Rally held in Ponoka against COVID-19 vaccine mandates

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Hailey, left, from Unity For Ponoka spoke at the gathering at Lions Centennial Park on Jan. 22. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)Hailey, left, from Unity For Ponoka spoke at the gathering at Lions Centennial Park on Jan. 22. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Sarah from Police On Guard For Thee. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)Sarah from Police On Guard For Thee. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

A crowd of supporters from “Unity for Ponoka” and other groups gathered at Lions Centennial Park on Saturday, Jan. 22 for a “Worldwide Freedom Rally.”

There were a couple of speakers, identified only by their first names, and then the group moved to downtown to drive their vehicles through town in a convoy.

Hailey from Unity for Ponoka said the local group is trying to emulate a movement that started in Newfoundland, where a group of moms gathered alleged evidence of crimes committed regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates and reported it to local police.

Different groups across Canada have been serving municipalities with notices of liability, with the goal of then reporting alleged crimes and having case files opened and investigations started, Hailey said.

The second speaker was Sarah from the “Police On Guard For Thee” organization. Sarah spoke about the Momma Bears Project, whose motto is “It’s OK to wait.”

A group Action4Canada organized freedom rallies across Canada on Jan. 22 and 23, 2022, including Edmonton, Calgary and Medicine Hat in Alberta.

A group of truckers protesting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate that came into effect on Jan. 15, for truckers that cross the Canada-U.S. border. The group left British Columbia over the weekend, and are to be joined by fleets of other drivers from across Canada before arriving in the capital on Jan. 29.

– With files from the Canadian Press

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