The Calgary Stampede Royalty consists of the First Nations Princess and Stampede Princess. Each year the reigning Royals attend hundreds of community and Stampede events as ambassadors of the Calgary Stampede, sharing and celebrating Stampede’s western heritage, cultures and community spirit locally and around the world.

In these roles, the Royalty not only serve their community, but also benefit from professional and personal development as members of these programs. They receive support from their dedicated committees to help uphold their responsibilities and achieve their personal goals during their terms; receive expert coaching and mentorship in a variety of fields, like public speaking and horsemanship; and find belonging in a community committed to making a difference and having fun while doing it.

2023 Calgary Stampede Princess

Sarah Lambros

Sarah Lambros is from Springbank, Alberta. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics and Geology and working as a math and science Tutor. Growing up, Sarah was a dedicated Irish dancer, competing up to the international level. She began riding horses as a young girl and has experience in both Western and English disciplines. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys rock climbing, sewing, riding, and various activities in the mountains. Sarah believes that expressing your genuine self will always lead you down the right path and hopes to share this with others during her reign.

2023 First Nations Princess

Alayiah Wolf Child

Alayiah Wolf Child is a 24-year-old Blackfoot woman and a proud member of Siksika Nation. Her Blackfoot name is Massamahkoyinnimaki which roughly translates to “Long Time Thunder Pipe Woman.” Alayiah was brought up as both a Traditional and Jingle Dress dancer in the Elbow River Camp and possesses a deep love and respect for the western culture that both her grandparents loved so much.

Alayiah has always been an avid supporter of not only the Blackfoot culture but also the rich Western culture that surrounds Mohkinstsis (Calgary). As such she has made it her mission to not only teach others about the vision Guy Weadick had for Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth that we all know as the Calgary Stampede as well as to encourage each and every young girl, woman and person within Treaty 7 and Calgary that with a strong dream, hard work and determination, you can achieve anything you put your mind to.

Past Royalty Winners

Take a look at all of the previous Stampede Royalty, dating back to 1946.

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