I am extremely blessed to have parents who come from rich and fascinating cultures, and I am extremely proud of where I come from.

The Six Nations welcome sign!

My father is Dene, Cree, and Metis from Alberta, where he was born and raised. I was actually born in Edmonton and lived there until I was two. After that, my family moved to Six Nations, Ontario, where I still reside. My mother is Anishinaabe from Temagami First Nation, and Onondaga from Six Nations of the Grand River.

Although all of these nations are a part of my identity, when asked I will usually tell others I am Onondaga, since it is the part that feels most close to me, since I was raised on Six Nations around other Haudenosaunee people. I grew up going to an on-reserve elementary school, learning Cayuga instead of French, surrounded by my culture and history. I am proud to come from a reserve, and today I am here to tell you more about Six Nations!

The Haldimand Tract Map (outline) and today’s location (red)

Now I know a number of people who are reading this are likely from Six Nations, as many of my supporters are from home, but for those of you who aren’t, I’ll start out with some facts and history! So the Six Nations are made up of Onondaga, which I am, Tuscarora, Oneida, Seneca, Mohawk, and Cayuga. When describing where we are located to people who aren’t from my area, I usually say that we are between Hamilton, Brantford, and Hagersville. My old title from 2015 was actually Miss Teenage Six Nations of the Grand River, so at nationals I found myself describing the area as such.

Six Nations of the Grand River actually has the highest population of any First Nation in Canada, with the total band membership as 27 276 (2017), and 12 848 (2017) living on reserve. When I think about that number, I try and imagine how much that is, and I know it sounds typical, but it really is a place where everyone knows everyone! And even if you don’t know someone, you probably know their parents or siblings, which can be good or bad, depending on how you view it. I personally look at it as a positive, because since everyone knows everyone, there’s always so much support for so many local causes. When there is a family in need hosting a fundraiser, we are always there to lend a hand and support where we can. When I was doing my fundraisers for Miss Teenage Ontario, I had so many people who supported me, which I am incredibly thankful for.

A photo from Bread and Cheese 2014! (Brantford Expositor)

Six Nations is host to many events throughout the year, most notably, our annual Bread & Cheese celebration in May, and the Grand River Champion of Champions Powwow. Bread & Cheese is Six Nations’ celebration of Victoria Day, in which everyone has the chance to line up and receive a slice of bread and cheese, hence the name. There’s always a fair and parade, and I’m excited to attend this year as Miss Teenage Ontario!

A beautiful photo from the Spec of some dancers!

The Grand River Champion of Champions Powwow is held annually the fourth weekend of July. The website describes the event as “an Aboriginal Multicultural event, annually the fourth weekend of July; so as to promote our rich arts heritage by showcasing our ‘pride’ in music, dance, arts and crafts”. The event draws people from across Canada and the United States, and it is always a great weekend, full of incredible dancing, art, and of course, food! My personal favourites are the scone dogs and indian tacos, but there’s always so many vendors to choose from. You can also find some fantastic art, from the artists who are set up throughout the weekend. From paintings to beadwork to leather, and much much more, there’s always somewhere to be browsing. I absolutely love going, and I’m looking forward to this year’s powwow!

There’s so much more about my community that I could share, but I just wanted to share a few facts, maybe I’ll do a part two eventually! I hope you enjoyed this week’s blog! Thanks for reading!

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This March break I had the honour of attending two events over the course of three days!

At the Opportunity Knocks conference!

Monday and Tuesday I was given the opportunity to be a panellist at NPAAMB‘s 4th annual Opportunity Knocks Career Conference for aboriginal youth. The event was three days, held at the White Oaks Spa and Resort in St Catherines. It is such a great chance for native youth to expand their knowledge and gain insight on a number of different pathways for their futures.

As a panellist, I was lucky to have been able to sit in on other sessions, and also hear from my fellow panellists as well! I was featured alongside Johnny Powless, professional lacrosse player and three-time NLL Championship winner, Bill O’Brien, professional lacrosse player and co-founder of Thompson Brothers Lacrosse, and Carey Leigh Thomas, professional softball player and member of Team Canada. Our breakout session was called In A Competitive World. We each spoke about our various areas of expertise, and how we have been able to be successful in our fields. Something I thought that was important we all shared, is how failure is only a step to success. We each said how we failed in our areas, however, the common thing between all of us was that we were able to get up and try again, with the newfound knowledge from our first attempts.

My bio in the program!

Over two days, we had three breakout sessions presented to a number of the youth attendees. It was so exciting to see so many native teens eager to learn. It was also a learning experience for me, getting to hear from three successful, inspirational indigenous role models on how they view competition and having a good mindset. I’ll definitely be bringing this knowledge with me to nationals, and for my preparation for Miss Teenage Canada!


The LNHL Pledge

Speaking of Miss Teenage Canada, the second event I attended this week was the Little NHL in Mississauga, which for those who may not know, stands for the Little Native Hockey League! This years tournament was proudly hosted by Moose Cree First Nation, located in northern Ontario. The Little NHL began in 1971, and the first tournament hosted 17 teams and around 200 players. Today, the tournament has grown to 209 teams and approximately 3000 players, drawing thousands of indigenous people from across Ontario. I have memories of going to these tournaments with my mom to cheer on my older brother as he participated.

The day after I finished in St Catherines, I made the hour drive to Mississauga where the tournament was being held. I was apart of the event Celebrating & Honour Female Success! Participants and supporters alike came to watch keynote presenters and Olympic Gold Medalists Cheryl Pounder and Becky Keller speak on their road to Team Canada and the Olympics.

Becky Kellar during her keynote speech.

It really was fascinating to hear from the both of them, especially since Becky Kellar was raised in Hagersville, which is only a short 10-minute drive from my house. They both spoke on how being a female in hockey presented barriers growing up since at the time they both started hockey there was no women’s hockey in the Olympics. They had a great message to share with the young participants, especially the young girls.

With Emma and Ashley!

Afterwards, I got to speak alongside Ashley Callingbull, former Mrs Universe, and this year’s Miss Teenage Canada, Emma Morrison! It was so great getting to meet Emma and talk with her. We also swapped stories and happened to find a couple weird similarities between us, like a knack for fainting at the worst times, which we laughed about. She also gave me advice for nationals, and told me about her experience, which was really interesting to hear!

I had the opportunity to share my platform with the audience, which was exciting as well. Ashley and Emma both spoke about their journeys to their titles, and Ashley spoke a lot about conquering fears and how it’s important to one’s personal growth. We had a meet & greet afterwards, and got to take pictures with some of the participants.

Now that my events for the week are finished, I’m taking the time to rest and catch up on school work, since you know, it is March break! Thank you so much for reading!

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Hello all! My name is Aleria, and I am so excited and honoured to say that I am your Miss Teenage Ontario 2018. It still feels so surreal, and I can’t express how excited I am to meet all the contestants from across Canada in Toronto at the national pageant this summer!

The poster for our show!

First, I’ll tell you a bit about myself! I am 18 years old, and a proud indigenous woman from Six Nations, Ontario. I personally identify as Onondaga and Anishinaabe. I love theatre and performing, and at the moment I plan on attending York University for Theatre this coming September! I am in my fifth year of high school and am heavily involved in my school’s extracurricular drama program. I actually had the opportunity to write this years entry for the NTS Drama Festival, it’s about youth suicide on reserves, which is also my platform. The play is titled “And She Split the Sky in Two”, and so far we have been invited to perform at Brock University, and a number of other schools! I’m very excited for the coming months to see what opportunities come from our show.

After the crowning at Miss Teenage Ontario 2015

My journey to Miss Teenage Ontario started back in 2014 when I decided to apply for Miss Teenage Ontario 2015. I competed the following January and was awarded the title Miss Teenage Six Nations of The Grand River. For the next year, I had an incredible time attending events in my community and fundraising for a number of charities.

I had known of the pageant for a number of years, as pageants have always been something I loved watching. I thought it was incredible how such inspiring women could be given platforms for them to be a role model and use their voice for things they are passionate about. I had watched the national pageant online since I was 11 years old. Being one of those girls on the national stage was a dream I was so thankful to have fulfilled.

At MTC 2015, with Isha, Miss Teenage Peel 2015

My memories of competing in Miss Teenage Canada 2015 were nothing but positive. I loved the girls I met and the things I learned from my week-long experience are lessons that still follow me today. When finals night came along, I admit I had a sense of disappointment when my name was not called for the Top 20. Despite this, I was still proud since I knew that I had done the best I could, and I knew everyone who supported me was still proud of everything I had accomplished. I knew, however, that my journey was not finished yet. I knew I wanted to compete again, but I decided I would wait till I was older, more mature and confident with myself. I reflected on how I did and where I had room to grow. After the pageant ended, the preparations began.

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

-Henry Ford

Over the next couple years, I worked hard in school and got more involved in my community and school. Fast forward to January of this year. Everything was in place and I knew I was ready and had done everything I could. Crowning had started, my goal was top three, anything more than that was a blessing. As we got closer to the top three, I grew more and more nervous.

After being crowned Miss Teenage Ontario!

Beside me was Alice Li, Miss Toronto World 2017 and Miss World Ontario 2018. When we got to the second runners-up, we looked at each other and instinctively reached for each other’s hand. They announced the first runner-up for Miss Teenage Ontario and Miss World Ontario, and this was it. Finally, they called my name as Miss Teenage Ontario. It was a literal dream come true. After my crowning, they called Alice’s name as Miss World Ontario! It’s such a nice moment to look back on, and I still think it’s such a coincidence that we both happened to be beside each other.

Here‘s a video of the crowning moment!

At an interview at Jukasa Radio 93.5!

Since my crowning, I have been very busy! I’ve had a number of interviews from local newspapers and radio stations. I have also started my work on my platform, Raising Awareness for Youth Suicide on Reserves. Most prominently, I had a segment featured on APTN National News! (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network). It was posted on Facebook, where it received over 500 shares! This is incredible to me because it allows me to spread awareness for my platform, which is extremely close to my heart. You can watch the segment here.

That’s all for now, I look forward to posting more in the coming months leading up to nationals, stay tuned for more! Also, feel free to follow my social media’s, which I will link below!




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Hello everyone! I have been at the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant for 5 days so far. This once in a lifetime experience has surpassed any expectation that I had coming in. I want to highlight some of my favourite memories, activities and sponsors so far.

Firstly, I arrived to the sponsorship party Monday night, and was greeted by so many amazing companies and brands. Not to mention the 58 other beautiful girls that I got to meet. Up To Time is graciously awarding the winner of Miss Teenage Canada a stunning watch out of their collection, so I got to pick the one that I would take home.

Stunning Silver Uptothetime watch.

Another one of my favourite products was a silky body butter and soap from Golden Glamour Goddesses. This amazing team of beauties were offer spray tans as well!!!

Thank you Golden Glamour Goddesses the gifts!

On day 2, of Miss Teenage Canada, I had my official photoshoot done which was so much fun. I had a blast working my fairy like Jordan Stewart romper.

All ready for my Official Photoshoot!

Another memorable moment was on Day 4, when I went to the Clarington Adventure park to visit the animals. There were baby goats that roamed the park, which reminded me of little puppies. Then, I got to feed a lemur some cranberries. The lemurs in fact jump and cling onto your body if you have a treat for them, it was amazing.

The cutest baby lion, only two weeks old.

After the adventure park, we headed to the beach for lunch, and were greeted by Snappy Towels, and a series of bikini lines. I got to do a photoshoot for Jolieswim and used my multipurpose Snappy Towel in between my bikini shoot.

Wearing JolieSwim and a SnappyTowel

My favourite part of Day 4 was when Nine West Canada, our official shoe sponsor had us in their store for a meet and greet. In addition, they were extremely generous in giving every contestant an amazing gift, along with our shoes. I had such a hard time picking from all the gorgeous styles in the store, but I managed to find the perfect pink bag.

Featuring my beautiful rose bag from Nine West Canada

Thank you to all the sponsors for making this experience once in a life time. I’m so glad that I’ve gotten to work with all these amazing brands on my journey to Miss Teenage Canada.

I’ll check back in with you all shortly.

Lots of love, from Miss Teenage Ontario, Miana xoxo

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A “Playful Couture” inspired look, styled by Miana to remain true to herself.

Hello once again, I am excited to share with you amazing insight to a fashion blog Bringing Out Your Inner Beauty, written by yours truly. I am extremely grateful to have had the privilege to exercise one of my favourite hobbies, writing. I have always had the passion to express my feelings and emotions through the creative process of writing. I recently published an article on Street Chic.ca sharing my opinions and advice on today’s modern day fashion. I have created a 3 step guide to pick out the most perfect outfit while staying true to yourself. Along with the guide, I have provided an example of a look that most reflects my inner beauty, which I call, Playful Couture. This fashion blog on Street Chic describes how to apply the 3 step guide to any outfit or occasion, by following my useful tips. My most useful tips are 1. Create a vision and follow it, 2. Always Stay True to You, and 3. How to Perfect your masterpiece. Not only does this blog help you gain confidence to pick out the perfect outfit, it guides you to find the perfect style to reflect your inner beauty.

I believe that fashion is an extension of your inner beauty, and it is used to accentuate your personality. I feel like your freedom of expression from your style should correlate to who you truly feel like inside. It is particularly important to stay true to your emotions and feelings, rather than to conform to society’s beliefs. As we have so many positive fashion icons in our world, it is more empowering to gain inspiration from our role models, applying it to our individuality, rather than totally conforming to a look that isn’t reflective of your true self. I have explained how I apply these principles to my outfit choices in my blog on StreetChic.ca. Following my guide to Bringing Out Your Inner Beauty, will help you better express yourself on a daily basis.

Miana in front of Jordan Stewart Boutique, trying on a flirty flower embroidered romper.

In order to provide my best advice, I wanted to captivate an experience of my own and truly express my feelings. With that being said, I headed over to my go to clothing sponsor Jordan Stewart Boutique, in my home town London, Ontario. With their amazing selection of fun, flirty, and formal looks, I knew that I had so many stunning options to choose from. But, I kept in mind that I wanted to reflect my inner beauty and display an outfit that highlighted my confidence and fun side. I tried on beautiful rompers, a sophisticated pantsuit, flowy dresses and then found the perfect pink and white two-piece. When I put this outfit on, I felt extremely confident and instantly knew it was made for me. I am eternally grateful for my welcoming experience at Jordan Stewart. This boutique is the perfect place to shop for any occasion and is sure to live up to any expectation, especially to highlight you inner beauty.

Miana modelling the Where Is Ken outfit from Jordan Stewart, outside of Centennial Hall of off Richmond Row in London, Ontario

Once I had chosen the Where Is Ken playful two-piece from Jordan Stewart, I had the pleasure to be photographed by the amazing Ivan Jaramillo, a local photographer. We browsed London’s downtown which we call Richmond Row, to find the perfect location to capture my fashion inspiration. When I described to Ivan that I wanted a scene that was timeless and sophisticated, he immediately knew that downtown, right across from London’s Victoria Park, is Centennial Hall, which has a beautiful outdoor space. I instantly felt a connection to this place when I saw the statement columns and I knew that this was the perfect location to model a Playful Couture look inspired by myself. This photoshoot brought out my true personality as it was filled with laughter and positivity. I had the best experience behind the scenes with Jordan Stewart Boutique’s team and Ivan, which allowed me to truly express how I feel about today’s society fashion featured on Street Chic.ca as Bringing Out Your Inner Beauty in London, Ontario. 

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Welcome back, I am very excited to introduce one of my all time favourite get away locations, right here in Ontario, fit for the title that I represent. As I am from London, Ontario, I have always loved travelling to Ottawa for an eventful “stay-cation”. The capital of our beautiful country never fails to impress me. I always leave with more knowledge, memories and maybe even a tummy ache from the laughter from my humorous friends. I’ve made the most vivid memories in Ottawa canoeing through Dow’s Lake with my friends. Dow’s Lake pavilion offers a variety of activities such as canoeing (my personal favourite), kayaking, pattleboating and of course the option to visit the most appetizing restaurants with amazing views after a day full of amusement. Dow’s Lake Pavilion is the ideal starting point to take an adventure down Ottawa’s historic Rideau Canal. The unique thing about the Rideau Canal, is that in the winter months, the Pavilion is actually the entrance to the worlds longest skating rink, which I have yet to visit, but would love to in the near future.

The starting point at Dow’s Lake Pavilion, before taking off to a beautiful journey down the Rideau Canal.

Miana (right), pictured with one of her best friends Julia (left), about to head off canoeing down Dow’s Lake, Ottawa, ON.

I love the energy that surrounds me as I coast down the Rideau Canal. I could spend hours floating  on the steady stream of water as it is so therapeutic and relaxing. Taking in the beautiful outdoor environment makes me feel grounded and allows me to express my gratitude for my surroundings. I have always found that being in the nature is calming, which often is helpful when trying to meditate or simply relax. I specifically love unwinding at the Rideau Canal after a busy day, because I feel like it’s the perfect place to self-reflect and set new goals for the future. I believe canoeing alone can be extremely peaceful and helpful as a stress reliever, but I also love to experience this with my friends.

I always surround myself with positive and fun-loving people, which makes these canoe trips particularly amusing. I love that the environment of the Rideau Canal can change from a place of serenity alone, to a place of bonding and creating memories with friends. The very first time I visited Dow’s Lake, my friend and I thought we were professionals before we had even touched water. After suiting up in our life jackets and almost tipping over the canoe

Miana canoeing down the Rideau Canal. The railings pictured behind were used as a creative guide to making it back to the dock.

getting into it, we started to paddle and were getting the hang of it. We made it all the way down to the Rideau Canal observing the scenic views and taking in the fresh air. But, once we had made it far enough, we realized that we needed to turn around and head back to Dow’s Lake Pavilion. Though it may look easier than it is, we had gotten a pretty good workout from canoeing all the way out and had to come up with a way to conserve our energy and take a breather. Not to mention that once we reached our furthest point, it started pouring rain on us. Our immediate instinct was to laugh and enjoy this unique journey. As we were absorbing this experience, we suddenly realized that we could latch on to a side railing to pull ourselves half way back to the dock, saving us some energy. It was the funniest experience ever, my friend and I were slowly but surely making the most of my first time canoeing, coming up with creative ways to finish our retreat, laughing practically the whole time while doing it.


Miana’s delicious dark chocolate fondue treat at Cacao 70 in Ottawa, ON.

After we made it back, we decided that we needed to treat ourselves to a very special dessert destination in Ottawa. We headed to my favourite little dessert diner in the Byward Market in Ottawa, called Cacao 70. It offers the best chocolate ensembles from chocolate lava cakes, to delicious chocolate ice-cream melts. I like to stick to the richest dark chocolate fondue, with fresh fruit to dip in it. This delicious snack truly was the cherry on top to an eventful day in the most beautiful city.

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Drum roll please…..Hello to all, my name is Miana and I am pleased to announce that I have been crowned Miss Teenage Ontario 2017. *Crowd Cheers* I am a grade twelve student from London, Ontario and I couldn’t be more excited to start my reign as Miss Teenage Ontario 2017. This monumental experience has not only taught me that I can achieve any goal I set out, but it has allowed me to make life long friends and have the best weekend of my life thus far. I cannot wait to compete in the Miss Teenage Canada 2017 pageant, as I will only build stronger relationships, experience the most thrilling week ever and hopefully achieve my new goal of becoming Miss Teenage Canada 2017. Moreover, I can’t wait to share my journey leading up to nationals with you all, and share all the exciting ventures to come as Miss Teenage Ontario 2017.

The beautiful Hanna, Miss Teenage Ontario 2016 (left) and amazing Samantha, Miss Teenage Canada 2016 (right) crowning Miana, Miss Teenage Ontario 2017 (centre)

How it all started?

My passion to be in the spotlight was expressed when I was 3 years old begging my parents to become an actress. This may have seemed like a stretch to my parents as they would constantly tell me, “Of course, wait till’ you’re older though”, not knowing that I would stay consistent as a little 3 year old, begging them to achieve my dream. At age 4, I was sitting in my car and I heard an angelic voice above me say, “Visit our talent search to be discovered”, no this wasn’t God speaking to me, I was just so small that the speakers were above my head. So there it was, my opportunity to become an actress literally fell into my hands. A couple mighty days of asking over and over and over again to go, my parents supported me and we made the trip to Toronto where I won the commercial portion of this talent search. This lit a fire inside me to pursue this career, which I did from the age of 4 but stopped at 8 years old when school became more demanding, so I had to put my acting career on pause.

Thankfully, this didn’t discourage me, but I used my confidence to stay motivated and to continue to act in school plays, MC school assemblies and do whatever I could to be in the spotlight. My passion for this industry is a perfect match to serve as Miss Teenage Ontario 2017. With no previous experience in pageants, my best friend saw this opportunity online to enter the MTC pageant and knowing that I love to entertain and help others, she insisted that I entered. I obviously jumped on this opportunity and with tons of support and hard work, before I knew it, this little girl who began acting in sponge toys and flooring commercials was being crowned Miss Teenage Ontario 2017. In this moment, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone who helped me get to this place. Immediately upon returning to my hometown, the local news conducted an interview to gain some insight of my journey so far. I am extremely proud of myself for achieving exactly what I set out to accomplish, and I am using this as motivation to work towards Miss Teenage Canada 2017.

What I like to do?

I am a fun loving spirit who loves to be involved. I am the communication minister on student council at my school, which is no surprise considering I sure can talk your ear off. With that being said, I get to plan and execute events like school dances, festivals, club days, fundraisers and sporting events. As a member of best buddies, I get the privilege to work with students at my school who have a range of disabilities and make their high school experience eventful and enjoyable. I am also involved in many sporting events myself, as I have been the captain of my school volleyball team for my whole high school career. I also play competitive volleyball in London which consists of me practicing twice a week and living a healthy lifestyle. Summer is definitely my favourite season because I get to relax, enjoy the sun and play beach volleyball.

Miana (middle row, third from the right), her friends, teachers and volunteers at a best buddies Christmas brunch.

Sun-kissed, Miana plays beach volleyball with her partner.







A typical day at work for Miana.

   Any free time I have, I will spend it with either my family or friends. I love to watch movies, host get togethers or just enjoy the company of my friends.  My favourite thing to do with my family would be going out to dinner because I’m a huge “Foodie”, as my mom would call it. I work for my family’s construction business and spend many hours on site. As a pageant girl,  you all probably expect that I spend a lot of time getting ready in the bathroom but I actually spend a lot of time getting the bathrooms ready. I am responsible for installing bathroom fixtures such as the shower rod, towel rod, robe hooks etc. In relation to eating being one of my favourite ways to pass time, at work I’m also in the kitchen installing lighting underneath the counters. I love the glitz and the glam, but I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty either.

Coming up!

       Primarily, I am seeking events, fundraisers and charities to volunteer at, along with taking any opportunities that arise to help my community. Coming up, I will be conducting my own fundraiser in my hometown to raise money for Free The Children. I will be attending events and posting all about my experiences, so stay tuned. I am continuing to stay healthy by training and working out 4 times a week and maintaining my vegetarian life style. I am also going to be promoting my platform which is to empower young women to become self-aware and confident, therefore it will help individuals build a strong foundation that can prevent against issues such as body shaming, self-harm and bullying. I am passionate to get this message across so that young women can grow up feeling proud of themselves in order to strive and achieve their goals and biggest dreams. I can’t wait to share more about my journey with you all and be sure to follow me for the latest updates.(links to my social media are provided below)!

Lots of love from,

Miana- Miss Teenage Ontario 2017

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The Beginning

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!

Here are the Ontario girls representing our province together!

Here are the Ontario girls representing our province together!



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.

Me and my friend Tori, another Ontario delegate rocking our cool Nuvango crop tops during rehearsals.

Me and my friend Tori, another Ontario delegate rocking our cool Nuvango crop tops during rehearsals.

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!

Absolutely LOVED this skirt from Nuvango's new collection.

Absolutely LOVED this skirt from Nuvango’s 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!

Here are the sunglasses I chose and the link to purchase a matching pair https://www.vpicanada.ca/SUNGLASSES/clubmaster-sunglasses-2514/

Here is a quick look at my cute pearly pink shades

If you like the style I chose, check out this link to get a pair and match me!

Clubmaster Sunglasses (2514)


Sweets Canada

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.


As you can see I could hardly wait to taste some!

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!


Eyeing up the hole trying to line up the perfect shot!

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/


Shoe styles through the 20th century

Archers Arena

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.

Written by: Hanna
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