Community Events

I Gave Life

It took about 60 minutes to donate blood this afternoon.

I found out today… from Nancy… that it can take less time if you fill out the questionnaire on line and bring in your bar code to your appointment.

So before we get to our BC Day long weekend, book your appointment at https://myaccount.blood.ca/en/donate, fill out your questionnaire online, and come in.

You have the power to give life by donating blood.

#IGaveLife #ItsInYouToGive

I Gave Life - Mike Starchuk - MikeStarchuk.com

Surrey Urban Farmers Market

As the Chair of the Agriculture & Food Security Advisory Committee, I am delighted to support the 8th Annual Surrey Urban Farmers Market in the plaza of City Hall. There are approximately 30 local vendors on site, every week, who provide fresh, homemade, and locally grown and produced items for the public to purchase. This keeps our local economy “growing” (pun intended).

The Market runs through October 7th, every Wednesday, from 1 pm to 6 pm at City Hall.  Entertainment varies from week to week and there is plenty of space to enjoy yourself in the plaza. Nothing tastes better than produce that has just comes fresh from a farm where you know who grew it and how they grew it. Do you know where the fruit and vegetables you ate tonight came from? I do.

Please join me and others on Wednesdays. Help our Urban Farmers Market and keep the local economy going.

For more information about the Surrey Urban Farmers Market, and the vendors and entertainers participating, please visit the Surrey Market website, at: https://surreymarket.org/

 

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Surrey Urban Farmers Market at Surrey City Hall Plaza - MikeStarchuk.com Surrey Urban Farmers Market at Surrey City Hall Plaza - MikeStarchuk.com Surrey Urban Farmers Market at Surrey City Hall Plaza - MikeStarchuk.com
Enjoying the day at Surrey Urban Farmers Market at Surrey City Hall Plaza - MikeStarchuk.com Surrey Urban Farmers Market at Surrey City Hall Plaza - MikeStarchuk.com Enjoying the day at Surrey Urban Farmers Market at Surrey City Hall Plaza - MikeStarchuk.com
Mike with a vendor - Surrey Urban Farmers Market - MikeStarchuk.com Surrey Urban Farmers Market on City Hall plaza - MikeStarchuk.com Vendors at the Surrey Urban Farmers Market - MikeStarchuk.com
  Vendor and excited customer at the Surrey Urban Farmers Market - MikeStarchuk.com  

 

New Year’s Wishes

Happy New Year!

There are many people who make resolutions to change their behaviour on January 1 each year and I wish all of you good luck with yours. As well, may all of you have a happy and healthy year that can be spent with family and friends.

This year, my resolution, will be to participate more in events that improve some of the lives those here in Surrey. This year and hopefully for the years to come, I will share the events that I will be attending and or supporting, to see if we can do more to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, living in Surrey.

For those like myself who have real trees, come out to the 27th annual tree chip event at Newton Athletic Park January 3, 2015. Drop by, and have your tree chipped from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Surrey Fire Fighters' Charitable Society's 'Ignite A Dream' Event - MikeStarchuk.com On February 21, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Semiahmoo Shopping Center, the second annual ‘Ignite A Dream’ event takes place. The event includes wine tasting, culinary delights and musical entertainment.  Last year, at the inaugural event, $3000.00 scholarships were awarded to five Surrey students, who set examples on how to overcome adversity with hard work and dedication. This year let’s try to set the bar higher, and see can sell this event out, and be able to award a greater number of scholarships to Surrey students this year.

Here is a poster for the event, with the details, and how you can be involved: Dream Poster

 

 

Cloverdale Cenotaph Remembrance Service

An amazing and moving Remembrance Day ceremony today, at the Cloverdale Cenotaph.

Kudos to the organizers!

Everything went off perfectly, right down to the crisp, clear weather!

Honoured to be asked to help with the wreath laying, on behalf of Surrey Fire Fighters – Local 1271.

#LestWeForget

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Mike Starchuk, after the Wreath Laying ceremony, at Cloverdale Cenotaph, on Remembrance Day Mike Starchuk - Retired Surrey Fire Fighter - Running for Surrey City Council Fly over, at the Remembrance Day ceremony, at the Cenotaph in Cloverdale
Honoured to be at the Cloverdale Cenotaph with Surrey Fire Fighter - Local1271 Brothers, for Remembrance Day Mike and his son, after the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cloverdale Cenotaph - MikeStarchuk.com Pleased to meet Robert, a distinguished veteran, and proud father of a fellow Surrey Fire Fighter, Chris Fraser - MikeStarchuk.com
Mike & Ryan - MikeStarchuk.com Fly over, at the Remembrance Day ceremony, at the Cenotaph in Cloverdale - MikeStarchuk.com Honoured to be at the Cloverdale Cenotaph with Surrey Fire Fighter - Local1271 Brothers, for Remembrance Day - MikeStarchuk.com
Honoured to be at the Cloverdale Cenotaph with Surrey Fire Fighter - Local1271 Brothers, for Remembrance Day - MikeStarchuk.com Honoured to be at the Cloverdale Cenotaph with Surrey Fire Fighter - Local1271 Brothers, for Remembrance Day - MikeStarchuk.com Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cloverdale Cenotaph - Mike Starchuk placing his poppy on the Surrey Fire Fighters' wreath - MikeStarchuk.com
Mike Starchuk - Remembrance Day Service - With Local 1271 Brothers - Cloverdale Cenotaph Poppy - Remembrance Day - MikeStarchuk.com  

 

 

Downtown Surrey BIA – All Candidates Meeting

Last night, at the Surrey SFU Campus, the Downtown Surrey BIA, hosted an All Candidates Meeting for Surrey Council Candidates.

Mike Starchuk and the Surrey First Team were all there, and here are some photos and highlights from Mike’s speeches:

 

Surrey First Candidates Vera LeFranc, Judy Villeneuve and Mike Starchuk, with Surrey Fire Fighters and Surrey First supporters (in the background) at the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Surrey Fire Fighters and Surrey First supporters at the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Surrey Fire Fighters and Surrey First supporters at the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com The Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com

 

“…growing seniors groups are valued, protected and cherished for ideas that they bring forward.”

 ~ Mike Starchuk – Surrey First Candidate

 

Mike Starchuk - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Mike Starchuk - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Mike Starchuk - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Mike Starchuk - sharing his views and opinions, at the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting - MikeStarchuk.com

 

“…recovery houses are a priority… and regarding unregistered recovery homes, we need to ensure those in need of treatment, are given the help they need.”

  ~ Mike Starchuk – Surrey First Candidate

 

Dave Woods - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com  Barbara Steele - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Mary Martin - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Vera LeFranc - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com
Tom Gill - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Bruce Hayne - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Judy Villeneuve - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Surrey Fire Fighters and Surrey First supporters at the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com

 

“…in order to be successful with schools, you have to have a successful school board.”

  ~ Mike Starchuk – Surrey First Candidate

 

Mike Starchuk - sharing his views and opinions, at the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting - MikeStarchuk.com Mike Starchuk sharing a smile and the mic, with an opponent, at the Downtown BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com   Elect Mike Starchuk to Surrey City Council - Mike Starchuk Surrey - MikeStarchuk.com  

 

 “I don’t want to be part of a fractured council, I want to move forward as a team”

  ~ Mike Starchuk – Surrey First Candidate

 

Surrey First Team - Linda Hepner, Tom Gill, Bruce Hayne, Mary Martin, Barbara Steele, Judy Villeneuve, Vera LeFranc, Mike Starchuk, Dave Woods – posing with supporters after the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Debate, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Surrey First Team - Linda Hepner, Tom Gill, Bruce Hayne, Mary Martin, Barbara Steele, Judy Villeneuve, Vera LeFranc, Mike Starchuk, Dave Woods – posing with supporters after the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Debate, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Mike Starchuk - Surrey First Candidate, speaking with Surrey voters after the Downtown Surrey BIA All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Mike Starchuk - Surrey First Candidate, speaking with Surrey voters after the Downtown Surrey BIA All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com