Municipal Heritage Plan
From 1995-2000, Ponoka participated in Alberta’s Main Street Program to help revitalize the downtown area. The result was the rehabilitation of 26 buildings, a walking tour and a series of interpretive plaques. To continue the momentum from the Main Street Program, the Ponoka Museum and Heritage Board created a preliminary “Places of Interest List” to initiate the Municipal Heritage Inventory project. The purpose of the Municipal Heritage Inventory project is to identify, evaluate and manage our heritage resources. The goal is to designate the Places of Interests and place them on Alberta’s Register of Historic Places and Canada’s Register of Historic Places. Funding for this project came from the Alberta’s Municipal Heritage Partnership Program (MHPP). The Town of Ponoka has drafted 16 statements of significance as part of their Municipal Heritage Inventory. In the summer of 2010, Council approved them.