1970 Miss Canadian University Pageant ticket
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Posted by KEB, 22 November 2018 at 18:10

It should be noted, as a matter of historical and social interest, that there is a reason why this was the last "Miss Canadian University" pageant held at WLU (or anywhere, I believe).

Women at universities across Canada had organized against this antiquated ritual (and the use of university premises both for this sexist display and for the accompanying commercial purposes on campus, such as the exhibiting of prizes, like a car, in the concourse).

Ultimately, a contingent of local students disrupted the event, with the participation of at least two of the contestants who had been elected by their own student bodies as protest candidates (one overt and one covert, as I recall). I was 17, a first year student, and one of the disruptors in the audience. We put paid to this stupid and obnoxious thing.

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1970 Miss Canadian University Pageant ticket

Ticket for the Miss Canadian University Queen pageant presented by Waterloo Lutheran University on January 30, 1970. There is advertising for Burger Chef on the reverse side of the ticket.