Queen's Golden Jubilee
Town Crier Competition

Hosted by: John Webster, the Town Crier of Markham and of East Gwillimbury

(905) 472-3122     28 Parkway Avenue, Markham Ontario Canada L3P 2G1     JohnWebster@TownCryer.ca

Judith Jewell

Judy Jewell was selected as the Anacortes Town Crier in 1998 in a competition, with the citizens of Anacortes and the Town Criers from the Northwest Company of Town Criers as the judges. After seeing the Anacortes Invitational Town Criers Town Crier Competition in 1997, she decided this was for her.

Ms. Jewell has spent many years singing and acting on stage and decided town crying was a natural step forward for someone who doesn't like to memorize scripts.

In June 2000, Jewell competed in the Millennium World Championship of Town Criers in Gent, Belgium and was Host of both The Anacortes International and the World Town Crier Championships

Originally used to spread news during the middle ages, town criers have continued on as goodwill ambassadors for their communities. Jewell says "It is my honour to promote my beautiful town of Anacortes. It is a fabulous place to visit."