Sam Kelts of Stavely gets into his saddle bronc ride on June 26. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTOS: Rodeo action and more great Ponoka Stampede moments

Photo collage from the week

The Canada Day fireworks, shooting off from the Riverside baseball diamonds, were brilliant to behold. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Bruce Harbin, centre, cuts the ribbon at the executive opening of the Wild West Grandstand and Rooftop June 25. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Superstar Rodeo Challenge participant Chase gives these two ladies, Miss Ponoka Stampede Naomi Akkermans and Miss Rodeo Canada Jaden Holle, some of his screen time during a pause in the action June 29. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, left, was the parade marshall for the Ponoka Stampede parade June 28. He is riding with WPCA chuckwagon driver Rick Fraser on top of a stagecoach. Photo by Emily Jaycox

The Red Deer Royals Marching Show Band in the Ponoka Stampede parade. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Young cowboys and cowgirls try their luck on this rodeo dummy in a Rodeo Challenge-themed float in the Ponoka Stampede parade. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Zackery King of Creston, B.C. goes for a wild ride on June 26. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Sam Kelts of Stavely gets into his saddle bronc ride on June 26. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The True Grit Mounted Shooters show off their talents during a break in the rodeo action on June 26, while the group also hosted the Canadian championships over at the Calnash Ag Event Centre during the week. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The reaction says it all about Pincher Creek’s Dustin Flundra’s saddle bronc ride June 26 that earned him a re-ride. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The Ponoka Golf Club hosted a packed pancaked breakfast, complete with full service, on June 26. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka cowboys Brett Buss and Klay Whyte managed to wrangle a good time in the team roping June 25, but were just edged out of the finals on the last day of qualifying. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Justine Elliot from Lacombe hits a barrel in her run June 25. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Blake Mindemann of Lanchard, Oklahoma gets a great foothold in, posting a great time in the steer wrestling June 25. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Fireworks from June 26 Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The opening night of the World Professional Chuckwagon Association on June 26 was a precursor to the excitement to come the rest of the week. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The kids pony race was a huge hit among the fans on June 26. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The Ponoka Legion Branch No. 66 marches into the afternoon performance of the Ponoka Stampede July 1 Canada rodeo performance. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The Canada Day fireworks, shooting off from the Riverside baseball diamonds, were brilliant to behold. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Jim Hamilton and Deb Cline-Nicol serve up hotdogs and burgers at the grill at Hamilton’s IGA’s 37th annual Canada Day Celebrations barbecue was a big hit. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Bruce Harbin, centre, says a few words paying tribute to his late father Dr. Gary Harbin on June 30 in recognition of “Doc’s” induction into the Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame as a Rodeo Builder. Photo by Emily Jaycox

CrAsh Cooper barrels down the infield June 30. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Bridger Chambers got his steer down in 7.4 seconds. Photo By Emily Jaycox

Ben Ramey of Ponoka in the Steer Wrestling June 27.

Ropers Dean Edge of Rimbey and his partner Nelson Ladoucuer of Pendryl, Alta in the tie-down roping event during Thursday’s afternoon rodeo performance. Photo by Emily Jaycox

By Emily Jaycox

Photo collage from the week

 

The True Grit Mounted Shooters show off their talents during a break in the rodeo action on June 26, while the group also hosted the Canadian championships over at the Calnash Ag Event Centre during the week. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The reaction says it all about Pincher Creek’s Dustin Flundra’s saddle bronc ride June 26 that earned him a re-ride. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The Ponoka Golf Club hosted a packed pancaked breakfast, complete with full service, on June 26. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka cowboys Brett Buss and Klay Whyte managed to wrangle a good time in the team roping June 25, but were just edged out of the finals on the last day of qualifying. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Justine Elliot from Lacombe hits a barrel in her run June 25. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Blake Mindemann of Lanchard, Oklahoma gets a great foothold in, posting a great time in the steer wrestling June 25. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Fireworks from June 26 Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The opening night of the World Professional Chuckwagon Association on June 26 was a precursor to the excitement to come the rest of the week. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The kids pony race was a huge hit among the fans on June 26. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The Ponoka Legion Branch No. 66 marches into the afternoon performance of the Ponoka Stampede July 1 Canada rodeo performance. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The Canada Day fireworks, shooting off from the Riverside baseball diamonds, were brilliant to behold. Photo by Emily Jaycox The Canada Day fireworks, shooting off from the Riverside baseball diamonds, were brilliant to behold. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Jim Hamilton and Deb Cline-Nicol serve up hotdogs and burgers at the grill at Hamilton’s IGA’s 37th annual Canada Day Celebrations barbecue was a big hit. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Superstar Rodeo Challenge participant Chase gives these two ladies, Miss Ponoka Stampede Naomi Akkermans and Miss Rodeo Canada Jaden Holle, some of his screen time during a pause in the action June 29. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, left, was the parade marshall for the Ponoka Stampede parade June 28. He is riding with WPCA chuckwagon driver Rick Fraser on top of a stagecoach. Photo by Emily Jaycox

The Red Deer Royals Marching Show Band in the Ponoka Stampede parade. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Young cowboys and cowgirls try their luck on this rodeo dummy in a Rodeo Challenge-themed float in the Ponoka Stampede parade. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Ropers Dean Edge of Rimbey and his partner Nelson Ladoucuer of Pendryl, Alta in the tie-down roping event during Thursday’s afternoon rodeo performance. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Ben Ramey of Ponoka in the Steer Wrestling June 27.

Bridger Chambers got his steer down in 7.4 seconds. Photo By Emily Jaycox

CrAsh Cooper barrels down the infield June 30. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Bruce Harbin, centre, says a few words paying tribute to his late father Dr. Gary Harbin on June 30 in recognition of “Doc’s” induction into the Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame as a Rodeo Builder. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Bruce Harbin, centre, cuts the ribbon at the executive opening of the Wild West Grandstand and Rooftop June 25. Photo by Emily Jaycox

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