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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I spent this past weekend in the Tournament Capital of Canada, Kamloops B.C.

I drove up with some of the White Rock ambassadors and organizer Donna Friday afternoon. We made it just in time for the dinner and dance (no impromptu Graces).

It was way too hot to dance, so the evening ended early.

Saturday morning was spent in the park where we had a lovely breakfast at the community centre, and a scavenger hunt.

Once again; way too hot to get too competitive.

Next we had some free time.

Last year, I went to the Kamloops pageant with Donna and my White Rock princess Niki. Donna took us to the Sun Rivers golf course where we drove balls on the mountain driving range and drove the golf kart in circles.

This year, I made a point of going back to the golf course with the girls.

For my second time golfing ever, and my last time being a full year ago, I did quite well. My swing and follow-through were good, and I consistently drove the balls 75 yards and in a straight line.

After lunch at the course and the pageant in the evening, we went out to dinner in downtown Kamloops before heading to bed.

I woke up Sunday with extremely sore muscles.

I don’t know how I did it, but I pulled my left hamstring. My right shoulder was also super stiff.

But the golfing experience was definitely worth it: all in all it was a fun weekend.

Next stop, Kelowna and Oliver. Three days away!

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