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Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association Mourns Loss of Longtime Supporter

Staff and board members of the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association (CREA) are mourning the loss of longtime Exhibition Association Chair Alice McKay.
McKay, who passed away August 25th, began her volunteer work for the organization in 1954.
“Alice was a driving force in the early days of the Association,” says CREA President Gerry Spielmacher. “Her dedication [...]

NEXUS Lane Hours Expand at the Pacific Highway Crossing

The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, today announced that, in response to increased traffic congestion caused by construction at the Peace Arch (Douglas) border crossing, the hours of service of the NEXUS lanes will expand at the Pacific Highway crossing.
“The Government of Canada is committed to a safe and efficient border,” said Minister [...]

Jim King named Winner of the 2008 Good Citizen Award

Jim King was the proud recipient of the 2008 “Good Citizen Award” presented by Mayor Dianne Watts on behalf of Surrey City Council at the City of Surrey’s Annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet Monday, May 5, 2008.
Mr. King has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to public safety and to helping society’s most vulnerable. Mr. King is best [...]

Salvation Army Thrift Store Closes

The Salvation Army thrift store, which has been a Cloverdale institution for 30 years, closed on March 15. This leaves Cloverdale without a thrift store, much to the dismay of pensioners, low income residents, and bargain hunters.
The thrift store occupied the main floor of a building owned by the Salvation Army at 5658 – 176 [...]

Cloverdale Bike Park gets $10,000 boost from Victory Christian Centre

The Cloverdale bike park, located at the Cloverdale Athletic Park, recently underwent a significant overhaul. On Saturday October 13th and 20th, over 30 volunteers from the Victory Christian Centre rolled up their sleeves, put on a smile and went to work, removing rocks, tree roots and branches and compacting the soil throughout the park. Following [...]

Cloverdale Rodeo to become Canada’s Second Biggest Payout

Cowboys to Vie for $360,000 in Prize Money in All New “Invitational Event”
The 62nd annual Cloverdale Rodeo will now be the second richest Pro Rodeo in the country. The Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association are pleased to announce that the 2008 Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair will feature a brand new “invitational” rodeo format which [...]

$13 Million Builds New, Green Surrey School

The Province has approved almost $13 million to build a new, environmentally friendly elementary school in a growing area of Surrey, announced Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Kevin Falcon today.
“The Surrey school district is experiencing tremendous growth in student enrolment,” said Falcon. “The Province is responding to the rapid growth in the area with a new, greener school [...]

Canadian Professional Rodeo Association President’s Message

Hello Members,
This past month has been a challenging learning experience for us all. During this time, we lost the ability to showcase all of the major CPRA events in one of our largest markets and at one of our more prestigious rodeos. What saddens me is that this outcome could have been different had we [...]

CPRA Addresses Cloverdale Rodeo’s Announcement

The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) is aware of the decision made by the Cloverdale Rodeo in Surrey B.C. to no longer hold all sanctioned events at their 2008 rodeo.
The welfare of the livestock involved at all CPRA sanctioned events comes first, they are protected by a strict set of rules and enforcement of them [...]

Cloverdale Rodeo Announces Major Changes to Event Programming

The Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association today announces plans to make significant changes to its event for the 2008 Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, slated for May 16 to 19, 2008. Effective immediately, the annual Cloverdale Rodeo will no longer include tie-down roping, team roping, cowboy cow milking and steer wrestling as part of its [...]