Why is Canada Great

First i must telling you  that the decision  to move to Canada was eternally  my  father’s  but this is one of the decision that my father have made that makes me proud to call him my father. I know my father does not regret moving our family from across the world to Canada as Canada is the land of freedom and opportunities. If i had  to choice to move any where in the world  i would  choose to live in Canada because it’s safe.

Simply put Canada is the land of freedom and opportunities compared to my own home county and others around the world. To live in  Canada  is to be free, free to travel the world and experience life first hand.  To speak your mind which i completely take for granted every day not knowing how many people in the world are unable  to speak their  mind. i believe that as a Canadian i have absolute  freedom compared to others  in other parts of the world.

Canada unlike  other countries or nations is  a multicultural country, this means  within Canada you will find many  diversity of culture, traditions and much more. Residence of Canada experience variety of cultures  within the  country such as the  Francophone. Canada is a country that welcomes people from  all walks of life and provide them with the opportunity to better themselves. This is  because Canada believes in economic equality which is  carried out through Canada’s economic system known as Mixed-economy . Mixed Economy  is both  socialist  and capitalist, only two countries in the world have Mixed- Economy as a a way to  insure equally distribute wealth in  society system ,Canada and Sweden. This is to insure  that all Canadians receive equal life opportunities  and are given an equal standard of life. Canada’s mixed-Economy  system  also works very well to eliminate  poverty in the country.

I  don’t remember living anywhere else other than Canada and i  don’t want to live anywhere that  is  not Canada.  i am very well content with the country i call home. Here i have the opportunity to achieve my dreams and live a life i once dreamed of. My parents move to Canada to give me a better life, which is why i believe that nothing could make them proud then to see me achieve my dreams and live the life they Came to give me.

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Hi everyone My name is Edwin. On March 23rd 2015 I was awarded as Miss Teenage Lethbridge 2015 at the Miss Teenage Canada provincial pageant  in Calgary Alberta. As Miss Teenage Lethbridge, I will be travelling to Toronto in August  to compete for the title of  Miss Teenage Canada 2015 as Lethbridge’s representative.

I am very proud to have gotten this amazing opportunity to represent my city and be apart of the  Miss Teenage Canada Pageant,it’s is a dream come true to be one of the Miss Teenage Canada provincial finalist. I am originally from Africa Uganda,but I do not know much about Africa as my family moved to Canada when I was young and I am unable to remember much about the place I come from, I now reside in Lethbridge Alberta with my family and friends. I love music but I am no singer I love to sit down and listened to music while I reading a good book, and of course we can’t forget snacks I love snacks I get hungry by the minute so you’ll always find me eating,

when I was younger this was a problem for my parents because if there was no one around to give me food I would get it myself which is dangerous for a little girl, I came  to, realize this when I got hungry and as usual  I wanted to eat and there was no one around to give me food so I with my silly little girl mind thought I could give myself food and ended up burning myself, this is one of the first lessons in life I learned patient.

I enjoy playing sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball and cross country running, however my favourite sport is cross country and this is because I am good at it, I love running for a long period of time. my favourite time of day to run is early in the morning before anyone else is awake as I love  seeing how peaceful and beautiful the world is early in the morning before it awakes and resume. it is beautiful at 5 am in the morning. Right now at this moment I am loving life as for my future goals I look forward to attending the university of Lethbridge Alberta in the fall of 2015 to endeavour into the politics  world to make change for the better. The future is bright.

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Miss Teenage Canada http://www.missteenagecanada.com/ has launched a new sister competition Top Model Search Canada http://topmodelsearchcanada.com/ and you could be the first winner. Have you wanted to be a model? This competition is a great way to launch your carrier! It is a model search and pageant, the best of both worlds. You get your dream of walking on the runway and strutting for the camera and you still get a crown! Top Model Search Canada http://topmodelsearchcanada.com/ gives you the chance to meet agents, build your portfolio, break into the world of modeling and travel the world. If you are ages 17-26 and have what it takes to be on the cover of magazines then this would be the competition for you! International scouts/agents will be flown in, top 3 will go to compete in Miss Supernational – Top Model of the World – Miss Intercontinential and its the opportunity of a life time. It is a great way to meet new people, make friendships that will last a lifetime and finally get your big break. You will learn plenty of new skills and will be introduced to the model and pageant world. Only good can come from it! What girl doesn’t want to be part of the next generation of supermodels? If you know how to walk and strut your stuff on that run way go to http://topmodelsearchcanada.com/apply-now and apply today for your once in a life time shot at your dream! Not convinced? Top Model Search Canada http://topmodelsearchcanada.com/ is a great way to build confidence, poise, grace and teaches you new skills as well as all about the modeling industry. Combining both pageant and model search elements this competition is one of a kind and they are looking for someone who stands out, is radiant, unique and has grace on the runway, is that you? I would like to say good luck to all the gorgeous young women competing in Top Model Search Canada http://topmodelsearchcanada.com/ this year. Stay beautiful! xo

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Miss Teenage Canada formerly known as Miss Teen Canada – World is the largest Teen pageant in Canada. The original Miss Teen Canada Pageant was introduced in 1969 and became a loved national tradition across Canada. Its original name for the first 3 years was Miss Teenage Canada and in 1972 was changed to Miss Teen Canada http://www.missteenagecanada.com/. It was a personality and beauty competition for Canadian women ages 14 to 17. The event was always held in Toronto, Ontario and was televised on CTV. The original pageant was sponsored by A&W Drive-Ins. Cleo Productions owned the event for most of its years. Due to financial concerns the pageant shut down in late 1990. There are so many teen pageants out there but the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant that is up and running to date is the largest teen pageant in Canada and began in 2008, it is owned by MTC-W inc. and produced by Michelle Weswaldi . Not only is it the largest teen pageant in Canada but it is the only pageant to hold provincial pageants, has the largest prize, most delegates, most media exposure, Winner goes to Miss Teen Universe, Celebrity judging panel, Celebrity hosts, and much more. I always wanted to enter a pageant like Miss Teenage Canada and when i found the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MissTeenageCanada I decided to apply http://www.missteenagecanada.com/become-mtcw/apply-now. I thought it would be an exciting experience and the opportunity of a lifetime and after watching Miss Teen USA I loved the idea of a Canadian version! Being in a pageant gives you confidence in yourself and can boost your self-esteem greatly, it also gets you involved with your community, presents you with amazing opportunity’s, and gives you the chance to help out charity’s immensely. Some things i have done to get involved with my community are being a volunteer coach for my city’s special olympics swim team, helping with the youth week BBQ, being a mascot for the horse racing track in my city, mentoring young kids, and attending every other event i can! As for working with charity’s July 11th and 12th i will be on the roof of wall-mart raising money for free the fuzz with the special olympics team. As well i will be cleaning up the grandstands at the race track and taking all the cans and bottles to the bottle depot as part of my Free the Children fundraiser. Its amazing to be a role model and mentor for young kids, they look up to you and you can change their life in such small ways. I still cant believe i have this chance to make such a change in the way young people view them selves. With the title of Miss Teenage Canada you can accomplish so many things and change so many lives just with your presence and your words, you become someone for people to look up to the crown just gets their attention but your words will pull them in. I have plans to tour the schools in my city to have discussions with the kids about self-confidence and how to improve mental health, with the title of Miss Teenage Canada  i would expand this tour to all across Canada, i believe i am a strong role model and am someone youth can look up to. With the title i would also seek out more chances to volunteer and fundraise across the country. I look forward to the many more opportunity’s that will open up to me.

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Today i was able to attend the youth week BBQ put on by the Lethbridge family centre and united way. There was games, prizes, food, and much more! It was so fun helping kids play at different stations and give them the tickets they needed to get the prize they wanted. It was so awesome to be a part of the family centre team and to volunteer and help out. It was also great to spend the day along side my pageant sister and friend Jaime! Along with helping at the stations and games Jaime Vandenberg (Miss Teenage Alberta 2014) and I walked around selling candy bags for any donations as little as a nickel to go towards putting together more youth day events. People were so generous with their donations and loved their candy! Some people even decided to give us a donation and pass along their candy bag to one of the kids.

They had music playing in the gardens and you could smell the yummy burgers and hot dogs on the grill. It was a beautiful day and we had such a good turn out of kids, it got pretty busy! I actually ended up with my first sun burn of the year, ouch! The day went by so quickly and i got to meet plenty of new people. A few little girls even had their little princess crowns on that they won from the prize table! there was tug of war, plinko, seed toss and so much more.

It was just another great event put on my wonderful people. The family centre based in Lethbridge is a non-profit organization that provides services to children, youth and family’s. Their mission is to strengthen capacities and encourage the best possible development of family’s in Southwestern Alberta, and that is exactly what they are doing!

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I absolutely love this paper I received from Alberta Health Services and I just had to share it.

How you feel about yourself can play a big part in your mental well-being.  Believe in and respecting yourself can prevent negative thinking, give you the courage to try new things. And help you feel proud of yourself even when things go wrong or you make mistakes.

• surround yourself with people who accept you exactly as who you are. Spend more time with people with people who like and accept you for who you are, and less time worrying about the ones who don’t. Besides, if you change yourself for one person or a group, the next person or group may not like you, and so on.

• Boost your self-confidence. Make a list of things you like about yourself, whether it’s your work ethic, free spirit or any other special characteristics or abilities. Trying something new, or mastering a skill, is another great way, is another great way to build confidence.

• Don’t compare yourself to others. Focus on how you have become a new and improved version of yourself. What new decisions have you made or new actions you’ve taken that have resulted in you moving in a new direction in your life? What are the positive things in your life or progress made this year compared to last? These are the true measuring sticks or success.

• Develop your own sense of style and self-expression. What makes you different is what makes you special. You don’t have to follow the latest trends; rather, pull together looks you’re comfortable with. Express yourself you way, and with confidence.

• Laugh… And let it go. Life is too short to dwell on things we commit control. Learn how to be so comfortable with yourself that you don’t hold on to those things that go wrong in life.

Mental health help line toll-free at 1-877-303-2642 it’s 24 hours a day 7 days a week

A few words from me…

Suicide streaming from a mental health problem is the second leading cause of death among youth in Canada. We are constantly under pressure to succeed in school and have good grades and maintain a social life. One in five students consider themselves to have a mental health problem. The stigma surrounding how we speak about mental health makes youth feel as though if they were to speak out they might be misunderstood and shamed because of their problem, this keeps our youth silent. Almost one half of the population who believe they may have a problem with depression or anxiety have never gone to see a doctor. Mental illnesses indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague. It is a growing concern in our community’s and something must be done.

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On April 12 I was able to attend the children’s festival at the exhibition centre in Lethbridge along with my pageant sister Jaime Vandenberg Miss Teenage Alberta. We got to walk around and say hi to all the little girls wandering around. They all thought we were real lives princesses. Bells and Bows Bridal centre was kind enough to lend me a beautiful pink gown and the little girls were convinced I was sleeping beauty! After walking around there was a long line up of excited children waiting for the meet and greet with Angelina ballerina a children’s show star and myself. It was awesome to talk with young girls about my title and how I got my crown. After a long line of children and a lot of pictures with them all my day continued…

I headed off to Magrath for the Bells and Bows Bridal Centre fashion show! I was Modeling some beautiful gowns and talked to the audience about my title, how I got it and about my plat form. It was a great learning experience and provided me with some practice for my evening gown walk. Bells and Bows has dresses in every size, color, style and are all so gorgeous. The owner of the Bridal centre, Angeline Mcdonald, provides amazing service and will not rest until you find the perfect gown! If your looking for a gown for grad, wedding, bridesmaids.. i urge you to check out this incredible store.

All the ladies who modeledJaime and I with the former Miss Teen Lethbridge Farren Sawers

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The last few weeks iv been volunteering at the special Olympics in my city. It’s been amazing to talk to everyone and hear their story’s and hear what they have been through. Iv watched them grow and by coaching them they have proven to me how much strength they have. It’s such an encouraging environment with support from everyone. Every week they all give 100% and let nothing weigh them down once they get in the water. Being there and being able to help out is incredible, they are full of energy and always stay so positive! The Ladies who run the team are absolutely amazing, their energy, devotion, and commitment to the team would blow you away! Selected swimmers will be going to compete in nationals this summer in Vancouver. I couldn’t be prouder of the team and how much devotion and effort they put in every time. I know they will do great in their competition!

The swim team and I

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Hi everyone! My name is Brookelyn, I am 15 years old and the new Miss Teenage Lethbridge 2014! I am very proud to be representing my city in this pageant and to have gotten this amazing opportunity. I was born and raised here in Lethbridge AB. Although I love my city I always enjoy travelling. My dream is to travel all over the world! I love Hawaii, Orlando, and all tropical places. The hot weather and beaches is where I want to be!

Growing up as an only child iv filled the gap with my pets. 2 dogs, 4 cats, a rabbit and a salamander. I have rescued countless animals off the streets and found them forever homes. Iv gotta say the Pit bull I rescued was my favourite.. His name was Parker. We had him for quite a few months, I walked him every night and he was the sweetest dog you would ever meet. He tried to make friends with all the animals but they didn’t overly like him but he didn’t really care he just wanted to play. I miss him so much, he was my baby! But we found the perfect, forever, home for him and he’s doing well with his big play mate!

Parker

Parker

Ever since I was young I have loved to be on stage. At a young age I started dancing, playing piano and performed in school plays. As I have gotten older I have gained more skills. I have been playing guitar for 5 years now and have a passion for Modeling! I have performed in bands as a guitar player and singer, been an extra on the set of movies, and been in fashion shows and photo shoots.

until next time lovelies!

Brookelyn xoxo

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