VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A benefit show dubbed “From Geek to Catwalk: Miss Universe Canada 2012 Fundraiser (Christine Adela White FTW)” was successfully launched at the Burrard Ballroom of the Century Plaza Hotel on March 24.
Attended mostly by prominent personalities in the entertainment and business world of the Filipino-Canadian community, the event was a fundraiser for Miss Universe Canada 2012 benefiting the SOS Children’s Villages and Christine’s Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Cassie Dee sponsored a fashion show with a theme: “Inner-Geek vs. Pageant-Miss,” Wii gaming tournament, Music & Dance (the dancefloor encourages dancing!), Cash bar, 50/50 Draw, and Prizes and silent auction items donated by Christine’s sponsors
“You may not be a beauty buff, but you certainly know how to bask in the life of a gamer. Indeed, it requires a demonstration of skill to be considered l33t of the l33t. Christine Adela White is a self-acclaimed gamer-heart-champion – MMORPGs are her forte (“For-te”-win) – and thus a tournament is born. Unusual? I think not!” White announced earlier.
She also earlier stated that, “When these three worlds collide, you have Christine Adela White – Miss Universe Canada 2012 B.C. Regional Finalist, ready to take on the pageant floor in May for the title of Miss Universe Canada 2012. All of the proceeds go to the SOS Children’s Villages and Christine’s Ride to Conquer Cancer.”
Tournament set up included several stations equipped with a Wii console with three titles at stake: Best in shooting hoops, Fencing champ, and Fastest Rower.
Top scores/streaks were listed on a visual scoreboard enabling participants to know what the top score was to beat. Winner was determined by the top average and awarded with a gift-basket collaborated by White’s sponsors and friends.
This portion of the event was geared to bring awareness to cyber-bullying. White is a proud supporter of the “Stop a Bully.ca” program (http://www.stopabully.ca/).