Christina Walsh Miss Overlander/Ramada Hotel

Christina Walsh Miss Overlander/Ramada Hotel

Miss Overlander/Ramada Hotel Christina Walsh

Hello Williams Lake, my name is Christina Walsh, Miss Overlander/Ramada Hotel.

Hello Williams Lake, my name is Christina Walsh, Miss Overlander/Ramada Hotel.

I am 19 years old and I have lived in Williams Lake since I was four years old.

I attended Columneetza Secondary School. Throughout my school years I discovered a love for all kinds of sports with volleyball being my favourite.

My future plans are to continue my schooling at a post secondary school in hopes of completing the dental hygienist program.

I am currently working a full-time job, but in my spare time I enjoy snowboarding, baseball, horseback riding and volleyball.

For as long as I can remember I have always enjoyed attending the Stampede.

It was our time to spend the weekend as a family.

My favourite part of the weekend was watching the newly crowned queen and princess riding in the parade, as well as watching the bull riding and the mountain races.

In Grade 10, my best friend encouraged me to enter in my first gymkhana.

I was a little hesitant about it at first as I didn’t have a lot of riding experience, but I did it.

I managed to do the events without falling off!

Since then I’ve gone to every rodeo event her family would let me go to. I love the thrill of the rodeo and what it has to offer. Rodeo seems to have become an important part of my life.

Through volunteering at high school rodeo, indoor rodeo and various other community events it has supported my passion for the sport.

I look forward to getting out in the community, meeting people and learning more about the history of our city and the Williams Lake Stampede.

Williams Lake is a great place to live, work and play and I would love the opportunity to tell everyone why.

I would like to take this time to thank my sponsor the Overlander/Ramada Hotel, The Stampede Queens’ Committee for making this program what it is today, my family and my friends.

Without their support I wouldn’t be able to enjoy an experience of a lifetime.





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