Though her real name is Madison, this fun-loving 21 year old has always gone by the shortened version “Madi”. Madi Lacey was raised in the hamlet of Britt, Ontario – about an hour north of Parry Sound, a town she also considers home. She has always taken pride in where she comes from, and does her best to be involved in her community.
Madi’s dedication to the betterment of her community is obvious in her humanitarian efforts, with extensive volunteer contributions since she was 11 years old. As an active volunteer for numerous organizations throughout the years, her most notable accomplishment was organizing a charity walk – the BIG Britt Walk – which raised $82,000 ($50,000 by herself) over a five year period for the for Britt Area Nursing Services (BANS). As a result, she was nominated for the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award in 2011 and recognized with the Ontario Volunteer Service Award in 2013. Madi continues to volunteer as much as possible and is always looking for opportunities to become more involved.
Madi has taken on more responsibility within her family’s business, and in addition to her roles as store manager and Director of Marketing, has recently been promoted to Head of Client Services at Wright’s Marina Limited. She loves having the ability to curate lasting, positive impressions and relationships with clients and is constantly striving to improve their experience. Madi has may ideas that she is excited to implement in the coming boating season. In the future, Madi hopes to finish her diploma in Pre-Service Firefighting and pursue a second diploma for paramedic.
This will be Madi’s second pageant, having just competed in the 2019 Miss North Ontario Regional Canada Pageant this past May. Despite her lack of pageant experience, Madi placed in the Top 15, and was recognized with three awards in addition to being chosen to move on to the Miss Universe Canada pageant. Madi brought home sashes and crowns for her excellence in Pageant Promotion, Scholastic, and for being an Ambassador of NOFCC (as the top fundraiser for the pageant charity). She was also a finalist for the Entrepreneur award, awarded to the delegate with the most sponsorship. Her first pageant experience was an incredible learning and development opportunity, and Madi has no doubt that MUC will be just as beneficial. She is optimistic, and feels confident that she we be able to represent herself and her community with grace. Her platform is PTSD in First Responders, an issue she is passionate about; she hopes to continue to spread awareness of, and destigmatize, this worthy cause.