Mount Isa Mines 2019 Rodeo Queen Aimee Sewell will continue her reign for an additional 12 months to represent this year's Virtual Rodeo.
Ms Sewell and Charity Queen Tony "Tonka" Toholke, will continue to promote and represent Mount Isa Mines Rodeo until 2021, after COVID-19 cancelled the 2020 Rodeo and Queen Quest competition.
Ms Sewell said the ability to host fundraising events became near impossible when COVID-19 restrictions were enforced.
"Despite tragic circumstances, myself and Tonka will continue our reign this year, in the hope that next year the Queen Quest competition can be held," she said.
Ms Sewell said she was excited to see how the Virtual Rodeo would take place this year.
"This is something we haven't seen and I think it's one of the first virtual rodeos in the world, so really exciting to see something different and have something to look forward to despite the pandemic," she said.
"It is great to see that so many people were still getting dressed up for rodeo."
Mount Isa schools are also getting in the rodeo spirit, with a scheduled visit from the 2019 rodeo queens.
"We are still conducting rodeo queen tours of the local schools on Wednesday and Thursday, we have only recently found out that the schools were still getting involved so we have banded together to put something small together for them.
"I think the most important thing about rodeo is giving it a go and being involved and while we can't be physically involved in an actual rodeo there are still ways we can be involved and support our community.
"We are doing our best to get around and see as many young people as possible and thank them for their support."
Ms Sewell said the last 18 months of her rodeo queen journey had been a roller coaster.
"The year leading up to being crowned was so massive with the amount of events that we did and fundraising, so this year has been a little bit quieter but it has been a privileged to represent the community in a different way," she said.
"Usually I am a police officer and doing crime prevention or community engagement events and this is completely different.
"Myself and Tonka got to attend some different events in the community, I think the highlight was the bridge opening. This was such a historic event and to be a representative of the community and rodeo at the event was amazing.
"I am super excited about getting online and watching the (virtual) rodeo this Saturday and make sure everyone has their tickets for a chance to win the rodeo car which will be drawn on August 9.
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