I spent my morning yesterday tirelessly searching for a “semi-formal” dress for the evening. Although, I did not find one for the Awards Night right away I did find the perfect evening gown for the pageant! And thanks to Image in White Gallery for giving me such a great discount! I would also like to thank my first sponsors, DWB Consulting Services Ltd.Commonwealth Financial, and Top Gun Collision. Without your help my journey leading up to the pageant would not be easy! Anyways, shopping in Prince George can be difficult; as beautiful as it is here, the shopping is limited. I finally found a little lace dress for the evening at Winners, for only $20, and who doesn’t love a good deal! Dress Rehearsals began at 4pm; we were

busy going over lines, setting up the stage, and adding the final touches to the script. When everything looked perfect, I went to get ready for the night, then returned at 6:30, an hour before the show. By then I was starting to feel a bit nervous. Not about my speaking part, I am confident with public speaking, but my job was to walk the awards

across the stage all night, and the shoes I chose were cute but not functional! As the night continued, everything went as planned, and being on stage was good practice for Toronto. It was great to meet the people involved in the Art world of Prince George; there is so much talent in this town that I was unaware of! I felt honoured to be on stage presenting awards with so many influential people such as the Honourable Shirley Bond, MLA for Prince George, the President of the College of New Caledonia, administrators of The Prince George Public Library and Community Arts Council, many professors from UNBC and teachers of School District 57. I am so fortunate to have had this opportunity, and the time on stage to speak about myself, the pageant, Free the Children, and my platform, the Charter for Compassion. By the end of the night a numbness in my feet was taking over, reminding me of the feeling left in my feet after the provincial pageant! Last night was a great experience, and I’m looking forward to my next event beginning May 1st when I get to lead a group in the “Pavement Princess” program every Tuesday .

Written by: Kristie Girard

One Response to Prince George Arts and Culture Award Night

  1. jane girard says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! You are busy and doing a wonderful job:)

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