Ponoka’s Family Community and Support Services (FCSS) hosted a drive-in movie night in the parking lot of the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex on June 30, featuring the movie Secretariat.
“We threw it together pretty quickly when the gathering limits were expanded,” said FCSS program manager Shelly Van Eaton.
“We thought this could be a safe, fun way for the community to share some good stuff and have a little Stampede fun.”
Earlier that afternoon, Alberta Health increased the allowed number for audience-style outdoor community events (such as such as fireworks, festivals and rodeos) from 100 to 200, allowing more people to attend the movie night.
Movie goers listened in to the movie inside their vehicles via an FM radio frequency.
The Hot Express food truck was on hand and everyone in attendance received a $5 food truck coupon, courtesy of the Town of Ponoka, as well as a bag of popcorn courtesy of Servus Credit Union.