The 2016 Stampede Queen contestants were joined by former Stampede Queen royals and high school rodeo royalty tonight in putting on a fashion show featuring the fashion forward style of western dress, f rom the informal everyday outfits to fancier long gowns.
During the event held at the Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake Campus the contestants also answered an impromptu question each and delivered their prepared speeches for the judges.
All three contestants chose serious topics with lengthy discussions on each topic.
Cheyenne Shoults, Miss Mueller Electric (Div.II) Ltd. talked about the hurt that labels can have on people and rising above that sort of discrimination.
Tanisleigh Evans, Miss Eldorado Log Hauling Ltd. talked about gang violence in the community and how it hurts young people and families.
Dana Rook, Miss West Fraser Mills talked about the Canadian military history and her family involvement in the service.
Between dress changes the audience was treated to a game of black-out bingo, cupcake decorating and a purse or bag scavenger hunt for items such as a pen, bobbie pins, a quarter from the 90s and more.
The Stampede Queen contest winds up with the coronation dinner and dance Saturday evening, June 25 at the Pioneer Complex starting at 5:30 p.m.
Coronation tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for teens (13-19) and seniors, and $5 for children (12 and under) and only available in advance by contacting contest co-ordinator Alexis Forseille at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting one of the contestants. There were still a few tickets left as of Friday evening.