The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association’s Ambassador Program Committee say they are excited to now begin accepting new Ambassador Candidates for the 2013 year.
The program is open to any young lady enrolled in grades 9 through 11, who is a resident of the North Thompson Valley.
“We are very proud of this wonderful program and the positive effects it has on the lives of one of our most valuable assets…our youth,” say the committee.
The NTFFRA Ambassador Program is geared towards building self-confidence, personal awareness and self-motivation, all the while having “a whole lot of fun”. The committee stresses that this is not a “beauty contest” or a “most popular girl contest”, rather a search for the newest Youth Ambassadors to proudly represent the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo and the entire North Thompson Valley.
As the NTFFRA approaches its 64th anniversary the Ambassador Program continues on with the Queen Pageant that was started in 1949. With a new name, and a number of improvements made to the curriculum in 2012, the program is now up to modern day standards, without losing its valued traditions.
Candidates will be provided with training in a number of areas, including public speaking, hair and skin care, modelling, hip hop dancing, resume writing, proper etiquette and history. Some travelling, as a group will be a part of the schedule as well. There are also a number of bursaries available to the candidates who take part in the program.
The committee also notes they are sensitive to the financial burdens that are very much a reality for some; therefore, the cost to both the candidates and their families is kept minimal. Fund raising, community service and many wonderful sponsors are the biggest part of the program’s success.
A Recruitment Committee will be attending Clearwater Secondary School on March 14, and Barriere Secondary School on March 15, to invite any young ladies interested in participating in this year’s program. The committee will provide those that attend with information on the program and registration forms to take home for their parents to read.
On March 24, at 4 p.m. in the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere the Committee and Reigning 2012/2013 Ambassadors will be hosting a ‘Meet and Greet’ to discuss all aspects and guidelines of the program, and to answer any questions anyone may have.
Interested 2013 Ambassador candidates and their parents/guardians must both attend.
Completed registration forms can be handed in during that time although you will have until April 1, for them to be submitted. Please note that no late entries will be accepted.
The Ambassador committee say they are very much looking forward to this upcoming year and sincerely look forward to meeting all of their new candidates. The first public event with the new candidates will be Banner Night and an Apron Auction, on Apr. 25, at the Barriere Lions Hall.
For more information about the program, contact Shyanne Johnson at 250-672-9240, or Diane Metz at 250-672-0273.