Lo­cal woman vies for pageant crown

The Glengarry News - - The Students Say - BY STEVEN WARBURTON News Staff

Just call her Miss SD&G. Alexan­dria’s own Re­becca Sin­den is look­ing for­ward to com­pet­ing in the Miss Canada Globe com­pe­ti­tion in Toronto this Au­gust. The af­fa­ble 19-yearold, who works in the pro­duce bar at the lo­cal Your In­de­pen­dent Gro­cer, says she’s en­ter­ing the com­pe­ti­tion for both per­sonal and pro­fes­sional rea­sons.

“It’s some­thing I need to do self-es­teem wise,” she says. “But it’s also im­por­tant for me to get out there and show that this is some­thing peo­ple from small towns can do too. It’s not just for peo­ple from big cities.”

Miss Canada Globe is an an­nual com­pe­ti­tion that is open to young women across the coun­try. The 10-day pageant fea­tures a num­ber of friendly con­tests – a tal­ent show, for ex­am­ple, or an evening gown fash­ion show – with the win­ner be­ing crowned at the pageant’s con­clu­sion.

Although Miss Sin­den says she will start the com­pe­ti­tion by her­self, she will soon be ac­com­pa­nied by her fam­ily and her trainer, Al­berta na­tive Ay­den Kosko, who was crowned Miss Teen Canada Petite in 2018.

Miss Sin­den hopes that her pres­ence at the pageant will help bring fame to the area.

“I am just ex­cited to bring aware­ness to Alexan­dria,” she said. “We’re a small por­tion of the map; we de­serve some recog­ni­tion, es­pe­cially with the High­land Games and the Wil­liamstown Fair.”

As she is the only com­peti­tor from the area, the pageant or- ga­niz­ers have dubbed Miss Sin­den as “Miss SD&G.”

Although this will mark her first real trip to Toronto, it won’t be her first time in the spot­light. As a stu­dent at Glen­garry Dis­trict High School, she ap­peared in the mu­si­cal Satur­day Night Fever, served on stu­dent coun­cil, played on the vol­ley­ball team and helped out with the foot­ball team.

If she wins the Miss Canada Globe com­pe­ti­tion, she will com­pete in­ter­na­tion­ally and will re­ceive a cash prize of $5,000.

Cur­rently, she is look­ing for spon­sors to help with the com­pe­ti­tion’s $3,000 en­try fee (she has al­ready paid a non-re­fund­able ad­vance of $500.) Any­one want­ing to help her can call her at 343-370-9055, email her at cor­[email protected] or visit her go­fundme page by go­ing to the web­site and search­ing for “Re­becca Sin­den.”

RE­BECCA SIN­DEN

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