Five young women from Abbotsford are among the 50 contestants from across the province with dreams of capturing the Miss BC, Miss Teen BC and Mrs. BC crown on June 30.
Amrit Dosanjh, Ashley Herar, Carmen Perreault, Eleeza Basi and Frances Oliver are hoping to put Abbotsford on the provincial map with a crown.
Abbotsford has not won the BC pageant since Sasha Abadundai in 2005.
The pageant will be broadcast on Shaw Television later this fall.
It is described as a development program for young women and, for the fourth consecutive year, now has a category for married women, the Mrs. BC Pageant.
Leading up to the final pageant, all contestants receive professional training in areas such as public speaking, interview skills, media relations, modelling, manners, etiquette, leadership, self-esteem, health, fitness, nutrition, assertiveness and motivational speaking, and even self-defence.
The contestants compete in a private judge’s interview, an on-stage interview, a sportswear presentation, an evening gown presentation, a sponsor costume introduction and in charity fundraising.
Abadundai, Miss BC 2005, dedicated her year to promoting blood donation and signed up over 1,000 names to donate blood regularly.
The public is invited to log on to missbc.ca and vote for their favourite contestant for the People’s Choice award.
The public is also invited to the talent and presentation night on Saturday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at the Chief Sepass Theatre (9096 Trattle St. in Fort Langley), as well as to the final show and crowning on Monday, June 30 at 7 p.m., also at the Chief Sepass Theatre.
For more information or to apply for next year’s program, visit missbc.ca.