After an eventful and exciting evening of talent showcase, evening wear and question and answer segments at the Miss West Indian Canadian Pageant, Canadian-Guyanese contestant Alexsis Theodore came out on top and was crowned Miss WI Canadian 2017, taking on the title from last year’s winner Chanelle Lee.
The event hosted by prominent emcee Reneil Kistodial was held on Sunday, October 22nd at the Red Rose Convention Centre in Mississauga. With the beautiful sunny weather and a full action-packed day of dance competitions, fashion shows, expos and also a Little Miss WI Canadian pageant, community members and supporters were out in numbers indulging in the annual festivities. The Miss WI Pageant being the main event of the day was left for last and ended the evening on a celebratory note with a newly crowned winner and audience members walking away with special prizes and gift baskets donated by special sponsors.
Organizer and CEO of WI Canadian Julie Rambali a Guyanese-Canadian, started the organization in 2010 after she felt a need “to not only give back but take it to the next level and coordinate different opportunities for the West Indian Canadian community” here in Canada. Her goal going forward with the organization is to get more support from community businesses to continue the event.