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Bamford and Moritz entertain large crowd

Bamford and Moritz entertain large crowd

Juno award nominee Gord Bamford took the stage at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex on June 27 and 28. Hundreds of people packed into the arena for an evening of entertainment, dancing and socializing.
Yellowbird performs

Yellowbird performs

Shane Yellowbird was all smiles as he performed on June 26 at the Ponoka Stampede.
George Canyon at big concert

George Canyon at big concert

George Canyon entertained the crowds at the big concert on June 26.
Yellowbird to shoot video

Yellowbird to shoot video

Enjoying a lazy summer day is something that Shane Yellowbird likes doing and singing about. Yellowbird who grew up in Hobbema and attended school in Ponoka is in town this week to perform at the Ponoka Stampede on June 26.
Ponoka well represented at stampede

Ponoka well represented at stampede

Ponoka has a long and strong history of cowboys and cowgirls winning big at the Ponoka Stampede. Here are a few profiles of the many competitors who will be going for the big money at the Ponoka Stampede.
Pancakes to start the stampede mornings

Pancakes to start the stampede mornings

The excitement of the Ponoka Stampede can work up some huge appetites and Ponoka is there to satisfy the stomach by providing four free pancake breakfasts during the event. The Ponoka News will hold their pancake breakfast in front of the Ponoka News on Chipman Ave. and will be running from 8 to 11 a.m on June 25. On June 28 a breakfast will be held at the Ponoka Town Centre from 8 to 11 a.m.
Multi-talent rodeo clown set to

Multi-talent rodeo clown set to

Rolling on barrels, walking on stilts and telling jokes are just a few of the many tricks up the sleeves of rodeo clown CrAsh Cooper. Cooper is one of the most entertaining and popular rodeo entertainers in North America. He has been named Canada’s Entertainer of the Year three times and has performed at many finals in the United States.

Wagon racers set to face the half mile of hell

The chuckwagon drivers and outriders are preparing to round the corners of the track at the Ponoka Stampede. The Stampede will feature six nights of World Professional Chuckwagon Association races starting on June 26 and finishing with the $50,000 Tommy Dorchester Dash for cash on July 1 to crown the big winner.
Stampede has something for everyone

Stampede has something for everyone

The 72nd annual Ponoka Stampede is the largest professional rodeo in all of Canada and is also the best show in the country. In 2007, 2006 and 2001 Ponoka was named the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association largest committee of the year. In 2007 they were also named the World Professional Chuckwagaon Association committee of the year.
Largest Canadian Professional Rodeo committee of the year

Largest Canadian Professional Rodeo committee of the year

Ponoka Stampede Association president Blake Butterfield was presented with a plaque for being the largest Canadian Professional Rodeo committee of the year. The presentation was made at the 2007 Canadian Rodeo Finals in Edmonton. It was the second year in a row that Ponoka was bestowed the honour.