Public memorial for Bill Reid planned in Cloverdale

A community celebration of Bill Reid's life is planned for this Saturday at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre.

Bill Reid

A community celebration of Bill Reid’s life is planned for this Saturday at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre.

News of Reid’s passing two weeks ago sparked an outpouring of tributes from politicians, business leaders and community members.

Reid was named Surrey’s Good Citizen of the Year in April in recognition of his 50 years in public service, from Delta alderman, White Rock-Surrey MLA, minister of tourism, and, more recently, executive director of the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce, where he was a tireless champion for a broad range of causes, from anti-crime initiatives and heritage to homelessness, and improving the local business climate.

The public memorial for Reid starts at 12 p.m., Saturday, June 15 at the Cloverdale Rec Centre, 6188 176 Street.

A reception and refreshments to follow. Everyone is welcome.

In lieu of flowers, Reid’s family has asked that donations be made to the CH.I.L.D. Foundation and the Launching Pad Recovery Society.

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