Let’s end rodeo cruelty in Chilliwack


Calf roping at the 2016 Chilliwack Fair rodeo

Help us keep the pressure on the Chilliwack Fair rodeo

The Chilliwack Fair has ignored calls to end animal cruelty at its annual rodeo.  Compassionate Canadians need to let the Fair’s sponsors, Tourism Chilliwack and the City of Chilliwack know that spectacles of animal abuse have no place in the 21st century. (Our video shows why.) These influential bodies should urge the Fair to drop cruel rodeo events.

Your voice can make a difference

Please send a polite message to the contacts listed below, asking them to call on the Chilliwack Fair to end cruel rodeo events. It’s vital that your messages are respectful, factual and civil to ensure they are effective. (*See a list of key points you can make below.)


Key sponsors

Rogers Foods
Email: info@rogersfoods.com
Rogers Foods Ltd.
44360 Simpson Rd.
V2R 4B7

Mertin Auto Group
Email: socialmedia@mertinautogroup.ca
45930 Airport Road
Chilliwack BC
V2P 1A2 

Chances Chilliwack
Email: smandic@gcgaming.com
Chances Chilliwack
8180 Young Road
Chilliwack, BC
V2P 4N9

O’Connor RV
Email: receptionrv@oconnorrv.com
O’Connor RV
PO Box 190
44430 Yale Rd
Chilliwack, BC
V2P 6J1

Marcom Signs & Graphics
Email: info@marcomsignsandgraphics.ca
Marcom Signs & Graphics
#1 44322 Yale Road West
Chilliwack, BC
V2R 4H1

Cottonwood Meadows RV Country Park
Email: info@cottonwoodpark.com
Cottonwood Meadows RV Country Park
44280 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, BC
V2R 4A7

City of Chilliwack and Tourism Chilliwack

Mayor Sharon Gaetz
City of Chilliwack

Email: gaetz@chilliwack.com
City of Chilliwack
8550 Young Road
Chilliwack, BC
V2P 8A4

Tourism Chilliwack
Email: info@tourismchilliwack.com
Tourism Chilliwack
44150 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, BC
V2R 4A7

*Key points to make in your message 

Please ask the Chilliwack Fair to end cruel rodeo events such as calf-roping, steer-wrestling and team-roping.

Rodeos subject animals to fear, pain and stress for the sake of entertainment.  That’s morally wrong.

Most animal welfare organizations are opposed to rodeo, including our own BC SPCA.

Polls show a majority (66%) of B.C. residents are opposed to rodeo

People want family-friendly, non-controversial events, not spectacles of animal abuse.

Other country fairs have dropped rodeo events and remained successful (e.g. Abbotsford Agrifair)

The rodeo is hurting Chilliwack’s reputation. Residents, visitors and investors don’t want Chilliwack to be associated with animal cruelty.


The photos below shows what happens to animals at the Chilliwack Fair rodeo. Let’s stop it!