Cloverdale Fairgrounds

Surrey city councillors and Mayor Doug McCallum break ground for the new Sport & Ice Complex that will be built on the north end of the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. From left: Brenda Locke, Linda Annis, Laurie Guerra, McCallum, Allison Patton, and Doug Elford. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Mayor and councillors break ground for new Cloverdale Arena

McCallum wants to build 60,000-seat stadium in Surrey

 

Food trucks offered up their culinary creations at a drive-thru festival at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in 2021. This year the festival is back to normal as a walk-through event complete with site-wide beverage service. (Jason Sveinson/Special to Black Press Media)

Cloverdale company to provide beverage service at Food Truck Wars

Festival is back to normal as a walk-through event April 8, 9 and 10

 

Lumberjack teams compete in a log-sawing competition at the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair in 2014. The Cloverdale Rodeo Association has just cancelled the 2022 Country Fair, despite getting City of Surrey permit approval March 7 for the event that was to be held on May long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cloverdale Country Fair cancelled

Permit for fair approved by City of Surrey just last week

Lumberjack teams compete in a log-sawing competition at the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair in 2014. The Cloverdale Rodeo Association has just cancelled the 2022 Country Fair, despite getting City of Surrey permit approval March 7 for the event that was to be held on May long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Washboard Union performs during the 2018 Gone Country benefit concert, to return to Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale on July 23, for the first time since 2019. The 2020 and 2021 events were postponed due to the pandemic. (Photo: Facebook.com/TwinsCancerFundraising)

Gone since 2019, and long sold out, Surrey cancer concert to return in summer facing new challenges

Organizers of Gone Country deal with increased production costs ahead of July 23 event in Cloverdale

The Washboard Union performs during the 2018 Gone Country benefit concert, to return to Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale on July 23, for the first time since 2019. The 2020 and 2021 events were postponed due to the pandemic. (Photo: Facebook.com/TwinsCancerFundraising)
A barrel racer is seen at the Cloverdale Rodeo. The Rodeo Association announced late Jan. 19 that the 2022 Cloverdale Rodeo has been cancelled. (Photo courtesy Cloverdale Rodeo)

2022 Cloverdale Rodeo cancelled

Rodeo Association to focus on holding Country Fair-only event

A barrel racer is seen at the Cloverdale Rodeo. The Rodeo Association announced late Jan. 19 that the 2022 Cloverdale Rodeo has been cancelled. (Photo courtesy Cloverdale Rodeo)
Girls from Clover Ridge Pathfinders assembled 3,000 tiny jingle bells for the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. Back row: Regan Arlitt, Vanessa Blow. Front row: Madison McPeake, Brooklyn Sayers. (Photo submitted: Sherri McPeake)

Pathfinders make 3,000 jingle bells for Cloverdale Community Kitchen

Bells to be used in fundraiser for Christmas Hamper Program

Girls from Clover Ridge Pathfinders assembled 3,000 tiny jingle bells for the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. Back row: Regan Arlitt, Vanessa Blow. Front row: Madison McPeake, Brooklyn Sayers. (Photo submitted: Sherri McPeake)
Jim Burke (left) and Brent Hill practice at Fraser Downs March 4, 2021. A press release issued Aug. 6 noted the B.C. Government has agreed to provide both Harness Racing BC (HRBC) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of BC (HBPA) with a $3 million grant for 2021. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Government provides $3M in funding for horse racing in B.C.

Harness Racing could return to Fraser Downs as early as third week of September

Jim Burke (left) and Brent Hill practice at Fraser Downs March 4, 2021. A press release issued Aug. 6 noted the B.C. Government has agreed to provide both Harness Racing BC (HRBC) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of BC (HBPA) with a $3 million grant for 2021. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Outdoor vendors at the Cloverdale Flea Market are seen in this bird’s eye view image from the flea market’s Facebook page.

Cloverdale Flea Market to reopen

Market to open June 20 after being closed since Nov. 2020

Outdoor vendors at the Cloverdale Flea Market are seen in this bird’s eye view image from the flea market’s Facebook page.
A horse and driver cruise around the track at Fraser Downs in Cloverdale Sept. 14, 2020 amid smoke from U.S. forest fires. Harness Racing B.C. announced it’s halting the spring season two weeks early because of a lack of money and says racing won’t continue in September without and influx of cash. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Harness racing suspended at Fraser Downs

Spring season ends early, 135 workers out of jobs

A horse and driver cruise around the track at Fraser Downs in Cloverdale Sept. 14, 2020 amid smoke from U.S. forest fires. Harness Racing B.C. announced it’s halting the spring season two weeks early because of a lack of money and says racing won’t continue in September without and influx of cash. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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)
A horse and driver cruise around the track at Fraser Downs in Cloverdale Sept. 14, 2020 amid smoke from U.S. forest fires. The start of the harness racing season has been delayed until Sept. 30. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Harness racing at Cloverdale’s Fraser Downs delayed two weeks

Surrey track to host live racing again come Sept. 30

A horse and driver cruise around the track at Fraser Downs in Cloverdale Sept. 14, 2020 amid smoke from U.S. forest fires. The start of the harness racing season has been delayed until Sept. 30. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
BC Vintage Truck Museum president Anna Dean drives a classic truck called the “Pink Lady.” Dean recently announced the truck museum would reopen to the public July 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cloverdale’s truck museum to reopen

BC Vintage Truck Museum set to open to public July 25

BC Vintage Truck Museum president Anna Dean drives a classic truck called the “Pink Lady.” Dean recently announced the truck museum would reopen to the public July 25. (Black Press Media file photo)
A horse and jockey are seen during a warm-up exercise Sept. 6, 2018. Harness racing is set to return to Cloverdale’s Fraser Downs Sept. 17. (Photo: Darren Lupul)

Harness racing set to return to Cloverdale’s Fraser Downs

Surrey track to host live racing again come September

A horse and jockey are seen during a warm-up exercise Sept. 6, 2018. Harness racing is set to return to Cloverdale’s Fraser Downs Sept. 17. (Photo: Darren Lupul)
The Cloverdale Flea Market is reopening June 28. (Via Facebook)

Cloverdale Flea Market to reopen June 28

Flea market to limit number of customers to 250 at a time

The Cloverdale Flea Market is reopening June 28. (Via Facebook)
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation closed Fraser Downs March 18 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that closure has left many horses and horsemen with nowhere to go. (Photo: elementscasinosurrey.com)

Cloverdale’s Fraser Downs closure leaves some horsemen and horses with nowhere to go

Sandra Roberts says horsemen’s welfare not being addressed

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation closed Fraser Downs March 18 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that closure has left many horses and horsemen with nowhere to go. (Photo: elementscasinosurrey.com)
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)
The Cloverdale Flea Market has been closed indefinitely. (Cloverdale Flea Market via Facebook)

CLOSED: Cloverdale Flea Market shuttered indefinitely

Flea Market manager cites concerns over COVID-19 virus

The Cloverdale Flea Market has been closed indefinitely. (Cloverdale Flea Market via Facebook)
Acrobats are featured in the touring Royal Canadian International Circus. (submitted photo)

Royal Canadian circus coming back to Cloverdale

June dates for rebranded circus in year of expansion into U.S.

Acrobats are featured in the touring Royal Canadian International Circus. (submitted photo)
The Winter Ice Palace at Cloverdale Arena is always a popular activity. (Black Press file photo)

Cloverdale’s Winter Ice Palace to open Dec. 20

Annual event enters its 22nd year; draws skating enthusiasts from Surrey, Langley, and White Rock

The Winter Ice Palace at Cloverdale Arena is always a popular activity. (Black Press file photo)