Surrey residents turned out for the annual Clayton Neighborhood Competition in droves final weekend.
On a lovely, sunshine-filled Saturday (Might 11), households arrived at two neighbouring purchasing centres in Clayton Heights to participate within the free occasion.
Clayton Crossing and Hillcrest Village purchasing centres had been stuffed with dwell music, kid-friendly actions and giveaways.
The concept behind all of it, mentioned organizer Jen Temple, is “to carry the group collectively, and to provide again.”
Though Clayton is a neighbourhood inside Cloverdale, a lot of its residents really feel a disconnect with the city centre. The Clayton Neighborhood Competition initially began with the intent of connecting Clayton residents to Cloverdale’s largest occasion of the 12 months — the Cloverdale Rodeo and Nation Honest. The competition was billed as a kind of pre-rodeo “Occasion on the Hill.”
However within the years since that first competition, it has developed into its personal occasion.
It’s about showcasing what Surrey has as a metropolis, and within the Clayton group, mentioned Temple.
It brings companies along with residents, and, though the companies are actually inspired to indicate a little bit of what they do for the group, the occasion isn’t about creating wealth. Not one of the cubicles offered any merchandise, or made any income. Fairly, they featured a free, kid-friendly exercise comparable to face portray, video games or airbrush tattoos.
There was an impediment course, bouncy castles, skateboarding demonstrations, mini golf, airbrush tattoos, face portray and far, way more.
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The occasion included dwell music and dance performances. (Samantha Anderson)
Surrey RCMP members introduced out a automobile that children might try and take photos in. (Samantha Anderson)
Beckett Ferguson, who’s 4 and a half, tried out skateboarding at an indication by Surrey recreation centre workers. (Samantha Anderson)