The Ponoka Stampede Association (PSA) held its public open house for the Wild West Grandstand and Rooftop on June 22. The event welcomed the public as well as past and present ticket holders.
Miss Ponoka Stampede Naomi Akkermans was present to give a royal welcome, answer questions and give tours. Akkermans says there was a “steady stream” of visitors throughout the afternoon.
PSA director Terry Jones was at the grill estimated over 500 visitors had come through by 3 p.m.
The Wild West grandstand features 16 private infield suites with covered seating for 20 people, with a private bar, elevator and personalized service.
The rooftop has seating for 150 with a total capacity of 300 and also has multiple food and bar options.