PAGEANT CANDIDATES This year, eight candidates will participate in the Summerland Blossom Pageant. The pageant will be held at Centre Stage Theatre in Summerland on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. (Photo submitted)

Candidates ready for Summerland Blossom Pageant

Royalty pageant will be held at Centre Stage Theatre on May 3 and 4

Eight royalty candidates are preparing for the pageant weekend and coronation of a new Blossom Queen and two princesses in early May.

The pageant will be held on two nights.

On Friday, May 3, beginning at 7 p.m., the candidates will give speeches and demonstrate their talents.

On Saturday, May 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m., the final evening, including the coronation, will be held.

Both events will take place at Centre Stage Theatre in Summerland.

Leanne Sieben, one of the pageant coordinators, said the weekend is the culmination of a busy, intense year for the candidates.

The program begins at the end of September and during the fall, winter and spring, candidates meet weekly to prepare for the program.

READ MORE: Introducing the 2018 Blossom Pageant contestants

READ MORE: VIDEO: Candidates present speeches at Summerland Blossom Tea

The training includes speech training, car care, financial knowledge, lessons in Summerland’s history and more.

In addition, the pageant program includes a Blossom Buds component, where pageant participants are paired with Grade 4 or 5 students.

“It’s good for them, They have someone they can look up to,” Sieben said. For the pageant candidates, the Blossom Buds program gives them the opportunity to act as mentors and examples.

Sieben said the pageant program teaches the candidates confidence and poise — skills they will need for the rest of their lives.

It also provides them with camaraderie as they become a tight-knit group of friends through the training process.

The queen and two princesses will represent Summerland around the province for the rest of the year and will also participate in many events in the community.

And for those who do not receive a crown, the pageant experience helps them later in life.

“We’ve had some young ladies who were not crowned who have gone on to do some big things,” she said.

Tickets for both pageant evenings are available at Summerland Dental Centre, 300-13009 Rosedale Ave.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Fire consumes unit at Osoyoos hotel

Fire chief proud of crew’s quick response, says result could have been a lot worse.

CHIME finds four days of noise, twelve days of silence from space

The radio telescope picked up the first recorded pattern in radio signals from space

Summerland’s Justin Kripps picks up back-to-back bronze medals in weekend racing

Canada’s two-man bobsleigh is third in the rankings heading into the World Championships

Mink farm once operated in Summerland

From 1967 to 1973, the Nielsen family raised mink

Prepare for possibilities of spring flooding in Okanagan, RDOS warns

High snowpack and rain may cause flooding in areas of the South Okanagan - Similkameen

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

Henrique scores 2 as Ducks soar past Canucks 5-1

Vancouver tumbles out of top spot in Pacific Division

Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pipeline protests across Canada

Protests against Coastal GasLink have disrupted rail service

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

PHOTOS: Top 10 memories of the 2010 Olympics

Black Press Media’s Jenna Hauck, shares some of her most memorable images of 2010 Winter Games

#FoxForFiver: Support grows in B.C. to put Terry Fox on new $5 bill

Terry Fox’ Marathon of Hope raised money for cancer research

Registration opens soon for BC 55+ Games in Richmond

2020 55+ Games have been officially scheduled for Sept. 15 to 19

Trudeau confers with cabinet ministers as rail blockades continue

The Trudeau government has been criticized for not doing more to end the blockades

Canadian nurses’ unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

President says safety protocols nationwide are inadequate compared to those in Ontario and other countries

Most Read