There will be temporary road closures in Ponoka on Thursday, June 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the Graduates of Ponoka Parade.
The following streets will be closed for the event: 55 Street (from 45 Avenue Crescent to 48 Avenue); 48 Avenue (from 55 Street to 51 Street); 51 Street (from 48 Avenue to 57 Avenue); 57 Avenue (from 51 Street to 50 Street); 50 Street (from 57 Avenue to 46 Avenue); 46 Avenue (from 50 Street to 54 Street); and 54 Street (from 46 Avenue to just past the front entrance of the Arena).
The Graduates of Ponoka Parade is an alternative to the traditional graduation ceremonies that are normally held during non-pandemic times to celebrate Grade 12 graduating students in Ponoka. The Town of Ponoka has partnered with Ponoka Secondary Campus, The Brick Learning Centre and St. Augustine School to facilitate the parade to ensure our local graduates and their families can safely celebrate this important milestone in their lives.
The parade will start at 6 p.m. from St. Augustine School and will follow the traditional Ponoka Stampede Parade route.
Citizens are welcome to watch the parade from sidewalks along the parade route and are reminded to please follow public health restrictions including the maximum outdoor gathering limit of 10 people, physically distancing from those outside your household and wearing a mask if physical distancing is not possible.
– Submitted by the Town of Ponoka