A former Acme girl made it right to the finals to become a Calgary Stampede Princess and is grateful for the experience.
The Calgary Stampede Princesses for 2018 were crowned on Monday evening September 25. While she did not make the final cut, Monique Uittenbogerd was in the top 6.
“This was something I always wanted to do,” she said.
Uittenbogerd grew up near Acme on a farm and attended Acme School.
She tells the Mail she feels she brought a unique perspective to the pageant. While many farm families work land that goes back generations, for her family, they started out brand new.
She was born in the Netherlands, and then moved to Canada with her family at the age of 5. Within a couple years, she was riding a horse and her passion for the western way of life stuck. Her family was successful in establishing a family farm.
She is an active volunteer in 4H and is currently at the Haskayne School of Business in Calgary pursuing her Bachelor of Commerce.
While she wasn’t crowned on Monday night, she is grateful for the experience.