Although all three of the lovely Rimbey rodeo queen contestants are worthy of the title of rodeo queen, only one will be given the honor.
The girls, busy on Canada Day serving cake at Pas Ka Poo Park, took some time out before a quick interview before resuming their duties.
Melissa Sisson, 16, from Eckville loves rodeos and is enthused and excited about running for rodeo queen.
“I love it. I have never experienced anything like this,” she said. “I’m so glad I am doing it.”
The petite teen lives on an acreage near Eckville and is a barrel racer and bull rider who also plans to try her skill at bareback bronc riding.
Twenty-one year-old Lindsay Newman lives in Sherwood Park and works at Servus Credit Union. She plans to attend the University of Alberta in the future.
Newman, who has been a 4-H member for some time enjoys swimming. She rides both English and Western style and competes in equestrian jumping events.
She also sings at her church in a small choir.
She is enjoying running as rodeo queen in Rimbey.
“I really like small towns. I like the rural atmosphere.”
Newman said she was having fun at Canada Day at Pas Ka Poo Park. “It’s like the whole town is here.”
Kayla Dueck, 16, lives west of Ponoka and is a Grade 12 student at Ponoka Secondary Composite School.
She is a barrel racer and figure skater and also coaches figure skating.
She has enjoyed running for rodeo queen and meeting new people and becoming involved in happenings in Rimbey.
“It has been a treat experience and I really like the girls who are also competing. They are fun to work with.”
Last year’s rodeo queen is Martina Holtkamp. The Rimbey rodeo will be held July 10, 11 and 12.
Editors note: this story contains name corrections for Kayla and Martina that cannot be seen in the July 7 issue of the Rimbey Review.