Carnival queen contestant Leslassa Armour-Shillingford is now the third queen contestant to receive full sponsorship for the February 8th pageant.
Armour-Shillingford was sashed Miss Anchorage Hotel and Auto Trade Ltd at an official sashing ceremony held for her at the office of the Dominica Festivals Committee on Friday morning.
Yvonne Armour, Manager of Anchorage Hotel and Dive Centre and mother of the contestant said that Anchorage was proud and privileged to place their commitment and support in the contestant.
“I am totally in awe, I am totally proud, I am totally honoured to represent Anchorage ltd this morning to offer and to commit our sponsorship to Leslassa. We feel it will be money well spent. We have great faith that she will do great things for Dominica” Armour noted.
Carla Armour, chaperone and aunt of Armour-Shillingford also explained that apart from receiving support from corporate businesses they were also attempting to gain sponsorship from the community. Therefore, Leslassa also receive support from Dominica Marine Center, Dr Hazel Ricketts Optical Services Ltd, Elima’s Shop & Bar and Hans all Natural Hair Salon.
The contestant said that she was excited about receiving the sponsorship. “You should expect excellence from me. If I win I will become an ambassador for Dominica,” she stated.
Leslassa Armour-Shillingford joins Daina Matthew of Canefield and Jeanne Royer of Goodwill as the contestants to officially receive full sponsorship for the national carnival queen show slated for 8th February, 2013.