*!* Toronto, ON (Monday, January 28th 2008) - A Canadian tradition, the 57th annual Miss Universe® Canada Pageant will be held at The Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. The reigning Miss Universe® Canada, Toronto's own Inga Skaya will assist in crowning the new Miss Universe® Canada 2008 before a live audience.
Miss Universe® Canada is the Canadian representative sent to compete at the annual Miss Universe® pageant. Canada is one of only four countries (along with France, Germany, and the USA) which have competed in each Miss Universe® pageant since its inception in 1952.With an established reputation for presenting world-class special events, The Winter Garden Theatre has been chosen to be the host venue for the 2008 Miss Universe® Canada pageant for the first time. Over sixty delegates from across Canada will compete for the title of Miss Universe® Canada 2008 awarded on Monday, April 28th 2008. The contestants will arrive in Toronto beginning Friday April 18th to kick off Pageant activities and spend time getting to know each other, rehearsing for the show, and visiting Toronto and the surrounding area. The pageant consists of two separate audience attended events: Pageant Presentation Show (Saturday, April 26th, 2008). All 60+ delegates from across Canada compete before a live audience and an eleven-person judging panel in the traditional categories (Swimwear and Evening Gown) for the chance to be selected as one of the Judges' 15 semi-finalists. In addition, 5 segment winners (more details to come soon), will be joining the group of semi-finalists for a chance to win the title. Pageant Finals Show (Monday, April 28th, 2008). The top 20 semi-finalists from Saturday's Pageant Presentation Show will compete for the title of Miss Universe® Canada 2008 in front of the same eleven-person judging panel as well as our live audience in the traditional categories (Swimwear and Evening Gown), plus the addition of a live interview/question and answer segment. However, all 60+ delegates will be involved in production numbers throughout the show. Miss Universe® Canada delegates are selected each year by competing in local and regional casting calls and pageants held in select areas across the country. 'Beauties of Canada' has the exclusive rights to send a Canadian representative to the Miss Universe® Pageant. The titleholders of Miss Universe® Canada personify the combination of beauty and intelligence that defines women of the 21st Century. As a company producing the Miss Universe® Canada pageant, 'Beauties of Canada' has a corporate structure and goals defined by the Miss Universe® Organization.
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