Calgary – In a vibrant celebration of history and cultural pride, the 2018 Calgary Stampede Indian Princess will be selected and crowned this Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Prior to 2017 Indian Princess Savanna Sparvier passing on her crown at 3 p.m. in a special honour ceremony, the five young women vying for the role will showcase their accomplishments in a competition that includes speeches and traditional dance. Competing for the title of 2018 Calgary Stampede Indian Princess are:

Autumn Reign Scout- Kainai Nation

Cieran Starlight- Tsuut’ina Nation

Chevine Holloway- Stoney Nakoda Nation

Tricia Young- Stoney Nakoda Nation

Jasmine Natalie Crowchief - Piikani Nation / Siksika Nation

The Calgary Stampede Indian 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 2018 Indian Princess will make hundreds of appearances locally, nationally and internationally throughout her reign, educating those she meets about First Nations cultures as well as their connections to the iconic Calgary Stampede.


WHAT:         2018 Calgary Stampede Indian Princess Pageant and Crowning Ceremony

WHEN:        Sunday, September 24, 2017

                         2 p.m. - 3 p.m. – Grand Entry and crowning pageant

                         3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - 2018 Indian Princess crowning ceremony                  

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

NOTE:          Interviews and photo opportunities with the 2018 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.

For more information, please contact:

Mackenzi Mitchell

Indian Princess Committee

Calgary Stampede

P. 403.990.7333

E. mackenziannm@gmail.com

 

Kristina Barnes

Communications Manager, Western Events & Agriculture

Calgary Stampede

P. 403.261.0382

M. 403.585.4706

E. kbarnes@calgarystampede.com