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The Miss Tecumseh Pageant will be making its return virtually this year beginning Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM. The pageant competition is one of the oldest events associated with the Tecumseh Corn Festival. While this year’s Corn Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it was determined that the pageant could be held virtually.

“We are excited to see that we are still able to incorporate highlights from our festival as part of our summer programming,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “The Miss Tecumseh Pageant is certainly a community favourite and I give credit to our Recreation Staff for pivoting to conduct the event virtually.”

This year’s Miss Tecumseh Pageant includes 14 participants from across Essex County, ranging from age 18 to 25. The participants will be competing in a variety of contests including fashion wear, talent, and an interview. Winners of the competition will receive cash scholarships provided by the WFCU Credit Union.

Each contestant has also been working through the summer on fundraising events to support Miss Tecumseh 2019’s charity of choice—the Canadian Mental Health Association. A cheque will be presented to CMHA during the virtual pageant.

Cheryl Ann Leboeuf was crowned the first Miss Tecumseh back in 1976 and a winner has been named every year since then except for 2020. Over the years, many winners and runners-up have gone on to compete in other prestigious competitions including the Miss Canada competition. Melina Svab was crowned Miss Tecumseh 2019 and has now held the title for two years due to the cancellation of the 2020 Corn Festival as a result of the pandemic and public health guidelines.

A link to the livestream is posted on the Town of Tecumseh’s website at


Media Contact: Kerri Rice, Manager Recreation Special Projects, 519-735-4756 Ext. 421