Rodeo parade will be huge

This year's Cloverdale Rodeo Parade is set to be one of the biggest ever, with 108 entries and 1,500 participants.

Who doesn't get excited at a parade?

This year’s Cloverdale Rodeo Parade is set to be one of the biggest ever, with 108 entries and close to 1,500 participants.

“It’s the largest in over 10 years,” says Paul Orazietti, executive director of the Cloverdale BIA, which is among the organizers of the 2011 parade. “It’s one of the largest in rodeo history.”

Normally, an average of 80 entries and 1,200 individuals take part, Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce executive director Bill Reid said Wednesday.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. and should last to noon, Saturday May 21 in downtown Cloverdale.

The parade route starts on Highway 10 at 177B Street heading west. It heads north on 176 Street from Highway 10 to 58A Avenue, where it takes a short jog east to 176A Street and continues north to 60th Avenue. The parade continues eastward along 60 Avenue to 177B Street, where it turns south to the end of the route at 58 Avenue.

There’s no need to make your own breakfast before the parade. A host of local organizations are once again serving up hearty pancake breakfasts.

The Cloverdale Lions host the annual Rodeo Parade Pancake Breakfast at 5748 176 Street Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The Cloverdale Legion (Branch 6) hosts pancake breakfasts every day during Rodeo weekend.

The Canadian Reformed Church of Cloverdale hosts a free pancake breakfast Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. They’re located at 17473 60 Avenue.

Cloverdale United Church also hosts a Rodeo pancake breakfast Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 17575 58A Ave.

For more information, visit the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce at www.cloverdale.bc.ca, or the Cloverdale BIA at www.cloverdalebia.com or the Cloverdale Rodeo at www.cloverdalerodeo.com

Rodeo Parade Route

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