Ponoka Stampede

Ponoka’s Maddison Pearman competed at the 2022 Olympics. (Instagram photo/ gettysport)

This year’s Ponoka Stampede parade marshal is Olympic speedskater Maddison Pearman

By Carlie Sanderson For Ponoka News Olympic Speedskater Maddison Pearman will be…

  • Jun 20, 2022
Ponoka’s Maddison Pearman competed at the 2022 Olympics. (Instagram photo/ gettysport)
Drivers push hard for the finish line in the fourth heat of the All Pro Canadian Chucwagon races on night one of the Wild West Chuckwagon Championship at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds on Thursday, Sept. 2. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Sounds, sights and excitement of Ponoka Stampede returning

The Ponoka Stampede returns after two years absence

  • Jun 20, 2022
Drivers push hard for the finish line in the fourth heat of the All Pro Canadian Chucwagon races on night one of the Wild West Chuckwagon Championship at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds on Thursday, Sept. 2. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Local recording artist Shalaine Stebner. (File photo)

Ponoka Stampede to feature star-studded lineup of local anthem singers

Performers include 10-year-old award winning singer Zuri Ayuno

  • Jun 20, 2022
Local recording artist Shalaine Stebner. (File photo)
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Town and Stampede partner to host fireworks on Canada Day

The Town of Ponoka will be partnering with the Ponoka Stampede Association…

  • Jun 17, 2022
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Ponoka Stampede’s Cattle Raffle not just for ranchers

The winner walks away with 50-bred heifers or $75k

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Mackenzie Jensen clings to her horse as she shows off a trick, practicing for a performance in Ponoka alongside her partner, Jayna Hale. (Photo by John Watson)

Two Strathmore trick riders to perform at Ponoka Stampede

By John Watson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Strathmore Times Strathmore trick riders…

  • May 16, 2022
Mackenzie Jensen clings to her horse as she shows off a trick, practicing for a performance in Ponoka alongside her partner, Jayna Hale. (Photo by John Watson)
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…

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)
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…

First on the auction block, Vern Nolin’s tarp sold for $12,000. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022 hopefuls from L-R: Martina Hotlkamp, Codi Wilson, Harleigh Zack, Naomi Akkermans (reigning queen), Mackenzie Skeels, Emily Roessler and Ashley Gillespie. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022 hopefuls from L-R: Martina Hotlkamp, Codi Wilson, Harleigh Zack, Naomi Akkermans (reigning queen), Mackenzie Skeels, Emily Roessler and Ashley Gillespie. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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)
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Wild West Chuckwagon Championship returns chuckwagon action to Ponoka

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

  • Sep 9, 2021
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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)