Williams Lake’s Lauren Pilszek is a finalist in Oakley’s 2013 Oakley Ambassador Contest. Voting can be done daily via Facebook.

Williams Lake’s Lauren Pilszek is a finalist in Oakley’s 2013 Oakley Ambassador Contest. Voting can be done daily via Facebook.

Pilszek bids for Oakley ambassador

Longtime Williams Lake resident Lauren Pilszek is hoping a bid to become one of Canada’s next Oakley ambassadors becomes a reality.

Longtime Williams Lake resident Lauren Pilszek is hoping a bid to become one of Canada’s next Oakley ambassadors becomes a reality.

The 25-year-old, currently living in Kamloops working as a kinesiologist, recently found out she’d made the final cut in Oakley’s 2013 Oakley Ambassador Contest.

“I’m attempting to make a start in the athletic world,” Pilszek said. “It’s an amazing opportunity for me … I believe in motivating and encouraging others to do their best and I have worked with all fitness levels including children, Special Olympics athletes, injured workers, varsity athletes, as well as policemen and firefighters.

“No matter what a person’s fitness level is, I believe that everyone has the ability to be physically active.”

She decided to put an application to the contest after a co-worker won one of the Oakley Ambassador positions during last year’s contest.

Pilszek said Oakley’s Ambassador program provides support to its ambassadors to promote living an active, healthy lifestyle.

“It’s pretty much a means for people to promote, inspire and motivate others to be physically active,” she said. “Oakley sets up the basic support for you to do that.”

Pilszek’s region of competition is B.C. and Alberta, and it’s down to the final 16 contestants.

“The top two people with the most votes go through as ambassadors and Oakley will also pick two other people as ambassadors,” she said.

Voting for the contest is done via Facebook by searching for Oakley Active and clicking the like button. From there you can scroll down to vote for Pilszek.

Voting can be done be done daily and ends May 8.

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