Miss World Canada 2018 Welcome Party

Miss World Canada 2018 welcome party was being held in Edward Village Hotel, Markham, ON. (Photographer: Jason L. K. Lau @ Emagto.ca)

The 2018 Search for Miss World Canada began with a special kind of hello at the Edward Village Hotel in Markham.  Fifty-six delegates from across Canada showed up at seven pm, and then mingled with photographers and press in front of a giant Miss World Canada photo wall before a chaperone made an executive decision to open the doors. And The Chocolate Room was revealed. The interior of the spacious ballroom was laid out with tables and chairs ready for speeches, sponsored gifts and an evening of songs.  This is the first day of the first week of their new life as Miss World contenders. Win or lose, history will remember these people. The delegates, each aged between 19 – 25 years old checked in that day, fresh from their hometowns, all-across the nation.

Fifty-six delegates from across Canada showed up at seven pm. (Photographer: Jason L. K. Lau @ Emagto.ca)
Miss World Canada 2018 delegates were at the opening ceremony. (Photographer: Jason L. K. Lau @ Emagto.ca)

Minutes later, the pageant director Michelle Weswaldi appeared at the podium and spoke to the assembly. Her standard Hello-and-Welcome to the pageant speech has evolved over the years, and is today equal parts personal empowerment mixed with mutual respect and common sense. Her discourse was followed by a similar soliloquy from the social media director who introduced all the sponsors in the room, but forgot to mention key parts of their messaging.

Cynthia Menard, the reigning 2017 Miss World Canada was making the opening speech. (Photographer: Jason L. K. Lau @ Emagto.ca)
The pageant director Michelle Weswaldi appeared at the podium and spoke to the assembly. (Photographer: Jason L. K. Lau @ Emagto.ca)
Rob Campbell from SMO JOE gave a speech to the delegates at the welcome party. (Photographer: Jason L. K. Lau @ Emagto.ca)
The t-shirts are part of the prescribed exercise outfit for Fitness Day, later in the week, and these were one of the first things the beauty queens were bequeathed; the garments were stored in their big red Miss World Canada brand SWAG bags which they picked up at the start of their mystery tour.  (Photographer:  Jason L. K. Lau @ Emagto.ca)

The 2018 Welcome Party was full of surprises. There were many wonderful moments as delegates lined up to get gifts and free or heavily discounted beauty services from affiliated businesses. The sponsors are mindful entrepreneurs and personal improvement practitioners with something to share from their ‘brands that care’. There were hand lotions, bath bombs, essential oils and shoes and handmade jewelry.

(Photographer: Jason L. K. Lau @ Emagto.ca)

Nina Spade handmade jewelry and accessories was on hand to dispense tiny bags full of bling, some of which will most likely adorn delegates in their evening gowns and dresses all week long, and next Saturday night at the Grand Finale.

(Photographer: Jason L. K. Lau @ Emagto.ca)

Golden Glamour Goddesses

Golden Glamour Goddesses had to speak over the music to make their special offer known to the contestants. These sisters’ have a top rated mobile beauty business and after being part of the Welcome Party ceremony for many years and they are now an official partner of the Miss World Canada organization. So once again these professionals were here offering high quality spray tans and individual eyelash extensions.

(Photographer: Jason L. K. Lau @ Emagto.ca)

Smart Phone Power to the Masses! Rhinocharge Group Charger

One of the returning sponsors, Standard Telecom – Nortel network phones business debuted a very interesting donation to the pageant.  This phone networking company is spending the summer researching a Nortel Legacy project which will be published later in the fall.  Nortel Networks was a Canadian company that contributed greatly to telephone office networking in the nineteen nineties and their phones are still popular today. They also developed a lot of technology and secured a great many patents to protect their intellectual property.

The highlight of the evening was a sing-along Karaoke center. (Photographer: Jason L. K. Lau @ Emagto.ca)
(Photographer: Jason L. K. Lau @ Emagto.ca)

Wandering Minstrel Music School

Wandering Minstrel Music School is hosting a mini user-submitted talent contest and the winner will get a giant Audioverse brand cordless microphone and speaker.  Readers can see the entire battle that has enfolded, and listen to all the musical contenders on the #SingMWC2018 Instagram tag.

Source:  Miss Canada World 2018 and SMO JOE

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