With a turn and a bounce in their steps, 41 young women will hit the stage of the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond on Wednesday and Thursday for the 2013 Miss World Canada competition.

The festivities begin with a preliminary competition Wednesday night, to be followed by an official crowning the next day, said a May 2 news release.

Whoever wins Miss World Canada will represent her country at the later Miss World pageant. Contestants must show a commitment to humanitarianism and philanthropy, raising money for Variety Children's Charity in the months leading up to the event, says the Miss World Canada website.

The Miss World Canada winner will receive a three-week, all-inclusive training package in Greater Vancouver before heading off to the Miss World competition. The first runner-up wins a four-night luxury getaway in Las Vegas, with the second runner-up staying in Las Vegas three nights and the third runner-up two nights.

But Miss World Canada doesn't just crown one winner. Thursday's event will also hand out awards including People's Choice Winner, Best International Costume and the Best Positive Body Image Award. Judges will also award Miss Congeniality to the contestant who shows the best overall participation and spirit.

Check out Miss World Canada's 2013 contestants:

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  • Anastasia Frolov

    From Plamondon, Alberta.

  • Alexis Scigliano

    From Burnaby, B.C.

  • Alexis Piazza

    From Sudbury, Ontario.

  • Anastasia Lin

    From Scarborough, Ontario.

  • Antara Das

    From Scarborough, Ontario.

  • Becky Friesen

    From Lethbridge, Alberta.

  • Camille Munro

    From Regina, Saskatchewan.

  • Chayla Delorme Maracle

    From Edmonton, Alberta.

  • Chelsey Mori

    From Mount Hope, Ontario.

  • Courtney Bertrand

    From Brandon, Manitoba.

  • Elizabeth Ojeil

    From Laval, Quebec.

  • Elva Deng

    From Abbotsford, B.C.

  • Evelina Wachowska

    From Woodbridge, Ontario.

  • Gina Ruperti

    From Brampton, Ontario.

  • Hannah Seaman

    From Langley, B.C.

  • Janelle MacMillan

    From Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

  • Jennifer Narayan

    From Surrey, B.C.

  • Kara Duncan

    From Oshawa, Ontario.

  • Kara Granger

    From Vancouver, B.C.

  • Kate Lexington

    From Toronto, Ontario.

  • Katie Zeppieri

    From Whitby, Ontario.

  • Laura Guzman

    From Vancouver, B.C.

  • Maida Khayyat

    From Montreal, Quebec.

  • Maria Ivancic

    From Burnaby, B.C.

  • Megan Newell

    From Kilbride, Newfoundland.

  • Melissa Francis

    From Calgary, Alberta.

  • Michelle Apples

    From Vancouver, B.C.

  • Neetu Purewal

    From Victoria, B.C.

  • Neha Karamchandani

    From Toronto, Ontario.

  • Nicole Johnston

    From Pitt Meadows, B.C.

  • Razieh Hekmat

    From Vancouver, B.C.

  • Selina Yue

    From Richmond, B.C.

  • Serena Shan

    From Vancouver, B.C.

  • Shahid Al Attar

    From Toronto, Ontario.

  • Sofiya Chorniy

    From Toronto, Ontario.

  • Renee Chan

    From Markham, Ontario.

  • Tamara Jemuovic

    From Toronto, Ontario.

  • Tanya Virk

    From Markham, Ontario.

  • Vartika Sharma

    From Hamilton, Ontario.

  • Viviana Sanchez

    From Burnaby, B.C.

  • Yasaman Madanikia

    From Coquitlam, B.C.

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