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

Just Posted

Four years for manslaughter in Surrey drive-by shooting

Mahdi Halane was rendered a quadriplegic until his death in hospital six years later at age 24.

Author at Surrey event glad to have book published ‘before reality totally overtakes fiction’

Ari Goelman, a business and criminology instructor, speaks at KPU Reads gathering Jan. 22

Cloverdale banker shares his love of swing dancing

Cloverdale’s Phillip Kunz shows dancing newcomers how to get into the swing of things

White Rock cannabis and adult entertainment bylaws to move to public hearings

Council will seek input on potential of allowing contentious businesses in city limits

SURREY EVENTS GUIDE for Jan. 17 and beyond

Plays, concerts, fundraisers and more in our weekly guide for Surrey and area

VIDEO: Orcas put on a show near Hornby Island

Louis Jobodin shares photos and video of his experience

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

Test that cleared Trump was developed by doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

Premier offers condolences to family of boy, 15, killed in Vancouver crossfire

John Horgan: ‘No stone is to be left unturned until we find the perpetrator of this heinous crime’

VIDEO: Explorers uncover Canada’s deepest cave in Fernie

The cave, named Bisaro Anima, was confirmed to have broken the record on New Year’s Day

Vernon to host largest Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games in 2019

Games to be held Feb. 21-23, with more than 800 athletes expected to take part

Ex-BC Liberal staffer focused on ‘favourable’ ethnic communities in scandal: lawyer

Former communications director Brian Bonney’s sentencing hearing for breach of trust is underway

Council tells TransLink commission to make sure road pricing is fair

Maple Ridge tells road pricing commission to make sure system is fair

Sunwing vacation passengers left at Abbotsford airport

YXX staffers receive praise for help to passengers; airline criticized

Most Read