April 2018 - Brittney Chomistek
As the pro rodeo season picks up in Canada I had the pleasure of appearing at my hometown Spring Rodeo – The Medicine Hat Broncs and Honky Tonks Indoor Rodeo and Trade Show. It featured three sold out rodeo performances, with top rodeo athletes paired up with some of the finest Kesler Rodeo Stock. My community welcomed me home with open arms, congratulated me, and wanted to hear about my journey so far. It is always exciting riding into the arena and looking up to the stands to see the many rodeo fans. But its even more heart warming to see the familiar faces of my Mom, Dad, Grandparents and friends smiling back at me. I am fortunate to have so many wonderful people supporting me.
At the Saturday Evening performance of the Medicine Hat rodeo, representatives from Murray Chrysler in Strathmore swapped out my sorrel quarter horse for the most beautiful, brand new, black, Dodge 4x4, 1500 series Ram truck you have ever seen! This flashy ride will be very visible both on the highway and at rodeos!
Prior to my reign as Miss Rodeo Canada I was a student in the Elementary Education Program at Medicine Hat College. My goal is to become a grade 1 or 2 teacher in a rural school. This month I was fortunate to get to once again have the opportunity to educate children. Instead of teaching math, social studies or language arts, I was able to help educate children on the western way of life and the great sport of rodeo.
The Calgary Stampede hosted Aggie Giddy Up Days, which was designed to provide old-fashioned family fun while teaching nearly 10,000 Calgary students about the rural lifestyle, agriculture, and where their food comes from. It was a pleasure to be a part of this amazing event as children of all ages had an opportunity to experience many aspects of country living including watching a farrier in action, attend a rodeo, milk a goat, or observe a working dog competition. Seeing the many smiles as children enjoyed learning about agriculture, reminded me why I love my job as Miss Rodeo Canada. Not only did this educational opportunity connect the Urban and Rural communities but many visitors were also introduced to the world of Rodeo Royalty! Together with the Calgary Stampede Royalty (Jaden, Lindsay and Jessica), Cochrane Lions Rodeo Queen (Jessie), Hanna Pro Rodeo Queen (Jessica), and the Pete Knight Rodeo Princess (Kelsey) we had a great time attending all of the Aggie Giddy Up Days festivities!
So far, my year as Miss Rodeo Canada has been filled with a variety of activities and great memories. As I look at my calendar of events, it looks like it will be a very busy summer attending many rodeo events and I cannot wait to be heading down the rodeo trail in my black dodge truck. Be sure to come say hello and introduce yourself if you happen to see me at any event!
Miss Rodeo Canada 2018