Wanted: Candidates for Fall Fair Royalty

Have you ever dreamed of being a princess or a queen?

Have you ever dreamed of being a princess or a queen?

Many of us have; and the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Pageant Program provides such an opportunity for a group of lucky young ladies to fulfill that dream and much, much more.

At this time we are looking for young women who may be interested in the NTFFRA Pageant Program. All grade 9, 10 and 11 girls throughout the North Thompson Valley are eligible to participate. Registration Forms can be found at your high school from one of our reigning Royalty or at the school’s office over these next few days. Please take one home for you and your parents to read together.

We would like to stress that this is not a “beauty contest” or a “most popular girl contest”, rather a search for our new Youth Ambassadors to represent the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo along with our beautiful valley.

The 2011 program offers training in public speaking (including Toastmasters), the art of self-defence, hair and skin care, modelling, dancing (including ballroom), basic mechanics, resume writing, proper etiquette, time-management, agriculture, history, and a multitude of positive tools to assist you further as you move into adulthood. There are also a number of bursaries available to the candidates who take part in the Pageant Program.

Being a part of the Pageant Program is an excellent opportunity to develop self-esteem, valuable skills, and long lasting friendships. Some travelling, as a group, community involvement, and many fun events will also be a part of the schedule.

We are sensitive to the financial burdens that are very much a reality for some; therefore, the cost to both our candidates and their families is kept minimal. Fund raising, community service, and our many wonderful sponsors are the biggest part of the program’s success.

Our Committee, along with our reigning Royalty will be holding an informational meet and greet at the Station House Restaurant in Barriere on Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., where we will be discussing all aspects and guidelines of our program and answer any questions anyone may have. All interested potential candidates are asked to attend. Please note that a parent or guardian must accompany you. If you were unable to obtain a registration form we will have some available at that time.

If you require any further information you may contact Wendy at 672-0069, or Diane at 672-0273.