Did you know that the first Miss Teepee Creek Stampede was crowned in 2009? That is right, Teepee Creek started the queen program 12 years ago by Monica Benoit, who was Miss Grande Prairie Stompede 2007 and ran for Miss Rodeo Canada. Monica and everyone working behind the scenes were the start of a wonderful program. The program was originally started for youth 14-17. The program now runs for ages 15-18 which would open the doors to Teepee Creek Stampede having a Queen run for Miss Rodeo Canada. The current Miss Teepee Creek Stampede is Megan Pettyjohn.
The Miss Teepee Creek Stampede Committee holds an annual fundraiser, first known as the “Diamond Dinner”, all proceeds from the fundraiser go towards the Miss Teepee Creek Endowment Fund, helping continue on the legacy of Miss Teepee Creek for years to come. As time has progressed, the MTPC Queen Committee started a $500 scholarship for each Queen. This scholarship is still a great part of the Queen Program today, but now it has grown to $1,000. Our hope is to continue this program for years to come as all of our past Queens have utilized their scholarships to attend post secondary school.
Holding the Miss Teepee Creek Stampede title is no small task, ask any of our past Queens. The competition itself is focused on several components that the girls will actively use throughout their reign and well into their future careers and life. The contestants each participate in horsemanship, public speaking, modeling, photogenic, personal interviews and they write an exam.
It is a great thing to watch a young girl blossom into a young woman, and it is easy to say that each and every girl that has gone through the Queen program has shown exceptional growth. Be it in their self-confidence, public speaking, or their networking skills, the sky is really the limit. These young women have made for outstanding ambassadors for not only the Teepee Creek Stampede but for the rodeo heritage.
The 2021 Miss Teepee Creek Stampede Queen Applications are currently open until May 5th, 2021. If you know a young woman who would make a great ambassador, be sure to encourage her to apply!
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