Ponoka Stampede

Mike Rainone - Hammertime

Some favourite memories of the Ponoka Stampede

Ponoka News Hammertime speaks to the grand old memories from the Ponoka Stampede.

  • Jun 7, 2017
Mike Rainone - Hammertime
Ponoka Stampede’s annual talent show brought in just under 50 contestants looking to make the final talent showcase June 28 on the main stage. This year 11 contestants were picked including Tiffany Pilgrim of Calmar pictured on May 16.

Eleven picked for Ponoka Stampede talent showcase

Close to 50 hopefuls took part in the Ponoka Stampede talent show last week with 11 making the cut.

Ponoka Stampede’s annual talent show brought in just under 50 contestants looking to make the final talent showcase June 28 on the main stage. This year 11 contestants were picked including Tiffany Pilgrim of Calmar pictured on May 16.
Auctioneer Dan Skeels can be seen behind this bid taker's hand while WPCA driver Kurt Bensmiller watches on. Bensmiller brought in $18

Ponoka Stampede tarp auction brings big bidders

The Ponoka Stampede tarp auction continues to bring the biggest names in the World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA) to town.

Auctioneer Dan Skeels can be seen behind this bid taker's hand while WPCA driver Kurt Bensmiller watches on. Bensmiller brought in $18
The Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Association announced its 2017 Ponoka Stampede Queen April 5 in Ponoka. Michele Greer (right) takes over the role from current stampede queen

Ponoka Stampede announces its 2017 queen

This will be a big year for Michele Greer who was announced as the 2017 Ponoka Stampede Queen.

The Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Association announced its 2017 Ponoka Stampede Queen April 5 in Ponoka. Michele Greer (right) takes over the role from current stampede queen
Tickets for the 81st annual Ponoka Stampede go on sale today. The popular event fills Ponoka to the brim.

Ponoka Stampede grows year after year

After 8o years in the rodeo business the Ponoka Stampede Association has proved that with a vision anything is possible.

Tickets for the 81st annual Ponoka Stampede go on sale today. The popular event fills Ponoka to the brim.
Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Association

New Stampede president takes chair

The future filled with heritage and tradition, sprinkled with a few new items, is what fans of the Ponoka Stampede can look forward to.

Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Association

Ponoka Stampede takes national award again

The Ponoka Stampede is becoming an old hat at winning national awards.

Stampede bucks off economy, sets new record

The numbers seemed to work out wonderfully for the 2016 Ponoka Stampede.

Ponoka resident Qian Meng wowed country music fans enough to win the Ponoka Stampede talent show Wednesday

Classical singer wins Stampede talent show

Ponoka woman takes title with stunning opera aria

Ponoka resident Qian Meng wowed country music fans enough to win the Ponoka Stampede talent show Wednesday
A tornado touched down in Ponoka Thursday

Thousands witness tornado touchdown during Stampede

Several residences damaged by EF-0 tornado touching down in Ponoka

A tornado touched down in Ponoka Thursday
Screaming down the finish line Colt Cosgrave (middle) wins the Ponoka Stampede $50

Packed grandstands during Ponoka Stampede Showdown

Ponoka Stampede finishes off a great week by handing out a huge amount of cash

Screaming down the finish line Colt Cosgrave (middle) wins the Ponoka Stampede $50