Over half a million dollars was raised Friday night in the 2024 Ponoka Stampede Chuckwagon Canvas Auction.

According to a story from Billy Melville, the average bid on the tarps was $15,361.11 and the highest bid on the night went to Pidherneys who paid $32,000.00. Prices ranged from $7000.00 to $32,000.00.

In total the record auction brought in $576,500.00 for the Ponoka Stampede. This is up $23,500.00 from last year.

It was also announced earlier in the day that the WPCA World Chuckwagon Finals will be moving from Century Downs Racetrack and Casino to the Ponoka grounds from August 28th to September 1st, 2024. This will be a huge boost for Ponoka.

You can look forward to this year's edition of the Ponoka Stampede which will run from June 25th to July 1st. 

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