THREE THINGS TO DO: Rugged Maniac, ‘Fun in Surrey’ and Fibre Arts fest

A weekly summary of notable things happening in the Surrey area

Some hot obstacles are part of this weekend's Rugged Maniac event in Cloverdale.

1. Close to 4,000 racers and 1,000 spectators are expected for this year’s Rugged Maniac event, set for Saturday (Aug. 13) at Cloverdale Fairgrounds. More than two dozen obstacles – tunnels, trampolines, fire pits, a 50-foot waterslide and more – are part of the race, which includes a festival full of music, food and beer. Part proceeds from the event will be going to the Canucks For Kids Foundation. Check it out online at

2. Amrit Bains, a local musician best known for his upbeat songs about life in Surrey (including the TV news-worthy “Super Sweet City”), returns to the stage on Saturday evening (Aug. 13) with “Fun in Surrey,” the title of his concert at Surrey Arts Centre. Show time is 7 p.m. for the family-friendly performance, tickets for which are $10 via 604-501-5566 and

3. Demonstrations, displays, live music and crafts are featured at Surrey Museum’s Fibre Arts and Crafts Festival, on Saturday (Aug. 13) from 1 to 4 p.m. The free event will also involve a finger weaving exploration with Mechtild Morin, a visit by fashion historian Ivan Sayers and dog hair-spinning lessons from Philippa Joy. It all happens at 17710 56A Ave. For details visit


Just Posted

VIDEO: Surrey hair salon joins sustainability initiative

Hair can be used to create boom to clean up oil spills: Green Circle Salons

White Rock breaks temperature record

B.C. city was the hottest in all of Canada

South Surrey church members ‘praying for accused mother… for the whole process’

Lisa Batstone’s second-degree murder trial continues this week in B.C. Supreme Court

City will ask Fraser Health to remove pay parking at SMH, Surrey councillor says

Surrey’s new council has already made parking free on neighbouring city streets

VIDEO: Health and Technology District breaks ground on new building

City Centre 3 is the third of eight planned buildings: Lark Group

Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the leaders from the Pacific island nations on Saturday during the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea

BC Minister of Agriculture loses stepson to accidental overdose

Lana Popham announces death of her 23-year-old stepson, Dan Sealey

Canadian military’s template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff says that the military has to change because the very nature of warfare is changing, particularly when it comes to cyber-warfare

‘Toxic’ chosen as the Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Other top contenders for 2018 include ‘gaslighting’ and ‘techlash’

RCMP bust illegal B.C. cannabis lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

1 woman dead, man in hospital after ‘suspicious’ crash: police

Homicide investigators and Burnaby RCMP are investigating the fatal collision

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

5 B.C. cities break temperature records

Parts of B.C. remain warm, at 10 C, while others feeling chilly

Most Read