March 2018 - Brittney Chomistek
As March cruised by, I cannot believe I’m already a quarter of the way through my reign as Miss Rodeo Canada. Each month, I have been greeted with new adventures and friends along the way making this year so memorable.
Since a young age I have been very involved in my community of Medicine Hat. This month I enjoyed participating in a ceremonial puck drop for the Medicine Hat Tigers along with the local Rodeo Queen and Princess, Lacey and Ava. We enjoyed meeting with other Tiger fans while supporting athletes in a different kind of arena.
As winter in Canada continues on for yet another month, I was fortunate to escape the cold, head down south for another rodeo and soak up a bit of warm weather at the same time. Waiting for me there was a fellow sash sister, Miss Rodeo Arizona, Katie Gheen, who welcomed me into her home and shared some amazing experiences with me during my stay.
In addition to attending all performances for the Scottsdale Parada Del Sol Rodeo, I was able to participate in a few local activities before heading back home. The OdySea Aquarium, was so beautiful. Katie - Miss Rodeo Arizona, Haley - The Turquoise Circuit Queen, and I experienced an underwater adventure in their stingray pool. We were able to walk on the bottom floor next to graceful creatures swimming with ease in a breath taking environment.
The three of us were also guests at the IFly, a simulated skydiving facility where we practiced the art of skydiving while floating in the safety of an air tube. I have realized that the ability to maneuver yourself around, while the wind creates a tunnel around you, is a fairly difficult challenge to master. I found myself spinning around in a circle with no control, but thankfully I had the help of a very qualified instructor.
After interrupted flights, airport delays, and a crazy airline schedule, I returned home and repacked for a quick trip to Mount Norquay for the Canadian Cowboy Downhill Ski Race. This entertaining event required rodeo competitors, royalty and family members to race through a slalom course and compete in a Stampede Ski Race with hopes of winning the coveted title of the Champion. Not only did the ski race allow the rodeo family to once again have a fun get together, but it also raised funds for the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team and the Ty Pozzobon Foundation. Both of these organizations focus on the health and safety of our rodeo athletes and I was honoured to be a part of this fundraising event while having an amazing time.
Now that my Montana Silversmith crown has had a few trips to the United States, it is now time to head to a Canadian rodeo. See you at the Medicine Hat Broncs and Honky Tonks Spring Rodeo!
Miss Rodeo Canada 2018