CLOVERDALE — Organizers of Surrey Night Market are not letting the destruction from last year’s storm dampen their spirits.
They’re busy preparing for a return to the Cloverdale Fairgrounds, from June 3 to Aug. 14 this year.
Director Satbir Cheema thanked the community for its support after the devastation (pictured).
“The overwhelming support and good wishes offered by the community after last year’s monstrous storm has doubled our resolve to return for a third season,” said Cheema.
“We are humbled by the support that the community showed us last year and as a gesture of goodwill we would like to give a platform to non-profits to help them raise funds for their causes.”
New will be a “strong community and social perspective” with tents for non-profits and charities. The groups will be able to set up a beer garden to raise funds, according to a release.
Food, merchandise, rides, games and entertainment will return to the family-friendly multicultural market, which will run on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 11 p.m. and on Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds, at 17726 62nd Ave. Parking will be free.
During the 2016 season, the following patrons will get free entry into the night market.
- Families of all Canadian Forces personnel and Veterans
- Children less than 48 inches in height when accompanied by their families
- Residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities when coming as a group
- Wheelchair borne persons and their attendants
- Seniors over 65 years with proper ID
- In addition, anyone bringing a non-perishable food item or a new toy will be allowed free access and all collected items will be donated to the local food banks or charities