40 women from across Canada set to compete for Miss World Canada title in Surrey (w/ photos)

Published: May 9, 2014


Picture 1 of 6

Pooja Anand of Kelowna will be competing in the Miss World Canada pageant in Surrey. Submitted photo.

VANCOUVER DESI

Forty women from across Canada will be competing in Surrey this weekend for the Miss World Canada title.

The annual pageant kicks off Friday with a talent competition and will come to a close Sunday night, when the winner is crowned at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre.

The talent preliminary competition is open to the public for $15 and runs from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Surrey’s Pacific Inn Resort & Convention Centre.

The closing Coronation Gala will be held at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For tickets visit MissWorldCanada.ca/tickets.

A total of 13 women from B.C. will be competing in the pageant. To see all 40 contestants visit MissWorldCanada.ca.

Meet two of British Columbia’s South Asian contestants:

Pooja Anand will be competing for the title of Miss World Canada in Surrey this weekend. Submitted photo.

Pooja Anand

Age: 22

Hometown: Kelowna

Q. How does your heritage/culture play a factor in your everyday life?

A. I believe that heritage and culture should be embraced and shared with the world, as that is what makes the world beautiful. I feel blessed to call Canada my home, which is home to so many different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. My cultural experiences play an important role in my everyday life by shaping the woman I am today and by allowing me to always open my mind and heart to others.

Q. How will your heritage/culture play a factor in the upcoming pageant? 

A. My talent is of an East Indian Bollywood dance which I am very excited to be presenting! I wanted to showcase and mediate my cultural heritage through art.

Q. What would you like to do if crowned Miss World Canada?

A. If given the honour and privilege of being the next Miss World Canada, I would like to empower and inspire the youth and young women of Canada to be selfless while growing in the invaluable experience myself. I aspire to show the world what Canada and I have to offer by being a leader who leads with her heart.

Natasha Kanji will be competing for the title of Miss World Canada this weekend in Surrey. Submitted photo.

Natasha Kanji

Age: 19

Hometown: Vancouver

Q. How does your heritage/culture play a factor in your everyday life?

A. Culture and heritage play a big role in my everyday life, as it involves a number of aspects that I have learned from my family, as well as through the community at large in which I have grown up in. Some of these aspects are language, personal and moral values that help move me forward in life. One of the main things that really plays a huge role in my life is education. Education is something that I have learned from my family and culture that no matter what happens in life, nothing or no one can take away education from me and that no matter what my future holds for me, a degree shows I am someone in this world that will help me be successful in the future.

Q. How will your heritage/culture play a factor in the upcoming pageant? 

A. Miss World Canada 2014 is a great deal to many, but it is also a huge opportunity for one to excel on a different level in life. The values that I have learned and continue to learn everyday from my family and culture are just one of the reasons why I am striving for the best in this pageant. These values are allowing me to be confident in doing what I love most. For instance, I chose dancing as my talent/entertainment section of this competition because it is my passion.

Q. What would you like to do if crowned Miss World Canada?

A. Being crowned Miss World Canada 2014 would make my dream come true to make a larger difference to the community and the world as a whole. My main goal is to bring out the awareness of the stigma that causes mental illnesses such as Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa. If I get the chance to be crowned Miss World Canada 2014, I will strive to do my ultimate best to bring this awareness and help prevent individuals from pursuing such harmful mental illnesses.

Related stories:

 

 


Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,





Featured

Minister of advanced education Amrik Virk is seen during a ceremony in announcing the B.C. Liberals new cabinet in downtown Vancouver, B.C. Friday, June 7, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Virk switched out of advanced education portfolio as gov’t updates findings in Kwantlen compensation probe

CASSIDY OLIVIER VANCOUVER DESI Premier Christy Clark shuffled her embattled minister of advanced education to another portfolio on Thursday amid new revelations that he was…
Continue Reading »

sexi desi babes

Gallery: Wait for India’s Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over

VANCOUVER DESI The Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over. An Indian lifestyle channel will air the grand finale of the reality…
Continue Reading »

Surrey vigil

Surrey mourns for victims of Pakistani Taliban terrorist attack with vigil (w/gallery)

ADRIAN MACNAIR SURREY NOW NORTH SURREY — Hundreds gathered in the drizzling rain at Holland Park Wednesday night to light candles and mourn the murder of…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

8th Annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive collects over 3500 toys!

Victor Ghirra’s giving spirit is alive and well with help from the Benevolent Brotherhood Society, Ghirra family, the Co-operators Insurance agencies and Vancity Credit Union…
Continue Reading »

Minister of advanced education Amrik Virk is seen during a ceremony in announcing the B.C. Liberals new cabinet in downtown Vancouver, B.C. Friday, June 7, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Virk switched out of advanced education portfolio as gov’t updates findings in Kwantlen compensation probe

CASSIDY OLIVIER VANCOUVER DESI Premier Christy Clark shuffled her embattled minister of advanced education to another portfolio on Thursday amid new revelations that he was…
Continue Reading »

Surrey vigil

Surrey mourns for victims of Pakistani Taliban terrorist attack with vigil (w/gallery)

ADRIAN MACNAIR SURREY NOW NORTH SURREY — Hundreds gathered in the drizzling rain at Holland Park Wednesday night to light candles and mourn the murder of…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

MTV Roadies a way of life for youth

‘MTV Roadies’ now lifestyle for youth, says Rannvijay Singh

IANS Kolkata – Popular video jockey-turned-actor Rannvijay Singh Thursday spoke about the originality of reality TV show “MTV Roadies”, and said the series has become…
Continue Reading »

TALIBAN ATTACK

Pakistani Taliban school attack: ‘I’ll never forget the boots approaching me… I felt death was approaching me’

ASHFAQ YUSUFZAI, HARRIET ALEXANDER And RICHARD SPENCER THE DAILY TELEGRAPH PESHAWAR/LONDON — The attack was meticulously planned and, once the Taliban had decided that even…
Continue Reading »

Ageless skin-beauty-anti-ageing

Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
Continue Reading »

deportation-Canada

No hope for deported Pakistani woman to return to Saskatoon as Ottawa closes case

THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON — The lawyer for a woman deported to Pakistan says there is no hope left that she will be allowed to…
Continue Reading »

Ashiana Complex Delhi

‘I have to hide my face in public, the man who raped me roams free’

HINDUSTAN TIMES They say time flies. But for me it got stuck 10 years ago. I was a victim waiting for justice then and I…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Bollywood

Acting blind to beg on Indian streets earned him a mini role in Aamir Khan’s PK

HINDUSTAN TIMES Call it blind luck. Feigning blindness ensured Manoj Roy a few extra coins in his begging bowl. The act was good enough for…
Continue Reading »

Celebs lost in 2014-year in review

Gallery: Celebrities we lost in 2014

VANCOUVER DESI From actors Deven Verma, Zohra Sehgal to Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hollywood and Bollywood lost some legends this year. We take…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood-Hollywood

Bollywood’s Priyanka Chopra signs deal with ABC Television Studios

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who has already made inroads into foreign shores with her music, has signed a one-year TV development deal…
Continue Reading »