Hey there!  I’m so excited to be able to share my story and experiences of the Miss Teenage Saskatchewan Pageant.  That was the weekend that I got to meet some of my best friends for life.  We were told going into the pageant that you will meet people and become friends forever, but I didn’t understand that till now.  The girls that were there changed my life, they’re stories and lives truly inspired me.  I went into the pageant thinking that I was up against young women who are used to and have had tons of experience in pageantry, and I was wrong.  Most young women who were there were there for the first time, which it was for Myself also.  I have lots of people say “I definitely didn’t picture you as the pageant girl” or “Wow, I was surprised to see you in the newspaper today” and this is what I consider my pageant story; I was invited through my school to go listen to Sierra Bearchell, Miss Universe Canada, that was speaking on body image at our local conference centre.  Once listening to Sierra’s amazing, eye-opening story, I decided to look more into the Miss Teenage Canada pageant and decided to apply, thinking that, this site probably hasn’t been updated in years, since i haven’t ever heard of pageants in Canada.  After getting an email back asking if I was available for a Skype interview, I was excited and stunned after getting accepted to attend the provincial pageant because I’m honestly an athlete more than anything… until now.  At the pageant I made friends with everyone there, everyone was so friendly and accepting.   We all talk, LOTS, and when it works out we try to meet up and go dress shopping or even go to different events together.  After the pageant and getting my title, Miss Teenage Southern Saskatchewan, I have done lots of events like hosting my own Steak Night Fundraiser and attending dance recitals for our local studios.  I am also going to be on a float in our town’s Canada Day parade and help out with the activities that day.  I am currently preparing for the Miss Teenage Canada National Pageant by helping out my community and paying it forward.  I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of Nationals, and appreciate all the support and help that everyone has given me throughout this amazing journey.  I dedicate this whole experience to my mom and grandpa, love you guys so much, I hope I have made you guys proud!

All of my girls <3

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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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