Dear North Thompson Valley residents, two of us (Queen Alexandra and Princess Jessica) are back from our most recent adventure, the Vernon Queen Silverstar Excellence Program and Winter Carnival.
We had a great time! It lasted over a three-day period and we had very full days of several fun activities.
Our adventure began on Feb. 3, traveling to Vernon, checking in to our hotel, and then going to the Proclamation Ceremony of the new 51st Queen Silverstar Royalty. After we had our moment on stage to promote our Fall Fair and Rodeo and the North Thompson Valley, we got to see their top three talents, which consisted of piano playing, a monolog, and a very entertaining song. We also got to see all of the awards that were handed out and by the looks of it they had a very smart group of young ladies.
Finally it was time for the best part of that evening, which was the Coronation Ceremony, and we would like to give big congratulations to Queen Silverstar; Aksana and her Princess Kaitlyn. They are two very smart, talented and beautiful ladies that will do Vernon proud.
The following day we attended the Public Coronation that is held in Polson Park. Although it was a little chilly we were happy to be there to witness this magnificent and exciting time for the two girls; an event we are sure they will never forget.
Following the Public Coronation we attended the annual hot air balloon light up. It was so beautiful and nice to see so many residents and businesses have balloons that they put up for the duration of their Winter Carnival.
Following that we attended the Royalty Dinner and Dance. We enjoyed delicious Chinese food and danced, danced, danced with our “weekend family”. It was a very fun and late night, but we did eventually return to our hotel where we collapsed into our beds, getting some much needed rest.
The next morning we were up bright and early to participate in the Vernon parade. We were seated on a huge float with all of the other visiting Royalty from all over B.C. There were so many creative floats, and so many pictures it was just a great time full of many smiles and laughs.
Our weekend adventure finally drew to an end, and we began our journey home. This was such a great trip; one we will never forget. Big thanks to the community of Vernon for being so welcoming and kind to us, and thanks to the Queen Silverstar Committee for inviting us on this amazing trip.
Until next time, your North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Royalty,
Queen and Miss Congeniality, Alexandra Brown, and Princess, Jessica Graves.