Cloverdale Rodeo

Bradley Ingersoll in bull riding at the Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo in Cloverdale, British Columbia, on May 20, 2018. (Ryan McLeod)

Stage set for Cloverdale Rodeo finals on Monday afternoon

Rodeo athletes will compete for more than $300,000 in prizes

Bradley Ingersoll in bull riding at the Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo in Cloverdale, British Columbia, on May 20, 2018. (Ryan McLeod)
Community members came out in the thousands to the country fair during its 130th year. (Samantha Anderson)

130 years of Cloverdale’s country fair

Cloverdale’s first community fair was held in September, 1888

Community members came out in the thousands to the country fair during its 130th year. (Samantha Anderson)
Sarah W. Fox stands with a sign she made shortly after moving to Surrey in 2015. She protests the Cloverdale Rodeo annually. (Samantha Anderson)

‘Keep the fair, buck the rodeo’: protesters stand against Cloverdale Rodeo

Small group holds peaceful protest in front of Cloverdale Fairgrounds

Sarah W. Fox stands with a sign she made shortly after moving to Surrey in 2015. She protests the Cloverdale Rodeo annually. (Samantha Anderson)
The association of Professional Bull Riders made helmets mandatory in 2013, but only for riders born after 1994. Helmets can decrease a head injury’s severity, but can’t necessarily prevent a concussion from occurring. This rider, pictured at Friday night’s Cloverdale Rodeo wears a cowboy hat. (Samantha Anderson)

‘Concussion is at the forefront of our thinking’: Rodeo doctor

As in any other contact sport, concussion prevention and treatment efforts continue to evolve

The association of Professional Bull Riders made helmets mandatory in 2013, but only for riders born after 1994. Helmets can decrease a head injury’s severity, but can’t necessarily prevent a concussion from occurring. This rider, pictured at Friday night’s Cloverdale Rodeo wears a cowboy hat. (Samantha Anderson)
Saddle bronc rider Cort Scheer. (@cloverdalerodeo / Instagram)
Saddle bronc rider Cort Scheer. (@cloverdalerodeo / Instagram)
Rodeo Queen candidates, May 1951. (City of Surrey Archives / SM.140A)

HISTORY: The Rodeo Queens of Cloverdale

For decades, Rodeo Queens served as ambassadors of the big show

  • May 19, 2018
Rodeo Queen candidates, May 1951. (City of Surrey Archives / SM.140A)
Claire Jin’s winning piece, Potala, drew inspiration from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of sand mandalas. (Samantha Anderson)

Student artists featured at West Fine Art Show at Cloverdale Country Fair

Exhibition at Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair displays work of Lord Tweedsmuir students

Claire Jin’s winning piece, Potala, drew inspiration from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of sand mandalas. (Samantha Anderson)
Vintage and collector vehicles are a favourite entry in the Cloverdale Rodeo Parade. (Samantha Anderson)
Vintage and collector vehicles are a favourite entry in the Cloverdale Rodeo Parade. (Samantha Anderson)
Grace Kennedy photo There’s plenty to sample at the annual Chili Cook-Off at Clover Square Village.

Cloverdale warms up for rodeo weekend with annual Chili Cook-Off

A dozen different types of chilies competed to take home this year’s bragging rights

Grace Kennedy photo There’s plenty to sample at the annual Chili Cook-Off at Clover Square Village.
The Bit-A-Bling grand entry team kicked off the night. (Samantha Anderson)

Cloverdale Rodeo kicks off to sunny weather, fair crowds

Barrel racer Lisa Anderson and bronc rider Caleb Bennett pull ahead in Friday opener

The Bit-A-Bling grand entry team kicked off the night. (Samantha Anderson)
Ricky Ticky Wanchuck at the 2017 Cloverdale Rodeo. (Grace Kennedy photo)

At the Cloverdale Rodeo, clowning around is serious business

Ricky Ticky Wanchuk on what it’s like for a clown inside the arena

Ricky Ticky Wanchuck at the 2017 Cloverdale Rodeo. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Bullfighter Scott Waye will be coming back to the Cloverdale Rodeo for his third year in 2018. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Bullfighting is a profession ‘unlike anything else out there’: Scott Waye

Ever wonder what it takes to become a bullfighter?

Bullfighter Scott Waye will be coming back to the Cloverdale Rodeo for his third year in 2018. (Grace Kennedy photo)
International skateboarders descended on the Cloverdale bed races for a demonstration. (Grace Kennedy photo)

VIDEO: Athletes see prizes, pride at Cloverdale bed races

Turkey’s Party Makers took home the ‘Bed Pan’ trophy once more this year

International skateboarders descended on the Cloverdale bed races for a demonstration. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Bob Tallman at the Cloverdale Rodeo in 2017. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Voice of the Cloverdale Rodeo puts three decades of know-how behind announcing

Bob Tallman’s job is to deliver a constant stream of exciting, entertaining information

Bob Tallman at the Cloverdale Rodeo in 2017. (Grace Kennedy photo)
(Grace Kennedy) Amateur skater Yuzuki Kawasaki, 8, competing at the 2017 World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboard Championships. Yuzuki, now 9, will return to this year’s contest.

World-renowned skaters return to Cloverdale country fair

Skaters from across the world to compete for $10,000 in prizes

(Grace Kennedy) Amateur skater Yuzuki Kawasaki, 8, competing at the 2017 World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboard Championships. Yuzuki, now 9, will return to this year’s contest.
The Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary rugby team donned their jerseys from their P.E.I. tour on Friday, in solidarity with the McCarthy family and Montague Regional High School. (Samantha Anderson)

Cloverdale high school rugby team shows solidarity with fallen P.E.I. athlete

Lord Tweedsmuir team raising funds for family grieving the loss of 18-year-old Brodie McCarthy

The Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary rugby team donned their jerseys from their P.E.I. tour on Friday, in solidarity with the McCarthy family and Montague Regional High School. (Samantha Anderson)
The annual Cloverdale bed races hit the street on May 17 in 2018. (Grace Kennedy photo)

VIDEO: Athletes see prizes, pride at Cloverdale bed races

Turkey’s Party Makers took home the ‘Bed Pan’ trophy once more this year

The annual Cloverdale bed races hit the street on May 17 in 2018. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Voice of the Cloverdale Rodeo puts three decades of know-how behind announcing

Voice of the Cloverdale Rodeo puts three decades of know-how behind announcing

Bob Tallman’s job is to deliver a constant stream of exciting, entertaining information

Voice of the Cloverdale Rodeo puts three decades of know-how behind announcing
Ricky Ticky Wanchuck at the 2017 Cloverdale Rodeo. (Grace Kennedy photo)

At the Cloverdale Rodeo, clowning around is serious business

Ricky Ticky Wanchuk on what it’s like for a clown inside the arena

Ricky Ticky Wanchuck at the 2017 Cloverdale Rodeo. (Grace Kennedy photo)
(Grace Kennedy) Amateur skater Yuzuki Kawasaki, 8, competing at the 2017 World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboard Championships. Yuzuki, now 9, will return to this year’s contest.

World-renowned skaters return to Cloverdale country fair

Skaters from across the world to compete for $10,000 in prizes

(Grace Kennedy) Amateur skater Yuzuki Kawasaki, 8, competing at the 2017 World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboard Championships. Yuzuki, now 9, will return to this year’s contest.