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Rebels schedule released

Home-and-home series against the Edmonton Oil Kings bookend the Red Deer Rebels’ 2016-17 Western Hockey League season. The league’s regular season schedule was released Monday, featuring all 72 Rebels games including 36 at home. READ


Ponoka Stampede: 80 years and counting

Back in 1936, when organizers of the original Ponoka Stampede put on their event, they probably hoped it would be enough of a success to go again the next year. Little could they imagine that 80 years later it would be the biggest rodeo on the Canadian pro scene, and a key stop on the World Pro Chuckwagon Tour. Nor would they have been able to envision how the town mushrooms Stampede week with an RV village full of fans from across the country. Those folks come for the same kind of wild and western sports and entertainment offered right from the start. The Ponoka Stampede will pay tribute to its heritage with the 80th edition of the rodeo beginning tonight, encouraging participants, whether in the grandstand or behind the chutes, to dress like they did back in 1936. READ


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