Miss White Rock and fellow youth ambassadors participate in the 2015 White Rock Sea Festival. A new Miss White Rock is to be crowned tonight.

Miss White Rock and fellow youth ambassadors participate in the 2015 White Rock Sea Festival. A new Miss White Rock is to be crowned tonight.

Eleven candidates eye Miss White Rock crown

Winner to be crowned at Sea Festival awards gala tonight

Eleven young women have stepped forward to play a leadership role as White Rock Youth Ambassadors this year.

They’ll be vying for the crown of Miss White Rock – and also two princesses and White Rock friendship ambassador – at the awards night gala, tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m. at Coast Capital Playhouse.

The royalty – each sponsored by a local business – will represent the city at functions throughout the year, as well as travel with other members of the ambassador team to promote White Rock at out-of-town events.

First up will be appearances at this weekend’s White Rock Sea Festival, including Sunday’s Torchlight Parade on Marine Drive at 9 p.m.

Tickets to the gala are $25, including dessert and coffee, and are available by calling Debbie Ward at 604-538-2780 or emailing debbie@wrya.ca

Biographies

Tiffany ShayTiffany Shay

(White Rock Players Club)

• Born in Taiwan;

• Two siblings: Daniel and Eva;

• Earl Marriott Secondary, graduating in 2017;

• Future education goals: to attend Brigham Young University for music education;

• Plays the organ at church;

• Speaks Mandarin;

• Works as a piano teacher;

• Volunteering: Senior Come Share Society, Semiahmoo Teen Library, Mia Maid Young woman leader;

• Enjoys swimming, reading, playing badminton, running, drawing, writing poems, figure skating and cross country;

• Has received lots of accolades for music, specifically piano.

 

Madeline DudleyMadeline Dudley

(Royal Canadian Legion #8)

• Born in White Rock;

• One brother: Matthew, 18;

• Home-schooled through Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning;

• Graduating in 2017;

• Future education goals: Marine engineer;

• Volunteering: Sunday school teacher assistant at the Church on Oxford Hill and Uptown Church, worked at Christmas on the Peninsula as entertainment assistant and crafts-table leader;

• Hobbies: passionate about dance since age four, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, jazz – group and solo.

 

Emerald ShreirerEmerald Schreier

(Peace Arch News)

• Born in Maple Ridge, B.C.;

• Brother: Craig, 14;

• Attends Earl Marriott Secondary, graduates in 2017;

• Future education goals: speech language pathology;

• Studied high school French, learning ASL;

• Volunteering: Peace Arch Hospital as a recreational therapy volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society for the Daffodil Drive;

• Works as a barista at Bean Around the World;

• Hobbies; running soccer, basketball, reading, writing and storytelling;

• School clubs: Global Citizens, basketball and cross country teams;

• Training: Foodsafe Level 1, basketball referee, Red Cross training, bronze medallion, babysitting.

 

Cindy FangCindy Fang

(Toastmasters)

• Born in Taiwan;

• Speaks English, Mandarin and learning French;

• One sister: Crystal, 13;

• Attends Semiahmoo Secondary, graduating in 2017;

• Future education goals: attend UBC for pathology;

• Volunteering: WRSSSC, City of White Rock, City of Surrey, Surrey Food Bank, Arts Umbrella;

• Works assisting Kumon instruction;

• School clubs: Globalizers, creative writing, Earthworks, Science Club, Art Club;

• Hobbies: reading novels and poems of Seamus Heaney, writing short stories;

• Plays piano, flute, violin and tenor sax;

• Sports: ultimate, badminton, track and field, bronze medallion bronze cross.

 

Nina WangNina Wang

(Windsor Square)

• Born in China;

• No siblings;

• Attends Earl Marriott Secondary; graduating in 2017;

• Education goals: university;

• Chinese and English;

• School clubs: Leo Club;

• Hobbies: badminton, glass art, dancing;

• Has danced on television.

 

Emily McTavishEmily McTavish

(White Rock Hospice)

• Born in White Rock;

• One sister: Elizabeth, 10;

• Attends Earl Marriott, French Immersion, graduating in 2018;

• Future education goals: to attend university;

• Speaks English and learning French;

• Other studies: piano theory, harmony, music history, bronze medallion, lifesaving course;

• Volunteering: Earl Marriott Powwow, EMS Get Your Goat;

• Works: Tom Lee Music as a music consultant;

• School clubs: Global Citizens;

• Hobbies: theatre, yoga, swimming, biking, hiking, singing dancing and playing the piano.

 

Stephanie LamStephanie Lam

(SS/WR Chamber of Commerce)

• Born in Hong Kong;

• Speaks English, Cantonese, French;

• One sister: Tiffany, 14;

• Attends Elgin Park Secondary, graduating in 2017;

• Future education goals: university;

• Volunteering: Semiahmoo House, Alexandra House;

• Work experience: Southridge summer camp;

• School clubs: Peer leadership council, World Vision;

• Hobbies: clarinet, piano, art, chess, swimming, running and badminton;

• Awarded bronze Duke of Edinburgh, Gauss MPM math first place.

 

Alice WangAlice Wang

(White Rock Museum and Archives)

• Born in Shanghai, China;

• Attends Earl Marriott, graduating in 2017;

• No siblings;

• Speaks English, Chinese and a little Spanish;

• Future Education goals: University of Toronto;

• School clubs: Leo club;

• Hobbies: piano, swimming, skating;

• Trained as a Lifeguard bronze medallion, standard first aid CPR.

 

Aashina SinghAashina Singh

(ReMax Colonial)

Born in India;

• Attends Elgin Park Secondary, graduating in 2017;

• Two brothers: Indermann and Navnidh;

• Future education goals: fashion design, business, finance;

• Speaks Punjabi, Hindi and English;

• Volunteering: City of Surrey Youth Engagement, Historic Stewart Farm, White Rock Sea Festival and Tour de White Rock;

• School clubs: Business Club;

• Hobbies: woodworking, travelling, fashion, reading, horseback riding, basketball, rugby and Gatka (Sikh martial arts).

 

Cassie HolmesCassie Holmes

(White Rock Elks Lodge # 431)

• Born in White Rock;

• One sibling: brother Bailey;

• Earl Marriott Secondary, graduating in 2017;

• Future education goals: attend BCIT or KPU for school of Interior of Design;

• Volunteering: Canadian Cancer, Kidsport, Relay for Life;

• Job: works as hostess for her mom;

• Hobbies: water polo, swimming baking, cooking, art (water colours) drafting, reading, acting;

• School clubs: student government, Green Giants, WE CAN.

 

Kelly ChanKelly Chan

(Seung Ri Academy)

• Born in Taiwan;

• Attends Semiahmoo Secondary,  graduating in 2018;

• Two siblings: Sunny and Kitty;

• Future education goals: psychology and music;

• Speaks Chinese, English and studying French;

• Plays violin, trombone and some piano;

• Plays with the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra;

• Works at White Spot;

• Hobbies: skiing, snowboarding, singing and playing guitar, baking rugby and bodybuilding;

• Has won many awards for violin, jazz trombone and rugby.

 

 

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