In 2006, Microsoft mogul Bill Gates was invited to speak at a business seminar in Saudi Arabia.
Back-to-back rodeo sellouts capped a busy weekend in Cloverdale.
In a first for Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair, kids 12 and under will be admitted free to the fairgrounds and rodeo stadium this weekend.
Ray Gibson, Cloverdale Rodeo, Alice McKay Building, May 17-19 at 8 p.m.
Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair is starts tomorrow and rising Maple Ridge country star Ray Gibson will be performing on the new youth stage during the weekend event.
The Cloverdale Rodeo will include an Aboriginal Gathering Place this year - and its banners were painted on Monday by students in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
The stage is set for the finals of the 2013 BC Junior Talent Search.
Everyone loves a parade! The Cloverdale Rodeo Parade is a staple event for the May long weekend - with clowns, floats, bands and much more. This year's colourful celebration happens Saturday, May 18th, beginning at 10: 00am.
The future stars of Rodeo take center stage at the Stetson Bowl to show their skills in the Mutton Bustin' competition!
FIVE RODEO PERFORMANCES WITH FINALS: -- Friday, May 17th - 7: 30pm (Pool A)
The only equipment allowed in bareback riding is a simple leather handle, which is the cowboy's only grip during JAKE VOLD his eight-second ride. A rider must mark the horse out of the chute by keeping his heels over the break of the shoulders until the horse completes its first jump. A rider will be disqualified if he touches the animal or equipment with his free hand or if he is bucked off. The animal's athletic performance is just as valued as that of the cowboy, with the horse's performance accounting for half the rider's total score.
The Champions are back, and the competition is going to be fierce. The 2013 Cloverdale Rodeo is set to showcase some of the most talented up-and-comers in rodeo competing alongside world champs in four main events: Bareback, Bull Riding, Ladies Barrel Racing and Saddle Bronc. The invitational format, which has earned the Cloverdale Rodeo international acclaim, continues to draw the top names and some of the most consistently challenging bucking stock in the business. Top pro rodeo contestants in each of the four events will compete for a total of $328,000 in cash prizes and, most importantly, the championship title.
The 67th annual Cloverdale Rodeo and 125th Country Fair is back with its famed world-class Rodeo action, non-stop entertainment and fun for the whole family. Get ready to pull on those boots, dust off the ol' hat, and enjoy an action-packed weekend. As one of the top ten Rodeo events in the world, people young and old are drawn to the Cloverdale Fairgrounds to participate in the excitement over the May long weekend, May 17th to 20th.
The 2013 edition of Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair gets going Friday, May 17 and continues until Monday, May 20.
Angie Quaale loves watching someone who has never eaten "real" barbecue have their first taste. "It's addictive and when that light goes on and someone understands it, it's magic," said Quaale, the owner of Langley's Well Seasoned gourmet food store and organizer of the second annual Cloverdale Rodeo Cowboy Cookoff & Rib Fest happening this weekend at the Cloverdale fairgrounds.
Four sharpshooting local cowboys and cowgirls are targeting Rock Springs, Wyo. and the National High School Finals Rodeo.
A by-donation barbecue lunch Thursday at Central City Plaza will kick off this year's edition of Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair.
Our volunteer orientation night on April 24 was a resounding success. I don't ever remember seeing that many new people show up in prior years. Thank you so much for your coverage. I guess that means you do have "pull" with readers.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservatives have unearthed a lot of dirt on Justin Trudeau since he became leader of the federal Liberal party. Almost immediately, the Conservatives began running attack ads questioning Trudeau's lack of experience, his good looks, his name appeal and willingness to take his shirt off for charity. Taking your shirt of at the Calgary Stampede or while picketing an abortion clinic, sure - but for charity?