I wanted to share with you 12 interesting facts about Miss Teenage Saskatchewan 2016-Kirsten!

  1. I was born in Saskatoon SK, and later moved to Yorkton SK in 2005. I live with both of my parents and I have one younger brother.
  2. I was in band and played the trumpet for about 4 years.
  3. My favorite winter activity is snowboarding! I have been snowboarding for about 6 years and I have been skiing for 2 years.
  4. I love being creative especially with this pageant! I have so many ideas.
  5. I have been in a lot of sports: Ukrainian dance, swimming, outdoor soccer, softball, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, track & field.
  6. I coloured my brown hair blonde when I was in Grade 6.
  7. I went to Madge Lake Bible Camp for 6 years and I miss it.
  8. I love music, it makes me so happy and I feel like I can achieve anything I put my mind to.
  9. The places I have only traveled to is: Mexico (Cabo San Lucas) 3 times, the United States (Minot), and different places in Canada (Vancouver). I always wanted to go on a mission trip or go the Kenya and see what it would be like to help other people!
  10. I worked at four jobs in Yorkton: Naturally You, All About Flowers, Currently at: LoSa Chic Boutique and Sunrise Health Region.
  11. I have never had braces! I love my teeth exactly how they are.
  12. I love to bake cookies, muffins, especially cupcakes hahah.

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In Stanley Park! Just gorgeous!

In Stanley Park! Just gorgeous!

Cabo San Lucas my favourite place!

Cabo San Lucas is of one my favourite places!

My brother Colin & I in Cabo San Lucas!

My brother Colin & I in Cabo San Lucas!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

xo-Kirsten

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Blog Assignment #2 Miss Teenage Canada Banner

Us ladies had to design a banner for the upcoming Miss Teenage Canada pageant that is being held next weekend in Toronto for all their upcoming events! Sign Source Solutions is generously sponsoring Miss Teenage Canada a banner and all the ladies had to create one to see which one they decide to chose!

Sign Source is a full service manufacturing company where you can get any type of sign made for any event you like!

My banner I chose is a little more simple and classy! The colours I have chosen are white, pink and black. I chose these colours because I love pink but I could have also went with red as well! I like the black and white because it feels very modern and classic. I chose “Dare To Dream” because I believe every girl out there should dare to dream just like I did when I entered the pageant! I feel like my choice to compete for Miss Teenage Canada was a great decision!

The image dimensions will be need to be  33 inches wide and 80 inches in height.

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My own gorgeous simple Miss Teenage Canada Banner!

My own gorgeous simple Miss Teenage Canada 2016 Banner!

 

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Miss Teenage Saskatchewan LOGO

My Miss Teenage Saskatchewan 2016 banner for all my events I attend!

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xo-Kirsten

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Blog Assignment #1 Personal Favourite Place

I am so excited to share with you this Blog Assignment, it means a lot to me and I am SO excited to represent Miss Teenage Saskatchewan 2016 at Clear Lake this upcoming August!!

I will start off with some History first,

“The Parks are hereby dedicated to the people of Canada for their benefit, education and enjoyment…and shall be maintained and made use of so as to leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of the future generations.”
– National Parks Act, 1930

A proposal that a national park be established in eastern Manitoba was under consideration as early as 1919. The area near Whiteshell River was proposed but the implementation lay dormant for several years. In 1927, Dr. E.D.R Bissett, Member of Parliament for Springfield, had received written assurance from the National Park Service that a recommendation to create a park in eastern Manitoba would commence. Not everyone favoured the prospect of a National Park in the Whiteshell area. City and town councils and rural municipalities were urging the establishment of a national park who had supported the Whiteshell River site now supported the Riding Mountain Forest reserve. The Forest Reserve was more accessible in the highway system, more centrally located and had one of the largest elk herds in Canada. Therefore, it was more preferred area than the Whiteshell.

After many months of deliberation and input from the public, it was decided that both the Whiteshell River site in Eastern Manitoba and the Riding Mountain Forest Reserve in Western Manitoba would become national parks. The Manitoba government advised that there would only be one national park in Manitoba. An assessment was done on both areas and it was decided that the Riding Mountain site was favoured over the Whiteshell area. It was recommended that a summer recreation area be created taking in an area of 180 kms surrounding Clear Lake. Again towns and municipalities rejected this proposal and recommended that entire Riding Mountain Forest Reserve become a national park. It was looked at as being: “an island of wilderness surrounded by a sea of farmland.” In 1929, the Riding Mountain Forest Reserve was set aside as a national park and on July 26, 1933, Riding Mountain National Park was officially opened. (http://discoverclearlake.com/discover/history)

Ever since my brother Colin & I were born, our parents have taken us to Clear Lake, Manitoba every summer for the past 19 years for around a week or so. When my mother was young her parents also brought her to Clear Lake so we are continuing our family tradition! We usually rent a cabin at one of the different resorts around the lake and it was always so much fun! There is also camping available so you can camp in the campground also! I was always very excited in the days leading up to our Clear Lake vacations. If you haven’t been there before, I suggest you check it out!! Clear Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions around and there is tons of evidence below to prove it!

Video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YlyoWXDszF8, Video credits to Alex Robinson, YouTube.

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There is always something to do in Clear Lake and here are a few examples of the many amenities in the area! Information provided by discoverclearlake.com.

Leisure:

Park Theatre: The “Largest Log Cabin Theatre In North America”. Holding over 500 people our theatre has been a mainstay of entertainment for the Park for over 50 years.

Here is a picture of the Park Theatre!

Here is a picture of the Park Theatre! Attached is a restaurant and gift shop!

Adventure Mini Golf: For some great beach-side family fun, come down to the Tennis Courts (west of Main Beach) and try your skills at the brand new Adventure mini Golf. 18 themed holes & snack shop.

Clear Lake Golf Course: Clear Lake Golf Course, with lush fairways, manicured greens, natural landscape, challenging holes and a spectacular setting — it is one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in North America.

Golf Course

Golf Course

Clear Lake Tennis Courts: Tennis Courts are open to anyone of all ages and abilities, they also have tennis lessons if needed.

Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts

Marina on Clear Lake / The Martese: Offering watercraft rentals and daily cruises on The Martese, The Clear Lake Marina provides Riding Mountain National Park’s visitors an opportunity for an up-close and personal experience of Clear Lake’s beauty.

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The Martese where you can check out the lake, history of lake while you enjoy a delicious meal on board!

Old Surrey Station Bike Rentals: The four wheel Surrey bike provides families and other sightseers with the ability to leisurely enjoy the Wasagaming Townsite.

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Parks Canada – Visitor Centre: Sign up for unparalleled experiences led by park interpreters and experts. Car, boat and hiking tours throughout the summer.

Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre

Wigwam Dining & Lounge: A Clear Lake tradition. Late-night lounge with live music and karaoke on select nights.

Wigwam Restaurant

Wigwam Restaurant

Clear Lake Gas & Bike Rentals: They have the largest selection of bike rentals in the park, with Norco Bushpilots, tandems, kiddy bikes and a range of fun novelty bikes. They also have bike parts and service.

130 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba

Gas Station & Bike Rentals

Gas Station & Bike Rentals

 There are also a few Services:

Frazer Studio of Photography: Frazer Studio is right  by the Lake, offers you fine quality portraiture in the beauty of the environment at Riding Mountain National Park.

Frazer Photography

Frazer Studio Photography

Beachcomber Clothing & Laundromat: Yes there is laundry services!! There is clothing for the whole family. Exclusive line of kids Desigual clothing, Clear Lake gift items and a clean coin-operated laundromat.

Clothing Store & Laundry

Beachcomber Clothing Store & Laundry

Shuttle Bug: Book your group charter, tour or guest transportation three days or more in advance using shuttlebugclearlake.com; or call us to pre-arrange your private lake transportation service giving us half hour to an hour advance notice.

It is on Hwy #10, Onanole, Manitoba right by Clear Lake!

Shuttle Bug Service

Shuttle Bug Service

Sportsman Park: A small grocery store with all the necessities and a 3 bay wand car wash. Don’t miss the Flea Market Saturdays & Sundays in the summer. Walking distance from the Wasagaming Townsite.

It is on Hwy #10 (just south of the Park Gate), Onanole, Manitoba.

Sportsman Park

Sportsman Park

There are also a lot of places to Shop: Who doesn’t like shopping?!

Boardwalk on Clear Lake: Sunset is the perfect time to join the crowd at the Boardwalk and view the best show in town. With a friendly staff, a fabulous candy cart and great shopping (giftware, t-shirts, beach and fishing supplies), the Boardwalk is a ‘must-go’ destination anytime, rain or shine.

138 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba

Boardwalk

Boardwalk

Deep Bay Clothing at Clear Lake Trading Post: The carry an extensive line of clothing, outerwear, swimwear and footwear, from a variety of high-end brands, for men, women and children. They also carry such lines as NorthFace, Columbia, Helly Hansen, TOMS, NAOT and many more. In the Trading Post they is also a grocery store, bakery and any other essentials you may need.

144 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba

Deep Bay Trading Post

Deep Bay Trading Post

From The Earth Jewellery: From The Earth is all about jewellery. Gorgeous gemstones, set in sterling silver, fun fashion for all ages and clean high fashion silver pieces for those who like simple elegance.

Scrase’s Mercantile, 130 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba

From The Earth Jewerlly

From The Earth Jewellery

Moon Lake Trading Company: They carry a large selection of unique and unusual giftware; Davinci beads, jewellery, accessories, Manitoba Made Pottery, maple syrup, honey, jam, candy, blends of tea, pet treats and accessories (including made in Manitoba “Smack” pet food).

119 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba

Moon Lake

Moon Lake Trading Company

The Sugar Shop: All your favourite retro chocolate bars plus bulk candy, slushies and other treats.

Scrase’s Mercantile, 130 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba

The Sugar Shop!!

The Sugar Shop!!

The Peachtree: Peachtree has all different brands for men and ladies including Billabong, Roxy, etc. They also carry surf wear, backpacks, hats, shoes, sandals, etc.

103 Buffalo Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba

The PeachTree

The Peachtree

The Chocolate Fox: Clothing, hats, watches, handbags and shoes along with chocolates, fudge, popcorn and the best homemade gelato in Clear Lake.

112 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba
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The Chocolate Fox

The Chocolate Fox

The Cove: .A./New York fashions & trends-dresses, skirts, shirts, shorts and pants as well as sterling silver jewellery, watches, fashion handbags and a large line of fashion accessories.

124 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba
www.facebook.com/Thecoveclearlake

The Cove

The Cove

The Bear Behind: With garden ornaments, wind chimes, games, incense, discovery toys, picture frames, candles, shower & wedding gifts, golf accessories & gifts, sunglasses and more.

123 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba

The Bear Behind

The Bear Behind

Sun & Sand:

Ladies clothing including Canadian made lines, bamboo, organic cotton lines and many more. Sandals , purses and a full array of accessories are also carried.

123 Ta-Wa-Pit Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba

Sun and Sand

Sun and Sand

Prairie Supply Co.:

Canadian owned company that brings a unique blend of clothing and fine goods, stemming from the roots of skate, snow and street culture. We strive to carry the most relevant product and to provide the best customer service possible.

126 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba
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Prairie Supply Co

Prairie Supply Co

Summer Fashions: Clothing for men, women and children including accessories, shoes, sandals, eyewear, etc.

105 Buffalo Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba

Summer Fashions

Summer Fashions

The Gorge Clothing & Beach Club Exchange:

The Gorge carries a variety of goods from all over the world. With unique and trendy men’s & women’s fashions, bathing suits, longboards, GoPros, footwear, wakeboards and stand up paddles. The Beach Club Exchange has used books, vintage/up-cycled clothing, and a café.

108 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba
www.facebook.com/thegorge.clearlake

Gorge Clothing

Gorge Clothing

Seagulls & Sandcastles:

Unique ladies clothing and accessories, which include shoes, sandals, purses, hats and jewellery. Prominent brands include Tribal, French Dressing, Oxygen, Neon Buddha, Renuar. Fenini and a new 100% cotton line from Australia.

127 Ta-Wa-Pit Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba

Seagulls and Sandcastles

Seagulls and Sandcastles

Kozy Trends:

Designer cotton sweatshirts, fleece jackets, denim skirts and dresses, pant suits, beach wear, designer handbags, watches, jewellery and accessories with brands like Ezze Wear and Picadilly.

119 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba

Kozy Trends

Kozy Trends

There are a lot places to Eat: There are a lot of places but I will name a few

Subway & Upper Cup of Clear Lake: All your favorite Subway sandwiches at Clear Lake. Located on Wasagaming Drive beside the Park Theatre. Attached to Subway is also a Upper Cup where you get any kind of hot drink.

115 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba

Subway

Subway & Upper Cup

Mano’s Pizza & Pasta: Pizza by-the-slice, Calzones, Quesadillas, Pastas, Garlic Bread, Bruschetta, Cheese Toast, Gourmet Dessert Pizzas.

115 Wasagaming Drive (behind Subway), Wasagaming, Manitoba

Mano's

Mano’s

Beach Club Exchange: The Beach Club Exchange cafe in the midst of used books, vintage and up-cycled clothing. Located downstairs at Gorge Clothing.

108 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba

Beach Club Exchange

Beach Club Exchange

Whitehouse Bakery: Clear Lake’s classic bakery with delicious breakfast and lunch in a modern setting. The cinnamon buns are a Wasagaming tradition. They are very delicious!!

104 Buffalo Drive Wasagaming, Manitoba
www.facebook.com/pages/Whitehouse-Bakery-and-Restaurant-Ltd/262331873797536

White House Bakery

White House Bakery

TR McKoys: Italian fine dining in a quaint bistro setting, with great pizza and pasta for take-out.

117 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, Manitoba
trmckoys.ca

TR Mckoys

TR McKoys

There are a lot of things to do in Clear Lake and park always has stuff to do for the children. If you looking for a get away or somewhere to bring children this would be my #1 recommend! There are also places around Clear Lake like Elkhorn Resort where you can stay and rent a cabin nearby or just stay at the resort hotel. Elkhorn has a great selection of massages, facials, or anything you need. Elkhorn now has a huge waterpark with it and I am very excited to see it!

Waterpark!

Waterpark!

Spa

Elkhorn Spa

 

 

My brother and I when we were very young at clear lake!!

My brother and I when we were very young at Clear Lake!!

 

When my dad and I built huge sandcastles!

My dad and I built huge sandcastles when I was younger!

 

 

 

 

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My brother and I in one of the rental cabins!

 

My brother and I paddle boarding!

My brother and I paddle boarding!

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My boyfriend and I at the pier!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits to,
discoverclearlake.com
Alex Robinson, YouTube

Thanks for visiting my blog!

xo-Kirsten

 

 

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Here is a list of businesses who sponsor me right now, I would not have the opportunity to be doing what I am right now without their generous contributions! Thank you so much for sponsoring me during my journey to Miss Teenage Canada 2016! If you wish to sponsor me please message/ email me: missteenagesask2016@hotmail.comsponsors
B.N Custom Mowing
Body Sugaring Lounge
Browns Socialhouse
Carol’s Photography
Creative Ends
Fedorowich Construction
Harvest Meats
Key Chevrolet
K.W. Men’s Wear Ltd
NAU Group of Companies
Rhein Men’s Fastball Team
RH Electric
Shearbliss Hair Salon
Source Embroidery
Studio 52A
Tantalize Tanning Studio
The Vintage Vault
Yorkton Concrete
Yorkton Exhibition
Yorkton Hyundai

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After the parade on July 9th, I took off and made my way to the beautiful Madge Lake to be a part of their Medieval day as well as visit the Madge Lake Bible Camp that I used to go to every summer for 6 years! The kids were super excited for their Medieval day and it was great to see them having fun! I checked out their hiking trails and the fairy tale houses they had made on the trails that were made of sticks and grass! They were very creative! I also handed out candy sticks that I had sold at the Yorkton Exhibition and of course the kids loved those as well. Later on, we had a photoshoot at the Charles Harvey Amphitheatre! My baba and her friend came around when I was taking part of the photoshoot and it is their first time at Madge Lake, therefore they thought it would be a good idea to check it out when I was there. My baba and her friend are from Dauphin, Manitoba, I wish I could see her more often but with this pageant and working two jobs I have been very busy. Thank you to Kennedy for inviting me. Kennedy took part in the Miss Teenage Canada pageant twice!!

Kennedy and I at the photoshoot!

Kennedy and I at the photoshoot!

Kaitlyn Sauser who finally meet me in person since she has been following me on my social media pages!

Kaitlyn Sauser who finally meet me in person since she has been following me on my social media pages!

My baba and her friend Ken!

My baba and her friend Ken! So happy they came to see me.

After the photos, I stopped in at the Bible Camp to see my friend Dabria where it was her first time as a leader in the camp. I  also talked to the director of the camp, who was named Ryan. He congratulated me and wished me good luck in Toronto then said a prayer for me (which made me cry) and gave me an awesome new t-shirt! It was a great experience and I hope to go back later in the summer and talk to more children about my memories of the fun I had at the Madge Lake Bible Camp as well as my time taking part in Miss Teenage Canada! To end of the day, I  drove back to Yorkton where I volunteered at the Yorkton Exhibition. I had a really good time there although it rained a lot. The GX94 Star Search finals were on and they were all very good singers. Finally, I watched the fireworks and my long day was over!

Visited my friend Dabria at camp!

Visited my friend Dabria at camp!

Fun fact: I attended Madge Lake Bible Camp for 6 years!

Fun fact: I attended Madge Lake Bible Camp for 6 years!

My name is still on the walls of cabins at Madge Lake Bible Camp!!!

My name is still on the walls of cabins at Madge Lake Bible Camp!!!

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xo-Kirsten

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On July 9th, I was fortunate enough to have taken part in the Yorkton Parade that started at 11am till 12pm! It was awesome because usually I am on the sidewalk watching the floats go by so it was pretty cool to be a part of it! One of my sponsors, Key Chevrolet in Yorkton let me use one of their bright yellow Camaro convertibles and I customized it with my own Miss Teenage Saskatchewan 2016 car magnets on each of the doors. I sat on the back of the car and we slowly made our way down Broadway with my dad being the driver! When I asked my dad if he wanted to drive… I already knew the answer, he was very excited to!  It was a fun experience and I enjoyed seeing the groups of people who lined the street to watch the parade!

Here is a picture of my bright yellow convertible Camaro sponsored by Key Chevrolet with my car magnets!!

Here is a picture of my bright yellow convertible Camaro sponsored by Key Chevrolet with my car magnets!!

 
My father who was the driver for me!

My father who was the driver for me!

Customized car magnets LOVE IT!

Customized car magnets LOVE IT!

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xo-Kirsten

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