Here are the Cloverdale Reporter’s five most-read stories from November, 2019.
1. Surrey veteran talks about the emotional side of war
There are two types of war stories, says Reginald Wise: the physical and the emotional.
Everyone loves the physical, he says, soldiers storming a beach, racing to save a bridge, or fighting to take out a machine gun nest: war stories offer tales of the courageous overcoming great odds to achieve a seemingly insurmountable goal.
2. 101-year-old Langley soldier receives service medals three-quarters of a century after World War II
It took 74 years, but John Andrew “Dutch” McLellan finally received his World War II medals.
McLellan was awarded his hardware at a ceremony Oct. 23 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Cloverdale.
3. Thousands attend Remembrance Day ceremony in Cloverdale
Thousands attended Cloverdale’s Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph in Veterans’ Square Nov. 11 to pay their respects to the men and women who lost their lives in the service of their country.
4. Lord Tweedsmuir to play in varsity AAA B.C. high school football provincial championship
It’s been a good week for the football teams at Lord Tweedsmuir.
On Nov. 21, the junior varsity Panthers booked their place in the provincial title game with a big win over Vancouver College. Two days later the varsity team punched their ticket the provincial championship with a big win over the Notre Dame Jugglers.
5. Rugby lights up the night at Surrey’s Sullivan Heights Park for the first time
It was a night of firsts at Sullivan Heights Park Nov. 22.
The Surrey Beavers squared off against the Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans in the first ever night game at Sullivan Heights. It was also the Beavers’ first game against TWU. And it is also TWU’s inaugural season for mens’ 15-aside rugby.