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2009 Contestants


The contestants vying for the title of First Lady of Canadian Rodeo includes Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Queen, Allyson Heller, Miss Rodeo Okotoks, Aaron Courchesne, Miss Grande Prairie Stompede, Monika Ross, Miss Rodeo Stavely, Tara Slade and Miss Rodeo Wainwright, Candace Weder.



Aaron Courchesne Aaron Courchesne
Miss Rodeo Okotoks 2007

Aaron Courchesne: On November 4th 2008 at the 1st annual Miss Rodeo Canada Luncheon, held at the Westin Hotel, Aaron Courchesne was crowned the 41st Miss Rodeo Canada. The former Miss Rodeo Okotoks topped the Rodeo Knowledge written Exam and the coveted Horsemanship Award to win the overall title. Aaron is only the second Okotoks representative to be Miss Rodeo Canada.

The 24-year-old cowgirl resides in Claresholm, Alberta. Aaron is a graduate of NAIT with a Horsemanship Major from Fairview college. Aaron will continue her education after her reign, pursuing a Degree in Public Relations.

Rodeo Queen Competitions are nothing new to this Cowgirl. Aaron has previously held the following titles: Paddle Valley Trail Riders Queen, Edmonton Gymkhana Association Queen, Alberta Western Saddle and Gymkhana Association Queen, and recently Miss Rodeo Okotoks 2007-2008.

In addition to competing in Barrel racing, Aaron also enjoys riding and training horses, raising Jack Russell puppies, reading the latest “thriller”, and helping with the farm and ranch work.

Aaron is the daughter of Miles and Alice Courchesne and the sister to 4 younger brothers. “Throughout my life my family has instilled in me the morals, work ethic and determination it takes to succeed in the arena and in life. I would not be the woman I am today without the steady guidance from my parents.”

Aaron believes that as Miss Rodeo Canada it is a powerful privilege and her duty to serve. She believes this unique opportunity will allow her to open herself to the world. “I will reach great heights by lifting up the lives of others. I am now in a position to create a real and lasting positive footprint in the world in which we live.”

This year Aaron will make over 300 appearances across Canada and the United States. She’ll educate the public, inspire young minds, sign autographs, and do her part to motivate rodeo goers and contestants to keep the rodeo tradition thriving for years to come.

“As Miss Rodeo Canada I will inspire and encourage. I will do this by being a shining example of an honourable person, who always practices skilled horsemanship, who applies strong morals and ethics to my day to day life, gives selflessly and always recognizes the contribution of sponsors and volunteers. With a positive outlook on life, ambition, desire and enthusiasm I will motivate our rodeo family and together we will ensure the future of rodeo stays strong.”

Aaron has a message for everyone she will meet in her travels. “I want everyone to find their passion, and then run with it. Never put limits on yourself. Never let anyone tell you to quit. If you want it, go for it. I did, and now I’m Miss Rodeo Canada. Dreams really do come true.”


   
Tara Slade

Tara Slade
Miss Rodeo Stavely

Tara Slade: November 4th 2008 in the Westin Hotel at the 1st Annual Miss Rodeo Canada Luncheon, Tara Slade was crowned Miss Rodeo Canada Princess 2009. The former Miss Rodeo Stavely performed very well in the week long competition, capturing the position of first runner up to Miss Rodeo Canada 2009, Miss Aaron Courchesne. Tara is the first Miss Rodeo Stavely to compete in the Miss Rodeo Canada competition.

This 18 year old ranch raised cowgirl resides in Nanton, Alberta but also enjoys spending time in the Touchwood Hills of Saskatchewan at her parent’s ranch. Tara is currently enrolled in the Nursing Education of Southwestern Alberta program at the Lethbridge College/University of Lethbridge and is entering her second year in the fall of 2009. She has hopes of becoming an emergency room or labour and delivery nurse.

Representing rodeo associations in the position of rodeo royalty is not a new experience for Tara. Prior to holding the title of Miss Rodeo Stavely, Tara was the Saskatchewan High School Rodeo Queen for two consecutive years, competing both years in the National High School Rodeo Queen Competition; placing 11th in 2007.

Besides Tara’s love of rodeo she also enjoys listening and singing country music, performing musical theatre, working on the ranch, reading a good book, working with her horses and spending time with her family and friends.

Tara is the eldest daughter of Lon and Kathy Slade, and the sister to 2 younger sisters; Laramie (15) and Calonna (12). “My family has been such an amazing influence in my life; I could not have been more blessed. My parents are the most amazing people I know! Both hard working and dedicated to one another and their family. They have always done everything in their power to ensure I had the best opportunities and could pursue all of my dreams. My parents have taught me the importance of hard work, dedication, morals, honesty, and determination; values I will always carry with me on the trail of life. My sisters are two of my closest friends, and I am so very proud of their accomplishments. Together we make quite the trio, always managing to keep Mom and Dad on their toes!”

Tara believes that the title of Miss Rodeo Canada Princess 2009 is an amazing opportunity and feels honoured and blessed to hold this position. She believes this experience will open doors into the future and foster opportunities for many years to come. “By holding this position I want to not only be able to further my own life, but further the lives of others. Reaching your dreams is an amazing feeling! If I have the ability to help others achieve their dreams to, well that would be the most rewarding to me.”

 

   

Allyson Heller
Medicine Hat Exhibition

As a young girl looking up at local rodeo queens, I dreamed of nothing more than being in their shoes. I was able to live that dream when I was crowned at the 2007 Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Queen; however, the experience left me craving for more.

My reign as Miss Rodeo Canada would give me the chance to be the face of rodeo not only in my community, but all of Canada. It is a sport unlike any other; in no other professional sport do you see opponents and competitors laughing together, traveling together, or helping each other out behind the scenes. Rodeo has always been an important part of my life, and is a tradition that needs to be carried on into the future. It is a sport that I would be honored to promote and educate people on.

I have learned that holding the title of Miss Rodeo Canada isn't only about fast horses and rodeos; it is about giving back to the community, and I would love nothing more than to have the opportunithy to give back in a greater form.

Having already had the opportunity to represent my city with an immense amount of pride, I know I would take pleasure in representing this incredible country and promoting the sport of rodeo.

 

 

   
Monika Ross

Monika Ross
Miss Grande Prairie Stompede

 

Article - Peace Country Sun

   
Candance Weder Candace Weder
Miss Rodeo Wainwright

 

 


2008 Contestants


This Miss Rodeo Canada 2008 pageant featured rodeo queens and princesses from B.C. and Alberta vying for the crown. The contestants included Amy Musgrove, Medicine Hat Stampede Queen, Amanda Berkelaar, Miss Williams Lake Stampede, Janine Krumm, Airdrie Pro Rodeo Princess, Jenna Berreth, Miss Rodeo Jasper, Rayelle Foxwell, Miss Rodeo Wainwright and Sharyl Malin, Miss Rodeo Okotoks.

Jenna Berreth

Jenna Berreth
Miss Rodeo Jasper

Jenna Berreth: It has been a privilege and an honour to represent the sport of rodeo, the CPRA and to proudly wear the crown of Miss Rodeo Canada. When I started my journey to the CFR, it was an uphill climb with obstacles, hard work and sacrifices required, but at the end of this journey there was a goal. Goals can make the difference in someone’s life between achieving the things you desire most and coming up short. By placing the goal of Miss Rodeo Canada in my life and going through the steps to make it possible, my dreams became a reality. Achieving the crown and being successful in each of the categories of the pageant is something that will stay with me forever.

In myself I found strength, patience and new depths to my character. I learnt that in stepping up to challenges, persevering through adversity and moving forward with faith, the journey becomes worth it when the goal is achieved and living it is half the lesson. Because of this journey, I became a better person, and developed life long traits that will benefit me in the future.

In closing, I would like to thank the Miss Rodeo Canada Board for their openness to change and creating the possibility for young women to pursue the opportunity of a lifetime. Everyone who took part in my year had a hand in making it what it was, and I wouldn’t have enjoyed it half as much without each of you. I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the rodeo committees who so generously hosted me throughout the year. Thank you to the announcers, judges, timers, stock contractors and cowboys for always being there to lend me a helping hand, which was greatly appreciated.

Without our numerous sponsors, Miss Rodeo Canada would not be able to run as efficiently as it does. To each and everyone one of you, thank you for all that you do. And last, but first in my heart, thank you to my Mom, Dad, Chris, Jeff, and Pam for your love and support throughout my reign, it has been a pleasure to have shared it with you and I will be forever grateful to each of you for all that have done, and continue to do.

 

   
Rayelle Foxwell

Rayelle Foxwell
Miss Rodeo Wainwright

 

   
Amy Musgrove

Amy Musgrove
Medicine Hat Stampede Queen

 

   
Amanda Berkelaar

Amanda Berkelaar
Miss Williams Lake Stampede

 

   
Janine Krumm

Janine Krumm
Miss Airdrie Rodeo Princess 2006

 

   
Sharyl Malin Sharyl Malin
Miss Rodeo Okotoks 2006
(Miss Rodeo Canada Runner up 2008)
   
Kristen Malkin Kristen Malkin
Miss Grande Prairie Stompede
   


2007 Contestants

Tara Sergerie

Tara Sergerie
Airdrie Pro Rodeo Princess

Tara Sergerie was crowned the new Miss Rodeo Canada 2007.

Tara Sergerie was crowned Miss Rodeo Canada 2007 during the Friday evening performance of the 2006 Canadian Finals Rodeo. The former Airdrie Pro Rodeo Princess is the 39th woman to hold the prestigious title of Miss Rodeo Canada.

Twenty-one year old Tara hails from Okotoks, Alta. and was raised with traditional family values and installed an appreciation for the western way of life. Fluent in both of Canada's official languages, Tara is currently pursuing her Nursing Degree at Mount Royal College in Calgary with future plans of becoming a doctor and working with Doctors without Borders.

Her strong ethics and determination will continue to guide Tara as she looks forward to a very busy and fulfilling year as Miss Rodeo Canada.



Kelsey Cryderman

Kelsey Cryderman
Miss Rodeo Jasper

 

Annaleigh LeBruno

Annaleigh LeBruno
Miss Rodeo Maple Creek

 

Jeanette Buckland

Jeanette Buckland
Miss Rodeo Okotoks

 

Nichole Campbell

Nichole Campbell
Miss Ponoka Stampede

 

Megan Schwenk

Megan Schwenk
Miss Rodeo Wainwright

 

Amanda Cunningham

Amanda Cunningham
Miss Rodeo Sundre

 

 

 


2006 Contestants

Aleaha Moore

Aleaha More
Medicine Hat Stampede Princess

Aleaha More was crowned the new Miss Rodeo Canada.

 

Bobbi-Lee Kjos

Bobbi-Lee Kjos
Miss Kamloops Outdoor Pro Rodeo

 

Krystal Albers

Krystal Albers
Miss Ponoka Stampede

 

Janelle Perry

Janelle Perry
Airdrie Pro-Rodeo Princess

 

Christina Beaudette

Christina Beaudette
Miss High Prairie Pro Rodeo

 

Jenny Malin

Jenny Malin
Miss Rodeo Okotoks

Ms. Malin was Runner-up for the Miss Rodeo Canada 2006 pageant.

 

Brenda Campbell

Brenda Campbell
Miss Rodeo Sundre


   
   


2005 Contestants

 

Christa Lawrence

Christa Lawrence
Miss Rodeo Maple Creek

Miss Lawrence was crowned the new Miss Rodeo Canada 2005!

 

Crystal Walls

Crystal Walls
Williams Lake Stampede Queen

 

Cheyenne Freemantle

Cheyenne Freemantle
Miss Grande Prairie Stompede 2003

 

Rebecca Scott

Rebecca Scott (Becker)
Miss Rodeo Okotoks


Amanda Volk

Amanda Volk
Miss Rodeo Sundre


Jessica McLeod

Jessica McLeod
Miss Rodeo Airdrie Princess 2003


Becky Thompson

Becky Thompson
Miss Medicine Hat Stampede

 

Cody Jo Lawes

Cody Jo Lawes
Miss Ponoka Stampede

 

Bobby-Lee Kjos

Bobby-Lee Kjos
Miss Kamloops Outdoor Pro Rodeo

 


2004 Contestants


Jennifer Bird

Jennifer Bird
Miss Rodeo Okotoks

Miss Bird was crowned the new Miss Rodeo Canada 2004!


Tammy Summerfield

Tammy Summerfield
Miss Rodeo Airdrie

 

Mandy Angelveldt

Mandy Angelveldt (Dux)
Miss Ponoka Stampede

 

Alexandra McDougald

Alexandra McDougald
Maple Creek Rodeo Princess

 

Bev Campbell Bev Campbell
Miss Rodeo Sundre
Jennifer Morrell

Jennifer Morrell
Coronation Pro Rodeo Queen

 

Jenny Sailor

Jenny Sailor
Miss Williams Lake Stampede

 

 

 

 

2003 Contestants

There were only two contestants vying for the top title this year.

Shannon McCarthy

Shannon McCarthy
Miss Rodeo Airdrie

Shannon McCarthy was crowned the new Miss Rodeo Canada 2003!


 


Breanna Ernst

Breanna Ernst
Miss Ponoka Stampede


   


2002 Contestants


Shereen Ziegler
Miss Rodeo Wainwright

 

 

 


Miss Ziegler was crowned the new Miss Rodeo Canada 2002!



Jocelynne Gosling

Jocelynne Gosling
Miss Rodeo Strathmore


Reiden Maygard

Reiden Maygard
Miss Leduc Black Gold Rodeo

 

Lindsay Robertson

Lindsay Robertson
Miss Rodeo Airdrie
(1st runner up)

 

Melissa Snelgrove

Melissa Snelgrove
Miss Lea Park

 

Jennifer Stafford

Jennifer Stafford
Miss Williams Lake Stampede Princess

 

Nicole Van Maarion

Nicole Van Maarion
Medicine Hat Rodeo Queen

 

   
   


2001 Contestants

 

Andrea Johnston

Andrea Johnston
Medicine Hat Stamped Queen

Miss Johnston was crowned the new Miss Rodeo Canada 2001!


Wanda Finkbeiner

Wanda Finkbeiner
Miss Rodeo Brooks

 

Darcey Woods

Darcey Woods
Miss Oliver Pro Rodeo

 

Keri Judd

Keri Judd
Miss Williams Lake Stampede

 

Nadia Contant

Nadia Contant
Miss Ponoka Stampede

 

Lisa Henderson

Lisa Henderson
Miss Rodeo Sundre

 

Shannon McCarthy

Shannon McCarthy
Strathmore Pro Rodeo Princess


Kristen Disley

Kristen Disley
Miss Rodeo Airdrie

 

Brenda Kirkpatrick

Brenda Kirkpatrick
Miss Rodeo Rocky Mountain

 

Cecily Roper

Cecily Roper
Miss Leduc Black Gold Rodeo

 

Sarah Harbin

Sarah Harbin
Miss Rodeo Jasper

 

   


2000 Contestants

Eight contestants ran for the coveted Miss Rodeo Canada 2000. Miss Rodeo Airdrie, Sheila Taylor, was crowned!


Sheila Taylor

Sheila Taylor
Miss Rodeo Airdrie

Miss Sheila Taylor was crowned Miss Rodeo Canada 2000.

Crystal Konshuh

Crystal Konshuh
Miss Rodeo Sundre

 

Christina Osborne

Christina Osborne
Miss Rodeo Leduc Black Gold
(1st Runner Up)

 

Darcey Woods

Darcey Woods
Miss Rodeo Oliver

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Marni Fisher

Marni Fisher
Miss Rodeo Medicine Hat


Maria Heintz

Maria Heintz
Miss Rodeo Okotoks

 

Renee Shaw

Renee Shaw
Miss Rodeo Hanna


Rochelle Edwards

Rochelle Edwards
Miss Rodeo High Prairie

 



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