With the summer going by so fast Williams Lake royalty has been very busy travelling to rodeos and pageants representing our city.
I, Princess Terris Billyboy, and Queen Alexis Forseille did a day trip out to the Redstone rodeo on Aug. 19, which coincidentally happened to be my birthday. Redstone has a great rodeo with some unique events such as a half-mile flat race and a mountain race along the main rodeo events with competitors from all over B.C. Throughout the rodeo we participated in grand entry, chasing cattle, selling 50/50 tickets and cheering on the cowboys and cowgirls competing in their events.
Both Alexis and I really enjoyed our time out at Redstone and I don’t think I could have asked for a better birthday.
The following weekend we were off to the Smithers Fall Fair, Rodeo, and Bull-a-Rama from Aug. 23 to 25.
The town of Smithers likes to kick things off with their parade Wednesday night.
We attended grand entry for the Bull-a-Rama by horse drawn wagon along with the bull riders.
Friday and Saturday we took part in grand entry, selling 50/50 and programs and volunteering in the half time clown act.
Smithers has so much to offer with their fall fair, carnival, 4-H, logger sports, tractor parade, horse showing, rodeo and so much more.
As royalty we had a blast and hope to attend again.
After traveling to many rodeos we then attended North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Pageant. In Barriere we took part in a dinner and their coronation where they crowned the new NTFFR Queen and two Princesses.
The following morning we went to breakfast with all the other visiting royalty with a scavenger hunt put on by the local dollar store where we had to go shopping across the town of Barriere and buying the most things and various stores using only $1. That night we went to a barbecue and headed home afterwards.
Representing Williams Lake and the Williams Lake Stampede Association as Williams Lake Stampede Princess has been an honor and I would like to thank all of our sponsors for making this possible for us.
On the Sept. 14 to 16 weekend we attended the British Columbia Rodeo Association finals in Quesnel to cheer on the cowboys and cowgirls competing who have qualified.