With one of the longest standing gay ski weeks in the industry
and a history of hosting other gay-friendly events, Whistler was a natural
choice to host the inaugural Mr. Gay Canada competition.
While the event promises three entertaining days, from Sept. 18
to 21, the competition is looking for a leader instead of eye candy —
someone active in their own community and also comfortable speaking out for
equal rights in Canada and on a global stage.
“We are working with the Fairmont (Chateau Whistler) team to
come up with some very exciting challenges for our delegates that will test
their abilities to think on their feet while evoking the brand qualities of
Fairmont,” said Dean Nelson, the executive producer of the competition.
The events will take place indoors and outdoors, and include
physical tests and interviews with a panel of judges. Just 15 per cent of
points are based on appearance, with the remaining 85 per cent awarded for
character and leadership.
The winner of the competition will receive a paid trip to Los
Angeles to represent Canada in the International Mr. Gay Competition.
For more information visit www.mrgaycanada.com.