Ponoka Stampede

Ponoka Stampede director Terry Jones, left, with the Tennant family. (Photo submitted)

Bluffton-area rancher takes the heifers in Ponoka Stampede Cattle Raffle

‘As soon as we saw them, I knew we would take them’

 

(Photos by Emily Jaycox)

VIDEO: Canada Day in Ponoka

Photos and videos of Canada Day celebrations around town

 

2019 Ponoka Stampede rodeo action. (File photo)

2021 Ponoka Stampede was cancelled due to timing

PSA Bruce Harbin says a 2021 Ponoka Stampede would have had ‘gaping holes’

 

2019 Ponoka Stampede rodeo action. (File photo)

2021 Ponoka Stampede was cancelled due to timing

PSA Bruce Harbin says a 2021 Ponoka Stampede would have had ‘gaping holes’

2019 Ponoka Stampede rodeo action. (File photo)
Tyler Bingham from Honeyvile, Utah sits second in the bull riding after posting an 86.75 on June 28, 2019 at the Ponoka Stampede. (File photo)

2021 Ponoka Stampede postponed

Board is optimistic the seven-day rodeo may go ahead in July or August

Tyler Bingham from Honeyvile, Utah sits second in the bull riding after posting an 86.75 on June 28, 2019 at the Ponoka Stampede. (File photo)
2019 Ponoka Stampede rodeo action. (File photo)

Chute not yet open for 2021 Ponoka Stampede

Ponoka Stampede Association still hopeful event can go ahead this year

2019 Ponoka Stampede rodeo action. (File photo)
L-R: Henry Fleck shows son-in-law Kevin Prediger useful tips to driving a carriage with harrows behind for the 2016 Farming with Horses farm event. (File photo)

OUR COMMUNITY: Remembering Ponoka horseman Henry Fleck

He was a mechanic and a veterinarian’s assistant and worked on movie…

L-R: Henry Fleck shows son-in-law Kevin Prediger useful tips to driving a carriage with harrows behind for the 2016 Farming with Horses farm event. (File photo)
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

Ponoka Stampede president Bruce Harbin
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Ponoka Stampede land transfer progressing forward

Several motions passed to facilitate the process

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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…

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
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