Cloverdale Rodeo

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

 

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

 

A barrel racer is seen at the Cloverdale Rodeo. (Photo courtesy Cloverdale Rodeo)

Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair postponed until later in 2021

Rodeo president say both public safety related to the pandemic and the removal of border restrictions will determine new date

 

Cloverdale’s Hawthorne Square is seen on Feb. 16, 2021. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Commissioner for heritage advisory committee opposes renaming Hawthorne Square

Michael Gibbs supports recognition of Will Senger

Cloverdale’s Hawthorne Square is seen on Feb. 16, 2021. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
People walk through Hawthorne Square Feb. 3. A group from the Cloverdale Rodeo, including president Shannon Claypool, would like to see the square renamed Will Senger Square. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

UPDATE: Group advocates changing name of Hawthorne Square to Will Senger Square

Cloverdale BIA wants Hawthorne Square revitalized

People walk through Hawthorne Square Feb. 3. A group from the Cloverdale Rodeo, including president Shannon Claypool, would like to see the square renamed Will Senger Square. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Fresh Air Cinema will be showing two drive-in movies in Cloverdale on July 17 and 18. (Photo: Fresh Air Cinema/Facebook)

Drive-in movies coming to Cloverdale

Dolittle, Trolls World Tour playing one night each at rodeo grounds

Fresh Air Cinema will be showing two drive-in movies in Cloverdale on July 17 and 18. (Photo: Fresh Air Cinema/Facebook)
Alan Clegg sits down for a chat with the Cloverdale Reporter. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Surrey’s Alan Clegg sits down for a socially-distanced chat about his life in Cloverdale over the years

Clegg chats about his time as a volunteer firefighter, 1962’s Typhoon Freda, and how he’s been holding up during COVID-19

Alan Clegg sits down for a chat with the Cloverdale Reporter. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Amateur skater Yuzuki Kawasaki, 8, competes at the 2017 World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboard Championships. (File photo)

World freestyle skateboarding contest goes from Cloverdale to online

Event, typically held during rodeo weekend, was revamped due to pandemic, say organizers

Amateur skater Yuzuki Kawasaki, 8, competes at the 2017 World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboard Championships. (File photo)
From left: Sage Kimzel during his prize-winning ride on Sick Rhymes during the Cloverdale Rodeo in 2019. (Photo: Grace Kennedy) A Clovie award. Cloverdale Market Days is seen in 2019. (Photo: Ryan Alexander McLeod)

No decision on postponing Cloverdale Rodeo yet or Cloverdale Market Days; Clovies postponed

Scott Wheatley postpones annual Clovie Awards; Rodeo and Market Days still up in the air

From left: Sage Kimzel during his prize-winning ride on Sick Rhymes during the Cloverdale Rodeo in 2019. (Photo: Grace Kennedy) A Clovie award. Cloverdale Market Days is seen in 2019. (Photo: Ryan Alexander McLeod)
Bareback rider Shawn Perkins competes in the 2019 Cloverdale Rodeo. (Ryan McLeod)

2019 Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair Round-Up

Looking back on the community events, rodeo and country fair that took place over May long weekend

Bareback rider Shawn Perkins competes in the 2019 Cloverdale Rodeo. (Ryan McLeod)
Isamu Yamamoto won the World Round-Up Freestyle Skateboarding Championships using not one but two skateboards. (Submitted)

‘It’s a game changer’: 15-year-old wins professional skateboarding contest on two skateboards

‘No one has ever seen it before’ said producer of Cloverdale contest

Isamu Yamamoto won the World Round-Up Freestyle Skateboarding Championships using not one but two skateboards. (Submitted)
Cloverdale Baptist Church had one of the most colourful entries of the 2019 Cloverdale Rodeo Parade. (Samantha Anderson)

GALLERY: Cloverdale Rodeo Parade brings thousands through the town centre

From ponies to hot rods, the 73rd annual parade had it all

Cloverdale Baptist Church had one of the most colourful entries of the 2019 Cloverdale Rodeo Parade. (Samantha Anderson)
Heather Crowley in barrel racing at the 2018 Cloverdale Rodeo. (Ryan McLeod)

Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair returns

$300K in prizes, carnival rides, country music and more planned for this year’s rodeo

Heather Crowley in barrel racing at the 2018 Cloverdale Rodeo. (Ryan McLeod)
GALLERY: Beds race down Cloverdale street in annual rodeo kick-off

GALLERY: Beds race down Cloverdale street in annual rodeo kick-off

Crowds turn out on 176A Street to watch skateboard demos, bike parade and bed races

GALLERY: Beds race down Cloverdale street in annual rodeo kick-off
The Cloverdale Volunteer Fire Department’s annual comic entry in the rodeo parade was always a crowd favourite. (Dann family collection / Courtesy of Kathleen Dann Honey)

HISTORY: How the Cloverdale Rodeo Parade went from ‘small town’ to national news

Penny prizes, jade saddles and funny firemen were highlights of parades gone by

  • May 16, 2019
The Cloverdale Volunteer Fire Department’s annual comic entry in the rodeo parade was always a crowd favourite. (Dann family collection / Courtesy of Kathleen Dann Honey)
Vintage and collector vehicles are a favourite entry in the Cloverdale Rodeo Parade. (Samantha Anderson)

Rodeo parade to bring thousands to downtown Cloverdale

Skateboarder demos, marching bands, vintage vehicles and more

Vintage and collector vehicles are a favourite entry in the Cloverdale Rodeo Parade. (Samantha Anderson)
Kolby Wanchuk (right) with his dad Rick Wanchuk. (Submitted)

Kolby Wanchuk, childhood rodeo clown, returns to Cloverdale as saddle bronc rider

Kolby, now 22, first worked the Cloverdale Rodeo when he was two years old

Kolby Wanchuk (right) with his dad Rick Wanchuk. (Submitted)
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Warm up for rodeo at Cloverdale’s annual chili contest

Free chili, children’s events at Clover Square Mall on Friday

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The bed races are preceded by a skateboarding demonstration and the bike parade, which includes any vehicle on wheels, including wagons. (Samantha Anderson)

Cloverdale’s wacky, wonderful bed races to kick off rodeo weekend

Event has been a May long weekend cornerstone for 42 years

The bed races are preceded by a skateboarding demonstration and the bike parade, which includes any vehicle on wheels, including wagons. (Samantha Anderson)
Ryder Wright in saddle bronc at the Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo in Cloverdale, British Columbia, on May 20, 2018. (Ryan McLeod)

Saddle up: Cloverdale Rodeo returns this May long weekend

The 73rd annual rodeo, 131st annual country fair return to Cloverdale Fairgrounds this May

Ryder Wright in saddle bronc at the Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo in Cloverdale, British Columbia, on May 20, 2018. (Ryan McLeod)