108 Mile resident Katelynn Dowe has won the right to enter the Miss Canada Globe Pageant, which will be held on Aug. 19-26.
She will be representing British Columbia, as well as 100 Mile House and area.
Katelynn was born in the 100 Mile District General Hospital on March 14, 1993 and was raised in the 108 Mile Ranch, and has one brother and sister. She attended Mile 108 Elementary School, 100 Mile House Junior Secondary, and graduated with honours from the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School.
Katelynn has been very active in sports, such as track and field, biking, figure skating and cross-country running. She also volunteered for the 10-kilometre Cancer Underwear Road Race in Vancouver with 1,300 other runners and helped raise $633.
Katelynn received a hairdressing diploma from the John Casablanca Academy in Vancouver on May 12 and is currently a certified hairdresser working for the New Attitude Salon in 100 Mile, which enables her to pay her student loan.
Entry into the Miss Canada Globe Pageant in Toronto is costly and she has been fundraising in local areas and hopes to raise $2,000 for entrance fees to events, food and hotels, plus another $300 for transportation and extra funds for personal items such as dresses.
Katelynn will be competing against 30 other young women. The pageant emphasizes they possess confidence and are striving toward their goals in life.
She thanks everyone who has helped her to date with special thanks to her parents and family for their support.
Anyone who wants to assist Katelynn by sponsoring her at the Miss Canada Globe pageant can call her at 250-644-9156.