2016 Search for Miss Teenage Canada has officially begun!

I am a regional delegate from Ontario, so I arrived in Toronto a little early at 1:30 at the Holiday Inn at Pearson International Airport. Being one of the first girls there, I had time to sit down and really let it soak in that I was here, and it was happening! Lots of pictures were taken and it was very relaxed. I loved meeting all the girls, they were total sweethearts and I’m honored to be competing against them.

After all the girls showed up we began to get paired up for roommates. I was so excited! I couldn’t wait to meet the girl I was going to bond with for the next week. I got paired with Teneille, Miss Teenage East Central Alberta, A.K.A. my twin. Michelle really knows how to pick roomies!

Around 6:30, we headed back to the twelfth floor for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Search for Miss Teenage Canada. The party was amazing. It was everything I had hoped it would be and more!

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I had so much fun taking pictures with my Ontario girls, as well as trying out all the fun activities set up!

NUVANGO

Nuvango logoNuvango created a shareable moment center by offering up some designer clothes and a full length mirror. In a room full of teenage girls, this was much appreciated. Later in the week our ensemble made a visit to their studio, where we got to try on some clothes for their new line, and have a photoshoot!

They also gave us a very informative tour of their building, showed us how they made all their products, and even gave us a backstory on how Nuvango started!

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#nuvango #nuvangostyle

 

SWEETS CANADA

Sweets Canada logo - new 2016Sam Dhutia from Sweets Canada was at the party doing chocolate tastings. I may have had one (okay maybe more than one). 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. I chose the white chocolate with cacao nibs and salted caramel, and I’m in love! Their chocolate is melt in your mouth delicious and the flavors are so creative!

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Sweets Canada is on Twitter @SweetsCanadaCA and so is their parent company Q Foods Canada which tweets from @QFoodsCanada.

 

BATA SHOE MUSEUM

Bata Shoe MuseumWe visited the Bata Shoe Museum on Tuesday at 11:30. It was so cool to learn about all the different shoes from different cultures, and what they were used for. The most interesting part for me was the Chinese shoe binding. I had never heard of it before and my tour guide was very informative! I also got to look at various kinds of shoes up close, including one of Shaquille Oneil’s prototype shoes! Size 22 and double wide, so crazy!

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www.batashoemuseum.ca. Follow them on Instagram @batashoemuseum, they repost your pictures! #batashoemuseum

 

BRADLEE RYALL GOLF ACADEMY

Bradlee Ryall Golf AcademyAnother 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. Sadly, I did not get the ball in the hole and couldn’t compete in the finals. Sad face.

On Wednesday we went to the golf academy to play a one-hole golf game for two ladies golf jackets (which are prizes from SWING active wear) 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. I really enjoyed the chipping and driving lessons! I’m not so good at putting but it was still a ton of fun with my pageant sisters!

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V.P.I. CANADA

VPI Canada logoThere were free designer sunglasses from V.P.I. Canada, one pair for each regional delegate. I found the perfect pair to go with all my pageant outfits! Very thankful that V.P.I. will be keeping my eyes clear of the sun!

imageedit_21_7952172361 Here I am wearing my Mirrored Clubmaster Sunglasses (#2512) which you can find here! https://www.vpicanada.ca/SUNGLASSES/mirrored-clubmaster-sunglasses/ They are available on the V.P.I. website + taxes and shipping. I highly recommend them!

 

HASHTAGIO

social media ggregator hashtagioHashtagio 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.

 

ARCHER’S ARENA

Archers Arena logo 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 for the hashtag #archerytag. I’m very excited to have a little bit of friendly competition with my girls before the busy weekend starts. The woman at this booth was very helpful in showing us girls how to hold the bow, because I was a little rusty. Really looking forward to this!

 

 

 

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For my second blog assignment, we had to create a new banner for Miss Teenage Canada. We were instructed to make a banner that was neat and simple. I think my design is very feminine and simple, and represents Miss Teenage Canada well. Hope you all have a great weekend, and I’ll talk to you again tomorrow!

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On the shores of beautiful Lake Erie, shines one of Ontario’s most popular tourist destinations. People from all over the world come to Point Pelee National Park to observe water fowl and birds that can not be seen anywhere else in Ontario. As well as the yearly fall Monarch Migration, there are many other nature nights where you can simply enjoy the sounds and sights of nature.

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Located in Leamington Ontario, Point Pelee is the most Southern tip of Canada. There are lots of activities you can partake in.

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Point Pelee is a lush Carolinian forest, that has migrating birds in the spring, cicadas in the summer, and Monarch butterflies in the fall. The marsh is inhabited by a variety of waterfowl, fish and turtles, some of which are endangered. Point Pelee is one of Canada’s smallest national parks, but attracts more than 300,000 visitors each year. The park’s goal is to bring people and the environment together, and to preserve it’s natural state.  Point Pelee offers picnic areas, the Visitor Centre, famous vistas like the tip, a sandy beach, and the Marsh Boardwalk. Guests can partake in a guided tour. There are also hiking trails, and canoeing.

point pelee 3 More than 370 species of birds have been recorded in Point Pelee and the surrounding area, making it one of the premiere birdwatching locations in North America. Point Pelee is an important migratory step stop-over for neo-tropical migrants, both in the spring and fall.

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  Emerging monarch

I highly recommend you visit this geographical treasure, with so many points of interest, it is sure to please everyone’s preferences.

 

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As you all may know, today is National Epilepsy Awareness Day. The picture above is my mother, my aunt, and my sister and I wearing purple to show support. My sister Bridgette suffers from Epilepsy. This day is very important to her. Epilepsy has limited her a lot in life. She is a beautiful person who struggles with anxiety which also is a daily battle to overcome. Bridgette feels different because of her epilepsy but does not let it define her. We all love her and support her, much love to all affected by epilepsy.

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Hello everyone! Hope you’re all having a great long weekend! Make sure to spend lots of time with your loved ones this Easter, and eat lots of chocolate! I am spending my weekend with some family I haven’t seen in a while.

 

Also, don’t forget to wear purple today to show your support for those suffering from Epilepsy, as today is National Epilepsy Day.

 

Hope you have a fun-filled weekend, and stay safe!!

-Miss Teenage Chatham Kent

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12552570_1072497132802815_9080413040953257369_n 12688008_1685614878369945_898080571631557045_n untitled2 12642557_1685615295036570_4993760272759984902_n - CopyHi everyone! Welcome to my blog. I am so honored to have been given the title of Miss Teenage Chatham Kent 2016. Throughout my rein as Miss Teenage Chatham Kent, I plan to host public events, fundraisers, and raise awareness for my platform, preventing animal cruelty. My journey will be shared on here, as well as my Facebook page.

A little about me: I am 15 years old, I am currently a student at Tilbury District High School, and I love sports! I love helping in the community, doing fundraisers, and being at public events. I can guarantee you I will be making the most out of my title! I have a passion for animals and writing, and my favorite subject is science.

I am very passionate about the idea of “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful” and will be encouraging young people to be confident in themselves, because I feel it’s very important to be yourself and feel confident in your own body, your unique traits make you who you are.

Until my next post,

Tori

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Hey everyone!

I hope that everybody had a fantastic Canada day; I know I did!

dock-picFor the past week I have been in Rondeau Provincial Park staying at a cottage with my family. It is our annual tradition, and I absolutely love it.  This year, we spent our time lounging by the dock overlooking Rondeau bay, biking through the trails, laying on the beach, paddleboarding, and one of my favorite things to do in Rondeau – windsurfing! paddleboarding Overall it was a great week full of relaxation, rejuvenation, and family time.

This year I had the opportunity to celebrate Canada day while in Rondeau. It allowed me to appreciate the beauty that Canada has to offer. After spending the morning having coffee on the dock, I headed to Chatham to celebrate the annual ‘Canada D’Eh’ festival. My friend Melanie Renaud (Canada’s Perfect Supermodel) and I partook in the parade as we rode in a police boat! Then, we spent our afternoon in Tecumseh Park partaking in the Canada day festivities. We were given the honour to take the first cut of a ginormous Canada day themed cake that fed the entire park! 11350884_720399584739110_3889553278854142418_n

I must say, I am so proud to be Canadian! I am blessed to live in this beautiful, wonderous country. Being brought up in Canada has made me the person I am today!

Now that I’m home from Rondeau, I’m off on my next adventure in Toronto! Until next time,

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Jess ♡
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Hi everyone 🙂

The past few days have felt like some of the busiest days of my life! I spent Thursday and Friday night rehearsing for Supermodels America’s fashion show, which took place on Saturday and Sunday at the Southern Ontario Military Mustle (SOMM) in Essex. The fashion show was themed to match the SOMM, so we wore vintage clothing, and curled our hair 40’s/50’s style. Before the first show on Saturday I took part in the SOMM parade as well!

SOMM Parade in Essex

SOMM Parade in Essex

After the parade was finished, I had my hair done; vintage-style. Then, I headed to Tilbury so I could take place in the Tilbury parade. It was great seeing all of the familiar faces.

Tilbury Parade

Tilbury Parade

Right afterward, I headed back to Essex had an absolute blast at the fashion show! Although things didn’t go as smoothly as planned at the end, I still think everybody did great!

SOMM SMA Fashion Show (Saturday)

SOMM SMA Fashion Show (Saturday)

SOMM SMA Fashion Show (Saturday)

SOMM SMA Fashion Show (Saturday)

Then, I went back to Tilbury (a lot of back and forth driving, I know. Mind you, the drive between Essex and Tilbury is 40 minutes) and set up a booth with Melanie (Canada’s Perfect Supermodel and previous titleholder of my title) at the Tilbury fair. At our booth, we painted people’s nails. All of the proceeds went to Free The Children and supporting me at Nationals! Then, I spent the rest of the night at the fair going on rides with my friends!11311759_807076682733887_109118808_n Sunday morning rolled along and it was time to head back to Essex for the second show. It went a lot more smoothly than the first time, and everybody looked and did amazing.

SOMM SMA Fashion Show (Sunday)

SOMM SMA Fashion Show (Sunday)

I’ve had a blast working with Supermodels America and their models, and hope to do it again soon! Lastly, I headed back to Tilbury once again to have a shoot with a local photographer at the fair, photos to come soon! Now it’s time for some homework and sleep!

Until next time!

Love,
Jess ♡
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COME FIND ME this weekend at the Southern Ontario Military Muster! (https://www.facebook.com/SOMMGB?fref=ts)

The Southern Ontario Military Muster (SOMM) is a not-for-profit charitable organization created to “preserve, honour, perpetuate and educate in memory of those who served”. 3246350_origThis charitable event is unique as it combines military vehicles, re-enactors, vendors and Veterans to create a living history weekend. Come be a part of this experience!

The 2015 Military Muster event to be held at the Essex Arena Grounds on June 13 and 14. This year we will commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) day and will be honouring our surviving World War II Veterans.

– I can be found in the parade at 9:15 am Saturday (starting at
Legion Br. 201 ending up at the arena.)

– I will also be in the Vintage Fashion show at 11:00am Saturday & Sunday, presented by Supermodels America and Maverick Multimedia Inc.

– At some point I will also be on stage doing some public speaking regarding my Miss Teenage Canada platform and Free the Children.

Hope to see you there!

Love,
Jess ♡
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