Each year, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival crowns four Wind Princesses to represent the four corners of the King Boreas’ realm: North, East, West and South, and to serve as Legend characters and members of the reigning Royal Family. The Princesses, each accompanied by her Wind Prince, make hundreds of appearances throughout the year with the Royal Family. Requirement for membership in the PPA is based on the individual Princess successfully completing her year's reign with her Royal Family and contributing to the annual membership drive.
Among our activities are Princess Mentorship, the annual Princess Farewell event, Membership Meetings, providing funding for the reigning Princess Parade Costumes, volunteering at the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation's annual golf tournament and participating in parades.
For many years, a Princess' continued involvement after her reign ended was limited to and provided through other groups. As a result, the Past Princess Association (PPA) was established in 1994 through the efforts of a group of former Princesses in order to keep our love for community involvement & Carnival activities alive.
Our growth over the past 29 years continues to provide opportunities for membership participation and community involvement through traditional events and the creation of new activities.
The "crown over snowflake" is known as the official symbol of the Past Princess Association.
What We Do
Play an active role in the Saint Paul Winter Carnival as an alumni organization;
Promote the Winter Carnival Legend and the role each Princess plays;
Provide a network of support for the current Princesses through mentorship and wardrobe committee;
Encourage Past Princesses to participate in the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and the community through organized activities of the Association;
Maintain communication between the Association and the Uniformed Group Council to benefit the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.