The past two months have flown by and it seems like just yesterday Stampede Queen Savannah Davies Laviolette and I were contestants ourselves.
Now though, it has been a full year since we were contestants. Wow!
At the beginning of February, we travelled down to Vernon to attend the Queen Silver Star Coronation.
We were able to see their new royalty crowned and participate in the parade, as well as catch up with all our friends in the pageant world.
We also attended the Stampede Dinner, Dance and Auction here in town.
That was tons of fun and we helped at the door, as well as carried items for the live auction. We were able to catch up with many people here in town and had an awesome time.
After that we attended the Empty Bowl Project fundraiser for the Salvation Army and we were able to serve the people as well as visit. It was amazing to see all the support in the community.
Now our most exciting news for this year; we have three new contestants.
As I said, it feels like just yesterday Savannah and I were contestants ourselves, but now, we are honoured to have the contestants join us.
This year we have Miss Cariboo Spurs Apparel and Tack, Alexia Colton, Miss Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association, Bobi Bracewell, and Miss Macon Contruction Ltd., Davana Mahon.
I am so excited to have contestants to pass on all the knowledge that I have learned over this past year.
With the new contestants by our side, we attended the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin tea the City of Williams Lake’s Birthday.
We were able to serve tea, coffee, and cake, as well as visit with all the lovely people who attended.Next, we were able to participate in the Walk for Harmony, and lead the way with the Challenge Day banner.
Although only one of the new contestants was able to attend, because the other two were in school, we still had a great time and the kids were very excited to see us.
We attended many events in the past few weeks including the Nutrition Fun Run. This was a fun event with the contestants walking with Savannah and I.
The Bowl for Kids Sake as well as the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo were our next events along with a reception for Miss Rodeo Canada Kezia Morrison and Miss Rodeo Canada Princess Kirsten Braumandl.
This was a unique opportunity to dine with the 2010 Williams Lake Stampede Royalty, 2011 Williams Lake Stampede Queen contestants, and reigning Miss Rodeo Canada Royalty.Until next time, I hope you enjoy hearing about all our travels and events!