Ski hill function
The girls and I at a recent event at COP. Yes it was a cold day !!!

Are you guys ready to have an update about your favourite Royal Trio?? Well since we got back from our travelling adventures in our friendly neighbour country the United States, we have been quite busy! This week we did 4 events.



On Tuesday we were off to the Calgary Stampede Annual General Meeting which is a review of last year’s Centennial Stampede. It was a really positive meeting and so far, the Centennial has been the best year for the Calgary Stampede. I said so far because I believe this coming year will be just as successful! We had the opportunity that night to meet some amazing volunteers and shareholders of the Calgary Stampede. It definitely inspired me to join a committee after my reign and continue to be part of such an amazing organization.

On Wednesday, we were invited to attempt the opening ceremonies of the 2013 Synchronized Swimming National Qualifier. There were swimming teams from all over Canada ready to give all they have. White hats were given to all the athletes as a welcoming gesture from The Calgary Stampede and the City of Calgary. As active girls Danielle, Jessica and I always enjoy attending sports events. Following this event was the Canvas Auction Rehearsal, where the Chuckwagon Committee explained to us what our role would be during the auction the following evening. They wanted to make sure everything would be perfect for the big night.

Canvas Auction
Being introduced by new Stampede Director Bob Thompson at the 2013 Canvas Auction.

On Thursday was the 2013 Canvas Auction, we had the pleasure to escort all the chuckwagon drivers that qualified for the 2013 Calgary Stampede up to the stage where they would be selling their wagon tarp to a sponsor. We were fortunate enough to meet and chat with all the drivers. The legendary Kelly Sutherland was the highest bid of the night, sold for $200 000. This evening got all of us really excited because we are big fans of the chuckwagon races.

As the year goes by so quickly, I can`t get over how lucky we are to be part of the Calgary Stampede Royalty. I would like to say thank you to all the members of the Royalty Committee for all the hard work they do all year round to make this year one of the best for us. Also a very big thank you to the sponsors. Without all these generous people this amazing adventure could not be possible. I look forward
to April! Another busy month for us!