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Is there really anything better than spending countless hours floating, tanning, or having fun at the beach? I think no which is why my go to place for fun in Central Alberta is Sylvan Lake.
Sylvan Lake gives a friendly, family feeling as there are lots of families that go there to spend the day. Sylvan Lake also has a pier which is super fun to run and jump off of into the cold water on a hot summer day. This past year, the town of Sylvan Lake introduced the new “Aqua Splash”. The Aqua Splash is a fun inflatable obstacle course with monkey bars, water trampolines, rope climbing and so much more. If you are not really enjoying the whole “obstacle course” idea but still want the excitement and exhilaration, you should check out Canadian Jetpack Adventures. Water jetpacking fills your body with energy you did not even know you had! After a fun filled day at the lake, be sure to stop by the delicious Big Moo Ice Cream Parlour. Tons of delicious flavours to choose from that will chill you in the heat of summer.
Sylvan Lake has always been a favourite place of mine to visit for as long as I can remember. Sylvan has always been a place I am proud to call my “escape”. When I go to Sylvan I am relaxed, happy, and calm. Sylvan lake is a great place to go camping or to just spend the day out soaking up some rays. It is my favorite place to visit in Central Alberta.
Greetings everyone! Miss Teenage Central Alberta here, welcoming you all to join my journey toward Miss Teenage Canada.
Why don’t we start with a little bit about me.
I have always been very adventurous with every little task I have completed. Since the age of 2, where I spoke Spanish conversations (thanks to Dora) with lots of the staff on a vacation with my family to Mexico, to now, where I continue to explore the unknown. I started to love dance as soon as I was put into it at the age of 2. I danced the styles of tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and hip hop. During my years of dance, I was introduced to the world of cheerleader at age of 6. I continued to do both dance and cheer until I had to face a decision of cheer or dance. I choose to continue my cheerleading but I still dance on the sidelines for fun with my dancer friends.
Throughout my changes in extra curricular activities, I have strived through schooling receiving the Honor Roll award at my school for the past 2 years. As I am still only in middle school, I plan to continue achieve my goals as a student and creating a bright future using my education. I plan to continue my education and learning into college to receive my Masters of Arts in Teaching with specialty in special education.
You all are probably wondering, “Scotia, why did you want to participate in the Miss Teenage Alberta pageant anyways?”. I decided to engage in the pageant i because I want to become a good role model to everyone that I interact with. I specifically want to become a better role model for the girls that I coach in cheerleading. They all have goals to become better in every way they can in cheerleading and in life so I want to be able to inspire them to become better. They have inspired me to become a better coach so I want to inspire them to be better athletes and people in community.
I am super excited and happy to be participating at Miss Teenage Canada in August for the year 2017! I had a pleasure at our provincial pageant in Alberta. I met some wonderful ladies who have inspired me in many ways. Glad to have met them, I am even more happy to say that most of them will be joining me in Toronto with many new ladies from all over Canada. I am so excited to begin the journey and I hope all of you will follow along with me via blog, facebook, twitter and instagram.
Thank you and talk to you soon,
Scotia, Miss Teenage Central Alberta 2017!
This year MTC-W Inc. has launched a new sister competition to Miss Teenage Canada, Top Model Search Canada! This competition was created with the desire of offering young women the opportunity to meet a wide range of industry professionals as well as helping to kick modelling careers. If you want to be a model, there is no better way to launch your career. TMSC will be flying in international scouts and agents who are looking for you!
Top Model Search Canada is a unique competition that offers the pageant experience as well as the opportunity to make ones break in the modelling world. Contestants have the opportunity to perform and compete on stage as well as a chance to win over $15,000 in cash and prizes. There are several scholarships that can be one for skills in modeling, acting, leadership and so much more.
Over 40 finalists are selected from across the country to compete for the crown and title of Miss Supranational Canada as well as a modelling contract for the summer in Toronto. Each year the winner has the amazing opportunity to travel, meet agents, build their personal portfolio and work with some of the best in the industry.
What are the requirements?
–There is a height requirement of 5’7 or Taller
–You must be 17-27 years of age
–You must reside in Canada
–No experience is necessary to apply!
You just need to believe in yourself, be willing to have new experiences, have a love for fashion and glamour and want to be in the public eye.
They’re looking for girls who have…
Inner & Outer beauty
Who enjoy performing on stage and modeling
This competition is held August 12th-17th in Toronto, ON and the TOP 3 will then go on to Miss Supranational, Top Model of the World, and Miss Intercontinental.
- Miss Supranational in Poland: November 16th to December 5th, 2014
- Miss Intercontinental in Tala Bay, Jordan: October 6th to 27th, 2014
- Top Model of the World location & date TBA
Be sure to join their FACEBOOK GROUP www.facebook.com/TopModelCanada
And follow them on TWITTER @CanadasTopModel to keep up with whats new
My Advice to anyone who wants to apply is to not be afraid of standing out! Be confident with who you are and what you are capable of. When you are honest with yourself and those around you, you will find the greatest success. Be open to all of the new experiences and most importantly have fun!
I wish the best of luck to all of the girl’s competing this August!
You are capable of doing whatever you set your mind to!
In our society today there is much confusion and misunderstanding of what pageants are, what they stand for, and which ones are the real deal. There are so many different pageants out there that have Miss Teen Canada in their title, and it can often be difficult trying to figure out the differences between those and the real ones. The truth is however that none of them are real. There are several competitions out there that use the name Miss Teen Canada however it is not the same company producing it.
From 1969 to 1971, the original Miss Teen Canada Pageant that our parents remember went by the name of Miss Teenage Canada. However in 1972 it was then renamed to Miss Teen Canada. The original Miss Teen Canada Pageant was a loved national tradition in Canada from its inception in 1969 up until the time where financial concerns caused the pageant to be shut down in late 1990. It was both a personality and beauty competition in Canada for women ages 14 to 17 and had always been held in Toronto, Ontario. When the event started in 1969 it was televised on CTV and was originally sponsored by A&W Drive-Ins. Cleo Productions was the owner of this event for the majority of its years.
Miss Teen Canada was the original pageant along with Miss Canada but today pageants in Canada have changed quite significantly and there is no longer just one “Teen Canada Pageant”. This year Miss Teenage Canada became the new name for what was formerly known as Miss Teen Canada- World and is now the largest Teen Competition in all of Canada. It is owned by MTC-W Inc. and produced by Michelle Weswaldi. MTC-W produced pageant is the largest Canadian Teen competition closest to Miss Teen USA. The first winner to win the title was Katie Starke in 2008 from Uxbridge, Ontario and ever since then MTC-W has continued to create an amazing pageant experience for hundreds of delegates from across the country with one girl each year taking home the national title.
MTC-W is the largest pageant today in Canada. It is the only one to hold provincial pageants as well as being known as the largest prize winning pageant. From this pageant there are several different scholarships to be won from academics to talent scholarships, as well as over $25,000 in cash and prizes awarded to the title winner. The winner also goes to Miss Teen Universe to compete with others from across the world. This pageant has the most delegates, the most media exposure and even has a Celebrity Judging panel which has included individuals such as…
Chelsae Durocher former Miss Universe Canada 2011,
and Sarah Fisher, a young singer, songwriter, model and actress from Toronto
along with many other amazing judges.
Not only is there a celebrity-judging panel but also celebrity hosts such as this years host, Luke Bilyk, a Canadian Actor who is best known for his role on Degrassi.
There have been many amazing women who year after year have won the National title and have become great ambassadors for our nation and incredible role models to look up to. Each young woman has had something personal to give of herself during her years reign. Here are the previous winners from 2008 to now:
Miss Teenage Canada is also affiliated closely with the Free the Children organization. This charitable organization works both nationally and internationally to empower youth to become agents of change. Free the Children carries out several different campaigns each year and this year there focus was put on a ‘Year of Education’. Education is the most powerful tool that we have, which we can each use to change the world one step at a time. I have been privileged to work with Free the Children again this year as each year all national delegates are required to raise a minimum amount for Free the Children with the top fundraiser receiving a Me to We trip to Kenya along with the National titleholder.
(Siera in Kenya)
Pageants are so much more than just a girl with a pretty face. As much as outer appearance and beauty is an important aspect, the greater importance is what is on the inside and what one has to offer. This is the first time I have ever competed in a pageant and it has really increased my confidence in many areas of life. As I have worked to promote my platform in various ways and be a role model for others I have been pushed outside of my box, which has greatly benefited me. When it comes to public speaking my confidence has increased greatly as a lot of what I have doing requires putting myself out there and getting in front of people to talk about my platform, Free the Children or whatever else the topic may be. I have always loved being involved in the community wherever I could and being a part of this pageant, with my title I have had so many opportunities that I have been given to continue my involvement and in different ways. I have been able to work with the MS Society on many occasions, help with multiple fundraisers all for great causes, be involved with the elementary schools and so many other neat opportunities which is what this pageant is really all about. Being actively involved for a good cause and a positive role model for others, both young and old. I have also been able to do other fun events such as be in parades, play the part of a real princess at local fundraisers, share my platform and pageant experience through the radio and newspapers, attend Miss Earth Alberta pageant as an honored guest and so many other great opportunities. I wish I could do them all, but everything that I have been able to do has been an incredible experience and has really helped to build my self-confidence.
I’m still trying to grasp the idea that in less than two weeks, I will be competing in a pageant that my parents remember as Miss Teen Canada. Every time I saw my friends talk about Miss Teen USA and their experience of working towards their title it really made me want to be able to do something to that magnitude for myself. The idea of being in a pageant always sounded like a fun idea to me, but if I had been asked just a few years earlier I would never of thought that, that would of became a reality. However in the fall of 2013 I saw an ad on Face book for the Miss Teenage Canada page that read, “apply now…no experience necessary,” and with that statement I figured there was no harm in applying and trying something new. With that I applied for the Miss Teenage Canada pageant and from there I have been able to work myself to where I am today!
With the Title of Miss Teenage Canada 2014, I would be honoured to get to further promote my platform on a larger scale that there isn’t just one definition of beauty. I want others to realize their self worth and value by being an advocate for health and wellness in all aspects of life. I also want to help others to gain that self-confidence which I have been able to attain for myself. The reason I chose this as my platform is because I believe that no two people are the same, so there is no point in trying to compare ourselves with one another. There is no point in trying to become someone else or live someone else’s life when you can live your own life…a life that no one else can live for you!
Miss Teenage Central Alberta
MS Walk & Run
On May 25th, I had the privilege of continuing my volunteering with the MS Society at the annual MS Walk & Run event in Red Deer, AB. My part was sending everyone off at the start and then being at the finish line, congratulating each participant as they crossed the finish line and handing out goodies. There were so many incredible people there. Everyone there was working for something greater…helping to put an end to MS. It was amazing to hear some of the inspiring stories of those living with MS and the challenges and trials that they have faced and have had to overcome. I loved their message that You are never alone! …there are always people supporting you and helping you on your journey! I even had the chance to meet and visit with William Boulton author of I Miss Me!
Black and Gold Rodeo
This year I was an honoured guest at the Black & Gold Rodeo in Leduc, AB. It was fun to be in a different atmosphere and I had the privilege of meeting some incredibly talented individuals. It was a great night hanging out with some of the head people behind the scenes and getting to watch some rodeo events.
Blackfalds Trade Show
At the end of May I graciously had a booth donated to me at the Blackfalds Trade Show where I was able to fundraise for Free the Children. It was a great way to get involved in the community and a great start to the fundraising process. Part of what I did there was to have a 50/50 draw set up and our MLA, Rod Fox was the lucky winner who very generously donated all his winnings back to Free the Children. Thank you!
MS Bike Tour
Again I was able to help out the Central Alberta MS Society with yet another successful event. For this event I was able to be at the Finish Line, cheering on each cyclist that crossed the finish line after a long day. It was amazing seeing these individuals all accomplish such a great task and that they were doing it all for such a great cause.
Blackfalds Days Parade
This year I got to be in the Blackfalds Days parade and I had such a fun time riding in the truck and waving to everyone. It was really cute seeing the younger kids wave at me and hearing them say, “there’s the princess!” After the parade I went over to the Kids zone where I got hang out and visit with all kinds of people. There was a free BBQ, bouncy castles, games, prizes and even a petting zoo. This was a great event where you could really see the community come together and just have fun! I was even in the Lacombe Globe for it–how fun!
Photo shoot with Traptow Photography
I had the privilege of working with Traptow photography as they were yet another amazing sponsor for Miss Teenage Central Alberta. I was able to spend the evening shooting in downtown Red Deer and was able to have a lot of fun with that. The photographer, Jonathan Elhard was great to work with and was able to create some really great images. Here are a few pictures from the shoot!
I have continued to have some amazing support from my in-kind sponsors. Lash Diva, Nail Zensation and Organic Tan Franchise have all been so great at making sure that I continually look the part for all my events and appearances. It has been my pleasure getting to work with each of them and they are all places I would highly recommend to others.
~I am not exactly sure what happened to these past few months, but time honestly just seems to fly by lately! Nationals is now less than a month a way, and I am beyond excited to head to Toronto for what I know will be an amazing and unforgettable week!~
Thank you so much for everyones love and support! I really do appreciate it all!
On April 11th, I had the opportunity to be in attendance at the Lacombe Trade Show, and help out at the MS Societies booth. I recently signed up as a volunteer with the Central Alberta MS Society in Red Deer and was so excited when they asked me to be part of this with them. I am looking forward to the many future events such as the MS walk and MS bike tour that I will have the opportunity to be part of in the near future.
I also saw a couple of my Provincial sponsors who were a great help in getting me to the Miss Teenage Alberta pageant in February and where I am now!
Heather Buelow from Dancers Edge Studio and Judy Ventry from Lacombe Hardwood
Later on I had the opportunity to attend the Spring into Summer expo at the ihotel in Red Deer where I had the opportunity to meet many great individuals from throughout the area! I even had the chance to model a beautiful bracelet and necklace for Tocara jewellery.
Another event I had the privilege of being in attendance for was the Hippity Hop into Spring Easter pageant put on by the All Canadian Pageant! It was such a great experience and fun day judging at it along with Miss Teenage Red Deer and Miss Teenage South Central Alberta! Couldn’t of asked for better people to spend the day with along with seeing some incredible talent there!
I also want to say Thank You to HONOR Studio who was so generous as to be an in-kind sponsor for Miss Teenage Central Alberta by providing me with this photo shoot!
Miss Teenage Central Alberta
This past week has been anything but normal for me, but has all been lots of fun! Thank you to some of my amazing in-kind sponsors I was able to have a week full of pampering!
Thanks to LASH DIVA for amazing eyelash extensions! I am absolutely loving them!!
Organic Tan has also been an amazing sponsor! Thanks to the Organic Tan franchise for sponsoring me across Canada! And thank you to Megan from Organic Tan Red Deer for my first spray tan from them!
After getting my eyelashes, nails, and tan done I was then able to have two amazing photo shoots done thanks to some great photographers from Red Deer!
Here are some photos from my shoot with Lindsay Nickel Photography
And I am really looking forward to seeing how the photos turned out from my shoot with HONOR Studio!! It was such a great day working with them and they definitely made it a fun and unique experience!
I am so grateful for my incredible in-kind sponsors from the community and all of their support that they have given me!! I look forward for what is yet to come!
That’s all for now!
Miss Teenage Central Alberta:)
The Journey thus far has been crazy! Between being crowned Miss Teenage Central Alberta, school, work, sports and dance life has been pretty hectic but its all worth it. I find it amazing how having a title allows for so many amazing experiences and opportunities to meet people. Its only the beginning of my journey and I have already been able to be more involved in the community, have amazing sponsorships and network with people I would probably never had done so otherwise.
Here are some of my first appearances that I had the privilege of attending:
The Princess Ball : This was such a fun experience. The Princess Ball was created to bring awareness to Cystic Fibrosis while fundraising for it in a unique way. There were so many little princesses from all over Central Alberta there for a good time with dancing, games, crafts, snacks and a silent auction to end the day.
A Princess Tea: Once again I got to be surrounded by princesses and even a few princes for the day. This Princess Tea was a local fundraiser for the Blackfalds Optimist Club which is an organization that gives kids the opportunity to become the best they can be. They put their attention on the needs of kids and allow kids the opportunity to be kids.
Over the last little while I have also had the opportunity to be a part of the Calgary Grad & Pageant Gown Rental photo shoot where I was able to model several different dresses for their new catalogue. This was a great experience for me and I got to work with some incredible people.
Photo Credit: Jayden Images
Along with these events I have also had the privilege of meeting with the Canadian Mental Health Association to learn more about what they offer and also to gain more knowledge on the issue of mental health. I was able to get lots or resources from them and I am really looking forward to being more involved with their organization in the near future with different things such as Mental Health week and the annual Wellness Ride that takes place in August to bring awareness to the issue.
I am also becoming involved with the Walk for Wellness and Suicide Prevention event that takes place in September. I am eager to begin working with these people in the coming months with planning, preparation and helping to get the word out!
I am so excited for more upcoming appearances and events that I am privileged enough to attend and am also eager to continue building my platform and becoming more involved in the community.
I believe that Health and Wellness is important in all aspects of life and that is why I want to be an advocate for it in whatever ways I can!
I am truly looking forward to whats to come!
Miss Teenage Central Alberta