Happy Thursday everyone!
I feel like the summer has messed up my blogging schedule a little bit, but with only a few weeks left I’m back at it every Thursday!
Every year, my home town of Brampton, Ontario celebrates the diversity in our community by hosting what’s called “Carabram”. Everyone is welcome to purchase a passport and travel to the different pavilions set up across the city to experience the entertainment, food and crafts of a dozen different cultures!
This year, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Canadian pavilion, where I got to greet the guests and invite them to enjoy the many great attractions being offered. My favourite part was playing with the little children at the craft station and seeing how happy they were to be digging their fist into paint! Another one of my favourite parts included watching the clog dancers. They were all so talented and happy to be there, creating a very positive atmosphere!
It was great to see so many people of different ethnicities come together to celebrate eachothers cultures. Such an accepting environment, everyone was willing to try something new and embrace everyone else’s differences. This level of acceptance is yet another reason why Canada is such a special place to live!
A big thank you goes out to those who invited me to join in on such an amazing event, I had a great time!
All Around the World Pageant
Lucky for me, I got to celebrate diversity twice in such a short period of time! This time, it was at a Glass Slipper Princess Pageant! Over 30 girls gathered together to compete for the Ultimate Mega Supreme title, but also took the time to celebrate and share their culture with everyone!
From Indian and Egyptian, to Italian and French, I enjoyed my day as a judge and learning all about what other countries around the world have to offer. All of the girls sparkled on stage and did a fantastic job.
My favourite part about this event was the fact that the contestants participated in the charity component; collecting canned food items for the local food bank! Eliminating the negative pageant stereotypes one pageant at a time, these girls proved to care about their community and helping the less fortunate.
It was also precious to see the way some of the girls have matured over the past few months and years. I remember competing with many of the younger girls when they were just toddlers! The most incredible part however, is to see how much confidence these girls have gained. As a girl who’s dealt with quite the amount of insecurities over the years, I know first hand what pageants can do for you. These girls are now able to speak in front of an audience, keep their poise and truly love themselves!
I would like to thank Stephanie; director of Glass Slipper Princess Pageants, for the opportunity to be a judge and of course, a huge congratulations to all of the girls on yet another great success!
Look out for an update on my Nationals preparation sometime soon! Maybe if you’re lucky, you’ll get a sneak peak of my gown! But it’s a goodbye for now, speak to you all soon!