Hey there everyone! Sorry things got so busy in the last few days but I wanted to conclude my blog series of my journey to Miss Teenage Canada. This week was exciting, busy and SO MUCH FUN! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and taking part in this life changing experience is something I always will look back on and smile about.

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Ontario Girls!!

Day 7

On saturday we had a full day of rehearsals making sure everything was ready for the big show! Our wonderful choreographers Sean and Hollywood worked hard to ensure we were completely prepared for everything that was coming our way. Saturday evening was the Talent Gala. This was such a special night, not only because all 54 delegates got to dress up, showcase their talents and enjoy one last fancy meal together but because we got to perform for our families and friends and get to spend time with them after a week of being away. I can’t believe all of the amazing talents that were in our group of girls, there was tap dancers, opera singers, piano players and even a hula dancer! I performed my solo from my school’s production of Grease and I had so much fun! The crowd was so great to perform in front of. Once I was done my heart wouldn’t stop pounding and I just wanted to go again! I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun while singing for a crowd!

After the talent show was over we had 30 mins to see our families! I pretty well ran out of my chair to see everybody. I had 14 people there to support me and I was so thrilled to see everyone. It was hard to say goodbye but I knew I’d have lots of time to see them the following night!

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My amazing cheer squad

 

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Grease will always be the word!

Day 8

The day we had been waiting for, SHOW NIGHT! We woke up early and headed to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre so we could rehearse on stage and have our hair and makeup done. It was my goal for the entire day to take it all in and enjoy every moment because I knew that this day and this experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

When the day turned to night my heart began to beat faster and faster. I was so excited to take the stage with 54 other amazing girls. Throughout the week we had all grown so close that we felt more like sisters, I’m so proud of all of the girls. Everyone represented there provinces so well and it’s a very good feeling knowing that I now have friends all over Canada that I can go to if I need to. When we were lined up on the sides of the stage before opening number all I could think about was how I had been preparing myself for this week for what seems like forever and now it’s almost over. Before we went on our choreographers Sean and Hollywood told us to take in this moment, because this moment will never happen again. So that is exactly what we did. The whole night seemed like it went by in the blink of an eye. When they were calling top 20 I never expected my name to be called. My legs couldn’t stop shaking when I made my way to the centre of the stage. The top 20 then went on to do our bathing suit walk and then returned to find out who would make top 10. To hear my name called again made my heart pretty well stop. I couldn’t believe it, and then being called for top 5 was equally as exciting. Next up was impromptu questions. I was so impressed by how poised and confident all of the girls were when they answered. All of the girls did so well throughout the evening I’m sure it was a difficult decision for the judges to make.

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Just before my name was called as a top 20 finalist!

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loving my beautiful gown from Bells and Bows Bridal

This week I had one of the greatest experiences of my life, not only did I get to take part in the Miss Teenage Canada pageant but it’s with pleasure that I can say I received Miss Teenage Canada 3rd runner up and Miss Teen Top Fundraiser 2016. I am beyond thrilled with both of these titles. Miss Teen Top Fundraiser is a title that I am incredibly proud of. My fundraising and volunteer work is something I am very passionate about and love doing. I have been volunteering ever since I was a little girl and plan to continue on this enriching path. My fundraising journey for Miss Teenage Canada began May long weekend and since then I organized 18 fundraisers for Free the Children and Alberta Fire Relief. In total I made $14 403 and in reward of receiving this title I will be going on a trip with Free the Children to Ecuador. I’m so excited to take on this journey because I get to take my love of volunteering and move it to a global scale. My platform of Childhood Cancer Awareness is something that I am incredibly passionate about and have been raising awareness for what seems like forever. I loved having the opportunity to raise awareness of this charity in front of our nation.

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Receiving my Miss Teen Top Fundraiser Title

Receiving the title of 3rd runner up was one of the most exciting feelings I have ever had. My heart dropped hearing my name called for top 20, then 10 and then 5. I never expected for this to happen, but words can’t describe how grateful I am for this experience.

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Miss Teenage Canada 2016 Sam, myself and 2nd Runner up Hanna!

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Receiving Miss Teenage Canada 2016 3rd Runner Up

Although the most rewarding thing I received this week was life lasting friendships and memories. Every single delegate was beautiful inside and out and I will carry all of them in a special place in my heart. We’re all winners in this pageant, because what we get out of this pageant is so much more than just a title. We get confidence, friendships, memories, smiles and life changing experiences.

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Myself and my beautiful roommate Katie

Ready for the Evening Wear Preliminaries with LACY!

The beautiful Lacy/ Miss Congeniality 

I couldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the Miss Teen Ontario East pageant. This pageant with a purpose has changed my life for the better and helped shape me to become who I am today. This has been the best experience in my life and I have grown so much because of this. The pageant has opened so many doors for me and allowed me to make life long friendships and memories. With the Miss Teen Ontario East pageant I am a part of more then just a pageant committee, I am a part of a beautiful family that I can proudly call mine.

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A few loving members of the MTOE family

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Soph and Daph

Thank you to my family, friends and community for your love and support, knowing you were all cheering me on this weekend means the world to me and I couldn’t have received Miss Teen Top Fundraiser without your support. I also had the 3rd highest amount of votes for the Peoples Choice Award and I’m so touched that 293 of you took time out of your busy day to vote for me. It was truly touching to know you were all live streaming and cheering me on during pageant night. I’m truly thankful to live in the amazing place that I do.

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I love my community!

To my MTOE family and my new MTC family I love you all, thank you so much for this experience. This has been an amazing time in my life that I will never forget.

Thank you and GO GOLD

Sincerely

Kathleen, Miss Teenage Eastern Ontario 2016

"Light the Night Gold" on Parliament Hill for Childhood Cancer Awareness

“Light the Night Gold” on Parliament Hill for Childhood Cancer Awareness

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DAY 6 of My MISS TEENAGE CANADA PAGEANT Journey

After a good night’s sleep we headed down from our rooms for a tasty and healthy breakfast. We had a big day ahead of us so a filling breakfast was exactly what we needed.

We had a 5 ½ hour rehearsal today to practice our opening number, our swimsuit and evening gown walk. With a lot of hard work and practice we finished all of the routines and now we can dance even more confidently.

After rehearsal was over we headed back to our rooms, grabbing a tasty chicken wrap lunch on the way.  We packed up all of our evening gowns, bathing suits, shoes and accessories for Preliminaries and started our preparations.

HAIR and MAKE UP done for PRELIMINARIES! Thank you Ladies!

HAIR and MAKE UP done for PRELIMINARIES! Thank you Ladies!

Thank you once again to the ladies who did a wonderful job with our hair and makeup! Everyone looked so elegant!

ANEURIN and I ready to Hit the Runway in our Bathing suits

ANEURIN and I ready to Hit the Runway in our Bathing suits

ON the RUNWAY!

ON the RUNWAY!

Preliminaries were so much fun! I thought I would have been more nervous but I was just so excited to strut in my bikini and then show off my evening gown. I could hear my loud and enthusiastic cheering squad when I hit the stage in my bathing suit and knowing they were there calmed my nerves.  I could hear them all saying, “Just have fun” in my head, so that’s exactly what I did.  All of the girls were amazing!  Each and every one looked so beautiful.  The gowns were stunning!  Everyone had a gown that suited them and showed their specific personality.  It was an incredible display of colour, bling and elegance.

 

 

Ready for the Evening Wear Preliminaries with LACY!

Ready for the Evening Wear Preliminaries with LACY!

On the Runway in the Evening Gown Preliminary Competition!

On the Runway in the Evening Gown Preliminary Competition!

Evening Wear SELFIE!

Evening Wear SELFIE!

My roommate Katie and I are relaxing now, watching movies and blogging. We were still too excited and pumped up about tonight to sleep but we will have to force the eyes to close.  Tomorrow is a BIG DAY!  A full day of rehearsals followed by the GALA/TALENT event.  I can’t wait to perform tomorrow night and to get a few minutes to visit with my family and my M.T.O.E cheering squad.

GO GOLD

Kathleen

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Day 5

Today was another fantastic day! We started off with an AWESOME workout at The Fit Body Project. We had a great time doing circuits and yoga; it was nice to get a chance to be active! The ladies who ran the workouts were all so kind, fun and helpful. I learned a lot about workouts and how to do them properly.

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Princesses don’t sweat, they sparkle #sonottrue

We then had a delicious and nutritious sushi lunch from Fish’d by EDO. It was such a great post workout meal. Thank you Fish’d by EDO!

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Yulia and I enjoying our salmon sushi wraps from Fish’d by EDO

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Game of Foam!

Next on the agenda was a fun and exciting game of archery tag at Archer’s Arena. This was one of the most fun things I’ve ever gotten to take part in! I loved every minute of it! All of the delegates were taught how to load a bow, aim and fire! We then had a wild game of archery tag where we divided ourselves into two teams and began to shoot one another with the foam arrows. We felt like we were in the Hunger Games!

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Just call me Katniss Everdeen

 

After a super day we headed to the Texas Lone Star for another delicious meal. We had fresh fajitas for dinner!

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A great meal at a great restaurant!

We got to head back to the room tonight so my roommate and I took some time to practice our dance number and walking in our heels. We’re going to try to get to bed early tonight because it’s going to be a big day tomorrow! Preliminaries are tomorrow night and I’m so excited!

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GO GOLD

-Kathleen Miss Teenage Eastern Ontario 2016

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Day 4 of My MISS TEENAGE CANADA PAGEANT Journey

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I’m having so much fun in Toronto at the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant. Touring Toronto like this has been incredible.  I’ve seen this incredible city in a way that I never have before.

KB Day 3 EggliciousWe started off our day with a lovely breakfast at Egglicious!

 

 

 

 

 

 

KB SPONSOR Bradlee Ryall GolfToday we had an AMAZING time learning how to golf at Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy.

Ready for some GOLF in our Miss Teenage Canada Wear!

Ready for some GOLF in our Miss Teenage Canada Wear!

I learned so many tricks and tips about this awesome sport. Ian, Mario and John members of the wonderful staff at Ryall Golf were so helpful and kind. They helped me develop proper putting, driving and chipping skills and helped me loose my “Happy Gilmore” Technique!

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Learning the proper technique

Learning the proper technique

 

Our golf experience was topped off with a delicious lunch at the Golf course.

Lunch at the Golf course

Lunch at the Golf course

Our Delicious Lunch

Our Delicious Lunch

Thank you Ryall Golf for an AMAZING Afternoon! #ryallgolf #kaneffgolf

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We returned back to the hotel and had some time to change and get ready for our official Miss Teenage Canada interviews! I was excited to take on the interview and meet this year’s lovely judges.

Ready for my MISS TEENAGE CANADA Interview

Ready for my MISS TEENAGE CANADA Interview

Once we were finished interviews, we got to shake our stuff while practicing our opening number. It is awesome working with professional choreographers Shawn and Hollywood.  I’ve learned so much in such a short amount of time. We worked on our walk, stance and our moves. My roommate Katie and I have been practicing a lot to make sure we have the routine down pat!

KB DAY 4 Dave and BustersAfter interviews were over and rehearsals were done we headed to Dave and Busters for a tasty dinner! We had macaroni for dinner which just happens to be my favorite!

 

Having fun at the Arcade

Having fun at the Arcade

Then it was FUN AT THE ARCADE!  It was so awesome! It was a HUGE room filled with lights and colors. It felt almost as if we were in a casino in Vegas! I had so much fun! I’ve never been in an arcade before so it was a new experience for me as well! I am getting to do so many new and exciting things during my week at Miss Teenage Canada!

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We also got our bathing suits and opening number outfits so stay tuned to see what is in store!! You’re in for quite a show!

Go Gold

Kathleen

 

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DAY THREE of my MISS TEENAGE CANADA Pageant Journey

I can’t believe it’s day 3 already!  It feels like yesterday I was packing and preparing for Miss Teenage Canada and now I’m actually here. I guess time sure does fly when you’re having fun!

Today all 54 delegates took Toronto by storm. We were all so excited to see the city and share this incredible experience together.

KB Day 3 EggliciousWe enjoyed a tasty breakfast at Egglicious, a local restaurant in downtown Toronto. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours a day and they offer a great and unique selection of meals that satisfies everyone’s taste.

 

 

KB SPONSORS Novango logoWe then headed to MTC’s sponsor Nuvango’s headquarters! I was so excited to go there! As soon as I was introduced to this brand I fell in love. The headquarters are in a very stylish building that Nuvango redesigned themselves. Fun fact, the building where the company is, used to be a macaroni factory. We first met the amazing staff of Nuvango and they explained to us all about their journey of how they ended up where they are now. Each one of these women’s stories was interesting and inspiring. They then gave us a tour of the building and showed us where and how everything is made. My favorite part of the tour was when we got to model some of their stylish clothes and have a fun photo shoot experience. I fell in love with the maxi dress I got to wear.

Impromptu Photo Shoot

Impromptu Photo Shoot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nuvana Fashion Show

Nuvana Fashion Show

KB DAY 3 Shoe MuseumThen we packed up onto the bus and headed to the Bata Shoe Museum; 54 princesses and thousands of pairs of shoes, what could be a more perfect match? The exhibits were so cool and interesting. Who knew that a pair of shoes could teach you so much about history? My favorite pair of shoes was definitely the

Lots of interesting displays at The BATA Shoe Museum

Lots of interesting displays at The BATA Shoe Museum

pair of getas from ancient Japan. These shoes were used by Sumo wrestlers and they are type of sandal with an elevated wooden base held, onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep the foot well above the ground. I also enjoyed getting to see one of Shaquille O’Neal’s work boots!  Now, he has a BIG foot!

I am holding up a key piece in the museum...Shaquille O'Neill's shoe

I am holding up a key piece in the museum…Shaquille O’Neill’s shoe

KB DAY 3 SquareThen it was off to SHOP UNTIL WE DROPPED!  A wonderful afternoon was spent by all at the SQUARE ONE Mall.  Each delegate was generously given a $30 Gift coupon to spend at the Mall. Did I mention, I LOVE TO SHOP!  I managed to find some great deals and purchased a dress, a scarf and a skirt with my $30 coupon.  A GREAT DAY!

We are ready to spend our SQUARE ONE Gift certificates!

We are ready to spend our SQUARE ONE Gift certificates!

Our bus tours today were more of a party bus atmosphere than a coach bus!  We had the music pumping and everyone was singing and dancing.  We were all enjoying every moment and having fun with each other.

Bus Selfie!

Bus Selfie!

KB DAY 3 NirvanaThen it was back to the hotel to change for dinner at NIRVANA, The Flavours of  India restaurant.  We had a beautiful meal and the staff was so nice.  Thank you NIRVANA!

 

Dressed for Dinner at Nirvana

Dressed for Dinner at Nirvana

Enjoying dinner at Nirvana

Enjoying dinner at Nirvana

Another incredible day at Miss Teenage Canada!  I am truly having the TIME OF MY LIFE!

GO GOLD

Kathleen

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THANK YOU TO THE MISS TEENAGE CANADA PAGEANT SPONSORS!

As a regional delegate from Eastern Ontario, I arrived in Toronto at 2:00 in the afternoon.  I was greeted by the wonderful MTC staff and then had a few hours to mingle and get to know all of the delegates.  Sunday evening, we attended a Miss Teenage Canada Sponsor Night, where all 54 delegates of the pageant were welcomed by some of MTC’s great sponsors. We were presented with gifts and coupons and had an opportunity to meet some of the amazing companies that make our Miss Teenage Canada Pageant experience possible!

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A group selfie with some of the lovely delegates at the MTC Sponsor Party!

The ball room where the party was held was absolutely beautiful. Fancy carpeted floors, gorgeous textured walls and big windows with great views of the city. With so many girls in crowns, heels and fancy dresses it felt like we were at a real royal event! I was so excited to take part in this fun activity, meet the wonderful delegates and our generous sponsors.

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Sponsor Party!

Nuvango Art gallery & Fashion Lifestyle Brand created a shareable moment centre by offering up some designer clothes and a full length mirror.  This is a girl party mainstay. I absolutely love the products from this art gallery and clothing brand! I’m so looking forward to a tour of the Nuvango headquarters on Tuesday, if their workplace is as interesting as their product we’re in for quite a treat!

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ers “collaborate with artists from around the world to design incredible apparel & accessories featuring their original artwork. All of our goods are made with love, by us, in our studio factory in Toronto, Canada. We have an art gallery and retail store as well, so you can always stop by for a visit. Never a dull day!”

My new Nuvango Leggings! Thank you Nuvango!

My new Nuvango Leggings! Thank you Nuvango!

Nuvango Gear for the 2016 Delegates

Nuvango Gear for the 2016 Delegates

At the sponsor party they had a wide selection of shirts, tanks and leggings to choose from and they were so kind as to give us all a piece of clothing. I was so excited and completely torn between their products, all were so creative and COLOURFUL! How could I choose? After a lot of thinking I made the decision to go with a pair of funky print workout leggings! I cannot wait to hit the gym in my new work out leggings from Nuvango.  I will be the most stylish person in the gym!  Each article is designed with stunning and creative paintings by accomplished artists.

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Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 11.10.00 PMWe were also introduced to the ladies from GOLDEN GLAMOUR GODDESSES who have kindly offered to come to the hotel to offer professional spray tans and provided a gift bag for each delegate.  They ladies were lovely and so excited to be involved with MTC once again this year. Golden Glamour Goddesses is a sponsorship that is ALL THINGS BEAUTY. The ladies at the GGG table were great representatives that told me all about their business, spray tans, lashes and makeup! They explained everything to me so well that I decided to get a spray tan for myself! I can’t wait for this experience because trying new things is what this week at Miss Teenage Canada is all about.

with our Golden Glamour Goddess Gift bags

with our Golden Glamour Goddess Gift bags

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And of course, what goes with a beautiful tan?  Gorgeous new SUNGLASSES

V.P.I. Sunglasses

I love my new shades!!

from V.P.I. Sunglasses Canada.  I LOVE THEM! The generous people at V.P.I. Canada provided each 2016 Miss Teenage Canada Delegate with their own fashionable pair of their Sunglasses. All of the delegates rocked there new shades. We got to choose from a wide variety of shapes and colours. I went with a pair of bright neon pink ones in a Wayfarer style and my lovely roommate Katie from Nova Scotia went with a pair of funky purple floral sunglasses. I wore the sunglasses all around Toronto while we toured the city.   Check out my Roomie Katie from Nova Scotia and I sporting our new shades!

 

Katie and I in our V.P.I. Sunglasses

Katie and I in our V.P.I. Sunglasses

KB SPONSOR Bradlee Ryall GolfKeeping the summer theme going, we were each given the opportunity to try our Golfing skills compliments of the folks at Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy. #Ryallgolf #kaneffgolf

Look who got a HOLE IN ONE!

HOLE IN ONE, Me, Katie and Precious

HOLE IN ONE, Me, Katie and Precious

Yes, that is me, my Roommate Katie and Precious from New Brunswick!  We showed off our outstanding Putting skills!  Well, my putting skills were more like hockey skills rather then golf but hopefully when we head to Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy  on Wednesday I’ll learn to change my hockey girl habits!  Looking forward to playing in a SPECIAL HOLE IN ONE TOURNAMENT!

Getting my HOLE in ONE with Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy!

Getting my HOLE in ONE with Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy IN HEELS!

KB SPONSORS HashtagioHASHTAGIO – Social Media Aggregator

 

Hashtagio is a new start-up social media aggregator app that is hopi
ng to make an impact by gathering up all the media in the blogosphere marked #MissTeenageCanada2016 and sculpt it into a custom feed.  I am very excited to see how this amazing new company will pull this all together! I’m having so much fun using these hashtags on social media.

KB SPONSORS Archers ArenaARCHER’S ARENA

I had my first attempt at Archery thanks to the folks at ARCHER’S ARENA, a new sponsor of the Miss Teenage Canada organization. Trying this sport out made me feel just like Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger games!

Trying my hand at Archery

Trying my hand at Archery

Archer’s Arena brings the raw intensity of the fight back into traditional archery through Combat Archery.  Pioneering the competition and inspiring a new generation or archers through marksmanship, agility, stamina and teamwork.” 

I have decided it is my newest sport!

KB SPONSORS Sweets CanadaIt’s a good thing I have a sweet tooth because 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 preference, as discovered during the tastings. I chose to go with a Cranberry and Lavender Petals dark chocolate because Lavenders are my favourite type of flower.  Sweets Canada is on Twitter @SweetsCanadaCA #sweetscanada

 

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Deciding between all of Sweet Canada’s tasty chocolates!

 

Yogen Fruz provided us with $15 coupons which we will be given later this week and I’m so excited because I absolutely LOVE frozen yogurt!!

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https://twitter.com/yogenfruz     https://instagram.com/yogenfruz/

KB SPONSORS Storia PR

 

Delegates are especially advised to seek out and introduce themselves to Daphna and Karen Nussbaum from Storia PR in Toronto.

KB SPONSOR Rimmel London

 

Rimmel London provided a surplus of products to our 2016 MTC Delegate packages and also set up a special make up station of extra products.  You can find them at Rimmel London – Google Search// <!

A wonderful afternoon was spent by all at the SQUARE ONE Mall.  We shopped until we dropped! Each delegate was generously given a $30 Gift coupon to spend at the Mall. Did I mention, I LOVE TO SHOP!  I managed to find some great deals and purchased a dress, a scarf and a skirt with my $30 coupon.  A GREAT DAY!

To top off our gifts, each delegate was presented with our official MTC Tee-shirt and Hat compliments of the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant organization. I’m so excited to wear these shirts and hats on Wednesday because they’re cute, comfy and of course PINK! I love pink!

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I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the sponsors and the support that they give to the MTC organization and the delegates.

Our MTC Wear!

Our MTC Wear!

Another generous sponsor is the SQUARE ONE Mall. We had a wonderful day at the mall, we shopped until we dropped! Each delegate was generously given a $30 Gift coupon to spend at the Mall. Did I mention, I LOVE TO SHOP!  I managed to find some great deals and purchased a dress, a scarf and a skirt with my $30 coupon.  A GREAT DAY! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! #SQ1 #squareone

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Shopping fun!

Stay Tuned and GO GOLD

Kathleen

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DAY TWO of my MISS TEENAGE CANADA Pageant Journey

My first full day at Miss Teenage Canada was nothing less than perfect! First thing we had a great breakfast from Tim Hortons and following that we got to be pampered by professional hair and makeup artists! I was so excited to have my makeup and hair done and learn some new tips and tricks about beauty styles and products.

My wonderful and talented Make Up Artist Laurie Whelen

My wonderful and talented Make Up Artist Laurie Whelen

Laurie Whelen, makeup artist extraordinaire did my makeup and I loved it! I really enjoyed getting to know all about her profession and the education behind it.

My hair was done by the ladies from GLAMZEE BEAUTY and they gave my hair some volume with sort of a vintage vibe. I had many compliments on my hair and was told several times that it made me look like Marilyn Monroe, which I take as a huge compliment!

My Hair in Progress

My Hair in Progress

After all of the excitement of hair and makeup I headed down for my photo and video shoot! The photo shoot was so much fun! I learned a lot of great new poses, ones that I would have never even thought to try!

My Amazing Hair Stylist Zakira from Glamzee Beauty

My Amazing Hair Stylist Zakira from Glamzee Beauty

The video shoot was so awesome! I had a lot of fun talking into the camera and getting a chance to promote my platform; Childhood Cancer Awareness!

The Finished Product! Ready for Photo shoot and Video shoot!

The Finished Product! Ready for Photo shoot and Video shoot!

When we finally got a chance to sit down and relax it was time for a tasty rice and chicken lunch and all of the girls got a chance to mingle. I’ve met such amazing girls while I’m here that share a lot of interests with me and some even have crazy talents or interests that I’ve never even heard of!

MTC Choreographer Shawn Cuffie

MTC Choreographer Shawn Cuffie

After lunch we started our choreography for the bathing suit number, all 56 delegates strutted their stuff to fun and upbeat pop music until they couldn’t strut anymore. Our great choreographers Sean and Hollywood taught us how to rock our heels and carry ourselves confidently. I also learned that dancing in heels isn’t as impossible as you thought it might be!

Our REHEARSAL BREAK Selfie!

Our REHEARSAL BREAK Selfie!

We had some more free time to chat and do some blog writing and then we sat down for a delicious pasta and pizza dinner!

After dinner some of us decided to get a tan or eyelash extensions from Golden Glamour Goddesses. I had so much fun just waiting for my spray tan because we all got another chance to socialize and get to know each other! Believe it or not one delegate I met from British Columbia actually goes to the same high school as my cousin. It really is a small world.

I absolutely love my spray tan! The ladies at GGG did a fantastic job. I was a little nervous at first because I am new to the spray tan world, but I felt completely comfortable in these ladies’ capable hands.

Today was FANTASTIC! I still can’t believe that Day 2 is already over. This week is going to go by in the blink of an eye. I’m so excited for all the experiences yet to come!

GO GOLD
Kathleen

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VOTING HAS STARTED for the 2016 MISS TEENAGE CANADA Pageant.

 

I thought I would share these detailed VOTING Instructions with you in case you are unsure of how to vote.

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YOU MUST be REGISTERED with the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant Voting Registry in order to VOTE.  If you ARE REGISTERED, simply CLICK the VOTE button below to be sent directly to my DETAIL PAGE to cast your vote.

Click on the VOTE button to cast your VOTE.

Click on the VOTE button to cast your VOTE.

You will find the Input BOX On the bottom right hand corner of my DETAIL PAGE (where you have been directed by the VOTE button above).  Type in your e-mail and CLICK VOTE.

You will receive a pop up indicating that your VOTE has been cast!

IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED with the Miss Teenage Canada website and have NOT PREVIOUSLY VOTED before, you need to REGISTER first.

TO REGISTER:  Click the LOGO below to be directed to the Miss Teenage Canada Website Main Page.

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Then CLICK on

CLICK on the above picture to be directed to the VIP CLUB sign up

CLICK on the above picture to be directed to the VIP CLUB sign up

INPUT your NAME, AGE and EMAIL in the Input Boxes indicated and CLICK  —   REGISTER

You will receive a Confirmation e-mail to the e-mail you have REGISTERED.  (Check your Junk Inbox if you do not immediately see the e-mail)

Click the LINK on the Confirmation e-mail that you receive to VERIFY your e-mail.

Then you can CLICK the LINK to the FINALISTS Page also in the confirmation e-mail to be directed to the Finalists page or you can simply CLICK the VOTE BUTTON Above to be directly to my FINALIST PAGE.

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Kathleen

 

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DAY ONE of my MTC Pageant Week Journey

The Van is packed

The Van is packed

The day finally arrived and we were OFF TO TORONTO for 2016 Miss Teenage Canada Pageant Week!  After some strenuous suitcase aerobics, I managed to close my massive suitcase of clothes and shoes, pack up the van and off we went.  ROAD TRIP!

Mom, Patti and I had lots of laughs on the drive and we

Our ROADIE SELFIE!

Our ROADIE SELFIE!

managed to cram in some last minute “pageant talk!”  The drive went by in a blink of an eye!  My heart was filled with excitement the entire way down!  We finally arrived in Toronto and stopped for a quick lunch at Boston Pizza before heading to the MTC REGISTRATION at the MTC Host Hotel, the HOLIDAY INN TORONTO AIRPORT.  My heart dropped!  I was finally here!   I then met the MTC Staff and ventured off into the beautiful ballroom where I met and got to know the other amazing delegates from across the country. I met my roommate, the beautiful Katie from Nova Scotia.  We are fast becoming great friends.  We had a few minutes to start to unpack our suitcases and then it was off to our First OFFICIAL 2016 Miss Teenage Canada Delegate Meeting.

My Beautiful Roommate KATIE from Nova Scotia

My Beautiful Roommate KATIE from Nova Scotia

We had a great dinner from PIZZA NOVA and an awesome cake and had an opportunity to start to get to know each other as we chatted through dinner.

THE ONTARIO GIRLS!

THE ONTARIO GIRLS!

We also received some amazing gifts from some of our sponsors which I will tell you about tomorrow!

For now, it’s time to finish unpacking and get some rest!

 

GO GOLD,

Kathleen

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MISS TEENAGE CANADA PAGEANT Preparations

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The past few months have been incredibly busy and filled with excitement! My journey to the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant has required a lot of preparations; volunteering, fundraising, blogging, filling out paperwork, issuing receipts and sending out numerous personal thank you cards. All of these tasks are important and they are all lessons we have all learned from the opportunity of being a Miss Teenage Canada Delegate.  These requirements show that the delegates of the Miss Teenage Canada pageant are responsible and capable young women who take their regional titles and responsibilities seriously. It is amazing what I have learned just by being a 2016 Miss Teenage Canada Delegate; Time Management, Public Relations skills, Public speaking skills, the importance of prioritizing and organizing, dealing with unforeseen challenges and constantly being ON THE GO!  I have LOVED every minute of it.  I still can’t believe that I’m leaving for Toronto THIS WEEKEND! I’m so excited for this experience and all of the friends and memories I will make throughout the week. I can’t wait to meet the other delegates, learn about their hometowns, their charity platforms and what they are passionate about.

My Shopping Excursion

My Shopping Excursion

The last two weeks of my preparations have been very busy but very exciting and rewarding. Kicking off the final countdown to MTC was a 10- hour shopping trip to the Bayshore Shopping Centre in Ottawa with my mom, sister and good friends Patti and Paige. We took the term “shop till you drop” quite literally. Thanks to my shopping team for helping with some last minute decisions and bargain finds!

BLOG 14 BELLS AND BOWI had a dress fitting of my absolutely gorgeous evening gown that I purchased from BELLS and BOWS BRIDAL Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta.  Special thanks to Angeline MacDonald for taking the time to assist me and for making my long distance gown shopping an incredible experience.  I cannot wait to wear my gown at the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant.  I can’t share pictures yet, but trust me IT IS WORTH THE WAIT!

Then it was a long fashion show session with all of my potential outfits pairing them with jewelry, the ever-important shoes and accessories.  Once everything was chosen and complimented properly then it all had to be PACKED!

PAGEANT WEEK PACKING!

PAGEANT WEEK PACKING!

Throughout the week, I also had a variety of events to take part in. I had a lot of fun filming a video at Bonnechere Caves as my first Blog assignment! Tuesday I had a radio interview with MYFM RADIO about my journey as Miss Teenage Eastern Ontario and my upcoming trip to Miss Teenage Canada and then started my 2nd blog assignment creating a banner for the Miss Teenage Canada pageant. I loved being able to show my creative side using digital art.

Lots of Family and Friends turned out at my GOOD LUCK Send off Party

Lots of Family and Friends turned out at my GOOD LUCK Send off Party

After a busy week, my sponsor, the Miss Teen Ontario East Pageant Organization was so kind to throw me a GOING AWAY/GOOD LUCK PARTY at Coco Jarry’s in Renfrew. I was so happy to have all of my friends and family show up to give me their support and to wish me luck. It was a lovely evening.  Coco Jarry’s made us a wonderful buffet of their famous

Our MISS TEEN Slushies created by NICK owner of COCO JARRY'S! LOVED THEM!

Our MISS TEEN Slushies created by NICK owner of COCO JARRY’S! LOVED THEM!

pizza, nachos, bruschetta bread and wraps and the owner Nick featured a special Miss Teen Slushy for us to enjoy out on the patio. A pink and delicious blend of fruit juices and icy goodness.  I was very honored that His Worship Mayor Michael Donohue, Mayor of Admaston-Bromley took the time from his very busy schedule to attend my GOING AWAY/GOOD LUCK PARTY and give me his personal best wishes.

With Mayor of Admaston/Bromley His Worship Mayor Michael Donohue

With Mayor of Admaston/Bromley His Worship Mayor Michael Donohue

Finishing up the week, I was treated to a relaxing day at the Main Street Spa in Cobden with my mom getting manicures and pedicures. It was nice to take a few hours to sit back relax and be pampered after an eventful and rewarding 7 weeks.

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Getting special treatment at the Main Street Spa in Cobden

My final duty this week was to close my charity bank account and get all of the money I’ve raised into two separate checks, one for Free the Children and one for Fort McMurray Fire Relief. I can only imagine how happy the ladies at the bank were because they will no longer have to count my baggies of heavy change or paper clipped bills that they had to count after every fundraiser! This was an exciting time, but also a bittersweet one, because this meant that all of my fundraising was done. I truly enjoyed taking on the FUNDRAISING PROJECT challenge. The most important things we can give are our talents and time to help others. I look forward to continuing my charity work in the future with many of the charity organizations I’ve met along this journey.

I will be attempting to do daily BLOG posts during my Miss Teenage Canada week so everyone can keep up with my experience and my Miss Teenage Canada pageant journey.  I apologize in advance if I miss a day but according to my predecessors Caroline, Hillary, Gracie, Sonya and Theresa I will be a tad busy!  So excited for everything this amazing experience is about to bring me!

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BLOG 14 farmer bootsBefore signing off, I would also like to take this time to thank my SPONSOR and HOME PAGEANT, the MISS TEEN ONTARIO EAST PAGEANT for providing me with this unique and incredible opportunity.

 

So, I guess it’s off with the work boots, the ball hat and my farmer-wear and ON WITH THE HEELS!

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Next stop Toronto and the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant!

 

Go Gold

Kathleen

 

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