Six Airdrie Rodeo Royalty pagent contestants set to be crowned queen
By: Sara Wilson
| Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:08 am
Applications for The Airdrie Pro 2014 Rodeo Royalty for this year’s upcoming pageant closed April 30, with a record number of contestants signing up.
Royalty Coo rdinator Leanne Grenier said this year they’re six contestants, five from Airdrie and one travelling from Edmonton.
“This is the most we’ve seen in eight to 10 years,” she said. “I think most of the girls have reached the minimum age, and former Airdrie Rodeo Queen Gillian Shields went on to become Miss Rodeo Canada, has helped raise our profile.”
This years contestants are: Emily Marsten, Terra Chalack, Lindsay Newman, Kelly Galleli, Quinn Diaz and Mazlie Gehring.
Shields went from being an ambassador for Airdrie to the national stage when she was crowned Miss Rodeo Canada in November 2012.
The 2013 Miss Rodeo Airdrie winner was Kelsey Reinboldt-Lynch, of Calgary.
Applicants must be between the ages of 19 and 24, hold a driver’s license, have access to a horse and trailer and provide a criminal abstract.
The pageant is set to kick off June 27 to July 1, and will consist of judged events in public speaking, horsemanship, a fashion show, a written exam and personal interviews.
There are 12 mandatory events before the five nights of rodeo.
The Public Speaking event will be held on June 11 at 7 p.m. at Cedarwood Station, and Grenier said everyone is encouraged to come and participate. The Fashion Show is scheduled for June 14 with a location to be determined.
The location or the date to announce the location was not known as of press time.
Crowning of this year’s Rodeo Queen and Princess will be on July 1 during the intermission of the rodeo.
For more information or to volunteer for judging, to book the Rodeo Queen for an appearance or to volunteer in general for the Airdrie Pro Rodeo, email Grenier at firstname.lastname@example.org