Staff and board members of the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association (CREA) are mourning the loss of longtime Exhibition Association Chair Alice McKay.
McKay, who passed away August 25th, began her volunteer work for the organization in 1954.
“Alice was a driving force in the early days of the Association,” says CREA President Gerry Spielmacher. “Her dedication to this organization was recognized in the early 1990’s when we named one of our buildings in her honour. Alice continued working at the Rodeo and Exhibition until just a few years ago, and that’s indicative of her spirit and commitment to this community and this event. Our sincere condolences go out to her family.”
McKay, who was 93 years old, came to the Langley/Surrey area in 1918, and was a member of a prominent dairy farming family. She is survived by a son and daughter.