Good evening everyone!

I am leaving for Toronto in just 5 DAYS!! Can you believe it?? The time has flown by, and the pageant is already here! Even though the pageant is just around the corner I just had to volunteer at least one more time! I had the honour of emceeing TeenFest at Country Fest this year. I even got to perform on the stage for 30 minutes.

Country Fest is an annual event that had everything this year from agricultural events, to live entertainment, to a blueberry festival, to a cat show, and even TeenFest. TeenFest

Katrina Becker-Gedge performing on the TeenFest stage

Katrina Becker-Gedge performing on the TeenFest stage

had their own section, with booths that would be useful to tweens and teens, and a stage that showcased teen talent. One of the amazing people that performed was Katrina Becker-Gedge, who is just 13 years old but has already done so much with her talent. Katrina placed in the Top 2 at the “Ottawa Blues Fest She’s the One Emerging Female Artist Competition,” as well as the Top 3 at “Ridge Meadows Got Talent.”

Jada Mckenzie-Moore belting out her song on the TeenFest stage

Jada Mckenzie-Moore belting out her song on the TeenFest stage

Another one of the amazing talents that TeenFest showcased was Jada Mckenzie-Moore. She has also accomplished so much for only being 15 years old. She has a very long list of top finishes in many talent competitions, too many to name! A few first place finishes were The Angel Awards 2014, Art Case Talent Show 2014, BC Junior Talent Search 2014, and International Village Talent Show. Both of these young ladies are forces to be reckoned with on the stage!

 

Performing at TeenFest.

Performing at TeenFest.

I also had the honour of performing on the TeenFest stage, where I determined what song I will be performing for the Gala night! All I am going to say is that I hope I get the same reaction to the song on Gala night that I did at Country Fest. What made my day was a cute elderly couple asking me to perform another song for them! It was the cutest thing that happened to me, and really brightened my week.

Meeting Dorothy Rouch!

Meeting Dorothy Rouch!

Before I left from volunteering, I had the chance to meet the oldest volunteer at Country Fest. Her name is Dorothy Rouch and she is 102 years old! She wore a sign that said “Centennial Senior Volunteer Diva,” as well as a feather boa and crown that was so cute! It was extremely inspirational to me that even now she is finding time in her life to volunteer for others. I hope that I can continue to volunteer throughout my life just like she has.

 

Your Miss Teenage South Western British Columbia,

Kayla

           “If you can dream it you can do it”                                                                                          ~Walt Disney

 

Written by: Kayla

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