Reporter Sue Chikie
After 2 years of hiatus, the Wainwright Stampede was underway this past weekend. It is in the top 5 largest Pro Rodeos in Canada.
There were many pancake breakfasts held throughout the town during Stampede week.
Thursday, the Agricultural Fair took place in the afternoon and the Chamber Stampede held its Kick-Off Party from 4 to 9 p.m.
On Friday, the weather cooperated with only light rain for a short time while the CPCA Chuckwagon Races kicked off the evening events, followed by the Rodeo, and new this year was the Ladies Breakaway Roping. Also, the wild pony races were a popular event as always.
Friday evening a young steer rider was injured and paramedics were on hand to attend to him.
The sun came out for the rest of the weekend and families came down to take in the parade on Saturday with the theme, ‘Salute to Healthcare Professionals’, and the Rodeo was held at 1 p.m. with the Chuckwagon Races again at 5 p.m. then the Rodeo Under the Lights at 9 p.m.
Saturday evening featured Donny Lee at the Stampede Cabaret.
The final day, Sunday had the Chuckwagon races in the afternoon with the Rodeo Battle for the Buckles closing out the 2022 Wainwright Stampede.