Festival looking for Fur Queen candidates for 2023

Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 08:44

Hot on the heels of Opaskwayak Indigenous Days (OID) crowning of their annual princess comes the Northern Manitoba Trappers’ Festival call for 2023 Fur Queen candidates.

Applications are now open for Fur Queen candidates and it’s calling on anyone ages 18 to 24 who is shy, friendly, outgoing, and witty or any combination to come forward. 

There is a lot to consider when running for Fur Queen. “There are regular meetings bi-weekly starting in October, then come January we meet every week,” said Fur Queen Director Krista Tooley. “In January, on top of our regular meeting night, which also becomes dance practice time, we add time on Saturdays for dance practices. For the three Sundays prior to Festival week, we do pageant rehearsals. On top of that, candidates plan fundraisers, do media interviews, and make numerous appearances depending on what's happening in the community. “In years past they have entered trees and volunteered at Festival of Trees; they go to UCN's supper and book night; attend a pajama tales or two at the The Pas Regional Library, and so much more. Organizations and event organizers often reach out to have the Fur Queen and Court, and the new contestants attend things. We do our best to attend as many things as we can."

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