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Rodeo royalty grace Council Chambers

21 October 2019

Rodeo royalty graced the Warwick Council Chambers today and met with Southern Downs Councillors and Council staff.

Miss Rodeo America Taylor McNair, Miss Rodeo Canada Jaden Holle and Miss Rodeo Australia Kate Taylor recently arrived in the region in the lead-up to the iconic Warwick Rodeo and Gold Cup Campdraft.

Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Tracy Dobie encouraged the community to support the exciting line-up of rodeo events and enjoy the thrills and spills of Australia’s most famous rodeo.

“The Warwick Rodeo is one of the biggest and most iconic events on the Southern Downs calendar and Council is a proud and long-time supporter of this world renowned event,” said Mayor Dobie.

“The week of festivities brings competitors and tourists to our region and significant economic benefits to many local businesses and industries.

“Warwick certainly enjoys a busy time during the rodeo with visitors and locals coming out in their droves to watch the competition and the annual John Dee Warwick Rodeo Street Parade.”

All the colours, characters, horses, bands and floats of the parade will descend on Palmerin Street from 9am on Saturday 26 October 2019.

The first official rodeo competition was held in Warwick in 1906.

Introducing the Rodeo Queens

Miss Rodeo America, Taylor McNair: It is estimated that during her reign as the official representative of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Miss Rodeo America will travel more than 100,000 miles and appear at nearly 100 rodeo performances. She also attends promotional appearances at schools, civic groups and other special events in order to educate the public and create awareness about the sport of rodeo, its sponsors and the Western way of life.

Miss Rodeo Canada, Jaden Holle: Jaden was crowned 2019 Miss Rodeo Canada at Canada’s pinnacle rodeo event, the Canadian Finals Rodeo. For Jaden, this title not only represents being an ambassador for the sport and role model for the littlest rodeo fans, but carrying on the Western spirit that make this way of life special. Jaden’s prayer is to encourage people to have the courage to become the best version of themselves.

Miss Rodeo Australia, Kate Taylor: Kate is excited to meet new and old friends in her travels, and represent the Australian Professional Rodeo Association, the Miss Rodeo Australia organisation and all the hard working Rodeo committees.

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