Hello Williams Lake!
My name is Michelle Ball and I am Miss Gustafson’s Dodge.
I was born and raised in Williams Lake and this June I will be graduating from Columneetza Secondary School.
I play on the CSS girls’ soccer and rugby teams.
I have played league and rep soccer for many years and got to represent our city at multiple play-downs, several provincial tournaments and attended the Hawaii Invitational Friendship Cup in 2011.
I also have a love for curling and was very fortunate to skip my team at the Junior Provincials in Victoria last December.
I was honoured to receive the Female Sportsmanship Award.
I also curled in the Northern BC Winter Games in Prince Rupert.
I have had a passion for horses ever since I was very young, but there was never an opportunity to have one of my own. I am lucky to have friends who I can ride with and we have attended many of the local rodeos.
I have been a volunteer at our world famous Williams Lake Stampede for the past three years and have enjoyed watching and supporting our local riders.
I am very excited to be running for the 2012 Stampede Royalty as it has been a long-time goal.
I am looking forward to all the new experiences I will gain as well as the opportunity to grow and achieve greater confidence as an individual.
I am also pleased to be taking this wonderful journey with these amazing ladies.
No matter the outcome, I am hoping to develop some great memories and friendships.
I would like to thank my sponsor, Gustafson’s Dodge, and the Stampede committee for continuing the royalty tradition.
I would also like to thank my family and friends for all of their support and encouragement.
It is more than appreciated.
I look forward to the opportunity to welcome everyone to the Stampede and the city of Williams Lake.
I hope to see y’all at the 86th Annual Williams Lake Stampede!