Stampede Princess Alexia Colton (left)

Stampede Queen reports on activities

Hello Williams Lake.

Hello Williams Lake.

I know you haven’t heard from your royalty in a while and surely you must be wondering what these three crazy girls are up to.

What kind of trouble are they causing, and where have they been?

Well, the truth of the matter is that we have kept the trouble causing to a very minimal amount as we have found ourselves travelling across the province to rodeos and coronations.

On July 15 we travelled north to Quesnel to attend Billy Barker Days.  We started off by joining royalty from around B.C. for the crowning of Quesnel’s new royalty. With that being said congratulations to them all and we look forward to  the year ahead with them.

Aside from the coronation we took part in the parade, travelling alongside Coun. Geoff Bourdon in a beautiful orange Mustang. Although once the parade was over we found ourselves back in our routine and were off to the rodeo where we took part in grand entry with the Cariboo Cowgirls and Sarah Lazzaratto, Miss Kispiox Valley. During the course of the weekend we highly enjoyed ourselves whether it was in the heat at the rodeo or meeting fellow royalty.

Following Quesnel we travelled to Abbotsford to attend the Mighty Fraser Rodeo, as well as take in some fair action.  We were alongside Royalty Miss Rodeo Canada Princess Kirsten Braumandl, Miss Canada International Anna Dell, and the Grand Prairie girls.

We mingled with sponsors, watched the rodeo, and even caught some fair rides. From the coast we were off to Merritt, where we would trade in our chaps and hats, for some heels and crowns.

Again we were amid a large variety of royalty from all around the province to watch the B.C. Ambassador Coronation, speeches and talent, as well as to cheer for Nicole Roberts, our previous Stampede Princess.

We would like to congratulate Roberts on a great job throughout the competition.

After Merritt we stepped aside from the rodeos and coronations to take a day trip out to Gavin Lake where we met with young girls between the ages of nine and 19 and spoke about our experiences.  We answered their questions, as well as, of course, taking part in the girls games and activities for the day. We didn’t participate in the swimming as our banners and boots didn’t appear to be interested in swimming!  We had an excellent time and many great memories.

Following that we took off for Smithers, a beautiful town located in the mountains.

I had never been there. It was here we were shown amazing hospitality as we were billeted by Lexi and her husband Tom Kirk, as well as their beautiful lab and our guard dog Joe, and, of course, I can’t forget to mention their crazy cat.

We sold programs for the beginning of the rodeo performances and Bullarama, and took part in grand entry.

We also got to watch many amazing things throughout our time such as dressage, the Trainers Of the North Challenge, 4-H shows and much more.

With Smithers and our previous events all said and done, we would like to thank every one who has helped us along.

C+ Rodeos, thank you for allowing us to borrow your amazing horses, to everyone in the different towns for welcoming us into their homes and, of course, our many local sponsors.

Thanks for the great friendships and support along the way. Every bit is appreciated.

Thank you. We look forward to our times ahead in the coming months.  Look for us around town; we’d love to say hi.


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