Stampede Queen and Princesses chosen
After a five week selection process, the 2011 Stampede Queen and Stampede Princesses have been chosen.
Jenna Lambert was crowned the 2011 Stampede Queen.
Whitney Wilkie and Stephanie Gray were each crowned Stampede Princesses.
Eva Meguinis is the 2011 Indian Princess.
Here are their biographies courtesy of the Calgary Stampede:
Jenna Lambert - 2011 Stampede Queen
Jenna is a born and raised Calgarian with a strong western background. She's been involved in cattle penning, cow-horse and gymkhana. She has had three years of English training and hunter/jumper competition. Jenna has spent the last two and a half years in Vancouver pursuing her love of dance and acting as well as attending school at Capilano University in the General Science program. This fall, she will be attending Mount Royal University in the Bachelor of Physical Education program.
Whitney Wilkie - 2011 Stampede Princess
Whitney Wilkie is a native Calgarian who is now residing in the hamlet of Priddis. Whitney grew up participating in community events such as the ones put on by the Millarville Saddle Sores 4-H Club and the Alberta High School Rodeo Association. Whitney also loves trail riding but her need for speed has led her to compete in barrel racing and pole bending. She is now in her last year at the University of Calgary finishing her Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Visual Studies.
Stephanie Gray - 2011 Stampede Princess
Stephanie is a born and raised Calgarian and is about to finish her last year at the University of Calgary with a major in Economics. She is currently employed as a bookkeeper for a signage company and is also an active volunteer at the Distress Center. She has been riding since she was seven-years-old, starting out in English and show jumping to now riding western pleasure. Her career ambition is to become involved with Alberta's agricultural industry.
Eva Meguinis - 2011 Indian Princess
Eva's family has been participating in the Indian Village for the past 27 years. A traditional jingle dress dancer, her other talents include beading, sewing and storytelling. She accepts the role of Stampede Indian Princess with honour and respect and welcomes the opportunity to represent the tribes of Treaty 7. She will also welcome visitors from around the world to the Indian Village and the Calgary Stampede from July 8 to 17, 2011.