Happy New Year everyone :D
I know it has been a while since I have blogged (the last time was the day before finals night? Wow. Time goes by fast!), and since it is the end of the year, also soon to be my end of reign, I shall give you some small updates!
Words cannot describe my appreciation to everyone who has helped me during my reign as Miss Teenage Burnaby 2014! I am now at Nationals in Toronto (HOOOOORAAH) and without all of you, my journey would not have been as successful! In this post I will try my best to thank everyone (this is a near impossible task because there are so many of you but I will attempt it) and do a brief summary of the volunteer work I’ve done so far. I am proud to be representing Burnaby, and wish me luck for the next ten days!
“The West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party is Vancouver’s biggest FREE Music and Arts Festival! Created with love in 2011 by the members of the Kitsilano West 4th Avenue Business Association, this year’s festival will feature EIGHT stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top musical performers as well as the eclectic work of local artisans and street performers.” – Khatsahlano website
Who doesn’t like happy Fridays? I know I do! :)
“The Giro di Burnaby is, once again, set to hit the streets of The Burnaby Heights on July 10th, 2014. As part of BC Superweek, the Giro is one of the premiere professional cycling events in Canada, attracting teams from around the globe. The course is a 1.3 km loop featuring a 200 meter downhill straight away past Burnaby’s famous “Swinging Girl” neon sign. With riders reaching speeds of up to 60km per hour, this fast paced event is one of the most exciting the Lower Mainland has to offer.” – Giro di Burnaby website
“Canada is many things: big, diverse, multilingual, beautiful, rich in resources, purveyor of outstanding maple syrup.” – CBC News
OH CANADA!!! It’s July 1st! I was so happy to spend my afternoon with my community at the Burnaby Village Museum. This was technically my first Canada Day spent as an actual Canadian (I officially became a Canadian citizen on Friday, June 20th, 2014)!
I was invited to make an appearance on Friday, June 27th, 2014, at Art Case 2014 at International Summer Night Market in Richmond, BC.
“Art Case is a fun one night performance to promote and showcase the [youth] art faculty, and is partly sponsored by Richmond Community Fund & International Night Market.” – Art Case Facebook page
On the evening of Saturday, June 21st, I volunteered at Relay For Life in Vancouver for Canadian Cancer Society.
“Relay For Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings you and your community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. Relay has a festival-like atmosphere that your family, friends and co-workers can enjoy regardless of age or fitness level!” – Relay For Life website
I had a fantabulous time on Saturday, June 21st, at Multicultural Festival held at Bonsor Recreation Complex in Burnaby, BC. This event was held to celebrate the cultural diversity in South Burnaby, and I was glad that I could be apart of it!