Blossom Pageant candidates introduced

On Friday, the candidates in the 2015 Blossom Pageant will make their first public appearance at the Festival of Lights.

On Friday, the candidates in the 2015 Blossom Pageant will make their first public appearance at the Festival of Lights in downtown Summerland.

This year, there are nine candidates in the pageant.

The 45th annual Blossom Pageant will be held May 1 and 2.

Chantal Ashton

Miss Trout Creek Daycare

My name is Chantal Ashton, I am 16 years old. I was born in Penticton and I have lived in Summerland my whole life. Currently I’m in Grade 11 at Summerland Secondary School.

I love to dance and play basketball.

I’m looking forward to meeting new people and hope to represent Summerland in this year’s Blossom Pageant

Elia Rodriguez

Miss Action Festival

Hi I’m Elia Rodriguez. I enjoy sports all year round. I work as a ski instructor at Apex Mountain Resort and in the warmer months I am a triathlete.

I love marine sciences and it is my dream to work in that field. I hope to get better presentation and communication skills from this program as I know it will help me in my future career.

Emily Jerry

Miss Western Safety Surfacing Inc.

My names is Emily Jerry. I’m a Grade 11 student at Summerland Secondary School.

My passion is playing piano. I also enjoy drawing and painting. I am very honoured to be the first Miss WSSI.

Emma Thomson

Miss Rotary

Hi, my name’s Emma Thomson and I am very thankful to be this year’s Miss Rotary.

I’m a French immersion student at Summerland Secondary and am in our school’s leadership and theatre programs.

I enjoy music and am in love with travelling and the experiences that come with it.

I’m very excited to participate in this year’s Blossom Pageant with the other girls in my grade.

Martha Headland

Miss Summerset Massage Therapy

Hi, I’m Martha Headland. I’m part of my school’s Leadership Team, Yearbook Club and Theatre Production.

In my free time I really enjoy writing, singing, acting, and listening to music.

A huge thank you to Summerset Massage Therapy for sponsoring me this year.

Julia Fotherby

Miss Kiwanis

Hi, my name is Julia Fotherby.

Only recently has the Blossom Pageant peaked my interest.  The pageant will help expand my understanding of teamwork and leadership.

During my free time I enjoy reading, drawing, and writing.

I’m thankful to the Summerland Kiwanis Club for letting me be their candidate.

I’m looking forward to representing Summerland. I can’t wait to get involved!

Melanie Martens

Miss Pearce Taylor Schneiderat Law Office

My name is Melanie Martens, I’m a Grade 11 student at Summerland Secondary School.

I’m sponsored by the Pearce Taylor Schneiderat Law Office where I do work experience.

I play on four sports teams and I really enjoy senior leadership and the Me to We Club.

Erin Sorensen

Miss IGA

My name is Erin Sorensen. I am a student in Grade 11 at Summerland Secondary School.

Growing up in Summerland my whole life has made me realize how lucky I am to live here.

Some things I enjoy doing are playing volleyball, painting and dance class.

During the next several months in pageant, I look forward to learning more about myself and the community.

Thanks to IGA for giving me the opportunity to represent them.

Taylor Thurlin

Miss Soleil Tanning

Hello I am Taylor Thurlin and I am very excited to be a candidate for the Summerland Blossom Pageant.

I would like to express my gratitude to my sponsor  Summerland Soleil Tanning.

I have lived in Summerland my whole life and see the Blossom Pageant as an incredible opportunity to learn more about myself as well as our beautiful home, Summerland.