On Friday, November 10, Brittney Chomistek, the 2016 Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Queen, was crowned Miss Rodeo Canada 2018 at the 44th Canadian Finals Rodeo.
Twenty-year-old Brittney Chomistek is the fourth generation raised on family land NE of Medicine Hat. Over the years, Brittney’s passion for horses led her to become a Saddles and Spurs 4-H member, participate in all-breed horse shows and begin training in Mounted Shooting.
This third year, Bachelor of Elementary Education student has a goal of teaching grade one in a rural school. Brittney volunteers as the head coach for a junior high boys’ basketball team, does agricultural classroom presentations and is the Youth Ambassador and spokesperson for the SE Alberta United Way. These duties complement Brittney’s desire to make a difference with children, as many of the United Way programs focus on helping vulnerable families through difficult times. Two of her favourite projects include ”Tools for School” and “Brown Bag Lunch”, both of which assist children of economically challenged families to receive proper tools and nourishment to be successful in school.
Northlands congratulates Brittney on becoming this year’s Canadian ambassador for the sport of rodeo. She will travel to over 400 events all across Canada and around the world. Since 1955, Miss Rodeo Canada has been crowned on an annual basis. Each Queen, including 2017 winner Ali Mullin, has been a role model for young women everywhere and provided a valuable contribution to the community through their work at numerous charity events.
For more information, visit missrodeocanada.ca.