Ponoka Stampede

Ponoka Stampede president Bruce Harbin

PSA president Bruce Harbin re-elected for one more year

The Ponoka Stampede Association held their AGM on Nov. 12

 

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Ponoka Stampede land transfer progressing forward

Several motions passed to facilitate the process

 

The land that would be transferred to the Ponoka Stampede Association is the 29.98 acres on which the main Stampede exhibition grounds stand.This area includes the area occupied by the stands and suites, the track, the Stagecoach Saloon, and the Midway area. Image: Town of Ponoka

Town, PSA answer questions about land transfer

By Emily Jaycox and Jordie Dwyer After the Town of Ponoka announced…

 

Karen and Darren Fischer from Rimbey receive their $75,000 prize from Terry Jones of the Ponoka Stampede as the winners of the annual Cattle Raffle. The couple took the cash instead of the 50-bred heifers. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTO: Stampede Cattle Raffle winner

Rimbey couple take home cash instead of cattle

Karen and Darren Fischer from Rimbey receive their $75,000 prize from Terry Jones of the Ponoka Stampede as the winners of the annual Cattle Raffle. The couple took the cash instead of the 50-bred heifers. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
PHOTOS: Canada Day in Ponoka

PHOTOS: Canada Day in Ponoka

Fireworks, pancake breakfasts and the grand opening of the Ponoka Farmers Market

PHOTOS: Canada Day in Ponoka
Town of Ponoka intends to transfer Stampede grounds to PSA

Town of Ponoka intends to transfer Stampede grounds to PSA

Memorandum of Understanding signed on June 26

Town of Ponoka intends to transfer Stampede grounds to PSA
The Ponoka Stampede sani-dump at the campground saw barricades installed June 8 and is now open to the public. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Stampede RV dump station now open

Facility open for service despite campground, office remain closed

The Ponoka Stampede sani-dump at the campground saw barricades installed June 8 and is now open to the public. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Rodeo events, such as team roping, are the main attraction of the Ponoka Stampede. However, it is a small part of the overall impact annually to the local economy, which will take a massive blow with this year’s cancellation.                                File photo

No Ponoka Stampede will hit everyone’s wallet

Estimated loss of about $150 million to local economy

Rodeo events, such as team roping, are the main attraction of the Ponoka Stampede. However, it is a small part of the overall impact annually to the local economy, which will take a massive blow with this year’s cancellation.                                File photo
Community reacts to cancellation of 2020 Ponoka Stampede
Community reacts to cancellation of 2020 Ponoka Stampede
Layton Green at the Ponoka Stampede in 2017. File photo

UPDATED: 2020 Ponoka Stampede cancelled

Cattle raffle to go ahead, Stampede will return in 2021

Layton Green at the Ponoka Stampede in 2017. File photo
UPDATED: 2020 Ponoka Stampede cancelled

UPDATED: 2020 Ponoka Stampede cancelled

Cattle raffle to go ahead, Stampede will return in 2021

UPDATED: 2020 Ponoka Stampede cancelled
Ponoka Stampede’s Gary ‘Doc’ Harbin passed away after a losing battle with cancer. Doc died peacefully in his home surrounded by friends and family.                                File photo

Ponoka Stampede’s Gary ‘Doc’ Harbin passes away

Doc lost his five year battle with cancer but was surrounded by friends and family

Ponoka Stampede’s Gary ‘Doc’ Harbin passed away after a losing battle with cancer. Doc died peacefully in his home surrounded by friends and family.                                File photo
Ponoka Stampede director Gary “Doc” Harbin (left) was inducted into the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame for his work as a builder. In this 2013 photo, Harbin poses with then Stampede president Joe Dodds with the Remuda Award, which recognizes committees that bring the best horses to a rodeo.                                File photo

Ponoka’s Gary ‘Doc’ Harbin inducted into hall of fame

Doc was inducted into the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame for his work as a builder

Ponoka Stampede director Gary “Doc” Harbin (left) was inducted into the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame for his work as a builder. In this 2013 photo, Harbin poses with then Stampede president Joe Dodds with the Remuda Award, which recognizes committees that bring the best horses to a rodeo.                                File photo
OPINION: Ponoka well represented during the Winter Games

OPINION: Ponoka well represented during the Winter Games

While there were no athletes at the 2019 Winter Games, Ponoka was definitely well featured

OPINION: Ponoka well represented during the Winter Games
PHOTOS: Ponoka at the Canada Winter Games

PHOTOS: Ponoka at the Canada Winter Games

Town of Ponoka and Ponoka Stampede Association represented at Winter Games

PHOTOS: Ponoka at the Canada Winter Games
Alberta’s rodeo world was sent into sadness after the passing of Ponoka cowboy Bud Butterfield. This file photo of Bud was taken during the Ponoka Stampede Tarp Auction in 2017 when the association featured Bud on its collectible poster.                                File photo

Ponoka cowboy Vernon (Bud) Butterfield passes away

The Ponoka Stampede Association announced his passing Friday

Alberta’s rodeo world was sent into sadness after the passing of Ponoka cowboy Bud Butterfield. This file photo of Bud was taken during the Ponoka Stampede Tarp Auction in 2017 when the association featured Bud on its collectible poster.                                File photo
Ponoka Stampede president Bruce Harbin

Ponoka Stampede Association sees new director

The association is readying itself for a busy season and new facilities

Ponoka Stampede president Bruce Harbin
New suites construction begins: Ponoka Stampede’s Wild West Suites construction started Nov. 15. Eagle Builders has been hired to construct the executive suites, which are expected to be ready for the 2019 edition of the Ponoka Stampede. The association unveiled its plans to construct the new suites at its WPCA tarp auction this year.                                 Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

PHOTO: Ponoka Stampede new suites construction begins

The Ponoka Stampede Wild West Suites construction has begun

New suites construction begins: Ponoka Stampede’s Wild West Suites construction started Nov. 15. Eagle Builders has been hired to construct the executive suites, which are expected to be ready for the 2019 edition of the Ponoka Stampede. The association unveiled its plans to construct the new suites at its WPCA tarp auction this year.                                 Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka RCMP were busy during the Ponoka Stampede week with 333 calls for service.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka RCMP busy during Stampede week

Among the 333 files were 3 stabbings, assaults, thefts, among others, however, police were active

Ponoka RCMP were busy during the Ponoka Stampede week with 333 calls for service.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Lester Gurnett, who was recognized with the legends award in 2017, stands by as Brenda Vold unveils his display June 26 at the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame inductees displays unveiled

Ponoka-based hall showcases historical artifacts of 2017 inductees

Lester Gurnett, who was recognized with the legends award in 2017, stands by as Brenda Vold unveils his display June 26 at the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Photo by Jordie Dwyer