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Contestant for Miss Teen B.C. crown calls Parksville her home

Megan Knocke of Parksville is competing in the Miss Teen B.C. pageant this month.  - PHOTO SUBMITTED BY MISS BC PAGEANTS
Megan Knocke of Parksville is competing in the Miss Teen B.C. pageant this month.
— image credit: PHOTO SUBMITTED BY MISS BC PAGEANTS

Four Vancouver Island women — including one from Parksville — are among 50 hopefuls from across the province competing for the Miss, Mrs. and Miss Teen B.C. crowns on June 30 in Fort Langley.  The pageant will be broadcast on Shaw Television later this fall.

Megan Knocke of Parksville will join Victoria residents Amanda Harding, Kyndra Tucker and Sarah Wong to form the Island contingent.

According to a news release from pageant organizers, the Miss B.C., Teen B.C. and Mrs. B.C. Pageant prides itself in its uniqueness in the pageant world. The program is a development program for young women and, for the fourth year in a row, now has a category for married women, the Mrs. B.C. Pageant.

All previous rules that may discriminate against women in pageants have also been lifted, said organizers. Unlike other pageants, there is not a long list of rules that make many women ineligible. For example, there is not a maximum age limit to participate, nor are there height and weight requirements. Also, among the contestants are ladies who are single parents. The charity of the Miss B.C. Pageant is the Cops for Cancer Tour of the Canadian Cancer Society. Since 2007, the Miss B.C. Pageant has raised more than $200,000 for the Cops for Cancer Tour.  The public is invited to vote for their favourite contestant for the People's Choice award at www.missbc.ca.

— NEWS Staff/Miss B.C. Program

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