LETTER: Looking for Canadian music at Ponoka Stampede

A Ponoka News reader suggests more Canadian artists should be on the music roster

Dear Editor,

On the last day of the Ponoka Stampede I attended the rodeo finals in the afternoon and the chuckwagon races in the evening.

I had a wonderful time and enjoyed it immensely but there was one thing that bothered me. In the background there was music playing at different times and what I could hear was, The Yellow Rose of Texas and Rose of San Antonio.

Maybe on other days they did play Canadian western music but on the last day all I heard was American. It is good to acknowledge other contestants’ countries, wherever they are from, but it is also a good opportunity to promote Canadian musicians.

I can just hear, at the opening of the Stampede, Alberta Bound. When it is over they could go out with Calgary Stampede, by Wilf Carter or something like that.

I feel certain that entrants from other countries would appreciate to hear more Canadian musicians. If not, I would.

Phyllis Shoop

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