Royalty takes centre stage

Barriere

Fall Fair candidates and royalty ham it up on stage during the fashion show finale.

Fall Fair candidates and royalty ham it up on stage during the fashion show finale.

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Pageant Talent Show and Speech Competition started out with the sponsors escorting the candidates out onto the stage.  They were: Miss Jim’s Food Market, Cassandra Brown escorted by Chris Jim; Miss on Call Construction, Tianna Weninger escorted by Ron Rotzetter; Miss Lower North Thompson C.W.L., Hannah Allen escorted by Margaret Houben; Miss Sweetnam’s, Christina Hostetter escorted by Josiah Sweetnam; Miss Clearwater Lions Club,Tiffany Preston escorted by Greg Penny; and Miss Barriere Lions Club, Bethany McInnes escorted by Stewart Jensen.

Then the speech and talent show began, with the girls alternating between the speeches and the talents.  Miss On Call Construction, Tianna Weninger and Miss Sweetnam’s, Christina Hostetter both sang for their talent.  Miss Barriere Lions Club, Bethany McInnes and Miss Jim’s Food Market, Cassandra Brown chose to recite poetry.  Miss Lower North Thompson C.W.L., Hannah Allen did a contemporary dance, and Miss Clearwater Lions Club, Tiffany Preston talked about Native items she made.

The girls did fairly well at hiding their nerves and as the evening progressed you could see them loosening up – by the time the fashion show started, they were obviously having fun.

Just prior to the Fashion Show, some visiting Royalty were welcomed – Miss Kamloops Paris Sanesh, and Kamloops Princesses Casey Helgason and Jenelle Carto.

The Fashion Show wound up the evenings events.  First the candidates came out, one at a time, in western wear, strutting their stuff to a variety of country western songs.  Then the theme changed to that ‘Crazy Canadian’ look.  These outfits were a lot of fun and when the current Queen, Alex Brown, had her turn, she threw out some Frisbee’s into the crowd.    The audience was treated to two special guests, also modeling that Crazy Canadian look: Bonnie CruzelleMyram, TNRD Director of Electoral Area O came on stage and used her hockey stick to bat out to the crowd a small ball, which narrowly missed the cake; she was followed by Mayor Mike Fennell, who threw several balls out into the audience.

The Fashion Show concluded with all the participants out on stage for a final bow.

 

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