Busy as a bee! This week I have traveled to Quesnel, Mackenzie and back to Prince George, it has been very eventful and quiet the road trip.
My first event happened here in Prince George, BC and was a FUNraiser “Girlfriends Who Care” for the local Hospice House. Organizations got together and threw a fantastic event to raise money. Photo booths, massages, eyebrow threading (ouch!) and products were all up for grabs.
The nights big event was the fashion show, thrown by Butterfly Threads and Shhhh (the Unique Boutique). What I love about Butterfly Threads and Shhhh is they fit all sizes and shapes and have a wide variety to choose from, because of this, the fashion show displayed women of all ages, shapes and sizes. I had the opportunity to try something I had never done before and model the clothing in the fashion show.
I had a incredible time modelling for Butterfly Threads and Shhhh in the Girlfriends Who Care FUNraiser fashion show. Thank you for having me. You can visit the Hospice House website here Hospice House Prince George.
A few days later I was off to Mackenzie to help the Northern Health Sparkle Squad clean up the town for Mothers Day. I think we had 15 bags of litter by the end of it. Business, organizations and individuals all played a role in keeping Mackenzie a beautiful place to live. A big thanks to everyone who came out and helped clean up the town for Mothers Day!
I received a text message while in Mackenzie from Kink Hair Shop, telling me that J Beverly Hills, the product I use in my hair had seen the pictures I took with Kink Hair Shop and had put them on their websites and Facebook page! Check out their website here, J Beverly Hills and their facebook here, J Beverly Hills facebook.
After all this travel to and from, I was eager to get started again with a Mothers Day tea and the Relay for Life in Prince George. I believe strongly in giving back to your community, that’s what I’m doing with this pageant. I appreciate all of the support my community and my surrounding communities have given me and I’m not going to sit on it and do nothing. So for Mothers Day I thought I’d help out with the Salvation Army tea. For a change, I waited on the mothers and daughters and served them tea, soup and pie. Thank you everyone for your patience and kind words.
Of course, this event wouldn’t have happened without all of the amazing volunteers. Thank you for giving me tips and tricks and allowing me to participate.
Shortly after this event, I attended the Relay for Life Walk for a Cure. I volunteered in the Children’s Event Tent and walked around the track with some beautiful little girls (pictures to come).
During the event, I ran into a group called the “Darnitt Arnett’s” for those who don’t know, Arnett is my last name. Throughout many of my events I’ve had people ask me if I’m related to so and so, my reply was always “I don’t know.” I’m happy to say I ran into some possible long lost (and now found) relatives.
While walking around the track, waving and smiling, I passed the Canfor tent, where everyone was dancing. It seemed like fun so I jumped in and started dancing with them. After they had taught me some of their fancy dance moves we took a picture by the Canfor flag.
As a finally to this event, my sponsor Northland Dodge, is giving away a vehicle! For every team who raised a certain amount they got their name entered into the draw. Here I am showing the lucky winner of the 2014 Cherokee what their prize is going to be. I am very happy to say that my city of Prince George is full of lovely, supportive people and organizations all wanting to do good. It is always an honor to go out and represent the North! Good luck teams and rock on Prince George!
Another event I participated in this week is close to my heart and is a part of my platform, this event took place in Quesnel and was titled Mental Health Awareness Week. You’re going to have to wait for my next blog to hear more!
Stay Tuned, True, North, Strong.
Kyla Arnett ~ Miss Teen Northern BC 2014.