The week long 2016/17 Stampede Queen contest begins this Sunday with an invitation to families and children to have tea with Stampede Queen Cheyleigh Sand and this year’s three contestants.
The tea takes place at Marie Sharpe Elementary School Sunday, June 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. with contestants Cheyenne Shoults Miss Mueller Electric (Div.II) Ltd.; Tanisleigh Evans Miss Eldorado Log Hauling Ltd.; and Dana Rook Miss West Fraser Mills.
“This event is designed for elementary school kids to come decorate a cupcake, have tea with our contestants, and learn some fun rodeo knowledge from our reigning Stampede Queen Cheyleigh Sand,” says queen contest co-ordinator Alexis Forseille.
Tickets for the tea are $5 per child and by donation for parents or guardians and can be purchased by contacting Forseille at email@example.com or by contacting one of the contestants. Tickets will also be available at the door for this event.
The horsemanship competition takes place Thursday, June 23 starting at 6 p.m. in the Stampede Grounds. The public is invited to come and watch the competition from the VIP seats free of charge.
The contestants will participate in a fashion show and speech portion of the contest on Friday, June 24 starting at 6 p.m. at the Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake Campus on Carson Drive.
Tickets will be available at the door if the event is not sold out in advance.
The Stampede Queen coronation dinner and dance takes place on Saturday, 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 Forseille at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting one of the contestants.
Contestants are evaluated in the following categories: Williams Lake and rodeo knowledge, personal interview, public speaking, horsemanship, fashion show, and overall personality, poise and maturity.
Throughout the weeks leading up to the competition, the contestants have had the opportunity to set their own schedule for two practice sessions in each of the major judging categories.
The program is entirely designed, co-ordinated, and judged by volunteers within our community.