Government Funds for Cloverdale Community’s Growth and Enhancement


The future of agricultural innovation in Cloverdale shines brighter as significant funding of $1million has been secured for the Cloverdale  Agriplex Project. Now the community can witness a transformative force in shaping the future agriculture and resilient farming sectors for the years to come.

Click here to read more: Tourism_funding_April2023.pdf (


Government funding expands Cloverdale Community Kitchen in meal delivery to Seniors in Surrey. The government – funded expansion in providing essential meals to seniors is a considerate initiative, the Cloverdale Community Kitchen continues to serve.

Click here to read more: Wheeling in more meals for seniors in Surrey | BC Gov News

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Leadership in Zero Emission Vehicles Education boosted by Government Funding. With a keen focus on the future of transportation and ecological sustainability, the university is geared to equip students with the expertise required to excel in the ever-evolving automotive arena.

Find out more here:  KPU in next wave of zero emission vehicle training | 

Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Mike Starchuk at the Cloverdale Market Days -

Don’t forget!  There is one more Cloverdale Market Days, this year… (there won’t be one next weekend,  because of the Labour Day Long Weekend) …but hope to see you there, on September 16th!

For more details on Cloverdale Market Days, please click here:  Cloverdale Market Days



Welcome Summer

We had such a great time last month at the Cloverdale Market Days, that we are going to do it all again on Saturday June 24th 10:00am-3:00pm.

Cloverdale Market Days -  Cloverdale, BC - Cloverdale BIA - MLA Mike Starchuk - MikeStarchuk.comCome by our booth and make a cheerio bird feeder or enter for a chance to win two tickets to:
“Gone Country – Here For The Cure – Cancer Fundraiser”, at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, on July 22nd.

(Find out more about this awesome concert and fundraiser, here!)

So much to see, do and taste at the Cloverdale Market, all in the name of supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs. 

Click here for Cloverdale Market Days information.

We are looking for volunteers to help with community events! 

All ages and abilities welcome to join us and help make connections in our city.

For more information please email our office!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding a Provincial issue, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office at 778-571-5503 or by email to 


Beat The Heat This Weekend

As we approach the first warm weekend of the year, being prepared to deal with warmer than seasonal temperature is essential.  Here are some tips to beat the heat and safely enjoy the days ahead!

City scene on a very sunny day, with a thermometer that is showing high temperatures

Stay hydrated

  • Drink lots of water. Don’t wait until you are thirsty.
  • If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask about increasing the amount of water you can drink while the weather is hot.

Keep cool

  • Never leave children or pets alone in a parked car. Temperatures can rise to 52°C (125°F) within 20 minutes in an enclosed vehicle when the outside temperature is 34°C (93°F). Leaving the car windows slightly open or “cracked” will not keep the inside of the vehicle at a safe temperature.
  • Seek out an air-conditioned facility (shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant).
  • Use public splash pools, water parks or pools or take a cool bath or shower.
  • At extremely high temperatures, fans alone are not effective. Applying cool water mist or wet towels is a quick way to cool off.
  • Wear loose, light-weight clothing. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • At home: open windows, close shades, use an air conditioner (if you have one) and prepare meals that do not require an oven.
  • Avoid sunburn: stay in the shade and use sunscreen with SPF 15 or more.

Check-in on others

  • People living alone are at high risk of severe heat-related illness. Check regularly on older people, and those who are unable to leave their homes, for signs of heat-related illness.
  • Ask whether people know how to prevent heat-related illness and are doing the same.
  • If others are unwell, move them to a cool shady spot, help them get hydrated and call for medical assistance if appropriate.

Get informed

  • Listen to local news and weather channels
  • For more information on heat-related illness, call HealthLink BC at 811

For more information and tips, visit the BC Government Website here 

Don’t forget to support the Cloverdale Rodeo May 19th – 22nd and come check us out in the Parade!

Or visit our family friendly craft table on May 27th at Cloverdale Market Days  where you can plant your own sunflower and grow your own wildflowers!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding a Provincial issue, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office at 778-571-5503, or by email to

Mike Starchuk’s Community Stars – March 2023


MLA Mike Starchuk addressing the BCPFFA - March 2023 -

It was my honour to address the BC Professional Fire Fighters at the 12th Annual Robert E. Hall Legislative Conference on March 6th.  Cancer Screening for fire fighters and psychological safety training are always top of mind, as is paying respect to the BCPFFA members who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives to the communities they served in.

Mike’s Community Stars – Small Business Shout Out!

MLA Mike Starchuk's Community Stars - Just Cakes Bakeshop in Cloverdale -

MLA Mike Starchuk's Community Stars - Just Cakes Bakeshop in Cloverdale -

You can find Just Cakes Bakeshop, and all their many delicious offerings, in the heart of Cloverdale… Unit 103 – 17767 64 Ave, Surrey.  You can find them online, at Just Cakes Bakeshop (

Easter Colouring Contest

All entries must be returned in person, on or before March 31, 2023,
in order to be eligible for our participation loot bag.

Location: #104 17610 65A Avenue
Monday – Friday 9AM – 4PM 

Grand prize winners will be randomly selected and notified by email on April 11, 2023
All ages, one entry per child
To access our online contest image click here 

Around Town Calendar of Events

  • March 24 & 25 – Fibres West 2023 – Cloverdale Agriplex

Fibres West is Western Canada’s most varied and longest-running Fibre Arts Trade Show. The event will showcase weaving, spinning, felting, knitting, rug hooking, lace making, embellishment, dyeing, carding, fiber guilds, clubs, local teachers, and more. Find out more at Fibres West (

  • March 25 – Celtic Fest – Museum of Surrey

Get your Celtic on! Be entertained by Celtic music and dancing, explore community group booths, and learn about the Celtic community in British Columbia.  Find out more at Celtic Fest (

  • March 24 – Coffee and Conversation with Mike Starchuk – Surrey-Cloverdale MLA
Coffee And Conversation With MLA Mike Starchuk - Hosted by The Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce -  

The Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce invites you to join Mike Starchuk, MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale for an intimate gathering with discussion on local issues.  This is an opportunity to have your comments heard, questions answered and listen to what your local representative is currently working on in your community.

Admission is free, but seating is limited, so please reserve your spot today, at

Friday March 24, from 5:00 to 6:00 PM at 5738 176th Street, Cloverdale

Community Quick Links & Resources  

Province of BC 
City of Surrey
Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce
Sources Community Resource Centre 
Call 811 for free of charge Provincial health and information 
Call 211 for a free confidential multilingual service that provides resources for assistance
For non emergency health information and advice click here 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding a Provincial issue, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office at 778-571-5503, or by email to

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Looking Ahead To 2023, With A Review of 2022

The start of a New Year is a chance to reflect on what we accomplished in the last 12 months and look ahead to our goals and plans for the next 12.

As a province, we faced a fair number of challenges in 2022 and as your provincial government, we worked hard to tackle them.

While COVID-19 and the drug toxicity crisis put increased strain on our healthcare system, we took action to strengthen it. A new payment model for family doctors will help keep more physicians in family practices and clinics. And we are making it easier for nurses and doctors who got their education abroad to be able to work in our healthcare system and help patients. We’re also building a new medical school at SFU in Surrey, to train more doctors who will practice in the province.

Being able to find affordable housing is a top concern for many British Columbians. In addition to building hundreds of new affordable rental homes across the province and opening up more vacant condos for rent, we introduced a homebuyer protection period, which came into effect at the start of 2023.

The other top concern I hear from people is about ensuring everyone in their community is safe. In 2022, we invested $230 million towards strengthening rural and specialized police teams over the next three years. We secured a commitment from the federal government to address bail provisions to prevent repeat offenses.

As we begin 2023, we are working on even more steps to make our province a better place for people to live.

On January 31, the decriminalization of adults who possess small amounts of illegal drugs for personal use will take effect. Health Canada has granted B.C. an exemption for three years. This move is expected to help reduce the stigma of drug addiction and make it easier for drug users to get support, including substance use treatment. It will remain illegal for youth to possess drugs, or for anyone to sell drugs or have large quantities.

We are also starting the year with two brand-new, stand-alone ministers to tackle two pressing issues that were formerly part of other larger ministries.

The Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness will be dedicated to preparing for and managing our response to emergencies like floods, storms and earthquakes, which we know will become more frequent as we adapt to climate change.

The new Minister of Housing will be tasked with building more affordable housing for individuals, families and seniors, as well as helping communities better regulate short-term rentals, and fighting the increased costs caused by short-term flipping.

2023 is sure to bring us new challenges, as well as new opportunities. I am looking forward to continuing to serve British Columbians, and working alongside my colleagues and the people of this province to make it a better place to live.

  ~ Mike Starchuk – MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale


(Originally posted, as an OP-ED, in the CFJC Online Edition)


Fiery Feast with BC NDP Stars

Fiery Feast with BC NDP Stars

Tuesday, May 24th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Surrey Firefighters Union Hall (Local 1271)
18922 88 Ave
Surrey, British Columbia V4N 5T2

The Surrey-Cloverdale BC NDP is proud to present our first in person event of the year! Join us at the Surrey Firefighter’s Union Hall for a feast of delicious Indian fare and chat with your superSTAR MLAs Mike STARchuk, Minister Harry Bains and Minister Ravi Kahlon. Your feast features a three course menu with a variety of both meat and vegetarian delicacies.
Dinner will begin with appetizers, featuring assorted pakore, tandoori specialties, and stuffed naan.
For the main course, we will be serving up local favourites like butter chicken, chana masala, lamb vindaloo and bhindi masala expertly paired with jeera rice, a mix of salads and flatbreads.
To close, each guest will be served hot gulab jamun, glazed with a warm syrup.
Masala chai will be available throughout your meal. All guests must provide proof of vaccination as per provincial health orders.


Regular admission – $175

Friends of Mike – $300

*Please note that we can only accept contributions for this event from individuals. If you have any questions, wish to pay by cheque or are a member of the Leader’s Circle, contact June Liu at or 604.430.8600 x244.