Calgary – Please join us as Astokomii Smith, 2019 Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess, reveals her custom designed Stampede Parade regalia on Friday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at Alberta Boot Company.

The one-of-a-kind outfit is representative of Smith’s role as the Stampede ambassador for the Five Nations of Treaty 7 and also recognizes the historic symbols on her family’s tipi. Smith’s parade regalia is particularly special to her, as her grandmother helped with its creation, along with Janine of Janine’s Custom Creations.

The specialty outfit is created for the First Nation’s Princess each year in anticipation of Stampede and pays homage to the importance of family legacy and tradition in First Nations culture. Smith will be happy to speak to the various elements of the design at the reveal.

 

WHAT: Revealing of Smith’s Stampede Parade outfit, created by Janine's Custom Creations and

                 Parade boots, designed and created by Alberta Boot Co.       

                 Photo and interview opportunity

WHEN: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Alberta Boot Company

                     50 50th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5N3

 

About the Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess

As part of the Official Stampede Royalty program, the Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess makes hundreds of appearances locally, nationally and internationally during her reign, while educating those she meets about the rich, colorful First Nations culture. The Stampede First Nations Princess embraces the legacy of the Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess title and wears the crown with honour as she represents the Five Nations of Treaty 7, Elbow River Camp and the Calgary Stampede.         

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 10-day 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 promotes western heritage and values.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

 

For more information, please contact:

Vanessa Stiffarm

Assistant Coordinator, Elbow River Camp and Sweetgrass Lodge

Calgary Stampede 

T 403.261.0348

C 403.701.1080

vstiffarm@calgarystampede.com

 

Brooke Martine

Media Relations Coordinator

T 403.2619113

C 403.336.3979

bmartine@calgarystampede.com