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CRAN-ANNE LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST

Cadie Miller the 2014 Cran-Anne Look-Alike Winner
Madison Searle the 2016 Cran-Anne Look-Alike Winner

Linda, Caide & Jack

MADISON SEARLE
FROM HUNTSVILLE IS OUR CRAN-ANNE WINNER!

Eleven-year-old Madison Searle from Huntsville had plenty of Anne of Green Gables news to share with friends after the Bala Cranberry Festival last fall. First, she was chosen on Saturday, October 15th, as winner of the annual Cran-Anne Look-Alike contest at Bala’s Museum.

Equally exciting, she was on a short list with three other girls for a supporting role in a new television series based on L.M. Montgomery’s classic book, Anne of Green Gables. The role later went to another girl but it was a great honour for Madison just to be on that short list. We are so proud of her!
Madison, who fell in love with the story of Anne of Green Gables at an early age, impressed Cran-Anne judges Marg Durnford and Jennifer Burrows with her knowledge of the book but even more so with her infectious enthusiasm. Marg Dunford, a former school librarian/teacher and long-time Bala cottager, said later she almost felt as if she was talking to Anne.

Madison took home an Anne of Green Gables doll from Prince Edward Island as her prize. She told her parents, Peter and Sherry Searle, that she planned to keep it in its original box in her bedroom.

Madison wasn’t the only of our Cran-Anne winners to be considered for a role in the upcoming Anne television series. Cadie Miller, our Cran-Anne winner in 2014, auditioned for the role of Anne along with hundreds of other would-be Annes from North America and other parts of the world. We are equally proud of Cadie, a charmer from Barrie, Ontario.

Our next contest will be on Saturday, October 14, 2017

Judging at 2 pm (Contestants arrive by 1:30 p.m.)

Bala’s Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery

1024 Maple Ave.

Corner of Maple Ave. and River Street, 2 blocks off the main street.

Once again, our contest will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy the Bala Cranberry Festival, which has become one of the most popular small town fairs in all Ontario. It attracts up to 25,000 people to a Muskoka resort town that has only 500 people year-round.

There will be a small cost to participate in the contest – $1 for the contestant, plus a Cranberry Festival button. Contestants should arrive by 1:30 to be registered.

The big question is what Anne of Green Gables would look like if she showed up at the Bala Cranberry Festival. The judges base their selection upon the contestants’ knowledge of Anne of Green Gables, their costumes and – perhaps most important of all – their Anne-ness. Every year, a young girl shows up who is just right.

This is a great family outing that Anne Shirley and Diana would have enjoyed immensely. Plan to tour the museum either before or after the contest. And don’t miss the Anne of Green Gables gift shop!

Every one of our contestants can count upon receiving a prize.

To learn more: Just call us at 1-888-579-7739, or e-mail us at balamus@muskoka.com

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

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