This year’s winner of Lake Cowichan Lady of the Lake is Alicia Fall (centre), with first princess going to Sydney Allan (left), and second princess going to Nikki Gibson (right).
“I was kind of shocked,” says Fall when asked about how she felt while being crowned. “I guess I was hoping for a title, but I really didn’t know what to expect. I would have been excited for any of the girls.”
Allan says the whole experience “was really awesome. Everyone was telling me ‘you’ll get something’” but she didn’t want to get her hopes up. She says that working with the other candidates was a pleasure and “there was no fighting or drama this year. I’ve gotten to know all of them on a personal level and I can now call each one of them my friend.”
Gibson says she wasn’t nervous as she sat waiting for the announcement of the winners, but she didn’t want to get her hopes up either. She says that for Opportunity Night and the Grand Ball, she was able to relax and have fun. Gibson has lived her whole life in Honeymoon Bay and says that she is “looking forward to getting to travel and meet other royalty.
The first official function for these ladies as Lake Cowichan delegates will take place during Bay Days in Honeymoon Bay on the June 30 weekend. They are all excited to set up the float for the first time as official delegates to Lake Cowichan.