Remember When? This classic photo was taken during the first 1936 Ponoka Stampede, with the brand new wooden grandstand and bleachers as well as all the surrounding coral fences filled to capacity for one thrilling day of rodeo action, wagon races, midway rides and games of chance, a dance, and all sorts of rootin’-tootin’ action for the whole family. It has changed just a little over the past 82 years, but along the way all the new grandstands and grounds are always full of avid fans for what has now become the largest 7 day rodeo in Canada, staged in our great community that has and always will rustle up a warm welcome in the wild spirit of the old west. Photo courtesy of the Fort Ostell MuseuM

Remember Stampede: Taking a look at the 1936 Ponoka Stampede stands

These wooden stands created much excitement for fans of the Ponoka Stampede

By Mike Rainone

These wooden stands created much excitement for fans of the Ponoka Stampede

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