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2011 Fraser Downs Dates Confirmed

In a joint announcement from Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino management and Harness Racing BC, it’s been confirmed that the 2011 schedule will consist of 70 live racing days with an opportunity to increase that total to 82 days.
The added 12 dates may be added subject to performance-based measure and approval [...]

Doug McCallum Joins Harness Racing BC

Former Surrey City Mayor Doug McCallum has joined Harness Racing BC in an executive capacity to help meet operational goals. “We’re delighted to have him on board,” said president Jim Vinnell. “Doug will help in setting up a plan of operations and achieving goals as well as be of great assistance in the area of [...]

Fraser Downs Race Dates Cut; 2011 Season in Doubt

In a letter sent to the horse racing industry by the British Columbia Government’s Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch of the Ministry of Housing and Social Development, it was announced that race days at Fraser Downs would be drastically cut in 2010, and the whole 2011 season would be “rescinded” for now, subject to review. [...]

Special Night for a Special Person

Canadian harness racing icon Robert Murphy will be honoured at Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino on Friday, June 11. Robert Murphy Night will be a salute to one of Canada’s most prominent breeders and owners in the history of standardbred racing. Mr. Murphy passed away on February 8, 2010 at the age of 77.
Robert [...]

Rededication Ceremony at Surrey Centre Cemetery

The Cloverdale Legion will be hosting a rededication ceremony of the renovated World War I veterans’ area on June 5 at 1:00 PM.
The Cloverdale Legion has been working with the City of Surrey Cemetery Services to renovate the existing World War I veterans’ area. The project involved having the WWI memorials returned to their original [...]

Iconic Canadian Band 54-40 Set to Kick Off Rodeo Weekend

One of the most popular bands to emerge from the Canadian cultural landscape, 54-40 will officially kick off the 2010 Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair with a concert on Thursday, May 20 at the Longhorn Saloon. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the special Thursday Night Kick-Off Party are only $25 plus service charges and [...]

Olympic Torch travels through Cloverdale

The Olympic Torch Relay passed through Cloverdale on February 8. A huge crowd lined both sides of Highway 10 and filled the Museum Plaza.
The Cloverdale Legion colour party provided an honour guard.
The Lord Tweedsmuir Senior Jazz Band provided entertainment to the crowd.

Cloverdale Rodeo Election Results

Elections for the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association board were held at the AGM on January 20. Results of the elections are as follows:
Incumbent Directors Shannon Claypool, Ken Kachur and Rob Marshall were voted back onto the board.
The 2010 executive consists of:

Shannon Claypool  President
Gerry Spielmacher  1st Vice President
Penny Smythe  2nd Vice president
Ken Kachur  [...]

A Sign of Spring

Crocuses have popped up in the planters in downtown Cloverdale. The one pictured is outside the Museum.

New Recreation Centre for Cloverdale

A new $15 million, 60,000 sq. ft. multipurpose complex is being built at the corner of 176 Street and 62A Avenue. This new centre will meet the needs of Cloverdale’s rapidly growing population, which has jumped to 53,000 and is projected to grow in the next five years.
Some of the highlights of this new facility [...]