Lady of the Lake ambassadors smiling despite the rain before the Honeymoon Bay Days parade.

Lady of the Lake ambassadors smiling despite the rain before the Honeymoon Bay Days parade.

Ladies of the Lake report a busy summer representing Cowichan Lake

A blur of parades and weekly bottle sorts keep Lake ambassadors busy over the summer months.

The past two months flew past us in a blur of parades and weekly bottle sorts. July kept us very busy, having royalty duties every weekend but in August we slowed things down, preparing for back to school and pageant season.

On June 30, we headed to the little town of Honeymoon Bay. Here we set up the float for our first time  (getting soaked in the process) and earned a first place ribbon.

The next parade was on Canada Day, in Sidney B.C., also first princess Sydney’s birthday. It was a beautiful, sunny day and a supportive crowd made it a very memorable experience.

Duncan Days were the following weekend. It was scorching hot day and we earned a second place ribbon.

Our fourth parade took place in Nanaimo, for Bath Tub Days. With Lady of the Lake Alicia hobbling around on one leg due to a former injury. The float took a little more time to set up but was worth it when we were awarded first place.

To wrap up July we packed our bags and headed to Seattle for the Seafair Torch Light Parade. This fantastic weekend held lots of laughs, while meeting new royalty, visiting the Space Needle, exploring the streets, being on T.V, and signing our first autograph!

The last parade of the summer was held in Youbou. It was yet another beautiful day and we took home first place.

Looking ahead into September we are attending our first out of town pageant in Peachland. We will be sure to tell you all about it sometime this fall.

Sydney Allen, Contributor Lady of the Lake