We have come so far, spent months practicing walking in heels, devoted ourselves to countless hours spent in serving and representing the community, and the many gowns we tried on to find the perfect one. Now, we’re just a night away to showcase all that we have got and present the best version of ourself on stage. I am so grateful to have made it this far, but most importantly thank you to this platform, Miss Teenage Canada 2019, who gave meaning to my pageant journey. So thankful, humbled and blessed! From girls, we all are Queens 🙂
Tonight we received a selection of gifts from the Miss Teenage Canada organization. Thank you so much for the lovely package!
The week has gone by so quickly. I can’t believe tomorrow is Pageant Day! I wanted to take this last opportunity to thank a few amazing people who have made this week so very special;
Michelle Weswaldi, owner and operator of MTC-W. Thank you Michelle for providing this opportunity for young women who have a love of pageantry to go outside of their comfort zone and participate in a national pageant. It has been a wonderful experience.
Marc Gagnon, owner and operator of Façade Models and the Chef extra-ordinaire at the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant. Marc has ensured that all of the delegates have eaten well and eaten healthy during our time here atMTC! Not an easy feat to feed 38 very hungry teenagers!
Darren Lee and Stan Trac for capturing our Miss Teen Canada Pageant memories
Shawn Cuffiefor bringing your talent and choreography skills to MTC and doing everything you can to ensure we look good on Sunday night on the Miss Teen Canada pageant stage
Hi everyone, it’s Aurora. I can’t believe the day we have all been waiting for is just around the corner. Tomorrow our new Miss Teenage Canada will be crowned and I can’t wait! Today we had rehearsals from 10:30- 4 ish. It has been such an amazing adventure just being here, surrounded by all these amazing girls. It’s going to be such a fun and happy day tomorrow as well as sad to leave all the girls and head back to our homes. Thank you to all the girls that made this experience so wonderful as well as all the staff, and owners of the places we’re staying at and the locations we have been at.
Wow! Here we are a day away from Final Night. I can’t believe how fast my week has went by. My week at MTC has been full of new friends, new challenges, and fun!
Yesterday was the Preliminary Night where all delegates rocked their swimwear and looked elegant in their evening gowns. It was such an experience to walk on the Miss Teenage Canada stage. Delegates also had the opportunity to showcase their talents. I was amazed by their energy and passion.
We closed the night with a karaoke session on the bus ride back to our hotel. I am so grateful for all the memories I have made so far. I am excited for the next couple days!!
Let’s just say what a thrilling two days that I have had here at Miss Teenage Canada. Day 3 like always was provided with great breakfasts. Once meal was over we then proceeded to go aboard our bus provided as transportation to CANADA’S WONDERLAND for our fun filled day that was provided for us as delegates. THANK YOU so much to Miss Teenage Canada for this experience.
Check out some of our snaps on the bus while heading to
During the day, a group of us went to see and stop at Snoopy’s Village so amazing.
Guess what I also got to go back in time and take some 1950’s theme pictures. Humm, but I didn’t
see no Patsy Cline impersonator anywhere would have loved to take a picture
with her for my great grandma Kikine.
I also want to send a shout out to Avi for our amazing key
chains. Thank you.
Once we have returned to the Centennial Residence after our astonishing day at Wonderland, we received our official Hot Water swimwear for the preliminary competition for the next day. I have to honestly say I love the color and the fit of the swimsuit provided for me and again Thank you Hot Water love it.
Day 4 Preliminary day
Breakfast eaten and we are off on our way to the venue this
was a big day for us girls. We began our day with rehearsals. Time does fly by when
you are having so much fun that I didn’t even how fast the day was going that
it was lunchtime for us girls. Yummy what can I say my favorite Caesar salad.
Guess what now it’s fun time.
It was Glam o’clock for all of us ladies we got our hair and
makeup done for us to look incredible for the Preliminary’s.
I just wanted to say Thank you to Hannah who helped me do my
hair! LOVED LOVED LOVED my curls.
I decided to bring my Miss Teenage Canada sign that I
designed in welding class for us to do some pictures and also for a memory for myself
of the time that I spent here at the competition.
During Preliminary show, I was lucky enough to watch some remarkable
talent from my new pageant sisters.
After our exciting and exhausting day, we were back on the bus to return to the residence but not without signing a little bit of Miley Cyrus -Party In The U. S. A. What an awesome way to finish the day.
A la prochaine, Until next time,
“Today you are you, that is truer then true. There is no one
alive who is youer than you” Dr. Seuss
Day 4 was another exciting day at MTC! We spent the day rehearsing and getting hair and makeup done for the Preliminary competition.
A very special Thank You to Jenn and Carmina for the amazing hair and makeup! You ladies always work your magic to make us all look ready for the runway!
Preliminaries were a bit nerve racking at first but it was also very exciting. It was great to have the support of my family and MTOE pageant family in the audience. They were certainly boisterous in their supportive manner when I hit the stage!
I was so excited to wear the first of two gorgeous evening gowns from Bells and Bows Bridal in Lethbridge, Alberta. I will be wearing my second stunning gown on stage at the official pageant. I love both gowns and feel confident and special in both!
The swimsuit competition was next. That was certainly intimidating but we were all in it together and everyone did a great job modelling our adorable swimsuits from the Miss Teenage Canada Swimsuit sponsor; HOT WATER SWIMWEAR and we walked confidently in our sparkly shoes from VANGELO FOOTWEAR!
The Talent show followed the Preliminary competition and the talent displayed by my fellow delegates was AMAZING! Singing, dancing, auctioneering, piano playing and event a drum solo. For those of us not participating in the optional Talent competition, we were able to change into our cocktail dresses and enjoy the show! I have no idea how the judges will pick a talent winner. They were all fantastic!
After the Preliminaries and Talent competition came to a close we had a few minutes to visit with our family and friends who have come to cheer us on! It was GREAT to see everyone! I am so fortunate to have such a great support team here!
The evening was exciting! I can’t believe how quickly the week is flying by. Tomorrow is a major rehearsal day and then Sunday is Pageant Day!
Yesterday, all the girls got to go to Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan! I always love going there in the summer, but enjoyed it a million times more with all the beautiful angels of Miss Teenage Canada. Although many people aren’t a big fan of rides, I am a huge thrill-seeker, which was why I naturally love roller coasters.
My favourite ride has always been the Behemoth since it is very chill along with being frightening at the same time. In second place on my list is the Leviathan, because I love the height of it before you drop down and soar at an ultra-fast speed through the rest of the coaster. It was super fun to guide all those new to the amusement park and show them my favourite rides
I had such a good time spent and it was a day filled with memories that will stay with me forever 🙂
Hi everyone, it’s Aurora. Today we rehearsed our swimsuit number for Sunday’s show for most of the day. After rehearsal we had our hair and makeup done in preparation for our first show/ competition on swimwear and our evening gown. We also had the option to participate in a talent competition. My talent was singing “scares to your beautiful”. The day was really fun and you can watch the full behind the scenes at Stan Trac on YouTube. Our next and last show is this Sunday weekend, get tickets as soon as possible!
Day 3 was so much fun. We spent the entire day making memories with each other.
Canada’s Wonderland is a playground for thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies. In addition to its world-class roller coasters, the park is known for its extensive collection of thrilling rides. We tried some of them!
It was a fantastic day! We returned to the dorm tired but overwhelmed by the experience.
GROWTH HAPPENS WHEN YOU LEAVE THE SECURITY OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Hi, my name is Tia-Lynn McCann.
I am 16 years old. I competed last year in the Miss Teenage Canada 2018 pageant and loved it so much that I decided to recompete in the Miss Teenage Canada 2019 pageant. I am Miss Teenage Southwestern Ontario 2019. When I competed the first time, it was something to do that was new and out of my comfort zone.
I didn’t realize how much work being involved in a pageant can be. As a title holder, you can choose how much work you want to do.
I chose to be involved in my community and participated in various events. I followed the suggestions in the Delegate kit and started participating in events such as parades, festivals, open houses. Through being forced to get out of my comfort zone and try new things, I have discovered a lot about my self and what I am capable of learning and how I can improve each day and become a better person than I was yesterday.
As a titleholder, you are asked to choose a platform to work on. For me, it was easy choosing my platform. I chose to partner with the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society (WECAS). The reason why I wanted to partner with them is that I was once a child in the foster care system, along with my brother and sister. I stayed in the foster care system for 3 years from the time I was 6 months old. We went through at least 5 foster homes. I was 3.5 years old when I was adopted, and my brother was 6 and my sister was 2.5 years old. We were lucky because a loving family chose to adopt all 3 of us. They already had a birthson called Patrick who was 11 years old.
My goal in working with CAS is to raise the awareness in the community of the desperate need for foster and adoptive homes. My hope is that my efforts will make a difference and increase the number of foster homes. In Windsor, we have 470 children in care and 168 foster homes. Couple of years ago, we had over 243 homes. Some homes have closed because they adopted the children they were fostering; while others have retired after being foster parents for 30 years.
Working with CAS and attending their events or speaking on their behalf as a guest speaker for other events; doing parades; and fundraisers; have all helped me to learn new skills and improve upon the ones I already have.
On July 1st, I participated in the Windsor Canada Day parade. At first, doing parades was little awkward as all the attention is on me. Even though I am bubbly and outgoing, I am also shy and reserved with people I don’t know. Being in a parade forces me to always be happy, smiling and not be afraid to be at the center of attention. I really like how I affect young children. Little girls will hug me and treat me as if they met a real queen. After the parades, there were both kids and adults who were lining up for pictures.
CAS has several information sessions each month to answer questions on fostering and adopting. Whenever my schedule allows, I attend the meetings and answer questions prospective foster or adoptive parents want to ask. This has forced me to own my own story. A story of loss, pain, being a survivor, and working through my insecurities and growing every day into a better person than I was yesterday.
There is a quote that states: “Real Queens fix each others’ crowns.” Beauty pageants can be viewed in different ways. Some people feel beauty pageants are filled with self centered barbie dolls. However, there are a lot of girls that truly get involved in beauty pageants for the opportunity to grow, learn and become a better person. I believe that a real queen should always be available to help another title holder and provide guidance, inviting other titleholders to events, doing their makeup or fixing a crown. Heling others has taught me to be humble and to share the spotlight. It is when we learn to help other “queens” that great things can happen, such as building friendships that can last a lifetime or working on a common project that can make a difference in someone’s life.
Through being asked to be a guest speaker for various events, I have learnt that I love public speaking and being on stage. I think my parents are shocked as they never imagined me being so natural on the speaking stage. The biggest crowd so far that I have spoken in front of has been 500 people. I can’t wait to see what other speaking opportunities will open for me where I can share my message of second chances with adults and kids.
I chose to exit my comfort zone and because of that decision, I have become a more confident speaker, I am more comfortable in front of a camera, I talk to strangers more easily, I get to interact with children, I am learning how to be a role model and bring children hope, I am learning to accept and love my self each day and hopefully my struggles and the lessons learnt from those struggles can help other teens so that they too can know that “Even though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” Word by Carl Bard.
In November 2018, I volunteered with CAS at information booths at movie theathers as the movie Instant Family featuring Mark Walhberg came out. It is a movie about fostering and adoption. It is a really great movie. They did a great job taking the reality of the foster care system and making it into a comedy that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. As my siblings and I were a handful growing up, my mom needed a support system. My mom believes that it takes a village to grow a child. My family decided to go watch the movie with whoever of our support system could go watch it.
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