TORONTO, Ontario November 8, 2019 — Allidia Aubrey, representing the village of Morne Rachette, won the title of Miss Wob Dwiyet Canada 2019, out of a field of four contestants.
The cultural pageant show was the highlight of the Commonwealth of Dominica Ontario Association (CDOA)’s Gala, celebrating Dominica’s 41st Independence anniversary.
Aubrey gave a spirited dance performance for her talent segment, in traditional belaire, as well a modern dance piece to bouyon music, also winning her the Best Talent accolade.
The other contestants were first runner-up, Abina Dowse, who won the Introduction and Best in Wob Award; second runner-up, Tehilla Isidahomen; and third runner-up went to Alicia Dorsett.
The CDOA also took the opportunity to award several people for their contributions to the Dominican-Canadian community, including Ophelia Mars and Constance James for volunteerism. Janice Williams Lau of the Swinging Janice Foundation presented a scholarship to Shanice Fontaine; the CDOA Academic scholarship award winner was Jacqueve Colaire; and the CCAC Academic Scholarship recipients were Megan Edwards and Angelica Blake.
A representative from MPP Mitzie Hunter’s office presented a Community Achievement Award to the CDOA, and entrepreneur, Jennifer Titre, bestowed a community award of appreciation to the CDOA, as well and a Best Talent Award to the winner.
The keynote speaker, theatre veteran and teacher Amah Harris, entertained and educated the audience on the unique character of Dominican resiliency; while Dj Velo and DJ Dane had the gala attendees dancing the night away to bouyon and other Dominican vibes.
The CDOA received a letter of congratulations, with well wishes to the Miss Wob Dwiyet Canada contestants, from the management of newly-opened, 5-star resort, Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica.
The CDOA 41st Independence Gala was held at Celebrations Banquet hall in Scarborough and hosted by MC’s Sharmanee (Novelys) Blanc and Jael Joseph.
The candidates’ floral arrangements were sponsored by Flower Creations Brampton; the trophies and plaques were sponsored by Andre Adams Re/Max Realtor; and other gift sponsors were Hard Candy Cosmetics, Aroma Espresso Coffee, Obsessions Jewelry and George Joseph.