Barriere resident Faith Yurkiw currently holds the title of Miss Eastern British Columbia. Now she’s ready to compete for another title.
“In mid-August, my mom and I will be traveling to Toronto to give me the opportunity to compete in the Miss Teen Canada Globe Beauty Pageant of 2013,” says Yurkiw.
As life changing as this experience could will be, it comes with a high cost for the teen and her family. For the two weeks spent in Toronto, there is a fee of $3,000, which the teen says is often covered by local businesses.
“This $3,000 does not include my flight, the hotel, two gowns, swim wear, a white cocktail dress, and a photo shoot,” she says.
The Miss Canada Globe Productions states its purpose is to promote inner beauty and confidence, as well as to provide Canadian women with opportunities to compete for a national title, regardless of their height, size or creed.
The titleholder and runners-up will advance to international pageants, to bring out their best qualities. This national pageant say they provide Canadian women with personal growth, valuable experiences, and a chance to move hearts, and the pageant is based on virtues far beyond height and dress size.
Yurkiw says they would like to promote both an ambassador and a role model for her Canadian community. The titleholder may appear in their title to assist a local charity, a non-profit fundraiser for children, or simply to put a smile on those who are terminally ill. This experience benefits not only the titleholder herself, in terms of self-improvement, but she will also touch the lives of those around her.
“As a delegate in the pageant system,” Yurkiw said, “I will benefit from this experience in many ways. The knowledge and training I will receive will help my overall personal development. It will elevate my confidence and self-esteem, and improve my public speaking skills. It is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and contacts. This experience will empower me to be successful in many other aspects of my life. Some of what I will experience with this pageant are: eligibility for scholarships, awards, prizes, a chance to perform in front of a large theatre audience, banquets/dinner restaurant outings, gifts from sponsors and MCGP Productions, opportunity to showcase my talent, voice training with a professional vocal coach, modeling experience/catwalk, training speaking, presenting, interview, and make-up seminars, choreography lessons, and official pageant documents. A once in a lifetime opportunity to work for a charitable cause I believe in.”
If Yurkiw wins the Miss Teen Canada Globe, she will be entitled to receive $5,000 Canadian at the end of her reign.
“I would be participating in many events and festivals (signing autographs, etc.) and would have a one year contract with Miss Canada Globe. I would also be sent to an international pageant with all expenses paid the following year.”
She notes the runner-ups will also be given the opportunity to represent Canada in an International competition.
Yurkiw asks the community to help her on this journey.
“Please help me on my journey to Toronto,” says the teen, “A donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.”
If you are interested in making a donation, call 250-672-9551.