.” Someone is already interested – Lang- chances are very good. I don’t think any ley resident John Aldag is seeking the of us would be here if we didn’t believe nomination. Aldag is organization chair in change.” of the new electoral district association See EVENLY SPLIT / Page 11 board. He worked for Parks Canada for

Murder in Cloverdale Police are looking for a stolen SUV in connection with Surrey’s latest homicide late Monday evening. RCMP responded to a report of a man being shot at a home in Rodeo 176 Street and 57 Avenue just before midnight. A man was found injured in the townhome and was taken to hospital


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By Jennifer Lang A team of prized draft horses – the champion Express Clydesdales – are the star attraction at this year’s Cloverdale Rodeo Parade on Saturday morning. Prized for their beauty and size, the team of six black and white heavy horses are making a rare trip to Canada for the 68th Cloverdale Rodeo and 126th Country Fair. They’re one of the featured acts at all five rodeo performances, plus they’ll be on view outside the Stetson Bowl, starting with Friday’s Cloverdale Chili Cook Off, followed by the May 17 parade. Admirers can also get a closer look and have their photo taken with these gentle giants at the Rodeo fairgrounds. Horses, big and small, are an important part of the parade. The Shetland ponies from Ferndale, WA, will be back, providing a contrast with their heavy horse counterparts. “The unsung heroes are the Shriners,” points out Paul Orazietti of the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association, one of the parade sponsors. Between their mini bikes, go-karts, clowns and affiliated groups such as Job’s


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Daughters, the Shriners are easily the largest contingent in the Cloverdale Rodeo Parade. “They’re just an incredible group.” An estimated 90 per cent of parade entrants return year after year. Like the 10,000-plus spectators that line the streets, parade participants are drawn to the sense of community. “There’s a long tradition [in Cloverdale] of doing things for the community,” he said. “It’s like Thanksgiving Day, where you give thanks and come out to the community and show pride.” Other entrants to look for this year include Ms. Vancouver, the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association, Surrey Fire Fighters, and Langley’s BitA-Bling drill team. There’s also a smattering of pipe and marching bands, two competing garbage firms, vin-

tage and classic cars, the Surrey Re-Enactors, the Laos Benevolent Association, the B.C. Renaissance Festival, and more. “It’s a mixed bag,” said Orazietti, adding more than 1,100 participants and 100 entrants are expected. The parade runs from 10 a.m. to noon. The route starts at 177B Street and Hwy 10, heading west to 176 Street, where it turns north to 58A Avenue. From there, the route jogs east to 176A Street and continues north to 60 Avenue. Then it’s east to 177B Street, and south to 58 Avenue. Enjoy live entertainment before the parade, and swing by one of the charity pancake breakfasts, including the Cloverdale Lions, at 5748 176 Street, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., the Cloverdale Legion, which also hosts a barbecue, the Canadian Reformed Church of Cloverdale from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and the Cloverdale United Church from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more information, visit the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce at www.cloverdale., the Cloverdale BIA at www. or the Cloverdale Rodeo at

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he 68th annual Cloverdale Rodeo and 126th Country Fair runs May 16 to 19 at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds, and includes the invitational rodeo, along with the 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.

The world’s top-ranked cowboys and cowgirls compete for a total of $328,000 in cash prizes for the main rodeo events: saddle bronc, bull riding, bareback and ladies barrel racing. Local youngsters get their chance to shine when Mutton Bustin’ takes centre stage. Other attractions include the Kidz Zone, Agri Zone and Cone Zone, Classic Car Show, and Aboriginal Zone, featuring the Long House of Culture and History, and the Long House of Economic Development. There are also live performances on the outdoor stage, and each evening in the Longhorn Saloon. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit – Cloverdale Reporter


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FREE TO BE ARTISAN SHOW Saturday, May 17, at the Sunrise Banquet and Conference Centre, 188 Street and Highway 10, Cloverdale. Paintings, wood turnings, pottery, photography, weaving and glassware. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. For more, visit http:// HEALING PAIN FOREVER Free seminar on Healing Pain, depression, and severe stress wihout drugs or health products. ‘Learning how to harness the power of the mind.’ Wednesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. Pre-register by calling 604-802-6390. FREE GIVEAWAY Clothes2U returns to Langley, giving away clothes, toys, linens, books, diapers, personal and household items FREE to those in need, male/female, baby to senior. It takes place Saturday, May 24, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nicomekl Elementary School, 53 Ave. at 200 St. in Langley. (Multipurpose room at rear). To volunteer, donate or for more information, go to or call 604-857-4617. FUN FAIR Adams Road Elementary presents a Fun Fair, Friday, May 23 from 5-8 p.m. at the school, 18228 68 Avenue. One night only! Games, food, prizes and fun! SENIORS SPRING TEA From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 29 at the Cloverdale Rec Centre, 6188 176 Street, Surrey, room 204. Be sure to join us for a fun-filled time with good food, entertainment and lots of laughter. Free. Call 604-218-3350 for more information, or email jworobec@gmail. com. ANNOUNCEMENTS FIELD TRIP TO STEWART FARM AND CRESCENT BEACH As part of its two-day conference in Cloverdale, the British Columbia Historical Federation is offering an afternoon field trip to Historic Stewart Farm and Camp Alexandra in Crescent Beach, Friday, June 6. Cost is $32/person, and includes bus transportation, lunch, and guided tours at each location. The tour leaves from the Surrey Museum, 17710 56A Avenue in Cloverdale at 11:30 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. The conference and field trip are open to anyone interested in history. Details and tickets: html. CALL FOR ENTRIES: ARTS 2014. The Arts Council of Surrey invites submissions for ARTS 2014, annual juried visual art exhibition being displayed at Surrey Art Gallery June 28 to August 30. Submission deadline for entry forms: May 21, 4pm. Download call and entry form from (scroll left side column to “calls for entry”) or contact Arts Council of Surrey at 604-594-2700 or CLUBS/GROUPS FOOD PROBLEM? Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges? Is your weight affecting your life? Overeaters Anonymous offers help. No fees, no dues, no weigh-ins, no diets. We are a fellowship. We meet every Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Cloverdale United Church basement, 1757558A Ave., Cloverdale. Everyone welcome.


Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary’s senior music students are back from a week’s tour of Honolulu, Hawaii. Music director Ron Rutley and students from Grades 8 to 12 performed for audiences throughout Oahu, including the University of Hawaii, the Town Center of Mililani, Royal Hawaiian Centre, and the world famous Ala Muana Center Stage. Plans next year include a performance at Disneyland Magic, music days and a coastal cruise from California to Vancouver.

Why not build refinery in Alberta? If bitumen never leaves the tar sands, it’s safer for the environment To the editor; Re: “The greatest threat to the B.C. environment in our lifetime,” May 8. I found David Black’s opinion editorial on the eventual destruction of the North Pacific most interesting and timely, considering the federal Conservative government’s commitment on making a decision on the Northern Gateway Pipeline in June of this year. The idea of building a refinery in Prince Rupert has already been proposed by B.C. Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver. At the same time the Honorable MLA knows this is still a tragic consequence, and does nothing to answer the real problem of global warming and environmental destruction. Opting for the lesser of two evils, Dr. Weaver is hoping the powers that be see that the enormity of the investment involved and the public disdain for pipelining and tankering bitumen will deter them

from increasing oil sands production altogether. Personally, and with all due respect, I think the answer lies in Fort McMurray itself. Why not build the refinery right there? Then the bitumen never leaves the tar sands. This would also increase the safety of our rivers and pristine wilderness. Fort McMurray could then become the distribution and recycling return center. They could then build pipelines for distributing refined product, far safer and many times more lucrative. The money you save not building pipelines for bitumen and the cost of not having to tanker oil back and forth across the ocean could be used towards refinery construction, which would be around $7 billion dollars.

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An amazing woman To the editor; I was so touched with your story about Monica Nelson (“Shifting Loyalties,” May 8). The neighbours on our street have talked to her and admire her strength, courage and compassion. She is an amazing woman. So friendly, kind, caring and just loves to talk to people. It shows. She just has so much to offer and show others. All the best, Monica and nothing but great things to come your way. You deserve so much. Thank your for the story. So, so touching.   S. Haden Cloverdale The Cloverdale Reporter is published every Thursday. Advertising deadlines are Fridays at 5 p.m.

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EVENTS RODEO PANCAKE BREAKFAST Cloverdale Canadian Reformed Church, 17473 60th Ave., starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 17. Fill up on good grub before heading to the Cloverdale Rodeo by stopping by our church for free pancakes, sausages, and eggs. Cowboy hats are welcome!

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Team spirit, speed on display at the 37th annual bed challenge By Jennifer Lang It just might be one of the zaniest – yet awe-inspiring – displays of speed, agility and power ever devised – and it’s a time-honoured tradition in Cloverdale. Tonight marks the 37th annual Cloverdale Bed Races, where teams race beds on wheels in the historic town centre – all for bragging rights and a oneof-a-kind trophy. The coveted Bed Pan Trophy, for instance, is shaped like a stainless steel hospital bed pan. Turkey’s Party Makers will be back to defend their title – last year marked the fourth bed pan in a row for the seemingly unbeatable team, which enjoys a good-natured rivalry with The Vault Restaurant. The races are traditionally split into four divisions: men, women, media and hospitality. There are also prizes for best dressed – not as easy as it sounds. Previous winners have included the Surrey Museum (which have dressed as a band of pirates, complete with pirate ship, and astronauts toting a silvery rocket ship) and the City of Surrey, who last year wowed the crowd with sheer colour and team spirit. New this year will be a mixed division with men and women. Teams in that category will be competing for the all-new Centre of the Universe trophy, named in recognition of the late Bill Reid, one of Cloverdale’s – and Surrey’s – biggest boosters and former executive director of the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce, which co-sponsors many community events with the Cloverdale BIA. “It’s an homage to Bill,” says Paul Orazietti of the Cloverdale BIA, who worked closely with Reid, a long-time friend and former tourism minister. Teams consist of six pushers – each running a stripped-down bed frame on wheels in heats along 176A Street between 57A and 58 Avenue. The challenge attracts everyone from sports teams, church groups and restaurant staff to civil servants and educators to see who’s fastest. Teams use one of their own beds, or use a loaner. A “next generation bed” built by Lord Tweedsmuir

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Tykes on bikes Children can win one of three new bikes at the Kids Decorated Bike Parade, held just before the annual Cloverdale Bed Races. Participants enter three age categories: 5 and under, ages 6 to 10 and 11 and up. Winners are selected by random draw. There’s also a special prize for the most creative entry. Rider costumes are encouraged. The bike parade starts at 6 p.m. at 176A Street and 57A Avenue, next to Cloverdale Pharmasave. The parade is presented by the Cloverdale BIA and the Cloverdale chamber of Commerce, along with sponsors. For more information, email clovcham@, visit, or phone 604574-9802. – Cloverdale Reporter

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After the races, head on over to the Cloverdale Legion, where you can grab a bite, quench your thirst, and take part in another skill-testing Rodeo challenge (ages 19 and up). Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6 has a busy May long weekend planned, starting with the annual Tricycle Race. Practice runs start at 5 p.m., with registration at 6 p.m. Races begin at 7 p.m. Three people per team, with prizes for the top three teams. There’s no entry fee. The Cloverdale Legion is located at 17567 57 Avenue. The branch is hosting pancake breakfasts throughout Rodeo weekend, and are planning raffles, 50/50 draws and a prize raffle for BBQs. – Cloverdale Reporter

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Teens go outside the box in chili contest

By Jennifer Lang If Hayley Jones and Jeremy Berttall of Surrey’s L.A. Matheson Secondary were breaking a sweat as they worked over a steaming pot of chili, it didn’t show. The pair, clad in cowboy hats, smiled confidently as they stirred and added lastminute ingredients. The team was one of 20 from Surrey, Langley and Vancouver competing at this year’s chili cook-off May 8, hosted by Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Jones said their recipe for Bison Chili drew on Metis and German culinary traditions. “Lots are going outside the box,� said John Buist, an instructor and chef at Lord Tweedsmuir, remarking on the scope of this year’s entries. The annual event pits teams of high school students making chili from scratch in single pots on one-burner camp stoves set up on folding tables.

New executive evenly split between centres From page one

The top three positions on the electoral district association executive are filled by people from Cloverdale, but otherwise the board is split between those who hail from the historic Surrey town centre and Langley residents. Boulton and vice president John Nuraney, a former MLA for Burnaby-Willingdon (2001-2008), live in Cloverdale, as does treasurer Simon Cumming. Five declared Conservative candidates are vying for their party’s nomination in the newly-consti-


Chef Thompson Tran gives pointers to one of the teams entered in this year’s high school chili cook-off, hosted by Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary.

The teams have three hours to serve up the perfect bowl of chili, offered to a panel of judges. Presentation counts, so costumes and decorating themes are a must. The gold medal for most original/creative recipe went to Lord Tweedsmuir’s Maddie

Ferris, who donned a blue bathrobe and slippers to woo judges. Her “Early Risers Chili� had coffee in the recipe. Laurae McNally, Surrey school trustee and veteran cook-off panelist was preparing herself to try them all,

recalling a number of creative recipes she’d sampled over the years. This year, Lord Tweedsmuir principal Allan Buggie ensured each judge had milk to wash the chili down with, and a bottle of antacids on standby.


CLOVERDALE TOWN CENTRE The public is invited to attend a Public Open House/Information Meeting as part of the process to update the Cloverdale Town Centre Land Use Plan and Urban Design Concept. The study area boundaries for Cloverdale Town Centre are shown on the map below. The Public Open House/Information Meeting will be held: Date: Time: Place:


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tuted riding of Cloverdale-Langley City: Paul Brar, former Liberal MLA Dave Hayer, former Surrey MP Gurmant Grewal, Mike Garisto and Dean Drysdale, who is the lone Langley resident. The new riding takes in communities that have historically belonged to separate electoral districts, but have traditionally sent Conservative MPs to Ottawa, including South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale MP Russ Heibert, who is not seeking a fifth term in 2015, leaving the new South Surrey and Cloverdale-Langley City electoral districts without incumbents.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Welcoming Remarks at 7:00 p.m. Surrey Museum (17710 56A Avenue)

The purpose of the Public Open House/Information Meeting is to obtain feedback from local residents on the Town Centre area of Cloverdale. Resident comments will provide input for the land use planning process and possible future amendments to the Cloverdale Town Centre Land Use Plan and Urban Design Concept. City staff will be on hand at the Open House to provide background information and describe the planning process.


Further information may be obtained by contacting Erin Schultz, Community Planning, at 604-598-5776 or JENNIFER LANG PHOTO

Presentation counts, which is why teams encorporate recipe themes into all aspects of competition. Above, Dannielle Robertson and Kendra Johnson of A.J. Matheson Secondary serve up a colourful Pride Chili.


Walnut Grove

##150-20330 88 Avenue 604-513-0161 (Walnut Gate Plaza)

Happy togetherr

Willowbrook 6175 200 Street 604-533-7768

(in Willowbrook Park Shopping Centre)


Prices in effect Friday, May 16, 2014 to T Thursday, May 22, 2014 uunless otherwise stated.

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pancakes eggs sausages coffee, tea and orange juice




Neighbourhood Bible Studies Wednesdays 7-9 (both locations) Wired Monk at 16811 60th Ave South Surrey Bible Study Contact:


Join us on facebook at cloverdalecanrc ——————— Worship Services: Sunday, 9:30 am and 2:00 pm Babysitting available.

Service in Mandarin at 1:30 pm


Contact Pastor Theo Lodder (604) 828-8508 or Pastor Frank Dong (604) 530-3883. 11




Friends and well-wishers surround birthday boy Henry Gerber, second from left, at a surprise party over breakfast at Elena’s Country Kitchen in Cloverdale.

A birthday serenade Henry Gerber was serenaded by the sounds of his Eastern European homeland on April 27, when friends threw him a surprise birthday party at Elena’s Country Kitchen in Cloverdale. The early morning celebration, which started at about 7 a.m., featured cake, and live music. Now retired, Gerber worked as an entomologist for the B.C. Department of Agriculture for nearly 40 years. Like Gaby and Elena Nasarimba, the restaurant hosts, Gerber is originally from Romania, “A part of the world where borders change, depending on who wins or loses the war,” he told the Reporter. When his parents were born, before the First World War (1914-1918), his home was part of

Austria, he said. After the war, it became Romania, and after the Second Word War (1939-1945), the area belonged to Ukraine. Gerber, born in 1934, grew up in Germany, where he lived from 1939 to ‘51, when he moved to Canada. He lived in Chilliwack, completed high school and then attended two years of college in Alberta. He then went south to Washington State to earn his B.A and M.A. in biology from Walla Walla College. He worked for the department of agriculture from 1969 to 1997. “I now live happily in Murrayville,” he said.

– Cloverdale Reporter


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Join us for a great FREE event including pony rides, face painting, large inflatable slides, special buys and much much more! Be sure to Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with promotions, events and contests! Sale items expire on May 21 at 6PM unless otherwise indicated. Subject to change without notice unless posted with expiration date. Thurs. May 15 Fri. May 16 Sat. May 17 Sun. May 18 Mon. May 19 Tues. May 20 Wed. May 21


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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE By Brian Young, Cloverdale Chamber President


computer sales & service

110 -17700 56 Ave, Surrey

OPEN MON-SAT 10-6 & SUN 12-5

We ‘cut costs’

the voice of business in the community of Cloverdale

We are very excited to share our newest member of the Cloverdale and District Chamber of Commerce team. Natasha Taylor is our new Office Manager. We are transitioning away from having an Executive Director and Natasha will be in the office Monday to Thursday from 10-2 pm. Your elected board of directors will all be sharing the out of office duties, formerly performed by the Executive Director, as many hands are needed to best represent our members.

by Optometrist call 604.574.7775 & Opticians ANNIK OPTICAL Optometrists

VOICE Add your Voice and Build your Business Relationships in 2014

Join the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce

We are actively advocating for improvements to the Old Safeway site and the Cloverdale Fairgrounds as these two City owned (both directly owned and through their wholly owned development corporation) parcels are an eyesore for all of us. We as a community must speak up and not allow the neglect to occur any longer on these sites. Without all of our voices we will see many more years of nothing happening on these critical pieces in our community. Enough is enough and we are not going to tolerate non action and years of talk, without any improvements.

Membership is $120 per year

Please join us for a very special luncheon on May 15th @ the Stetson Bowl, which will be followed by a special naming ceremony to honour the memory of our dear friend Bill Reid.

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For more information visit our website:


Cloverdale and District Chamber of Commerce

Highlights of our Membership Investment: Membership can open the door to new business opportunities. Our organization encourages membership participation, interaction, and a strong voice to municipal, regional, provincial, and federal


5748 176 Street, Cloverdale, BC 604.576.1277 :


June 10th, 2014 Starts at 11:30am at Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino

Cloverdale Computer Den

Benefits of membership: • Monthly membership meetings with guest speakers provide information on issues pertinent to business. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise notified. • Promotes local businesses to visitors and the community. • Access to business information (our library of books on business, magazines and newspaper clippings). • Access to an affordable Group Life, Medical and Dental plan. • Discounts and other benefits from our Chamber partners and benefit providers including Payworks, Versapay, and several major

Guest Speaker Pete Quevillon, Director of KidSport BC Members $20 • Non-Members $30

Katronis Real Estate Team

Luncheon sponsored by:

We are a group of full time realtors who run a professional office in the heart of Cloverdale. We are a family run business with a passion for providing the best possible service to our clients.

Remember to bring a gift for the monthly draw Please RSVP by Monday noon, June 9th, 2014 604-574-9802

We have been the top selling agents in Cloverdale for many years and know the area inside and out. Please stop by our office or visit our website to get to know us better!

Jonathan Katronis, Andrew Garsito (back), Michelle Katronis, Edith Katronis, Kimberley Lockhart


oil companies.

Participate in fun events like the Bed Races, Blueberry Festival, and the Santa Parade of Lights. Membership is $120 per year.

5748 - 176 Street, Cloverdale, B.C. V3S 4C8 ph 604-574-9802 fax 604-574-9122 email: Web:

Our government works for small business

With You, Every Step of Your Financial Journey

Stephanie Cadieux

Let’s get started.

Small businesses are fundamental to job creation and job growth in our province. From mom and pop restaurants to small automotive repair shops to upcycled clothing designers – small businesses are major contributors to our economies and to the character of our communities. In fact, small businesses account for 98 per cent of all businesses in British Columbia. A small business is defined as one that employs less than 50 people but most businesses employ far fewer – an estimated 82 per cent of small businesses employ less than five people. Our government recently consulted with small businesses across the province to make it easier for small business to compete for — and win — government contracts. Throughout the consultation process, small businesses highlighted the need to increase awareness of opportunities to sell to government, improve information and resources, and cut red tape while increasing small business participation. Small businesses are integral to the downtown core and spirit of Cloverdale.  In advance of the up-coming Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, for example, many of our local businesses are participating in the festive spirit.  In 2012, British Columbia had more small businesses per capita than any other province in Canada. I am confident the trend of successful small businesses will continue, and I’m pleased our government is creating long-term growth opportunities for small business.  The report Small Business – Doing Business with Government Project can be found here:

Working for You with Honesty & Integrity!

Former MLA for 12 Years


Saturday, May 31 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Saturday, June 14 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Ricky’s Restaurant

White Spot, Langley

17830 - Hwy #10

19651 Fraser Hwy.

“Please join and support our team.”

Dave S. Hayer

Brenda MK Steele

Candidate for MP Nomination Cloverdale - Langley City Conservative Party of Canada DaveHayer


Independent Beauty y Consultant (604)833-4000


Located in the heart of Cloverdale


“Your Cloverdale Law Firm” Our goal is to provide you with top quality service in a comfortable, friendly environment.





Then look to Mary Kay. You’ll find the latest on-trend colours coordinated for you with easy-to-apply tips. Ask me how you can get the hottest looks of the season... and always be in style!

Natural, Compounding Pharmacy for People and Animals


DOWNTOWN CLOVERDALE 5778 - 176A Street 604-576-2888 Visit us at:


Open Fridays


Investment Advisor Tel 604-844-5486

Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund

Family Oriented


Clare Materi Personal Trainer #200 5858 176th Street GYM: 604-579-0169









101 - 15953 Fraser Hwy - Fleetwood

I will continue to work to recognize in our justice system the rights of victims and their families, and for the rights of all law-abiding Canadians; I will continue to support Seniors, Grandparents & Families; and will continue to advocate for small business, strong economic growth, job creation, healthcare, education, transportation, balanced budget and longterm prosperity for everyone. I will always be accessible to constituents to hear their concerns and suggestions. Please join & support our team!

Dave S. Hayer Candidate for MP Nomination Cloverdale - Langley City Conservative Party of Canada Former MLA for 12 years DaveSHayer (604)833-4000 DaveHayer

Unit 7 - 2320 King George Blvd., S. Surrey

A+ rating

the perfect business deal

21 for

lunch or dinner Buy any regular menu item and receive the second item of equal or lesser value FREE! with the purchase of any drink $13 VALUE

Rusty’s 101-17770 Hwy 10, Cloverdale Neighbourhood 604-574-5512 Pub Valid anytime • One per table • No cash value • Expires May 31, 2014

RUSTY’S Neighbourhood Pub

101-17770 Hwy 10 604-574-5512 find us on for deals & news!



101 - 17750 56 Ave Surrey - Cloverdale


Support your local Cloverdale businesses!

until 9pm


serving the community of Cloverdale

ICBC CLAIMS & GENERAL PRACTICE 5690 - 176A Street, Surrey

Caroline Fuchs, BBA


Director, Portfolio Manager Tel 604-844-5327

Contact us today for straightforward investment advice.

Kevin Cell: 604.603.6762 Trish Cell: 604.603.1112

103 5830 176A Street Cloverdale X604.574.0161


Shelly Appleton-Benko, BA, FCSI, CSWP

“You Drink ” We Drive

1:00am 6:00pm -

Pick up & Drop off, just call 12 604-574-55

Surrey-Cloverdale Twitter @MLACadieux Facebook stephaniecadieux Ph: 604-576-3792

Give us a call at 604.576.9121 or visit

200 - 17618 58 Avenue Cloverdale, BC

proud members of the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce

Interested in joining the Legion? We welcome new members! THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Branch #6 Cloverdale


17567- 57th Avenue

Lounge: 604-574-4828 Office: 604-574-5300 You don't have to be a Veteran to join the Legion. You must be over 19 years of age Membership is $50.00 per year.

Lounge Hours Closed on Sunday unless we have a special event • MON to THURS 11:30am to 11:00pm • FRI & SAT 11:30pm to 8:30pm HOLD FAST GRILL & EATERY MON to THURS 12:00 to 2:00pm-5:00 to 7:30pm • FRI & SAT 11:30am-8:30pm Office Hours Monday to Friday 11:30pm. to 5:00pm ALL HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

#101 18515 53RD AVE. SURREY

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May 15 Cloverdale Reporter  

The Thursday, May 15 edition of the Cloverdale Reporter.