Miss World Canada

Miss World Canada

October 31, 2007 08:30 ET

Miss World Canada's Charity of Choice Is SOS Children's Villages Canada

Miss World Canada: An Official Preliminary to the Miss World ® Contest Celebrating "Beauty With A Purpose"

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2007) -

Attention: News/Events Editors

The President of the Miss World Organization, Julia Morley, coined the motto "Beauty With A Purpose" and over the past twenty-five years, more than $400 million USD has been raised for children's charities across the globe, helping hundreds of thousands of those in need. MISS WORLD CANADA and MWC Productions are committed to this principle, and in keeping with this mandate, to raise funds and awareness by associations with organizations that benefit children; Miss World Canada's Charity of Choice is SOS Children's Villages Canada.

SOS Children's Villages is the world's largest orphan-focused charity, caring for orphaned and abandoned children in 132 countries. SOS Children's Villages provides long-term care for over 60,000 children and youth worldwide. In addition, more than 650,000 vulnerable children and their parents are supported with educational, social and medical services. SOS Children's Villages also operates emergency and long-term relief programs around the world in times of war, crisis and natural disaster, www.soschildrensvillages.ca.

The MISS WORLD CANADA "Beauty With A Purpose" Award was presented for the first time in 2005 and is now an exciting and innovative part of the contest. As part of MWC's commitment to the principle of Beauty With A Purpose, the contestants have fundraised for the Canadian Cancer Society, the Rock Solid Foundation, and The Hospital for Sick Children. The contestant who raises the most funds for the charity will earn an automatic semifinalist placement.

The current Miss World Canada, 18-year-old Sara Ghulam of Pickering, will compete at the Miss World Contest in Sanya, China this December with over 110 other national titleholders across the globe. Ghulam won the title at the Dominion Club at 1 King West in downtown in March. 29 contestants from across Canada participated. She departs Toronto for beautiful Sanya, China on November 2nd at 11:40am (courtesy of Air Canada, Flight 31).

Among her prizes for winning the crown were cash and prizes courtesy of Pure Med Spa, Revlon Professional Hair Care, Fiorio Salons, Faces Cosmetics, Point Zero Ocean Swimwear, Chocolat Image, Bittersweet, The Olde Hide House & Acton Leather Company, The Hide Society, and Bonja Watches, and her wardrobe courtesy of Ooh La La Couture.

Miss World Canada 2008 will take place on Saturday, March 15th, 2008 at the St. Lawrence Center for the Arts, Jane Mallett Theatre and the delegates will once again be staying at the beautiful Suites at One King West. Please support our girl in China and stay tuned for more info as she competes on the global stage!

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