Erin Wilbur (Dresden Exhibition)

By Tami Eagen – Sydenham Current

Erin Wilbur was the winner of the Dresden Exhibition Ambassador Competition this past summer.

Since capturing the crown, the Dresden-area resident has had a great experience representing her hometown.

“I am very excited to be the Ambassador and I have been having fun so far, Wilbur told the Sydenham Current.

Erin grew up just outside of Dresden.

She went to high school in Dresden and that is where she spent most of her time with friends.

She is currently in her second year of the Health Sciences Program at the University of Ottawa.

On her breaks from school, Wilbur said she plans to do as many things as she can as Ambassador.

“I use to dance, so I am use to performing for a crowd,” she said.

Although she admits to not having much experience with public speaking, she says having competed in the Dresden Exhibition Ambassador Competition in 2017 made her more comfortable with the whole process this year.

“I feel like there is a lot of really good opportunities with being the Ambassador and even just the competition itself,” she said.

“I feel like I learned a lot and of course representing the community is really a unique experience.”

As the Dresden Exhibition Ambassador, Wilbur has been invited to local events including this past weekend’s Brigden Fair.

In addition to local events, she will be participating in the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies convention in February, where she will participate in seminars and meet the other Ambassadors from across Ontario.

Wilbur also has some advice for future Ambassador contestants.

“Give it a chance,” she said.

“I know a lot of the girls are a little bit shy because they don’t want to speak in a crowd, but if you are well prepared you can do really well.”

For more details about the competition, click here.