Crowds giddied up for the exciting sights and events and enjoyed fair weather on Friday and Saturday while splashing around in the rain on Sunday and Monday in true BC fashion. “We were so pleased to see the community turn out on Saturday which was one of the best attended days at the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair in the past ten years,” said Shannon Claypool, President of the Cloverdale Rodeo Exhibition Association. “We were especially delighted to have a sold out Saturday afternoon Rodeo and had strong attendance at the Sunday afternoon Rodeo despite the weather.”
This year’s event showcased many new features including the first annual Cowboy Cook Off BBQ competition that saw competitors from as far away as Montana and Kansas compete for $10,000 in prize money, and the World Freestyle Round Up skateboarding competition that brought the world’s top skateboarders from five continents together to compete in Surrey.
One of the World’s Toughest Cowboys Wins Big at Cloverdale
The 66th annual Cloverdale Rodeo showcased the world’s top cowboys and cowgirls at one of the world’s top ten Rodeos. This year, top cowboys and cowgirls took home $300,000 in prize money. After a disappointing initial performance Sunday in Bareback Riding, Kaycee Feild from Payson, Utah, did not disappoint in the finals. The 2011 World Champion and 2012 Rodeo Houston Champion scored 90 points to add 2012 Cloverdale Rodeo Champion to his list of wins this season. Jesse Wright, one of three Wright brothers to compete in Saddle Bronc at Cloverdale Rodeo, continued his streak as the top earner this year winning $15,000 in the finals. In Ladies Barrel Racing, The 2011 Calgary Stampede Champion, Sydni Blanchard earned the title of 2012 Cloverdale Rodeo Champion. Laura James from Kamloops, was the only BC competitor to place in the finals, finishing fifth. Travis Atkinson from Levi, Utah, was the top bull rider in the finals scoring 89 and earning $16,250 in the Monday finals.
In total, more than 14,000 people turned out to see one of North America’s premier pro rodeos during five performances held throughout the four day event.]]>
Ms. Cadieux ran for Surrey-Panorama in the 2009 election, but decided to run in her home riding of Surrey-Cloverdale when former MLA Kevin Falcon decided not to run in 2013.
As MLA for Surrey-Panorama she held several cabinet posts including Minister of Social Development, Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government and Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Most recently she served as Minister of Children and Family Development.
Congratulations to Ms. Cadieux on her win.
“We are very fortunate to have so many talented people contribute their time and energy to help build a stronger Surrey,” says Mayor Dianne Watts. “Bill Reid has been tirelessly serving our community for over five decades. He has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to our city and has spent most of his life working to enhance our business environment.”
Some of Bill’s legacies include:
The Good Citizen award recipient is chosen by Council and is presented to a City of Surrey resident who has given outstanding services for the betterment of the community.
Paul Orazietti, the Executive Director of the Cloverdale BIA accepted the award on Bill’s behalf.]]>
If you’re interested in volunteering and would like to find out more information, we encourage you to attend our Volunteer Orientation Night, which will take place on Wednesday April 24 at 7:00 pm in the Shannon Hall on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. The doors will be open at 6:30 pm with food and refreshments served. This is an evening where you can learn all about the volunteer opportunities and sign up for a variety of positions.
If you would like further information regarding volunteer opportunities or the Volunteer Orientation Night, please feel free to contact us at any time. Thank you for your support with the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association. It is greatly appreciated.
Hope to see you at the Volunteer Orientation Night! Feel free to bring a friend!]]>
Weekly and daily camps are available at convenient locations throughout Surrey. Our day camps offer something for everyone: Art Camps, Science Camps, Funzone Camps, Sports Camps, Outdoor Adventures, Adapted Camps for children with disabilities and much more. Check out our website atwww.surrey.ca/daycamps to view this year’s camps and register starting April 22nd.
Our Day Camps leaders are excited about the opportunity to meet your child this summer. We hire only the best and can assure a fun, safe and rewarding experience for all that take part.
Information provided by The City of Surrey
Liberal candidate Stephanie Cadieux is holding a Campaign Office Grand Opening on Saturday, April 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at her campaign office at Unit 101 – 5658 – 176 Street.
NDP candidate Harry Kooner is having his Campaign Office Opening on Sunday, April 7 from Noon to 4:00 PM at his campaign office at #101 – 17700 Highway 10.
The provincial election is being held on Tuesday, May 14.]]>
Congratulations to Gumby and the Carrot who won the costume contest. They won free popcorn for a year!
See the video on YouTube at www.youtube.com]]>
Up to twenty teams from Surrey participate in the city invitational where many teams have made it a permanent fixture in their tournament calendar.
Many firefighters volunteer their time organizing game schedules, sponsorships and providing BBQ sales with all proceeds supporting the tournament. The theme of the tournament involves promoting volunteerism, diversity in the fire service, and female sport.
In promoting ‘Goodwill’, the Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society offers several bursaries each year to those who have outstanding volunteer service in their community. Each candidate (senior) applies in writing, along with references and grade transcripts, and is reviewed by the school board and firefighter representatives. As part of our Youth and Education program, it is the Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society’s goal to deliver the funds from all donors to the deserving student-athletes of Surrey – we are proud to announce that we have awarded over $60,000 in total.
A special thanks to our MVP sponsor, Big Kahuna Sport Company for their continued support to our youth and education program. Since the tournament’s inception, Big Kahuna has donated generously a number of scholarships and merchandise helping our charitable society deliver back to the community.
The tournament is being held at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School, 6151-180th Street, from January 8 to January 12. For more information see surreyfirefighters.com/basketball]]>
Shaw TV will be televising both the semi-finals on Saturday the 19th and the Sunday final on the 20th live throughout BC. Tickets are available at the Club for $40.00 for a full event pass or $5.00 at the door for a single draw daily.
The Cloverdale Club has six full sheets for curling with what many curlers call the best ice in BC. The club will have a full bar open during the event as well as full food service available downstairs at ice level. Great viewing for the curling is guaranteed, with ice level seating in the special bleachers set up for the event. Bring your jacket! Daily 50/50 draws and a super Silent Auction with excellent items up for bid will be present throughout the championship. Fans will also be able to walk right across the parking lot to the Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino and for the shopper and walker, beautiful historic downtown Cloverdale – holiday lights and all – is but a five minute walk from the Club. Plan on being there when BC crowns the Scotties 2013 Ladies Champions right here in Cloverdale, Surrey BC!]]>
Ken Stratton, General Manager of Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino, refers to the 2013 split season as “one we’re all happy with” as it provides horsemen with five months of competition January through May before a summer break, then resuming for another five months August through December.
During the 39-date first half of the schedule there are 19 Friday night cards (7:00 p.m.), 5 Saturday nights (7:00 p.m.), 14 Sunday afternoons (12:45 p.m.) and the traditional January 1st (Tuesday) 12:45 p.m. start.
After a 13-week summer hiatus, racing resumes with the first of 43 dates on Thursday, Aug. 15 (5:30 p.m.) followed by 17 Friday nights (7:00 p.m.), 10 Saturday nights (7:00 p.m.), 13 Sunday afternoons (12:45 p.m.) and the traditional holiday dates of Monday, Nov. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 26 at 12:45 p.m.
The complete 2013 racing schedule for Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino is available on their website at www.fraserdowns.com
For further information contact: Ken Stratton at (604) 576-9141]]>