The aims of the Isa Rodeo Community Quest are:
To create ambassadors for the Rodeo and festival of events
To raise funds and awareness for local charities
To build community spirit
WHO CAN ENTER?
Any person 21 years and over with a genuine concern for the Mount Isa community and a passion for the Rodeo can enter the Isa Rodeo Community Quest.
Past crowned Queen Quest winners will not be permitted to re-enter the event. Previous non-crowned entrants will be allowed to enter after a one year gap.
There is no entry fee to enter the Isa Rodeo Community Quest, however, Isa Rodeo Limited stipulates that a minimum of $5,000 is to be raised for an entrant to become eligible for judging for Isa Rodeo Community Quest Champion and Isa Rodeo Community Charity Champion.
15% (fifteen) of the entrant’s total funds raised will be deducted to cover Community Quest costs during the course of the event.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Each entrant is asked to nominate only one local non- profit community organisation to support through their Fundraising efforts. All monies raised are held by Isa Rodeo Limited on behalf of the Isa Rodeo Community Quest Entrant and accordingly the committee will distribute the funds to the nominated local non-profit community organisation within approximately two months after the Rodeo.
How To Enter
- Register your interest via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and attend an information session.
- You will be required to attend an interview with Isa Rodeo Limited’s Operations Manager and the Isa Rodeo Community Quest Coordinator. A representative from your nominated charity of choice must also be in attendance. At this interview you will need to outline how you intend to fundraise and detail your availability during Rodeo Week.
- Read the Conditions of Entry and upon acceptance of the conditions of entry, fill out and sign the entry form for consideration by the Isa Rodeo Limited Board.
Isa Rodeo Community Quest Ambassadors for 2022
Meet our Mount Isa Community Quest Hero's
Aimee Sewell was crowned our 2019 Mount Isa Mines Rodeo Queen. She is currently employed by the Queensland Police Service as the Youth Engagement Officer at the Mount Isa PCYC. She raised $80,174 in 2019 which helped buy a 12 seater bus and contributed towards establishing a second local PCYC facility.
Tony ‘Tonka’ Toholke
Tony ‘Tonka’ Toholke was crowned our 2019 Mount Isa Mines Rodeo Charity Queen and is only the second male entrant in the quest’s long history, after Brett Peterson won both titles in 1999. Tonka raised a record-breaking $101,846 and is incredibly passionate about raising awareness for men’s’ mental health and his charity TIACS.
Tonka’s fundraising efforts included a five day, 203km walk from the Northern Territory border to Mount Isa. He was named a Founding Partner of TIACS and continues to actively campaign on mental health.
Aimee and Tonka continued to work tirelessly throughout 2020 and 2021 despite the fact that the 2020 and 2021 Isa Rodeo Queen Quest’s were postponed due to the covid pandemic. Their determination and commitment to the Quest saw them continue their duties at the 2021 Rodeo Ball and the 2021 Mount Isa Mines Rodeo.
Both Aimee and Tonka’s contribution to the Quest throughout this period has been outstanding, and their passion to encourage and support future entrants has seen the creation of their new roles as Isa Rodeo Community Quest Ambassadors.
The primary role of the Isa Rodeo Community Quest Ambassador is to represent the Isa Rodeo Community Quest and the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo, by recruiting, encouraging and supporting future entrants.
They will also have official duties at the 2022 Bell and Moir Toyota Rodeo Arena Ball and the 2022 Mount Isa Mines Rodeo alongside the newly crowned 2022 Isa Rodeo Community Quest Champions.