Miss Rodeo Canada Competition
Each year we see the exciting competition as young women, already rodeo queens, vie for the ultimate crown in rodeo -Miss Rordeo Canada.
Five contestants will be judged in many areas, including horsemanship, public speaking and rodeo knowledge. Miss Rodeo Canada 2020 will make over 400 personal appearances across the country.
Miss Rodeo Canada Contestants
Alicia Erickson – Miss Ponoka Stampede
On the endless path of creating herself, the western lifestyle and support of the “rodeo family” has helped Alicia Erickson discover her purpose and passion. This 23-year-old has earned her Youth Justice Studies Diploma and will continue her education to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Erickson believes that you should “be the person you needed when you were younger”, which inspired her to pursue this education.
Her passion for educating youth has always been apparent through hours of volunteering that transitioned into positions as a horse-back riding instructor, CanSkate Coach, youth programming facilitator, and an equine 4-H leader. The Trochu, Alberta resident enjoys singing and playing guitar, helping family friends on the ranch, and barrel racing. While she didn’t inherit this lifestyle, Alicia chose to live by it and will continue to do so by being a contributing member to the sport of rodeo.
Alisa Brace – Sundre Rodeo Queen
A lifetime spent in the saddle and an early love and appreciation for all things cowboy naturally led Alisa to the sport of rodeo.
This 22 year old, Sundre native, is a proud fourth generation farmer who currently resides on a small Gelbvieh cow calf operation east of her hometown.
After high school, Alisa set her sights on Lakeland College where she obtained her Animal Health Technology Diploma and Graduated with Distinction in 2018. Alisa currently works at Moore Equine Veterinary Centre where she is trained in areas of lameness, equine anesthesia, and ambulatory medicine.
In Alisa’s spare time she enjoys team roping, starting young horses, and going on pack trips to the mountains.
Alisa was honoured to be crowned Miss Rodeo Sundre in 2017 and hopes to be able to continue integrating the western lifestyle into schools and urban areas while chasing her dream of being Miss Rodeo Canada.
Brittany Doyle – Miss Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo Queen
Brittany Doyle is a 23 year old Cowgirl who resides outside Olds, AB. Growing up in the province of Ontario this eastern cowgirl has spent her life on a back of a horse, from showing breed circuit shows to rodeos this cowgirl has been blessed with the opportunity to ride horses all over North America. Brittany attended Laurentian University and received a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree in 2018. Now a Registered Nurse, Brittany is fortunate to work at both the Red Deer Regional Hospital on a Rehabilitation unit and at the Sundre Hospital in the emergency department. This cowgirl spends her free time riding on a professional drill team and participating in rodeos. Brittany’s life goal is to share her love for rodeo with people from all over the world and promote this incredible sport.
Tuesday, October 29 – Horsemanship
8am -Noon | Agricentre East
Friday, November 1 – Crowning
7pm – 9:30pm | Westerner Park, Centrium
Tuesday, October 29 – Free!
Friday, November 1- Included with your Friday Main Canadian Finals Rodeo Ticket
Haley Schlenker – Miss Rodeo Medicine Hat
As the fourth generation to be raised on Erwin Schlenker Farms, Haley Schlenker has been deeply embedded in western culture. She believes that agriculture is so important because it truly helps to feed people all around the world and goes hand–in-hand with the sport of rodeo. One of Haley’s greatest goals is to continue farming alongside her family, and keep their traditions alive.
Haley has volunteered for the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede throughout the years for the grand entry team, the annual horse show and announcing the 2019 Parade. Haley was proud to be the 2018 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Queen! She will forever be an advocate for rodeo and the western way of life.
When this farm girl is not volunteering she is working as a Registered Nurse at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on the Psychiatric ward. Haley plans to pursue a Masters in nursing in the future.
Jessica Craig – Miss Rodeo Hanna
23-year-old Jessica Craig grew up on a mixed operations farm West of Crossfield, Alberta. Throughout high school, Jessica participated in multiple sporting activities including basketball and curling. She was also a member of the Balzac 4-H Beef Club for a couple years where she competed in multiple judging events and speeches, as well as cattle shows.
After graduating from Olds High School in 2014, Jessica went on to complete her diploma in Massage Therapy graduating from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in Calgary. Soon after graduating in 2016, Jessica started working in Olds. After taking a year off from being a massage therapist and working in the oilfield industry, Jessica is now working at Airdrie Physio and Massage. She is currently working towards her dream of being part of the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team and hopes to return to college to continue her education.