Hello everyone! I am blogging to you live from the Miss Teenage Canada pageant, which means that the 2016 Search for Miss Teenage Canada has officially begun!
As a regional titleholder from Toronto, Ontario, I arrived at the hotel around 3PM, after a 30 min drive, ready to take on the activities for the day. Feelings of excitement rushed through me as I walked into the hotel with my heavy luggages and dress bags, then greeted by the videographer. Time to shine! I greeted many girls with warm hugs and smiles, and it felt nice to reunite with the Ontario girls, or should I say Ontario squad? We checked into our hotel rooms and met our room mates, and the struggle was definitely real trying to bring all of our belongings up to our hotel rooms! My MTC roomie is Shawna, from British Columbia!
Around 7:00PM, after unpacking and getting to know some of the national delegates, we headed into the ballroom at Holiday Inn-Toronto International Airport to attend the opening night festivities of the 2016 search for the new Miss Teenage Canada. As I walked into the ballroom, I felt a rush of excitement because I realized that I am actually here, competing for the title alongside 54 delegates across Canada. I’m grateful to be given this opportunity and I am making every minute count.
The sponsor night party was a blast! I truly enjoyed getting to know more of the delegates and meeting our lovely sponsors. Products and goodies were laid out on different tables for us to keep. First, me and a bunch of girls headed to get our provincial sashes and a cool MTC button to put our sash together. I felt pride putting on my sash and I will continue to wear it with pride and honour because I am representing not just myself, but my entire province supporting me through this journey.
Our lovely sponsor, Nuvango, is a team of talented art lovers who showcase their talents by making great products. Me and my new group of friends went to the table with bright coloured clothing! It looked very attractive so we had to go check it out. The woman behind the table explained how these clothing designs came to life and the story behind the artwork. There were clothes laid out according to sizes, so I picked a shirt in my size that had an animal print on it with a great variety of colours. Every single one of us got our #nuvangostyle on! I’m looking forward to visiting the Nuvango headquarters on Tuesday. Thank you for the great gifts Nuvango!
For all of our outings during the week, I needed a new pair of sunglasses for protection on these hot summer days. Luckily, V.P.I Canada was there with free designer sunglasses giving one pair for each delegate! I found my pair of V.P.I Clubmaster Sunglasses (2514), as soon as I tried them on I knew they were the ones. The ones I picked are $28.00 plus shipping and handling. Thank you V.P.I Canada, I will be sure to make you proud. Now, I will feel fashionable everywhere we go this week!
Hashtags are a great way to share posts on social media! All thanks to Hashtagio, all of our social media posts tagged with #missteenagecanada2016 was collected and projected live at the opening party! Cool right? Everyone was able to see their posts live in only one quick step, using the hashtag. Not only that, they make a single feed URL in which all of our friends and family can subscribe and also see the different activities that we are doing throughout the entire week in real time. All of these posts can also be found on the Miss Teenage Canada website. Thank you Hashtagio for incorporating this into our week!
As a person who absolutely loves chocolate, the Sweets Canada table caught my eye! Better yet, we were free to try some of the goodies on the table. Sam Dhutia from Sweets Canada, gave out samples, and I chose an edible flower chocolate bar. Specifically, I got “Dark Chocolate Matcha Green Jasmine Petals.” The chocolate was not too sweet and it has a kick to it as you eat it because of the flowers. It was very different but it tasted good! It is affordable as well! Referring to the original packaging, the chocolate is in a brown pouch and has a green label. The packing is so unique and cute!
BRADLEE RYALL GOLF ACADEMY
Time to get active! Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy, which hosts golf lessons at six golf courses west of Toronto, was at the sponsor’s night. All delegates got the chance to take pictures and practice their golfing skills before the real deal on Wednesday when we will visit the golf academy and play a one-hole golf game for golf jackets for ladies (prizes given by SWING Active Wear) at the end of our lessons at two different locations. See you!
Archer’s Arena brought a bow and arrow with a big orange marshmallow attached to it. It was definitely a good opportunity to bring out my inner Katniss. On Thursday, we will all be going to play Archery Tag in Toronto at Archer’s Arena. Time to really bring out my inner Katniss in the game of archery tag! So exciting!
BATA SHOE MUSEUM
We visited Bata Shoe Museum on Tuesday and we were educated about the history on different styles of shoes. We even got to hold a replica of Shaquille O’Neal’s size 22 double wide Timberland shoe! It was as long as my arm! We got to hold all of the shoes and then we got to tour the actual museum and learn a little about the story behind each shoe. Interesting!
Follow them on twitter at @BataShoeMuseum and use the hashtag #batashoemuseum
Fishd by EDO
We have yet to visit Fishd by EDO this week, but for now follow them on instagram/twitter/facebook at @fishdbyedo
Thank you Yogen Fruz for the $15 coupon for us delegates. It will not go to waste!
STORIA PR INC.
Storia PR located in Toronto was at the party! The wonderful ladies are a part of our 2016 MTC experience through reposting the media postings we make, everywhere we go this week! Definitely, social media is a big aspect of our world today.
GOLDEN GLAMOUR GODESSES
Golden Glamour Godesses offered spray tans and eyelash extensions at a discounted price just of the MTC delegates so that we will be ready for the pageant! They also offered homemade body butter!
RIMMEL LONDON & SALLY HANSEN
Thank you for the goodies in our gift bag! Very much appreciated.
More sponsors that have yet to make an appearance: Archer Dental.
What a packed Sponsors Night! Thank you to all of the Miss Teenage Canada sponsors!
-Ranielle, Miss Teenage Scarborough 2016