The Calnash Trucking Ag Event Centre

3611 Hwy 2A, Ponoka AB. T4J 1J8

 

Owned & operated by the Ponoka Agriculture Event Centre Society (PAECS). PAECS came into being through the collaborative efforts of its Founding Partners – Ponoka County, the Town of Ponoka, the Ponoka Stampede Association, and the Ponoka Ag Society. Each founding partner appoints representatives to PAECS’ Board of Directors, which in turn directs the operational aspect of the Calnash Trucking Ag Event Centre.

The facility has been a long time dream of many of the current Board members. It has been recognized in our Community for close to 15 years that there was a need for a multipurpose agri-recreational facility in our area. The feasibility study undertaken by RC Strategies in 2008 confirmed the need, the feasibility & the viability of a facility such as now exists at 3611 – Hwy #2A, Ponoka, Ab. The study confirmed there was ample room for an additional recreational, entertainment & educational facility, that could be operated as an anchor attraction, tourism & economic driver for Ponoka & area. This study has already been proven correct, with the addition of a new hotel and other businesses in Ponoka. It is expected to attract $4 M annually in non-local spending to the area.

Features

  • Ideal location along Hwy #2A & 39th Ave, quick access for agricultural vehicles for both north & southbound traffic via Hwy #2A & Hwy #2.
  • Indoor arena (140’ x 400’ with a dirt floor surface), permanent seating for 500, expandable if required
  • Arena can be used as exhibition space
  • Separate warm-up area, that can be used for smaller individual events
  • Self contained stabling facility with up to 280 stalls available
  • Stock pens
  • Specialized equipment to support equestrian and other livestock events, including wash racks
  • Attractive foyer with concession, show office, ticket & administration office
  • Separate classroom and small banquet room; available for educational & special events 287 Parking Stalls
  • 55 RV parking spots
  • Home to the Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame

Events

View event schedule here

  • Education Workshops & Clinics
  • Meeting & Banquets
  • Concerts & Festivals
  • Rodeos
  • Team Penning & Sorting Competitions
  • Team Roping Competitions
  • Horse Shows & Sales
  • Cattle Shows & Sales
  • Cow Horse Competitions
  • Cutting & Reining Competitions
  • Barrel Racing Jackpots & Finals
  • Dressage & Jumping Events
  • Ranch Horse Competitions & Sales
  • Carriage Driving Shows
  • Bullaramas & Rough Stock Events
  • 4H & Other club events
  • Agricultural Fairs
  • Stock Dog Trials & Dog Agility
  • Ag Equipment/Vehicle
  • Trade Shows & Sales
  • Other community driven events