Calgary – On Friday, November 18, 2022, one outstanding and accomplished young woman will be crowned the 2023 Calgary Stampede Princess.

An exciting competition that began with nine contestants and consisting of horsemanship, public speaking and personal interviews, the final three candidates – Annie Coward, Brooklyn Wong, and Sarah Lambros – will have one last opportunity to showcase their talents and passion for western heritage through the final equestrian competition freestyle ride and impromptu speeches before one is crowned.

WHAT:          2023 Calgary Stampede Princess Competition and crowning ceremony

WHEN:         Friday, November 18, 2022

                         6:30 p.m. – Competition begins

                         9 p.m. (Approximately) - 2023 Calgary Stampede Princess Crowning Ceremony

WHERE:       TL Agriplex Okotoks – 17049 306 Avenue East – Okotoks


NOTE: Interviews and photo opportunities with the 2023 Calgary Stampede Princess will be available following the Crowning Ceremony.  

The 2023 Calgary Stampede Royalty will consist of the First Nations Princess and Stampede Princess. Throughout their reign – which begins January 1, 2023 and ends December 31, 2023 – the duo will make hundreds of appearances as ambassadors of the Stampede, celebrating its western heritage and values locally and around the world. The First Nations Princess crowning will take place on Sunday, November 27. Details to follow later in a separate advisory.

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:

Gemma Pasquarelli 
Communications Coordinator
T: 403.261.0327
C: 403.478.6356