Cloverdale Rodeo

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)
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)
Kearney Funeral Services entered a special bed this year. The rider set herself up in a casket. (Samantha Anderson)

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

Kearney Funeral Services entered a special bed this year. The rider set herself up in a casket. (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)
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)
Amateur skater Yuzuki Kawasaki, 8, competing at the 2017 World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboard Championships. (Grace Kennedy)

Skateboarders set up in Cloverdale for world-renowned freestyle competition

World Round-Up Freestyle Skateboarding Championships return to fairgrounds this May long weekend

Amateur skater Yuzuki Kawasaki, 8, competing at the 2017 World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboard Championships. (Grace Kennedy)
(Pixabay photo)                                (Pixabay photo)

Warm up for rodeo at Cloverdale’s annual chili contest

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

(Pixabay photo)                                (Pixabay photo)
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 ‘Hot Grannies’ were a crowd favourite at last year’s Cloverdale Rodeo Parade. (Samantha Anderson)

GUIDE: Rodeo, community events in Cloverdale this weekend

Bed races, chili cook-off, parade and the rodeo itself

The ‘Hot Grannies’ were a crowd favourite at last year’s Cloverdale Rodeo Parade. (Samantha Anderson)
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)
(Pixabay photo)                                (Pixabay photo)

Warm up for rodeo at Cloverdale’s annual chili contest

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

(Pixabay photo)                                (Pixabay photo)
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)
15-year-old professional freestyle skateboarder Isamu Yamamoto won first place for the second year in a row at the World Freestyle Round-Up in 2018. (Grace Kennedy photo)

15-year-old cinches second year as top skater at freestyle championships

Isamu Yamamoto won as a professional for the second year in a row at the international contest

15-year-old professional freestyle skateboarder Isamu Yamamoto won first place for the second year in a row at the World Freestyle Round-Up in 2018. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Ryder Wright in saddle bronc at the Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo in Cloverdale, British Columbia, on May 20, 2018. (Ryan McLeod)

2018 Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair Round-up

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

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