Cloverdale Calendar: Junior Zoo Keepers and Canada Day in Surrey

The Cloverdale Community Calendar for the week of June 24 and beyond.

EVENTS

Ukrainian Soul Food

Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch will be available on Friday,  June 26 at a fundraiser from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 – 108 Ave, Surrey. Eat-in,  take away, or ready for your freezer. For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

 

Hominum Support Group

Are you Gay, Bi-sexual or just not sure? Need a safe place to talk? HOMINUM Fraser Valley  is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Our next meeting is 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 26.  For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

 

Urban Safari Rescue Society

The next session of the unique Junior Zoo Keeping course for teens begins Saturday, June 27 (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) for eight weeks. If you have a teen curious about animals this course will keep your teen amazed and learning through most of the summer. They will learn about caring for animals in captivity, how to train animals, biology of animals, careers working with animals and more in a fun atmosphere. For more information or to register call 604-531-1100 or email: info@urbansafari.ca. Visit www.urbansafari.ca. Urban Safari Rescue Society is located at 1395 176 Street, Surrey.

Canada Day

Surrey’s Canada Day celebration will be on July 1 at the  newly-named Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre (formerly-named Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre), at 64 Avenue and 176 Street. There will be music and entertainment throughout the day, including headliners Blue Rodeo at 9 p.m. Shooting Star Amusements will have a full range of family-oriented fun. Gates open at 10 a.m., with a fireworks show planned for 10:15 p.m.

Pioneer Fair

Historic Stewart Farm (13723 Crescent Rd.) is hosting its annual Pioneer fair on July 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tap your toes to classical tunes on the washboard and acoustic guitar, chat with The Re-enactors troupe, play old-fashioned games, watch the Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners in action, tour the 1894 farmhouse with a costumed guide. For more information, call 604-592-6956.

 

Kids Swap Meet/Community Garage Sale

Jellybean Park hosts a children’s swap meet and community garage sale Saturday, July 25 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at 19615 Willowbrook Dr., Langley. To reserve a table (provided free) call Robyn or Shiobhon at 604-539-9898. The Prodigy Child Society is a fund to help subsidize fees to attend Jellybean Park.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship takes place July 3-13 at Softball City, Sunnyside Park and Cloverdale Athletic Park. Watch the top women’s teams from around the world. For details, visit www.canadianopenfastpitch.com/

 

Better at Home

The Surrey and White Rock Better at Home programs have integrated to a central intake phone line (604-536-9348) to accommodate the expansion of the program into more communities while simplifying the process. The Surrey/White Rock Better at Home program is now providing services to seniors in the communities of Cloverdale, Guildford, Fleetwood, Newton, South Surrey, Whalley, and White Rock.

The Better at Home program continues to provide seniors with non-medical support services such as home and yard maintenance, housekeeping, grocery shopping, transportation, friendly visiting, and social programs that will allow them to remain in their own homes longer.

The Government of British Columbia funds the program, United Way of the Lower Mainland manages it, and the non-profit organization that provides the Better at Home program in Cloverdale is Seniors Come Share Society. The fees of the services are on a sliding scale based on income and some services may be free for those seniors that qualify. For more information, visit www.betterathome.ca or call (604) 536-9348 to register.

 

Surrey Gymnastics Society is holding an open testing session for pre-competitive gymnasts aged 6 to 9, Saturday, June 13 starting at 5 p.m. Please call the club if you are interested at 604-594-2371.

 

Volunteers

Join the volunteer team at the Surrey Museum, Historic Stewart Farm or Surrey Archives. Volunteers lead tours or assist with school and public programs, events, heritage gardens, textile crafts, or exhibit and program research. Volunteers receive training and schedules are flexible. Contact us at 604-502-6461 or email: heritagevolunteers@surrey.ca

 

Pyjama Storytime

Come in pyjamas with your favourite cuddly for stories, songs, puppets and action rhymes. This is a perfect bedtime activity for the whole family. Drop in, Tuesdays, from 6:30-7 p.m. at the Cloverdale Library. Call 604-598-7320 for more information, or visit surreylibraries.ca.

 

White Rock Community Orchestra

If you love making music, come join us on Saturday mornings. We are welcoming new members. Give Don a call 603-807-0460

 

The Versatiles

As seniors, entertaining our community and giving back is part of what we do. We need some new blood in the group and Cloverdale is our base of operations. Give us a call at 604-613-3116 or drop in to the Cloverdale Legion any Monday at 12 noon and ask for Susie. Having fun is our priority, come see us and find out what we are all about. Our oldest member is 90 and trying for 100.

 

Speed Watch volunteers needed

Surrey crime Prevention Society is looking for volunteers to support the Speed Watch Program. Volunteers work with a team, tracking vehicles driving at excessive speeds in playgrounds, school zones and high-risk crash sites, and gain valuable experience. Applicants must commit to four, three-hour shifts per month. Contact jen@preventcrime.ca

 

Surrey Crime Prevention Society

Are you looking to enhance your resume or gain credible volunteer experience? Surrey Crime Prevention Society is looking for self-motivated individuals to help with projects at our head office. Data entry, research, marketing, fundraising initiatives, enhancing membership, and assisting with administrative tasks. Interested volunteers may contact jen@preventcrime.ca.

 

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, 17575-58A Ave., Cloverdale. Everyone welcome.

 

TOPS

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Cloverdale Library, 5642, 176A Street, Surrey, in the upstairs meeting room. For more information, phone LInda at 604-462-9326.

 

Silvertone Singers

If you enjoy singing and would like to join a 55+, fun, no pressure group, come on out to the Cloverdale Rec. Centre on Thursdays at 1 p.m. The Silvertone Singers are looking for new members – especially male voices and sopranos. All shower singers welcome! Call 604-598-7960 for more information.

 

Are you Gay, Bi-sexual or just not sure? HOMINUM Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. We meet on the last Friday of every month. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760

 

Cloverdale Horseshoe Club

Cloverdale Horseshoe Club 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 www.cloverdalehorseshoeclub.com also call Jim at 604 585.6831 or Cheryl at 604.593.8193.

 

Crafter’s Corner meets at the Cloverdale Legion, 17567 57 Avenue, every second Wednesday of the month, at 6 p.m. Bring your own knitting or crocheting and join us. For more information, call

604-574-5300.

 

Cloverdale Lions Club

The Cloverdale Lions Club is looking for new members. Meetings are the second Thursday of the month. Please volunteer your time to assist us in serving our community. Call 604-574-4680 or 604-574-7417 for more information.

 

Cloverdale Senior’s Stamp Club

The Cloverdale Senior’s Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 1 p.m., at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176 Street. Beginner and advanced collectors welcome. For more information, contact John Jackman at 604-574-3182.

Singers wanted

 

Interested in gardening?

Why not join the South Surrey Garden Club? Visitors welcome; $3 drop in fee credited to annual membership of $20. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at St. Marks Anglican Church at 12953 20 Ave. Guest speakers, field trips, workshops. For more information contact Gillian Davis gmcdavis@hotmail.com.

 

The Wonderful Widows and Widowers Club meets twice a month for fun activities. Call 604-574-7103.

 

Old Time Dances

Sunnyside Hall, corner of 18 Avenue and 154 Street in South Surrey. Live music. All seniors welcome; at 1 p.m. every Monday, from Labour Day to the end of June. For more information phone 604-542-8449 or 604-575-8236.

 

B.C. Vintage Truck Museum – Help wanted!

The Surrey Heritage Society is looking for volunteers to help out with the new BC Vintage Truck Museum (6022 176 Street) located on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. The museum is open to the general public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. every week through the year. We will teach you about the history of trucking in B.C. and about the trucks on display in the collection. For more information contact Jim LaBelle at 604-372-4093 or email: bcvintagetruckmuseum@shaw.ca or visit our website at www.bcvintagetruckmuseum.org.

 

Oneness GoGos

The Oneness Gogos of White Rock/South Surrey group is working under the auspices of the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African grandmothers raising children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. We meet on the fourth Monday of the month 1-3 p.m. upstairs at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. Newcomers welcome. For more info, email onenessgogos@gmail.com.

 

Welcome all keen gardeners!

The Cloverdale Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month, September to June, at Clayton Community Hall, 18513 70 Avenue. Meetings run from 7 to 9 p.m. In addition to monthly speakers, we have a monthly raffle, yearly bus trip and a plant sale in May. Drop in fee $3. Yearly memberships $20 per person or $30 per family. So if you love to garden, come and join us, and meet other great gardeners. For more information phone Lynne at 604-576-6338.

 

Are you Gay, Bi-sexual or just not sure?

HOMINUM Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. We meet on the last Friday of every month. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760

 

Surrey Square Wheelers

Come square dancing every Tuesday and Wednesday with the Surrey Square Wheelers, from 7-10 p.m. at Brookswood Senior Centre, 19899 36 Avenue, Langley. Tuesdays: Plus level ‘teach’ and ‘review’. Cost is $6. Wednesdays: Beginner level ‘teach’, alternating with mainstream level dancing. Cost is $5. Contact Jerry at 604-838-8821 for more information, or visit http://surrey.squaredance.bc.ca.

 

Cloverdale Toastmasters

Toastmasters international is a non-profit organization that helps people develop public speaking, organizational and communication skills, and leadership training. Overcome your fears of public speaking. Learn how to communicate effectively. We are a fun and encouraging group that can help. Meetings are 7:15-9:15 p.m. every Wednesday at Clayton Heights Secondary, 188 St. and 70 Ave. For more info, visit cloverdale.toastmastersclubs.org.

 

Old Time Dance

Sunnyside Hall, corner of 18th Ave at 154 Street in South Surrey. Live music. All seniors welcome. At 1 p.m. every Monday from Labour Day to the end of June. For more information, call 604-538-5657 or 604-575-8236.

 

The Surrey Historical Society meets at 10 a.m. at the Surrey Archives on the second Saturday of most months. You are welcome to hear our speakers and share your knowledge. Membership is $10/year. For details, call John at 778-294-1515.

 

South Surrey Soul Sisters

The newly formed South Surrey Soul Sisters meet the third Thursday of the month. We are working, under the auspices of the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support the African grandmothers who are raising an estimated 14 million orphaned children. Please come and join us – all welcome – you do not have to be a grandmother. Info: claremar@shaw.ca.

 

Parkinson’s Caregiver Group in Langley

Parkinson Society British Columbia offers a peer support group for individuals affected by Parkinson’s disease, including caregivers, families and loved ones. The group meets on the third Friday of the month, from 1-3 p.m., at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cresc., Langley. The group offers an exchange of information along with resources, support, tips for self-care and more. Come and share your story. For more information call 1-800-668-3330, 604-662-3240 or email info@parkinson.bc.ca.

 

 

Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild

We meet Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 17710  56A Ave., Surrey. Phone (604) 592-6950. Free tea and coffee. Teach, mentor and promote Fibre Arts knowledge. Visitors welcome.

 

Cloverdale Carvers Club

The Cloverdale Carvers Club is a small group of male and female woodcarvers from all walks of life. From beginners to advanced. The club meets from September to June Tuesday evenings at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School, 6151 180 Street from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. The woodwork shop is in the back of the school. Call Jim at 604-575-7969 for more information.

 

Enjoy Gardening?

The Cloverdale Garden Club meets on the second Thursday of each month from Sept. to June at Clayton Community Hall, 18513 70 Avenue from 7-9 p.m. Monthly guest speakers, field trips, raffle, etc. For more information, email cloverdalegardenclub@gmail.com.

 

Surrey Little Theatre

The Surrey Little Theatre invites you to get involved in the fun, whether as a volunteer or patron, there’s something for everyone at “the little theatre that could.” Email brigitte.seib@surreylittletheatre.com for more information.

 

Parkinson’s Self Help support group

In Surrey, White Rock and Langley for people with Parkinson’s, their family and friends. The groups provide an atmosphere of mutual trust for sharing tips and strategies for living a full life with Parkinson’s. Volunteers needed. Contact Robbin at the Parkinson Society of B.C., rjeffereys@parkinson.bc.cca or 604-668-3330.

 

TOPS Take off Pounds Sensibly — A non-profit weight loss support group. For information about TOPS in the Langley/Cloverdale area phone Lynda at 604-856-8014.

 

Stamp Club Seniors interested in stamp collecting are invited to join the Cloverdale Seniors’ Stamp Club. Meet second and fourth Monday of month at 1 p.m. Info. John at 604-574-3182.

 

Surrey Newcomers and Friends

Meet for coffee and a chat, dinner out, cards, crafts, luncheons and other social activities. The club welcomes women of all ages and cultures. Come out and meet new people and make friends. For more details call Barb at 604-951-4948, e-mail to Surreynewcomers@hotmail.com or visit surreynewcomers.weebly.com

 

Square Dance lessons

Beginners welcome through October. Wednesdays at 7 p.m., in Brookswood Seniors Centre, 19899 36 Avenue, Langley. Modern music, casual dress. First three lessons are free. Call 604-2199359 or jamonce@shaw.ca.