Saturday April 19, 2014

Ambassador program calls for candidates

Kamloops Ambassador Society will hold its candidate call right off the mark in the new year.

The call takes place Sunday, Jan. 5, 6:30 p.m. at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St.

It's the first opportunity for youths between ages of 16 and 18 to consider the possibility of becoming Kamloops royalty and representing the city in ceremonial tradition.

There is a lot more to the program than competition and ceremony, though. It involves six months of preparation, entailing classes and activities that include topics as varied as auto mechanics, ballroom dancing, financial planning and Internet safety.

"Our mandate is to supplement their education and to provide volunteering and service to the community, and that's what we concentrate on when they become royalty," said Teresa Dares, society president.

The program is open to males as well as females, though no male has participated to date, Dares said.

To participate, candidates must be attending school. All candidates are responsible for obtaining their own sponsors to support them through their candidacy.

For more details on the program, visit

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