Bullarama set for thrills and spills

ADAM JACKSON/Ponoka News

Grab your boots and cowboy hat; a springtime favourite is back for another round.

The 5th annual Spring Twist-off Bullarama will be back again. The Ponoka Agriculture Society fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 29 at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex.

The event has taken rodeo and boiled it down to the top spectator category – the bull riding.

The Bullarama, which is hosted by the Ponoka Agriculture Society, features World Pro Bullriding athletes who will be competing for the championship. Close to $4000 is up for grabs for the riders.

In the past, the event has drawn crowds of up to 1500 ranging in age from babies to seniors.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and bulls start bucking at 7:30 p.m.

Following the show, there will be a cabaret at the same location for adults only.

Adult tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Youth tickets are available for $10 for those between 6-17 and children 5 and under are free.

“This is primarily our big fundraiser for the year,” said Sherry Gummow, a member of the Ponoka Agriculture Society. “Our goal was to find something fun for the whole family.”

The Ponoka Ag Society has been running for 105 years and is very active in the community. It has been involved with numerous groups including the 4-H clubs.