Margaret Houben – Barriere Star/Journal
The 64th annual Fall Fair and Rodeo Ambassador has been crowned.
Candidate Jenna Zietsov, sponsored by Jim’s Food Market, was crowned Friday evening, Aug. 23, by outgoing Ambassador Aliya Bieber.
The vice-ambassadors are Miss Noble Quarter Horses Cherie Witts and Miss Armour Mountain Office Services Kendall MacKay.
All three young ladies are from Clearwater.
Taking over the crown of Miss Friendship is Miss Knights Inn Vanessa Balatti of Barriere.
Many other awards were given out during the evening. The most improved speech award was presented to Miss Simpcw First Nation Chelsea Wilson, while the value and action award went to Miss Armour Mountain Office Services Kendall MacKay. Miss Barriere Lions Club Kennedy Ash won the Megan Worthington memorial award (also known as the rising star award).
The talent award and bursary was presented to Jenna Zietsov and the speech award and bursary went to Vanessa Balatti.
The Barriere Chamber of Commerce knowledge award and bursary was presented to Jenna Zietsov and the history award and bursary was went to Cherie Witts.
The evening concluded with thank you’s to the candidate sponsors, the instructors, the bursary sponsors and to all who helped in any way towards the Ambassador Program.
The first official act of the new ambassadors will be to ride in the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Parade on Saturday, Aug. 31.
Be sure to come out and cheer on the parade.