Community

<strong>Donation to PARCS:</strong> Mayor Kevin Ferguson, left, presents the cheque to Justin Kelly from PARCS. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: PARCS donation

The Ponoka Community Market donated $15,215 to the Ponoka Arts, Recreation and…

  • May 16, 2022
(Metro Creative Connection)

Ponoka Jubilee Library to dedicate children’s corner in honour of ‘Miss Eva’

The Ponoka Jubilee Library is inviting interested Ponoka public to attend a…

  • May 15, 2022
Joe Whitbread and Jo Phillips are helping children and parents navigate the world of social media. (File photo)

Jo(e) Social speak to Ponoka students, parents about social media

The professional social media agency was in Ponoka May 9

  • May 12, 2022
Volunteers take down siding on the Wolfville Community Centre. (Photos submitted/Louise Hulsman)

Historic Wolfville Community Centre brought into 21st century

Community hall west of Ponoka gets grant for renos

Volunteers take down siding on the Wolfville Community Centre. (Photos submitted/Louise Hulsman)
Grade 12 student Scarlet Jones aims the bag to score a point. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Central Alberta students unite over Special Olympics unified sport

Eckville high school hosted over 30 students from across six communities

Grade 12 student Scarlet Jones aims the bag to score a point. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
<strong>McHappy Day:</strong> Today, May 11, is McHappy Day. Proceeds from the sale of MacDonald’s branded mugs and socks are donated to Ronald MacDonald House Charities and families with sick children. At the Ponoka MacDonald’s location, Nicole Asuncion, left, and manager Ana Ladim pose for a photo. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTO: McHappy Day in Ponoka

McHappy Day: Today, May 11, is McHappy Day. Proceeds from the sale…

<strong>McHappy Day:</strong> Today, May 11, is McHappy Day. Proceeds from the sale of MacDonald’s branded mugs and socks are donated to Ronald MacDonald House Charities and families with sick children. At the Ponoka MacDonald’s location, Nicole Asuncion, left, and manager Ana Ladim pose for a photo. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Ponoka Potters Guild held its Mother’s Day Sale May 6 and 7 at the Pink School. About a dozen members had items for sale. The group, which currently has about 28 members, holds an annual Mother’s Day sale and Christmas sale. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka Potters Guild’s Mother’s Day Sale

Ponoka Potters Guild held its Mother’s Day Sale May 6 and 7…

Ponoka Potters Guild held its Mother’s Day Sale May 6 and 7 at the Pink School. About a dozen members had items for sale. The group, which currently has about 28 members, holds an annual Mother’s Day sale and Christmas sale. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Dozens walked through Maskwacis at the Ermineskin Cree Nation Townsite May 5, 2022, for Red Dress Day raising awareness for MMIWG. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Dozens walk for Red Dress Day in Maskwacis

‘For those women who don’t have a voice we need to be the voice’

Dozens walked through Maskwacis at the Ermineskin Cree Nation Townsite May 5, 2022, for Red Dress Day raising awareness for MMIWG. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
<strong>Auction action:</strong> Ponoka Christian School held its annual fundraising live and silent auction at the school on April 23, raising a total of $232,600 for the school. There was a bake sale table, concession, and a movie showing in the Grade 6 room. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
<strong>Auction action:</strong> Ponoka Christian School held its annual fundraising live and silent auction at the school on April 23, raising a total of $232,600 for the school. There was a bake sale table, concession, and a movie showing in the Grade 6 room. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Christi Albers-Manicke/BLACK PRESS)

PHOTOS: Lunch for a good cause

Crestomere School hosted a perogy lunch and bake sale on April 14.…

  • Apr 19, 2022
(Christi Albers-Manicke/BLACK PRESS)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Morningside Community Hall hosts pancake breakfast

Event a fundraiser to add tables and benches to playground use area

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Pysanky and perogies: Ponoka making a difference for Ukraine

A couple of local fundraisers have sprung up in support of Ukraine

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Metro Creative Connection)

Learn and Play group one of many programs the Family Resource Network provides to Ponoka

The Family Resource Network has programs and supports available to help children,…

(Metro Creative Connection)
West of the Fifth Winter Poker Run held Feb.26, 2022, raised thousands of dollars for rural Wetaskiwin County Schools. Facebook/ ‘West of the 5th Poker Run’.

Central Alberta poker run raises thousands for rural Wetaskiwin County schools

West of the Fifth Winter Poker Run raised thousands of dollars for four rural area schools

West of the Fifth Winter Poker Run held Feb.26, 2022, raised thousands of dollars for rural Wetaskiwin County Schools. Facebook/ ‘West of the 5th Poker Run’.
L-R: Hailey Stubbington, Yuna Matira and Geradline Catalbas help each other on the ice at the Outdoor Skating Rink on Feb. 21. (Photos by Emily Jaycox)

PHOTOS: Family Day skating fun

L-R: Hailey Stubbington, Yuna Matira and Geradline Catalbas help each other on…

L-R: Hailey Stubbington, Yuna Matira and Geradline Catalbas help each other on the ice at the Outdoor Skating Rink on Feb. 21. (Photos by Emily Jaycox)
An art fan tours the Perceptions of Promise exhibit at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary on Jan. 10, 2011. The Glenbow Museum is believed to be the first major Canadian museum to offer free admission — permanently — thanks to a multimillion-dollar legacy donation from the family of Calgary businessman and philanthropist, the late JR Shaw. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Jewel in Alberta’s cultural crown’: Shaw family donates $35M to Glenbow Museum

Much of the money is to be used to cover general admission costs in perpetuity

An art fan tours the Perceptions of Promise exhibit at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary on Jan. 10, 2011. The Glenbow Museum is believed to be the first major Canadian museum to offer free admission — permanently — thanks to a multimillion-dollar legacy donation from the family of Calgary businessman and philanthropist, the late JR Shaw. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Cleaver winners. (Photos submitted)

East Ponoka 4-H Beef Club holds multi-species judging

The Ponoka district held their multi-species judging at the Lantin Ranch just…

  • Feb 15, 2022
Cleaver winners. (Photos submitted)
(Photo submitted)

PHOTOS: Ponoka Elementary School shows Olympic spirit

Ponoka Elementary School students and staff showed their support for Canadian athletes…

(Photo submitted)
The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)

QUIZ: Celebrating the joy of reading

Family Literacy Day in Canada is held each year on Jan. 27.

The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)
(Photo submitted)

East Ponoka 4H beef club report

On Sunday, Jan. 16, the East Ponoka 4H beef club held the…

  • Jan 25, 2022
(Photo submitted)