Calgary – In a celebration of history and cultural pride, the 2019 Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess will be selected and crowned this Sunday, September 23, 2018.

Before Cieran Starlight, 2018 Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess ends her reign and passes the new crown to the winner; six young women vying for the role will showcase their accomplishments in a competition that includes traditional dance, public speaking, cultural knowledge and personal interviews.

The Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess represents all five nations of Treaty 7 - Kainai, Tsuut’ina, Stoney Nakoda, Siksika and Piikani – as well as Indian Village and the Calgary Stampede. The 2019 First Nations Princess will attend numerous appearances during her reign locally, nationally and internationally, educating those she meets about the rich, vibrant First Nations culture and welcoming visitors from around the world to Elbow River Camp and the Calgary Stampede.

WHAT:         2019 Calgary Stampede Indian Princess Pageant and Crowning Ceremony

WHEN:         Sunday, September 23, 2018

                   2 p.m. – Grand Entry and crowning pageant

                   4:25 p.m. - 2018 First Nation Princess crowning ceremony          

WHERE:       Carriage House Inn, 9030 Macleod Trail South, Calgary

NOTE:          Interviews and photo opportunities with the 2019 Indian Princess will be available following the crowning ceremony.  

 

About the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west.  The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Mackenzi Mitchell

Indian Princess Committee

Calgary Stampede

P. 403.875.2965

E. mackenziannm@gmail.com