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!
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,
Location: #104 17610 65A Avenue
Grand prize winners will be randomly selected and notified by email on April 11, 2023
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
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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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.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing, visiting and hearing from you in the near future.
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.