The 2022 Grande Prairie Stompede Kick off BBQ happened yesterday to start the GP Stompede week at the Bonnetts Energy Centre. 


GP Stomper of the yearPhoto: Stomper of the year: RaeDawn Barker/GP Stompede FB page

This year's Stomper of the Year is RaeDawn Barker who has been involved with the Grande Prairie Stompede for well over a decade. Her dedication to the GP Stompede event and the Stompede Association over the past 10 years is a prime example of tremendous philanthropy in our community. 


Bernie BensonPhoto: Stompede Association Member Bernie Benson - who received an honorary lifetime membership/GP Stompede FB Page

The Original Stomepde Sue, our beloved Bernie Benson celebrates 45 years of Stompede! Bernie has dedicated countless hours to seeing the GP Stompede Event grow year over year. 


Wagon MasterPhoto: Wagon Master Orval Sorken/GP Stompede FB page

Wagon Master Orval Sorken was also honored yesterday, Orval started as a delegate for this area to the UFA. Years later he became a director and rose over time to become Chairman of the board of the UFA. He has been president for several terms of Teepee Creek Stampede and has overseen many improvements to their grounds including the giant Teepee which serves as the main entrance.


GP Stompede LunchPhoto: GP Stompede FB Page