Friday morning I drove up to Kelowna with six of the White Rock youth ambassadors, including Miss White Rock and White Rock Friendship Ambassador.

For once, we were on time with plenty of time to spare.

The pageant was held that evening at the city’s theatre. It was a lovely gala: the visiting royalty were piped-in in a sparkly procession, and the Lady of the Lake Society (the organizers of the Miss Kelowna pageant) were awarded $10,000.

That night, I travelled with the Lytton ambassadors to Oliver so we’d be in town for the parade the next morning.

This time I sat of the back of a bright yellow Miata. I also remembered to wear sunscreen: no awkward sash tans this time.

Afterwards I attended the Oliver pageant wearing a short dress for a change. The gala was semi-formal, so I was happy to get some use out of my hot pink grad dress.

The White Rock crew and I headed back to Kelowna that night, and headed home the next morning.

All in all it was a short but sweet weekend.

I didn’t get to spend too much time in either city, but from what I saw of the countryside, both Kelowna and Oliver look like amazing weekend getaway spots, complete with lakes, beaches, cute restaurants and vineyards galore.

Next stop, Lytton. Three days away!

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