By Eraina Hooyer
The Ponoka District and Chamber of Commerce is set to shuttle Stampede visitors and residents to all the great events at this year’s Stampede and take visitors to Ponoka’s vibrant downtown.
The Chamber offers a free shuttle with many stops to transport Stampede goers to pancake breakfasts, stores, hotels, the Bingo Hall, hotels, grocery stores and more.
“It’s very convenient,” said Marieke Mulligan executive director of the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce. “This way you don’t have to go through the trouble of reparking your car and you can basically go anywhere around town.”
If a Stampede goer wishes to use this service they can call 403-963-0408 when they need a lift.
The shuttle makes stops at Hammy’s Spirits, Bruce’s True Value, The Bargain! Shop, Accu Publishing, Central Office Supplies, Accu Printing and Design, Mr. Bill’s Computer, Royal Hotel, Great Canadian Dollar Store, Plaza Bingo, Tantec Electronics, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Jones Boys Western Wear, Super Food, Domino’s Pizza, Boston Pizza, Super 8 Hotel, Kinetics, KFC, Ponoka Ford, Ponoka Stampeder Inn, Domino’s Pick-up location and Sunny 94 at the Stampede trailer park and the Ponoka tourist booth.
The shuttle service is available from 8a.m. to 10 p.m. on pancake breakfast days and on 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on regular days.
For more information on the shuttle service visit www.ponokalive.ca.