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An impromptu fall registration night will be held during the Ponoka Community Market on Monday, Aug. 30 instead of at the arena. (File photo)

Fall registration to be held during Ponoka Community Market

Several local groups will be participating on Monday, Aug. 30

 

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Fall practice starting for Ponoka senior and bantam football teams

Teams welcoming all players who want to try out the sport

 

The 1D buckle one lucky winner will go home with at this year’s 2021 ABRA Finals. (Photo submitted)

ABRA Finals barrel racing action returns to Ponoka

Event takes place Aug. 23 to 29

  • Aug 18, 2021

 

Longtime Red Deer Advocate sports reporter Danny Rode is being celebrated with an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies after 50 years of covering sports in central Alberta. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Central Alberta writer Danny Rode receives honourary degree

He was elected in the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1999

  • Jun 4, 2021
Longtime Red Deer Advocate sports reporter Danny Rode is being celebrated with an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies after 50 years of covering sports in central Alberta. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Bucs player Todd Lewis in the donation chair. (Submitted file photo)

Central Alberta Bucs vs. Red Deer Titans in ‘Winter Blood Fest’ challenge

Two teams face off to see which club can donate the most units of blood

Bucs player Todd Lewis in the donation chair. (Submitted file photo)
Dale Clearwater breaks hard Oct. 30 at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Canadian Snaffle Bit Futurity

The Canadian Snaffle Bit Futurity was held at the Calnash Ag Event…

Dale Clearwater breaks hard Oct. 30 at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Bantam Broncs lose tight 42-38 game to the Titans

The Bantam Broncs played an offensive shootout game against the Drumheller Titans…

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Marissa Cunnington. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

NARCHC year end horse show photos and results

The Northern Alberta Reined Cow Horse Club (NARCHC) held its futurity, derby…

Marissa Cunnington. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: CBHI futurity

Held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre Oct. 8 to 11

(Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)
Leisure Lanes bowling alley busy with league play

Leisure Lanes bowling alley busy with league play

Ponoka bowling alley open with COVID-19 restrictions

Leisure Lanes bowling alley busy with league play
Logan Bonnett, left, and Keely Bonnett are the TRC Finals Open Champions. Image: Facebook

Ponoka ropers TRC Finals Open Champions

The Canadian Open Champions at the 2020 Team Roping Canada (TRC) Finals…

Logan Bonnett, left, and Keely Bonnett are the TRC Finals Open Champions. Image: Facebook
Photo by Naomi McKinney. File photo
Photo by Naomi McKinney. File photo
Photo submitted
Photo submitted
Cutting Classic: The Black Elk Cutting Classic was held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre from Sept. 8 to 13. Pictured here is cutting horse Cy Runaround Sue, ridden by Dustin Gonnet, owned by Les Jack.                                Photo by Emily Jaycox

PHOTOS: Black Elk Cutting Classic

Held in Ponoka Sept. 8 to 13

Cutting Classic: The Black Elk Cutting Classic was held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre from Sept. 8 to 13. Pictured here is cutting horse Cy Runaround Sue, ridden by Dustin Gonnet, owned by Les Jack.                                Photo by Emily Jaycox
Black Press file photo

Space, regulations biggest hurdles to indoor soccer season

Ponoka players may be able to join ‘mini-leagues’

Black Press file photo
PHOTOS: 51st Alberta Morgan Horse Show

PHOTOS: 51st Alberta Morgan Horse Show

Held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre Sept. 4 to 6

PHOTOS: 51st Alberta Morgan Horse Show
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

Two of Howard Johnston’s grand-children model the jackets that he is offering up to a new home. Photo submitted
Ponoka’s bantam Broncs season will look different with a 9-man configuration and with the offensive side of the ball having the most changes.                                File photo

Two seasons possible for Ponoka’s bantam Broncs

Plans are to play 9-man fall schedule, then regular 12-man league in spring

Ponoka’s bantam Broncs season will look different with a 9-man configuration and with the offensive side of the ball having the most changes.                                File photo
The All Girls Challenge was a huge success with 202 teams competing on Aug. 21 at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Super 6 weekend goes without a hitch

Huge weekend see big payouts, lots of entries

The All Girls Challenge was a huge success with 202 teams competing on Aug. 21 at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Aquaplex now has extended pool schedule

Aquaplex now has extended pool schedule

Includes extended hours, lessons, and more family swim time

Aquaplex now has extended pool schedule