Being beautiful on both the inside and outside are critical factors in the Trail Ambassador program and there’s certainly an abundance of both in this year’s crop of candidates.
There are 11 participants from within the Greater Trail area, almost double last year’s total, and the girls are eager to kick off the pageant.
The event begins at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Charles Bailey Theatre.
Each contestant has spent seven months training, volunteering and researching the area.
“Over the years, we have been changing the stereotypical perception of the pageant from that of a typical beauty pageant to the hard work that the candidates put in to become more confident, strong women,” said Michelle Epp, event coordinator.
“The motto of the program is, ‘This ain’t no beauty pageant.’”
The Trail Ambassador program enriches the lives of young women by teaching them valuable life skills like public speaking, stress management and conflict resolution.
The ambassadors of the competition are responsible for representing the City of Trail in other communities throughout the province, and Epp insists that the previous events participants attend only excite them more.
The candidates have completed speaking contests, attended a municipal delegate conference and performed at Zumbathon to raise money for the hospital foundation.
This year’s pageant candidates will feature talents ranging from a ukuleles, singers, guitar hero, monologues, artwork and much more.
To purchase tickets in advance, call 250-368-9669.