This past weekend I was on location in Kennedy for the 86th annual Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo, which included a parade and a demolition derby. One of the best things about the job I do is one never knows when a great story pops up. This job allows me to see how great people can be, especially here in Saskatchewan.
Brittany Doyle was this year’s rodeo queen in Kennedy. She hails from a small town north of Kingston, ON where she has horses and works as a full time registered nurse. Unfortunately, they don’t have any rodeos in her area of Ontario and she’s always wanted to be a rodeo queen.
“I contacted the Canadian Pro Rodeo Association a few years back and asked them how I could become a rodeo queen because I don’t meet a lot of the requirements for a lot of rodeos,” explained Doyle. “They told me if I could find a rodeo that would sponsor me they’d love to have me, so I sent off a bunch of emails and Tye (Cancade), the President of the Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo Association got back to me and said they’d love to have me, so here I am!”
Doyle and her parents flew out to Regina and made the two hour drive to Kennedy to begin her experience as this year’s rodeo queen, which turned out to be a lot of fun for her.
“Oh yeah, it’s been a blast,” beamed Doyle.
The closest she’s ever been to Saskatchewan was Brandon, MB, making this a visit of firsts for her! Congratulations Brittany Doyle.