The Paddyfest Ambassador Competition has been a tradition for 40 years. Before we knew the competition as the Paddyfest Ambassador Competition, it was first called “The Miss Paddyfest Pageant”. The change to the competition name was because some males were interested in the run for the title. In the early years, it was not such a big production, but there have always been three judges, a talent, and a speech portion. The impromptu question, the group skit and the interview with the judges before the competition were added about 20 years ago. There has always been company to the Paddyfest contestants for the competition day which were the Junior Ambassadors, which are usually Kin Club family members and Ushers, people of the community. But the basic idea has remained much the same over the years, the Paddyfest Ambassador kissing Mr. Paddy and a competition to choose someone to be a goodwill ambassador representing Kin!
Child (12 and under): $2.00
Doors open at 12:30 pm and competition starts at 1 pm.
Meet the Contestants
Shaelyn is the 17-year-old daughter of Joe Couto of Listowel. She is sponsored by iDesign Kitchen Studio.
Emily de Jong
Emily is the 17-year-old daughter of Henk and Diane de Jong of Fordwich. She is sponsored by Janlaur Farms Ltd.
Natalie is the 17-year-old daughter of Robin and Fran Moore of Listowel. She is sponsored by Kempston & Werth Realty Ltd.
Abbey is the 16-year-old daughter of Larry and Tammy Morrell of Listowel. She is sponsored by the Listowel School of Dance.