White Rock Youth Ambassadors Mhargielyn Balancio and Alice Chou lead the way at the Spirit of the Sea Festival procession Aug. 3. Below

Miss White Rock crowned

White Rock Youth Ambassadors start year-long journey as community leaders

White Rock’s newly crowned Miss White Rock, Tatyana Smetheram, made her debut with this year’s ambassador team at the Spirit of the Sea festival Aug. 2-4.

The White Rock teen was crowned at a gala Aug. 2 at the Coast Capital Theatre, along with princesses Jazlyn Melnychuk, 16, and Christina Chung, 17, as well as Friendship Ambassador Hannah Leeder.

The 10 ambassadors entertained the crowd at the Gala with a train station-themed show featuring a dance choreographed by Royal City Swing depicting passengers from every decade disembarking the train in White Rock as they made their way to the beach.

Smetheram, 16, told Peace Arch News that winning the title of Miss White Rock was a complete surprise.

“I was really shocked. I wasn’t expecting it all,” the Earl Marriott Secondary student said. “It’s an honour.”

Smetheram and her fellow ambassadors will head to Merritt this coming weekend to support BC Ambassador candidate Paige Glazier.

The 10 girls will also be on hand for the fourth-annual White Rock Princess Party Aug. 24.

Funds for the day of fun and fairytales will benefit the creation of an all-abilities park on White Rock’s waterfront that would serve people of all ages and abilities.

For more information on the White Rock Youth Ambassadors and events they will be attending, visit www.wrya.ca

 

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