The fair ambassador competition is open to all permanent residents of Manitoulin Island, male or female, between 17 and 21 years of age. The contestants will be judged by a panel of judges on personal presentation, community involvement, a prepared speech, and an interview. The competition occurs on Friday evening of the fair, starting at 8 pm in the arena.
Meet this year's contestants!
Carissa Holliday is an 18 year old resident of Mindemoya. In September, Carissa will begin her post-secondary studies at Laurentian University. In her spare time Carissa enjoys swimming, running, horseback riding and playing the guitar. Carissa's favourite thing about Manitoulin Island is the beautiful scenery. Being named the Ambassador of the Providence Bay Fair would be an "absolute honour" to Carissa and she would be proud to represent "the amazing and supportive community" she lives in. Carissa is sponsored by Jake's Home Centre in Mindemoya. Best of luck, Carissa, and thank you for participating!
April Torkopoulos is a 17 year old resident of Gore Bay who will be entering Grade 12 at Manitoulin Secondary School in September. In her time off, April enjoys painting, drawing, writing, playing piano, swimming, fishing and getting involved in her community. Her favourite things about Manitoulin are the friendly people and the beautiful environment. To April, winning this competition would mean she would "have the opportunity to be a teen representative of not only Providence Bay, but all of Manitoulin Island." It would also mean having a chance to "be a role model and friend to people on the Island, as well as to future ambassadors." April is sponsored by 2 Blue Girlz at My Ol' Blues in Gore Bay. Best of luck, April, and thank you for participating!
Janessa Lee is a 17 year old resident of South Baymouth. In September, Janessa will be entering Grade 12 at Manitoulin Secondary School. In her spare time, Janessa enjoys swimming, riding her sea-doo, hiking, fishing and socializing. Her favourite things about Manitoulin Island are the sunsets on the water, wildlife and the overall scenery. To Janessa, being named the fair ambassador would mean that she "can be heard, respected & honoured by the judges and audience members" and that she would be "given a chance to represent Manitoulin & entrusted to make them proud." Janessa is sponsored by Kat's Pet Supplies in Mindemoya. Best of luck, Janessa, and thank you for participating!
Trinity Leeson is a 17 year old resident of South Baymouth who will be entering Grade 12 at Manitoulin Secondary School in the fall. Trinity enjoys spending time outdoors and on the water, hunting, snowmobiling, and hanging out with friends. Her favourite thing about Manitoulin is the freedom - "being able to do your own thing away from the city". Winning this competition would make Trinity feel proud to be able to move on and represent the fair and the Island. Trinity is sponsored by the Wigwam Gift Shoppe & Motel in South Baymouth. Best of luck, Trinity, and thank you for participating!
Megan Moore is a 17 year old resident of Mindemoya who will be attending Northern College in September. In her time off, Megan enjoys walking her dog, watching netflix and hanging out with friends. Megan's favourite things about Manitoulin are the quiet and the fact that it isn't busy. Being named the Ambassador of the Providence Bay Fair would "mean something special" to Megan. Megan is sponsored by Mindemoya Home Hardware. Best of luck, Megan, and thank you for participating!