HIGH­LIGHTS FROM 1971 REIGN

Windsor Star - - CELEBRATING WINDSOR’S 125TH& CANADA’S 150TH -

High­lights of Drouil­lard’s Miss Do­min­ion of Canada reign in­clude:

• In­vi­ta­tion to the House of Com­mons by a lo­cal Sen­a­tor Keith Laird, where she met John Diefen­baker;

• Be­ing in­tro­duced to Prime Min­is­ter Pierre Trudeau, who nod­ded and thanked her for her con­tri­bu­tion to Canada;

• In­vi­ta­tion by New Brunswick Premier Richard Hat­field to be his date for the Mount Allison Win­ter Car­ni­val;

• Land­ing in a he­li­copter in cen­tre field at an At­lanta Braves base­ball game to throw the first pitch of the night;

• Re­ceiv­ing from the Gov­er­nor of Ken­tucky an of­fi­cial Ken­tucky Colonel des­ig­na­tion;

• A won­der­ful friend­ship formed with the late Mickey Man­tle while ap­pear­ing at a Cham­pion Skiing event in North Carolina.

• While ap­pear­ing at Prince Al­bert Saskatchewan’s Win­ter Car­ni­val, Drouil­lard was the first woman ever al­lowed into the high-se­cu­rity prison to meet with some inmates;

• Fish­ing in the Salmon River in New Brunswick

• Be­ing made Cit­i­zen of the Week by then City of Wind­sor Mayor Frank Wans­bor­ough. Drouil­lard ex­plains this was “be­cause when he was watch­ing the Miss Uni­verse Pageant – tele­vised live – I was the only con­tes­tant that said, ‘My name is Lana Drouil­lard and I am from Wind­sor, On­tario, Canada.’ Pageant or­ga­niz­ers in­structed us to give our name and coun­try only. I was proud of Wind­sor and de­cided to in­clude it when I in­tro­duced my­self as Miss Do­min­ion of Canada.”

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