PS Youth Foundation

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Cowboys and Cowgirls will wear pink at the Ponoka Stampede on Saturday, July 2nd to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Wearing pink is meant to increase awareness of breast health issues and raise funds for breast cancer research. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation will have a booth at the Ponoka Stampede and donation boxes will be set up around the grounds.

Did you know? Breast cancer is still the most common cancer among Canadian women. Every week, an average of 38 women are diagnosed with the disease in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. An estimated 50 Canadian men will also die from breast cancer this year.

The Wrangler Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign began in the United States in 2004 and The Ponoka Stampede began the tradition in 2006. Are you Tough Enough to Wear Pink?


Sat July 2nd, 2016
10:00 - 12:30pm Register Now: Click here

The Ponoka Stampede Rodeo Challenge is a 'unique little rodeo' for children between the ages of 5 and 18 who have a mental and/or physical challenge. The Rodeo Challenge is organized by volunteers and along with the support of sponsors and the Ponoka Stampede Association, these special contestants are paired with a cowboy/cowgirl to participate in a fun filled morning of modified rodeo events. Each contestant is a winner and presented with a trophy for their rodeo success (this is a secret best kept until trophy time).

Modified rodeo events include calf roping, flag picking, chuckwagon races, bull/bronc riding, wagon rides and a petting zoo. Following the rodeo is a hot dog lunch for the contestants, their families and volunteers. To finish off their rodeo day, each family receives complimentary tickets to the afternoon performance of the Ponoka Stampede Pro Rodeo.

If you have a child between the ages of 5 and 18 with a mental and/or physical challenge, we would be delighted to have them attend our "special rodeo". Please fill out the registration form and forward either by:

E-mail to
Fax 403-783-3507
Mail Ponoka Stampede Rodeo Challenge,
4015 - 39A Avenue Close
Ponoka, AB T4J 1B1

To find out more about our rodeo, view our photo gallery and obtain the registration form, please visit our website at For further information, please contact:
Lynden or Diane Vold
Res: 403-783-6746
Cell: 403-783-1123
Ken or Marjorie Krossa
Res: 403-783-3507
Cell: 403-357-4366

ATB Outlaw Round Up

Ponoka Stampede tips their hats to the Ponoka ATB Branch. Over the last seven years the Ponoka ATB branch is proud to have raised more than $138,000 for community programs, including the Ponoka Youth Centre, Victim Services, the splashpark project, Ponoka Composite High School Broncs athletics program and the Ponoka Community Playground project through the created jail and bail, ATB Financial Outlaw RoundUp.

The ATB Financial Outlaw RoundUp will be held in conjunction with the Ponoka News' Stampede Breakfast. So when you get the call to bust a bandit out of the hoosegow, dig deep so that, together, we can help as many kids as possible.

Wrangle up your rustlers to come down, have some breakfast and join in the excitement and fun while we arrest local outlaws.


Saturday July 2, 2016 8:00am -11:00am
Ladies enjoy a morning filled with fellowship, beautiful dresses, flutes of bubbly champagne, lovely prizes and laughter all while raising monies for worthwhile causes. Chicks for Charity is held annually at the Stagecoach Saloon and is set for Saturday July 2 at 8am. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, raffles, silent auction and live auction. Thank you to all of the ladies who continue to support our Chicks for Charity Champagne Breakfast at the Ponoka Stampede. All 2015 proceeds raised were donated to the Central Alberta Women's Emergency Shelter, Ponoka Stepping Stones Project and the new community playground at Centennial Park. Did you know? Since the inaugural Chicks for Charity Champagne Breakfast in 2011, together we have raised over $150,000.

Ladies, remember to get your tickets early as this popular event sells out quick. Purchase your tickets from the Ponoka Stampede Rodeo Office. Tickets are $50.

Chicks for Charity is always looking for donations for the raffle, silent auction and live auction. In addition we love any volunteers who are willing to donate some time to this wonderful event.

Please contact Jane Wierzba at 403-358-8770 or