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2016 Search for Miss Teenage Canada has officially begun!
After several months of waiting and preparing, I finally arrived in Toronto in the afternoon of Sunday, July 17th! Upon arrival at the hotel, I was able to meet and mingle with all of the other girls for a couple hours before settling in with my roommate – Toni-Anne from Saskatchewan!
At 6:30 pm we rode the elevators all the way up to the 12th floor of the Airport Holiday Inn Hotel to attend the Sponsor Party!
The party was … describe the room. Pictures pictures pictures
Another sponsor I was able to meet Sunday night as well as visit their headquarters was Nuvango! Nuvango specializes in imprinting drawings onto articles of clothing! The apparel is so unique and different from anything else I’ve ever seen before; and it’s so comfy! I know already I’m going to get so much use out of this crop – whether I’m lounging, working out, or roaming the city, my Nuvango wear is going to be my new go-to! Definitely recommend you check out their website –> https://ca.nuvango.com/
I found my pair of designer sunglasses from our new sponsor V.P.I. Canada – you can purchase your own super cool pair to match mine at: https://www.vpicanada.ca/SUNGLASSES/bolero-round-frame-polarized-sunglasses-613/ – this link will lead you right to the Bolero Round Frame glasses I’m rocking in the picture here! Can’t wait to rock these all around Toronto and back home in Alberta!
Hashtagio makes it easy for friends, families, and businesses to keep track of our Miss Teenage Canada experience by simply going onto social media and searching the tag #missteenageCanada2016. It’s awesome for us girls as it’s almost like a way to see all the amazing memories we’ve created throughout the week!
Sam Dhutia from Sweets Canada was another one of the sponsors the party Sunday night! My sweet tooth definitely loved this station as Sam was doing chocolate tastings of all his uniquely flavoured chocolates! I was a little skeptical about trying the dark chocolate bad with cranberry and lavender petals but to my surprise, the flavours were the absolute perfect combination! You can find the link to this specific bar if you’re looking for something to satisfy your chocolate cravings because let’s be honest – we all have them! Sam generously gave each delegate the gourmet chocolate bar of our choice to satisfy our sweet tooth throughout the week! So huge thank you to Sam and everyone at Sweets Canada for your generosity and sweets!
Sweets Canada is on Twitter @SweetsCanadaCA and so is their parent company Q Foods Canada which tweets from @QFoodsCanada
BRADLEE RYALL GOLF ACADEMY
Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy had a super fun booth set up where we were challenged to putt and achieve a hole in one.. unfortunately I wasn’t able to pull that off but don’t worry! On Wednesday, July 20th I’ll have the opportunity to travel to the golf academy to receive some much needed golf lessons and compete in a one-hole golf game! I’m looking forward to improving my golf game from professionals that teach golf lessons at six golf courses west of Toronto!
UPDATE: I definitely got to improve my skills on Wednesday when we visited Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy. I’m going to use my skills learned from #puttingwithMario to improve my mini golf game, and the final stretch of my golf game. I could say I’ve almost specialized in chipping when we were #chippingwithJon and have almost got the hang of starting my game off strong when we were #drivingwithIan!
I also had the pleasure of running into Darrly Sittler and Tiger Williams – two hockey hall of famers who were at the golf course supporting a fundraiser dedicated to the Down Syndrome Association.
Archer’s Arena was another one of the sponsors that attended the party we had on Sunday, July 17th. I was encouraged to bring out my inner Katniss playing around and posing with this bow and arrow! Had a blast when we visited Archery Tag in Toronto at Archers Arena on Thursday, July 21st! It was a battlefield during our #gameoffoam! Definitely a highlight!
BATA SHOE MUSEUM
We visited the Bata Shoe Museum on Tuesday, July 19 and it was so amazing! It sounds like the most pageant typical, girly thing to do but it was actually focused on the evolution of shoes throughout history between different cultures and religions. It was really cool learning about the different traditions and reasoning behind all the evolving fashion trends!
@batashoemuseum and they collect images marked #batashoemuseum
Fishd By EDO
Can’t wait to visit Fishd by EDO later in the week! Check them out!
Can’t wait to receive my $15 coupon to yogen fruz! Frozen yogurt is definitely one of my go to foods – it’s healthy😉 and there’s always so many different flavour/topping combinations to try that I could never get tired of it! If you’re looking for something sweet but healthy, be sure to visit your local yogen fruz, a Canadian born franchise now integrated over 1400 stores in 47 different countries! http://www.yogenfruz.com/
Storia PR Inc.
Can’t wait to meet Daphna and Karen Nussbaum from Storia PR in Toronto later in the week. From what I’ve heard, these ladies are responsible for amplifying the media updates we make throughout this week, assuring they reach the biggest audience possible!
Rimmel London is seems like it has an awesome like of products! Can’t wait to find out more about what the have to offer! Find the team on Instagram & Twitter: @rimmelllondoncan, and on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/RimmelLondonCanada
Can’t wait to visit Sally Hansen and receive samples of some of the products they have to offer!
Instagram & Twitter: @sallyhansenca
Good to know there’s an awesome line of high-quality hygiene products that are perfect for keeping our teeth nice and pearly white while were away from home and at the Miss Teenage Canada competition!
As the Miss Teenage Canada National competition is quickly approaching, we have been given our second blog assignment: creating and designing a rollup banner! Sign Source Solutions will be donating the most eye-catching banner designed by one of the delegates to be displayed in the entrance of the Final Show on July 24th! Sign Source Solutions specializes in printing and creating business signs, event signs, as well as roll-up banners for easy travel and storage!
I decided to keep my banner simple incorporating only the most important components. The Miss Teenage Canada title represents the competition taking place, a crown because it’s a symbol in pageantry, and the quote “No better you than the you that you are”. I chose this quote because what I’ve learned throughout this experience is to have confidence in myself. I think nowadays we are so focused on looking a certain way, or envying the qualities other people have rather than appreciating our own. Everyone is created in their own way for a reason and need to embrace the qualities that make them unique! If you are searching for the definition of beautiful, look in the mirror! Be yourself, you’re extraordinary and absolutely beautiful just the way you are ❤️
Lethbridge, Alberta: The beautiful city I have the honour of representing. What makes it so special you may ask? Well if I’m gonna be honest here, if you live in Lethbridge, you may have come to find out that there’s not many tourist attractions that I can lead you toward. The high level bridge is quite remarkable being the largest railway structure in Canada and the largest of its type in the world – Not to mention it’s over 100 years old and is still frequently used!
But if you truly know anything about Lethbridge, you’d know that the sense of community it resonates is a greater appeal than any attraction could acquire. Throughout these past 5 months as Miss Teenage Lethbridge, I have met more people and built more relationships than I have in the past 5 years when I first started going to school there. How have I accomplished that? I began to get involved through volunteering. I have volunteered with countless organizations, at numerous special events, and every single experience has been unique to itself. I used to believe that Lethbridge was an ordinary, windy city that I couldn’t wait to expand my life beyond. Now, it’s incredibly easy for me to recognize how extraordinary Lethbridge is, and especially all the things that lie within it. My heart has been touched by so many people, and I have gained so much knowledge that I will cherish forever.
Lethbridge is the perfect city to expand my platform and my beliefs within. Because what I ultimately want to promote is the idea of empowering communities through volunteerism. Events would not happen without volunteers. Organizations and non-for-profits would not operate without volunteers. Something as simple as fun-runs or charity walks would not happen and go without confusion without the help and guidance of volunteers.
The amount of people that sacrifice their time for others never ceases to amaze me. I used to wonder how they did it. Just give their time freely without gaining anything in return; but then I realized: they are getting something in return – they are actually gaining so much more. And I’ll tell you how. I may not be having the best day, or maybe I had to get up a little bit earlier than I would have liked, but as soon as I am entered into the radiantly positive atmosphere of the volunteers and the joys of an event, my mood is instantly changed.
I hope you have to opportunity to travel to Lethbridge one day and experience the connection and dedication the 98, 828 residents of Lethbridge have to offer. If you currently reside in Lethbridge, I hope this inspired you to get involved and expand your horizons and relationships throughout the city. The opportunities are truly endless!
Until next time!
With the turnout of over 600 people, I can definitely say the MS Walk today was a huuuge success! The overload of support and the generous donations made by everyone leads us one step closer to finding a cure for MS. MS is something that has had an immense impact on myself and my family as my grandma has been living with MS for nearly 40 years now. She is the most optimistic person I know despite everything she has been through; and I think that is what keeps her so strong and motivated each day.
I have to say I am so incredibly proud of my sister Tricia for being a guest speaker at the walk today and presenting her fundraiser of ‘Goals For Grandma’ which she began this previous hockey season and will be continuing as long as her hockey career may last. This year, she was able to fundraise and donate just over $800 to the MS Society with the support of her friends and family. She created this fundraiser as a source of inspiration and motivation for stepping up her on and off the ice hockey game. Seeing as our grandma is one of the most optimistic and encouraging people in her life, Tricia decided this would be the perfect way to attempt to give back to her for the motivation she has contributed that has lead to her success as an athlete. Tricia is an inspiration to me in many ways but especially in her determination to accept and overcome challenges with the way she makes sure everything she does, she does with a purpose. Days like today remind me where my motivation has stemmed from and how lucky I am to be surrounded with such influential people who have taught me the importance of dedication and patience in the many steps required to achieve my goals.
On another note, I can also say I am a proud student of Catholic Central High School as they never fail to step up and show their support for others and especially others within our school community. I didn’t get the chance to be a part of his chemistry class, but I have heard many intriguing stories from fellow students who have had the pleasure of having Mr. Bulger as a teacher. From his stories that seem to bring endless laughter, to his nerf gun he likes to bug daydreaming students with, Mr. Bulger is definitely someone who can bring a smile to your face, especially on days you may need it the most.
Overall, I want to say thank you to everyone who took the steps and showed their support; it means so much to me but also to so many others! I didn’t expect handing out raffle tickets to lead me to meet as many amazing people as it did so I’m truly thankful for the experience. It just goes to show there is opportunity in every situation, no matter how small it may seem at first. I’ve come to learn that every situation is only what you make of it.
Hello and welcome to my very first blog as Miss Teenage Lethbridge 2016!
When the ad for Miss Teenage Canada kept continually popping up on my Facebook feed – curious as I am – I couldn’t help but check it out! To be honest, pageants have never been something that I have taken an interest in but after educating myself, I realized they’re not all what they seem. After some extensive research, I discovered there is a great amount of advocates who have brought immense change just beginning with one simple title; I couldn’t help but wonder what impact a small town girl like me could accomplish.
With the motivation of having my voice heard, I decided to challenge myself and compete in the Regional competition for the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant in hopes of obtaining the title of Miss Teenage Alberta. Over the course of the weekend, we were judged on the answers we provided in our personal interview, how we conducted ourselves over the weekend, our confidence and fitness in a bathing suit, the elegance in an evening gown, and our platform*. I honestly had no idea what to expect going into the weekend, but I can say it undeniably exceeded my expectations.
The pageant provided me with the opportunity to meet some girls with amazing hearts and true motivation to make a difference; just like me! Although I wasn’t able to grab the main title, I did qualify to represent Lethbridge and that is a responsibility I couldn’t be happier to have.
What’s the next step you ask? Nationals! This coming July, I will travel to Toronto along with a number of girls from each province to compete for the title of Miss Teenage Canada 2016. Until then, (but surely not ending then) I aspire to make as much of an impact throughout the community as possible.
It is genuinely an honour to represent such an amazing and supportive city as well as the surrounding counties. In the short time I’ve had with this title, I’ve come to discover that Lethbridge has so much more to offer than simply it’s hair tangling wind; the opportunities are truly endless! There are so many organizations filled with people doing such impactful things for the community that I had never been aware of before. I’m thankful for the experiences I’ve gained and the people I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know thus far and look forward to what’s to come in the future!
Until next time!
Lunch today for the Miss Teen Canada delegates was held at the Eaton Center at the Richter Market, where I ordered myself a chipotle burrito with beef and salted, which was delightful, I absolutely love the food their and would recommend it to my friends and family.
For beverages we had Mexican soda, I personally had a sprite which I thought was different from a Canadian sprite, it is much sweeter and had less fizz. if your someone who like’s trying new things and enjoying what you eat I would recommend the Richter Market Tacos Truck as it’s food is amazing and tasty, just the right amount of spice for non spice lovers and spice lover’s.
The service was excellent, the employee’s greeted us with smiles and simply when a head to serve us . The employees are polite and attentive to their quest, when ask to take a picture they politely agreed although there were 82 of us that needed to be served, and also take a picture’s with them, they never complaint. The timing was outstanding, from the time we ordered, the employee’s have already started to makeing our food when we are done ordering our food was ready for us, no wait 10 to 15 minutes in Oder to get your food.
To day early this morning we wake up at 6am to get ready not knowing where we were going or what we were doing we got up and got ready at the time we were told and expected to e ready. We got on the bus and when down the street for breakfast at an all day breakfast restaurant beside the Hotels called EGGlicious. Breakfasts was amazing we had eggs, beacons and potato’s, which was fit for the day we were heading toward.
We then got on the bus after breakfast and when to Lake Ontario, where we walked along Snug Harbour in peers posing and taking pictures, after that we walked to a park in Snug Harbour where we were taught our swim suits walk by our amazing choreographer Mark. The walk was fun and energetic, we loved it and even so when we were done practising with our choreographer Mark we continued to practice.
After Snug Harbour we when to Mississauga canoe club, where we when dragon boating, this was my first time in can dragon boating so you can imagine how excited I was. For lunch we had hot dogs in a bun with apple ,seizer salted and peaches. After lunch Continue reading
My platform is to rehabilitate homeless people from society, because i believe that homelessness is not self inflicted but instead cause by circumstance such as job loss or a death in a family and therefore society must land a helping hand. I want to educated society in this matter to enhance society’s view on homelessness, to encourage society to be selfless and giving.
I choice this platform because, i have seen poverty at it’s worst thought i have never experienced it first hand i believe no one should experience it.My favorite place to vist is the homeles center, the homeless indidvidu who have nothig and has no idea where their meal was goining to come from for supper are the most hamble, hopful and gratefull people in the world.
As Miss Teen Canada i would work to abolish homelessness in society by building homeless shelter and raising money to provide this individuals with basic necessity, such as clothes ,food as well as a Back to work program where homeless individuals will get the chance to build their interview skill as well as provide them with clean clothes to attend their job interviews. With this program in place, more and more homeless individuals will be able to find jobs allowing them to get off the street.
i believe this is possible because we in Alberta have done it Medicine Hat was the first to element homelessness, and if a little city like Medicine Hat is able to be selfless and so can the rest of the world. this people need our help in oder to tejoin socity and we must not turn our back on them.