School exams are over, spring is in the air and we are only 72 sleeps away from the world’s greatest outdoor show on earth. Just a couple weeks ago, Katie and I had the honor of helping make a young girls wish come true. Ava is 7 years old and fighting a battle against Cancer. This little girl wanted nothing more than to become a cowgirl for a day, so this is just what we did! Along with the Children’s Wish Foundation, Travel Alberta, our Stampede family, and our amazing sponsors in Lammles, we were able to make this day one she would never forget. First we headed to Lammles where we dressed her head to toe in some awesome cowgirl swag. Ava was so excited and ran straight for the red cowboy boots! Now dressed for the part we headed back to Stampede Park where a beautiful horse named Rosie awaited. One of the first times on a horse and Ava did not want to get off. She told us riding was her favorite part of the day! Next we headed over to the Big Four where we took Ava for lunch Stampede style at Mavericks. The day was not complete without a visit to our Stampede Store where they were hooked up with a tone of amazing merchandise. We even had time for some cowgirl dance lessons where Katie and I taught Ava he very first line dance. The smile on Ava and her mother’s face told the story of the day. It is days like this when I can spread some western hospitality and make children’s dreams come true that made me want to be a Calgary Stampede Princess.
Until next time, remember if you dream big and live proud, anything is possible