The Ladysmith Ambassadors will be sharing their talents with the community this week during their Speech and Talent Night, being held Wednesday (March 28) at Ladysmith Secondary School at 7 p.m.
“The girls are very excited,” said Cheri Mactier, Ladysmith Ambassador Committee member. “It’s a really great group of girls, they’ve been very enthusiastic and committed.”
The 15 ambassadors candidates have been rehearsing and preparing for this special night for the past four months, and participating in the Toastmasters program to help ease those public speaking jitters.
“Toastmasters has done a wonderful job with the girls,” Mactier said. “It’s been amazing how they go from where they’re standing up there all nervous and jittery and they’re not projecting to where by Wednesday night, they’ll be confident.”
The girls’ speeches have been selected by each ambassador herself. They cover a variety of topics, from love to anorexia and becoming a sister at 15 years old.
Following the speeches, the ambassadors will put on a talent show, showcasing everything from dancing to acting and live music. One of the ambassadors has even prepared a photography presentation.
The Ladysmith Ambassador program wraps up on April 21, during the coronation ceremony.
A portion of the ambassador’s’ marks will be evaluated Wednesday evening.
The cost to attend the Speech and Talent night is $10, which includes refreshments baked by the ambassadors themselves.