Coronation night—once an impromptu question is asked of each of the Ambassador candidates, the final stage of their candidacy is complete.
Former Ambassador candidate Bobby Gibb emceed the 2012/13 coronation event on Saturday, July 7 at the Riverside Centre Theatre.
As retiring Ambassadors Taylor Robillard and Felicia Northway readied to give their farewell speaches, Acting Mayor Jason Earle thanked them for representing Princeton saying, “you’ve done a very good job and it has been a pleasure to have accompanied you to events.”
The BC Youth Ambassador team along with royalty from Kamloops, Lytton, Osoyoos, Summerland, Vernon and Oliver came to pay their respects to the retiring Ambassadors and welcome the new Princeton team.
Once the tallies were complete the awards were presented.
Three of the candidates were presented with Toastmaster Speech Craft awards given by Sandi Lawlor, Area 61 Governor • District 21.
Ambassador Co-ordinator, Lori Thomas gave her thanks to all who helped with the program and added a special thanks to Taylor Robillard and Felicia Northway for their extra help during her illness this past year. She then went on to give out the Ambassador Awards. Most Improved was awarded to Ciara Bamford. The Princeton Exam award went to Emily Allison and Keisha Miller. The Talent and Public Speaking award was presented to Megan Pateman and the Fashion Show award to Taylor Gibb.
The Friendship Ambassador position is awarded to a candidate by her peers, the recipient this year is Taylor Gibb.
Megan Pateman is Princeton’s Youth Ambassador for 2012/13 and her partner is Vice Ambassador Taylor Gibb. Congratulations ladies.