Two of Howard Johnston’s grand-children model the jackets that he is offering up to a new home. Photo submitted

Two of Howard Johnston’s grand-children model the jackets that he is offering up to a new home. Photo submitted

Former Ponoka resident makes memorabilia available

Getting rid of some jackets and other mementos

A graduate of Ponoka Composite is hoping that someone local may want some pieces of history he has to offer.

Howard Johnston, Class of 1956, has a pair of jackets and some sports shields from his school days that he would like to part with and find a new home for.

The memorabilia includes a 1953/54 green and gold coloured jacket with Broncs lettering and leather sleeves plus a grey 1955 captain crested jacket, some original football shields from the 1950s, as well as his 1956 yearbook and an original 1956 class reunion print done for their 40th reunion in 1996.

Last year, Johnston and his wife celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and he felt now was the right time to part with these items as in his words, “Now is the time to right size and part with some of my artifacts.”

Johnston currently lives in Edson, AB. and just recently retired from his 55 years as an hunter education instructor to go along with 13 years as a psychiatric nurse at the former Alberta Hospital Ponoka, three years as an addictions counsellor and 17 years as a high school counsellor.

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A photo of the 1955-56 Ponoka Broncs football team, featuring Howard Johnston, as it appears in the yearbook that he is making part of the package. Photo submitted

A photo of the 1955-56 Ponoka Broncs football team, featuring Howard Johnston, as it appears in the yearbook that he is making part of the package. Photo submitted

some of the shields that Howard Johnston is hoping to find a new home for. Photo submitted

some of the shields that Howard Johnston is hoping to find a new home for. Photo submitted

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