One of my nieces, Hayley Woodin, is a BC Ambassador.
Hayley is a former Miss White Rock, who continued on, and became one of three BC Ambassadors for 2010.
Neither one of these programs is a beauty pageant… the criteria for both contests, judges the applicants on knowledge of the region, a personal interview with the panel, public speaking, presentation ability, and a talent portion.
There is also an expectation that while they are holding the Title, they will travel throughout the Province, promoting the mandate of Education, Motivation and Self-Esteem.
They have also, for the past two years, been working towards helping Craig Keelburger’s Group: FREE THE CHILDREN to build a school in Kenya. The Free The Children group has now morphed into WE… who run WE DAY.
With that goal in mind, the BC Ambassador program has held cookie sales, selling bird houses, a few garage sales and other fundraisers, to raise thousands of dollars necessary to make this dream a reality.
There is another Garage Sale, this Saturday, June 19th, and all proceeds from it goes to Free The Children to help build the school.
It is being held at 11845 Springdale Drive, in Pitt Meadows, and will run on Saturday from 8:30 to 2:00. (No early birds, please)
Here is a link to Google Maps, showing the location. (Just in case you aren’t familiar with the Ridge Meadows area)
C’mon out ! It’ll be a hoot, a holler and a half !!!