Princeton Ambassadors showcase their talent

An evening featuring talent and fundraising was held at the Legion on Thursday, June 2.

Princeton's 2011 Ambassador candidates Jesse Badger

Princeton's 2011 Ambassador candidates Jesse Badger

An evening featuring talent and fundraising was held at the Legion on Thursday, June 2.

2010 Ambassador Candidates, Jessy  Coers and Bobby Gibb emceed the evening, along with “The Dean” of Real Estate, Mr. Dean Stinson as the evenings apron auctioneer.

Jessie Badger, representing the Princeton Lions Club, played her self-taught rendition of “Star” on the violin and presented her apron entitled “Inspiration.”

A & W Candidate, Michelle Freeman wowed the crowd with her humour and chemistry skills, along with her “John Deere” apron.

Taylor Robillard, representing Princeton Weyerhaeuser shared her love of Highland Dance and her apron, a lovely complement entitled, “A Tribute to Grandmas.”

Representing Princeton Realty Executives, Kelsey Crawford brought a classic touch to the evening with her rendition of Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” on the Piano and egged on the Canadian mania with her apron entitled, “Canucks.”

Roya Massoudi, representing Princeton Rotary Club shared a bit of her Persian culture with her Belly Dance routine and her love of this country with her apron entitled, “Canada Pride.”

Copper Mountain Mine Candidate, Felicia Northway shared her creative dressmaking capabilities by modeling a dress she made of newspaper and showing the audience how it was designed. Her apron was entitled, “My Journey for the Cure.”

Katie Lamoureux, representing the Royal Canadian Legion hyped up the audience with her peppy cheers and her apron entitled, “Abstract.”

Reigning Princeton Ambassadors; Taylor, Katelin and Jordyn created an apron for the auction to raise funds for “Brick by Brick” a fundraiser to build schools in a foreign country.

Auctioneer Dean Stinson did a wonderful job with the apron auction this year, helping the Candidates raise $1285 for the Ambassador Program.

The apron entitled “My Journey for the Cure” by Felicia Northway, a dedicated fundraiser for the “Walk to End Breast Cancer” was donated back to the program and auctioned again earning Northway $150 towards her next walk.

Throughout the course of the evening, many special thank you’s were extended; to the judges for their time and dedication to the program: Donna Wilson, Gail Madill, Marg Eyre and Jason Earle. To Princeton Secondary School for the use of the Gym and stage and to the Princeton Legion for the use of the hall and support. To all the Mom’s; Brenda Crawford, Lillian Badger, Lori Northway and Legion Manager, Kathy Wasylenchuck for helping out with goodies and clean-up. To Darnella Lawrence and Teresa Antonick for lessons given to the Candidates and to Mr. Dean Stinson for once again being the best Auctioneer in Princeton. An extra special thank you went out to the Princeton and District Chamber of Commerce for the use of their board room for the Ambassador meetings and to Chamber Manager, Lori Thomas for her dedication to the program.

Without the generous support form individuals and the community, the Ambassador program would not be as successful as it is. If you are interested in becoming a part of this program, please call Lori at the Chamber 250-295-3103.

The next event for these wonderful young ladies is Coronation day. Follow the girls from the Parade to the Riverside Centre  on July 1 at approximately 7:00 p.m.