Since I was late getting this started, we’ve got some catching up to do!

Back in February, I attended my very first event as Miss Durham [Region] World 2017. I didn’t even have my sash yet, but I just could not miss out on the opportunity to help out at this incredible event! You may recognize this photo from my Facebook page:

Posing with the photo wall at The Princess Ball in my Volunteer sash

On February 5th, 2017 the Durham chapter of Cystic Fibrosis held their annual Princess Ball in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. As someone who dreams of becoming a pediatrician, and who had just won a title and (more importantly) a crown, this was definitely the most perfect way to kick off my reign as Miss Durham World 2017!

It all started when a friend of mine made a Facebook post about the event needing an extra volunteer or two…the day before the event. So I, of course, being of sound mind and stressed to the nines, decided to message him and offer my assistance. So at 9pm the night before, I got all the details and decided to be ready for 9am to go and help out despite the pile of assignments I had due…Sound decisions √

Standing with the man who started it all

I was lucky enough to not only make an appearance, but I also got to help out at the Cupcake Decoration Station! Although, sadly, I did not get a cupcake…

When I arrived, I helped out a bit with set up tying ribbons to balloons. Thanks to my title and beautiful crown (which by the way, is very heavy!) as the adorable princesses (and a few very handsome princes!) arrived, I got to be there to welcome them and clap excitedly as they walked in! The Hi-fives were awesome! Once everyone had arrived, I headed over to help out at the cupcake table where I got to help girls decorate their cupcakes 🙂

After decorating cupcakes, I got to meet a couple other pageant queens and some REAL princesses and dance with all the beautiful little princes!

The Snow Queen, Cindi, Miss Durham Region and Miss Toronto Globe 2016, the lovely Mary, myself, and Snow at the CF Princess Ball

And at the end of it all, I won a gift basket in the raffle!

The Goods

I am so thankful for all those who helped organize the event, all those who helped make it happen, and of course, the awesome human who helped get me there! Together, we raised $9000 toward the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis!

I am so glad that I got the opportunity to be a part of such an incredible event; it is not one I will soon forget <3


Katie, Miss Durham World 2017

Things I Learned…

  • I absolutely can attend and help out at an event last minute!
  • Bobby pins are a necessary evil if I want to keep my crown on my tiny head
  • I love spending time with kids!
  • A bunch of little girls all dressed up and feeling like princesses is just about the most adorable thing ever
  • If I can make a little girl smile and feel beautiful, all my stress is 100% worth it.
  • I may never forget that cupcake I didn’t get… R.I.P.
Written by: Katie
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