Ashley Sampson, representing the picturesque village of Petite Soufriere is the new 2015 Madame Wob Dwiyet Canada. Meanwhile, Donelle Peltier representing Pointe Michel captured the title of 2015 Ti Madame. Both candidates were sashed at the annual Madame Wob Dwiyet Canada & Ti Madame Cultural Show held in Toronto on September 27, at the Sts. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall. Show proceeds will be donated to Dominica’s disaster relief efforts, in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika.
Sampson exuded an easy grace and elegance on stage and was an obvious crowd favourite. Fallon Lawrence representing Roseau, took first runner-up while Saran George of Pointe Michel captured the 2nd runner-up position.
Other Madame Wob candidates were Jennifer Lawrence representing Portsmouth, and Audrica Aubrey representing St. Joseph. Special awards included Best Creative Wear was won by Ingrid Harper representing Wesley while Best in Creative wear was taken by Saran George who represented Pointe Michel. The Best Introduction award was won by Fallon Lawrence representing Roseau, while Ashley Sampson also secured the Best in Wob award. The special Awards were sponsored by Lennox Mitchel Jey Rasathurai Right at Home Realty and Patrick Lander Creole Arts.
The new Ti Madame Donelle Peltier impressed judges and the audience alike with her confidence and command of her dance performance in Wob Dwiyet. Peltier won the title out of a field of 8 contestants.
First runner-up spot in the Ti Madame contest was taken by Jonae Shillingford representing St. Joseph, and Yinka Bannis representing Portsmouth captured the 2nd runner-up position. Special awards: Best Introduction and Best in Wob were won by Donelle Peltier.
The other Ti Madame candidates were Kyiana Lawrence representing Roseau, Ran’nise Luke representing Marigot, Sykera Lawrence representing Delices. Nyasjah Joseph represented Vielle Case and Christina Gillis represented Massacre.
This year’s theme was “Mizik Dominik- promoting Dominica’s musical heritage. In keeping with that theme, the 2015 MWDC Cultural Award was bestowed on Levi “Super L” Loblack, musician, and entertainer, for his significant contribution to Dominica’s musical legacy.
Entertainment was provided by Hermina George, Levi Loblack, the Nature Isle Sopranos, Maurucia Nadia Harvey and Esther Lambert. Mc’s were Paula Letang-Loblack and Dwain Murphy.
As the new Madame Wob Dwiyet Canada, Ashley Sampson has won a prize trip to Dominica, and a selection of prize gifts.
Show sponsors included Q95 FM Radio, TDN Radio, Makeup by Motives, Robert Laroque, Rosalind Designs, Howard Benjamin, Proper Fit, James Mingo-FM Graphics, Asha Leaf Tea, United Messengers Ltd. First Class Auto Body & Collision, G. Money & DJ Niterider Entertainment, Lite It Up Candles, Total Life Changes and Iaso Tea, Albert & Hope Pierre, Carib Beer, Muldoon’s Coffee, Shoppers Drug Mart, Jacquie Hutchinson, Deltech Communications, Miranda Productions and Graphic Design-Alva Lambert.