Emily Jaycox

L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: The best snapshots from the 2022 Ponoka Stampede

Highlights from the 86th annual Ponoka Stampede, held June 27 to July 3

L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)
The Reklaws rocked the Ponoka Stampede stage on July 1 to an enthusiastic crowd. Following the concert, there were Canada Day fireworks sponsored by the Stampede and the Town of Ponoka. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

VIDEO: The Reklaws live at the Ponoka Stampede and Canada Day fireworks

The Reklaws Taking the stage Canada Day is The Reklaws, a sibling…

The Reklaws rocked the Ponoka Stampede stage on July 1 to an enthusiastic crowd. Following the concert, there were Canada Day fireworks sponsored by the Stampede and the Town of Ponoka. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Alician McKendrick. (Facebook photo/McKendrick Stable)

Bentley stable owner Alicia McKendrick passed away ‘doing what she loved’

Rodeo community confirms McKendrick died during practice at the Stampede Grounds

Alician McKendrick. (Facebook photo/McKendrick Stable)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: DAY 4 — Kids Day at Ponoka Stampede

A look at the leader board after the fourth pro rodeo performance

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

VIDEO: Ponoka Stampede Colter Wall concert

First concert was on June 29

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Team ropers Shane Hanchey from Sulphur, LA and Beau Cooper from Stettler had a time of 7.1. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Team ropers Shane Hanchey from Sulphur, LA and Beau Cooper from Stettler had a time of 7.1. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Day 1 — Ponoka Stampede opening night

June 27 evening pro rodeo performance

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Alberta First Nations anticipate Pope’s visit to bring healing, closure

Preparations beginning, including how to support survivors dealing with re-opened traumas

L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
PSA president Jason Cline. (File photo)

UPDATE: Ponoka Stampede president says death of volunteer a tragic accident

Woman, 30, dead after falling off horse before being trampled at Ponoka Stampede grounds

PSA president Jason Cline. (File photo)
Jayden Calvert. (Photo submitted)

Miss Rodeo Canada feels honoured to take part in ‘triumphant comeback’ of Ponoka Stampede

Jayden Calvert: ‘The Ponoka Stampede is the most highly anticipated professional rodeo in Canada’

Jayden Calvert. (Photo submitted)
(Facebook/Beans The Film)

Bashaw screening Oka Crisis film Beans for National Indigenous Peoples Day

Film directed by Mohawk-Canadian filmmaker Tracy Deer

(Facebook/Beans The Film)
Dean Edge takes bids during the Ponoka Stampede tarp auction May 6, 2022. (File photo)

Rimbey auctioneer competing at worlds for chance at title

World Livestock Auctioneer Championship is in Indiana June 9 to 11

Dean Edge takes bids during the Ponoka Stampede tarp auction May 6, 2022. (File photo)
Dr. Wilton Littlechild was the keynote speaker at the memorial ceremony held at Maskwacis Bear Park on Monday, May 31, 2021, in honour of the 215 children found in a mass grave at a residential school in Kamloops, B.C. (File photo)

Dr. Wilton Littlechild of Maskwacis honoured for work on TRC

Meritorious Service Cross from the Governor General awarded

Dr. Wilton Littlechild was the keynote speaker at the memorial ceremony held at Maskwacis Bear Park on Monday, May 31, 2021, in honour of the 215 children found in a mass grave at a residential school in Kamloops, B.C. (File photo)
Relatives of Shirley Ann Soosay attend her wake on May 27. L-R: Kelllie Jean Soosay, Tina Greyeyes, Meyers Soosay and Violet Soosay. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Shirley Soosay’s remains home in Samson Cree Nation after decades of searching

Murder victim’s remains were discovered in 1980, buried as Jane Doe

Relatives of Shirley Ann Soosay attend her wake on May 27. L-R: Kelllie Jean Soosay, Tina Greyeyes, Meyers Soosay and Violet Soosay. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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. (<ins>Photos by</ins> Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
First on the auction block, Vern Nolin’s tarp sold for 12,000. (<ins>Photos by</ins> Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Online platform typing (Pixabay.com)

Protect yourself from fraud: ‘Recognize, reject, report’

Former economic crimes detective speaks to Bashaw residents

Online platform typing (Pixabay.com)
Miss Ponoka Stampede 2019 Naomi Akkermans, right, and Mackenzie Skeels, Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022. (Facebook/Ponoka Stampede)
Miss Ponoka Stampede 2019 Naomi Akkermans, right, and Mackenzie Skeels, Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022. (Facebook/Ponoka Stampede)
A western class competitor riding an Arabian. (Photos submitted/Amanda Ubell Photography)

Ponoka hosts 150 horses for Spring Fling show

Horse show has grown since new volunteers took over in 2016

A western class competitor riding an Arabian. (Photos submitted/Amanda Ubell Photography)
(Facebook/NOBRO)

Punk band shows its Ponoka connection on prestigious billboard

NOBRO will play live in Calgary and Edmonton next month

(Facebook/NOBRO)