The 2020 Ponoka Stampede joins the growing list of events that will not be held this summer.
“On behalf of the Ponoka Stampede board of directors, it is with heavy heart that today I officially announce the postponement of the 84th annual Ponoka Stampede,” said association president Bruce Harbin in a statement Wednesday.
The Ponoka Stampede will return June 28 to July 4 in 2021.
“We, the Ponoka Stampede Association, understand and respect the restrictions placed on gatherings,” said Harbin.
“The first word in ‘Ponoka Stampede’ is Ponoka, and to us, that’s always what comes first: our community, our volunteers, our fans, our sponsors, our contractors and our contestants; the entire Ponoka Stampede family.”
Red Deer’s Westerner Days, Edmonton’s K-Days and the Calgary Stampede have also been recently cancelled.