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Bala, Muskoka
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CRAN-ANNE LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST

Marli Aitken the 2017 Cran-Anne Look-Alike Winner
Jorgia Kitcher the 2018-2019 Cran-Anne Look-Alike Winner

Linda, Caide & Jack

JORGIA KITCHER FROM GLEN ORCHARD, MUSKOKA,
IS OUR 2018-2019 CRAN-ANNE LOOK-ALIKE WINNER

What a great colour combination in this photo of 7-year-old Jorgia Kitcher, taken in October, 2018, as this feisty charmer from Glen Orchard (north of Bala) won our Cran-Anne Look-Alike contest. Her beautiful dress fitted right in with the vivid autumn colours of that month and also with the Bala Cranberry Festival that was happening that same weekend. The doll was donated by our long-time friend George Campbell who owns the Anne of Green Gables Family Museum at Park Corner, P.E.I. No one was prouder of Jorgia than her mother, Jody Gillis, who couldn't resist getting her own photo of her daughter in front of the museum. We did not have a Cran-Anne contest in October, 2019, because of a family commitment, so Jorgia was our Cran-Anne queen for both 2018 and 2019. We are so proud of Jorgia!

With regret, we are announcing the cancellation of this year's Cran-Anne Look-Alike contest which was scheduled for Saturday, October 17th, midway through this fall's Bala Cranberry Festival.

Organizers for this year's Bala Cranberry Festival announced "with a heavy heart" on August 4th that this year's festival has been cancelled for the weekend of Oct. 16-18. They said it was because of Covid 19 health and safety concerns for the thousands who would have come to the event and the vendors and volunteers who make the festival possible.

Their decision means that the Cran-Anne Look-Alike event will not be happening on Saturday, Oct. 17th, as planned. We too do not want to risk the health of our young contestants as well as the families and friends who accompany them.

We are currently considering creative alternatives to take the place of this event and would welcome any suggestions that you may have. Share them with Jack and Linda through the museum's e-mail (balamus@muskoka.com) or call Jack or Linda at 705-762-5876 or toll-free 1-888-579-7739.

Our proud winners:

Cran-Anne Winner 2000

Cran-Anne Winner 2001

Cran-Anne Winner 2002

Cran-Anne Winner 2003

2000
Tiana Bol, 10
Bala
 
2001
Jaclyn Langham, 10
Barrie
2002
Sarah Black, 8
Kirkfield
2003
Olivia Ostrom, 9
Parry Sound
 
Cran-Anne Winner 2004
Cran-Anne Winner 2006
Cran-Anne Winner 2007
2004
Amanda Mastanuono, 8
Mississauga
2005
Sarah Murley, 11
Richmond Hill
2006
Sara Thompson, 8
Parry Sound
 
2007
Megan Thompson, 6
Parry Sound
Cran-Anne Winner 2008
Cran-Anne Winner 2009
Cran-Anne Winner 2010
2008
Cassidy Schuchardt 9

Scarborough
2009
Fiona Rowat, 9
Mississauga

 
2010
Michayla Parker, 11
Base Borden
2011
Dominique Skogstad, 11
Coldwater

2012
Lauren Williams, 9
Georgetown
 
2013
Jolene Cole, 13
Orillia
2014
Cadie Miller, 7
Barrie
2015
Maddy Lennie, 9
Bracebridge and Bala
Marli Aitkin Jorgia Kitcher  
2016
Madison Searle
Huntsville
2017
Marli Aitkin
Burlington
2018-2019
Jorgia Kitcher
Glen Orchard
 

Bala's Museum
1024 Maple Avenue
Box 14, Bala, Muskoka
ON Canada P0C 1A0
705-762-5876 or 1-888-579-7739