The City of Pitt Meadows has announced the first ever Pitt Meadows Day youth ambassador.
Kaydence McCaw, a Grade 6 French immersion student at Pitt Meadows Elementary, will be taking on the role – attending important functions in Pitt Meadows for the year.
Born and raised in Pitt Meadows, Kaydence has never missed a Pitt Meadows Day, said her mother Tatiana, adding that she has dreamed of this role since she was four years old.
Kaydence is an athlete who plays rep fast pitch with Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association as the teams catcher. She also plays hockey with the Barracudas and enjoys volleyball, basketball, and track and field representing her school.
In her spare time, Kaydence can be found at the ball park, hockey arena, or hanging out with her friends.
Kaydence is the daughter of Aaron and Tatiana McCaw, and she is an older sister to Zack.
“Kaydence discovered her appointment while on a family holiday and was over the moon to hear she had been selected as the inaugural Pitt Meadows ambassador,” said her mother.
“Kaydence is Pitt Meadows proud and thankful to step into this new role and represent the youth of Pitt Meadows in this coming year,” Mom added.
The titles of Miss Pitt Meadows and the role of the flower girl were eliminated this year and replaced with non-gender specific roles.
The decision was made only recently by Pitt Meadows city council in order to make all youth in the community feel included and celebrated, said Mayor Nicole MacDonald.
Pitt Meadows Day royal party has been a longstanding tradition for the past 81 years. Now called the Pitt Meadows youth ambassadors, the program provides an opportunity for local youth to represent the community in Pitt Meadows Day celebrations and throughout the year.
According to the city, removing the gendered language and modernizing the role names is intended to encourage all youth, regardless of gender identity, to apply for any role.
Pitt Meadows Day takes place this Saturday, June 3, and will feature a pancake breakfast, parade, exhibitor market, live entertainment, barbecue dinner, and more.
For more information go to pittmeadowsday.ca.
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