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Town’s outdoor skating facilities closing down

Trail extension announced for the summer

  • Mar 5, 2021
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Calumet Curling Club wins $20k in 50/50 draw at Scotties

Small curling club between Ponoka and Bashaw wins big

  • Mar 5, 2021
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Improvements and maintenance underway at Ponoka pool

The Ponoka Aquaplex is undergoing extensive maintenance and improvements as part of…

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Football Alberta recognizes Ponoka coach with award of merit

Bantam Broncs head coach Todd Lewis selected for his dedication to the sport, his team during COVID

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Minor hockey in Ponoka has started for many of the teams with practices and pre-season games for some of the older teams having been played this past weekend.
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PMHA says it’s ‘heartbreaking’ season was cut short

Ice was removed from the Ponoka arena in the first week of February

Minor hockey in Ponoka has started for many of the teams with practices and pre-season games for some of the older teams having been played this past weekend.
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Brian Dalshaug, former Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Coach. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake hockey community mourns the loss of former coach

Brian Dalshaug is remembered as the “father of competitive hockey in Sylvan Lake.”

Brian Dalshaug, former Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Coach. (Photo Submitted)
Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels forward Coy Pighin battles with a Southeast Tigers player Sunday in Game 1 of the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League Division Final in March 2020. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Alberta minor hockey 2020-21 season officially cancelled

Alberta Hockey cancels season after restrictions make earliest return to play March 1.

Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels forward Coy Pighin battles with a Southeast Tigers player Sunday in Game 1 of the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League Division Final in March 2020. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
The Town of Ponoka announced in a press release March 13 that is was closing the Ponoka arena. Photo by Emily Jaycox

New ice plant being installed at Ponoka Arena Complex

A new ice plant is being installed at the Ponoka Arena Complex…

The Town of Ponoka announced in a press release March 13 that is was closing the Ponoka arena. Photo by Emily Jaycox
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Ponoka figure skating leader celebrated on her birthday

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame celebrated Ponoka inductee Marilyn Chidlow on…

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Hockey nets set up at outdoor rink

With provincial health restrictions now permitting outdoor gatherings of up to 10…

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Provincial curling championships in Sylvan Lake cancelled

Curling Alberta announced Friday the men and women’s championships have been cancelled

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L-R: Shaun McLaren and Kristen Gerlinksy help Chase McLaren, four, and Brandt Schellenberger, seven (behind), lace up at Lions Centennial Park on Dec. 30. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Shaun McLaren and Kristen Gerlinksy help Chase McLaren, four, and Brandt Schellenberger, seven (behind), lace up at Lions Centennial Park on Dec. 30. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Bucs player Todd Lewis in the donation chair. (Submitted file photo)

Central Alberta Bucs vs. Red Deer Titans in ‘Winter Blood Fest’ challenge

Two teams face off to see which club can donate the most units of blood

Bucs player Todd Lewis in the donation chair. (Submitted file photo)
The Red Deer Games Foundation has made changes to its grant program as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo supplied)

Red Deer Games Foundation adjusts grant program due to COVID-19 pandemic

The foundation postponed the spring 2020 grant program due to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Nov 27, 2020
The Red Deer Games Foundation has made changes to its grant program as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo supplied)
Team roping jackpot: The Shooters Team Roping Jackpot was held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre from Nov. 13 to 15. All categories won prizes including trophy rifles, cross heels, roping dummies and roping cards. Pictured here, a No. 7 roping team tries their luck Sunday, Nov. 15. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Shooters Team Roping Jackpot

Team roping jackpot: The Shooters Team Roping Jackpot was held at the…

Team roping jackpot: The Shooters Team Roping Jackpot was held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre from Nov. 13 to 15. All categories won prizes including trophy rifles, cross heels, roping dummies and roping cards. Pictured here, a No. 7 roping team tries their luck Sunday, Nov. 15. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
From Jan. 25-31, 2021, curlers from across the province will be taking over Sylvan Lake during the men’s and women’s provincial championships, known as the Sentinel Storage Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake to host Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The NexSource Centre will host a combined Boston Pizza Cup-Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

From Jan. 25-31, 2021, curlers from across the province will be taking over Sylvan Lake during the men’s and women’s provincial championships, known as the Sentinel Storage Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Bronc No. 11 Kadyn Reinbold makes a clean tackle near the end of the first half Nov. 1. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Bantam Broncs wrap up fall season

Last game a loss, but overall sucessful developmental season

Bronc No. 11 Kadyn Reinbold makes a clean tackle near the end of the first half Nov. 1. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Dale Clearwater breaks hard Oct. 30 at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Canadian Snaffle Bit Futurity

The Canadian Snaffle Bit Futurity was held at the Calnash Ag Event…

Dale Clearwater breaks hard Oct. 30 at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Bantam Broncs lose tight 42-38 game to the Titans

The Bantam Broncs played an offensive shootout game against the Drumheller Titans…

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