Miss Ottawa World 2018 was a guest of honour at the Willy Wonka’s Wish Factory in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation put on by the Algonquin College event management class. Erin was in charge of selling tables for the event, cutting the ceremonial ribbon, and helping Mr Wonka himself MC the event.
The evening was full of candy-filled fun including a silent auction, photobooth, chocolate station, and entertainment (ByTown lights musical performance and TRX illusionist). Erin’s favourite part of the evening was the Wonka bar table for the raffle prizes. Five lucky Wonka bars contained the golden ticket and the winners received a prize.
At the event, Miss Ottawa had the chance to meet Zander, a 9 year old boy affected by truncus arteriosus. Zander’s wish was granted by the Children’s Wish Foundation in 2017 where he visited Universal studios and the set of his favourite TV show, the Goldbergs.
The event was a great success that raised $5,580 for the Children’s Wish Foundation.