The Ponoka Stampede!!
Ponoka provides family fun all year round. Wether it’s swimming, curling, tennis, cycling, skateboarding or bowling. One thing people from near and far come for is the stampede. Ponoka Stampede is a 7 day long rodeo and midway held in Ponoka, Alberta every year near the end of June, beginning of July. The week consists of a rodeo everyday, midway rides for 12 hours a day, concerts, carnival food (yumm!) and fireworks. This year I happened to go to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band concert which was held after a rodeo, and i must say it was AMAZING!!
The rodeo is one of the largest among the world! It attracts thousands of people all camped out around town to watch the amazing rodeo. In honour of the rodeo and all of the hard work that goes into it every year; the town has a statue that is the world largest of its kind. The statue is of a man riding a horse.
Ponoka also is home to the The Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury. It is a state of the art centre that treats and cares for people with psychiatric disorders as well as those who have suffered brain injury. The facility has over 800 staff members and psychiatric specialists ensuring those in need have the best care and protection they need.
Also A huge thank you to this years second blog sponsor Niagara Falls! Thank you for sponsoring the Miss Teen Canada- World 2013 2nd blog assignment.