Cloverdale BIA holding fundraiser for special events

The Special Events Fundraiser is on Aug. 23 from 12 to 4 p.m. The money raised will go toward funding for other annual community events.

In order to keep Cloverdale's annual community events running

In an effort to not lose any more of Cloverdale’s annual community events, the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association will be holding a fundraiser.

The fundraiser  is on Sunday, Aug. 23 from 12 p.m.  to 4 p.m.  at local eatery, Rusty’s Neighbourhood Pub (17770 56 Ave) and the money made will go toward the special events.

The BIA plans to host the special event in the Clover Square Village mall parking lot  at at the pub to raise funds for Cloverdale’s annual and much-loved special events.

“Local businesses are proud to bring the community together and to celebrate life, but there is a cost attached to organizing special events that has grown costlier over the years,” said Paul Orazietti, the executive director of the Cloverdale BIA.

Tickets will be sold at the Cloverdale BIA office for $20, which gets adult guests a burger, fries and a glass of beer or wine.

There will be a mini Show N Shine along with live entertainment from the Trailer Park Playboys.

The Trailer Park Playboys will be performing three sets at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

Inside of Rusty’s Neighbourhood Pub, attendees can find an area where they can buy tickets on a variety of products, services, gift certificates and different basket items donated by local businesses.

To make Cloverdale’s community events more sustainable, the BIA said they need more volunteers to help out, as well as more business sponsors.

“If you can’t make the special event, we definitely would appreciate you sponsoring our events,” Orazietti said.

Over the years, the BIA in partnership with the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce have helped to bring a sense of community to the residents of Cloverdale with their special events.

“Community special events seem to be one of the best ways that members of the community can interact with each other in person instead of using the internet,” Orazietti said.

After an annual general meeting earlier this year, the Cloverdale BIA had to put the Cloverdale Blueberry Festival and the annual Halloween costume parade on hold for 2015 after having to deal with budget constraints and shifting focus to other priorities.

To find out more about how to get involved with Cloverdale community events such has the Cloverdale Bed Races the Cloverdale Rodeo Parade, the Cloverdale Chili Cook-off, Cloverdale Market Days and the Surrey Santa Parade of Lights, contact the Cloverdale BIA at 604-576-3155 or email cloverdalebia@telus.net.