Introducing your 2014 Princess Windsor candidates

Published on April 2, 2014

Three young women are vying for the chance to represent Windsor and West Hants at the upcoming 2014 Apple Blossom Festival. The successful candidate will be selected at the Princess Windsor Tea on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. in the Hants County War Memorial Community Centre in Windsor.

Following is a brief bio of each of the Princess Windsor contestants.


Allison Boyd is the 18-year-old daughter of Dan and Nancy Boyd of Windsor. She graduated from Avon View High School in 2013 and is currently attending NSCC. She is looking forward to starting the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Dalhousie University in the fall. She enjoys living a physically active lifestyle by playing multiple sports and enjoys nice long runs outdoors. Allison has volunteered in the past throughout her community with teaching Sunday school at her church and being the assistant coach for the Avon View girls’ basketball team this past year. Allison also keeps busy with her job as a resident support assistant at the Windsor Elms Village. She is proud to call the Valley home and loves the sense of belonging it gives.


Deseray Johnson is a 20-year-old licensed practical nurse, and is the daughter of Cheryl Gabriel and Dana Gray from Falmouth. Throughout her life, Deseray has learned the importance of uplifting others, which motivated her to undertake many volunteer opportunities. Deseray has been involved with Girl Guides, the Avon View Avalanche cheerleading squad and the local sea cadet program. Recently, as the drum major of her corps, she took on the role of chief of training at the largest cadet camp in the country, allowing her to be an ambassador to international cadets. With health and wellness being a big part of Deseray's interest, she volunteered with the physical education class at Falmouth Elementary School and with the elderly at Hants Community Hospital. Deseray hopes to continue her education this fall at Dalhousie University and become a registered nurse. She is honoured to say she was born and raised in the Valley and delighted by the hospitality and spirit of her hometown.


Erica Porter is the 18-year-old daughter of Chuck and Leslie Porter of Windsor. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education at Acadia University, with a major in voice. In her spare time, she enjoys reading a good book, taking part in local theatre, and spending some time at the curling rink. Erica has been volunteering in and around the Town of Windsor since she was a young child, having started her diverse list with the Hants County Christmas Angels at age eight. Since then she has been a very active member of the community she is proud to call home. When she isn’t busy with school, she can often be found either in rehearsal, visiting her Windsor United Church family or rummaging through the sales bin at Moe’s Place Music Sales. Erica has always loved the Valley in the springtime and is excited to be a part of this year’s Princess Windsor Tea.