A fresh face at council always breathes new life into the routine bi-monthly meetings at city hall.
Miss Trail, Cheyanne Friess, and princess Emily Dawson attended the Monday night meeting to update council on various activities the girls have been part of since their reign began in May.
“Usually where ever we go people, including kids, are really interested in why we are all dressed up,” said Friess. “It is great way to build self esteem and also our knowledge of Trail. Without your support and generosity we would not have the program, so thank you.”
After a gruelling summer of weekend road trips across B.C. to participate in pageants, the girls are looking forward to playing a role in Silver City events, including shoreline clean up on BC Rivers Day Sunday and dressing the part for Spooktacular Crypt Kickin’, an open invitation Halloween party in downtown Trail October 26.
Many people are critical of youth at this particular time, said Coun. Robert Cacchioni. “I think how you present yourselves is great and you show a real example of what youth can do.”
Mayor Dieter Bogs concurred, “On behalf of council I want to thank you for being such incredible ambassadors for the City of Trail.”
Aside from accolades, the girls also took to heart some guidance from the mayor about their next venture, which is dropping the puck at the Trail Smoke Eaters’ game Friday night.
“He suggested ‘no heels on the ice’ and I think we will listen to that,” chuckled Friess.
Next month the royalty moves into a new role when they begin to mentor up-and-comers interested in being part of next year’s ambassador program.
“We started putting up posters around the school last week,” said Dawson. “And to date we already have five candidate forms filled out.”
Friess said she is looking forward to playing a big part in helping the new girls grow and become confident, and offers sage advice. “I can never say this enough. Just be yourself.”