The torrential rain/hail storm caused the annual Stampede Queen Coronation to get a slow start, Saturday night.
A generator was brought in to provide light until the power came back on.
The ceremony took place in front of around 130 guests in the Williams Lake Secondary School Commons.
After many speeches, introductions, slide shows, and awards presentations, Rachel Abrahamse was crowned the 2013 Williams Lake Stampede Queen and Karina Sukert was crowned the 2013 Williams Lake Stampede Princess and Kyra Stuart was named Miss Congeniality.
The Stampede Queen contestants are judged based on a series of four criteria areas: horsemanship (25 per cent), a written exam (25 per cent), speech craft and public speaking (25 per cent) and personality and appearance (25 per cent).
Awards were presented as follows:
Horsemanship (most improved): Kyra Stuart.
Horsemanship (written exam): Rachel Abrahamse.
Horsemanship (riding): Karina Sukert.
Horsemanship (overall): Rachel Abrahamse.
Public Speaking: Karina Sukert.
Queen’s Committee Award: Karina Sukert.
Written Exam: Rachel Abrahamse.
Fashion Show: Rachel Abrahamse.
Personal Interviews: Rachel Abrahamse.
Outgoing queen and princess Alexis Forseille and Terris Billyboy presented words of wisdom to this year’s contestants then delivered they own farewell speeches, recounting highlights and memories from their year in office.