Mike Starchuk’s Community Stars – March 2023


MLA Mike Starchuk addressing the BCPFFA - March 2023 - MikeStarchuk.com

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 - MikeStarchuk.com

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

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 (justcakesbc.com)

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 (fibre2fashion.com)

  • 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 (chatterblock.com)

  • 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 - MikeStarchuk.com  

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 http://www.cloverdalechamber.ca

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 Mike.Starchuk.MLA@leg.bc.ca

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Office Update

As we move into the second week of the first session of the 42nd Parliament, I’d like to update my Surrey-Cloverdale constituents of the progress of setting up and equipping a Constituency office.

As some of you may know, there has been a massive IT issue in the Legislature and they have been working around the clock to resolve these technical issues. All MLAs have their email up and running in some form, but the new MLA’s are in various states of operations.  Equipment (computers and phones) still have not arrived, which create a number of connectivity issues with using personal equipment to connect to constituents.

With regard to my office set up, I was not able to move into the former MLA office, as that lease arrangement had ceased. We have found some vacant space in a building near 64 Avenue and 176 Street. We have an office floor and design plan currently in the drawing stages, before it goes to the Legislature for approval. Once that is complete, we will be able to apply for a tenant improvement permit from the City of Surrey, and then work can begin.

With regards to the IT and equipment issues, the hope is to have the equipment here before Christmas. Once this is achieved, my Constituency Assistant (CA) will be able to begin the daunting task of creating a “system” to address the files that will be generated.

Members of the public have been very understanding with the technological challenges I am facing, in this transition, and your patience is greatly appreciated during these challenging times.

To contact me please go to the CONTACT page on this website, or you can visit my Government of BC page (my MLA info page).

Thank you and I look forward to seeing, visiting and hearing from you in the near future.

   ~ Mike

Mike Starchuk - Virtually signing the Oath of Allegiance to her Majesty the Queen - MikeStarchuk.com

Because of COVID, all Swearing-In Ceremonies were done virtually.

Here is me signing the Oath Of Alligiance,
and becoming the MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale, over Zoom,
on November, 24th, 2020.