Hello, my name is Emma and I am honoured to be Miss Teenage Eastern Ontario 2019.
I hail from the small town of Beachburg, Ontario; located an hour west of the Nation’s Capital, Ottawa Ontario. Beachburg is situated along the shores of the Ottawa River.
The population of my lovely small town is just over 400 residents. Life in our small town consisting mainly of farmers and world-class kayakers – a strange combination, I know, however it is our claim to fame! Excellent agricultural land host large family farming operations and the fast rapids of the Ottawa River provides the perfect training grounds for our many world-class kayakers. Yes, I did say world-class! in fact, our town hosted the 2015 World Freestyle Kayak Championships were more than twenty countries and one hundred athletes merged into our local area to compete on our World Class Rapids. The video below is just a short clip so you can witness the opening ceremonies with your own eyes!
I am so proud of my home town and the hospitality we showed the world.
I am very family oriented and very close to my family. To start off my amazing family, I would like to start with my younger brother, Ryan. Ryan loves any sport, especially hockey and kayaking, yet is constantly challenging himself to try something new and at only 15 years old he is wise beyond his years. Having a younger brother has taught me to be patient, stand up for him when he needs my help, and most importantly how to have fun on any given day.
Next, I would like to talk about my dad, Chris. My dad has been in the Canadian Armed Forces for over 20 years now, He has travelled the world from Canada to Kosovo to Bosnia to Afghanistan and all kinds of places in between doing what he loves and making a difference. All I have known my whole life is how much this man as given to his country, those he works for, those he volunteers for, and most importantly his family. My dad has taught me to have courage and be brave when facing any challenge in my life.
Finally, my mom JoAnne. My mom works for an outpatient addiction program at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital, in Renfrew Ontario. She is truly my best friend. My mom has always told me to stand up for myself and the people I love and to be kind to everyone I meet because you never know what battles they are facing.
Finishing off the introduction to my family would not be complete without mention our four-legged family members, our dog Sadie and our two cats Hazel and Titan. So that introduces you to my town and my family, and now to give you a little more about me!
In 2018, I graduated with honours from Bishop Smith Catholic High School in Pembroke Ontario. This past year, I returned to Bishop to take extra courses in preparation for my university studies. This new chapter of my life will start in September when I will be starting my post-secondary school education at Carleton University, in Ottawa Ontario, where I will be doing my Bachelors of Arts with a double major in French and in English. Being fluently bilingual, I believe that this is the career path I was meant to take!
The story of me would not be complete without addressing my passion for cattle. An odd hobby for pageant girl but never the less, it is my favourite summer pastime. 4H has the directive of “learn to Do by Doing”. I have been an avid 4H member since moving to Beachburg in 2015. This has allowed me to show dairy cattle and participate in local and regional fairs as a 4H member.
Not your typical pageant story going from rubber boots to a pair of high heels! My other hobbies include playing hockey, being a competitive runner and swimmer.
I love my life, my town, my family and all of the opportunities I’ve had thus far! I’m very excited to be representing the Miss Teen Ontario East Pageant, my region of Eastern Ontario and my platform of Childhood Cancer Awareness at the 2019 Miss Teenage Canada pageant.
Be brave, be strong,