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January 2022 - Jayden Calvert

January was a month of firsts!

I embarked on my first international adventure with the Montana Silversmiths crown, I accompanied our national flag into a rodeo arena for the first time as MRC, and I initiated friendships with my 2022 American sash sisters!

After a quick trip to Calgary to pick up my brand new 20X Smithbilt hats, I left for the Lone Star state with my traveling partner and new Miss Rodeo Canada board president, Tracy Keith. An eventful day of air-travel was witnessed by the followers of the Cowboy Channel Instagram page as I took over posting stories on January 13th. Our day concluded at the Cowboy Channel studio where I was interviewed on the Western Sports Roundup by Amy Wilson. We celebrated our arrival in Fort Worth, Texas with a fantastic meal that we shared with Miss Rodeo Canada 2015 and Cowboy Channel broadcaster, Katy Lucas.

We spent the weekend at the Western and English Sales Association market in Dallas where I met with sponsors like Wrangler, Montana Silversmiths and Dan Post Boots! Congratulations to Wrangler on their 75th anniversary!

I attended the National Western Stock Show in 2015 as a delegate from 4-H Alberta and to say I was excited to return to the Mile High City would be an understatement! Miss Rodeo America Hailey Frederickson and Miss Rodeo Colorado Ashley Baller were gracious hosts and I thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the rodeo performances, especially on Canada night! The 47th Annual Cowboy Downhill Ski Race was an experience I will not soon forget and thankfully I will always have pictures to prove that I attempted the dual slalom. I am happy to report that no bones were broken, and no crowns were crushed on the mountain in Steamboat, CO!

Miss Rodeo Colorado asked me if I had fully accepted that I had accomplished my lifelong goal of becoming Miss Rodeo Canada, because it hadn’t registered for her yet that her dream had officially come true. My realization of my accomplishment came with the new overwhelming sense of pride I have for my nation, its athletes, and our sport. There is nothing I love more than watching Canadian cowboys, cowgirls and stock perform while simultaneously promoting the businesses and organizations that make it all possible for us. It is an honor and a privilege to represent the institution of Canadian Professional Rodeo, and I feel so blessed to have 11 more months to do so!

- Jayden Calvert, Miss Rodeo Canada 2022

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