March 2020- Alicia Erickson
I remember the first time I spoke my name into a microphone, it scared me to hear the sound of my own voice. Seventeen years later I would have never guessed that I would be singing the Canadian National Anthem in front of thousands of people.
On March 6th I spent some time in my Innisfail Chrysler truck while driving to Lethbridge for their Professional Bull Riding event. I was honoured to sing in the opening of both performances, meet the hard-working individuals on the PBR production side, and mingle with the crowd. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your incredible show!
After Lethbridge I drove straight back North to judge the Kneehill 4-H District Public Speaking. From riding lessons to skating lessons, I have taught many of the upcoming youth in 4-H and love seeing their growth throughout the years.
One mid-March morning felt like Christmas to me, as a big box labeled with Montana Silversmiths showed up in the mail! Not only is my crown and buckle designed by Montana Silversmiths, but they are also the official jewelry sponsor of Miss Rodeo Canada. I can’t wait to show you some of their pieces that I will be wearing all year long, you can also view them at https://www.montanasilversmiths.com.
While travelling away from home is not an option right now, this down time has helped me reflect on the first three amazing months of my reign as Miss Rodeo Canada 2020. I am so grateful for the continuous support from our program sponsors and fans. I encourage you to keep following my journey, though many of us are in question about the future right now, promoting rodeo and sharing the stories of our Canadian athletes, stock and sponsors will always continue. ~I am thinking of all affected by COVID-19, stay safe~