"Dedicated to Chinese pageants around the world"
   The first ever (and only) Miss Chinatown Canada pageant was held in 1989 to have all the Miss Chinatowns all over Canada come together and compete.  The pageant was sponsored by the Cathay Lions Club and was held in Vancouver and televised on Chinavision Pay TV all across Canada.
   The 4 hour long pageant is loosely modeled after the Miss Chinatown USA contest.  Many of the contestants also competed at Miss Chinese International representing their own Chinatowns.  This grand event invited former Miss Hong Kong host Ivan Ho to come be one of the judges.  The girls were judged on their poise, beauty and talent and competed in swimsuit, Q&A, qi pao, talent portions.  During the awarding of Miss Photogenic, the awarder mistakenly put the sash of 'Miss Talent' on Sandy Ho.  The emcee jokingly says "this proves that the results were not determined in advanced".

Date:  May 13
Venue:  Vancouver
Miss Chinatown Canada麥苑美 Mai Mark───Toronto
1st Princess ⑦何雪儀 Sandy Ho───Vancouver
2nd Princess ────李美蘭 Bernadette Li───Montreal
Miss Photogenic ────⑦何雪儀 Sandy Ho───Vancouver
Miss Talent ──────── ⑧李凱琪 Clara Li──Richmond
Miss Congeniality ──── ②李瑞蓮 Julie Lee───Scarborough
②李瑞蓮 Julie Lee───Scarborough
④李文寶 Mabel Lee───Winnipeg
⑤李莉莉 Lily Lee───Edmonton
⑥湯詠慈 Winchi Tong───Calgary
⑧李凱琪 Clara Li───Richmond
⑨魏志紅 Jackie Ngai───Victoria

Miss Chinatown Canada Mai Mark flanked by 1st Princess Sandy Ho on the left and 2nd 
Princess Bernadette Li on the right. 
Marie Mark was a heavy favorite to win the crown.
Miss Talent Clara Li who won by performing a song.
Miss Photogenic Sandy Ho.
Miss Congeniality Julie Lee.

1st Princess Sandy congratulates Mai.
Mai's reaction after being announced as the winner.
Miss Calgary Tong Wing Chi.
1989 Miss Chinatown Canada Contestants
Miss Montréal Chinatown
①李美蘭 Bernadette Li, 24
(competed at Miss Chinese Int'l 1989)
Miss Scarborough Chinatown
②李瑞蓮 Julie Lee, 22
(competed at Miss Chinese Int'l 1988)
Miss Toronto Chinatown
③麥苑美 Mai Mark, 21
(competed at Miss Chinese Int'l 1988)
Miss Winnipeg Chinatown
④李文寶 Mabel Lee, 19
Miss Edmonton Chinatown
⑤李莉莉 Lee Lee Lee, 21
(competed at Miss Chinese Int'l 1992)
Miss Calgary Chinatown
⑥湯詠慈 Winchi Tong, 19
Miss Vancouver Chinatown
⑦何雪儀 Sandy Ho, 22
(competed at Miss Chinese Int'l 1988)
Miss Richmond Chinatown
⑧李凱琪 Clara Li, 18
Miss Victoria Chinatown
⑨魏志紅 Jackie Ngai, 22
(competed at Miss Chinese Int'l 1989)

IMAGE CREDITS: The Chinese Times

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