Mike Walz (right) and his daughter-on-a-stick Alivia

Kudos to flood of volunteers

Jas Singh had the brilliant idea to flood his fields (with the help of the Surrey Fire Department) to make an outdoor skating rink.

I just wanted to say how grateful I am to live in a community where we can count on local companies to step up and help those in need.

This past weekend, Jas Singh from God’s Little Acre Farm in Cloverdale (a farm that grows produce for food banks and soup kitchens as well as fundraisers for local schools), had the brilliant idea to flood his fields (with the help of the Surrey Fire Department) to make an outdoor skating rink.

He then invited everyone to come down and enjoy a truly Canadian experience rarely found in the Lower Mainland.

Jas did this as a fundraiser to help cover the costs of next year’s seeds. The only problem was ice skates – not everyone has skates.

Thankfully the amazing staff at Sports Replay in Langley stepped up and within hours of getting the phone call were at the farm with skates for all that needed them.

And what about lighting?

You can’t skate in the pitch black.

Not to worry, the generous staff at United Rentals came out and set up some industrial lighting allowing for the community to enjoy skating under the stars.

We should count ourselves lucky when local companies will help those in need with just a moment’s notice.

Thank you Jas Singh, the folks at Sports Replay and United Rentals, and all that came for a skate for being the catalyst of good in our society.


Katrina Quinn

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