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MISS CANADA 1946

1946 July 4
Hamilton (ON)
59 entries

NOTE - named "Hamilton Centennial Beauty Contest"

Results
1  Stayner (ON) - Marion Saver (Miss Toronto 1943) (America 46)
2  Hamilton (ON) - Muriel Hunter
3  Collingwood (ON) - Pat Hall
4  Montréal (QC) - Jeanne Quesnel

Among the remainder
Toronto (ON) - Phyllis Webb
Yellowknife (NT) - Vera Clegg

 

 

 

 

 

MISS CANADA 1947

1947 August 22
Hamilton (ON)
28 entries

NOTE - Renamed "Miss Canada" and sponsored by the Hamilton City Police Athletic Association

Results
1  Toronto (ON) - Margaret Marshall (Miss Toronto 1947) (2nd RU America 47)
2  Toronto (ON) - Irene Ayers (Miss Toronto 1946)
3  Toronto (ON) - Jean Elizabeth Rigby
4  Toronto (ON) - Kay Ireland (Miss Toronto 1945)
5  Winnipeg (MB) - Marjorie Graham (Miss Winnipeg 1947)

Among the remainder
Brampton (ON) - Jacqueline Armstrong
Hamilton (ON) - Mary Baxendale (Miss Hamilton 1945)
Hamilton (ON) - Mary Sutherland
Hamilton (ON) - Muriel Hunter
Hamilton (ON) - Nadia Demlanyk
Hamilton (ON) - Shirleen Cooper
Ottawa (ON) - Caroline Ross
Regina (SK) - Tillie Fleming (Miss Regina 1947)
Toronto (ON) - Etta Russell
Victoria (BC) - Rosemary Louise Hurst

 

MISS CANADA 1948

1948 August 20
Hamilton (ON)
36 entries

NOTE - First year talent was required

Results
1  Halifax MS - Betty-Jean Ferguson (America 48)
2  Toronto (ON) - Irene Phyllis Williams
3  Southern Alberta - Ethel Christine Valgardson

Semi-finalists
Fredericton (NB) - Pearl Merrill
Toronto (ON) - Irene Ayers (1st RU Canada 47)
Toronto (ON) - Tina Bodden
Toronto (ON) - Florence Ferriman
Toronto (ON) - Betty Jane Pike
Toronto (ON) - Connie Laidlaw
Toronto (ON) - Jean Elizabeth Rigby (2nd RU Canada 47)

Among the remainder
Galt (ON) - Ruth Warning
Hamilton (ON) - Margaret Coulthard
Hamilton (ON) - Wilma Eileen Porthouse
Ottawa (ON) - Laureen Mae Marcenko
Pointe Claire (QC) - Katheen MacDonald
Prince Albert (SK) - Betty Jean Anderson
Princeton (ON) - Marion Kipps
St. Catharine’s (ON) - Dianne Brisson
Toronto (ON) - Irene Petro
Waterdown (ON) - Joyce Magnan
Windsor (ON) - Marian Kipp
Winnipeg (MB) - Marilyn James

 

MISS CANADA 1949

1949 August 18
Toronto (ON)
(26 entries

Results
1  Vancouver (BC) - Margaret Lynn Munn (SF America 49)
2  Toronto (ON) - Barbara Joan Durell
3  Toronto (ON) - Arlene Markell

Semi-finalists
Halifax (NS) - Bette Catherine Kane
Mimico (ON) - Betty Brown
Ottawa (ON) - Laureen Mae Marcenko (Canada 48)
Toronto (ON) - Elizabeth Lyons
Toronto (ON) - Dorothy van Sickler
Vancouver (BC) - Joan McPherson
Winnipeg (MB) - Gloria Gray   

Remainder
Belleville (ON) - Lois Martyn
Brantford (ON) - Lois Micks
Cobourg (ON) - Margaret Eleanore Bradford (Miss Canada 1950)
Hamilton (ON) - Isobella McCulloch
Lethbridge (AB) - Jean Bullock
London (ON) - Beverly McDougall
Niagara Falls (ON) - Bridget Burton
Niagara Falls (ON) - Harriet Shriner
Oshawa (ON) - Elizabeth Barta
Oshawa (ON) - Mary Brotherwood
Ottawa (ON) - Freda Stevenson
Québec City (QC) - Norma Dupont
Sarnia (ON) - Elizabeth Harper
Sudbury (ON) - Lucille Scanlan
Windsor (ON) - Madeline Lavasseur
Windsor (ON) - Noreen Nobel

 

MISS CANADA 1950

1950 August 10
Burlington (ON)
5 entries

NOTE - In May 1950 the organizer, S. Radcliffe Weaver, had not intended to hold a contest, and had selected Margaret Bradford to represent Canada at the Miss America pageant.  However, four other women sent in their applications, and a contest was held.  The judges still chose Margaret Bradford as the winner.

Results
1  Windsor (ON) - Margaret Eleanore Bradford (America 50/51)

Remainder
Biggar (SK) - Deltra Eamon
Toronto (ON) - Susan Crawford
Toronto (ON) - Doris Swan
(unknown) - Jean Stoneham
 

 

 

 

MISS CANADA 1951

1951 August 14
Burlington (ON)
17 entries

Results
1 Courtland (ON) - Marjorie Alma Kelly (America 51/52)

Finalists
Hamilton (ON) - Marion Phyllis Knox
Hamilton (ON) - Mary Popaleni
Toronto (ON) - Shirley Jordan
Toronto (ON) - Joan Mitchell

Remainder
Burlington (ON) - Dorothy Jane Greer
Hamilton (ON) - Freda Rose Crisp
Hamilton (ON) - Theresa De Vincent
Hamilton (ON) - Mary Ohanian
Hamilton (ON) - Marlene Fern Robertson
Hamilton (ON) - Elsie Elizabeth Sawchuk
Hamilton (ON) - Ruth Lorraine Souter
Port Dover (ON) - Evelyne May Leitch
Toronto (ON) - Connie Laidlaw (Canada 48)
Toronto (ON) - Jean Pairman
Toronto (ON) - Maureen Ann Scott
(unknown) - Catherine Hamilton

 

MISS CANADA 1952

1952 August 11
Burlington (ON)
13 entries

Results
1 Agincourt (ON) - Marilyn Dolores “Thelma” Reddick (America 52/53)

Finalists
Alderwood (ON) - Joan Treble
Ottawa (ON) - Marilyn Sewell
Simcoe (ON) - Betty Marie Carter
St. Catharines (ON) - Diane Brisson 

Remainder
Caledonia (ON) - Joan Moore
Chatham (ON) - Dezell Ann Kingston
Fort William (ON) - Yolanda Babic
Hagersville (ON) - Ruth McMorran
Hamilton (ON) - Pamela Barney (Miss Hamilton 1950)
Hamilton (ON) - Jane Patricia James
Scotland (ON) - Carol Ann Smith
Vancouver (BC) - Olga Romanik

 

MISS CANADA 1953

1953 July 20
Burlington (ON)
15 entries

Results
1  Kelowna (BC) - Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Archibald (America 53/54)
2  Welland (ON) - Betty Billyard
3  Toronto (ON) - Gay Barron

Finalists
Newfoundland - Roma Butler
Stratford (ON) - Audrey Jean Goldner

Remainder
Barrie (ON) - Helen Mary Langan
Chatham (ON) - Shirley Anne Grant
Hamilton (ON) - Doreen Bradt
Hamilton (ON) - Irene Muzyka
Hamilton (ON) - Betty Sykes
Long Branch (ON) - Connie Cheslock
Penticton (BC) - Joan Nagle
Shillington (ON) - Grace McCall
Toronto (ON) - Sylvia Julia Znajda
Winnipeg (MB) - Rosemary Leeder

 


Robinson (5), McDade (3), Markham (winner), McLeod (2) & Miniato (4)

MISS CANADA 1954

1954 July 24
 Windsor (ON)
24 entries

Results
1  Cornwall (ON) - Barbara Joan Markham (America 54/55)
2  Prince Edward Island - Donalda McLeod
3  Saint John (NB) - Patricia Anne McDade
4  Vancouver (BC) - Carole Elizabeth Miniato
5  Vancouver (BC) - Norma Lillian Robinson

Semi-finalists
Kelowna (BC) - Linda Ghezzi
Montréal (QC) - Carmen Cardoza
Regina (SK) - Elaine Marie Farrell
Shediac (NB) - Claudette LeBlanc
Westmount (QC) - Juliette Le Gare 

Remainder
Delisle (SK) - Frieda Schultz
Galt (ON) - Carole Ann Pringle
Halifax (NS) - Ann Swyers
Hamilton (ON) - Jean Degrow
Iroquois Falls (ON) - Marion Halfyard
London (ON) - Frankie Adams
Montréal (QC) - Natalie Moll
Montréal (QC) - Eileen Whitehouse
Toronto (ON) - Shirley Ann Davidson
Toronto (ON) - Sheila Henig
Vancouver (BC) - Gloria Weston
Vernon (BC) - Marilyn Adcock
Whitby (ON) - Bethanne Goodman
Windsor (ON) - Doris Crawford

MISS CANADA 1955

1955 July 2
London (ON)
23 entries

Results
1  Whitehorse YT - Dalyce Gail Smith (America 55/56)
2  (tied) London (ON) - Marilyn Lorraine Shipley
2  (tied) Winnipeg (MB) - Valerie Anne Lane

Semi-finalists
Moncton (NB) - Barbara Joan Alcorn (Canada 56)
Montréal (QC) - Anne McCahey
Québec City (QC) - Denyse Roxanne Angers
Toronto (ON) - Cecily June Foster
Toronto (ON) - Judith Eleanor Welch (Canada 56)
Victoria (BC) - Doreen Elizabeth Wells
Wadena (SK) - Hazelanne Gulcein 

Among the remainder
Calgary (AB) - Sherry Aileen Moore
Charlottetown (PE) - Noryne MacPherson
Edmonton (AB) - Dee Bennett
Hamilton (ON) - Merna Mitchel
St. Catherine’s (ON) - Lorna Wood
Woodstock (ON) - Joan Marie Turton

 

 

 

 

MISS CANADA 1956

1956 July 7
Hamilton (ON)
26 entries

Results
1  Montréal (QC) - Dorothy Germaine Moreau (SF America 56/.57)
2  Québec City (QC) - Dorys Angers
3  Lindsay (ON) - Ronwyn McLennan

Semi-finalists
Alberta - Carole Stewart
Edmonton (AB) - Dorothy Harpell
Hamilton (ON) - Gisele Zinkgraf
Moncton (NB) - Barbara Joan Alcorn (Canada 55)
Toronto (ON) - Judith Eleanor Welch (Canada 55, World 57)
Toronto (ON) - Sylvia Wilson
Vancouver (BC) - Grace Adams

Remainder
Atwood (ON) - Lorna Hood
Guelph (ON) - Gwen Stevenson
Hamilton (ON) - Genevieve Nolan
Joliette (QC) - Huguette Demers (World 59)
Kingston (ON) - Pamela Cooper
Montréal (QC) - Mildred Peters
Montréal (QC) - Vera Roma
North Bay (ON) - Katherine “Kay” Lothian
Regina (SK) - Joan Lowery
Saskatoon (SK) - Judy Dojack
Stoney Creek (ON) - Carol Dawson
Toronto (ON) - Catherine "Kay" Dunkling (Canada 57)
Toronto (ON) - Cecily June Foster
Toronto (ON) - Sophia Tocak
Ville St.-Laurent (QC) - Margaret Grecy
Windsor (ON) - Lynda Hagen

 

MISS CANADA 1957

1957 July 6
Hamilton (ON)
28 entries

Results
1  Windsor (ON) - Joan May Fitzpatrick (America 57/58)
2  Toronto (Downsview) (ON) - Elaine Evelyn Bishenden (Universe 56)
3  St. John’s (NF) - Eleanor Squires

Semi-finalists
Guelph (ON) - Velma Anne Smith
Hamilton (ON) - Margaret Cunningham
Hamilton (ON) - Patricia Ann Farmer
Kitchener (ON) - Marilyn Anne Schlichter
Montréal (St. Henri) (QC) - Anita Barrière
Montréal (Rosemount) (QC) - Carole Belmont
Toronto (ON) - Thelma Jane Falk

Remainder
Halifax (NS) - Judith Stephanie Peters
Kincade (SK) - Catherine Balog
Montréal (Ahuntsic) (QC) - Suzanne Lesperance
Montréal (Notre Dame de Grace) (QC) - Arlene Nicholas
Montréal (Verdun) (QC) - Carmen Gingras
Montréal (Ville Audet) (QC) - Lise Audet
Oakville (ON) - Joan Martin
Ottawa (ON) - Mary Ellen Weber
Prince Edward Island - Jean Curley
Saint John (NB) - Carolyn Leslie Leonard
Toronto (ON) - Alice Victoria Dwornick
Toronto (ON) - Barbara Strathdee
Toronto (ON) - Constance Sylvia Francis
Toronto (ON) - Jeannette Fujarczuk
Toronto (ON) - Catherine "Kay" Dunkling (Canada 56)
Toronto (ON) - Naomi Farrell
Welland (ON) - Sylvia Gail Swayze
(unknown) - Catherine Leew

 

MISS CANADA 1959

1958 August 16
Hamilton (ON)
25 entries

Note - Titles were postdated from this year onward

Results
1  Miss Vancouver Centennial - Danica d’Hondt (America 58/59; SF World 60)
2  Miss Manitoba - Heather Sigurdson (of Winnipeg)
3  Miss Saskatchewan Wheat Queen - Margaret Ann Schnell (of Tisdale)
4  Miss Plateau Mount-Royal (QC) - Huguette Nantel (of Montréal)
5  Miss Majorette of Ontario - Joan Lounsbury (of St. Catharines)

Among the remainder
Guelph (ON) - Velma Anne Smith
Hamilton (ON) - Dorothy Joan Martin
North Western Ontario
Québec City (QC) - Denyse Angers
Québec City (QC) - Dorys Angers (1st RU Canada 56)
Toronto (ON) - Silvia Graman

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISS CANADA 1960

1959 August 13
Burlington (ON)
23 entries

NOTE - there were supposedly two late entries from Montreal (QC)

Results
1  Fredericton (NB) - Rosemary Catherine Keenan (SF America 59/60)
2  Victoria (BC) - Vivi Mandrup Peterson
3  Saskatoon (SK) - Margaret Ann Schnell

Semi-finalists
Don Mills (ON) - Andrea Hansen
Hamilton (ON) - Friedel Neumann
Hull (QC) - Joanne Ann Jamison
Manitoba - Susan Green
Northwest Toronto (ON) - Kathy MacKinnon
Vancouver (BC) - Linda Ann Smith
Willowdale (ON) - Darlene Hirst

Remainder
Burlington (ON) - Peggy Hannah
Edmonton (AB) - Frances Benedetto
Galt (ON) - Anne Marie Clark
Grand Valley (ON) - Helen Stanson
Halifax (NS) - Edna Marie Farrell
Miss Rodeo Canada - Mildred Ann Sharples (Claresholm (AB)
Norfolk Fair - Ruth Miller (Jarvis (ON)
Northwestern (ON) - Dawne Murphy (Port Arthur)
St. John’s (NF) - Anna Hatfield
Ste. Rose (QC) - Margherita Camillo
Scarborough Beach (ON) - Carole Ann Stewart
Southwest Toronto (ON) - Anne Chorney
Woodstock (NB) - Beatrice Hoffer