Amber Eddy, Miss Monti’s Marine and Motorsports, talks to the crowd before finding out she’d been chosen as Second Princess. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Keely MacDonald chosen as Lady of the Lake

Olivia Skinner is First Princess, Amber Eddy is Second Princess, Jewel Irving is Miss Congeniality

“Do you see how big this is! This crown is heavy,” exclaimed an excited and tearful Keely MacDonald (Miss Cassy’s Coffee House) as she spoke to the crowd for the first time as the 2018 Lady of the Lake.

“Stop crying!” she laughingly ordered her family before thanking them and everyone for their support.

MacDonald’s receiving the title followed the crowning of her First Princess, Oliva Skinner (Miss Kin), and her second princess, Amber Eddy (Miss Monti’s Marine and Motorsports).

The rain held off for most of the crowning ceremony Saturday, June 9 but by the time MacDonald stepped up to speak, she knew to keep it short, because a downpour threatened again. But nothing seemed to dampen the mood of the big crowd that turned out especially to see who had been chosen as Cowichan Lake’s 2018/19 royalty.

On the stage, ambassadors from other communities, hugged and congratulated the new royalty. They will probably get to meet each other on several occasions during the year of their reign.

 

Olivia Skinner, Miss Kin, shares a moment with the audience before the announcement that she was chosen as First Princess. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Keely MacDonald, savours the first moment of knowing she’s 2018/19 Lady of the Lake. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

’This crown his heavy!’ Keely MacDonald exclaims, to laughter from the big crowd gathered in front of the stage. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

New Lady of the Lake shares a happy hug after being chosen Lady of the Lake. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

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