Well, Miss Teenage Canada is officially over! I’m proud to say I made it into the top 15 of 54 girls! I realized that going into the pageant whether I won or lost I would still hold my title of Miss Teenage Saskatchewan 2016 and that will always hold such a special place in my heart. Thank you to my family, friends and of course the City of Yorkton for supporting me through my journey to Nationals. Thank you to everyone who voted for me! When I wasn’t working at either of my two jobs I was working at all the things that needed to get done in order to compete in Toronto! I was able to fundraise $3000 that went towards Free The Children and Fort McMurray. In the past two and a half months I have attended and volunteered at more than 30 events around the city of Yorkton. I will continue to attend more and more community events around Saskatchewan! Congratulations to the new Miss Teenage Canada 2016!
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The Pageant Experience:
First thing it isn’t anything like the T.V show toddlers & tiaras 🙂 I will tell you everything you need to know if I haven’t covered something you want to know please ask me as I am always willing to help!!
How I got into it:
One day when I was looking through Facebook I seen the “Miss Teenage Canada 2016” Facebook Page and I immediately decided to join but of course with my parents approval! There are two pageants in one with the Miss Teenage Canada 2016 pageant, the Provincial one and National one.
Rules: There are rules with the pageant!
- Ages between 13-19
- Born a female
- Good moral character
- No criminal record
- Must be enrolled in high/elementary school or a graduate
- May not be married, divorced or has given birth to a child
- Must be a Canadian citizen by birth or naturalization, or be a permanent resident and must provide proof of the foregoing
** If you break one of these rules, you will have your sash and crown taken away from you**
Process: Form, skype interview and email.
When you fill out the Miss Teenage Canada form, the director of the pageant will ask you to pick a date for a Skype interview. After the Skype interview the director will email and let you know in a day or two if you made it in into the pageant!
*** You will receive a two 40 page booklets for both of the pageants which will include what I said down below but also has stuff such as: purchase ads, pictures/videos, workshops and more details, etc.***
Skype Interview Questions: My interview only took 2 minutes.
Why did you decide to join? What are your plans after high school? How far away is Saskatoon from you? Are you fine with driving 3 hours to Saskatoon? Who is your role model that you look up to? What is one place in the world would you travel to? What are three words to describe you?
What they judge you on:
- Interview with the judges 20%
- Evening Gown 20%
- Swimsuit 15%
- Photogenic 10%
- Overall Impression 15%
- Charity Fundraising 5%
- Blogging-Marketing 10%
- Behaviour 5%
The Provincial pageant will take place in your province! My provincial one took place on April 16 & 17 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan at the Park Town hotel (some girls stayed at different hotels or houses)
How it works:
There were 19 girls from all over like Big River, Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and many more who competed. The judges pick half or sometimes more of the girls who competed to go to the National pageant in Toronto. Therefore 11 were chosen but only 6 came because of the cost or something else came up! In the 11 girls, there is a winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up and 3rd runner up! The winner will receive the title of their province “Miss Teenage Saskatchewan 2016”which I am so blessed and proud to say I received it. All the other girls will receive a crown and sash from wherever they are from. For example if one girl is the only one from Saskatoon she will get the title of “Miss Teenage Saskatoon”.
My Fundraising for Saskatoon:
In the pageant there was also fundraising for Cardiac Kids if you wanted to do which will help increase your final score amongst the judges. I could’ve fundraised for fee of the pageant but I didn’t. I fundraised over $2000 for the charity they picked which was Cardiac Kids!
The National pageant took place in Toronto Ontario. It could take place in late May, June, July or August for a whole week (7 days). We stayed at the Holiday Inn Hotel which was right by the airport.
How it works:
They were 54 girls including myself who were there from all over Canada! Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the three days when we compete.
Friday: Prelims- judged on our swimwear and evening gown (at the hotel)
Saturday: Gala/Talent Night- fun night of our talents, if you did not have a talent you had to say something sweet and simple about your platform to the audience (at the hotel)
Sunday: Final Night- announces top 20 (redo your swimwear) then top 10 (redo your evening gown) then top 5 (answers a simple question on stage) then the winner!
In the 54 girls there is a winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up, and 3rd runner up. There are also prizes, scholarships and fast track awards to help you get into Top 20 including: social media queen (fast track), top model scholarships, education scholarship, online voting (fast track), best in runway (fast track), highest fundraiser (fast track) best photogenic picture (fast track). In the final show they narrow it down to Top 20, Top 10 and Top 5! I never got any of the awards or scholarships but I did make it into the Top 20 without any of the 5 (fast tracks so therefore I made Top 15). The winner will receive the title “Miss Teenage Canada 2016” with 20,000 of cash and prizes.
The places we went to in Toronto: In pervious years they went to the CN tower, the zoo, was on the much music channel and more! It all depends on the sponsors!
- Square One Shopping Mall
- Nuvango Headquarters
- Archer’s Arena
- Bradlee Ryall Golf Enterprises
- The Fit Body Project
- Egglicious Café
- Nirvana, The Flavours of India
- Bata Shoe Museum
- Dave & Buster’s
- Lone Star Texas Grill
- Queen Elizabeth Theatre
My Fundraising for Toronto:
Fundraising: Well I fundraised a lot!! Not to sure compared to any other girls but I only had two and a half months to do everything while I work two jobs and try to have free time to myself.
Fort McMurray & Free the Children = over $3000 (down below)
Bottle Drive: A two day bottle drive totally made my boyfriends family and my family exhausted. The bottle drive I had was in the neighbourhood where I live which made it a lot more easier = $1400
RH Electric BBQ: My awesome sponsor in Yorkton helped me out with a BBQ= $700
Browns Socialhouse: Another awesome sponsor! I sold out of tickets and had to get more made up! 103 tickets sold that evening for $20 each where it included a cheese or chicken burger, soup or salad or fries with a social soda or social lager =$700
Yorkton Exhibition Booth/Yorkton Development Museum Canada Day Booth: Thank you to my other awesome sponsor the Yorkton Exhibition for letting me have a booth at the fair this year! Thank you to the Yorkton Development Museum Canada Day for letting me have a table and a bouncy house for the kids= $400
For Myself & The Entry Fee= over $2000 (down below)
For one of my events the Brown Socialhouse Burger night I had a raffle table with all the sponsors who donated and I got to keep all the ticket money out of that.
Here are the raffle table sponsors who donated:
Thank you to the following raffle table sponsors:
Big Zee’s Pizza
Body Sugaring Lounge
Farrell Agencies Ltd
Gifts of Gold
Home Inn & Suites
Kenton Doupe Photography and Design
Kimly Soft Textiles
K.W. Men’s Wear Ltd
LoSa Chic Boutique
LR Future Insurance & Investments
Mano’s Restaurant and Lounge
Penguin Refrigeration Ltd
Pumphouse Athletic Club
Refresh Massage Studio & Spa
Sangster’s Health Centre
SherRing Gold Jewellers
Terry Ortynsky’s Royal Ford
Wagner’s Flooring Ltd
Here are the sponsors who sponsor me right now through 2016!
Thank you to all my sponsors:
B.N Custom Mowing
Body Sugaring Lounge
Browns Socialhouse Yorkton
Fedorowich Construction Ltd
Hillberg & Berk
Key Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC Inc.
K.W. Men’s Wear
NAU Group of Companies Ltd
Ramsay Health Fitness Yorkton
Rhein Men’s Fastball Team
Shear Bliss Salon
Source Embroidery & Screen printing
Tantalize Tanning Studio
The Vintage Vault
Yorkton Concrete Products Ltd
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