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3 things I’ve learned since I have arrived at Nationals
Since I have arrived at the competition I have noticed such a positive attitude from all the girls. It is so important to be positive the whole time your here, there will be many instances where you will feel sad and disappointed in yourself because” you could have done that better”. I just wanna say it’s alright you will fail at some things but when you achieve success it’s definitely worth it.
Time here is so valuable it’s ridiculous. Since I arrived at the competition we have had a Strict schedule. We wake up super early to go to breakfast at this delicious restaurant called EGGOLICIOUS, then we go off on a activity for the rest of the day such as golf sponsored by Byall Golf or shopping sponsored by Square One Mall. We usually get back to the hotel around 10-11 each night. So you really have to cherish every second you get because I get up at 5am each day then off we go!!!!
In a pageant you see so many beautiful young women with excellent posture. So while we’re here we have get judged on our posture and our walk so of course you have to be good at it ;). A tip that I have learned since I have arrived is that you stand tall and be proud of how you stand. There’s no point of arching your back so much that it’s uncomfortable, so just relax a little and “sit like you would if the Queen is coming over” – (My moms words )
Sorry this one is kinda sort guys but I’ll keep you updated with the rest of the week
Miss teenage red deer County 2016
Hello everyone, so for one of our assignment was to design a new logo for this years 2016 Miss Teenage Canada. I designed 2 different ones online just because i thought it would turn out better but i dont really know, so you guys be the judge!!! I dont really have much to say about it except that i hope you guys like it and hey you never know maybe my design will be the next logo of Miss Teenage Canada for the future!!!
Alright guys so today was my first day at Nationals/ Miss teenage Canada competition. I have just arrived at the hotel with the other girls and the first thought i had was ” how am i going to carry 5 luggage bags alone all around the hotel”. Christi one of our chaperones show p and laughs at me because i cant carry i all. She decides to help me but giggles to her self up the elevator. When i first walk into the room on the 12th floor i saw many girls in groups talking and getting to know each other and i knew if i didn’t introduce my self to them right away i would loose out on the chance to make new friends, in fact sisters for life.
Later that night at 6:30 we all headed back up to the 12th floor for the sponsor party. What is a sponsor party you may ask? This party was a chance for the official sponsors of this years pageant to show off some of their product and get their name out on social media using us girls as “models “. For example a company called ArcheryTag came tonight and let us take some photos with one of their Bow&Arrows. We had the chance to do as many different poses as we wanted and even had the chance to pose with some girls (such as im doing in this photo to the right.) from taking photos for our benefit and pleasure this also helps out the company because there getting 50+ girls to share their photos online. I am so thrilled to be apart off the party because i received so many amazing gifts from all the sponsors.
One of my favorite gifts i received was my Sunglasses sponsored by VPICanada. They are amazingly beautiful and they fit my face just right! I totally recommend VPICanada because 1. They are so awesome for one reason- you can see your reflection in them https://www.vpicanada.ca/SUNGLASSES/style-1009/
2. There shipping and handling fee’s are so reasonable that you can literally order any pair online and get them is such a short time!!!
My other favorite Activity was the mini golf sponsored by Byall Golf. It was so much fun trying and succeeding 😉 in getting a Hole – In – one. If you got a hole in one you went into finals ( read about it in my other blog post!!!). I had such a blast doing it and getting photos with the banner and the “golf course”.
Tonight was such an enjoyable experience. I am so blessed that I could be apart of Miss teenage canada. So thank you so much and I’ll keep you updated with the rest of the week
Miss teenage Red deer County 2016
2016 Search for Miss Teenage Canada has officially begun!
As a Regional Delegate from Alberta . I arrived in Toronto at 1:40 ,
At 6:30 pm we entered into the Registration room at the Airport Holiday Inn in Toronto to attend the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Search for Miss Teenage Canada. I was feeling excited to meet all the great girls competing this year, as well as thrilled to be a part of the sponsor party where i had the opportunity to try out all of these amazing products and take pictures with them!
The party was amazing!!! The room was set up so beautifully, the had the official Miss teenage Canada backboard, they had a slide going with all of our pictures on it, and they had all sponsor tables aligned perfectly so the girls could disperse throughout the room to check out all the amazing items that were sponsored.
There was a good selection of high quality Oral B traveler’s toothbrushes specially monogrammed from Archer Dental because they care about our oral hygiene when we’re away from home competing for a crown.
BRADLEE RYALL GOLF ACADEMY
BRADLEE RYALL GOLF ACADEMY-
Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy Another fun exhibit at the Opening Night Sponsors’ Party was from Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy which teaches golf lessons at six golf courses west of Toronto.On Weds July 20th we’re all going to the golf academy to play a one-hole golf game for two ladies golf jackets (which are prizes from SWING activewear) at the end of our group lessons on two different courses. Here at the party there was a live mini golf attraction set up for us to practice our putting. Here are some photos from Today!
I found my pair of glasses see link: https://www.vpicanada.ca/SUNGLASSES/style-1009/ They are for sale online for $ 28 plus shipping and handling. Thanks VPI Canada – I’ll be sure to bring these glasses back to Alberta and rock them, i’ll make you proud.
At the party there was a bow and arrow (with a giant marshmallow on the pointy end) and we all took turns trying to hit a paper target that was setup in the ballroom. We’ll ALL be playing Archery Tag in Toronto at Archers Arena on Thursday July 21st 2016. On that night, look out for the hashtag #archerytag.
Rimmel London provided a surplus of products for the girls’ welcome bags. They set up a make-up station with lots of extras. A lot of fun happened here throughout the evening. Find the team on Instagram & Twitter: @rimmelllondoncan, and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RimmelLondonCanada
YOGEN FRUZ –
Provided $15 coupon which we will be getting in the Miss Teenage Canada 2016 prize pack
Sweets Canada logo – new 2016 Sam Dhutia from Sweets Canada was at the party doing chocolate tastings. Sam made a very informative and delicious chocolate tasting exhibit – after each sampling he generously gave out gourmet chocolate bars , and or edible flower chocolate bars, depending on each delegate’s
individual preferences, as discovered during the tastings.Sweets Canada is on Twitter @SweetsCanadaCA and so is their parent company Q Foods Canada which tweets from @QFoodsCanada
social media Gregator Hashtagio is a Social Media Aggregator and User Generated Marketing Platform that was at the show collecting all our social media tagged with the #MissTeenageCanada2016 and then projecting it live at the party. Even better, they make a single feed URL to which our parents and friends can subscribe to follow along in real time as we experience all the different activities here in Toronto. And the mass of spontaneously issued images and text from all 65 delegates will be archived on this page in the Miss Teenage Canada main site and on the Miss Teen Canada Blog Network / Search for Miss Teenage Canada 2016.
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BATA SHOE MUSEUM
We’ll be visiting the Bata Shoe Museum on Tuesday, July 19 at 11:30 a.m. So excited <3
Sally Hansen provided products for gift bags and dispensed products (describe in detail) at a make-up station at the welcome party.
Instagram & Twitter: @sallyhansenca
Delegates are especially advised to seek out and introduce themselves to Daphna and Karen Nussbaum from Storia PR in Toronto. These ladies are part of the 2016 Search for Miss Teenage Canada experience and w
ill be retweeting and amplifying much of the media we make, everywhere we go.
Tonight was the first night of nationals so of course we had to play some mini golf. Here let me explain, so tonight was Miss Teenage Canada’s Sponsor party 2016. Different companies and businesses came to meet us in person get a better understanding of what the pageant is about but also came to invite us later in the week to participate in their awesome activities!!!! The companies names were KNNEFF golf academies, and Archer’s Arena. We also got clothing sponsored to us by Nuvango and chocolate sponsored by Q’ Bites.
If you scored a hole-in – one, in the mini golf you were put in the finals round. And SURPRISE that is exactly what happened to me!!! i was pumped ready to win a round a mini golf and then go eat some chocolate but oh no! i had to verse off between two BC girls for top 3. It was getting super heated, people were cheering, everyone was watching so intensely i could feel the tension rising in the air. When it came to my turn in the final round it was just me and 1 BC girl and i could tell she was in it to win it! So its finally my turn, i set the golf ball down in good aliment with the target and went for it!!! one thing i did not count for was the boxes that were in the way. At that moment i knew i had lost. The BC girl came up fixed her positioning and won the mini golf tournament.
Tonight was such a blast! i had the chance to meet everyone that i am competing with, the chance to meet so many amazing Sponsors, and take so many cute and wonderful photo’s with my sisters!!!! so thanks again to everyone, i wouldn’t be here with out you!!!
- Why you would visit Sylvan Lake?
Let me just start off saying that being awarded the title Miss Teenage Red Deer County 2016 gives me the opportunity to represent the areas around red deer; hence County. With my title I represent Penhold to Bowden to Sylvan to Red deer to Innisfail to Delbern, and much more And for this blog update I will choose Sylvan lake as on of the places in my region you should visit.
The lake is a popular destination for tourists from around Alberta, with over 1.5 million visitors each year. Popular tourist activities include sunbathing, swimming, water-skiing, and visiting the local Wild Rapids Waterslides. Camp Woods in Sylvan Lake played to the 12th Canadian Scout Jamboree in July 2013.
Sylvan Lake was originally settled by French speaking immigrants from Quebec and the United States. Arriving in 1898 from Michigan, Alexandre Loiselle and his family homesteaded the quarter section that later became the west side of today’s Main (50th) Street! Also “Sylvan” is from the Latin sylvanus, which means “of a forest”.
O One last thing to make you visit or even pick up and move here is the locals. And by that I don’t just mean the people. I mean the businesses, people and the. hospitality. This old town is over 100 years old and is still bringing in almost the population of Calgary every year! Sylvan lake hosts Canada Day fire works and parades. They celebrate together as a family. In every event they host they are acting like they have something huge to celebrate and to add they
are the coolest people I have ever had the privilege to meet. Now I will show you in a video below why you should come and visit Alberta’s own SYLVAN LAKE!!!
Hello Everyone! Today I will be talking to you all about my platform! What is a platform you may ask?? Well a platform is something each delegate is passionate about and want to bring awareness to! Saying that I have chosen Changing Stereotypical views on pageants and on the girls who participate in them As my official platform.
When choosing my platform I wanted to choose something that would not only be extremely beneficial to many young girls growing up in my hometown of Penhold (Red deer) Alberta , but also be a great community leader that they can also look up to! For the regional pageant of Alberta I had so much trouble choosing one i almost ran out of time, well until a dear friend of mine said one that just sparked the passion within me. My friends suggested changing stereotypical view on pageants as she thought i could do so much with it. As many of you know i am a bigger girl ( and proud of it) so when she said this, i thought it would be perfect!
I chose this as my official Alberta platform and my MTC platform because i have real passion for this and i believe that other people should know about this! I chose this to raise awareness about the “Truth” about pageants and not putting so much social and mental pressure on the girls who participate in them.Pageants are actually not all what they crack up to be and have so many wrong “facts” about them. Such as “pageants are just about beauty”,The truth is, many people just don’t realize the actual work of a titleholder. Several titleholders and most national or international titleholders (i.e. Miss Teen Canada and Miss Teen Universe) give up an entire year to work for their organization. Centered titleholders spend much of their time behind a laptop or phone keeping the world updated on how they are trying to improve the world or just the community they represent. They head to appearances of all kinds. You can find girls with the sparkling crowns speaking at press conferences, talking on the radio, and stopping at multiple community events each day.Yes as a title holder we do have to look our best but that is where it all stops, we don’t all get fake spray tans and boob jobs or hair extensions most of us try to look and act as natural as possible. Who would you rather be having a conversation with a natural girl who is telling you straight up or a girl trying so hard to be what she thinks the world/ media wants her to be. Ask any pageant girl, the work of a titleholder is not easy, and it consists of early mornings and sometimes having to “fake it till you make it.” However, they will also tell you that this work is quite possibly the most rewarding work that anyone could ever hope to have. So please Tell me again about how pageant are all about beauty.
“Pageants are degrading to women” – I’ve heard and seen far too many women empowered and positively impacted by pageants to believe that. Pageant “queens” are polished, well-rounded women who excel in academics, leadership and character. Pageants challenge women to be their very best and offer rewards for hard work in the form of opportunity, and for some, scholarships. That is the exact opposite of demeaning women. I can see where people may get the idea that pageants are degrading to women. Pageant girls train as hard each day to one day put their training to the test, a pageant girl, takes the constructive criticism, and they improve. to a pageant girl, interviewing and walking onstage is just what she does, so it’s normal to her, so let us pageant girls do our thing ( get in shape, practice community speaking) and maybe take a chance to look at the world from our perspective. Others think simply being judged is what’s “demeaning”. Take a look what is judged in the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant and how much beauty alone is weighted in a contestants score. There is no place to score it! Instead, contestants in this system are judged on interview, talent, presence and poise, and at the very bottom is swimsuit (15%) and onstage question (5%). A good swimsuit score can’t override a bad interview, so there has got to be more to it. Beauty is not what it’s all about.To me, practicing my interview skills, walking onstage in a swimsuit is empowering, and taking a loss is just another chance to learn. I’ve never felt degraded by pageants in any way. I find myself discovering different Positive ways that my body is beautiful every time i strut my stuff up on the stage.
I’ll leave you with this – if all you see the finished, spray-tanned “product”, you have only seen the tip of the iceberg. You can’t understand pageants or anything until you experience it. Women in pageants deserve respect – they are brave, disciplined and full of integrity. They are the first to volunteer at community events. They are role models, and people should recognize it.
“If I was chosen as Miss teenage Canada How could I promote it?? “ If chosen as Miss Teenage Canada, I would like to use my newly crowned Canada wide voice, to in a way be a voice for the people who have no voice,again changing the stereotypical views and opinions surrounding this issue , promoting a positive and upbeat lifestyle is why i am encouraging others to step out of their comfort zone and stop having the fear of being judged by their peers and experience a pageant your self!!!. If I to become the next Miss Teenage Canada, My main Mission would be to focus on the Positivity for young people about their bodies and how to “own it” for being you. I wan to spread this through out Middle and high schools across Alberta and hopefully even across Canada! Media is such a big role in our society today and i want to get the facts straight for everyone so maybe in the future they could experience this themselves!I feel this is greatly needed, I would love the chance to speak to many of the school boards across Canada, and host many fundraisers and activities improving the state of mind when it comes to questioning your body or the Pageant.
My high School held a whole week of raising awareness to a fundamental school and the inequalities they face everyday. The school is called Parkland Schools and they have the most amazing students and staff but no one evens knows that they were located in Red Deer or even that we had a fundamental school. My school devoted a whole week fundraising for this wonderful school and included fun activities for us to do, such as Disability day. On this day every grad service team member had to have a disability for the entire day and if they failed they would have to donate money and start over. I was chosen to be in a wheel chair all day, and let me tell you that was not easy. You would think the cafeteria would be easy to move around in… NO! they had tables everywhere and only one entry point. The elevator was small and hot and not at all “good” looking, and i was only in a wheelchair for a day i can not even imagine what those kids have to go through everyday of their lives. I was so very honored that I could experience that. One other disability some teams had to experience was Blindness.
In the picture i have posted in this entry you can clearly see myself laughing in the wheel chair ( just trying to make the best out of every situation ) but in the back round you can see my team mate Ryan. He got ” diagnosed” with being blind for a day, he had a real struggle with that because he had no idea what was going on around him or he could not have control over any situation. He sat there the entire day not being able to see the vibrant colors of the school, class mates clothes or the blue sky out side. I was so proud of my self and even more Ryan because it takes a lot to be some your not for entire day and this help me understand more of what these kids go through everyday!
My school recently held a huge school wide BBQ fundraiser for the Fort Mac fires. Th original plan with the money was to donate 100% of the proceeds towards the Fire, but plans change. The school decided last minute to donate half the proceeds towards a family here in Red Deer effected by the fires, i can honestly say i was so happy to hear that! Not only are we donating a lot of money to Fort Mac but as well as Helping a local family at the same time. I helped my school set up everything from tables to sponsored gift bags from COSMOS bottle depot Ltd. to putting out the pylons for the Smash a Car!! This whole day was a huge success and i am so proud of how much money we raised for the family and for the Fires.
Hello everyone its time for an update again!!! Aren’t you lucky. Alright so in the past couple of weeks I have gone to a couple events that have created memories that i will never forget. On April 14th 2016 i attended an event in Calgary Alberta with my good friend Jade Zuffa. This event was called The Empty Bowl Benefit at the Calgary food bank. Our tasks at the benefit were to paint bowls of our own design and later they would be auctioned off and all proceeds go straight back to the Food Bank. She invited me to this event to experience what other people go through everyday. I felt so blessed and happy i could help out with such an amazing experience!
The next event i attended would be MOMMYLICIOUS. This event was wonderful for everyone out there. I was in charge of giving out their Swag bags which was only available to the first 50 people in the door, and trust me when i say it was hard having a rush and turning down people who were just seconds late. I later moved on to the Bouncy House and that was so much fun! I loved seeing these kids run and be filled with excitement every time they came down the slide, it was so amazing see these kids have fun for literally HOURS on end, and it was amazing seeing how well behaved the children were and it made just so proud to be able to run that station. This event was a perfect chance to catch up on some pregnancy tips for a soon to be mother or even just to get some organic baby food. This organization only comes to Red Deer twice a year and it was such an honor to be able to help out with the amazing event!
The last thing i want to talk about in this Update is the fundraising i will be doing in the near future. Of course i will be holding bottle drives and Hot dog sales but i just want to focus on the really important ones that mean so much to me! My high School is holding a whole week in promoting a fundamental school and the inequalities they face everyday. The school is called Parkland Schools and they have the most amazing students and staff but no one evens knows that they were located in Red Deer. My school devoted a whole week fundraising for this wonderful school and included fun activities for us to do, such as Disability day. On this day every grad service team/team member had to have a disability for the entire day and if they failed they would have to donate money and start over. I was chosen to be in a wheel chair all day, and let me tell you that was not easy. You would think the cafeteria would be easy to move around in… NO! they had tables everywhere and only one entry point. The elevator was small and hot and not at all “happy” looking, and i was only in it for a day i can not even imagine what those kids have to go through everyday of their lives. Another upcoming fundraiser coming up is the Fort Mac BBQ and Smash a car! All the proceeds from this BBQ are going straight to the Red Cross foundation in the support of helping the ones in need, and i am happy to announce my school is donating it all to me as part of my fundraising efforts towards Miss Teenage Canada. One last Fundraiser i have planned is a Zumba class! I have always wanted to do a Zumba class and now i have the chance and it goes towards the Fort Mac fires and a charity called Free The Children ( the national fundraiser for MTC ). i am very excited that my old dance teacher was so kind and generous as to Sponsor the whole Class,Teacher,and Location.
Thank you everyone who took the time to read my blog Update and please if you want to help but you don’t know how i do have a GOFUNDME account that you can donate to!