Cloverdale Fairgrounds

Shannon Hall is seen on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in 2021. The Cloverdale Rodeo Exhibition Association held a general meeting in Shannon Hall Sept. 1 after more than 10 per cent of the membership signed a petition calling on the Board to hold a special assembly to update them on a number of items. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Rodeo Association says City of Surrey owes it north of $400,000

Association updates membership about human rights complaint and other things at special meeting

 

Yogesh Bansal walks into the Cloverdale Rodeo Association offices on the Fairgrounds. Bansal, the controller for the Cloverdale Rodeo and a South Asian, said the allegations of anti-South Asian racism being levelled against the former Rodeo GM Mike MacSorely are “absolutely not true.” (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Racism allegations hard to believe say three South Asians with ties to Rodeo

Rodeo employee, contractor, business owner speak out against allegations of racism levelled at former GM MacSorley

 

Jim Burke (left) and Brent Hill practice at Fraser Downs March 4, 2021. A press release issued Aug. 6 noted the B.C. Government has agreed to provide both Harness Racing BC (HRBC) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of BC (HBPA) with a $3 million grant for 2021. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Government provides $3M in funding for horse racing in B.C.

Harness Racing could return to Fraser Downs as early as third week of September

 

The Cloverdale Rodeo’s office is seen in the Alice McKay building on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds July 14, 2021. Allegations the Rodeo’s board failed to act to protect workers and volunteers from harassment by ex-GM Mike MacSorley were brought to light July 13 after a “complaint” was filed with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Rodeo Association addresses Human Rights complaint

‘We want to ensure those employees and volunteers experience a respectful and inclusive environment’, says Rich Kitos

The Cloverdale Rodeo’s office is seen in the Alice McKay building on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds July 14, 2021. Allegations the Rodeo’s board failed to act to protect workers and volunteers from harassment by ex-GM Mike MacSorley were brought to light July 13 after a “complaint” was filed with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Map of the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. (Image via City of Surrey)

Cloverdale Rodeo Association will no longer run Fairgrounds

City of Surrey to take over Cloverdale Fairgrounds operation

Map of the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. (Image via City of Surrey)
Michael Worth, GM for Elements Casino Surrey, sits between new plastic barriers at a Blackjack table with card dealer Eric Huynh in the casino July 2. As part of their provincial reopening plan, casinos have had to erect barriers for both table games and slot machines. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Elements Casino opened July 1

Most B.C. casinos welcomed gamers back on Canada Day

Michael Worth, GM for Elements Casino Surrey, sits between new plastic barriers at a Blackjack table with card dealer Eric Huynh in the casino July 2. As part of their provincial reopening plan, casinos have had to erect barriers for both table games and slot machines. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The Cloverdale Flea Market reopened June 20 for the first time in seven months. The market is now open Sundays from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

PICTURES: Cloverdale Flea Market reopens

Market was closed for seven months

The Cloverdale Flea Market reopened June 20 for the first time in seven months. The market is now open Sundays from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
Outdoor vendors at the Cloverdale Flea Market are seen in this bird’s eye view image from the flea market’s Facebook page.

Cloverdale Flea Market to reopen

Market to open June 20 after being closed since Nov. 2020

Outdoor vendors at the Cloverdale Flea Market are seen in this bird’s eye view image from the flea market’s Facebook page.
Visitors tour the BC Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale at the 2018 Surrey Doors Open. (Samantha Anderson)

Cloverdale’s truck museum to reopen

B.C. Vintage Truck Museum set to open its doors June 19

Visitors tour the BC Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale at the 2018 Surrey Doors Open. (Samantha Anderson)
Old trucks are seen in the yard at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale June 14, 2021. The Museum is reopening June 19 after a seven-month COVID closure. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale’s truck museum to reopen

B.C. Vintage Truck Museum set to open its doors June 19

Old trucks are seen in the yard at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale June 14, 2021. The Museum is reopening June 19 after a seven-month COVID closure. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Shannon Claypool, president of the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association, stands outside the Cloverdale Rec. Centre. The rec. centre has been set up as a mass vaccination site by Fraser Health and the Association has decided to cancel the rodeo in order to offer the fairgrounds for public parking. (Submitted)

Second year in a row it’ll be quiet on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds over May Long Weekend

Shannon Claypool says planning for next year is already underway

Shannon Claypool, president of the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association, stands outside the Cloverdale Rec. Centre. The rec. centre has been set up as a mass vaccination site by Fraser Health and the Association has decided to cancel the rodeo in order to offer the fairgrounds for public parking. (Submitted)
A horse and driver cruise around the track at Fraser Downs in Cloverdale Sept. 14, 2020 amid smoke from U.S. forest fires. Harness Racing B.C. announced it’s halting the spring season two weeks early because of a lack of money and says racing won’t continue in September without and influx of cash. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Harness racing suspended at Fraser Downs

Spring season ends early, 135 workers out of jobs

A horse and driver cruise around the track at Fraser Downs in Cloverdale Sept. 14, 2020 amid smoke from U.S. forest fires. Harness Racing B.C. announced it’s halting the spring season two weeks early because of a lack of money and says racing won’t continue in September without and influx of cash. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Shannon Claypool, president of the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association, stands outside the Cloverdale Rec. Centre. The rec. centre has been set up as a mass vaccination site by Fraser Health and the Association has decided to cancel the rodeo in order to offer the fairgrounds for public parking. (Submitted)

Cloverdale Rodeo cancelled

Fairgrounds to be used as public parking for mass vaccination site at Cloverdale Rec. Centre

Shannon Claypool, president of the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association, stands outside the Cloverdale Rec. Centre. The rec. centre has been set up as a mass vaccination site by Fraser Health and the Association has decided to cancel the rodeo in order to offer the fairgrounds for public parking. (Submitted)
Jim Burke (left) and Brent Hill practice at Fraser Downs March 4. The future of horse racing in B.C. is now in doubt after the NDP Government denied the horse racing industry’s yearly funding grant application. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Harness racing may not continue after April 30

Funding request denied by B.C. Government

Jim Burke (left) and Brent Hill practice at Fraser Downs March 4. The future of horse racing in B.C. is now in doubt after the NDP Government denied the horse racing industry’s yearly funding grant application. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Mike MacSorley, former general manager of Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association. (File photo)

Mike MacSorley no longer general manager of the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association

Shannon Claypool and the City of Surrey’s Kelsey Swanson to fill in temporarily

Mike MacSorley, former general manager of Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association. (File photo)
Trucks roll through Cloverdale Dec. 1, 2019 for the 14th annual Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. (Photos: Olivia Johnson)

There will be no drive-thru Surrey Santa Parade of Lights

‘Once again the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another victim’, Orazietti

Trucks roll through Cloverdale Dec. 1, 2019 for the 14th annual Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. (Photos: Olivia Johnson)
Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in Superman and Lois (2020). (Image courtesy of Warner Bros.)

Superman returns

Massive set to be constructed on Cloverdale Fairgrounds

Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in Superman and Lois (2020). (Image courtesy of Warner Bros.)
A drive-thru event hosted by Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival in Langley in June. (File photo: Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)
A drive-thru event hosted by Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival in Langley in June. (File photo: Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)
A horse and driver cruise around the track at Fraser Downs in Cloverdale Sept. 14, 2020 amid smoke from U.S. forest fires. The start of the harness racing season has been delayed until Sept. 30. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Harness racing at Cloverdale’s Fraser Downs delayed two weeks

Surrey track to host live racing again come Sept. 30

A horse and driver cruise around the track at Fraser Downs in Cloverdale Sept. 14, 2020 amid smoke from U.S. forest fires. The start of the harness racing season has been delayed until Sept. 30. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
BC Vintage Truck Museum president Anna Dean drives a classic truck called the “Pink Lady.” Dean recently announced the truck museum would reopen to the public July 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cloverdale’s truck museum to reopen

BC Vintage Truck Museum set to open to public July 25

BC Vintage Truck Museum president Anna Dean drives a classic truck called the “Pink Lady.” Dean recently announced the truck museum would reopen to the public July 25. (Black Press Media file photo)