Cloverdale Rodeo

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

 

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

 

Mike MacSorley, former general manager of Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association. Allegations of systemic racism and sexism are being levelled at former GM. (File photo)

EXCLUSIVE: Sexism, systemic racism allegations levelled at Cloverdale rodeo association

Human rights complaint accuses former GM Mike MacSorley of abuse; alleges board failed to act

 

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)
Surrey students volunteer for the Cloverdale Rodeo in 2016. The Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation is again awarding scholarships to Surrey students who spend their time volunteering. The deadline for applications is May 21. (Photo submitted)

Thousands of dollars in scholarship money available to Surrey students

Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation offering scholarships, deadline is May 21

Surrey students volunteer for the Cloverdale Rodeo in 2016. The Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation is again awarding scholarships to Surrey students who spend their time volunteering. The deadline for applications is May 21. (Photo submitted)
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)
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)
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

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