Can you believe Stampede is almost here?! I’ve been asked a few times if I’m ready, nervous, excited or scared, but in all honesty I am a little bit of everything! Between events I’ve been able to reflect on what we have done as Royalty this year and how honoured I am to be in this position. The build up to the Centennial has been almost unbearable - its so exciting! To see all the hard work that so many volunteers and employees put into the Calgary Stampede makes me proud to be a native Calgarian and to say that this is the lifestyle I live day to day; a life of western heritage and values and being truly “Greatest Together”.
I have had a blast at the events we have been to this month! We had the opportunity to go to a few small town rodeos, 4-H on Parade (which was my first time EVER, and I had a blast) and many school pancake breakfasts just to name a few. What has excited me the most at all these events is seeing all the young women who could potentially one day be in our roles as Stampede Royalty. For as long as I could remember this was my dream, and now that I am living it every day I cannot wait to see who will be Royalty in the years ahead.
To the ladies who will read this, you can make a dream become a reality. Whether its becoming the next Canadian Olympic athlete, Calgary Stampede Royalty or a ”Top 40″ musician, grab on to that dream so tight and never let it go. “Together we create” is so fitting for this because you create your own legacy, so do it with an open mind and a willing heart. Let’s be Greatest Together!