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)
View of the newly constructed 1912 Municipal Hall at Highway 10 and 176A Street. The 1912 Hall is currently the home of the Surrey Archives. (Courtesy of the City of Surrey Archives / 180.1.95)

A Walk Through Time

A tour of Cloverdale’s historic heart

  • Jun 15, 2020
View of the newly constructed 1912 Municipal Hall at Highway 10 and 176A Street. The 1912 Hall is currently the home of the Surrey Archives. (Courtesy of the City of Surrey Archives / 180.1.95)
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)
The corgis often took breaks from the race to chase other competitors around the sodden arena. (Grace Kennedy/Cloverdale Reporter)

VIDEO: Corgis race in first-ever Cloverdale Rodeo competition

The event idea came from general manager Mike MacSorley, who is the proud owner of corgi racer Lou

The corgis often took breaks from the race to chase other competitors around the sodden arena. (Grace Kennedy/Cloverdale Reporter)
Caleb Bennett during his 93.5-point ride in the Cloverdale Rodeo finals Monday. (Grace Kennedy/Cloverdale Reporter)

Cloverdale Rodeo finals hand out $330K to champion riders

Bareback rider Caleb Bennet tied the arena’s record with a 93.5-point ride Monday

Caleb Bennett during his 93.5-point ride in the Cloverdale Rodeo finals Monday. (Grace Kennedy/Cloverdale Reporter)
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)
The midway’s colourful attractions. (Ankedo Zake)

GALLERY: Pig races, dinosaurs and lumberjacks at the 131st annual Cloverdale Country Fair

There’s lots to see and do at the Country Fair, on at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds until Monday evening

The midway’s colourful attractions. (Ankedo Zake)
Saddle bronc rider Chase Brooks in the Pool A opener at the Cloverdale Rodeo. (Ryan McLeod)

Saddle bronc rider earns highest score in Cloverdale Rodeo’s history

In 73 years, no one had achieved a 94 in saddle bronc —until last night

Saddle bronc rider Chase Brooks in the Pool A opener at the Cloverdale Rodeo. (Ryan McLeod)
The Agri-Fair brings all manner of animals to the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. (Ankedo Zake)

Agri-Fair continues a time-honoured Cloverdale tradition

The Agri-Fair, on now at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds, has been running for more than 130 years

The Agri-Fair brings all manner of animals to the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. (Ankedo Zake)
On rodeo weekend, country bands tune up for a good time in Cloverdale

On rodeo weekend, country bands tune up for a good time in Cloverdale

The Washboard Union, Kadooh and many others will be featured on multiple stages

On rodeo weekend, country bands tune up for a good time in Cloverdale
The 2019 Cloverdale Rodeo Parade saw thousands of spectators. (Samantha Anderson)

GALLERY: Cloverdale Rodeo Parade brings thousands through the town centre

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

The 2019 Cloverdale Rodeo Parade saw thousands of spectators. (Samantha Anderson)
Wacey Finkbeiner, from Medicine Hat, AB, took top spot in bull riding with an 88-point ride on Saturday afternoon. (Samantha Anderson)

GALLERY: Cloverdale Rodeo competition heats up

Pool B kicks off Saturday night, continues Sunday afternoon

Wacey Finkbeiner, from Medicine Hat, AB, took top spot in bull riding with an 88-point ride on Saturday afternoon. (Samantha Anderson)