Ponoka Stampede

Three Ponoka Lions Club members spoke to town council on May 10. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Three Ponoka Lions Club members spoke to town council on May 10. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka Lions asks town to take over bus program after loss of major fundraiser

Members of the Ponoka Lions Club came before council on May 10…

 

First on the auction block, Vern Nolin’s tarp sold for $12,000. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka Stampede Tarp Auction raises about $390K for world’s top chuck drivers

The Ponoka Stampede Association (PSA) Tarp Auction, held at the Stagecoach Saloon…

 

2018 Miss Ponoka Stampede Alicia Erickson (centre) is flanked by the Ponoka pair vying to replace her in 2019, Kayla Dueck (left) and Naomi Akkermans. (File photo)

There’s still time for Ponoka Stampede rodeo queen hopefuls to apply

Akkermans: ‘You become part of the family’

  • Mar 24, 2022
2018 Miss Ponoka Stampede Alicia Erickson (centre) is flanked by the Ponoka pair vying to replace her in 2019, Kayla Dueck (left) and Naomi Akkermans. (File photo)
The junior jockeys of Flying Cross Ranch race at top speed in front of the grandstand at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. (File photo)

The Ponoka Stampede is on this year and will feature new events

Stampede dates are June 27 to July 3

  • Mar 24, 2022
The junior jockeys of Flying Cross Ranch race at top speed in front of the grandstand at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. (File photo)
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Ponoka Stampede Cattle Raffle going ahead in 2022

By Sam Donnelly For Ponoka News Despite uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic…

  • Dec 14, 2021
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Jason Cline has been named new president of the Ponoka Stampede Association for a two-year term. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka Stampede Association appoints new president

Cline: ‘We need to bring the community back together through the Stampede.’

Jason Cline has been named new president of the Ponoka Stampede Association for a two-year term. (Photo submitted)
Left to right, back to front: Alicia Erickson, Brenda Vold, Taylor Flewelling, Tyrel Flewelling, Logan Bonnett, Jestin Jacklin, Justine Elliot, Shayna Weir, Brett Buss, Naomi Akkermans, Zane Lambert, Kash Bonnett, Keely Bonnett, Tel Flewelling, Kris Buffalo and Nash Loewen. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka Stampede sends off CFR contestants in true Ponoka style

Quite the list of homegrown cowboys and cowgirls are competing at the…

Left to right, back to front: Alicia Erickson, Brenda Vold, Taylor Flewelling, Tyrel Flewelling, Logan Bonnett, Jestin Jacklin, Justine Elliot, Shayna Weir, Brett Buss, Naomi Akkermans, Zane Lambert, Kash Bonnett, Keely Bonnett, Tel Flewelling, Kris Buffalo and Nash Loewen. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Wild West Chuckwagon Championship returns chuckwagon action to Ponoka

By Kevin J. Sabo For Ponoka News After falling silent for over…

  • Sep 9, 2021
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Heat Four on Thursday, Aug. 2. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Night 1 Wild West Chuckwagon Championship

The 2021 Wild West Chuckwagon Championship at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds are…

Heat Four on Thursday, Aug. 2. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Town of Ponoka implementing traffic measures for Wild West Chuckwagon Championship

Free community supper for Sept. 2 ticket holders

  • Aug 27, 2021
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Ponoka Stampede director Terry Jones, left, with the Tennant family. (Photo submitted)
Ponoka Stampede director Terry Jones, left, with the Tennant family. (Photo submitted)
(Photos by Emily Jaycox)

VIDEO: Canada Day in Ponoka

Photos and videos of Canada Day celebrations around town

(Photos by Emily Jaycox)
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)
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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