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Ponoka Legion honours veterans on Decoration Day

Tiny pennants of patriotism, dozens of miniature Canadian flags snapped smartly in…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: ‘The Educators’ perform at Ponoka’s Music in the Park

On Sept. 18, local country/rock bank “The Educators” performed for Music in…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Pope Francis spends a few minutes praying alone at the Ermineskin Cemetery July 25. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Pope Francis spends a few minutes praying alone at the Ermineskin Cemetery July 25. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The pinnacle of the Bashaw Medieval Faire was the jousting, judging by the cheers from the crowd July 17. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

PHOTOS: Knights, maidens and youth enjoy Bashaw Medieval Faire

Faire and artisan market held at the Bashaw Ag Grounds

The pinnacle of the Bashaw Medieval Faire was the jousting, judging by the cheers from the crowd July 17. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
The storm caused flash flooding in downtown Ponoka on July 16. (Photos submitted)

PHOTOS: Storm does damage to Ponoka area

A thunderstorm with heavy wind, rain and hail ripped through Ponoka Saturday evening

The storm caused flash flooding in downtown Ponoka on July 16. (Photos submitted)
L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: The best snapshots from the 2022 Ponoka Stampede

Highlights from the 86th annual Ponoka Stampede, held June 27 to July 3

L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)
The Reklaws rocked the Ponoka Stampede stage on July 1 to an enthusiastic crowd. Following the concert, there were Canada Day fireworks sponsored by the Stampede and the Town of Ponoka. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

VIDEO: The Reklaws live at the Ponoka Stampede and Canada Day fireworks

The Reklaws Taking the stage Canada Day is The Reklaws, a sibling…

The Reklaws rocked the Ponoka Stampede stage on July 1 to an enthusiastic crowd. Following the concert, there were Canada Day fireworks sponsored by the Stampede and the Town of Ponoka. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Midway at Ponoka Stampede is largest travelling midway in Canada

With over 30 major rides and Kiddie Land, The West Coast Amusements…

(Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Morgan Grant of Didsbury, Alta. has a time of 14.0 in the steer wrestling. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: DAY 5 of the Ponoka Stampede

Women’s ranch bronc riders show what a cowgirl can do

  • Jul 1, 2022
Morgan Grant of Didsbury, Alta. has a time of 14.0 in the steer wrestling. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Night 3 of chuckwagon action at the Ponoka Stampede

Chucks recap and more kids day photos from June 30

  • Jul 1, 2022
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(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: DAY 4 — Kids Day at Ponoka Stampede

A look at the leader board after the fourth pro rodeo performance

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Parade marshal Olympic speedskater Maddison Pearman in the Ponoka Stampede on June 30. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Winners of the 2022 Ponoka Stampede Parade

See list of winners and more photos from the Stampede Parade

  • Jun 30, 2022
Parade marshal Olympic speedskater Maddison Pearman in the Ponoka Stampede on June 30. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Big and Small give a VIP tour of the pit June 25. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Black Press Media)

Edmonton International Raceway shows appreciation for frontline workers

June 25 race event dedicated to health care workers, first responders

Big and Small give a VIP tour of the pit June 25. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Black Press Media)
Taylor-Jane Gardner from Ponoka had a time of 17.97. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Taylor-Jane Gardner from Ponoka had a time of 17.97. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Aaron Goodvin. (Warner Music Canada)

4 exciting acts on the big stage at this year’s Ponoka Stampede

This year’s entertainment acts are sure to bring Stampede goers to their…

  • Jun 22, 2022
Aaron Goodvin. (Warner Music Canada)
Drivers push hard for the finish line in the fourth heat of the All Pro Canadian Chucwagon races on night one of the Wild West Chuckwagon Championship at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds on Thursday, Sept. 2. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Sounds, sights and excitement of Ponoka Stampede returning

The Ponoka Stampede returns after two years absence

  • Jun 20, 2022
Drivers push hard for the finish line in the fourth heat of the All Pro Canadian Chucwagon races on night one of the Wild West Chuckwagon Championship at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds on Thursday, Sept. 2. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
All three local high schools participated in the Graduates of Ponoka Parade on June 2. St. Augustine School held their grad on June 3 and Ponoka Secondary Campus held theirs on June 4. The BRICK Learning Centre will celebrate its graduates on June 29. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
All three local high schools participated in the Graduates of Ponoka Parade on June 2. St. Augustine School held their grad on June 3 and Ponoka Secondary Campus held theirs on June 4. The BRICK Learning Centre will celebrate its graduates on June 29. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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…

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