My name is Nicole Briggs and I am honoured to be able to represent Canadian Professional Rodeo as the newly crowned Miss Rodeo Canada 2014.
We began the pageant on November 5th and were hosted by the wonderful Chateau Lacombe Hotel. During the next few days we competed in a public speaking competition, personal interview, written test, horsemanship and a fashion show. This was the first year in which our modelling competition was part of the Ladies of Canadian Professional Rodeo fashion show. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of this event.
I had a week I will never forget with a wonderful young lady, Miss Rodeo Sundre, Bronwen Bowhay. This year was also special as this was the first year in which all three national queens were together in Canada. I was able to spend time with Miss Rodeo Canada 2013, Gillian Shields, Miss Rodeo Australia, Mallory Doyle and Miss Rodeo America, Chenae Shiner.
Hearing my name called as the new Miss Rodeo Canada 2014 was an unbelievable feeling. I remember thinking to myself “Is this real?”. Having the opportunity to hold this title is a dream come true and I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, friends, community and committee. Thank-you!
A special thank-you to the Miss Rodeo Canada board and to all the Miss Rodeo Canada sponsors. Without them, none of this would be possible!
My first week as the newly crowned Miss Rodeo Canada was filled with media interviews. During this week I was hosted in studio at 93.1 The One, Leduc’s country music station. I spent the afternoon being interviewed by the drive home host Andy Captain as he asked about the competition and what my year will bring.
I was also invited to help present awards at the Sturgeon 4-H District Awards night. This really meant a lot to me as I spent 10 years in the Sturgeon District as a light horse member and now as a 4-H leader. I had the honour of helping induct 16 past 4-H leaders in to the Sturgeon District 4-H Wall of Fame and presenting the 4-H Awards of Excellence to the members. 4-H is such a great program and is extremely rewarding. I am very lucky to continue to be involved and help the youth of our society.
The following week I made a trip down to one of our great sponsors, Smithbilt Hats. Here I received my two new beautiful 100x hats! I am excited to be taking these with me and wearing them proudly in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. That evening I attended ‘Twas the Night at the TD Square in Downtown Calgary. I spent the evening modelling clothing and accessories from Chichi Couture, clothing and accessories found in Smithbilt Hats new downtown store. I spent the evening with five other wonderful ladies in a flash mob style fashion show through the mall. I would like to thank Smithbilt for inviting me to such a unique event!
Next stop is the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada where I look forward to representing Canada and the CPRA!
Miss Rodeo Canada 2014