The Quesnel Ambassador Society recently gathered at the Anglican hall for an afternoon tea featuring a dessert auction, live entertainment and sponsor speeches from this year’s candidates.
The ambassador tea was held Saturday, May 14, with 2021 ambassadors Jaeana Dumais, Jessie Johal and Nylene Runge also in attendance amongst parents, sponsors and community members, including mayor Bob Simpson.
“We have our candidates, and they’re like our babies and we coach them through,” Dumais said.
The ambassador leadership program is meant to build leadership and public speaking skills in young community members.
Dumais, Johal and Runge noted the positive growth they have seen within themselves and the candidates.
“It’s really positive to see how this program does that for you,” Dumais added.
The afternoon tea and dessert auction supported the Quesnel Ambassador Society with costs associated with their ambassador leadership program, such as out-of-town travel.
Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Quesnel Ambassador Society president Sierra Cook said the support has been incredible.
“The businesses in Quesnel are just so fantastic. We had more sponsors ready to sponsor than we had candidates this year,” Cook added, noting the tea was their first since 2019.
“Even without these events that we’re usually providing, the sponsors didn’t stop at all; they were always so enthusiastic to support the youth and be there for these young girls trying to gain skills and improve themselves.”
Candidates for 2022 include Navaeh Kueber, sponsored by Rocky Peak Outfitters Inc., Jada Crossman sponsored by Wizards Garage, Marley Conlin sponsored by West Central Pipe, Oliva Trimble sponsored by M. Daniels Consulting and Daria Brownmiller, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Quesnel.
Besides their main sponsors, Cook said they have had a number of other people helping, including Sweet and Savory Arrangements, Eiffel Flowers and the Quesnel Bakery.
“We’re excited about being able to do our tea and also looking forward to our showcase and awards night in July,” said Quesnel Ambassador Society secretary and workshop coordinator Rose Scott.
Two candidates will be crowned the 2022 Quesnel Ambassadors on Saturday, July 9.
For more information, visit the Quesnel Ambassador Leadership Program on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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