The Former Queens organization is comprised of a group of women who have all had the honor of serving as Queen of the Snows for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Membership is open to those that have served in the role of Aurora, Queen of the Snows and are engaged in supporting our shared mission and vision.
As a Minnesota 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Former Queens engage in many fundraising activities in service to the community. In addition to the well-known annual Queen's Tea, the Former Queens has been a supporter of several organizations including the Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation, Esther Homes, Dress for Success, TRIO, the Mayo Clinic and the the Children's Home Society & Family Services.
Each January, five ladies will be chosen to serve as Aurora, Queen of the Snows and the North Wind, East Wind, West Wind and South Wind Princesses. These five Royal Women will be given the opportunity to be public relations ambassadors for this community and travel around the state of Minnesota as well as nationally, to spread the lore of our incredible community of Saint Paul! Being an ambassador for the city of Saint Paul is truly an opportunity of a lifetime!
Queen of Snows Candidates
2017 Queen Lindsey Sandoval
2013 Queen Melissa Hoffbeck
2014 Royal Ladies
2015 Queen Krystle Igbo
That every woman leader has the support she needs on her path to realizing crowning achievements for her community
The Former Queens organization 501(c)(3) supports the personal and professional development of all women, with a focus on the current and former Queens of the Snows, through leadership, charitable giving, service, and promotion of inclusivity within the St. Paul Winter Carnival.