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Hello! I’m from Regina Saskatchewan, and am currently in grade 8. Although I’m 14 I am 5″8! I love traveling, exploring, trying new things and having fun. I am a competitive cheerleader, and muay thai fighter. I also enjoy alpine skiing and scuba diving. I enjoy helping out at my local SPCA and assisting young children at my school with reading. I’m quite excited to carry on in high school and expanding my sports interests. My ambition is to attend university with the study of Marine Biology! I am very excited to attend the  Miss Teen Canada Pageant and meet new friends!

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The day we have all been anxiously awaiting has arrived!  Tonight is the finals and the crowning of Miss Teenage Canada 2014!  Everyone is super excited.  I am humbled by the influx of messages of encouragement and support from Saskatchewan and across Canada that I am receiving every day.  Your faith in me gives me strength and inspiration to continue to strive to be the best I can, not only in this competition, but in all things near and far, and in believing that all things are possible and dreams really can come true.  This week has been unbelievable and I could not have come this far without the support of each and every one of you.  Thank you to my corporate sponsors, without whom it would have been very difficult to finance this incredible journey – Allstar Tech (www.allstartech.com), Culligan Stewart Water (www.culliganregina.com), Dr. Ziglo (www.reginaorthodonticgroup.com), Ramada Plaza Regina (www.ramadaregina.com), RMD Security Systems (www.rmdsecurity.net), Smitty’s Regina Northgate (www.smittys.ca), and my exceptional fashion sponsor Flirt Formal Fashions (www.flirtformalfashions.ca).  Thank you to my beautiful queens for your motivation and advice – Camille Munro (Miss Canada World 2013), Annora Bourgeault (Miss World Canada 2014), Abbey Taylor-Weber (Miss Earth Saskatchewan 2014), and Kaya Palmer (Miss Washington County 2009).  Lastly, thank you to the best family and friends a girl could ask for; an exceptional foundation of love and guidance.  I am truly blessed to have such wonderful people in my life, and now am fortunate to have met the most amazing 55 teenage girls in Canada and worked with the tremendously talented Michelle Weswaldi (Executive Director), Shawn Cuffie (choreographer), Christi Woolard, and the rest of the outstanding Miss Teenage Canada sponsors and crew.

Day 6:  Our day started off with a special treat  – pancake breakfast in bed – compliments of McDonald’s (www.mcdonalds.ca), followed by a plethora of rehearsals in preparation for the evening’s preliminary show, where we were each judged in the categories of swimsuit and evening gown.  Our hair and makeup was done by Motives (www.motivescosmetics.com), and each delegate was presented with a two-piece swimsuit design, unique to each province, and rosette heels.  The Saskatchewan girls wore a black and white, triangle bikini by BCBGeneration.

Everyone was excited to finally reveal their hand-picked evening gown designs.  I wore a dark pink and black sparkly floor length gown; an original trumpet design with an open back and ruffled slit train, with a rhinestone necklace and earrings, and black satin Fioni Night embellished masquerade sandals with a 4 ½” caged heel.  Looking around the room at all the stunning girls in their evening gowns, I felt so proud to be representing Saskatchewan and honored to be in such a high caliber pageant.  The show was a big success, and I was so happy to be back on stage where I most love to be.

 

Day 7:  Friday continued in a flurry of training workshops and rehearsals.  I once again I took to the stage, sharing my gift of music, in the Talent Gala.

The audience enjoyed a buffet style dinner and an evening of outstanding Canadian talent.

Pageanting, like life, is not always perfect.  Sometimes there are bumps and curves in the road, so it is important to face each day with confidence, meet challenges with optimism and conviction, live each day to its fullest, and cherish in each memory made.

It has been an incredible week in Toronto, and I made some wonderful friends and lifetime memories.  Thank you MTCW!

Don’t forget to tune in tonight to the live streaming of the final show www.livestream.com/missteenage or http://genesismultimedia.tv/mtcwebcast2014/mtcw2014webcast.html – it is sure to be another night to remember!

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Each new day is filled with an adventure more exhilarating than the last, and you never know what surprises the day will hold.

Day 5:  Breakfast being a very important meal of the day, provides a plate of bacon, eggs, toast and hashbrowns, hosted in the relaxing atmosphere of Grenadier Cafe (www.grenadiercafe.com), located in the centre of High Park. Delicious!

After breakfast, it was back to the hotel for extensive training. The opening number is almost finished.  We trained through the lunch hour and afternoon until 4 pm, took time for a quick salad, and rushed off to the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament – Toronto Castle (www.medievaltimes.com/toronto.aspx).

A dinner theatre unlike any I had seen before, took us on an amazing trip back in time to the Middle Ages with live jousting knights, falconry, and a four-course royal feast with the King.

We were selected to cheer for the red knight, who fought valiantly and showed expert horsemanship, winning the entire competition! Hooray!

 

But the wonderment of the day didn’t end there; I was also surprised with a room switcheroo. I relocated from the 3rd floor to the 4th floor, and was reunited with Michaella Shannon, Miss Teenage Saskatchewan 2014. We are in an adjoining room, so there’s a passage to the girls next door. Tasha Toulouse, Miss Teenage Lakeshore 2014, Shovanna Partap, Miss Teenage Fraser Valley 2014, and Michaella immediately accepted me into their living space. Thanks girls for making me feel welcome in my new home away from home. Tomorrow is the preliminary round, and I am extremely excited.  Hold on tight as we take to the stage!

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Do you ever wonder why the robins sing in the morning?  It must be the beauty of the sunrise; sure puts a spring in my step and a song in my heart.  I haven’t slept past 5 am since arriving in Toronto, which suits me just fine because I don’t want to miss a single minute of this incredible journey.

Day 4:  Today was the hottest day of July in Toronto with temperatures reaching 30°C. Our day started with a live broadcast outside Global TV (www.globalnews/toronto/), showcasing the Miss Teenage Canada delegates on both the local and national news segments of The Morning Show, topped off with our signature “snap” greeting to onlookers near and far.  Look up, look way up, and you will have seen Miss Teenage Canada delegates high atop the CN Tower (www.cntower.ca).  At a height of over 550 meters, the view is magnificent.  The glass floor, a mere 2.5 inches thick and 113 stories above the ground, was a little scary, but since it can hold the weight of 14 hippos, it was totally safe and super cool!  Today we traded in our heels for the comfort of our HiTec (www.hi-tec.com/ca) walking shoes and stopped in at the largest mall in Toronto, the Toronto Eaton Centre (www.torontoeatoncentre.com) for, yes, another shopping extravaganza.  I decided that, today, I would spend my money wisely so the only things I bought were some eye shadow, a phone charger, and a delicious supper from Extreme Pita (www.extremepita.ca).  After the mall, it was more crucial runway training for the final show.  Everything is really starting to come together.  Only one more day before preliminary judging!!!

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