The Day has Arrived! Thanks for helping me get here!
I spent last night relaxing and enjoying some “ME TIME” before heading off to Toronto.
This morning I woke up so excited! The day is finally here! I’m packed up, sat on the suitcase and managed to get it closed complete with outfits, shoes, makeup, essentials and treats. Loading up the car was a challenge but we managed to get everything in and my Mom and I headed for Toronto.
Before I get busy with pageant week activities, I wanted to take some time to send some very special THANK YOUs to those folks who have helped me get here.
First and foremost, thanks to my Teen Ontario East Family; the wonderful ladies at the helm of the pageant who have mentored me and shown me the true meaning of volunteering with a passion (all while having a blast), the current reigning Miss Teen Ontario East Danika and First runner Up Megan and Second Runner Up Alexa for your support, my Teen Ontario East Sisterhood for always being there to give me advice and assistance particularly my predecessors the gorgeous Kathleen Barr, Miss Teenage Eastern Ontario 2016. Kat, I love you and appreciate all that you have done for me not only to prepare for this week but also throughout the past 16 months. I would also like to thank the many followers of our Teen Ontario East pageant for being so supportive of everything that our Pageant stands for and thank you to everyone who came out to the Good Luck Send Off Drop In hosted by my Teen Ontario East family on Thursday night! I was truly touched!
Thank you to the wonderful group of MTOE Pageant judges who selected me for the title of Miss Teen Ontario East 2016 and have provided me with this opportunity of a lifetime. My life has been so enriched by my experience as a regional titleholder and a voice for childhood cancer awareness.
A special thank you to the amazing young childhood cancer champions that I have met, who have shared their courageous stories with me and have allowed me to share them with others over the past 16 months. You have all touched my life in ways that you will never really know. I have adapted your “Live everyday like it’s your last” philosophy and I truly appreciate the gift of life. I will never take it for granted. You have all truly changed my life. And thank you for the wonderful messages of good luck from all of you. I am truly blessed to have you all in my life.
To the gorgeous Angeline MacDonald of Bells and Bows Bridal Centre, thank you for assisting me with my gown selection. I absolutely LOVE my Bells and Bows gown and can’t wait to wear it on stage.
To the sponsors of the Miss Teen Ontario East Pageant, thank you for supporting my home pageant organization and giving me this fabulous opportunity to represent our region at the national level.
To my friends, thank you for being my constant cheerleaders. I love you all.
Last but certainly not least, thank you to my wonderful family. I would not be here if it wasn’t for all of you. Thank you for sacrificing our one car (shared by all of us and Mom) so that I could attend my events and truly dedicate my time to my Miss Teenage Eastern Ontario responsibilities but most of all thank you for always being there for me, just because you love me.
I love you all and I will do my best to do you proud!
My adventure to the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant has been a GROUP EFFORT for sure. I love you all and now it’s time to put on my heels and get my “SPARKLE ON”.
Miss Teenage Eastern Ontario