A day late but what’s time when you work night shift lol.
My Canada Day was such a busy and wonderful day. I spent it downtown Kingston with some friends and my brother.
We ventured up and down every street, stopping at every store. The Main Street wa a closed to help control traffic and protect pedestrians. A bouncy castle was inflated to ensure everyone was included. There were live bands all day, all local, including a new band called The Wilderness. I had the pleasure to meet the band after the fireworks and they let me take their set list.
Of course, there was too much food to eat; not only had I packed a lunch, but we also indulged in White Mountain ice cream, Score pizza, and BeaverTails.
Even with the crowd, we managed to get some photos in front of city hall. And then something unexpected happened- people asked to take pictures with me and of me. I was entirely surprised! It was such a strange and exciting feeling. After meeting so many people, and as I walked, more people felt comfortable enough to come up to me and introduce themselves.
Many people didn’t even know there was a Canada pageant, but still graced me with “good luck”s. After a while, we sat at Confederation Park. With city hall to my left, the lake and water feature on my right, music in front of me, and beautiful people all around me, I couldn’t have felt more in love and confident in the community I am representing. Happy 152nd Canada Day! ❤️🇨🇦