Cloverdale Calendar: Cat shows, chamber luncheon, fall market and more

The Cloverdale Reporter's community calendar listings for the week of Sept. 4, 2014.

The 2014 Terry Fox run is Sept. 14 in Cloverdale.


A star studded affair

Semi Annual Cat Show and Northwest Regional Awards Banquet, Sept. 5-7 at Pacific Inn, 1160 King George Hwy, White Rock. Hours: Friday, Sept. 5, from 4:30-9 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7. Admission $6 for adults, $4 seniors and kids under 12 free. To enter: Show manager:

Skate with us!

Learn to skate with the Cloverdale Skating Club, offering programs for every level of skater. Registration is this Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cloverdale Arena, 6090 176 Street. They’re also hosting a Skate & Dress sale and a Bottle drive at the same time.

Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon

Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m., at Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino. Guest speakers will be John Winter, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce.  Cost: $20 for members, $30 for non-members. We now take credit card payments at the door.  Remember to bring a gift for the monthly draw.  Please RSVP by Monday Noon, September 8 at 604-574-9802.


BC Seniors Games

Drop by the Cloverdale Horseshoe Club at 17886 64 Ave. Sept. 11 and 12 to watch the best in B.C. compete in their divisions for gold, silver and bronze medals. For more Information call Jim at 604-585-6831.


Harness Racing BC Open House

Saturday, Sept. 13 at Fraser Downs Racetrack, 17755 60 Avenue. Harness Racing BC is once again opening its doors to the public, a chance to come behind the scenes and witness what it takes to race a horse at Fraser Downs. Meet the horses, talk to the drivers, learn some of the techniques involved. There will be barn tours, craft tables, cart rides, shoeing demos and more. A light lunch will be provided. For more information call 604-574-5558.


An introduction to Family History

Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Cloverdale Library, 5642 176A St. Free. If you want to trace your family history but don’t know where to start, this is the place. Find out whats available and where, how to document what you find and most importantly pick up some tips and tricks unique to genealogy research.


Fall Family Fest

Saturday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sonrise Church. Popcorn, pony rides, obstacle course, balloon animals, community marketplace, petting zoo and other free activities. Presented by Sonrise Church, 5588 188 St., Surrey. Call 604-575-5588 or Talent show (email your YouTube video by Sept. 6) and 3 on 3 basketball tourney for ages 13 and up. To register, email


Cloverdale Fall Market on 176 Street

Fresh produce, jams, flowers, music and sidewalk sales in Downtown Cloverdale Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone welcome. It’s a great day to visit Cloverdale!


Terry Fox Run Cloverdale

Sunday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Cloverdale Legion, 17567 57 Ave., Cloverdale. Run, walk, ride or wheel 1-, 5-, and 10-km routes. Bring your strollers and leashed pets. Charitable, all-ages. Prizes for first-timers and for those bringing a newcomer. Event MC is Kim Seale of Rock 101. Silent auction, T-shirt sales and more. To register or to volunteer, contact Elaine at


Youth Fest

Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176 Street, Surrey. Starts at 2 p.m. Free, all ages. Join Surrey’s largest celebration for youth. Activities are happening all day. Featuring local youth bands, entertainment, break-dance battle, skate and BMX bike demos walk on water, sumo wrestling, extreme sports, food vendors and more, including 40 youth-focused resource tables.


Kids Swap Meet

Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Vendors will be in Shannon Hall and the Alice McKay Building. Admission is $5 from 9 to 10 a.m., and $ from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. For more information call 778-895-8558.


Baby Belly & Kid Show

Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $5 for adults (partial proceeds for Basics to Babies), kids enter free. Kids photo contest, cars for dad and your growing family, meet Arial at Arial’s Grotto, Fairies at the Pixie Land or or climb aboard the pirates shipwreck. Family zone, consultants, seminars, local vendors, kids fashion show, entertainment and more. Swag bag giveaways to first 200 people at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m.





‘The Mousetrap’, directed by Ellie King. Show runs at the ACT Theatre in Maple Ridge March  17 to 21, 2015. Rehearsals in Cloverdale, on weekends starting in January, 2015. Roles for females aged 20s, 30s, and 60 plus, and Males in their 20s, 30s and 50 plus. Professional level English accents only. One Italian male accent (aged 50-plus). Auditions are Sept. 25 and 26. Callbacks Sept. 26 at Newton Cultural Centre. Write for appointment or more information:, with ‘Mousetrap’ in the subject line. Breakdowns at Paid positions, possible CAEA guest artist for leads. Smaller roles pro-rated.


Online registration is available for Heritage BC’s annual conference, Sept. 26-27 in Cloverdale. The theme is Building Bridges. For more information about Heritage BC or to register, visit


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


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



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. Our next meeting is Friday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760


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.


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 also call Jim at 604 585.6831 or Cheryl at 604.593.8193.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a non-profit 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.


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



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

Do you like to sing? if so, come and join the Silvertone Singers. It is a Seniors Community Choir and we practice on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Cloverdale Rec Centre. We sing a large variety of music and entertain at senior care homes and assisted living homes. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Marli at 604-574-0962.


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


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.


Open Mic Music Night

Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at Coventry Wired Monk, 184 Street and 64 Avenue. Singers and musicians welcome. You will have to supply your own instruments. For more information, email, or call 604-575-1043, or 604-671-6521.


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: or visit our website at


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


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.


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.


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 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


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:


Parkinson’s Caregiver Group in Langley

Parkinson Society British Columbia is pleased to announce the opening of a special peer support group for Parkinson’s caregivers. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month (starting May 2), from 1:30-3 p.m. At Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cresc. Langley. Please join us for an exchange of information and resources, support, tips for self-care, and more. Come and share your story. A small donation ($2 or $3) is required to cover room rental costs. For more information call 1-800-668-3330, 604-662-3240 or email


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 Wood Carving 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.


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 further information please call Linda at 604-539-0068.


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 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.


La Leche League, a breastfeeding support group, meets monthly in the Langley Cloverdale area. For meeting or breastfeeding information call call Marie 778-574-7669 or Heidi 604-574-5812.  Visit


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 or visit


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



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