Wrestlers, anglers, bikers and more take over the Agriplex in Cloverdale

Fresh from a makeover, the revamped Cloverdale Agriplex is enjoying one of its busiest spring calendars in memory.

ECCW wrestling events are just the latest example of the kind of shows the revamped Cloverdale Agriplex can host.

Saturday night in Cloverdale, fans will cheer on the stars of Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling, returning this weekend to the Cloverdale Agriplex, blushing with pride since its recent overhaul.

The ECCW is celebrating its 19th anniversary with King of the Mountain, April 11 at the newly-refurbished Cloverdale Fairground venue, which is enjoying a new lease on life after 30 years.

It’s the third visit for the pro-wrestling franchise.

The horse-friendly soil floor and dingy lighting are a thing of the past – the building underwent extensive renovations last fall.

Along with up to 1,500 in bleacher seating, a location near the crossroads of Highways 10 and 15, and plenty of free parking, there’s a cement floor (which immediately required mountains of dirt temporarily trucked in for its post-makeover debut) and LED lighting, improvements that have paved the way for hosting a variety of new events such as the ECCW match. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7:30 p.m. (For more info, visit http://shop.eccw.com/).

It’s a large-scale, pro-wrestling show where fans will also be able to grab a beer and dive into a burger as they watch the action in the ring while seated on bleachers.

Looking ahead in 2015, it’s clear the events calendar for the Agriplex is filling up. It’s hosting a major trade show next March, for instance.

Anywhere from 10,0000 to 20,000 visitors may descend upon Cloverdale later this week as the Agriplex gets set to host the B.C. Rod and Gun Show.

http://webpapersadmin.bcnewsgroup.com/portals/uploads/cloverdale/.DIR288/CharlotteDujardin.jpgThe rod and gun swap features new and used hunting and fishing equipment and runs April 17 to 19. (Friday from 4-9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.)

There will be free 3-D archery, military displays, door prizes, draws, wild game burgers and more. For more information, visit www.bcrodandgunshow.com.

On April 26, the Cloverdale Agriplex hosts the Classic and Vintage Bike and Motorcycle Swap Meet and Show n’ Shine, which has made the move from Tsawwassen to Cloverdale. An estimated 2,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected.

Lest the horse community feel left out, the world’s top dressage rider, Charlotte Dujardin, Britain’s “Golden Girl,” is hosting an exclusive educational clinic May 1, 2 and 3. (Tickets and info: http://scottphayes.squarespace.com/charlotte-dujardin-clinic).

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Scarecrow Festival given COVID twist

Art’s Nursery’s annual fall fundraiser, on the Langley-Surrey border, continues with some tweaks

BIA floats idea of drive-through Santa Parade

If event goes ahead, ‘parade’ of cars would stream through fairgrounds

Latimer Road the latest Surrey school to report COVID-19 exposure

Fraser Health has created a new webpage listing COVID-19 cases in schools

White Rock acupuncturist suspended for ‘scare tactics, excessive fees’

30-day suspension for Jun Hua (Davy) Hua issued Aug. 18

Surrey school district student enrolment down from projections

‘That’s not something I can say in my time in Surrey, I have ever said at the board table’: superintendent

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

70-year-old punched in the head in dispute over disability parking space in Nanaimo

Senior’s turban knocked off in incident at mall parking lot

Most Read