Stampede ready: Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins helped kick-off the Ponoka Stampede week June 26 during the association’s media event at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort. Along with local dignitaries were a strong contingent of rodeo athletes and rodeo royalty. Following the media event was a fun golf tournament. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

PHOTO: Calkins helps kick-off the Stampede week

Ponoka Stampede’s big media event helped kick-off the busy Ponoka Stampede week

By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka Stampede’s big media event helped kick-off the busy Ponoka Stampede week