2020 Blossom Pageant winners introduced

Summerland’s Blossom Pageant may not have gone as it did in years past, but it still was a memorable night.

Instead of a two-day event, the 2020 Blossom Pageant was condensed into one night on July 17 and was streamed live on Facebook in light of COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings.

The 2020-2021 vice ambassadors are Marie Bowyer and Hillary Robertson, with ambassador Daphne Susheski.

“I’d like to start off by thanking my sponsor John Alexander at Inkworks, as well as my friends and family, the committee, all the lovely girls, and Sage, that I’ve been able to work with for the last few months and everybody who has supported me in my life,” Susheski said.

“I’m truly honoured to be Miss Summerland for 2020-2021. Thank you.”

This year is the first time that a male candidate was in the running for the pageant. Sage Stewart, a Grade 11 student at Summerland Secondary School, was the only male in the competition.

The program is a development and training program for the participants, which includes speech training, car care, financial literacy, as well as lessons in Summerland’s history and more.

The program ambassador and two vice ambassadors will represent Summerland around the province throughout their yearlong reign and will participate in activities in and around the town during that time.

READ: Summerland Blossom Pageant future uncertain

Twila Amato
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