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The year in Cloverdale: Top five quotes of 2014

Here are a few lines that stood out in a memorable year.

5. “We’ve been left behind since 1971.”

– Council hopeful Mike Bose (One Surrey), speaking at an all-candidates’ meeting at Shannon Hall. He was responding to a question on the future of the Cloverdale Fairgrounds, and pointed out that the original Cloverdale ice arena plan called for two sheets of ice and residents are still waiting.

4.  “As a teacher at Lord Tweedsmuir, I’m outraged that the same single sheet of ice and tiny outdoor Greenaway Pool remain the only places for our kids to swim or skate in Cloverdale all these decades later. Now that our unofficial mayor of Cloverdale Bill Reid has passed on, it’s time for all of us as Cloverdale residents to demand better. Disturbingly, it’s the kids in Cloverdale who are getting short shrift in terms of recreational facilities.”

– Walter Van Halst, a long-time local resident, teacher and rugby coach, in a Letter to the Editor in October.

3. “It’s not to say that the process of merging with the Vancouver Board of Trade is dead. It’s a pretty big decision and we want to make sure we thoroughly go through the process of making sure the members are informed.”

– Brock Lazaruk, acting president of the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce, after a vote on whether to join forces with the Vancouver Board of Trade is called off.

2. “Even though it is apparently a non-profit society, it bothers me that it isn’t clear that they are asking people to donate food which will then be re-sold.”

– Cloverdale resident Helen Torrance, questioning why a non-profit society that collects food donations in her  neighbourhood and issued an urgent appeal didn’t mention the fact that the FairShare Food Services Society operates a store that sells food at a discount to members.

1. “They say all good things must come to an end. On August 2nd, 1996, we began running the Clova Cinema. It has been a wonderful and joyous 17 plus years, with many memories, thanks to all of you supportive patrons. Sometime this year, the curtain will draw and the show will end for good.”

– Clova Cinema owner/operator Craig Burghardt delivers the bad news to loyal customers via the March 10, 2014 newsletter, titled The End of an Era.

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