All five girls competing in this year’s Ambassador Program. From left to right: Sydney Bone, Kennedy Pazurik, Indica Phillipson, Mackenzie Carter, and Olivia Mang.

All five girls competing in this year’s Ambassador Program. From left to right: Sydney Bone, Kennedy Pazurik, Indica Phillipson, Mackenzie Carter, and Olivia Mang.

Meet the Ambassadors of Nakusp

Final part in a series profiling the participants in this year's Ambassador's Program.

Sydney Bone

Why have you decided to take part in the Arrow Lakes Ambassador Program?

Ever since I was a little girl, I always came and watched the Arrow Lakes Ambassador pageants. I remember being nine years old, sitting in the audience, telling myself one day I will be up there, having the confidence to be able to just be myself in front of a large crowd.

What would you like to get out of this program?

The expectations I would like to get out of this program would be to be comfortable in my skin, to learn how to represent myself in front of my town and to gain the confidence of talking and walking, and just be who I really am.

How long have you lived in the Nakusp areaa? Tell us about your family.

I have lived in Nakusp my whole life, so for 16 years. I live with my wonderful mom Nancy, who is an early childhood educator, and my dad, Jeremy, who is a logger. My brother Dawson is 13, and I did have a great foster brother named Angus, who was seven.

What are some of your hobbies, interests plans and dreams? What do you plan to do when you graduate from high school?

My hobbies are reading books, dancing, snowboarding, and volunteering in the community as much as I can. One of my interests is babysitting, I really love children. I also volunteer by coaching both minor soccer and dance for the younger children. My plan for when I graduate from high school is to apply for university at UBC or Stanford and apply for a pre-med program, because I dream of becoming a pediatrician.

Do you have a job? If so, where do you work and what do you do?

I have two jobs. I am a busgirl at the Leland Hotel, and I also work at Spirit Wood, where I am a cashier and sales person. I also spend much of my spare time babysitting.

Have you travelled anywhere? If so, where did you go? If not, where would you like to go?

I have travelled to Japan, where I had the honour of going to Kyoto, Himeji, and Tokyo. I also have a dream to travel to Europe and head to France to visit some very close friends there.

Last but not least, give your thoughts on living on the Arrow Lakes.

My thoughts on living on the Arrow Lakes is that I would not want to be anywhere else in the world, for I am living in one of the most beautiful places I could possibly be. I am surrounded by fresh air, towering pine trees, beautiful snowy mountains, and to top that, a clean, clear, warm lake. Nakusp is one of the kindest and welcoming communities I have ever been to. The people are always willing to help anyone in need. What I love most about the Arrow Lakes is the waterfront, for there, right by the peaceful lake, I can enjoy Nakusp the most.

 

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