Hello everyone & welcome back to Northern Manitoba Trappers Festival! I’m Kilee Dawn Partridge, Miss Sound Innovations, and the reigning 2017 fur queen. I’m excited to be back and experience the behind the scenes of Festival all over again!
For starters, I’d like to thank John and Marian Moreton for sponsoring and supporting me through my running year. My parents, Karen & Joe, for believing in me, and to other family, friends, and strangers for supporting me and helping me reach my goal. A big thank you to The Pas Kinsmen for all their support and for all the things they do for our community and Trappers Festival. And of course, a huge thank you to Krista Tooley for being an amazing pageant mom, we love you!
It wasn’t about winning for me, I ran for fur queen to make new memories, friends, and overcome anxiety issues. This past year has been fun and I’m so so so grateful that I had Allyssa Reid by my side to help me through it. I wish I could’ve done more but it’s hard trying to pick a day for something when you work full-time and part-time, for that I apologize.
Best of luck to all the ladies running this year and I know we’ll help them make the best of it! Can’t wait to see everyone out there celebrating Festival week.