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The pageant has begun! The past 3 days have been full of new friends, fun, and some crazy cool goodies and events. I’ll admit I was nervous and scared at first, but I don’t think I could ask for a group of better girls than the ones I have made friends with so far this week. I can’t WAIT to see how the rest of the week will go.
It all began with our first official event for the pageant, the sponsor party! Immediately upon walking into the room, I was greeted with excited young ladies like myself, glittering tiaras, and some awesome looking sponsor booths! You could feel the energy in the room and every girl was buzzing and excited. Not only did we get to meet representatives from the various sponsors, and recieve samples as well, we also got to mingle and meet the girls we were competing with. Here are some pictures of me and the girls!
The first booth I visited at the sponsor party was Nuvango. The vibrant colours and intricate patterns immediately drew me in and I just had to take a closer look. I discovered that it was actually a super cool brand that was all about printed clothing! I managed to grab myself a super cute and comfy crop top with an interesting and colourful polka dot art design on it.
After wearing my top all day in rehearsal and getting all the great compliments, I was even more excited to be given the opportunity to go and check out Nuvango’s headquarters. It was awesome learning about how all the clothing pieces are made and manufactured in Toronto, and the prints were actually selected pieces of artwork from many various artists. We got to do a tour of the studio, as well as show off our #nuvangostyle with a fun photoshoot trying on some pieces from their new collection!
Visit https://ca.nuvango.com/ for any more info on the brand, and to get a better look at #nuvango
V.P.I Canada Limited
The next booth I popped by was the V.P.I Canada booth, where each delegate was gifted a beautiful pair of designer sunglasses. We had a ton of fun trying them on and finding shades that match our own personal style. I had no idea that so many unique and interesting styles and colours coul even be available. I can’t wait to rock my cute pink shades today while we are golfing to help block out the sun and look cute and stylish at the same time!
If you like the style I chose, check out this link to get a pair and match me!
I am a HUGE candy and chocolate lover, so when I glanced around the room and saw the Sweets Canada table I ran over as soon as possible to get a closer look. When I got there I saw Sam Dhutia who was offering some amazing looking dark chocolate samples that also had Jasmine flowers in them. We started talking and then he showed me the chocolate bar I just HAD to have. It was a delicious gourmet white chocolate bar with sea salted caramel pieces and cacao nibs.
Sweets Canada is also on Twitter @SweetsCanadaCA and so is their parent company Q Foods Canada which tweets from @QFoodsCanada feel free to check them out and take a look at all the other sweets they offer!
Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy
Another super fun exhibit at the Opening Might Sponsors’ Party was the cool mini putting green set up by the Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy. We all got one chance to practice our putting skills and try to get a spot in the final shootout. I didn’t do so well but I had fun trying! I couldn’t wait to go golfing and get my own #ryallgolf lesson with them today. It ended up being very fun and reminded me of how much I missed golfing. If you are interested in golf and curious to learn more, I highly recommend them!
Bata Shoe Museum
Another one of our first visits on day 2 was the Bata Shoe Museum. As an art student I have loved fashion and design all my life so going to the shoe museum was absolutely mind blowing. The amount of interesting things I learned was incredible! From Shaq’s shoes, to the styles through the ages, I think I can also speak on behalf of all the other girls and say we had lots of fun! You can learn more about the museum and how it got created on their website. http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/
At the party there was a bow and arrow (with a giant marshmallow on the pointy end) and we all took turns trying to hit a paper target that was setup in the ballroom, and taking some fun pictures pretending to shoot each other. I can’t wait for when I’ll be playing Archery Tag in Toronto at Archers Arena on Thursday July 21st 2016. I love being active and I can’t wait to “knock out the competition” with some fun #archerytag. It,s going to be great!
Hashtagio is a Social Media Aggregator and User Generated Marketing Platform that was at the show collecting all our social media tagged with the #MissTeenageCanada2016 and then projecting it live at the party. Even better, they make a single feed URL to which our parents and friends can subscribe to follow along in real time as we experience all the different activities here in Toronto. And the mass of spontaneously issued images and text from all 65 delegates will be archived on this page in the Miss Teenage Canada main site and on the Miss Teen Canada Blog Network / Search for Miss Teenage Canada 2016.
Banner design for Sign Source Solution! Design is simple pretty and classic just like the delegates who have and will continue to compete!
Art has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. Being creative and expressing myself has helped me through all the different stages of my life so far, whether they be good or bad. I was fortunate enough to be able to admire the works of great Canadian artists from a very young age. This is all thanks to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and its close ties with my lovable, tight-knit community.
A part of what makes the gallery so great and unique is that it is renowned for collecting only Canadian art, the McMichael permanent collection consists of almost 6,000
artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other artists who have made a contribution to the development of Canadian art. These great Canadian artists were my first introduction into the art world, and the fact that I get the chance to see the art and visit whenever I want makes it that much more special to me.
The artwork isn’t the only thing that makes McMichael so special. The gallery is also bordered by a network of outdoor paths and hiking trails, the art is strongly connected to Canadian geography, and much of the pieces showcased in the gallery are inspired by themes in nature, so the beautiful walking paths are a great way to see how Canada has
inspired the works of art hanging right on the other side of the doors. You can also have fun posing with the sculptures in the new Sculpture Garden!To sum things up, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection isn’t just any old tourist attraction to me. It is where I had many of my first school trips, where I got to bike ride through the forest and trails and experience the gallery is a place I am always visiting, and will continue to visit whenever I need some inspiration, and a reminder of how my love for art got started.
Hello again! I do not think I have ever had such a busy start to a summer vacation ever! I had my high-school graduation a couple days ago, and was super happy to complete grade 12 on the honour roll, with a specialist high skills major certification in business, the exemplary award in business studies and the highest academic grade in World of Fashion! I cannot wait for the next chapter of my life to begin, and I am super excited to begin university next fall.
Not just that but yesterday was Canada Day! I love Canada day and have been volunteering in my town for years, to help throw our great Canada day festival. This year was no different! Even through all the stormy weather and rain, I still had tons of fun throwing on my crown and sash and heading out to help at our most popular booth every year, the pie booth.
But aside from all that, tomorrow is the big day! The fundraiser I have been planning is taking place tomorrow! Hopefully I will end up raising tons of money for Free the Children, and having tons of fun while I’m at it. Time to go finish of the preparations!
Typical of me to get caught up in the whirlwind of final exams and not get the chance to blog! Buuuttt I’m back which means I am done exams… WHICH MEANS IM DONE HIGHSCHOOL! That’s right, I am officially done all my classes, AND dance which means it’s time for summer, lounging around, and of course THE PAGEANT.
I recently completed my last dance recital which was a bittersweet moment. It was amazing getting to dance onstage one last time with the dance family I have grown up with. Their support means the world! Not only that but I was given the chance to spread the word about my fundraiser coming up (more updates on that coming soon), and hand out programs as the parents entered the theatre!
I have also started up a list of things I am going to be bringing to nationals, and lets just say my luggage will definitely not be small! Can’t wait to keep the countdown going!
PS. Tomorrow you might get to hear more about my fundraiser
As we approach pageant week I can not help but count down the days in anticipation of the day I get to finally head down to meet all the girls!
So, because of my excitement I decided to create a little countdown challenge for myself, yesterday marked exactly a month until the pageant, so I thought, Hey! Why don’t I start a little blog-a-day countdown!
I am going to be writing a little update on my blog every day up until the final show date! Whether it be facts about me, pageant preparations, or fundraisers and events, I’m going to have at least one short little blurb a day to help keep you guys in the loop.
Can’t wait to share my excitement with you! Keep a lookout on my Facebook page where I will be posting blog updates!
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT THE PAGEANT IS ONLY A LITTLE OVER A MONTH AWAY!!! I am BEYOND excited for the date to come when I get to be up onstage again surrounded by all the gorgeous girls I can not wait to meet! Everything has been so busy lately, between school, dance, and just the whirlwind of events that have been going on, I can not wait for summer to come so I can devote all my time and energy to the pageant!
Between raising money for Free the Children, and getting to do a few cool interviews around my city. I have been crazy busy with my dance competitions and school!
Just thought I would take a break from my exam studying to say hello to everyone reading, and that I can’t wait to see you soon!
-xoxo Hanna, Miss Teen Ontario
“Miss Teenage Ontario 2016 is…” At that moment my heart dropped to my stomach and I felt everyone in the room holding their breath in anticipation, and time seemed to slow down for eternity. “Contestant number one!” It took a second to sink in before I realized that I was contestant number one, and I had just won Miss Teen Ontario! The first thing I remember seeing is my dad and mom jump out of their seats cheering and whistling as loud as they could, my friends laughing and clapping along, and my two youngest siblings getting so excited that they decided to run up on the stage to hug me!
That moment was one that I will remember for a long time, but in this case, I think that all the events leading up to that moment were just as important as that big night.
So then lets start from the beginning, the very beginning that is, with itty bitty Hanna, and her love for princesses, fairies, and all things sparkly.
Like most over excited little girls, I was crazy about princesses. I loved being glamorous and wearing sparkles of all kinds and playing with makeup. Being a girly girl was something I took pride in being, and continued to be throughout my life so far. I would never imagine that someday I would get this close to feeling like a true princess in real life!
That love for makeup and glitter and costumes, brought me to the world of dance. I started taking ballet when I was 3 years old, fell in love with the way music made me feel, and continued to train in all styles of dance as I got older. My passion only grew from there. I am now a competitive dancer and an assistant dance teacher as well. I have learned so many valuable skills from my life in the studio, like how to stay healthy and always push myself to get better and stronger, how to hold my head up high and approach everything in life with confidence, and also how to teach and inspire others to feel the same way.
When it comes to school, I am not a math or science lover, but through my years of high school I quickly learned what my favourite subjects were. Art was something I have always loved, just like dance it is a way for me to express myself in whatever ways I liked, whether that was painting, or just doodling sketches of clothes and designs. My other favourite classes were any that I got to talk and present in. I love public speaking, and I have always considered talking to be one thing I am good at, which definitely comes in handy when you’re doing interviews and talking to people about being Miss Teen Ontario!
All these moments and things I have learned over the years have all led me to that moment, standing onstage in my emerald green dream dress, feeling like a princess before the Michela (Miss Teenage Ontario 2015) even put the crown on my head! I can’t wait for nationals, and for all the new adventures that this will bring me!
Bye for now loves!
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