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Mackenzie Jensen clings to her horse as she shows off a trick, practicing for a performance in Ponoka alongside her partner, Jayna Hale. (Photo by John Watson)

Two Strathmore trick riders to perform at Ponoka Stampede

By John Watson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Strathmore Times Strathmore trick riders…

  • May 16, 2022
Calnash Ag Event Centre hosted the World Series of Team Roping Qualifier on May 7 and 8. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka hosts World Series of Team Roping Qualifier

Calnash Ag Event Centre hosted the World Series of Team Roping Qualifier…

First on the auction block, Vern Nolin’s tarp sold for $12,000. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka Stampede Tarp Auction raises about $390K for world’s top chuck drivers

The Ponoka Stampede Association (PSA) Tarp Auction, held at the Stagecoach Saloon…

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Lacombe club chosen to host Boxing Alberta’s Diamond Belt competition

Boxers from Ponoka, Sylvan Lake, Red Deer, Blackfalds, Lacombe and Rimbey will compete on May 28

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Wolf Creek Golf Resort. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka area golf courses expecting great seasons

Golfers, new and old, have increased in last couple of years

  • Apr 28, 2022
Wolf Creek Golf Resort. (Photo submitted)
The Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022 hopefuls from L-R: Martina Hotlkamp, Codi Wilson, Harleigh Zack, Naomi Akkermans (reigning queen), Mackenzie Skeels, Emily Roessler and Ashley Gillespie. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022 hopefuls from L-R: Martina Hotlkamp, Codi Wilson, Harleigh Zack, Naomi Akkermans (reigning queen), Mackenzie Skeels, Emily Roessler and Ashley Gillespie. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Bashaw bunnock tournament returning this year

By Sam Donnelly For the Bashaw Star The Bashaw Curling Club will…

  • Apr 13, 2022
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Ponoka Bantam Broncs spring football season starting

The Bantam Broncs football team is starting their 2022 spring season next…

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New spring recreation programming coming to the Ponoka Arena Complex

Drop in programming starting April 25

  • Apr 8, 2022
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Carly Letourneau at Precision Gymnastics. (Shaela Dansereau)

Wetaskiwin gymnast competes on home soil

17-year-old Carly Letourneau is set on being the first gymnast in the Wetaskiwin Hall of Fame

Carly Letourneau at Precision Gymnastics. (Shaela Dansereau)
Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens at the Falun Female Frozen Challenge in December 2021. (Submitted)

Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens finish season at Provincials

The female hockey team won gold at Edmonton Minor Hockey Week and league playoffs this year

Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens at the Falun Female Frozen Challenge in December 2021. (Submitted)
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Ponoka alumnae volleyball players win bronze at college nationals

Tess Pearman and Autumn Roos from Ponoka play with the RDP Queens

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The junior jockeys of Flying Cross Ranch race at top speed in front of the grandstand at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. (File photo)

The Ponoka Stampede is on this year and will feature new events

Stampede dates are June 27 to July 3

  • Mar 24, 2022
The junior jockeys of Flying Cross Ranch race at top speed in front of the grandstand at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. (File photo)
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Ponoka’s outdoor skating surfaces closed for the season

With the recent warmer weather, the Ponoka outdoor ice skating surfaces closed…

  • Mar 21, 2022
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L-R: CAO Sandra Lund, Maddison Pearman, MLA Ron Orr and Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (Facebook/Town of Ponoka)

Olympic speedskater Maddison Pearman visits hometown

Pearman competed at World Cup Finals last week

L-R: CAO Sandra Lund, Maddison Pearman, MLA Ron Orr and Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (Facebook/Town of Ponoka)
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Hometown Ponoka curler wins gold at ACAC mens provincials

By Sam Donnelly For Ponoka News Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) curler from…

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A jersey ceremony was held March 10 at the Ponoka Arena Complex for former Ponoka players Sam Neath and Levi Busat. Number 12 was Busat’s number. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

VIDEO: Memorial jersey ceremony held for two Ponoka players

The Ponoka Minor Hockey Association held a memorial jersey ceremony on March…

A jersey ceremony was held March 10 at the Ponoka Arena Complex for former Ponoka players Sam Neath and Levi Busat. Number 12 was Busat’s number. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Ponoka Storm U13 girls compete in in-door soccer provincials

By Vince Burke For the Ponoka Minor Soccer Associaton Girls U13 soccer…

  • Mar 14, 2022
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A photo captioned “eyes on the prize” posted on Ponoka Olympian Maddison Pearman’s Instagram account, as she prepared for the World Championships. (Instagram photo/ gettysport)

Ponoka Olympian Maddison Pearman off to World Cup Finals

In true world-class athlete style, mere days after the closing of the…

A photo captioned “eyes on the prize” posted on Ponoka Olympian Maddison Pearman’s Instagram account, as she prepared for the World Championships. (Instagram photo/ gettysport)