Remember when: Rifleman’s Rodeo

For nearly half a century the Ponoka Fish and Game Association has been hosting their Rifleman’s Rodeo competition

Ivan Nelson

Ivan Nelson

For nearly half a century the Ponoka Fish and Game Association has been hosting their Rifleman’s Rodeo competition, attracting participants from all ages from throughout the Prairie Provinces and beyond.

In this 1960s photo, taken at the Bowie range south of Ponoka, Ivan Nelson was the senior champion, and receives congratulations from local member Jake McMillan, centre, and Howie Johnston.

The outdoor marksmanship showdown is now hosted every Labour Day weekend at Lake Pofianga.