About the Association
Established in February 1888 to promote and encourage agricultural development in the Lower Fraser Valley, to provide a location where social and recreational activities of the community could take place and to hold agricultural fairs and exhibitions, race meets and other social, sporting and recreational events.
The Association manages the World Famous Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair, held every year on the May long weekend at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Attendance of +100,000 and Rodeo prize money in excess of $300,000 makes this Rodeo event Canada’s second largest.
To encourage the general development of agricultural resources in the Fraser valley of BC. Produce and manage annual Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair event.
Date of Incorporation March 1888.
Staff and Board of Directors
Administrator-Rodeo Affairs & Sponsorship Services
The 2023 Board of Directors of the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association:
Kathy Sheppard – President
Rick Hugh – 1st VP
Tania Smythe – 2nd VP
Jen Temple – Treasurer
Cindy Herbstreit – Director
Kelsey Swanson – Parks, Recreation & Culture
Bonnie Nicholls – Country Fair
Mike Bose – Surrey City Council
Farhad Alizadeh – Facilities/Operations
Ange Chew – Discover Surrey
Scott Wheatley – Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce
The Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association is the non-profit organization that manages the world famous Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair held every year on the May long weekend at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey, British Columbia.