Airdronian Emily Marston's time of holding the Miss Calgary crown is coming to an end. While she is unable to compete again for the position, she is very thankful for all the experiences she had during the year-long run.

"The first event I did as Miss Calgary was reading to a group of school kids and kindergarteners. We talked about climate change and environmental protection."

The main goal for Marston during her year of reign was to bring awareness to environmental sustainability.

"I was able to attend the Calgary Stampede for the whole week representing Airdrie and Calgary. I also just recently got back from the Arctic (Cambridge Bay and Yellowknife) where I got to connect with a lot of community members up there and we talked about environmental protection."

Marston also competed at Miss Universe Canada 2023 where she placed third in runway modeling as Miss Calgary.

"That's a huge accomplishment for me, just because I have been told that I'm too big to be a runway model. To place top three out of 60 girls at the biggest competition in Canada is huge."

Marston stated she is taking a year off from pageants to work on herself, relax and grow as a person. With that being said, Marston stated she has been asked to run for a few international titles which she is considering.

"The year I spent as Miss Universe, I really got to do everything I could hope for and more."

Marston is putting out the call for any 18-28-year-old females who are interested in becoming Miss Calgary to give it a try.

"I would love to hand down the crown to somebody that I know or somebody who's from Airdrie."

The Miss Calgary pageant will take place March 15 and 16.

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