2020 Calgary Stampede Queen and Princesses Crowned
Calgary – The Calgary Stampede is proud to announce the crowning of the 2019 Calgary Stampede Queen and Princesses. Queen Kelcey Moore and Princesses Janelle Mackenzie and Madeline Kerkovius were crowned tonight following the final events of a month-long competition.
These three women representing western culture showcased their strong horsemanship skills, public speaking abilities and poise under pressure.
“The Calgary Stampede Royalty program is a testament to celebrating women in western culture for more than 100 years,” says Rachel Hamilton, Royalty Committee Chair. “I know Kelcey, Janelle and Madeline will continue to represent the Calgary Stampede as ambassadors in western culture and heritage.”
Calgary Stampede Queen: Kelcey Moore
Kelcey is 22 years old and is a professional dancer. Currently she is a choreographer and teacher with The Show Performance Company. Kelcey attended the Edge School for Athletes and graduated in 2019 from British Columbia College of Equine Therapy, Equine Sports Therapy Program. Kelcey enjoys volunteering for professional and competitive dance and teaching dance. Kelcey has been an instructor with The Young Canadians which gave her and understanding of the Stampede's many youth development programs.
Calgary Stampede Princess: Janelle Mackenzie
Janelle is 24 years old and is a journeyman Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic currently working with Calgary Freightliner. Janelle enjoys recreational and competitive riding, gardening, volunteering for agricultural societies, yoga and weightlifting. She is a member of the Horse Safety subcommittee for the Stampede Parade committee and is a member of 4-H Alumni. Through 4-H, she learned valuable skills of preparation, commitment and professionalism.
Calgary Stampede Princess: Madeline Kerkovius
Madeline is 22 years old and is employed as a Health and Benefits Analyst at Willis Towers Watson. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University. She enjoys travelling, cycling and healthy cooking. She was a member of the Calgary Stampede Showriders.
Throughout their reign, the Royalty Trio will make more than 400 appearances as ambassadors of the Calgary Stampede, promoting western heritage and values in Calgary and around the world.
Note: Photos of the 2020 Calgary Stampede Queen and Princesses are available for download at news.calgarystampede.com
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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