As the only girl representing my province, New Brunswick, I arrived near 2 o’clock in Toronto! We (Miss Teenage Nova Scotia who had the same flight as I, and Miss Teenage Timmins) then waited for a chaperone to pick us up. Once we left with many other wonderful delegates we arrived at the hotel and went to the ballroom and dropped off our registration forms etc.. Once everyone arrived and was settled, we’ve got to meet our roomates and I had the privilege to meet mine at the airport! Near 7:30, we all went to the ballroom in our dresses and there was tables all around with our greatfull sponsors.

Here was my experience with the sponsors!

First off, GGGoddesses offers Spray Tanning, Spray Brightening, Air Brush Make-Up, Eye Lash Extensions, & Hair Styling. They gave out goodie bags either a self tanning lotion for after a tanning session or a butter body lotion. I took the lotion made out of coconut (and it’s oil), shea butter and all the good stuff for your body! They gave us discounts for spray tanning sessions and/or eye lash extensions. I am naturally dark so I took the eyelash extension session and I cannot wait because they look and do amazing jobs! Thank you GGGoddesses. xo

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Second station was V.P.I Sunglasses! They gave out incredibly nice sunglasses to each and every delegate and they all suited everyone. I was happy of my ‘purchase’. Mine have a floral design on it and they look and feel amazing. Thank you V.P.I for the useful, precious, adorable sunglasses!! My sunglasses retail only for 28.00$! Amazing prices for amazing glasses, right or right??

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Third sponsor was Sweets Canada . They brought us goodie bags with two sort of chocolate that they make. It’s all based on organic elements. It was honestly the BEST chocolate I’ve ever tasted and I really wish for you to have the chance to taste it and enjoy it as much as I did! I’ve got to bring with me the blueberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Balls (Q’Bites) & the Dark Chocolate Matcha Green Jasmine Petals. Thank you Sweets Canada – Q’licious gourmet chocolate for making me taste this amazing artwork! Make sure to follow them on Twitter: @SweetsCanadaCA

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Fourth obstacle was Nuvago Gallery Goods clothing station. They gave out either a pair of leggings or a shirt. They were absolutely stunning! They were all unique. They were a piece of art. Once I put the shirt on I felt like the whole museum. It was comfortable, nice looking & amazing quality! This is a must in everyone’s wardrobe. It can be worn casually and the shirt can be a PJ top, a workout outfit, anything! Thank you so much for the amazing gift! I feel so privileged to have one of there shirts with me.

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Fifth was the table where we got our official Miss Teenage Canada t-shirts and hats!! I’m am so excited to wear this. I love pink and they’re adorable. I’m incredibly proud to be in the class of 2016 and get to share the amazing experience with the rest of the 56 delegates of this year with me. ❤️ Memories from this week will be cherished with me for as long as I live and so on. I am incredibly proud of myself for coming to this amazing place with the amazing people that surround me. Thank you to the MTC-Inc. for giving this opportunity to each and everyone of us. XOXO

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The sixth sponsor table was a gulf station called Bradlee Ryall Gulf Academy. We had to put the ball in the ‘hole’ first shot to enter the competition to win a prize! It was a lot of fun! I got the first round but at the second round I lost which I was surprised I even put it in the first time!! This week we’re going on a little gulf trip with them and get some tips and everything, it’ll be so much fun. The man who was taking care of the station was really nice and I’m positive the trip this week will be as good. If you’re interested into gulfing or looking forward to learn more, this would be a great opportunity for yourself (and I)! Thank you so much, we had so much fun tonight and many laughs.

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Next up, Archers Arena brought a bow and arrow for us to have some fun and hold it and take great pictures with them. They are the number one Archery Tag Arena in Toronto. We will be playing with them this week and it will be a total blast with all the other girls. Thank you for your sponsorship!!

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P.S.: Katie, Miss Teenage Nova Scotia shot me in the heart. One of my many new friends, xo!

Other sponsor will be approaching throughout week. I’d like to take a moment to thank them.

Archer Dental is will be providing dental hygiene accessories such as a toothbrush to have a great smile for the crown. Thank you, it’s always so important to have a good hygiene.

Rimmel London – Canada will be providing some makeup stations and give out some products. Always an ideal pageant gift. Thank you so much! Find the team on Instagram & Twitter: @rimmellondoncan and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RimmelLondonCanada

Hashtagio is a Social Media Aggregator that markets platforms and helps turn them into sales! How great is that? They will be collecting all our social media with the hashtag #missteenagecanada so you can all experience it with ALL of the delegates. All 56 delegates text and images will be on this page in the MTC blog network and search! Thank you Hashtagio for this great thing that will be helping everyone catch up.

Sally Hansen will be providing gift bags with their amazing products. They are a amazing group and have no worries with them. They know how to make a beauty queen! xo Thank you so much for the sponsorship!

We will be visiting the Bata Shor Museum! They collect photos with the hashtag #batashoemuseum. Shoes and heels are a must for pageants so I’m sure it’ll be great and I probably will fall in love with every single paire, juste like all the other times. Thank you! ❤️

I’d like to thank Fish’d By Ed for helping out provide food. It’s always important to have a good nutrition especially for pageant week with it’s busy schedule.

I can’t wait to go see Yogen Fruz to get a frozen yogurt! I’m in love with frozen yogurt and could eat some each day. Having some on pageant week is such a great treat. Frozen yogurt is more healthy than ice cream but taste the same but in a different way. They’re so delicious! Thank you for the sponsorship, it’s very much appreciated. xo

Throughout the week we will meet up with Daphna and Karen  Nussbau from Storia Pr Inc. part of the search of the Miss Teenage Canada 2016 pageant. They will teach us into business. Because become a role model, or the next MTC is a job! Thank you both for helping us out! xo

Tonight, I had so much fun and I’m looking forward to an amazing week with a wonderful group of people.

Thank you for all your support.

Merci pout toutes votre soutient.

Wellalioq!!

 

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Tonight is the finally the last night I’ll be sleeping in my bed before Miss Teenage Canada! I’ll be leaving tomorrow morning!! I can’t wait to meet all the other delegates this year and make new friends for a life time. I am going to go there with a smile on my face with pride of my title as Miss Teenage Maritimes 2016 and represent well my community.

All my stuff is packed up and ready to go. Sash and Crown in MY hands, paper work is ready and I’m ready to go!

Today, at work, I got a great gift for the ‘trip’ from my coworkers and it was so thoughtful of them. I’d personally like to thank each and every one of you!

Thanks to Jeannie, I’ve got the chance to smudge before I go. I smudged for safe travels and to take all the negativity out of my body. Smudging is very important for me. It is something I do take seriously and with pride. Thank you, welalin!

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We were assigned to make a new logo for the Miss Teenage Canada pageant. Here is my creation.

I put the words Miss Teenage Canada in the top center with the official sash (in blue and white). Since the oldest logo had a maple leaf beside it, I did so and beside the sash I decided to have a red background since the center of the sash is white to do the Canadian flag. I personalized the maple leaf with a crown look a like.

I hope you liked the idea of this as a banner for the next years. Thank you a bunches!

Precious Abygail – Miss Teen Maritimes 2016

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I’d like to say a precious hello to everyone! In this post I’ll be telling you guys more about the Maritimes and what you can find here.

The Maritimes, according to Wikipedia, had a population of 1 813 102 in 2011. And what do these Maritimers have? Here are a few fun things to know/we have …

In New-Brunswick:

The Petitcodiac river, mostly known as the chocolate river for it’s blended colour. It is the most endangered river in Canada and has stopped salmon catch by 82%!! Although it sounds bad, it does look pretty in real.

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Nearby, (MY FAVOURITE!) the Hopewell Rocks. It has the big tides going from 48 feet TWICE a day! Once the tide is low you can go down and experience finding the oceans treasures. You used to be also see the rock from our medical care card, but it a piece fell off this year. It was known as the Elephant rock. When the tide was high you could go kayaking over it and call it an experience. It was almost chosen to become part of another wonder of the world (7 Wonders of the World).

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In Prince Edward Island:

The confederation bridge, the longest bridge in ice covered water in the world! It takes approximately 15 minutes to ride the bridge. They also use the bridge for the Terry Fox run!

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The Cavendish Beach is a wonderful place to relaxe or have fun. Each year they have  Cavendish Beach Country Festival with well known artists! It is the most seasoned resort of the province.

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In Nova Scotia:

One of the most famous drives in Canada, Cabot Trails! A beautiful drive or walk through the beautiful nature. Little secret: you can play a game where you have to find the most hidden sun chairs throughout the whole trails.

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Hope you fell a little bit more in love with the Maritimes, just like I did!

xox

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Hello, my name is Precious Abygail, I’m currently 18 years old and representing the Maritimes. The Maritimes include 3 provinces near the Atlantic Coast called New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. I live in New Brunswick! I may be born learning english but I was teached frenched my whole life by going to a french school.

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I’ve participated in a National pageant and won Sunburst baby Canada first runner up 1999. I have been doing pageants for 3 to 4 years in my community to help out any cause I possibly can! I also did this to help ME out with self confidence (not that it was something too bad) and it has improved, for a fact, from my french teacher. She told me that she noticed how I feel more confident in front of the class room since pageantry started. I’m so thankful to have started doing what I am to help out anyone in need and build myself up.

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I’ve been doing a thing you call, Fancy Shawl since grade 7. We then built a group called Esgenoooetitj Wegatusk Dancers, meaning Burnt-Church Northen Lights Dancers. Fancy Shawl has been a big thing for me knowing I’m dancing for mother earth and/or special ocassions/people. I also participate in smudging ceremonies. Smudging is a way to purification of our soul with herbs. We usually put Sweetgrass, Cedar and Sage in a shell and burn them. I’m a proud mikma’q, acadien and Irish girl who celebrate’s each year at festivals, parades and events!

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Growing up, the night before Christmas was always the worst. I would toss and turn in excitement, and my sleep hours were limited. Our day yesterday; was like Christmas.

We ate breakfast early, than boared the bus to the bowmanville zoo. We got the play with baby lions and tigers as well as take an unlimited amount of selfies.

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Living in a small town I never get exposed to different culture foods as often as I wish. Today, at the Eaton Mall (Toronto) we ate at a new retro taco/burrito VW bus called RitchTree Market. Inexperienced with this type of food, I chose the beef Burrito and LOVED IT! Not only the food, but the atmosphere. The polite, quick service was very professional. It’s not very often you meet people who want to please you, who want to get your order right and who want to see you come back another time. Next time your wanting to head down to Mexico, head down to RichTree instead cause things just got HOT!

To end the jam packed day, we concluded at the Mideaval Dinner theatre, and showed our spirit for the red night!

Yesterday was a day I’ll never forget, and it proved how important friendship really is.

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My platform, youth issues is understand social pressures and modern issues. I generally wanted to base my platform on the youth and teens because the person we grow up to be, is based on who we were and what we went through when we were young.

I focus on severe illness, grief, suicide, bullying; the barriers that keep us from being who we are as individuals whether it’s our sexual preference or race.11844003_1033517340022364_920066198_n

I believe in being who you are and that’s the reason I have taken part in various groups in my school such as : Gay straight alliance, bully blockers and now I have my Red Cross certified “ Beyond the Hurt” training to educate others about the things they choose not to understand.

Being a teenager is hard sometimes, getting up in the morning is hard enough for any girl my age. Watching one of my best friends grow up with Cystic fibrosis knowing her life expectancy is 30 years. Helping the paralyzed boy in my school every chance I get. Observing my brother of twelve years old grow up with Asperger’s. Losing three grandparents in one year. It hurts to know that there are so many things that could go wrong, before something were to go right. It is painful to watch the worst happen to the best. It agonizes me that these people will not have a normal life.

My platform allowed me to work on two special projects including raising money for a little girls dream tree house, and I also collaborated on a 24hr renovation for a teenage boys man cave wish. I also had the honour of presenting a one-thousand dollar check to the IWK which was featured on CTV. I also spent time with IWK patients at our annual IWK fair.

11846112_1033517343355697_971102620_nThrough my endeavors with youth issues I have met with some remarkable teens across our beautiful Maritimes by working closely with a Charity called Workers 4 Wishes. Workers 4 Wishes is a non-profit organization granting sick children their last wish. It is astonishing how children can be in such crucial situations, but still smile. The moment a sick little girl is so amazed by your crown, and your presence, the world stops and gives you the best unexplainable feeling of life.

I thank the people I have met in my high-school endeavors, for being my inspiration every day to make a change. To stand up for those who don’t have a voice, and those who cannot stand for themselves. To help those who want to live a normal life again, or to grant the wish of what is left of their remaining life. To give hope. To encourage. I know what it feels like to have no one. No one to reach out to, no one to listen. I want to pick those up who’s fallen, and I want to be the ear no one gets. Its time youth issues goes nationally because there is more problems, than just one.

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There is nothing more powerful than meeting center court, ice or field for the singing of my national anthem, O’Canada. The energy of the crowd, the “in sync” sway, the rush of the hidden voices that always join along nearly send shivers down my back each and every time. It’s a privilege to be a part of a place beautiful and I love being reminded of that by the lyrics. I’m proud to be Canadian and there are many reasons why it is the best country in the world and many reasons why people feel the same way.

I’ve been privileged enough to escape my province to venture into other provinces such as Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Quebec and now Ontario. People come near and far to reach, tour and live on Canada’s rich soil. To escapade through our 10 provinces and 3 territories brings wonders to those who take the time to do so. When people do tour our nation from other countries, they leave relieved that it is not cold year round.

My canadanation takes pride in intelligence and having a higher education. It is said by Mclean.com that Canadians are educated better with 48.3% post-secondary completion rate compared to America which is 40.3%

Canada believes in individuality. Since 2005 it has been legal to marry the same sex in Canada. It warms my heart to have such an accepting country. Throughout my high school endeavors I have always supported those who did not always have a good go at things, especially their sexuality. Parallel to this I was a part of my schools Gay-Straight Alliance club and went to the raising of the pride flag in my provinces capital, Fredericton NB.

Canada is known for its high way grub (Tim Horton’s), our national branding, our humour, our industries, our lakes, our hockey, our brew, our patriotism and people truly do recognize the amount of times Canadians say “sorry” in the run of a day.

There truly is, no place like home. I am proud to be Canadian.

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Coming to you from Canada’s beautiful chocolate town, St Stephen NB, I am 17 year old Sarah – Miss Teenage Maritimes 2015. This year has been by far the biggest chapter in my life.

In a short span of two weeks I will be throwing my cap in the air and saying good bye once and for all to the place that made me the person I am today, St. Stephen High School. There I accomplished honors, lead my team with sports and acted proudly upon the lit up stage. I found out who my friends were, and who my friends were not. I branched off and joined Bully Blockers and GSA to defend those who did not have a voice of their own. I developed personally who I want to be, and in this real world who exactly I want to become. It will be difficult to say good-bye to friends, teachers, coaches, and staff but I am ready to take the next step from home and attend the University of New Brunswick-Fredericton. There I will focus my studies on Kinesiology and am hopeful to pursue a career as a Physiotherapist one day.Not only get to study my highest interest, but also play Rugby for the university of my dreams.

They say home is where your heart is at, I cant help but believe it is true. I have two loving, supporting parents. They have both been extremely approachable and willing to lend a hand in whatever this year has brought me. I have three brothers: Nick, Gage and Kael who do well at supporting things they don’t exactly know much about like pageants. But still bring a smile on their face, even when we travel province to province in a crammed vehicle. Although there is quite an age gap between my brothers and I we all have our own unique relationships. The oldest taught me to stand up for what you believe in no matter how ridiculous you sound, the middle taught me that it is okay to be different and the youngest taught me it is okay to bring your stuffed animal to school everyday no matter your age and without washing it. Whether we have a comedic relationship, or a sentimental one I would not change them for anything. We surly classify as the Canadian Griswold’s.

Stepping outside of school limits I have worked closely with two special charities dealing with chronically ill children for the past three years. One being the IWK make a wish foundation. Over the span of three years I have volunteered my time at carnivals, tea parties , making supper for patients along with their parents at the Ronald McDonald house and presenting checks to the foundation.  Another charity I volunteer for is called Workers 4 Wishes. This is a non-profit organization out of Saint John New Brunswick that allows chronically ill children their wish. This past Christmas I help with a twenty-four hour room renovation, and hand delivered Christmas presents to an eighteen year old suffering a brain tumor. My latest project has allowed me to design a route for a 5K run/walk I am planning for Free the Children. I am proud of the work I have done, and will continue throughout my existence.

They say ” In order to see a rainbow, one must learn to deal with the rain”. Throughout the course of this year, I have defiantly seen my fair share of rain storms. In relation to this, I cant help but pat my self on the back for overcoming, and fighting the rain. Over the span of seventeen months I lost three grandparents unexpectedly. Not only were they sincerely close to me, they were my biggest motivators and my loudest sideline voices. Putting aside the tragic events, I knew I had to keep up with my studies, sports, extra curricular activates, scholarship applications and this pageant. Not because I wanted to, or emotionally thought I could handle it, but because it was what each and everyone of those overly proud grandparents of mine would have wanted.  I thank them everyday for giving me my rainbow.

This year I have brought home several awards for my involvement in sports, drama and academics. Its bittersweet my High School years are shortly wasting away, but I would not change a thing. As Miss Teenage Maritime 2015 I have represented my Maritimes with class, and elegancy whether it is a school or in the community. I am proud to wear the crown upon my head, and the sash around me and it shows. I am proud to have embarked such a remarkable footprint not only on St. Stephen High, but with my brothers, community, province and hopefully the Maritimes. Thank you for taking this journey with me.

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