EDMONTON, Alberta — The 2014 Miss Rodeo Canada Pageant features two young ladies, Bronwen Bowhay representing the Sundre Pro Rodeo and Nicole Briggs representing the Airdrie Pro Rodeo.
The MRC Pageant takes place during the Canadian Finals Rodeo, each contestant will compete in the elements of: Horsemanship, Written Exams, Public Speaking, Personal Interviews, and the Fashion Show. For tickets to the Ladies of Canadian Professional Rodeo Fashion Show, please visit http://www.lcprfashionshow.com/
Ticket purchasers please use code: MRCGUEST on the fashion show website.
The crowning of Miss Rodeo Canada 2014 takes place during the Saturday Afternoon Performance of November 9th.
Get to know both Bronwen and Nicole in their profiles below. For more information on Miss Rodeo Canada, visit, http://MissRodeoCanada.ca
Miss Rodeo Sundre 2011
A Sincere young lady with high work ethics, a life filled with strong personal, moral and agricultural values; that’s Bronwen Bowhay! The second youngest of a family of four children for Jim and Nola Bowhay of Sundre, Alberta, taught her how to be patient, helpful, kind, and also how to work as a team. She eagerly assisted with all aspects of home and farm chores and credits her farm background as providing her a good basis of common sense knowledge, and keen work ethics.
Being home schooled allowed her to prove her ability to multi task. She participated in all levels of the farming operation, volunteering in many community events, as well as singing and piano lessons. She was an active 4-H member as well, while maintaining her grades and graduating from school. Following her graduation she undertook a three month schooling and a three month practicum with Youth With A Mission where she traveled to Kona Hawaii, Amsterdam Netherlands, Harpenden England, and Cambridge England to fulfill her desire to assist those not as privileged as others.
Bronwen’s 9 year involvement and dedication to 4-H has added to her personal and professional development, resulting in her being a gifted public speaker. Bronwen not only won many awards in 4-H public speaking and has also been recognized outside of 4-H for her public speaking abilities. Through her 4-H involvement in both Horse and Beef she also held down several executive positions including club president, and excelled at being a wonderful mentor for the younger 4-H members.
Bronwen plans to either become an Elementary Teacher or a Sports Medicine Doctor. With either choice, her vibrant personality and western heritage will do her well.Bronwen has been exposed to Rodeo her entire life; her dream came true when she was crowned Miss Rodeo Sundre 2011. She enjoyed her reign, and the opportunity to represent her community was very important to her. Her confident warm personality and natural leadership strengths bring many mentorship and educational opportunities.
Miss Rodeo Airdrie 2012
Nicole Briggs is 21 years old and was born and raised on a farm in Gibbons, Alberta. It is here her rodeo career began. At the age of five she was given her first pony and it wasn’t long after that she began swinging a rope and chasing steers. At nine she competed in her first rodeo, fell in love with the sport and never looked back!
Nicole graduated from Sturgeon Composite High School in 2010. She is currently attending the University of Alberta completing a BSc in Animal Heath with a major in Food Animals. She plans on obtaining a degree in Veterinary Medicine in hopes of pursuing a career in Equine Health specializing in lameness and unsoundness.
Her love for the sport of rodeo has led her to take on many roles. Nicole is active in the rodeo and ranching world and held the title of Miss Rodeo Airdrie in 2012. She was honoured to represent the Airdrie Rodeo Ranch Association and the City of Airdrie during her reign.
Nicole is the President of the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association and received the prestigious Cowgirl of the Year award in 2013. After ten years as a member with the Gibbons 4-H Light Horse club, she is now a leader. Nicole also participates in roping and barrel racing jackpots, the local gymkhana club and shows her paint horses in various circuits.
Nicole strongly believes in paying it forward. In her spare time, you will find her in the arena working as a riding instructor, and inspiring young horse and rodeo enthusiasts. “Wherever my trails may lead I will remain a genuine cowgirl, living my dream, and aspiring to share our Western Heritage”. Nicole’s goals are to keep the tradition alive in the sport of rodeo and to instill the love and passion of the sport into the hearts of others.