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Vol. 64, No. 26

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School assembly celebrates teacher’s retirement By Amelia Naismith

Staples has taught more than 700 Another school year is over and students and was a staple at the elthat means big changes for Ponoka ementary school. The Grade 5 class also preElementary School, which held its sented a play they had created final assembly June 27. especially for the final assembly. It Several staff members of the centred on students time travelling school will not return next year, and looking for displays of teamincluding Mandy Staples. work throughout history. Tears where shed by staff, stuThe play held an array of chardents and parents as a poem was acters, including time travelling read to Staples, who sat with a cheerleaders, cavemen, and, apKleenex pressed to her eyes. propriately, cowboys of the wild Over the course of her career, west. The assembly also hosted an information BIDS WANTED session about the summer reading program ACREAGE FOR RENT held at the Ponoka ALBERTA TRANSPORTATION Public Library. The Alberta Transportation is inviting interested parties to provide us program will also with a bid for an acreage lease. have crafts, games and prizes, said Jenica Property was purchased by Alberta Transportation for the future road widening of Hwy 604 which will impact the acreage. Kostiuk, program coordinator. LOCATION DESCRIPTION

Ponoka Elementary School’s Grade 5 class present their time travelling, teamwork play on the Photo by Amelia Naismith final day of school.

Within Lacombe County, 7 miles (11.2 km) west of Highway 2 on the south side of gravel Hwy 604. Paved Hwy 792 is 2.5 miles (4 km) west from acreage and another paved road travelling south to Hwy 12 is adjacent to the east boundary of the acreage. Legal description: part of NE 32-41-27-W4M. GENERAL DESCRIPTION Property is located on 19.8 acres with Gull Lake just minutes away to the west. The house is a 2011 modular home, as good as new. Floor space is 1530 sq ft and consists of kitchen/dining room, spacious living room, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All bedrooms have walk-in closets and master bedroom comes with attached 5 pc bathroom. Kitchen appliances are included. Deck on south side of house. Support buildings: 4 yr-old barn (24 x 36 ft) with concrete floor, inside are 2 horse stalls and 2 cattle pens; 6 sheds on skids ranging from 8 x 8 ft to 16 x 16 ft; open front shed (12 x 24 ft); calf shed (8 x 16 ft). Site services: power, water well, propane, septic tank & field. The property is in a nice private rural setting with mature trees and open areas and is crossed by a creek. There is room for horses and cattle.

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Mandy Staples shed tears at the PES final assembly as they offered different presentations to celebrate her retirement. Photo by Amelia Naismith

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Getting out of jail: Wes Amendt helps free Fire Chief Ted Dillon from the ATB Outlaw Roundup June 26 on Chipman Ave. The roundup raised $20,812 for PCHS Broncs Athletics, with $1,420 from donations at the Ponoka News pancake breakfast.

GENERAL CONDITIONS The bid must contain an amount representing a monthly rent payment, a time frame indicating a preferred lease start date and references. Acreage will be available starting August 15, 2012. Successful bidder must enter into a lease agreement with Alberta Transportation for at least one year with renewal options. A damage deposit in the amount of one month’s rent will be required. The tenant will be responsible for all costs associated with utility consumption. SUBMITTING A BID Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Regional Director, Alberta Transportation, Provincial Building, 401; 4920 – 51st Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6K8 up to 11:00 a.m. on Friday July 27, 2012. The attention of bidders is drawn to the “Public Service Act, Chapter P31, RSA 1980, Section 24” prohibiting Public Service employees from dealing on Crown lands. Bids to be marked on outside of sealed envelope “BID FOR LEASE AGREEMENT OF ACREAGE ON HWY 604, LACOMBE COUNTY”. Bids will be opened in public in the office of the Regional Director, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday July 27, 2012. Highest bid or any bid not necessarily accepted. In case of tie bids, first one received in the Regional Director’s office will get first consideration. OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, July 18, 2012 between 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. and Saturday July 21, 2012 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. If you require further information please call Alberta Transportation at 403-340-5166.

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RCMP are kept busy during Stampede week By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Ponoka RCMP had a busy week during the Ponoka Stampede. More than 140 people were taken into cells, mostly for public intoxication, and 20 were charged. Staff Sgt. Cameron Chisholm said Mounties were “fully engaged in their duties.” Stolen goods recovered Police have recovered items stolen from approximately 20 cars in Ponoka. RCMP caught a 21-year-old man with no fixed address. The man followed a specific route in town and was living in a tent near the Hudson’s Green Activity Centre where the items were stored. He was caught June 25 and was charged with possession of stolen property, theft, and break Police recovered these items from a man who stole from what police and enter. believe to be up to 20 vehicles. Left: Thief’s route through town. Shop owner assaulted Photo submitted A shop owner on Highway 2A had to be treated for minor injuries after an way 2A reported to police June 26 that two Complaint of sexual assault altercation with a 23-yearPonoka RCMP responded to an allegation of sexual old customer June 26. The woman entered men stole six bottles of vodka from the store assault July 1 at 11 p.m. A suspect was located shortly the store with a 20-year-old woman, a 26- June 25 at 10 p.m. after and was taken into custody for questioning. He and a 22-year-old man who allegedly made Man assaulted A man was assaulted June 29 at 4 p.m. was later released and the matter is under investigation. racial slurs to the proprietor. As a result of the altercation, both the and was left with a bloody face, cuts, and Break and enter Police are looking for suspects involved in a break owner and customer were taken to the hos- bruises on him, but he was unable to say and enter at a business July 1 at 5:30 a.m. The build- Daily specials - Eat in only pital and treated for minor injuries. Police who the suspects were. ing is located on the 4200 block of 67 Street where it apprehended the individuals a short time He was found unconscious on the 5200 TUESDAY was forcibly entered. An alarm went off and the culprits later. block of 50 Street. stole a small amount of cash from the building. Steak Sandwich Special Charges of assault are pending against Beer gardens assault Check Stop three of the people and a 22-year-old man Police are looking for a 40- or 50-yearTHURSDAY Integrated traffic unit conducted a Check Stop June has pending charges of possession of a old native male who allegedly punched a weapon. He carried a switchblade. The woman in the face at the rodeo beer gardens 30 in the evening. Here are the results: 25¢ Wings 26-year-old man is from Ponoka and the June 30 at 2 a.m. The altercation started • Five vehicles towed. • One suspended driver. Monday - Saturday others are from Edmonton. after the man took the woman’s pop, after • One vehicle seized for salvage inspection. open 11am Police attacked which she took it back and an altercation • One careless driving. Ponoka RCMP were called by a con4916 - 50 Street cerned person about a man with some ensued. He is overweight with glasses and • Three 24-hour alcohol suspensions. braids. 403-783-5780 • Seven no driver license. mental health issues June 26 at 12:40 p.m. The woman had minor injuries and did • Four open liqour in vehicles. on the 3900 block of 46 Street. Conducted mostly on Two Mounties went to the location and not need to visit the hospital. 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Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH DIRECTORY Associated Gospel Churches of Canada

CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE

Pastor Jerry Preheim 3704 - 42 St. Ponoka 403-783-6500 Sunday School 10:00 am Worship Service 11:00 a.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PONOKA Sr. Pastor Paul Spate/Associate Pastor Kirk Ehrhart 5109 - 57 Ave. Ponoka www.fbcponoka.org 403-783-5533 Bible Discovery Hour 9:30 a.m.

Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

NEW COVENANT BAPTIST REFORMED CHURCH

Currently meeting at Ponoka Christian School 6300-50 St. Worship Service Sunday 10:30 a.m. Everyone Welcome! www.baptistreformedponoka.org

PARKLAND REFORMED CHURCH South on 2A, West on Spruce Road 403-783-1888 Worship Service 10:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Rev. Mitch Ramkissoon www.parklandurc.org

PONOKA ALLIANCE CHURCH

4215 - 46 St. Pastor Norm Dibben 403-783-3958 Sunday Service 11:00 a.m.

Wednesdays - 7:30 p.m. - Bible Study A loving, gentle, caring people - welcome you!

PONOKA WORD OF LIFE CHURCH Pastor Rob McArthur 403-783-5659

Sunday @ 10:30 a.m. Senior Drop In Centre - 5015 46 Ave. www.wordoflife.ca

Council donates to Lacoka Lacrosse By Amelia Naismith Town council decided June 25 to donate $500 to the Lacoka Lacrosse Association for their Alberta Provincial tournament, with hopes the City of Lacombe will donate another $500. Although the council has donated money to Lacoka in the recent past, that money wasn’t specifically for the tournament. At the time of the council meeting Lacoka was running a deficit of close to $1,000. It is a concern that Lacoka may not turn a profit from the tournament, but it will also bring business to Ponoka. “I think it’s money well spent,” said Coun. Rick Bonnett. Arena compressor Council will buy a new compressor for the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex. There is $7,800 in the budget for repairs but the unit is found to be in irreparable condition. To replace it will cost $33,000. A rebuilt unit would cost $29,500 upon availability, when priced by Simco. However, council has been informed none are available and they want the situation rectified before ice season starts in July. Insurance on the units came into discussion when Counc Izak van der Westhuizen. “That’s an interesting angle,” said CAO Brad Watson. Insurance however would only come into play if the unit quit and caused damage. Problems with the unit were

found during an inspection, rendering an insurance option void. Renovations at Drop-In Centre Interior renovations have started at Ponoka Senior Drop-In Centre. The project has already received $25,000 from Ponoka County and $25,000 from the province. A request for another $25,000 from the federal government has been made. No financial statements were offered to the council and none were requested. The outside building was built in 1966 and the exterior is a concern to the council, however the donated money will only service the interior of the building. The town is in mid-budget. For council to donate money now it would have to be taken from a reserve. “While the town supports seniors having an organization come to council with such a request it puts council in an uncomfortable position. They would have to compromise their own system,” said Westhuizen. Council decided to revisit the request once more information about the renovations has been provided, financial

statements have been provided and a representative of the project presents the request at council. Tax penalties A local business has been penalized $2,050 after their taxes weren’t paid. The tax forms had been sent to the business’s head office in British Columbia, where the lawyers never forwarded them. The business didn’t know their taxes weren’t paid. Council has decided to share the penalties with the parties involved and reduce the costs of the penalties. Paving plans Council has decided to send out a letter of intention to the property owners in the area of 61st Avenue, 62nd Avenue, 59th Street and 61st Street. There is an intention to pave the back alley between 61st Avenue and 62nd Avenue, from 59th Street to 61st Street. Rather than having property owners petition against the paving of the alley, council wants those who are in favour petition for it. ‘They need to make the intention to actually to it,” said Bonnett There must be 18 signatures in favour of the project and if that number is reached those not in favour will have the opportunity to petition against it. “Either way you’re going to have some happy people and some unhappy people,” said Betty Quinlan, director of corporate services.

PONOKA UNITED CHURCH Minister: Beatrix Schirner

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SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH PASTOR DAVE BEAUDOIN 6230-57 Ave. Ph. 403-783-6404 Saturdays 9:30 - 12 Noon dsjjb@xplornet.com

SONRISE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH Pastor W. Delleman Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

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ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Krzysztof Sobanski, S.D.S. Mass Times: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 9:00 a.m. Sunday

5113 - 52 Ave., Ponoka, T4J 1H6 403-783-4048

ST. MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH Rev. Alexandra Meek-Sharman

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Sunday Service: Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. www.stmarysanglicanponoka.com

TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 5501 - 54 Ave. Ponoka 403-783-4141 Sunday Service: 10:30am Sunday School: 10:30am Interim Pastor Tim Graff

ZION CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Pastor Fred Knip 9 miles east on Hwy 53 (403) 782-9877 Jr. Church during service for children Sunday Service 10:30 am

Ages 3-6 Tuesday nights [July 10 - August 14] from 6:30-8:00pm Contact: the Church Office to register your child: Phone: 403-783-5533 Fax: 403-783-5534 E-Mail: fbcponoka@shaw.ca

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Rodeo legends get sneak peak at hall of fame By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Rodeo legends and inductees were given a sneak peak of the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame (CPRHF) June 29 at the Ponoka Ag Event Centre before the grand opening. “It’s been a long time coming,” was the response from visitors. Jerry Sinclair, who won the saddle bronc Canadian title in 1970, feels the central location is ideal for rodeo fans and inductees as well. “Us old guys, we like to look at stuff the other guys won,” he said. Terri Mason, editor of Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine, felt overwhelmed when she first came into the hall. She enjoyed seeing old rodeo friends come together in the same place, being honoured for their past accomplishments. Mason hopes it will give people a better understanding of the rodeo lifestyle, especially since so much has been kept over the years. “How lucky we are that they saved their old things,” she stated. Mason looks forward to returning as artifacts will rotate over time. “That’s the key to any museum, is fresh display.” This will be a new draw for the Town of Ponoka, feels Coun. Doug Gill, president of the Ponoka Ag Event Centre Society. “This is fantastic, this will be a major attraction for

Ponoka.” He believes students of the Broncs Rodeo Academy will also be able to look to their rodeo heroes as they learn new skills. “With the high school rodeo, what better place for them?” Another inductee, Phil Doan, who was a bull rider, steer wrestler, and bareback rider, feels it will give young rodeo contestants something to drive them forward. “It can inspire them. That’s what inspired me when I was young; the guys in front of me.” Welcoming inductees and everyone gathered was Canadian Rodeo Historical Association president Lester Gurnett. He said it is a dream come true for many people. Gurnett thanked the entire board of directors for their work and he feels this is a “fantastic start to things that are bigger.” The hall is filled with glass-enclosed displays that feature Canadian rodeo legends over the years; memorabilia includes saddles, photos, medals, buckles, vests and other artifacts. There were three large murals unveiled as well with paintings by Inge Sybrandi, depicting rodeo moments, as well as a black and white mural to remember the rodeo heroes of the past. The mural will eventually run along the entire length of the hall and is scheduled to be complete sometime next year.

Gud Gottfriedson looks at rodeo hall of fame photos during a special preview June 29. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

The entrance also honours bronze statues of four cowboys who died in a plane crash in Oregon in May 1979: Brian Claypool, Gary Logan, Lee Coleman, and Calvin Bunny. Gurnett said there was enough money raised in a fund to keep search and rescue operations going

for two weeks. Eventually a hunter noticed a shiny buckle in the ground and their bodies were found in the fall. Money left over from the fund went to the purchase of the bronze statues and also started the Cowboy’s Benevolent Foundation.

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame draws dignitaries By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

MLA Rod Fox speaks to attendees of the grand opening of the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame June 30. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Organizers of the grand opening of the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame (CPRHF) pulled out all the stops with government officials and Canadian Rodeo Hall of Famers on hand June 30 at the Ponoka Ag Event Centre. Among the dignitaries was Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Rod Fox, Wetaskwin MP Blaine Calkins, and Rona Ambrose, minister of public works and government services and minister for status of women, as well as rodeo legends Bill Collins, Leo Brown and Frank Mickey. Fox was excited to see the hall of fame in Ponoka and for its potential. “It’s a real recognition for what Ponoka has done for the sport.” He feels it is quite an honour to recognize rodeo legends in this way. “What a great fit to be in a rodeo town of Ponoka and being in central Alberta,” he said. Ambrose took a moment to give the Canadian Rodeo Historical Association (CRHA) a “big congratulations to all of you.” Calkins said it was the partnership of the Town of Ponoka, Ponoka County, the Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Association, and the Ponoka Agricultural Society that helped make the event centre possible, which then made it possible for the hall of fame to find a home. “It’s through their partnership and through their foresight.”

Another speaker was Coun. Doug Gill, Ponoka Ag Event Centre Society president. He said it was the vision and commitment of Terry Jones that made the construction of the building possible. He was glad at the chance to work with the hall of fame. “We welcome them.” CRHA president Lester Gurnett was somewhat at a loss for words during the presentation. “It’s a dream come true.” He gave special thanks to board members Annette Smith, Judi Wilson and Brenda Vold for their work in putting the exhibit together. Collins, Brown and Mickey had the honour of cutting the ribbon in front of approximately 100 people who came to the opening. After the ribbon cutting, attendees were able to visit and have a first look at the new exhibit. The hall of fame will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day in the summer. Entry is free with donations welcome. Organizers are looking for volunteers to host the hall of fame. The hall of fame originally had its home in Cochrane but was closed in 2005 due to high overhead costs. Since then memorabilia and artifacts have been stored in a sea-can until recently. The exhibit will rotate to make way for other items throughout the year.


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Opinion Reunion conjures up special moments It has been said we remember moments, not days. But it is from those moments; those illusive, gone in less than a heartbeat moments that we are, in spite of ourselves, surprised. It’s cool, and, no doubt, one of life’s little mysteries not to be solved by science or any amount of rational thinking. I had the privilege of covering an old-timers’ reunion recently. For me, it was one of those moments, those gone in less than a heartbeat moments, that surprised me with a rare delight not often found in a reporter’s journal. I didn’t want to go to work. It was Saturday, after all, a day for working girls such as I to keep long overdue coffee dates and chat about nothing very much at all for a very, very long time. It was a time to chill. Sadly, it was, apparently, that time for only some, not all working girls such as I. I sighed as I turned my wheels north, indulging for a moment in no small measure of self pity. But from the moment I walked into the auditorium, and all the strangers with the nametags and the smiles allowed me to step into their world, it was good. And, for a moment, just a quick moment in time, I became one of them, polishing off the layers of dust shrouding the gentle, soft glow of days gone by, and remembering, the moments; the special, magical moments that never, ever go away. “Tell me about the way it was back then,” I say, smiling encouragingly to the white haired strangers in front of me. And tell me they did. And in the telling, they became young again, and in my mind’s eye, I saw them that way. And, as I jotted down their words, I travelled right along with them, down memory lane to other days when their life stretched far ahead of them. And as they talked, I swear I could see, looking out of their eyes, the young ladies they once were, laughing, chatting and living for the moment, easily, with no thought given to doing it right, and certainly without the

tools of self help books or coaching. And as I sat there, my reporter’s skin thick around me, in my mind, I could hear a school bell somewhere ring, and I could visualize blackboards filled with long division equations and bordered with the carefully printed letters of Treena Mielke the alphabet. And I could On The Other Side hear the chant of 30 or so students as they recited the Lord’s Prayer at the start of every school day. They did that then. It wasn’t an option, it just was. For the men and women who attended the reunion; the friends who somehow got separated over the years, the reunion, no doubt, bordered on awesome. But, I have to say when the class of ’62 took the stage, they turned their attention not so much to the past, but to the future. They talked about their sons and their daughters and their grandchildren. And, even though the light was dim, and the sound system not the best, pride spilled out of their words. They had, whatever life had handed them, in their possession a legacy, such as their fathers and mothers and grandparents and great grandparents had before them. I smile as I listen and I feel proud, too. And I think about my own reunions and how the indelible stamp of my own history, will remain with me forever. Except in my mind, there is nothing, except for wild roses tangled up in barbed wire, left of my childhood home. But, I know without a doubt that I can, in less than a heartbeat, bring back those moments in my own life too special to be forgotten. All I need is a little help from someone who may or may not be wearing a nametag; someone who will stop and pause for a moment and say, “remember when.”

Students’ success equally important Dear Editor: In last week’s newspaper, teacher Rob Haggerty from Ponoka Composite High School (PCHS) was interviewed regarding the Fraser Institute’s recent high school ranking report. The article noted, “Haggerty believes success can be measured in different ways and it should be measured by a student’s goals and abilities.” The article was an attempt to describe the merits of PCHS despite their low ranking in the Fraser Report. The article noted one Grade 12 student was the first in his family to graduate. I was at the graduation ceremony when this was announced and I sincerely congratulate this student for his achievement. However, Mr. Haggerty is then quoted as saying, “I was willing to applaud that much higher and louder than one of my students who got five out of five on the AP exam.” The student he is referring to may have been my

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son, as there were only two students who achieved this score at PCHS. My son also graduated this year and was an advanced placement (AP) student. The AP program is an international academically advanced high school curriculum in which specific courses are taught at a higher level and an international exam determines a student’s ranking among all students taking the exam. My son took a World History AP course, worked very hard and scored five out of five, the highest possible score. Because of this he is able to submit this course for first-year university credit. I feel that it is somewhat irresponsible of Mr. Haggerty to publically boost one student’s success while minimizing another’s. I find his remarks quite perplexing. If he believes success can be measured in different ways, that’s fine, but then why is my son’s success less important? Heather Ferguson

More necessary to keep seniors friendly Dear Editor: Attention: Ponoka town council and the chamber of commerce Regarding the rebranding of Ponoka; it seems to me you missed the boat years ago when you did very little to support Alberta Hospital Ponoka as the province decided to downsize the hospital. For many years I have felt most of your efforts have gone toward the Ponoka Stampede — an event that lasts for one week of the 52 available each year. But we can’t change the past and I applaud your attempt to brand the town as “Senior Friendly.” I see signs on some stores (the ones that haven’t closed yet). As a senior citizen, I’m not sure how that’s working. Retail stores in the downtown area are closing with alarming regularity. Businesses have not made washrooms readily available for seniors who are walking — but we can’t buy shoes in Ponoka anyway. Greyhound has totally abandoned any semblance of passenger service for small towns, and even larger ones for that natter,

If you really want to support seniors, here are a few suggestions: • Try to attract a department store where we could buy some basics, including shoes • Encourage existing businesses to provide washrooms for customers • If you can’t bring the stores to us, find a way to provide scheduled transportation to and from large centres such as Edmonton or Red Deer at least once or twice a month. Apparently, Red Deer is providing bus service from Red Deer through Sylvan Lake to Rocky Mountain House daily. I am sure Ponoka could come up with a way to accommodate people with an alternate method of getting to where the businesses are if you can’t bring the stores to us. Maybe our friends and family could also come to see us occasionally if such a service were available. Costly? Maybe, but so is seeing people move to a more senior-friendly community. Elva Long

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Some visitors not respectful Dear Editor: Another Ponoka Stampede has come and gone — somebody had fun. We listened to pounding bass beats from 8 a.m. to 3 or 4 a.m. each day and watched males and females alike urinate and defecate on the ground with no thoughtful owner to pick up after them. They left behind piles and piles of trash, broken liquor bottles, and torn up sod from doing booze-fueled burnouts to impress their buds. There used to be a police presence in this overflow field adjacent to St. Augustine School —apparently no longer — the last couple of years have been a gong show. I don’t begrudge anyone a good time,

but a little respect would be nice. Perhaps the Stampede Association could buck up and provide a few more porta-potties and some more garbage receptacles toward the back of their field. Clearly these able-bodied humans have to conserve their energy for less mundane tasks than picking up after themselves. And we can look forward to it all again at the Summer Send Off. Yee-haw! Dope smokin’ hippies are much quieter and environmentally friendlier. Maybe we could host a reggae/rasta festival and just chill for a change. Lori Derry

Downtown sidewalks need repair Dear Editor: My intention with this letter is to voice my concerns to the Town of Ponoka about the poor condition of most of the sidewalks and approaches in our downtown core. Having such a large amount of residents in our community who use walking-assistant devices such as walkers, wheelchairs, canes and visually-impaired white canes, I hope may concerns are given great attention. I, along with many other residents,

take great strides in keeping our independence. Broken roads and sidewalks, uneven and high approaches make this difficult to achieve. Accessible businesses cause difficulty as well; one example is Bibles for Missions. I would like to be able to support such a charity and I would benefit due to my minimal income. I also wonder about installing chirping at our downtown lights for the crosswalk systems. L. Forrest

Town Times Come visit us: 5102 -48 Avenue; Ponoka, AB T4J 1P7 Come visit Phone: 403-783-4431 Fax: 403-783-6745 Email: town@ponoka.org Or Check us out Online: www.ponoka.org

NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Congratulations! To the Ponoka Stampede Association and all of its volunteers for once again “gittin’ ‘er done” and putting on a world class Stampede. Job Very Well Done! We look forward to sharing our western hospitality next year at the 77th Annual Ponoka Stampede!

Thank You to all the volunteers that assisted with the Klaglahachie, Hamilton’s IGA and Town of Ponoka 2012 Canada Day Celebrations. This event would not have been a success without volunteers!

If You Have Not Paid Your Property Taxes, They Are Now Overdue & Penalties Have Been Applied! A Penalty of 10% of current taxes will be applied on all Town of Ponoka unpaid Property Taxes (due June 30, 2012). Outstanding amounts after August 31, 2012 will result in another Penalty of 3% of current taxes. If on January 1, 2013 taxes are still unpaid, a Penalty of 15% will be applied to the total amount owed

Nominate Your Neighbor to be the Face of Ponoka! The Nominate Your Neighbor Contest is all about “Keeping it Real” while celebrating the character of Ponoka and the unique individuals who have helped make a difference in the community. Submit a 300 word description of the individual or group you wish to nominate. Winning entries will have their photos taken with a professional photographer and each receive a 10 play pass for swimming, racquetball or tennis along with a Town hoodie. Written nominations can be mailed, dropped off at the town hall or sent via e-mail to Sarah.Olson@ponoka.org on or before July 6, 2012.

Request for Proposals The Town of Ponoka is seeking submissions for the exclusive operation of the Concession at the Ponoka Culture & Recreation Complex. Information can be picked up at the Town Office, or by contacting Wes Amendt, Director of Community Services 403-783-0118.

Waste Transfer Station Hours Tuesday through Saturday – 10am to 6 pm There is a minimum tipping fee of $7.50 per visit. There is no charge for compostable materials (grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, branches) or tires. Call 403-783-8328 for more information.

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Recycling How To – Mixed Paper Acceptable items: Newsprint, office paper, magazines, phone books, gift wrap, tissue paper, envelopes, paper bags and flattened cardboard (i.e. toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, egg cartons, food item boxes, shoes boxes) all go into the MIXED PAPER bin at the recycle depot. Preparation tips: Remove food or residue from any paper items (i.e. pizza boxes) Items that can’t be recycled: Padded envelopes, carbon paper, elastic bands, paper clips, metal fasteners, plastic liners and plasticized or waxy cardboard (i.e. frozen vegetable boxes) go in the garbage.

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Summer Reading Program at Ponoka Jubilee Library For children ages 5-12.Come have fun this summer making crafts, playing games and winning prizes! Register your child at the library from June 18th until June 29th. Program runs July 3rd-August 10th. $5 a child; $10 for a family with up to 4 children; $15 for families with 5 or more children. For more information contact Jenica Kostiuk at (403) 783-3843 or by email jenicak@hotmail.com.

COUNCIL UPDATES & BYLAW INFO Next Town Council Meeting July 10 @ 7:00 pm Check out our website @ www.ponoka.org for copy of the agenda.

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Please assist us in helping control weeds and dandelions on your property by keeping your grass and weeds cut. Also make sure that your trees and shrubs are not interfering with, or endangering visibility to street signs, sidewalks or roadway clearance. Thank you.

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Hobbema hosts walk to end violence By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

This year the society brought together people from among the four Nations in Hobbema, explained Sandra G. Ermineskin. Organizers wanted to give the younger generation an opportunity to be heard. “This year it’s more for

the youth, having the youth voice.” The route took supporters of the walk from the women’s shelter to Bear Paw Park, with a horse carriage for the young and elders who participated. Once at the park, speakers took some time to explain the importance of a strong family unit. Board member Lillian Gladeau said the key is to start with the base for a strong family. “In a home you have to have a foundation to support the home fire,” she offered. The society does not turn anyone away who needs assistance. Coun. Vern Saddleback of the Samson Cree Nation offered his thoughts on family violence as he too witnessed family violence when he grew up. He feels lessons can be gained from the experience. “Growing up I want to be a better human being…we need to teach our children to be better than us.” Drumming and singing started after the walk at Another victim of vioBear Paw Park. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Police and youths supported the women’s shelter walk June 26. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye lence, Charmaine Ashley Yellowbird, whose fiveyear-old son was killed by a stray bullet last year, spoke of her experience. Crime is something that could affect anyone when they least expect it. “We can take a stand and let them know we will not tolerate violence,” said Yellowbird. Despite a traumatic experience she feels “there is hope for our communities.” She believes the best way for healing and starting at $26 26,900 900 growth is for the community to take a strong stance against violence. Board member Donna Potts-Johnson said do10 % OFF mestic violence does not All in St discriminate and it is imock PARTS portant to understand the $ different types of domesstarting at 16,900 tic abuse; physical, verbal, sexual, psychological, and **Over 30 pre-camped units to choose from* from** ** emotional. She believes it stems from one main issue. “It is a power control problem.” Among the more than 85 walkers was Craig Mercredi, the new RCMP family violence representative. He was proud of the community involvement. “I’m very proud to walk with all of you,” he said. There was an honour song when walkers first Barb Pierson Jackie Forsyth Ray Johnston, Kevin Mueller Darrel Pierson arrived at Bear Paw Park, Sales manager Sales Sales Sales Sales followed by speeches and then a lunch. Sales: 1-888-377-2916 More than 50 butwww.lacomberv.com 403-783-5575 5120 51 Ave terflies were released in SOUTH WEST CORNER OF HWY 2 BUSINESS HOURS: Monday - Friday a ceremony to remember & HWY 12, LACOMBE-TAKE THE past victims of domestic 8 am – 12:30 pm, 1 pm – 5 pm HWY 12 WEST EXIT TO BENTLEY violence. For 12 years the Ermineskin Women’s Shelter Society (EWSS) has hosted its annual Walk Against Violence to raise awareness of violence against women.

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Talent show names all-female winners By Amelia Naismith Girl power took over this year’s Stampede Talent Show. Tanya Ryan was the winner and the runner-up was Amy Metcalfe. Each of the 10 finalists performed in front of the Stampede crowd, accompanied by Gord Bamford’s band. The prizes for the winner and runner-up were $500 for a demo, a custom guitar and a song writing session with Duane Steele. “I think I’ll take the date with Mr. Steele,” said Ryan. While she did like the guitar, the session is an opportunity to learn, which she couldn’t pass up.

Ryan treated the crowd to a lively, boot-stomping performance, and she sees her future only going up. “I’d like to pull a Ray Charles. He started in R&B and moved to country, I’d like to do the opposite,” Ryan said. However, country music is where her heart is. Metcalfe also gave a talented performance. “I’m glad everyone came out to watch,” she said. While she didn’t get the song writing session or the money, Metcalfe was holding on tight to her new guitar. Metcalfe plans to move to Los Angeles to pursue her musical talents.

Amy Metcalfe was the runner up of the Stampede Talent Show. She was awarded a custom-made guitar by Dave Gilmore. Photos by Amelia Naismith

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Tanya Ryan was the winner of the Stampede Talent Show. Photos by Amelia Naismith

Ponoka girls perform well By Miranda Brookwell

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It was a warm sunny evening, perfect for hanging out outside and listening to some live music. Teenaged boys were wandering in packs; children were racing around through the dirt while parents looked on and visited. Gord Bamford’s band, which provided the accompaniment, was unpacking and warming up. Gradually, more people flooded in to await the performances, many of them supporting friends in the contest. Although there was immeasurable talent at the Ponoka Stampede Talent Show from all over the province, I’d like to highlight the Ponoka girls who absolutely lit up the stage. Deanna and Jen Henderson began the show with their cover of “Canadian Girls” by Dean Brody. Even if you didn’t know they were sisters, their chemistry with each other was apparent. You could tell they were having fun up there, and the crowd was feeling it. These girls are clearly natural performers. They were comfortable and confident. The next Ponoka competitor was the lovely Shalaine Hancik with a soulful rendition of “Crazy” by the classic Patsy Cline. Shalaine has been singing her whole life, so it was no surprise that she was relaxed and smiling, cracking jokes and making us smile. Her smooth voice and old school blues feel was amazing. Last but certainly not least was Taylor Zimmer belting out Miranda Lambert’s “Baggage Claim.” She looked absolutely radiant but that was only the beginning — this girl’s voice is excellent. Taylor was sassy and having a great time. If she was nervous, it didn’t show. Her voice was clear and powerful, which was perfect for the song choice. The crowd loved her and was having a fantastic time. The competition was neck and neck, however our Ponoka girls didn’t take home a win, but that certainly doesn’t mean that these ladies are not talented. Keep an eye out for these girls and the incredible talent and skills they possess.


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“God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy” By Miranda Brookwell Concert night at the Ponoka Stampede is a legendary occurance. A time when there’s room in the grandstand but the dirt is jam-packed. It’s a time when beer becomes a major food group, and plastic cups are the finest china. So who better to serenade us than the handsome, beer-loving country boy Billy Currington? I’d bet that half of the concert-goers (at least the ones my age) don’t remember their whole night, so just in case you missed it, I thought I’d set the scene and give a little review. Thankfully, even though the weather has been a little unpredictable, it was warm and calm for everyone to be outside. The stage was surrounded by a sea of cowboy hats on heads of all ages, full of people laughing and singing along to Currington’s soothing voice. There’s not much to say about the music itself — if you were in attendance, you probably were a fan. I know I was. Billy Currington had a great friendly atmosphere onstage — I bet he’s a pretty humble guy. I hope he had as much fun as we did out there. So however your concert night played out, I hope you had fun. We’re certainly lucky to have such a big name performing for us! I hope that everyone had a fantastic night with their good beer and crazy people. Billy would be proud. These young viewers had a chance to enjoy the live stage show from Billy Currington June 28.

Lessons learned at sold out Chicks for Charity

Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

By Amelia Naismith The second annual Chicks for Charity Champagne Breakfast brought a serious message with good-natured fun June 30. “I would like to say that once again the women involved with the Chicks for Charity have been amazing to work with,” said president Jane Wierzba. Proceeds from the sold out event, hosting 256 guests, will support the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. Its mission is to provide safe refuge for women and children, assisting people to achieve their full potential free from family violence. The event hosted several speakers from the shelter and others who worked with family violence situations. “Domestic violence feeds on silence. And I’m here to break that silence,” said Kelly Cummings, a family violence rural support worker. Child support manager Heather Pitt shared her own story of family violence. She grew up in a home with domestic violence. She was engaged twice by the age of 16 and married to an abusive man by age 17. “I stayed because I was too afraid and there was no place for me to go,” Pitt said. She finally gathered the courage to leave him after the birth of their child; her husband got drunk and killed a man. Pitt travelled from Ontario to Alberta, where she knew no one. Eventually she remarried, to another abusive man, and stayed with him for 10 years. Pitt talked about the cycle of violence, and with resources such the

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Central Alberta Women’s Shelter she was finally able to break that cycle. Although the cause and matter of the charity breakfast is serious, master of ceremonies Greg Shannon from KG Country ensured the festivities weren’t serious all the time. Shannon said he and the ladies attending the breakfast were there to put the fun back in fundraiser. To keep the humour coming, Shannon’s alter ego, Princess Priscilla read a poem only a group of women drinking champagne would appreciate. The event also featured a scavenger hunt, door prizes, raffle prizes and a silent auction with items including a willow chaise and a guitar signed by Gord Bamford.

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Mounted shooters gallop onto the rodeo stage By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye It felt like the old west at the Ponoka Ag Event Centre last week as gun-toting cowboys competed in a shooters competition June 30 to July 2. These cowboys were not using bullets and the targets were actually balloons; between the guns and popping balloons, the noise definitely brought in curious viewers. In the last seven years the sport has built a fairly fast growing following and the Canadian Cowboy Mounted Shooters Association (CCMSA) coordinates all the events. Director Allen Watson explained competitors use a special black powdered blanks to pop the balloons and all use singleaction .45s to pop the balloons. The sport has started gaining popularity in the last two years, he explained. “Our membership has probably quadrupled in the last four years.” Riders take a specific course to shoot a certain number of balloons in the fastest time possible — down to the one-thousandth of a second. Both riders and horses use special earplugs to protect their ears. One of the CCMSA members, Don Litvak, said riders need to be

quite accomplished to complete a course. “Your horse is 70 to 75 per cent of the game.” Shooters must pop all the balloons in the run or they receive a five-second penalty for each balloon left standing. Watson feels the horse and rider must work together to ensure a solid ride. “It’s a harmony of you and your horse,” Watson explained. Much of what drives the rider is adrenaline. Litvak said shooters can get fairly pumped up before a ride. “It’s the funnest thing you can do with clothes on.” The shooters’ competition came about in conjunction with the Ponoka Stampede to give rodeo fans additional entertainment. Watson said it was the largest show they have put on to date with 58 entries from all over Canada to compete for the prize winnings. The top three male and female shooters from each day also had a chance to show off their skills during a break in rodeo competition at the Ponoka Stampede. Riders galloped along a specified course and used their sharp shooting talents to pop the

balloons as fast as they could. They became such an interesting part of the stampede Shaw Cable used them to do a mock stagecoach heist. Watson said Ponoka Stampede director Blair

Vold helped make it possible for the event to come together and he hoped to be able to return next year. “This is wild and wooly — it’s fun,” stated Watson.

Above: Quick shooting captures the moment Howard Jesse pops this balloon during the mounted shooters event June 30 to July 1 at the Ponoka Ag Event Centre.

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Left: This shooter shows off his ability to gallop and shoot at the Ponoka Stampede June 30.

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Charlie Major kicks off Ponoka Stampede By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye The first day of the Ponoka Stampede closed out with a performance by country singer Charlie Major. Despite a chilly start to the day with cold rain and wind, Major was able to heat up the crowd with some of his favourite hits. He was able to excite music lovers off their seats and into the grounds to dance and sing along with him. Country music lovers found themselves singing along with Major in preparation for the first night of fireworks as well. One Ponoka resident, Betty McMillen, was also the winner of the official Ponoka Stampede Dodge Ram truck. Major and the fireworks appeared to be enough to warm up the crowd for the rest of the week.

Mr. Major. Charlie Major entertained the crowd in mud and rain June 26 at the first stage show of the Ponoka Stampede. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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Horse trainer enchants Stampede crowds By Amelia Naismith Trick roper and rider Jerry Wayne Olson and his palomino, Justin Boots, made their third trip to the Ponoka Stampede. “Ponoka’s very unique in itself. It’s a lot of fun. They’ve got a super bunch of people down there,� said Olson. “We like coming to Ponoka. We like the chuckwagon races, we like the people.� Olson and Justin Boots wowed the Stampede crowd with an array of acts and tricks including bows, gait displays through voice command, and having Justin Boots jump into the back of a moving truck. “He blows them a kiss,� Olson added. Olson got Justin Boots when the horse was two years old and worked

him as a ranch horse until he was four. When Justin Boots turned six, Olson started training him for the liberty horse act. “I just do pieces of it, otherwise he just gets tired of it,� said Olson. Justin Boots is the third horse Olson has used for this type of act. In the past Olson has had a roman-riding act and a buffalo act, in which he used a black horse named Dude. Olson began trick riding when he was young, sitting on his father’s shoulders while he stood on the back of a horse. “I started when I was 18 months old.� He is always glad to return to Ponoka because it also means a family reunion. He has a brother who lives just outside of town.

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Justin Boots finishes his performance by being driven out of the arena in the back of a truck. Photo by Amelia Naismith

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Sutherland rides out season’s obstacles

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By Amelia Naismith The night before the Tommy Dorchester Dash for Cash, one of Kelly Sutherland’s outriders missed a barrel and knocked him out of the championships. There goes an extra $50,000. “I don’t know what happened. The outrider, he missed the barrel so I got rolled out now,” said Sutherland. Despite that, and other challenges Sutherland faced at the Stampede this year, he’s looking to the future. “It’s going pretty good. I mean I’m warming up to where the money is,” he said. “I try to make it in July, that’s where all the money is in our sport.” Along with his outrider, Sutherland has been having troubles with his outrider horse Charlie. Sutherland’s team can barely get Charlie to the track. “Horses are like athletes, some last longer than others,” Sutherland said. He bought Charlie more than five years ago, an ex-racing horse. When Sutherland brought Charlie back into racing he was reenergized. However, Sutherland plans to keep Charlie off the track for a while. Sutherland raced for the first time in Ponoka in 1966. “I’ve seen some changes at the Ponoka Stampede. It’s the second biggest stop on the chuckwagon tour.” For more than 20 years Sutherland trained under racer Ralph Vigen. “Him and I travelled down the road for some 20 years. He taught me the most about winning and horses.” For the last 20 years Sutherland has been travelling with his son,

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Stampede The Edmonton Motor Corps kept things moving along. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s signature pink shoe kept the Run for the Cure on people’s minds as it ran through the parade.

An RCMP painted horse waits under the hot sun as the rest of the Stampede parade catches up.

Brody Humbke shakes hands with the Edmonton International Raceway dog. Photos by Amelia Naismith and Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

These miniature ponies had no trouble pulling this wagon along the parade route.

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CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Face painting for the family: Keira Potts gets her face painted with rainbows. Photo by Amelia Naismith

Canada cake: Coun. Loanna Gulka helps out at the Hamilton IGA’s Canada day barbecue. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Popcorn lover: Reid Barritt-Pinksen peers into his new bag of popcorn during the Canada Day festivities. Photo by Amelia Naismith

Parade brings diverse displays for viewers By Miranda Brookwell As I strolled through the marshalling area in the arena complex parking lot, I had a chance to see the huge variety of participation in this year’s parade. From the miniature horses (my favourite) to the Calgary Stampede’s giant float that makes everyone look bad, the area was buzzing with excitement. As the ribbons were handed out, screams would erupt from the winning floats, and not just from the kids. Some were parade veterans, but others, like the Capitol Theatre crew, were about to enjoy their first time having an entry. Complete with bags of popcorn, theatre seats on the tailgate, and giant water guns, their truck was awesome. Sorry to any of you who met their match at the hands of Brandt Seibel and his Transformers water gun. Rather than stroll along the parade route walking through excrement and spooking horses, I took the undercover route, riding in Darcy Schmidt’s beautiful new truck (thanks Mr. Schmidt) with Jonah and Virginia Harvey, and

the East Ponoka 4-H Beef float. I discovered watching parade spectators is almost more fun than watching the parade itself. Seeing the age range from five months to 95 years, both having a good time, was a real warm and fuzzy moment. I also love that no matter who you are, if you’re in the parade, people will wave at you. I like to wave back like the queen. Our float was in front of the miniature horses, so we got to watch the faces of the kids light up as they noticed the tiny chuckwagon trotting up. The screams of “Tiny ponies!” were deafening. The turnout was awesome, the streets were packed, and this year’s parade seemed especially long. Our speedometer never went above zero the entire time. I was certainly glad to be in air-conditioned comfort, scribbling in my notebook and waving at Jeff as he scurried about getting great shots of the contestants. Whole families relaxing in their lawn chairs and enjoying the morning — it’s great to see. I loved it, and I hope you all enjoyed your day just as much.

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Penning show well attended By Amelia Naismith For its inaugural show at the Ponoka Ag Event Centre, the Battle River Cowhorse Group hosted 235 teams compete in cattle penning. Penning teams of two or three, from as far away as Oklahoma, spent June 27 to 29 squaring off with numbered bovine in an attempt to move anywhere from 10 to 30, in sequential order, from one sanctioned pen to another. If a cow escaped and changed pens in its own the team was immeditaly disqualified due to what’s called a blow out. Two brothers from Oklahoma, Jordan and Joel Lesh, travelled specifically to Ponoka for this show. According to event organizer Linc Drynan they’re two of the top penners in North America. Each penner had to pay $180 to enter the event. The first team of each event won 60 per cent of the entry fees and the second place team won 40 per cent. The top two teams for each event were: Sorting Class 12 Pat Bolin and Jody Steenbergen. Pat Bolin and Joel Lesh Sorting Class 9 Elaine Shuck and Larry Cressman. Maurice Benoit and Dave Hueppelheuser Sorting Class 6 Maurice Benoit and Stu Scott. Bob Blackmore and Elvin Kopp Penning 12 Shoot-Out Joel Lesh, Larry Cressman and Carmen Reiser. Suzie Emms, Joel Lesh and Carther Rice Penning Class 10 Joel Lesh, Morris Monias and Mason Cockx. Dennis Dube, Laurie Collins and Elaine Shuck Penning Class 7 Brain Cardinal, Morris Monias and Sylvia Fick. Sylvia Fick, Duncan Lawrence and Barb Middagh Penning Open Class Bob Bolin, Pat Bolin and Joel Lesh. Pat Bolin, Jordan Lesh and Ron Scott Penning Class 9 Carmen Reiser, Joel Lesh, Linda Myer. Dennis Dube Sylvia Fick and Gail Middagh

Elvin Kopp pulls his horse around to head off a couple of cattle. Photo by Amelia Naismith

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Rodeo challenge builds poise By Amelia Naismith Under a blue sky and bright sun, 24 children took part in the 13th annual Ponoka Stampede Rodeo Challenge. Two of those children were Scarlet Jones, 8, and five-year-old Isaiah Adamkewicz. It was Jones’ first time attending the Rodeo Challenge. Her parents had never heard of it before this year. Jones was born with DiGeorge Syndrome — a small deletion of a chromosome — and has had two open-heart surgeries. But that didn’t stop her from getting on the teeter-totter bull numerous times — one hand in the air like a real cowgirl. “Because you go up and down,” Jones said, referring to her love of the “bulls,” her eyes already drifting back for another ride. Jones teamed up with Sinclair Racing barn crewman Keith Erlandson. “I enjoy being with the kids, giving them a chance to get out and raise their confidence,” Erlandson said. “I think it’s a great opportunity for the kids. It’s a

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Record numbers at 76th Ponoka Stampede By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye The dust has settled and the numbers are in: 72,939 tickets were sold for this year’s Ponoka Stampede; the number even exceeded last year’s 75th annual Stampede. In the Stampede Showdown, two Ponoka competitors performed to a large hometown crowd; Luke Butterfield in saddle bronc riding, and Tyrell Gordon as the heeler in team roping with partner Tel Flewelling from Lacombe. Butterfield went a few seconds before he was bucked off his bronc. He was disappointed in the results, but proud to compete in his hometown. “I’ve never made it this far in Ponoka.” Despite not finishing his ride, Butterfield felt positive about the experience. “It’s a world class rodeo from the cowboy’s perspective.” Butterfield is a third generation cowboy and a fourth generation resident of Ponoka. He was grateful to Ponoka for supporting such a large rodeo. “I thank everybody that puts this rodeo on. I can’t stress how great a rodeo it is.” He headed to Red Lodge, Mont. right after the Stampede to compete in another rodeo. Gordon, with his partner Flewelling, had a quick start to the team roping challenge, but had a five-second penalty after roping only one leg. Despite the miss, both were proud of their accomplishments. They started working together in May and their training paid off to bring

them into the Showdown. Gordon has been team roping since he was eight years old and his dream came true. “I got my dream to compete in my home town arena.” Flewelling said his parents were team ropers and he felt team roping was something to try. Both will compete in an amateur rodeo this weekend. As this year’s Stampede closed, members of the Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Association are already planning for next year. President Rick Wierzba said the goal is to entertain and put on a solid rodeo. Director Blair Vold felt having local competitors in the Showdown was a testament to the town. “That shows what comes out of Ponoka.” Wierzba said they plan to bring other events each year to draw larger crowds. “We keep getting good acts in.” With the full seven days complete the winners for each event were: • Dusty Lavalley, bareback riding, 90 points. • Clif Cooper, tie-down roping, 8.3 seconds. • Tanner Milan, steer wrestling, 5 seconds. • Riley Wilson and Clay Ullery, team roping, 5.6 seconds. • Denver Daines, saddle bronc, 84 points. • Carlee Rae Pierce, barrel racing, 17.307 seconds. • No qualified rides for bull riding. Scott Schiffner was the overall champion.

Dusty Lavalley won the Stampede Showdown. He ended his ride with a score of 90 points, the highest score the Ponoka Stampede has ever seen. Photo by Amelia Naismith

Tyrell Gordon sends his loop to the steer’s heels as partner Tel Flewelling holds the head tight. Photo by Amelia Naismith

Luke Butterfield is launched off his horse, ending his final ride early. Photo by Amelia Naismith


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Dorchester takes Dash for Cash by storm By Billy Melville It was somewhat of an unexpected lineup for the $50,000 Tommy Dorchester Dash for Cash final at the Ponoka Stampede as John Walters, Tim Haroldson, Troy Dorchester and Roger Moore survived the semifinal round and would run for the championship at one of chuckwagon racing’s most prestigious events. It was the first time for all of the drivers in the Ponoka Stampede final. It was an exciting race, and when times were tabulated, Troy Dorchester — driving the Lafarge Canada Ltd./Team Rig & Supply outfit — and along with outriders Chance Flad and Eddie Melville, who collected the $30,000 cheque, a new GMC Sierra pickup truck and the 2012 Ponoka Stampede championship. Coming off of barrel position number 3 in the sudden death final, Dorchester captured the Ponoka crown — in the race named in honour of his grandfather — with a run of 1:14.33. Tim Haroldson placed second from barrel position number 2 just 11 one-hundredths of a second behind Dorchester, followed by John Walters and Roger Moore from barrel positions 1 and 4 respectively in a penalty-free championship final. It is the first victory for Troy Dorchester since winning the WPCA GMC Tour Championship way back in 1999, and also marks the first time in history three generations of one family has outrode, and won, for three generations of another family. Outrider Eddie Melville’s grandfather, Orville Strandquist, and uncle, Ron Strandquist, chased home Troy Dorchester’s grandfather, Tom Dorchester, and father, Garry Dorchester, to Calgary Stampede championships in 1970 and 1968 respectively. Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Association president Rick Wierzba felt there was much ex-

Hugh Sinclair drives his horses to make the finish line during chuckwagon races June 27. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

citement in the stands to see Dorchester take the prize. “The big highlight of the year is Troy Dorchester winning the Dash for Cash,” he stated. As far as day results go, rookie driver Chanse Vigen won his first career WPCA day money after posting the fast time of the week with a 1:13.90, and won the day money by 18 one-hundredths of a second over Luke Tournier, Dorchester posting the third best time on the night, followed by Tim Haroldson and Kirk Sutherland who rounded out the top five.

Troy Dorchester pushes his horses to speed to the finish line at the chuckwagon Dash for Cash finals July 2. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Mark Sutherland comes thundering down the home stretch. He timed better than father Kelly Sutherland. Photo by Amelia Naismith

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Rider and horse together: This competitor concentrates on her turn during ladies’ barrel racing on day 6 of the Ponoka Stampede. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Faster than a bullet: This competitor pushes her horse during the ladies’ barrel racing on the first day of the Ponoka Stampede. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Thank you to our Sponsors:

This was our 8th Annual Downhill Derby which could not have been made possible without the help of the volunteers and corporate sponsors. A huge Thank You for all their help and donations:

Young cowboy in the works: This fellow watches on as the rodeo continues on June 27. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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• Town of Ponoka & Public Works Staff (Barricades & Road Closed Signs) • Ted Dillion, Ponoka Fire Department (Speed Sign) • Wedin’s (Trophies & Medals) • Kinsmen’s Club of Ponoka (Financial Contribution & Volunteers) • Lions Club of Ponoka (Financial Contribution & Volunteers) • Servus Credit Union (Purchase T Shirts for Racers) • ATB Financial (Financial Contribution & Volunteers) • Kari Grant (CreativeSnaps.ca) • Martein Opsteen (Paint Lines) • Randy Hammond Trucking (Straw Bales) • Alberta Flares Energy Services • Alberta One Hundred Footer Association (Timing System) • Direct Travel, Ponoka

• Diversified Financial Manulife Securities • Hamilton’s IGA • Kenny’s BobCat & Landscaping Services • Lil Jon’s Portable Toilets • McDonalds • Oakes Jones Signs • Ponoka Ford • Ponoka Live • Ponoka News • Rowland Parker & Associates • RTS Services Inc. • Sentinel Security Controls • Strand Media Corporation • Subway • Sunny 94 • Wespro Production Testing Ltd. • Kelsey Raab & Family (Provided Food) • Ponoka Broncs Football Team (Volunteers) • Wrestling Club • Residents of 42 Ave & 43 St.

Soap Box Derby Committee: Peter Oakes, Greg Rowland, Karen Williams, Kenny Groot, James Cowan, Kristen Van Maarion & Kelly Hagemann

Our 9th Annual Soap Box Derby will be held June 8, 2013. If you are interested in participating or helping out please contact Karen Williams at 403-783-6122 or email brikar09@telus.ne brikar09@telus.nett


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Is currently seeking FULL & PART TIME HELP Must be over 18 yrs old Please apply in person at 5010 50 Street, Ponoka Alberta Sport & Import Ltd. require an experienced sales consultant. Knowledge of high end vehicles and finance would be an asset. We offer Company Benefits and flexible work schedule. Apply in person to 7620 Gaetz Ave. or fax your resume to 403-347-9551, email to rjacobson@ albertasportandimport.com

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ACTION PLUMBING & Excavating, Stettler, Alberta seeking Labourers, Plumbers & Sheet Metal Workers. Full benefit package and RRSP Plan. Fax resume 403-742-1826. ALBERCO CONSTRUCTION has positions for experienced construction labourers, carpenters and apprentice carpenters with a strong work ethic. Edmonton, Ponoka/Rimby, Vegreville, Edson, Fox Creek areas. Bridge rehab and concrete work. Competitive wages and benefits. $18. - $34 per hour depending on experience. Email resume and 2 references to: info@alberco.com or fax 780-459-7185. AN ALBERTA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. ARBORCARE IS SEEKING ISA Arborists, Bobcat/Equipment Operators, UTT/UTW, labourers, pruners, climbers, fallers for Edmonton/Calgary & surrounding areas. Valid driver’s license with clean abstract preferred. Please send resumes to resumes@arborcare.com or fax to 403-272-1536.

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS: Diesel, General and Body Shop. Ford experience an asset. Full benefits, aggressive pay plan, stable positive work environment. Join the most award winning dealership in Alberta. The Denham Group Wetaskiwin. Email David: d-pickar@dealeremail.com or toll free 1-800-232-7255. BARRHEAD CO-OP is hiring an Estimator and Assistant Home Centre Manager. Must be team leader with communication and organizational skills, knowledge of construction and agriculture required. Submit resume to: gmbhcoop@telus.net; www.barrheaddistrictscoop.ca CABLE PLOW and Drill Operator. Well-established company provides underground telecommunication installations throughout Alberta. Experience required. Accommodation and meal per diem provided. Email resume; catearmstrong @grahamsbackhoe.com. SERVICE CONSULTANT. We have an immediate opening for a mature and ambitious individual who is dedicated to quality work and customer satisfaction. Automotive experience an asset. Excellent working conditions and benefits. Apply to: Alan Hunter. Phone 780-675-2917. Fax 780-675-3415. Email: admin@huntermotors.ca. Hunter Motors, Athabasca, Alberta.

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SERVICE MANAGER required for GM dealership. Must be a driven motivated individual with good leadership skills and a proven track record in customer service, great working environment with excellent benefits. Submit resume to: Alan Hunter, Hunter Motors Ltd., Athabasca, Alberta. Fax 780-675-3415. Email: admin@huntermotors.ca.

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with Ag experience. We offer year round employment, competitive salary, excellent benefits and a positive, friendly work environment. If you are looking for a rewarding career with a successful growing organization, then forward your resume to: Future Ag Inc. Attn: Paula Box 140 Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 Fax (403) 843-2790 Email paulam@futureag.ca

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We are a CWB welding and fabrication company located just southeast of Wetaskiwin. We offer competitive wages and a good working atmosphere. We are currently taking applications for the following position

JOURNEYMEN AND 3RD YEAR WELDERS Applicant must have a Class 5 driver’s license, read blue prints, skid fabrication experience and welding oil field equipment.

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Field / Business Administration Assistant (Full-time) Battle River Research Group Are you someone that has office skills and also likes to work outside? The Battle River Research Group (BRRG) may have the perfect opportunity for you. The BRRG is a non-profit agricultural research society based in Forestburg, AB. BRRG does small plot research and field scale research trial, we also put on a number of extension event during the year which can include workshop, seminars and tours. We are committed to improving management practices, supporting environmental stewardship and demonstrating techniques to increase the profitability of grain, forage and livestock producer in east central Alberta. We require a full time staff person for an agriculture field research technician combined with business administration duties. Approximately 60—40 % of the time will be spent on the field related activities and 40—60% on the administration portion of the job (dependant on time of year). Field Research Technician responsibilities would include: • Assisting in seeding, managing and harvesting of research plots. • Crop surveys and other research related duties. • Helping in supervision and training of summer staff. • Other duties include, shop, yard and equipment maintenance. Level of responsibilities would depend on education and/or experience. Business Administration responsibilities would include: • Helping in supervision and training of summer staff. • Assisting with funding applications. • Assist with communication with the board of directors, local counties, members and other partners. • Maintenance of records. • Bookkeeping/Accounting. • Assisting with correspondence and newsletters. Skills/Competencies • The ability to work as a member of a team and unsupervised. • Self-motivated, and organized. • Committed to quality and getting the job done. • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite of programs. • Experience using small equipment and hand-tools would be a benefit. • An understanding of account principals and/or experience in bookkeeping and payroll would be highly beneficial. Experience and/or education in an agriculture related field would be beneficial as well as experience in Simply Accounting Start Date: preferably September 2012 For more information about BRRG visit www.areca.ab.ca/members/brrghome.html Wage dependant on experience Please send your resume by July 20, 2012 to: Alvin Eyolfson, Manager, BRRG Box 339, Forestburg, AB T0B 1N0 Email: brrgmgr@cciwireless.ca

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AG EQUIPMENT Darcy Zimmer - Sales North of Hwy 53 Phone: 403-588-8420 Ferdinand Harkema - Sales South of Hwy 53 Cell: 403-785-7149 Rick Cline - Store/Sales Manager Cell: 403-588-1957

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DRIVERS WANTED. Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No experience needed! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits package. Skills needed Ability to travel 3 months at a time, valid licence w/air brake endorsement. High school diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword driver. Do not fill in city or state. EXPERIENCED WATER and Vacuum Haulers required. H2S, PST, First Aid. Above average day rate and cushy benefits plan. Fax 403-934-3487. Email: reception @mjswaterhauling.ca.

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850

WELDERS WANTED! Fab & Tank experience preferred Journeyman & 3rd Year

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Truckers/ Drivers

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NEEDED IMMEDIATELY: 1 Class 1 Driver, 1 Loader Operator/Crusher experience would be an asset. Contact Brian 780-842-5229; Fax resume 780-842-5245; fitzagg@gmail.com.

Trades

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860

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Business Opportunities

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BE YOUR OWN BOSS and make money by the loads! Open a MAYTAG equipped LAUNDRY store. We’ll help you get started. Commercial Laundry Distributors 1-800-663-2646.

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ESTABLISHED NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB on the most beautiful H2S Alive and Standard southern gulf island. First Aid St John’s (Red Situated on very busy Cross) are prerequisites. harbour with spectacular Must pass in house Drug Misc. view. Only $450,000. and alcohol test. Fabulous opportunity to Please submit resume to Help live the dream; hr@alstaroc.com or robert@robertsteinbach.com Fax to 780 865 5829 ADULT PLEASE QUOTE JOB UPGRADING FOR THE RIGHT #61709 ON RESUME Alberta Government hardworking family/person. Funded Programs Bar/restaurant, bakery/ Student Funding Available! convenience store all under 1 roof! In Ma-Me-O Beach, Alberta. * GED Preparation Business * Trades Entrance Exam Turnkey operation Preparation - all equipment, fixtures & Opportunities * Women in the Trades stock. $100,000. Reasonable lease negotiable. RESTAURANT Academic Express Call 780-586-2009. Adult Education & Training KITCHEN

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Calnash Trucking has an immediate opening for the following position:

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC

Calnash Trucking in Ponoka requires a journeyman 3rd or 4th year apprentice heavy duty mechanic. Must be self-motivated with good written and communication skills. Competitive wages and beneďŹ ts. Please submit resume by: Fax: 403-783-3011 Email: hr@calnashtrucking.com

870

FOR LEASE

All set-up and ready to go for you! Call 403-352-3030 For more details

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LIVE THE DREAM. Harbour’s End Marine has a 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC, “the best place on earth!� Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000. Email: bjg_cormorant@shaw.ca.

340-1930

www.academicexpress.ca CARPENTER’S HELPER/ labourer, training provided wage negotiable dependant on experience 403-391-8385

880

Town of Ponoka

Building Possibilities

Employment Opportunity Ponoka- located 1.5 Miles North of High School Phone (403) 783-5072 Cell: (403) 704-5384 www.brtrees.com

CONSTRUCTION

Mechanic/Welder Inland Concrete, a Division of Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd. requires a Mechanic/Welder immediately to supply repair and maintenance services to our eet of Concrete Mixer trucks, concrete plants, and equipment in Ponoka, Lacombe, Red Deer and Olds. The position is based out of our Red Deer plant. Applicants must possess class 3 with air endorsement license. Candidates must be available for a variety of shifts and hours.

CASUAL LIFEGUARD / INSTRUCTORS The Aquaplex is hiring certified lifeguards and swimming lesson instructors. Please drop your resume off at the pool – 5315 46 Avenue, or email HR@ponoka.org The Town of Ponoka thanks all applicants in advance, however, only those being considered will be contacted.

Forward your resume to: Attention, Dennis Wedlund Manager - Ponoka, Lacombe, Red Deer, and Olds dwedlund@lehighcement.com The interest of all applicants is appreciated; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SALES & SERVICE

Working Together To Build Our Communities

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A REWARDING CAREER, WITH AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ADVANCEMENT IN A FRIENDLY & REWARDING ENVIRONMENT?

We are looking for candidates for the following positions:

Tues - Fri: 8:30 am-5:30 pm Saturday: 9 am-3 pm

403-783-5185 1-800-662-7135 Fax: 403-783-4635

GARBAGE COLLECTION

• Diesel Technician • General Technician • Apprentice Technician • Body Shop Technician Ford experience an asset for the above positions. We offer an excellent benefit package with medical and dental. If you want to join Western Canada’s #1 Customer Satisfaction Team: Call David Pickard or email your resume to: d-pickar@dealeremail.com, (780) 352-6048 or Toll Free 1-800-463-5838

ENHAM GROUP

Deep Roots. Promising Future.

BUILDING SALES REPRESENTATIVE 2 (BSR2) Position #HR12-179

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FULL-TIME MEATCUTTER required at Eastalta Co-op in Vermilion. Benefits relocation assistance. Training or experience required. Good references; j.grimwood@eastalta.com. 5013 - 51 Ave., Vermilion, AB, T9X 1B2. Phone 780-853-5335.

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INTERESTED IN THE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER BUSINESS? Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. FREE. Visit: www.awna.com/ resumes_add.php LOOKING for mature person to work p/t at Marina for summer months on NW corner of Gull Lake. 403-843-3888

880

Now accepting resumes for

Individuals who want to grow with our business

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880

REQUIRED Shop Laborer Polisher Full or Part Time Crestomere area BANDIT INDUSTRIES 403-783-4284

Employment Training

900

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 for at-home jobs. Start training today. Graduates are in demand! Enroll now. Take advantage of low monthly payments. 1-800-466-1535; www.canscribe.com; admissions@canscribe.com WELL-PAID/ LOW-STRESS CAREER in Massage Therapy. Train without giving up your day job. How? Check out www.mhvicarsschool.com or call 1-866-491-0574 for a free career information package

Qualifications: - Mature, reliable, self motivated - Clean drivers abstract - Willing to work out of town - Oilfield Safety Tickets an asset

Business Services #1000 - #1430

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TOYOTA City

Wetaskiwin

The wonderful staff of Toyota City Wetaskiwin is looking for YOU!

• Detailer/ Washbay Great family atmosphere, excellent benefits package. We’re waiting to hear from you! Please submit your resume to: 4120 - 56 St., Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 1V3 Fax: 780-352-5750 toyotaab@telusplanet.net

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A PARDON/WAIVER for work and/or travel? Guaranteed fast, affordable, criminal record removal. Call for free consultation. Qualify today & save $250. (limited time offer). 1-800-736-1209; www. pardonsandwaivers.ca BBB accredited. CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed record removal since 1989. Confidential. Fast. Affordable. Our A+ BBB rating assures employment/travel freedom. Call for free information booklet. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300 or 1-800-347-2540; www.accesslegalresearch.com

Contractors

Please drop off resume & drivers abstract in person to Financial 3601 - 48 St, Wetaskiwin CONSOLIDATION 8:30 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 - 4:30 pm DEBT PROGRAM. Helping Canadians repay or Fax (780) 361-2355 debt, reduce or eliminate only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

Legal Services

interest regardless of credit! Qualify now to be debt free. 1-877-220-3328. Government approved, BBB Accredited. DO YOU NEED to borrow money - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It’s that simple. 1-877-486-2161. DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30% or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation; www.mydebtsolution.com or toll free 1-877-556-3500. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Misc. Help

880

Calnash Trucking has immediate openings for the following positions:

DISPATCHER

Responsibilities include coordinating equipment and personnel for rig moves and service work. Computer skills and knowledge of the trucking industry, drilling rigs and oilďŹ eld equipment, transportation rules and regulations would be an asset.

Submit resume to: Calnash Trucking Ltd. 6526 - 44 Avenue, Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8 Fax: 403.783.3011 Email: hr@calnashtrucking.com Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please

1100

Legal Services

1260

CRIMINAL RECORD? You can still get a pardon. Find out how. Call 1-866-242-2411 or visit www.nationalpardon.org. Work and travel freely. Guarantee by the National Pardon Centre.

Misc. Services

1290

DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Factory today! 1-877-996-2274; www.phonefactory.ca

Contractors

1100

Switzer Construction Ltd. Specializing in ..... •Insurance •Re-roofs •New construction claims •Customer •Cedar shakes service •Metal •Fully insured •Repairs •Siding & Widows and reliable •Senior’s discounts Cell: 403–318–4052 Email: jbswitzer@shaw.ca Fax: 403–347–9291

1290

Misc. Services

10% OFF

Re-roof or Repair Job

1290

Six month warranty

Berni's Refrigeration

RIMBEYDENTALCARE DR. STEVE CALDER BS C DDS

Family Friendly Dentistry Box 1100 4905 50 St. Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0

Our Hostess’ Gifts and Information are the Key to Your New Community.

We deliver and install your purchases.

403-783-4880 Well Drilling

1400

Ph. (403) 843-2173 Fax: (403) 843-2607

DENTAL CARE BIRCHLAND DENTAL CLINIC PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY

Ę°Ę°tĘ°Ę° 5118 - 51 Ave., Ponoka, AB T4J 1R5

%3)6()1035&3t%33*$,#"33 %3+&''#"33 - General Dentistry - Orthodontics - Cosmetic Dentistry - Bonding - Veneers - Bleaching - White or Gold Fillings - Crown and Bridge - Implant Restorations “WE ENTHUSIASTICALLY WELCOME NEW PATIENTS�

EYE CARE

www.

welcomewagon .ca

NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $259. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.

1315

Unplanned pregnancy may be difďŹ cult to face. We care. For conďŹ dential help call 403-343-1611 (24 hrs.) DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). SLIMDOWN FOR SUMMER! Lose up to 20 lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.

and Appliance Service

1400

DENTISTRY

JUST MOVED?

Personal Services

Used appliances available

Well Drilling

1290

IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346

The small Company with “BIG� results! Serving Central Alberta

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TRUE ADVICE! True clarity! True Psychics! 1-877-342-3036 or 1-900-528-6258 or mobile #4486. (18+) $3.19/minute; www.truepsychics.ca.

Well Drilling

1400

RURAL WATER TREATMENT

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Drs. Heimdahl & ZoBell 403-783-5575 1-800-662-7168 WWW.4YOUREYESONLY.CA

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5120-51ST AVE, PONOKA

ADVANCED EYE HEALTH & VISION EXAMS CONSULTATION & REFERRAL SERVICES DESIGNER EYE WEAR & CONTACT LENSES INSURED MEDICAL EYECARE SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES

NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME

OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8AM - 12:30PM • 1PM - 5PM

This space could be yours for $

28

PER WEEK

Call 403-783-3311 HEATING

RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL • Heating • Ventilation • Air Conditioning Systems • Custom Metal Fabrication • Hearth Products PHONE: 403-783-7443 FAX: 403-783-7454 5210 - 50th Street Ponoka, AB 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE

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Pet Services

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CLINKERS KENNELS Commercial - Residential Installations - Repair 24hr Emergency Service 3912 - 66 St Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8 www.wcmltd.ca

Ph: 403.783.3501 Fax: 403.783.3531 wcmltd@telus.net

Reaching 6000

* Quality Boarding for your dogs & cats *Proof of vaccinations and advance bookings required HOURS: Mon - Thurs 9 am - 12 Noon; 4 pm - 6 pm; Fri. 9 am - 12 Noon; 4 pm - 7 pm; Sat. 9 a.m. - 12 noon; Sun. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. & 4 - 7 p.m.

403-783-6272

www.clinkerskennels.ca

households weekly

For just

$28 per week this space could be yours!

403-783-3311 SLEEP TESTING

Rental Misc

1350

Need RV or Self Storage? 8’ X 10’ mini storage units available for rent. Also RV storage. Secure compound. Call Keith at

First Call Towing

783-3636 5008 Hwy 2A, Lacombe

Welding

1410

Building Supplies

Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990

Auctions

1530

BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS 4625-46 Street, Lacombe, south of Tim Horton’s. We buy for cash SALES WED. @6 pm. ANTIQUE SALE 1st SUN. OF THE MONTH AT 1 P.M. 403-782-5693 www.bigstrapperauctions.net

UNRESERVED FARM AUCTION: Bobcat, JD tractor, Equipment, Trailers, Motorbikes, Mobile Home, Truck, Quad, Tools. 10 a.m. Saturday July 7 Amsk, Alberta. Scribner Auction 780-842-5666. Details: www.scribnernet.com.

Building Supplies

1550

METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36” Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254.

Welding

1410

1550

STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658 25x28 $5,295 30x40 $7,790 32x54 $10,600 40x58 $14,895 47x78 $19,838 One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422; www.pioneersteel.ca.

Event Tickets

1610

UFC-149 TICKETS exclusively for fans in rural Alberta only. Saturday, July 21, Calgary. Upper deck, lower deck or floor tickets available starting at $199 each including courier delivery. Call David from Just Tickets 1-800-909-3274.

Garden Supplies

2190

HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252.

Seed Grain

2200

SEED barley and seed oats for sale. High germination, high yielding. Suitable for feed or silage. New 40 feet digital scale and seed treating available. Larry Trautman 403-843-2733 Mark Trautman 843-3474.

1680

GORGEOUS SPRUCE TREES 4 - 6’, $37.00. Includes machine planting, fertilizer, bark mulch. Minimum order of 20. Delivery fee: $75 - $100. Quality guaranteed. Crystal Springs 403-820-0961.

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Grain, Feed Hay

1760

EMU OIL FOR SUNBURN DRY SKIN, MUSCLES & JOINTS. At Ponoka Health Food Store and Rimbey Value Drug Mart. 403-783-5684 EMU OIL WONDERS

For Rent #3000 - #3200

Acreages/ Farms

3010

ACREAGE FOR RENT, MORNINGSIDE AREA. 2 bdrm., 1 bath, mobile home on 10.4 acres. 4 appliances. $950/mo., $950 d.d. References required. Call 403-318-3937

Houses/ Duplexes

3020

2 BEDROOM close to downtown Ponoka. Main floor laundry. Close to schools and shopping. $750.00 per month, $750.00 D.D. N/S & no pets, Available mid July. Call Mary at 403-783-6609

3 BEDROOM RIVERSIDE HOME. $750/month plus utilities. $750 D.D. No smoking, No pets. All potential tenants must complete application and qualify prior to viewing property. Call Mary 403-783-6609

Houses/ Duplexes

3020

GREIG HOLDINGS INC. PROPERTIES FOR RENT

Agricultural #2000 - #2290

8 a.m. - 5 p.m Mon. to Sat. • Open late Thursday 24-hour Emergency Call Dr. Bill Frischke • Dr. Kelly Loree • Dr. Leighton Coma Dr. Trevor Hook • Dr. Emily Ames

• B-PRESSURE • PIPELINE • OILFIELD • ASME Section VIII Division I VESSEL FABRICATION & PIPING • SHOP/PORTABLE • CNC PLASMA CUTTING • ALUMINUM • SHEARING & FORMING

PAINTING

MAIN: (403) 783-7591 FAX: (403) 783-8178

(1997) Residential & Commercial • Interior & Exterior • Wallpaper hanging • Free Estimates

Serving Ponoka & Central Alberta for the past 35 years.

Website: www.harbinwelding.com E-mail: bharbin@telus.net

Window Cleaning

1420

households weekly

For just

$28 per week this space could be yours!

403-783-3311

1420

BLAIR JOBES, Owner/Operator office 780-352-5219

Jerry Witvoet Jr. Ponoka, AB (403) 783-6335 Cell: (403) 783-1523

Reaching 6000

Window Cleaning

cell 780-312-1046

Window Cleaning Business Residential Commercial Seniors’ Discounts

Window Cleaning, Painting, House Cleaning and Odd Jobs.

Over 30 Years Experience Wetaskiwin and surrounding area Total Customer Satisfaction • FREE ESTIMATES

CLASSIFIEDS Sell it Best! To place your ad phone 1-877223-3311

Farm Equipment

2010

HESSTON 30-A Stack Hand & Hesston 30-A Stack Mover. 403-784-3596

RETIRING

5465 MF TRACTOR, FWD 100 hp, 650 hrs., 12’ MACDON 5000 HAYBINE, NH 660 round baler, KELLO-BILT 210 offset disc, 10’, 403-347-5431

Livestock

2100

BULLS FOR SALE - Herefords, mostly de-horned, great selection including Sure Fire Heifer bulls. Dependable, maternal genetics, selected for 38 years. We deliver. www.bretonwestherefords.com 780-696-3878 LIMOUSIN Bulls Polled Red and black two year olds and yearlings. Semen tested. Combest Limousin Farm. (403)742-5211 REG. Black Angus bulls, yearlings & two year olds, quiet, correct, semen tested & ready to go. Lazy E Bar Ranching Ltd., Wade 403-318-8775, Jim, 403-741-9864.

Grain, Feed Hay

2190

FOR SALE 90 ACRES alfalfa, standing,, 2 miles W 2 m i l e s S o f R i m b e y, phone 780-983-3788

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ATTENTION NURSING STUDENTS Shared accommodations available Sept 1. No utilities to pay except internet For more information call Kay 403-704-2213 Quiet tenant wanted for generous 2 brdm 2nd storey walk-up apt in downtown Ponoka New windows, paint, flooring, etc $795/month includes heat, water & sewer Tenant pays electric Available July 1st NS/NP, references required

403-885-2221

COMMERCIAL

Southwest Industrial Park 4102-64 St., Ponoka 403-783-5200

3050

APARTMENT IN 4-PLEX IN PONOKA 3 Large bedroom. 1.5 bath, heat & 4 appliances included. Rent $975. 403-783-3860

Suites

3000 sq ft commercial building downtown good retail/office space, on Chipman Ave. for sal or lease.

VETERINARY SERVICES

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

RESIDENTIAL 1 Bdrm apartment downtown c/w fridge and stove $550/mo plus pwr. Available Immediately 2 bdrm in Lancaster Place c/w fridge, stove $700/mo, plus pwr. Available Immediately

PONOKA bachelor suite, avail. immed. inclds. heat/water, no pets, $500/mo. + DD 403-783-6011 PONOKA Large 1 bdrm. with den Private. 5 appliances, utilities and cable, internet included. N/S, no pets. $950/month. Avail. immed. 780-217-9363 PONOKA, 2 bdrm. suite in Riverside, fridge, stove, shared laundry. $650. rent/dd. gas & water incl’d. Absolutely N/S, no pets, 780-242-0924 PONOKA: 2 bedroom apartment, blinds, heat, water, fridge, stove. Adult building, no children, no pets. (403)783-2786 PONOKA: Available July 1. Newly reno’d 1 bedroom suite. Includes heat & water. No pets. $600/mo + d.d. 403-783-6011

* RIVERSIDE APTS. * Newly renovated 1 & 2 bedroom units in Ponoka: 3724-45 Street. 403-357-0287

• All residences are no smoking and no pets damage/security deposit same as rent unless stated otherwise. Applications and references required for all properties. Working people preferred.

Contact Ernie Anderson at Greig Holdings Inc. @ 403-783-8580 Bay 6, 5012 50 Street, Ponoka, Alberta Stores/ Commercial

3120

Large shop 50’x60’ with attached office complex

Real Estate #4000 - #4190

Realtors & Services..........4010 Houses for Sale................4020 Houses Wanted ................4030 Condos/Townhouses ........4040 Acreages ..........................4050 Acreages Wanted ............4060 Farms/Land ......................4070 Farms/Land Wanted ........4080 Manufactured/ Mobile Homes ..................4090 Income Property ..............4100 Commercial Property ......4110 Industrial Property ............4120 Cottages/Resort Property ..4130 Businesses for Sale..........4140 Buildings for Sale ............4150 Lots for Sale ....................4160 Out of Town Property ......4170 Investment Opportunities ..4180 Mortgages Bought/Sold....4190

Acreages

Highway frontage 1 acre with security fencing Lots of outside storage 403-783-2553

4050

4 BDRM. executive home on secluded 20 acre parcel, extras including pool & hot tub, 10 minutes east of Rimbey on hwy 53. $579,000. For more info. or to view. Call Martina Unger, Century 21 403-396-8667


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PLUMBING

Acreages

SHANDALL PLUMBING LTD.

4050

5306 - 60 ST, PONOKA, AB T4J 1K7 PH: (403) 783-6372 • FAX (403) 783-6345

PLUMBING

23 ACRES

OF RIVER PROPERTY WEST OF RIMBEY 1440 sq.ft. open concept home. Shop, barn & outbuildings, corrals & fenced. Pride of ownership. Owners retiring. 403-843-6182

PONOKA PLUMBING & HEATING We now carry a complete line of Ritchie Stockwater parts Hours of Business: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5 pm

5110 -50 Street Box 4414 Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1R7

JESSE ZINTER Office - 403-783-5489

This space could be yours for $

28

PER WEEK

Call 403-783-3311 PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS

LittleJONS’ Hand Wash Stations Handicap Units Trailer Units New Solar Powered Units with Running Water

4090

Businesses For Sale

4140

MUST SELL 2009 MOBILE HOME, 16x76 to be moved, 3 bdrm. 2 baths, 6 appls., Price reduce to $82,500 780-898-1154, 780-388-3793

JAMES AVERY “Reasonable rates on all your plumbing needs” Gas Fitting - Home Renovations - Drain Cleaning -24 HOUR SERVICE-

Manufactured Homes

4 ACRES, 20 min. East of Red Deer on paved Hwy 595, treed, quiet, 1170 sq.ft. modular w/walkout bsmt. Recently reno’d. 4 bdrm., 3 bath, heated shop. $329,000. Sale, Rent to Own or Trade for house in Innisfail, Red Deer or Penhold. Avail July 1. 403-392-3135 or 403-872-1681 or email: fisher.innisfail@gmail.com ACREAGE LOT Overlooking Battle River Valley, 5 min. West of Ponoka. . 403-783-6645

Manufactured Homes

4090

JANDEL HOMES. 20’ X 76’ manufactured homes starting from $109,500. Packed with amenities including fridge, stove, dishwasher and venetian blinds. Alberta’s best value since 1974; www.jandelhomes.com.

Houses For Sale

4130

H&R BLOCK FRANCHISE FOR SALE

Self employment business opportunity for a bookkeeper / accounting minded person. Currently providing tax preparation services in Stettler, Alberta Has a 20+ years of successful operation with repeat clientele drawn from the town of Stettler and surrounding area. Full training and support from H&R Block for the software and policies. This is an unique opportunity servicing a niche market in central Alberta Please call Dean Clyne at 1-847-937-3268 or email to: dean_clyne@hotmail.com

Open Houses BRAND New 2010 Cross roads Zinger Destination Trailer, 38 Ft, 2slides, full appss., deck, firepit, built in at Kokanee Chalets, Crawf ord Bay, BC.5 year fixed rate lease, 1st year pad rent free. 1-800-448 -9292. 1-250-551-5005. www.kokaneechalets.com

Ponoka Veterinary Clinic Transportation #5000-5300

SUMMER SIZZLER SALE! All 2011 stock hugely reduced for immediate delivery. Compare and • call us last! Best prices, best Canadian-Built (SRI) quality, Best service! Dynamic Modular; • 1-877-341-4422; www.dynamicmodular.ca • THREE BUILDERS, one stop! United Homes Canada and Grandview Modular invite you to view our showhomes today! 1-800-461-7632 • or 1-877-945-1272. We take pride in our service! •

Cottages/Resort Property

VETERINARY SERVICES

Out Of Red Deer

Automotive Services ........5010 Antique & Classic Autos ....5020 Cars ..................................5030 SUV’s................................5040 Trucks ..............................5050 Heavy Trucks....................5060 Vans/Buses ......................5070 Motorcycles ......................5080 Campers ..........................5090 Motorhomes......................5100 5th Wheels........................5110 Holiday Trailers ................5120 Tent Trailers ......................5130 Utility Trailers ....................5140 ATV’s ................................5150 Boats & Marine ................5160 Snowmobiles ....................5170 Tires, Parts & Accessories ......................5180 Auto Wreckers ..................5190 Vehicles Wanted ..............5200 Car/Truck Rental ..............5210 Recreational Vehicle Rental ..............................5220 Trailer Rental ....................5230 Misc. Automotive ..............5240 RV’s ..................................5300

Fifth Wheels

5110

HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER OPEN HOUSE 5210 52 AVE. PONOKA SAT., JULY 7 11 A.M.- 4 P.M.’

2005 Travelaire 5th Wheel 26.5 ft. 1 Slide. A/C Sleeps 6. $15,000 obo 403-896-3111

“Certified to sell travel with knowledge you can trust”

email: juliestravel@telus.net www.juliestravel.ca

$28

PER WEEK.

CALL 4037833311

Your water well solution for over 30 years • Specializing in water wells with PVC casing • Government grants in effect for farmers • New pumps & pressure system installation • Same day service - on most pump & pressure system repairs

Darcy’s Drilling Services • water wells drilled & serviced • new pump & pressure system installations • all types of pump repairs • well shocking

Email: darcysdrillingservices@hotmail.com

WATER WELL SERVICE

Advertising works!!!

This space could be yours!

Julie Evans 403-783-4954 403-704-3584

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE FOR JUST

Darcy Schmidt Ph: (403) 783-2220 Fax: (403) 783-8828

PER WEEK

JULIE’S TRAVEL

T4J 1M1

WATER WELL DRILLING SERVICES

4020

28

TRAVEL

5502 - Hwy 2A Ponoka, AB

Call Cliff today for a free estimate (403) 350-0106

www.littlejons.ca

403-783-3311

24 Hr. Emergency 403-783-4348

4310

FULLY SERVICED Lake Lots for sale. Starting at $69,900. Elinor Lake Resort, 2.5 hours North East of Edmonton. 1-877-623-3990; www.elinorlakeresort.com

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PUBLIC NOTICE Amendment to Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU The Council of Ponoka County has been asked by Merlin Hirschkorn-Agent (Leroy, Byron, Pamela & Merlin Hirschkorn) to amend Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU as follows: Reclassify S1/2 SW 29-42-26-W4 (approximately 80.0 acres total) from Agricultural District to Country Residential to allow for subdivision of 3-5 acre lots in the rezoned area . Before considering the by-law, Council will hold a Public Hearing at which any person claiming to be affected may ask questions or make comments. This hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the County Administration Building. A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at the County Administration Building, Ponoka, Alberta during regular office hours. Charlie B. Cutforth Chief Administrative Officer Ponoka County 4205 - Highway #2A PONOKA, Alberta T4J 1V9 Phone: 783-3333 Fax: 783-6965 e-mail: PonokaCounty@PonokaCounty.com

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PUBLIC NOTICE Amendment to Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU The Council of Ponoka County has been asked by Loree & Terry Graf (Agent-Vic Maxwell) to amend Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU as follows: Reclassify Pt NW 30-42-25-W4 (approximately 40.0 acres total) from Agricultural District to Country Residential Hobby Farm to allow for future subdivision of the rezoned area into 2 parcels. Before considering the by-law, Council will hold a Public Hearing at which any person claiming to be affected may ask questions or make comments. This hearing is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the County Administration Building. A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at the County Administration Building, Ponoka, Alberta during regular office hours. Charlie B. Cutforth Chief Administrative Officer Ponoka County 4205 - Highway #2A PONOKA, Alberta T4J 1V9 Phone: 783-3333 Fax: 783-6965 e-mail: PonokaCounty@PonokaCounty.com


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Watch the horse: Tyler Wilson narrowly missed getting stepped on during the novice saddle bronc event July 1. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Hold on tight: Blake Knowles uses all his might to swing his steer around and wrestle it to the ground. Photo by Amelia Naismith

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Bottle drives are a fun and easy way to raise money for your organization while doing something great for the environment! There are many ways to do one: a doorto-door event, setting up a central drop-off site or through year-round collection. Visit your local Depot for a How To Guide, door hangers or to learn more. Wild ride: Kyle German comes flying off during his last regular ride of the Stampede. Photo by Amelia Naismith ATCO PIPELINES ABORIGINAL EDUCATION AWARDS PROGRAM

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ATCO Pipelines is committed to supporting the development of young leaders in the communities where we operate pipelines and facilities.

Capture the calf: Dean Edge of Rimbey ropes this calf in quick time July 1 at the Ponoka Stampede. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

FIND OUT HOW TO APPLY: ATCOPIPELINES.COM/ABORIGINALAWARDS For more information, please contact ATCO Pipelines Corporate Communications at 403.245.7300 or aboriginal.awards@atcopipelines.com


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This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ‡‡No purchase necessary. For full contest rules, eligible vehicle criteria, and to enter as a Ford owner, visit www.ford.ca/shareourpridecontest (follow the entry path applicable to you, complete all mandatory fields and click on ‘submit’). Subject to the following terms and conditions, contest is open only to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority, possess a valid graduated level provincially issued driver’s license, and are owners of Ford branded vehicles (excluding fleet customers and all Lincoln and Mercury models). Eligible vehicle criteria includes requirement that it be properly registered in Canada in the contest entrant’s name (matching vehicle ownership), and properly registered/plated and insured. Notwithstanding the foregoing, non-Ford owners can enter by mailing an original 100 word essay on “what they like about Ford”, with their full name, full mailing address, email, daytime phone number (with area code) to: Vanessa Richard, Pareto Corp., 1 Concorde Gate, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M3C 4G4. Contest closes at 11:59pm (PST) on the last day of the 2012 Ford Employee Pricing campaign which will be no earlier than August 31, 2012. Limit of 1 entry per person. Up to 8 prizes available to be won in Canada in 3 possible prize categories, each worth up to CAD$50,000. Chances of winning are dependent on the total number of entries received up to each 10,000 interval of unit sales under the Employee Pricing campaign (“Draw Trigger”). Odds of winning decrease as the contest progresses, more entries are made into the contest, and opportunities for Draw Triggers lessen. Skill testing question required. *Purchase a new 2012 Fiesta SE Sedan/2012 Focus SE Sedan/2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 Edge SEL FWD with automatic transmission/2012 F-150 Platinum Super Crew 4x4 for $14,854/$17,819/$28,683/$32,329/$46,313 after Total Eligible Price Adjustment of $2,745/$2,780/$11,316/$3,770/$14,186 (Total Eligible Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment of $995/$1,280/$4,316/$2,770/$7,186 and Delivery Allowance of $1,750/$1,500/$7,000/$1,000/$7,000) is deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Total Eligible Price Adjustment has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,600 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. **Receive 3.99%/3.99%/4.99%/2.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2012 Fiesta SE Sedan/2012 Focus SE Sedan/2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 Edge SEL FWD with automatic transmission for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $209/$251/$431/$449 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $96/$116/$199/$207 with a down payment of $1,500/$1,750/$1,900/$2,750 or equivalent trade-in. Interest cost of borrowing is $1,684.28/$2,026.71/$4,264.42/$2,769.26 or APR of 3.99%/3.99%/4.99%/2.99% and total to be repaid is $15,038.28/$18,095.71/$31,047.42/$32,348.26. Offers include Total Eligible Price Adjustment of $2,745/$2,780/$11,316/$3,770 (Total Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment of $995/$1,280/$4,316/$2,770 and Delivery Allowance of $1,750/$1,500/$7,000/$1,000. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,600 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Total Eligible Price Adjustment has been deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2012 Fiesta 1.6L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [6.9L/100km (41MPG) City, 5.1L/100km (55MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (35MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2013 Edge 3.5L V6 FWD 6-speed Automatic transmission: [11.1L/100km (25MPG) City, 7.2L/100km (39MPG) Hwy / 2012 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8: [14.9L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.5L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. †When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost and 6.2L 2 valve 4X2 V8 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engines. 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