Ponoka Reflections

Ponoka family remembers fallen WWI soldier

A Ponoka soldier killed in action in the Great War is remembered

  • Oct 16, 2018

Reflections: Taking the time to remember a fallen Ponoka soldier

Raymond Marinus Krefting, who was born east of Ponoka, was killed in action during WWII

  • Oct 2, 2018

Reflections: Cissell reunion celebrated in Dakota district

Several generations of one of the Ponoka area’s founding families gather for reunion

Reflections: Things weren’t easy when folks first moved to the Ponoka area

The humble homes have grown a lot since Ponoka folks first moved in

  • Sep 18, 2018

Reflections: Looking at the Nortthcotts who helped develop Ponoka

Quite a bit of Ponoka history was created with the help of the Northcotts

  • Sep 11, 2018

Reflections: When the automobiles invaded

The quiet streets of Ponoka and district were taken over by ‘new’ transport options in the roaring 20’s

Reflections: Past Ponoka councils started bylaws as early as 1902

One 1902 bylaw required no cattle on town streets after a certain time

  • Aug 21, 2018

Reflections: Remembering those early Barber and Beauty Shops of Ponoka

Back to a time when a shave and a hair cut could have cost you two-bits

  • Aug 14, 2018

Reflections: Ponoka Agricultural Society celebrates 115 years of fairs

Agricultural society’s history is filled with community spirit, support and even a few bumps

Reflections: How Ponoka’s community groups built this town

Looking back at all the different community groups that helped out Ponoka

Reflections: Looking at the first days of the Ponoka Stampede

As a fundraiser, a special rodeo was created in 1936, setting off a legacy of the Ponoka Stampede

  • Jun 27, 2018

Reflections Stampede: Ponoka Stampede’s parade history

There are quite a few photos highlighting the history of the parade in this story

  • Jun 16, 2018

Reflections: Welcoming the new staff and light display at the Ponoka museum

Fort Ostell Museum has new summer staff and a new antique light display

  • Jun 13, 2018

Reflections: Looking back at Ponoka’s 1948 grad class

The 70th reunion set for June 9 at the Ponoka Legion

  • Jun 5, 2018

Reflections: Ponoka’s Royal Purple recognized for active community involvement

The Order of the Royal Purple has helped Ponoka in many ways for the last 92 years

  • May 30, 2018

Reflections: Looking at the years of the Ponoka Rising Sun Clubhouse

For 22 years the clubhouse has served Ponoka. Now it prepares for its charity golf fundraiser

  • May 23, 2018

Reflections: Fondly recalling downtown and Bud’s Fine Foods

Ponoka’s history included many different businesses, but none like Bud’s Fine Foods

Reflections: Looking back at grandmother’s apron

The many colourful aprons that Grandmother Brown used to wear.

  • May 9, 2018

Reflections: Fort Ostell Museum features unique doctors display

Check out the incredible doctors’ instruments at Ponoka’s historical museum

Reflections: Celebrating 90 years of the Ponoka Legion

The Legion is hosting a special night of celebration in May

  • Apr 25, 2018