From The Toronto Sun:
“She will appear at the Speakers Forum for the International Students of the Language Academy of Canada and at the Toronto Reference Library on Yonge St. where she will deliver an anti-bullying message. She will be joined there by Miss Universe Canada Paola Nunez and former Canadian prime minister John Turner who plans to talk about democracy and diversity.”
Here is the personal account of one spectator who was able to witness sidelights of the proceedings.
Pia with entourage arrived @2:15pm Feb 29 here. It was a private event exclusive only to international students of ILAC (which is an English language school) so most of them are Latinos who are studying English and who are really into pageants.
After the forum, students (about 60 of them) can’t take photos/selfies with Pia using their own cellphones and cameras.There was an official photographer who took each student pic with Pia. This must be a marketing strategy by the school.
Pia was somewhat grounded by the people behind ILAC, Miss Universe Canada Org., and Miss Universe Org. So it was really hard to take photos with her.
There were about 6 Filipina teenagers (must be diehard fans waiting for Pia). They are not ILAC students coz they could not get in.
When Pia arrived, one of the girls ran to her .. Pia asked her “nag cutting class ka ba ? (pia assumed the girl is a student and so nice of her to open up that concern). The girl replied with all honesty “opo“. Pia answered back “huwag mo ng gawin yan ha? “