I was absolutely honored to be apart of St. Lawrence Day this year because it wasn’t just any St. Lawrence Day it was also the beginning of Come Home Year! Every five years communities host a week long of super fun activities where everyone gets to meet up with old friends and family members and just have fun. 

The Come Home Year committee this year is nothing short of fantastic and when they asked me to be a part of their kickoff parade, I couldn’t resist. I was so excited to ride in the back of Mr. Mike O’Reilly’s candy blue convertible; it was so special because Mr.O’Reilly’s father drove the same car in the same parade 43 years ago! Isn’t that crazy?!

I dressed up in my best St.Lawrence blue for the occasion

It was a gorgeous day for a parade and it was so exciting to drive around and see all the happy faces of local children as they picked out their favorite float and collected candy from Elmo, Cookie Monster and a Princess (guess who?).

Shortly after the parade ended, what seemed like the entire town, gathered for the opening ceremonies where they announced the theme, I sang our national anthem, they introduced the committee members and the mayor gave a very moving speech on how important it is to hold onto your roots, your hometown.

We also heard from MHA Carol Anne Haley, MP Judy Foote, and Premier Dwight Ball; it was so wonderful to hear from them and their experiences with my region, it made me even more proud to represent my province on the Miss Teenage Canada stage (if that was even possible)! Shortly after they presented the official reopening of the CFI mine in St.Lawrence, the mine has brought so many opportunities to those both young and old in our tiny communities, including allowing so many Newfoundlanders to return home and work.

Finally, the day closed with an open mic, there were so many talented acts that I was able to watch and I even got the chance to sing myself, which was great practice for MTC’s upcoming talent gala!

Participating in the Open Mic!

Once again I’d like to say a huge thank you to all those who allowed me to spend the day in St.Lawrence and be apart of the festivities, I felt like true royalty. Welcome home to everyone who traveled back to St.Lawrence, I hope your week is everything you hope for.


Bailey, Miss Teenage Newfoundland and Labrador 2017 ❤

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11 Responses to St. Lawrence Day: Welcome Home Blues!

  1. Julia Randell says:

    As a member of The Homecoming 2017 I can honestly say it was indeed our pleasure to have such a beautiful, talented individual as yourself with us, you truly are an inspiration for all the future children, We wish you nothing but success in your future and we know without a bought you WILL be our next Miss Teenage Canada, thank you for gracing us with your presence. Continue reaching for the star’s, The sky is your limit…

  2. Diane Norman Chairperson St. Lawrence Homecoming says:

    Bailey you are a great ambassador to our little towns of Lawn and St Lawrence and especially our great province of Newfoundland & Labrador Thank You so much for being a part of St. Lawrence Homecoming Festivities

  3. Jackie Drake says:

    You looked beautiful. A great job on your songs. Loved them..

  4. Jennifer Leonard says:

    Great read once again!!
    Good Luck!!

  5. Miss Sherry says:

    Way to go Bailey! Proud of ya.

  6. Dana drake says:

    I heard you represented yourself quite professionally. But then again we would not expect. Anything different from you. Best of luck and love these blogs. Great insight to your world.

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