Cloverdale Legion

Kevin Wise helps his father Reginald Wise, 96, lay a wreath at the Cloverdale Cenotaph Aug. 19, 2021—the 79th anniversary of the Dieppe raid in World War II. Wise, a WWII veteran, laid the wreath to honour the men who died during the raid. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale veteran observes 79th anniversary of Dieppe raid

Reginald Wise, 96, lays a wreath at the Cloverdale Cenotaph in memory of soldiers who died at Dieppe

 

Gerry Vowles (left), Michael Cook, and Dave Sinclair were awarded “Dominion Command Presidential Citations” June 17 in Cloverdale. The rare awards were given out for “exemplary service to the Legion.” (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Three B.C. legionnaires awarded ‘Presidential Citations’

Ceremony took place in Cloverdale June 17

 

Sign shows reopening-weekend events at Cloverdale Legion in 2016. (File photo)

Royal Canadian Legion ‘thankful’ for $1.5M in B.C. gov’t aid

Legion branches in B.C. have been navigating the current economic crisis

 

Teresa Troock (right) presents an oversized cheque for $1,000 to the Earle Fraser, chair of the Legion Poppy Fund. (Photo: Submitted)

Teresa Troock donates $1,000 to Legion’s poppy fund

Oversized cheque for oversized donation

Teresa Troock (right) presents an oversized cheque for $1,000 to the Earle Fraser, chair of the Legion Poppy Fund. (Photo: Submitted)
More than 100 people turned out on Sept. 16 to participate in the 2018 Cloverdale Terry Fox Run. (Marilyn Chepil)                                More than 100 people turned out on Sept. 16 to participate in the 2018 Cloverdale Terry Fox Run. (Marilyn Chepil)

Cloverdale’s Terry Fox Run this weekend

Annual event raises tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research

  • Sep 9, 2019
More than 100 people turned out on Sept. 16 to participate in the 2018 Cloverdale Terry Fox Run. (Marilyn Chepil)                                More than 100 people turned out on Sept. 16 to participate in the 2018 Cloverdale Terry Fox Run. (Marilyn Chepil)
From left: LA Vice President Sheryl Stuart, Surrey Memorial Hospital’s Yolanda Bouwman, and LA President Zandra Kilroe.

Cloverdale Ladies Auxiliary gives back to community organizations, students

Over five years, Ladies Auxiliary has given $390K to Cloverdale

From left: LA Vice President Sheryl Stuart, Surrey Memorial Hospital’s Yolanda Bouwman, and LA President Zandra Kilroe.
A Soviet-era tank crushes a car at the Cloverdale Legion at the 2018 open house. (Kieran O’Connor)
A Soviet-era tank crushes a car at the Cloverdale Legion at the 2018 open house. (Kieran O’Connor)
Dollie Greensides listens to past-president Jan Campbell-Brewer speak of her 60 years of service at the Cloverdale Ladies Auxiliary. Sergeant-at-arms Ginette Grenier stands to her right. (Samantha Anderson)

Cloverdale Ladies Auxiliary honours the ‘notorious’ work of 60-year member

Dollie Greensides has been a member of the Cloverdale L.A. since 1960

Dollie Greensides listens to past-president Jan Campbell-Brewer speak of her 60 years of service at the Cloverdale Ladies Auxiliary. Sergeant-at-arms Ginette Grenier stands to her right. (Samantha Anderson)
Back row, from left: Chris Mulat, Marilyn Chepil, Miriam Shenouda, Michelle Whitehouse, Deb van den Boogaard, Tracy Cudmore, Pam Cole, Yolanda Bouwman and Don McPhadyen. Front row, from left: Emma Thornton, Amber McDonald and Kennedy Hoven. (Samantha Anderson)

Cloverdale Ladies Auxiliary awards $20,000 to community organizations, students

Annual ceremony supports youth, charities and essential services

Back row, from left: Chris Mulat, Marilyn Chepil, Miriam Shenouda, Michelle Whitehouse, Deb van den Boogaard, Tracy Cudmore, Pam Cole, Yolanda Bouwman and Don McPhadyen. Front row, from left: Emma Thornton, Amber McDonald and Kennedy Hoven. (Samantha Anderson)
A 38-tonne, Soviet-era T-55 tank will be at the Cloverdale Legion during the open house, and it will be crushing three cars throughout the day. (File)

Cloverdale Legion will crush cars with a tank at open house

Soviet-era tank, vintage biplane and more at upcoming open house

A 38-tonne, Soviet-era T-55 tank will be at the Cloverdale Legion during the open house, and it will be crushing three cars throughout the day. (File)
The 2277 Seaforth Highlanders of Canada cadet corps hosts a reenactment of the Ortona Christmas Dinner of 1943 every December. (Phil Edge)

Langley cadets honour Ortona battle with annual Christmas dinner

Remembrances and good cheer at 16th-annual reenactment of 1943 Ortona Christmas Dinner in Cloverdale

The 2277 Seaforth Highlanders of Canada cadet corps hosts a reenactment of the Ortona Christmas Dinner of 1943 every December. (Phil Edge)
The Victoria Day weekend unveiling of the Cloverdale Cenotaph drew quite the crowd. (City of Surrey Archives / 40.5.11)

HISTORY: Cloverdale Cenotaph holds nearly a century of memories

Each of the Surrey residents memoralized in the square have their own story to tell

  • Nov 14, 2017
The Victoria Day weekend unveiling of the Cloverdale Cenotaph drew quite the crowd. (City of Surrey Archives / 40.5.11)
Surrey Remembers ceremony, Nov. 11, 2017. (Sam Anderson)

VIDEO: Hundreds gather at Cloverdale Cenotaph for Surrey Remembers ceremony

Veteran’s square fills with community members for annual Remembrance Day service

Surrey Remembers ceremony, Nov. 11, 2017. (Sam Anderson)
Second World War Green Beret Reginald Wise, pictured here at Cloverdale’s Remembrance Day ceremony in 2015. (Jennifer Lang)

Cloverdale veteran shares the ‘truth’ behind Dieppe

Reg Wise comes forward to share his story, 75 years later

Second World War Green Beret Reginald Wise, pictured here at Cloverdale’s Remembrance Day ceremony in 2015. (Jennifer Lang)
Tyler Chambers (red) takes on Matt Hellyar (blue) during Boxing at the Legion in Cloverdale on Sunday, October 1st, 2017. Chambers won by a first-round TKO. (Trevor Beggs)

Chambers’ knockout highlights Boxing at the Legion

Legion members hope the successful event spurs boxing events in other legions across B.C.

Tyler Chambers (red) takes on Matt Hellyar (blue) during Boxing at the Legion in Cloverdale on Sunday, October 1st, 2017. Chambers won by a first-round TKO. (Trevor Beggs)
Fight Night at the Legion

Fight Night at the Legion

The Cloverdale Legion will host a boxing event in conjunction with the Port Kells Boxing Club.

  • Sep 27, 2017
Fight Night at the Legion
Running to the finish line at the 2017 Cloverdale Terry Fox Run. (Sam Anderson)

VIDEO: ‘Terry Fox is my hero’: Cloverdale’s Terry Fox Run takes off in town centre

What Terry Fox’s legacy means today, and how one man is working to bring the run to Australia

Running to the finish line at the 2017 Cloverdale Terry Fox Run. (Sam Anderson)
Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)

Terry Fox’s story through the eyes of his younger brother, Darrell Fox

Darrell Fox will join Cloverdale’s Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)
Amos Ferguson Society representative Don McPhadyen accepts $1,000 from LA president Marilyn Chepil. (Sam Anderson)

Cloverdale Ladies’ Auxiliary awards $19,000 to community members, organizations

Third-annual donation ceremony gives funds to firefighters, students and many more

Amos Ferguson Society representative Don McPhadyen accepts $1,000 from LA president Marilyn Chepil. (Sam Anderson)
The Market Day scheduled for June 24 will have two stages featuring live entertainment, more than 100 vendors, food trucks, free kids activities and more. (Sam Anderson)

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Cloverdale events this June 24 weekend

Live entertainment, food trucks, WWII vehicle displays and more in this week’s weekend guide.

The Market Day scheduled for June 24 will have two stages featuring live entertainment, more than 100 vendors, food trucks, free kids activities and more. (Sam Anderson)